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Been some movement about today. Been a Class 68 swap between Manchester International and Crewe with 68026 returning to Crewe (I presume for exam) and see here passing though Gatley


Transpennine Express 68026
by Mike McNiven, on Flickr

Around 5 minutes later 68030 'Black Douglas' passed through with an unknown MK5a set after doing MID - Carlisle - Crewe - MID again seen at Gatley


Transpennine Express 68030
by Mike McNiven, on Flickr
With 68019 running from Crewe to Wavertree Junction today too.
 

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Been some movement about today. Been a Class 68 swap between Manchester International and Crewe with 68026 returning to Crewe (I presume for exam) and see here passing though Gatley


Transpennine Express 68026
by Mike McNiven, on Flickr

Around 5 minutes later 68030 'Black Douglas' passed through with an unknown MK5a set after doing MID - Carlisle - Crewe - MID again seen at Gatley


Transpennine Express 68030
by Mike McNiven, on Flickr


Transpennine Express MK5a
by Mike McNiven, on Flickr
Some fantastic images there, thanks for sharing.
 

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Been some movement about today. Been a Class 68 swap between Manchester International and Crewe with 68026 returning to Crewe (I presume for exam) and see here passing though Gatley


Transpennine Express 68026
by Mike McNiven, on Flickr

Around 5 minutes later 68030 'Black Douglas' passed through with an unknown MK5a set after doing MID - Carlisle - Crewe - MID again seen at Gatley


Transpennine Express 68030
by Mike McNiven, on Flickr


Transpennine Express MK5a
by Mike McNiven, on Flickr
That was set 9 doing final few FFR miles.
 

sjpowermac

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That would be really excellent. However, I saw a description of the run elsewhere described as "a fault finding run" rather than "fault free mileage accumulation", whilst probably somewhat tongue-in-cheek I sadly fear that there is some real truth in it.
Don’t want to say I told you so, but...;)
 

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Interesting that that video shows them off with no tables. I assume tables are being fitted?

(Shame about the s***s ruining what is an absolutely beautiful looking piece of rolling stock inside and out - fix those and what you have is a genuine ICE quality interior which must surely still be the European benchmark for such things)
 

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I would image the lack of tables makes it easier to modify/fix problems internally with them not getting in the way, or if they need the space for something.
 

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Interesting that that video shows them off with no tables. I assume tables are being fitted?

(Shame about the s***s ruining what is an absolutely beautiful looking piece of rolling stock inside and out - fix those and what you have is a genuine ICE quality interior which must surely still be the European benchmark for such things)
Not fitted yet. Seating plans show tables.
 

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Instructors training to commence early May, subject to the set being ready. Crew training will follow after that, I would imagine end of June early July to see one in service if all goes well.
Thanks for that. Be nice if it coincided with my August holiday:)
 

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