Dec 4, 2006
The Doncaster "Thunderbird" locomotive arrives back on station. It is 67 002 Special Delivery
These GM locomotives, assembled in Spain, are the only 125mph capable locomotives in the UK.
More Doncaster shots to follow.
Look forward to it Alan.
Ah yes.. 150's. Many a Sunday night I spent on these tin cans from visiting Matt and yourselves Alan. They sure can go though!
As for the 'Pacers', I've seen a few at Lincoln. Can't say they look the comfiest of rides.
Everyone hates Pacers, Carolyne! I was speaking to a train driver at Lincoln today, and I said that we moan about 153's, but at least they are better than pacers. He said yeah, pacers are CR*P!!
Another diesel shunter sitting alongside the works. This has a TOPS number, 08331, also H001 on the cabside, plus what looks like an RFS logo (Rail Freight Services) on the bodyside.
Trans Pennine Express 185114 pauses with a Manchester Airport service.
185114 is still in the far platform, and 185101 has arrived on a Cleethorpes service.
I've just realised that we are missing 91's from this selection. The Shame!
There must of been at least one come through whilst you were at Doncaster and Wakefield Alan?
Well, yeah, there were 91's, but I did not bother to photograph any as they are a bit boring after a while
Actually there were no trains from the south as there had been a fatality near Stevenage, and trains were held up for quite a while. They started pouring through in quick succession a bit before I left, but it was already getting too dark for photography.
158906 crosses over the centre tracks as it departs.
A convoy of FIVE Freightliner class 66's! 66509, 66512, 66558, 66557 and 66545 arrive from Leeds.
Trailing loco was 66545.
Pacer 144006 crosses over the centre main line tracks as it departs.
Repainted PGA hopper, probably after repairs, in Wabtec works.
Wabtec shunter at work. 08 596
The fate of this class 47 looks a bit uncertain!
Northern 158 759