Polmadie

  • Locomotive Services buys Class 86 and 87 from ETL

    Locomotive Services buys Class 86 and 87 from ETL

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    TWO former West Coast AC electric locomotives have been bought by Locomotive Services Limited from Electric Traction Ltd (ETL). The last mainline Class 87 – No. 87002 Royal Sovereign – along with 86101 Sir William A Stanier FRS had been hired by ETL to GB Railfreight for working empty stock from the Caledonian Sleeper between London Euston…

  • Standard fayre at Poynton

    Standard fayre at Poynton

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    MOST of the Big Four’s flagship express locomotives were handsome beasts.

  • Old and new sleeper trains meet on testing

    Old and new sleeper trains meet on testing

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    On-going testing of the new Mk5 carriages for the Caledonian Sleeper has brought the old and new trains side by side, well away from the depot. Six of the new carriages were out for winter testing on March 9 between Polmadie depot, Glasgow and Fort William, and on the return working passed the carriages they…

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