A surprise at wigan.

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sprinterguy

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That'll be the return leg of UK Railtours' "The Sandgrounder", 14:13 Southport to Kings Cross. Due to pass through Wigan at 14:41, so looks like it was running to time!

Looks like the mark 1 kitchen car that was formerly Cargo-Ds is seeing plenty of use with UK Railtours now.

When did 67029 have the "big beastie" vinyls replaced with DB logos? It makes sense for DB to do it of course, given that it's the loco specially selected for Executive train duties, but I had previously assumed that DB had simply switched to using 67018 for the Executive train, that is until it became apparent that 67018 has been pretty much glued to the Chiltern Mainline workings in 2012.
 

STEVIEBOY1

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That is a really good video and interesting to see that Kitchen Car in the rake. Hope the tour went well.
 

philjo

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I was on that tour - an excellent day.
We were diverted after Wigan to go via Bolton to reach Manchester Victoria as there was a service train in touble on only one engine in the booked route so it was decided to divert us to avoid the risk of getting stuck behind it.

Good views across the pennines. There were a number of people out photographing the train as we waited to enter the single line section at Penistone - I hadn't been along that line before.
After Sheffield we went past Toton to reach Nottingham.
Arrived back at Stevenage on time.
 
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