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Sunday, 13 April 2014

Our Super Train

Here is our mega-train at Leeds at the end of its passenger carrying day - though they still had to get back to Carlisle via York and Newcastle.
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These two mighty great engines were at the front and a third was at the back!   What a sound they made echoing round the Dales.   I doubt a passenger train has ever had so much power attached to it - and it all came for free, so appealing to the rail industry was the event - the saving of he S&C from closure.   Normally these engines haul heavy freight, push snow ploughs or propel nuclear fuel and other such nastiness around.  They sure look and sound the part.   DRS had even painted the buffers silver for the occasion, bless them.

Video of our train - sound on!

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