Dec 4, 2006
Very nice, Alan...Thanks!
Flash, it is one of the many General Motors diesel locomotives which dominate our rails these days. They are a sort of SD70, I think. Most of our trains have one locomotive, unless they are older units of lower horsepower, when two can be used.
Another charter train arrived powered by 47 709, with 31128 on the rear.
Here is 47 709
The charter was 1Z61 form Layton to London King's Cross.
Last coach in the train was in blue Pullman livery.
The trailing locomotive was 31 128 Charybdis
Metro 144 006
Northern Metro 144 006
Today was the first time I had seen the new Trans-Pennine Express class 185 units.
Here is 185 001
Shortly afterwards 185 105 arrives with a Cleethorpes-bound service.
The rear of 185 105
A London-bound HST with WiFi branding!
This is the rear power car
.......the leading power car
The rear power car just as the throttle is opened...
A Midland Mainline class 222 arrives
I then travelled to Wakefield on a GNER train and visited the model railway exhibition. On returning to Wakefield Westgate station, I had time to photograph a train or two.
Here is "Pacer" 144 007 arriving
Telephoto shot of departing 150 138
Another Metro "Pacer" arrives. 144 005
Immediately I arrived back at Doncaster, a convoy of locomotives arrived, headed by 60 065. This was train 6D01 Thornaby-Doncaster. The other locomotives were 60009, 66001, 66012 and 66070. These locomotives were being readied for week-end engineer's trains.