Locomotive Services Ltd gains TOC status

By Cedric Johns

BOSSES at Locomotive Services Limited are celebrating having been granted a train operating licence for the operation of excursion passenger trains on the network’s main line.

This means that Locomotive Services Ltd has now secured the three main approvals needed to operate.

LMS 4-6-0 No. 46100 Royal Scot is turned on the turntable at St Blazey during the Railway Touring Company’s ‘Royal Duchy’ from Bristol to Par on July 30. JIMMY JAMES

These are the ORR safety certificate, Network Rail access agreement and an ORR train operating licence.

The Office of Road & Rail (ORR) granted the operating licence on Friday, August 4.

Breaking the news, spokesman Peter Greenwood told Heritage Railway: “We also recently secured a Network Rail gauging certificates for Bulleid 4-6-2 No. 34052 Lord Dowding aka Braunton and Stanier 4-6-0 No. 46100 Royal Scot, engines which will operate on the routes over which we will run our first trains being Crewe to north Wales and Crewe to Cardiff”.

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