Hello Keith. I have no idea how unusual this actually is - though I don't remember seeing a train in the old mail platform (up end) for a long time. (See attached photo). On the afternoon of 18 May, class 153 No.153377 was berthed in that platform prior to shunting across to the other side of the station shortly after I took the photo. I understand that some swapping of sets was going on in order to get required units back to their appropriate depot. Of course, no passenger train can use that platform because it has been raised above normal height to allow for post office BRUTE trolleys to roll easily on and off mail trains. Kind regards, Derek Thank you for your observations and report Derek
153 377 at the old platform 2 at Plymouth North Road, now known as Dock 2 since April, 1974 (Let's use it's old title to). Perhaps the high level platform might even provide better access than most of the current one in use which at various stations require a formidable step down and mind the gap!! Thank you Derek Buttivant Copyright
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