Thursday 13 September 2018

West Coast Main Line in Change: Scout Green, 1st September

I am not at all sure about this latest Virgin livery,but it does seem to reflect changes to the brand also seen at Virgin Atlantic. At the same time the grey and black sections are driven by DfT micro-management, where the same pattern is present on the Class 442 repaints and others. 390050 1S52 12:41 Preston -Glasgow Central.

390002 1M12 1140 Glasgow Central to Preston.

390104 runs in a variant of the old colours, for the 175th anniversary of the Longsight TMD, where the coupling cover appears to be formatted for the new colours. 9Z32 10:06 Milton Keynes Central - Glasgow Central.

More rolling stock changes. The 2013 delivered 110 mph capable Class 350/4's, owned by Angel Trains, are shortly to come off-lease, and are expected to transfer to London Northwestern Railway. In the vinyl colours applied about a year ago, 350402 runs as 1S51 10:59 Manchester Airport - Glasgow Central.

Similar 350406 operates 1M96 11:09 Glasgow Central - Manchester Airport.