THE freight-only Coalville line in Leicestershire has seen the passage of its first Class 70.
No. 70802 became the first of the class over the line on April 1 when it was used on a Westbury to Stud Farm working to collect ballast.
Colas is understood to have just taken over this working for Network Rail from GB Railfreight, so opens up the prospect for more Class 70s on the line.
However, the passage of the first Class 88 over the line on November 26, 2018 was unrecorded – No. 88005 being used on a Stud Farm to Crewe Gresty Bridge route-learning trip.
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