Licence ggranted for new operator
Locomotive Services (TOC) Ltd is Britain’s newest train operating company after being granted a Train Operating Licence at the start of August.
The company is part of Locomotive Services Limited, and is ultimately owned by Jeremy Hosking. It has a collection of steam locomotives and intends to operate a limited number of charters, but also own six Class 47s (47501, 47790, 47805/811/816/841) and two Class 37s (37610/667). Four of the ‘47s’ and the two ‘37s’will be returned to main line use.
Its main engineering headquarters is at Crewe Diesel Depot, and the company owns significant numbers of coaching stock that it is overhauling.