The Class 67 diesel electric locomotive was originally designed as a replacement for the Class 47 to haul high-speed mail and passenger trains. Built in Spain between 1999 and 2000 by Alstom with a General Motors engine and transmission, initial tests proved the Class 67 to be capable of over 140mph.
However, the locomotive’s heavy axle load led to a 110mph speed restriction on the class until modifications to the bogies allowed a safe operating speed of 125mph. The locomotives are still restricted to lower speeds on certain routes and particularly at under-bridges because of their axle weight.
The engines and running gear are the same as in the Class 66, but with higher gearing to allow faster running. The Class 67 began its career hauling mail trains for EWS (English, Welsh and Scottish Railway) until the end of their contract with Royal Mail in 2003, after which the 67 has found itself operating in a number of roles.
These 90-ton locomotives can be found pulling freight trains, running Thunderbird passenger train rescue duties, hauling the Caledonian Sleeper and even pulling the Royal Train.
Free Roam Oxford-Paddington
Free Roam Newcastle-York
Free Roam Hedborough North
A regular Class 66 turn is the Marchwood MOD military trip working from Didcot Yard. Today, traction is a Class 67. You are required to work the train from Didcot Yard to Reading Triangle, where a new crew will take over. Good luck.
As night falls over London, the postal system kicks into action. Tonight, you shall be utilising a Class 67 on a 2250 Paddington - Plymouth mail. You will have a crew change at Reading. No delays are reported, so we should be in for a good night's running. Good luck.
Constant movements of refurbished HST Mk3 stock have been taking place as stock is sent to and from Laira, Plymouth. Today you shall be taking a refurbished set from a crew change at Didcot Parkway, to Old Oak Common. A Royal Class 67 is motive power for today. Good luck.
The Class 67s perform regular duties for special trains heading to sporting and cultural events. Today, the FA Cup Final is taking place between Stoke City and Manchester City. You are working the 1Z25 Stoke-on-Trent - Wembley Central special, conveying Stoke City fans for the cup tie. Starting at Oxford, call at Reading, Slough and Ealing Broadway. You will have a crew change at Ealing Broadway for the leg to Willesden Junction and Wembley Central. Good luck.
Engineering works have resulted in the Caledonian Sleeper service from the Scottish Highlands being terminated in Paddington. Today, with a train shorter than standard (16 coaches), you shall work from Reading - London Paddington on the final leg of the trip. It is 0515 on a snowy morning, so concentration is a must! Good luck.
Routes Featuring the Class 67
Oxford to Paddington
Rolling Stock included with this pack.
Class 67 diesel-electric locomotive in maroon, silver, claret and red liveries
Mk1 Gangway Full Brake NEX mail van
Mk3 SLEP sleeper coach