Monday, 30 May 2016

"Royal Scotsman" 66743 makes its debut at Eastleigh, 30th May 2016

0E66 08:44 Eastleigh - Doncaster Roberts Road.

GBRf advise "We've outshopped a second locomotive in the Belmond colours in order to support the haulage of the Royal Scotsman luxury train. ....

"She'll be heading north to Doncaster for some minor modifications before joining her sister loco in Scotland.

"You can expect to see her on her maiden Royal Scotsman voyage on Friday June 10th."

66743 will join 66746 already repainted for the Royal Scotsman duties.

Coming off the works 7 minutes late after waiting for other workings to pass.

66743 was originally 66407 of DRS, built in July 2003 and unloaded on 20th November that year. 

After service with DRS, the locomotive was briefly 66842 of Advenza in 2009 before moving on to Colas.