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Northern Belle Rose of the Shire charter
Class 68 Nos 68025 Superb and 68023 Achilles


Class 68 No 68023 <I>Achilles</I> passing Quainton's Platform 1 in light snow

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Robert Frise - Class 68 No 68023 Achilles passing Quainton's Platform 1 in light snow

Class 68 No 68025 <I>Superb</I> passing Quainton in light snow

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Robert Frise - Class 68 No 68025 Superb passing Quainton in light snow


Class 68 No 68023 Achilles and Class 68 No 68025 Superb on the Northern Belle Rose of the Shire charter on the 10th February 2017 in light snow. Ticket price was 190.

The complete formation of the train was:-

68023 Achilles + 10729 Crewe + 10734 Balmoral + 17167 Mow Cop + 325 Duart + 3247 Chatsworth + 3275 Harlech + 3182 Warwick + 3167 Belvoir + 1566 Caerdydd + 3273 Alnwick + 3174 Glamis + 68025 Superb. Fuller details of the formation:

  • Direct Rail Services Class 68 No 68023 Achilles built 2015
  • BR 10729 Crewe Mk 3a Convertible Sleeper built 1980
  • BR 10734 Balmoral Mk 3a Royal Train Staff Sleeper built 1984
  • BR 17167 Mow Cop Mk 2d Brake Corridor First built 1972
  • BR 325 Duart BR Mk 1 Restaurant First built 1961
  • BR 3247 Chatsworth BR Mk 2e First Open built 1972
  • BR 3275 Harlech BR Mk 2e First Open built 1974
  • BR 3182 Warwick BR Mk 2d First Open built 1971
  • BR 3167 Belvoir BR Mk 2e First Open built 1974
  • BR 1566 Caerdydd BR Mk 1 Buffet Kitchen (RKB) built 1961
  • BR 3273 Alnwick BR Mk 2e First Open built 1974
  • BR 3174 Glamis BR Mk 2d First Open built 1971
  • Direct Rail Services Class 68 No 68025 Superb built 2015

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