Are you sure it went direct to Worksop? https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/K03056/2020-04-25/detailed suggests it arrived at Doncaster Decoy at 11.44.No 91 with the set, so unsurprising that it went direct to Worksop rather than via Doncaster. A quick check on Flickr showed that 82202 was the DVT on the back, so my hunch is that BN02 was the set.
Deffo went off at Retford straight to Worksop, watched it on railcam diagramTo follow up myself, I have found https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/K03057/2020-04-25/detailed on RTT, so it would appear it just did its usual movement of up to Doncaster then down to Worksop.
And the lack of any real times on any of the timing points from Retford to Doncaster on 5Z91 and any intermediate timings on 5Z92 goes to prove this. I know RTT isn't infallible, but I believe the arrival time for 5Z91 and both the departure and arrival times for 5Z92 were manually inputted, whereas the times on that part of the route should have come straight from the Train Describers.Deffo went off at Retford straight to Worksop, watched it on railcam diagram
91102 is on it’s way for store at Doncaster with BN01, the coaches continuing to Worksop91102 “City Of York “ has been withdrawn it’s last working was Monday 27th April 2020 on 1E27 the 18:30pm Edinburgh Waverley - London Kings Cross
91118 “ The Fusiliers “ has been reported as withdrawn aswell it’s on Doncaster Yard minus its LNER branding but retains its nameplate
12 rakes remain, and 2 more are to go to store in the current tranche.How many 91s and rakes are now left with LNER?
As above - it's rather akin to how you don't want to leave your car standing still for long periods of time. Especially if you intend to go back to regular use.Can LNER not exclusively use Azuma under the emergency timetable?
No worries.Thanks for this
I don't think it's coincidence at all that the special livery locos are being saved for last. In any case, 119 will almost certainly be the last one withdrawn, as it was basically rebuilt from the ground up after its near-total internal self-immolation in 2018.Of those that are left, I wonder if it is just coincidence that all those carrying a commerative/unique livery are still in service - 101, 110, 111, 114, 119 and 121 - or is this just down to maintenance timings etc?
Was that immolation a result of the heavy snowfall that year?I don't think it's coincidence at all that the special livery locos are being saved for last. In any case, 119 will almost certainly be the last one withdrawn, as it was basically rebuilt from the ground up after its near-total internal self-immolation in 2018.
Yes; LNER (or VTEC as was) were still running services at full whack in the snowstorm, rather than reducing speed accordingly. As a result, snow built up in such quantities over the vents over the traction motors, and (IIRC) when the hot air from the blowers melted said snow, the resulting water got into the loco and short-circuited much of the electrickery, causing that very catastrophic failure.Was that immolation a result of the heavy snowfall that year?
Just one correction to that list - 125 is also stood down, at BN.No worries.
Of the 91s, the following have been withdrawn from frontline ECML duties:
102 (at Doncaster RMT), 103 (at BN), 104 (Doncaster RMT), 108 (Doncaster Works), 112 & 113 (both Doncaster RMT), 116 (Doncaster RMT), 117 (Leicester for Europhoenix), 118 (Doncaster Yard?), 120 (Leicester for Europhoenix), 122 (Leicester for ROG), 128 (Leicester for ROG), 131 (Doncaster RMT), 132 (at BN).
101, 105-107, 109-111, 114, 115, 119, 121, 124-127, 129 and 130 are still in service.
91111's vinyls, name and number panel (yes, really) have been de-designated according to this: https://www.sciencemuseumgroup.org....2019/12/RHC-Designated-Items-Publish-2019.pdfAnyone know what is happening with 91131? It's on the railway heritage designation list isn't it along with 91111 and (more-recently) 91010.