No doubt on their way to Polmadie for refurbishment then. The plan seems to be to refurbish these two and use them as serviceable spares, in case a Voyager driving unit has to be switched out for any reason.
A couple of photos here I took of it at Central Rivers221144 by sounds of it. The 3 middle coaches were used to make Virgin units 141-143 all 5-car's, while the driving vehicles are now spare. The unit has a compressor fitted in one of the luggage area's so it can move around Central Rivers under its own power, but on the mainline has to be hauled for some reason.
Is it Virgin's to give though? Sub-leasing can get very complicated very quickly! And would XC actually benefit from having two shorter trains as opposed to one longer one?Couldn't VT give it to XC so it could reform 2 5 car voyagers into 3 4 car voyagers or something like that?
At about 4ish today at Preston I noticed a 2 coach Voyager hauled by a DRS Loco heading north towards Lancaster, does anyone know what this was?