Find out about the flexible, international Class 92, built for freight operations through the Channel Tunnel and beyond.
The British Rail Class 92 Electric Locomotive is a dual voltage Co-Co configuration locomotive built by a consortium comprising Brush Traction and Asea Brown Boveri (ABB Rail) at Loughborough between 1993 and 1996.
The Class 92 enabled the use of both overhead power and the third rail DC system and was built for freight operations through the Channel Tunnel and beyond. Prior to its introduction into regular service on the UK network, two locomotives (92001 and 92002) were extensively tested at Czech Railway's track at Velim.
In all, 46 Class 92 locomotives were built and are currently operated by DB Schenker, Europorte 2 and SNCF.