Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Delivery run

On 22nd October 2013 the second of South West Train's re-formed class 458's made it's way to its new home.
The class 458/5's have been formed from the former Gatwick Express class 460's and the majority of SWT's 458's. Both these classes share the same bodyshell being part of Alsthom's 'Juniper' family.
The engineering works have taken place at Doncaster Wabtec and will result in a fleet of 36 x 5 car trains for use in SWT's 10 car program on the Windsor lines.

Running over two hours behind schedule Colas' 47727 is seen hauling 458531 through Addlestone Moor, Chertsey with 7Z58 Doncaster- Wimbledon Park. This was the first time a unit has been delivered during daylight.

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