26 May 2008

East Midlands Trains locomotive hauled

To ease the possibility of overcrowding on Bank Holiday Monday, East Midlands trains hired the use of two West Coast Railway locomotives and coaching stock. These worked an additional 1E27 service from Nottingham at 1020 to Skegness, returning from there to Nottingham as 1M34 at 1430. The locomotives used were 47787 and 17851 working "top & tail". Video of it departing from Skegness can be seen below, and additional photographs are available on the LEYTR website.

In addition to this, three standby buses were provided. Rail Replacement services, previously managed by National Express, are now managed by Stagecoach, generally using vehicles from Peterborough, as illustrated below: