TPE Class 68 pressed into infrastructure duties
TransPennine Express 68019 Brutus was used to haul the 1441 Bescot Up Engineer’s Siding-Toton North Yard infrastructure train on August 29. The ‘68s’ are sub-leased from Direct Rail Services, but are currently only being used for training. DRS was able to use the ‘68’ at short notice. Once TPE starts its ‘68’ operation, workings such as this will be highly uncommon. The ‘68’ passes Ryecroft Junction, near Walsall.