Critics say the cabs are constructed of fibreglass and plywood, offering very little protection in the event of a collision. ASLEF is due to meet ScotRail next Monday (15th) after the front of a High Speed Train - as the InterCity 125 is also known - was destroyed when it hit a fallen tree.
Latest Position at 12.15 Today 10th January 2024
My first for the year showing the two spare power cars 43094 and 43122 taken from Embankment Road. There are four by the hoist and one in the far sidings that I could not identify. There is a blue one in that group of four which may be the cannibalised 43091. The yard was completely empty. This is now happening often and I am again concerned regarding Laira’s future, with the loss of the XC HSTs and ultimately the GWR ‘Castles’.
Nice winter sunlight at least.
Mail by rail - the final weeks
Keeping up the mail train theme, a few from the final weeks of operation.
Wool Part 2
Wings over Exeter
A drone shot from last summer, seems like a lifetime ago already!
Movie footage of the Culm Valley Light Railway
Here with another gem to enjoy on these cold January days. The Culm Valley line would have been a real survivor, using the last gas lit coach on British Railways.
Best wishes James Bown