87002 on tour , Friday 28 Sep 2012
“Modern Railways” mag to their great credit hired in 87002 to work the Kings X - York leg of their “Golden Jubilee tour”.
100 mph timings on the Kings X - Peterborough leg maintained in style. Unfortunately the return run was more sedate
Newly named 66745 tottered South with a painfully slow crawl through Gainsborough Lea Rd to Newark with 87002 dead on
the back throughout! 4 and half hours York-Stevenage! A disappointment at the NRM was that 87001 was locked away in
The being redeveloped freight depot and couldn’t be viewed. Non dining accommodation was load 2……
Very much a tour of two halves!