Such extensive resources give customers the capacity they need to move bulk products throughout the UK and into Europe quickly, efficiently and on time.
Resources to meet changing demand
We operate the largest fleet of locomotives, hoppers, open-box wagons and other specialist wagons in the UK, providing our customers with high capacity and the capability to move bulk products over long and short distances.
Find out more about our locomotive fleet below.
BR Class 66
Number in DBC UK fleet: 160 Power type: Diesel-electric Length: 21.4 m Weight: 129.6 tonnes (Equivalent weight of 37 African Elephants) Fuel Capacity: 6,400 Litres Maximum speed: 75 mph Power Output: 3,300 bhp (That’s 33 times more powerful than an average car) Nicknames: ‘shed’, ‘Ying-Ying’ Builder: Electro-Motive Diesel (Ontario, Canada)
Key uses: Hauling various wagons ranging from automotive wagons for BMW/Mini to Biomass and Aggregates.
The locomotives are also in service with our partner entities at DB Cargo Poland and Euro Cargo Rail in France.
BR Class 67
Number in DBC UK fleet: 28 Power type: Diesel-electric Length: 19.71 m Weight: 88-90 tonnes Fuel Capacity: 5,400 Litres Maximum speed: 125 mph Power Output: 3,200 bhp Nicknames: ‘Skips’ ‘Buckets’ ‘Cyclops’ Builder: Alstom (Valencia, Spain)
Key uses: Royal Train, Passenger Services, Charter Services, DB Cargo UK Company Train
BR Class 60 locomotive
Number in DBC UK fleet: 86 Power type: Diesel-electric Fuel: Diesel Length: 21.34 m Weight: 129 tonnes Fuel Capacity: 5,900 Litres Maximum speed: 60 mph Power Output: 3,100 bhp Nickname: Tug Builder: Brush Traction (Loughborough, UK)
Key uses: Oil services to Kingsbury and Jarrow for Total & Phillips 66. Services from Robeston to Westerleigh & Theale for Puma Energy. Slag from Redcar to Scunthorpe for Francis Flower. Steel services to Wolverhampton Logistics Centre.
BR Class 90 locomotive
Number in DBC UK fleet: 24 Power type: Electric Power source: Overhead line cables (OLE) Length: 18.75 m Weight: 84.5 tonnes Maximum speed: 110 mph Power Output: 5,000 hp Nicknames: Skoda Builder: British Rail Engineering Limited Crewe Works
Key uses: Grand Central passenger services, West Coast Mainline freight services between Daventry and Scotland for WH Malcolm.
BR Class 92 locomotive
Number in DBC UK fleet: 6 Power type: Electric Power source: Overhead line cables (OLE) Length: 21.36 m Weight: 126 tonnes Maximum speed: 87 mph Power Output: 6,760 hp Builder: Asea Brown Boveri and Brush Traction
Key uses: International rail freight services operating through the Channel Tunnel and on HS1.