Tuesday, 21 August 2012

The Scarborough Spa Express

Woodlesford Station - Thursday 02 August 2012

It was a pleasant enough evening so I took a trip down to the station at Woodlesford to see what was pulling the Scarborough Spa Express. From the information available on web sites it was due to be LMS Class 5MT 4-6-0 No 45407. On arriving at the station I soon discovered that this loco had failed yesterday and was diesel hauled. So what to expect today?

I'd arrived at the station in good time and tested out my camera position on a few other passing trains. Firstly on this through train.

There were  a couple of stopping services running between Leeds and Sheffield.

By now there was quite a crowd awaiting the arrival of the Scarborough Spa Express which arrived on time as it pulled into the station. The replacement loco was 46115 Scots Guardsman which is making a habit of pulling this express train.

Just a short stop to drop off some passengers and it departed on its final leg of the journey to York.

I had time to capture a couple of stills whilst the passengers alighted. Despite its hectic schedule Scots Guardsman is looking really smart in its British Railways livery.

You may be interested in viewing one of our webpages http://ossettweather.com/artwork/trains.html where some photos taken during this visit have been uploaded for using as greetings cards or wall art designs

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