19 April 2008

Duo finale

Today marked the end of Stagecoach in Lincolnshire's service 602 between Newark and Grantham (also service 635 between Sleaford and Cranwell) as, from Monday, this will be taken over by Centrebus's Grantham depot. The following photographs were taken today, the final day of operation. For a full size version, please click on the photos.

Seen on the right is MCW 15954 (POG 490Y) in the village of Claypole whilst working the 0930 service 602 from Grantham to Newark.

Mercedes/Optare Prisma 23952 (R201 YOR) is seen at Newark depot shortly before working the 1225 service 602 from Newark to Grantham.

The Hull Trains locomotive hauled service using 86101 also appears to be at an end. Drivers have been undergoing training on Adelante (Class 185) diesel multiple units, and for the following two weekends, 86101 is booked as a standby only. Seen below on its last booked working, is video footage today of 86101 at the rear of the 0934 King's Cross to Doncaster as it passes through Claypole.

To see this train depart King's Cross 90 minutes earlier, click here.