Notes and News from 1st June.
Celebrity ‘Shed’ No. 66152 ‘Derek Holmes Railway Operator’, in DB Schenker red livery, worked a train of Transfesa wagons from Dagenham to Dollands Moor.
A midweek Compass Tours charter from Stoke to Dundee and back was worked by West Coast Railways’ Nos. 47760 and 57601 in top-and-tail formation.
Yellow HST Power Cars Nos. 43013 and 43014 worked the New Measurement Train (NMT, 1Q16) from Craigentinny (Edinburgh) to Crewe.
A 12-car formation of Class 379 EMUs was used to test selective door opening. Unit Nos. 379007, 379017 and 379022 ran from Liverpool Street to Cambridge and back making stops along the way.
They made another round trip from Sheerness to Hitchin and back, bringing scrap metal back to the Thameside steel works.
This train ran on 1st June, with DRS Type 3s Nos. 37087 and 37194 providing the power.
Meanwhile, similarly liveried ‘Dyson’ No. 92009 headed a steel train out of Dollands Moor bound for the East Coast main line and Doncaster.