Friday 17 July 2020

Network Rail Test Train visits Blackpool North

37407 'Blackpool Tower' at Blackpool North, with the real Blackpool Tower in the background

A Network Rail test train, with a DRS Class 37 at each end, was parked up in platform 2 at Blackpool North railway station for several hours on Friday 17th July. The train left Blackpool North at 1408 heading for Derby R.T.C., being hauled by 37407 'Blackpool Tower' in BR large logo livery with 37423 'Spirit of the Lakes' bringing up the rear.

DRS 37407 'Blackpool Tower' departing from Blackpool North with the test train

DRS 37423 'Spirit of the Lakes' on the rear of the train as it leaves Blackpool

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