Monday 22 April 2019

Class 68 loco hauled, Aberdour, April 2019

For how much longer? Deliveries of Class 385 and HSTs continue to ScotRail, which should allow re-distribution of the dmu fleet, also the end of year deadline to forbid the coaching stock approaches.

68006 Daring leads an all ScotRail liveried set, 2K14 18:17 Glenrothes with Thornton - Edinburgh, 15th April. After Wednesday morning duty, the loco appears to have gone to Carlisle.

68004 Rapid was on the Fife workings all week, here passing with 5L70 18:24½ Cardenden - Mossend Down Yard on the 15th.

The same set was working 2K14 on Wednesday 17th. 6122 is in English Department of Transport DRS colours. 

6117 is in similar colours, both of these Mk 2F coaches, new in May 1974, once ran for Virgin Trains. Later they were in the Wessex Trains pink set, moved on to hires from Cargo-D, and since 2011 period have been with DRS where they have worked in East Anglia and on the Cumbrian Coast.

68017 Hornet joined the circuit on Wednesday afternoon, passing with 5L70 that day.

68017 passes again on Thursday 18th with 5L70.