Friday 6 March 2020

Grand Central on the Blackpool Line

DB 90019 leading Grand Central train 3K83 into Kirkham & Wesham on 6th March

This week saw the first Grand Central route learning trains reach Blackpool North. The trains began running on Wednesday 4th March, and this week have comprised of DB Class 90s 90019 and 90036 with a set of former LNER Mark 4 coaches plus a DVT (Driving Van Trailer). The trains have been originating from Crewe Carriage Sidings, with morning and afternoon runs planned each day.

DB 90036 on the rear of the 3K83 route learning train at Wesham

A close up of 90019 at Wesham on the 1151 3K83 from Blackpool North