Wednesday, 28 December 2016
More 707 deliveries
On the night of 22nd December a further two class 707's [707003 and 707004] were delivered to South West Trains- just in time for Christmas! This time rather than parking the units up outside Clapham Yard they were shunted and moved straight into the depot- their position allowing a much better look at the new trains than that of 707001 which arrived earlier in the month.
This time UK Rail Leasing's 56104 and 56098 were used for the transfer with 20142 continuing to be based at Clapham Yard for shunting. Testing of the units should begin in early 2017.