Grand Cen­tral uses ‘67’ for Bank Hol­i­day duty

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Grand Cen­tral hired a Class 67 and Mk 2 coaches from DB Cargo over the Au­gust Bank Hol­i­day week­end, to pro­vide ex­tra ca­pac­ity and cover dur­ing dis­rup­tion else­where on the net­work.

It says it hired the set in the ex­pec­ta­tion of un­usu­ally high load­ings on the East Coast Main Line, due to the clo­sure of Eus­ton sta­tion that week­end, en­gi­neer­ing work on the Mid­land Main Line, and sport­ing fix­tures.

GC’s Class 180 fleet was fully avail­able for the week­end, and the lo­co­mo­tive and coaches were also avail­able for use by other long-dis­tance op­er­a­tors.


DB Cargo 67015 leads the 1338 Don­caster-Lon­don King’s Cross on the ap­proach to Peterborough, with DBC 67013 on the rear. The ‘67s’ were hired from DB by Grand Cen­tral to pro­vide ad­di­tional ca­pac­ity.

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