87002 returns to local haunts, April 14-18th 2015

87002 "Royal Sovereign" worked sleeper services through our area this week, her first service train working locally since the G21/B05 finale back on December 22nd 2006.

87002 also worked some Railtours locally with the last one being the Rail Blue Charters Watford - Edinburgh ADEX on September 10th 2010.

1604158700287002cropr.jpg 87002 at Ledburn, 180415

On 140415 the 92 booked for 1S25 2116 Euston - Inverness was unable to provide train heat so the ECS engine 87002 worked forward from Willesden to Edinburgh.

In the early hours of 160415 87002 worked 1M16 2044 Inverness-Euston Sleepers forward from Edinburgh passing our area around 0715 on 160415

The triple lights of 87002 made an emotive spectacle working 160415's 1S25 2116 Euston - Inverness to Edinburgh again

In the early hours of 180415 87002 worked 1M16 2044 Inverness-Euston Sleepers forward from Edinburgh passing our area around 0715 on 180415 Ta to "Red Cow", "PB", and "TC" for the gen

Bradwell, 160415 thanks to Mark Beal

16041587002brr.jpg Mark captures 87002 passing Bradwell with 1M16 running right time

Chelmscote Canalside, 160415

16041587002cr.jpg I was hoping for still canal waters to capture the trains reflection but 2 large geese's heavy landing a minute earler rippled things!!!.

16041587002wr.jpg 87002 heads South past Chelmscote with 1M16 on 160415, her first service train working locally since that emotive foggy 221206 evening..

Euston, 160415 thanks to "Red Cow"

16041587002eur.jpg Journey over, 87002 at the blocks with M16 at Euston

Waverly, 180415 thanks to "Red Cow"

18041587002war.jpg Around 0130 87002 at Edinburgh about to work 1M16 South

Ledburn, 180415

18041587002r.jpg 87002 on 1M16 again on a grey, chill Ledburn morning, long may her workings continue!

Camden Bank, 180415 thanks to "Red Cow"

18041587002car.jpg "Red Cow" captures 87002 passing Camden with 1M16 almost back at Euston, right time

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