Hi all, 3W90 0510 Tonbridge West Yard Gbrf to Tonbridge West Yard Gbrf is a repeat of yesterday 73136, 73201 passed Selhurst now with 7093100128 and 7393100110 sandwiched in between. There appears to be two cancelled freights today: 6V60 Ardingly to Acton and 7V50 Crawley Foster Yeoman to Acton TC. 7V00 1110 Newhaven Day Aggregates … Continue reading TGIF


Quick SE Trip

Morning all, I had to go over to Thamesmead yesterday to see someone from work and was taken over by car (I know not the best way to travel). For the return I asked to be dropped at Bexleyheath so I could get a train back to Victoria rather than London Bridge. Of course as … Continue reading Quick SE Trip

The twilight of the Class 313s (part 1)

Interesting article on one of the oldest and best classes on the rail network.

Paul Bigland

*this blog is still under construction*

In the next few years several familiar types of train will disappear from the UK network. One such fleet is the BR built Class 313 EMU which is currently the oldest surviving electric multiple unit on the UK mainland. The class were a development of the experimental PEP EMUs tested on the Southern region. Built at York, the 313s were introduced to the newly electrified East Coast Main Line in 1976 to work inner suburban services from Kings Cross and Moorgate to Hertford North, Welwyn Garden City and Letchworth Garden City.

Now, 42 years later, they’re about to be replaced by the new Siemens built Class 717s, which will offer a step-change in comfort. This blog will look back on the 313s lives and times and some of the services they’ve operated across London (and elsewhere) over the years…

DG298137. 313201. Shoreham-by-Sea. 8.6.18crop The first of the 64…

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