Spotted Yesterday – At York…

… my first Mk.5a coaching stock and a pair of TransPennine Express-liveried Class 68s.

Mk.5a Driving Trailer 12804 & 68023-20220517Mk.5a Driving Trailer 12804 & 68023 Achilles
York, 17 May 2022

TransPennine Express operate a fleet of 66 Mk.5a coaches which includes 14 driving trailer vehicles. 12804 was at the rear of a five-coach rake (12804, 12712, 12711, 12710 and 11504) that formed train 1E29, the 11.17 to Scarborough, hauled by…

458512-2022041368032 Destroyer
York, 17 May 2022

The Class 68s are operated by Direct Rail Services (DRS) and 16 members of the 34-strong fleet have been modified to operate with the TransPennine Express coaching stock in push-pull mode.

Spotted Yesterday – In 35 minutes At Norbiton

… on the New Malden Junction-Shepperton line in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames in London.

Class 455/8 5856-20220413Class 455/8 5856 (plus Class 455/7 5710)
2O37, 14.03 South Western Railway (SWR) service from London Waterloo to London Waterloo

458512-20220413458512 (plus 458513)
2K37, 14.27 SWR from London Waterloo to London Waterloo

707030-20220413707030 (plus 707023)
2H44, 14.41 SWR from Shepperton to London Waterloo

Class 455/8 5857-20220413Class 455/8 5857 (plus Class 455/7 5720)
2O39, 14.33 SWR from London Waterloo to London Waterloo

I was pleasantly surprised by the (albeit small) variety of EMU classes passing through the station… but even more surprised to find this relic of the Southern Railway!

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