Monday 15 November 2021

Vivarail demo train for COP26, Inverkeithing, 30th October 2021

COP26 (United Nations Climate Change Conference 2021) came to Inverkeithing, with this demonstration of 230001, now a 100km range, fast charge, battery electric train by Vivarail, for a photo opportunity while crossing the Forth Bridge, taken from a Network Rail helicopter.

The train had arrived on the Friday evening, with between a third and half charge remaining, and was recharged in Inverkeithing Yard. Vivarail staff, including chairman Adrian Shooter, were waiting at Inverkeithing and embarked the train to cross the Forth Bridge.

230001 arrives as 5Z12 12:35 Inverkeithing Yard - Polmadie D.H.S.

Detail of 300101.

Making departure from Inverkeithing, and the climb over Jamestown to North Queensferry.

300001 at the other end.

Network Rail colour scheme, but no logo, on Aerospatiale AS355 F2 Ecureuil 2, G-NLDR.

Further coverage: one two three