This year has seen an increase in the brand new ‘Azuma’ trains enter service along the East coast mainline. London North Eastern Railway (LNER) have started to reduce the amount of class 91 locomotive hauled trains being used in passenger service.
LNER will be keeping a handful of the locomotives as hauled trains sets until approximately 2023 and they will be designated to work the London Kings Cross to Leeds services. The list includes No: 101, 105, 106,107, 109, 110, 111, 114, 127 and 130. The trains are currently formed of 9 coaches but will have two coaches taken out of each set, making the trains acceleration faster to keep up with the new Azuma trains.
The class 91 built by British Railways Engineering Limited in Crewe, at the end of the 1980s. They were introduced as part of the East Coast Mainline upgrade and electrification project of the 1980s.