When the 508's joined the 507's on merseyside, all of the MU's saw use for nearly 30 years. Now, with a bunch of them sitting idle down south, does this mean merseyrail run less services now. As far as I can see, they have more route miles these days than they did in the 80's. Any explanations?
I passed the works a few days ago and it was possible to see one of these stores sets, but only at quite a distance. I was on a train heading to Fareham via Botley, which tends to offer the best vantage point but of course comes with the disadvantage of being a rather brief glimpse! There were a pair of NR 57s in the foreground, and a few other bits and bobs sat around, as there always are. But it does change on a regular basis.
There is an office block building at the front of the works (Southampton Road end) which is permanently for lease. Perhaps we should assemble a group and rent one out for some train watching!