Thursday 5 March 2020

TransPennine Express from Liverpool

TPE 68023 Achilles on the 09:53 service to Scarborough

A visit to Liverpool on 5th March provided a brief chance to observe some train activity at the city's main railway terminus, Lime Street Station. TransPennine Express operate two services out of Liverpool Lime Street, to Scarborough via Lea Green, Manchester Victoria, Stalybridge, Huddersfield, Leeds, Garforth, York, Malton and Seamer, and to Edinburgh via Newton-le-Willows, Manchester Victoria, Huddersfield, Leeds, York, Darlington, Durham, Newcastle and Morpeth. The Scarborough service sees loco hauled trains in use, handled by Stadler Class 68 diesel locomotives with their distinctive Caterpillar engines. The Edinburgh service is operated by sleek Hitachi Class 802 bi-mode multiple units.

TPE 802214 on the 10:24 service to Edinburgh Waverley

TPE 68019 Brutus on the 15:54 train to Scarborough

TPE driving trailer on the 15:54 to Scarborough

TPE 68019 Brutus entering the deep cutting as it departs for Scarborough

A side view of TPE 68023 Achilles at Lime Street Station

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