A little bit of local railway history in February 2016 with 321415 running ECS from
Wolverton to Doncaster via the NLL. This ends WCML class 321 action locally after
the first runs in July 89 after almost 27 years of service.
However all is not totally lost as the likes of 321411 now a three car 320411
may soon be screaming on the WCML again, albeit to the likes of Lanark and Motherwell.
Back in 2009 321401-410 and 321418-437 were stood down as WCML units with many going to Eastleigh for storage and refurbishment before re-entering service in 2010 as below.
321401-321410, 321418-420 - Operate out of Kings X for First, now Great Northern/Govia Thameslink.
321421-437 - Operate out of Liverpool St all across the now Abellio Greater Anglia network
321411 - On Doncaster Works from July 2015, reformed as a 3 car unit, complete with "PRM toilet" (no track dumps). Renumbered 320411 and transferred to Shields (Glasgow) via ECML and Carstairs on January 20th 2016.
321412 - On Doncaster Works from Oct 2015, reformed as a 3 car unit, complete with "PRM toilet" (no track dumps). Renumbered 320412 and transferred to Shields (Glasgow) via ECML and Carstairs on March 2nd 2016.
321413 - Transferred Northampton - Ilford Sep 21st 2015 and quickly used by LOROL on their Romford - Upminster service. Went off lease from LOROL in Feb 2016, transferred Ilford - Doncaster for future 320'4 conversion March 11th 2016
321414 - Transferred Northampton - Ilford Sep 20th 2015 on loan to LOROL. Unit repainted in white TfL livery and has been a regular on Romford - Upminster services to date.
321415 - Finally transferred Wolverton - Doncaster via NLL under power on February 4th 2016.
321416 - On Doncaster Works from Oct 2015.
321417 - Transferred Wolverton - Ilford on December 24th 2015 and loaned from LOROL to Abellio Greater Anglia from Jan 2016. Still in LM livery 321417 a sample working saw the unit work to Southend Victoria in the evening peak on January 7th 2016.
The next few weeks/months will see reformed, refurbished "PRM toilet" 3 car 320413-417 head North for their new careers North of the border. The spare trailers future remains uncertain.
321'4 phot spot
Link to our popular WCML 321 local finale from Sep 2015
Link to our equally popular WCML 321 units remembered archive data feature