Long shadows of Autumn are making early morning photography increasingly challenging, so this is probably the last time I shall head out to photograph the 1S25 London Euton-Inverness ‘Caledonian Sleeper’ until next year. Notably, the date of these images is October 1st – the original planned date for introduction of Class 73/9s. On this particularly bright morning, the nags in question are Nos. 67 011 and 67 007, both in EWS colours.
Virgin Trains’ domination of Anglo-Scottish Intercity services has caused some disquiet in some quarters and understandably so. With Virgin winning the East Coast franchise, a new livery has started to appear on the Highland Chieftain. These images of the 1E13 Inverness-Kings Cross service were grabbed in a hurry at Kingussie on October 1st – I was heading out into the mountains.