4 Charters at York - Double Headed 37's, 60163 "Tornado", 6233, 57601 + 47798!

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18 May 2010
Saturday 30th June 2012 was the day when 4 charters arrived at York. These were headed by DRS 37's, 6233 "Duchess of Sutherland", 60163 "Tornado" and 57601 + 47798.

First up was 57601 + 47798, with a charter from Hereford - Berwick-Upon-Tweed (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/7472459894/in/photostream/ + http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/7472467666/in/photostream/. The train was running right on time and gave off a brilliant start to the day.

3 hours later, 2 DRS 37's, 37611 and 37606 arrived with a charter from Cardiff - Scarborough (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/7472477856/in/photostream/). The sound they let off when they departed was phenomenal, I can't remember hearing a 37 like those 2 were sounding today.

Next up, 46233 "Duchess of Sutherland" came round the curve of Platform 5 and into the station, once again with another charter to Scarborough(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/7472489378/in/photostream/). The train was full and looked spectacular in its new green livery.

No more than 3 minutes later, A1 60163 "Tornado" came into life with a charter from London Kings Cross to Durham (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/7472498778/in/photostream/). Infact, this is the newest of them all and caught many out (including myself) when the train came into Platform 3 instead of its booked stop in 11. Fortunately, the photo didn't turn out too bad and I was quite pleased with it in the end.

And that was that, 4 charters in as many hours, not every day you can see that. When they return, they are all booked within an hour of each other at York. 4 Charters in 1 Hour, not everyday you can say that either!
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19 Mar 2012
Yes I agree, very unusual to see 4 like that.

I like your picture of Tornado blowing off.
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