The Class 67 is a Bo-Bo diesel-electric mainline locomotive built for EWS between 1999 and 2000. They were built in a joint venture between Alstom in Valencia and General Motors Diesel, who supplied the main drivetrain.
Thirty locomotives were ordered as Class 47 replacements for use on high-speed mail and passenger trains. After several modifications, the Class 67 was passed for 125mph running in June 2003.
After the termination of the Royal Mail/EWS contract in 2003, the locomotives passed on to other operators including First Scotrail and Wrexham & Shropshire - when this operator closed they were passed on to Chiltern Railways.
Two Class 67s were used for the prestigious Royal Trains, Queens Messenger and Royal Sovereign. Other special liveries included a red livery with a white maple leaf in honour of the former EWS and DB Shenker UK chairman Keith Heller. This was produced as a model by Dapol in 2011.