During the 28 year history of the class 90s many charters, railtours, excursions, footex’s and other private trains have been run with new routes and lines being explored often for the first time and in some cases never been repeated. For example, Pathfinder ran a railtour on the 11th September 1999 involving 90150 from Warrington Bank Quay to Birmingham International.
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There are a handful of places and destinations that class 90s have not yet visited or explored and these are detailed below. Furthermore, several new electrification schemes are being built and commissioned over the next few years, which means an opportunity to explore more places like Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street. And Manchester to Preston via Bolton/Chorley.
During the 27 year history of class 90 fleet have worked several railtours, charters, footex’s and other excursion types to a variety of destinations often being explored for the first time and some have never been repeated like when 90137 operated a Pathfinder charter out of Stansted.
There has been a massive decline in the number of class 90s seeing action on charters and railtours in recent years. That said a fair few ran during 2011 which featured traction being supplied by DBS to UKR and others in addition to FL90s visiting Glasgow whilst on hire to Virgin Trains in late 2011.