Posted in Railways on Thursday 17th June 2010 at 6:33pm

Today started with a long wait in the sunshine at the station. The First Great Western Class 57 diagram has performed poorly this week, with cancellations and replacement with units on several occasions. This morning it was once again cancelled, but the gen was that with 57304 out of service a GBRf 66 would substitute. Finally, later in the day 66721 produced, in Metronet livery, and worked the remainder of the diagram.

66721 arrives at Weston-super-Mare with 2C79
66721 arrives at Weston-super-Mare with 2C79

I plotted furiously, but already leaving early to travel north for tomorrow's tour meant no hope of getting anywhere near the diagram. Sent the gen to others in the hope it would be useful, and settled for a hasty and poor quality snap before I caught my Voyager.

These trains will soon be things of history, and lets hope this isn't the last time they produce something interesting.

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