BLS "South Gosforth Avoider", Metro No. BL1, Gosforth Depot, 24th February 2019
After the tour passengers had been dropped off at South Gosforth station, BLS Stewards returned to Gosforth depot aboard the ECS of the "South Gosforth Avoider" train. Here, an "extra" visit had been arranged to tour parts of the depot. As an "extra" to the "extra" a move was set-up utilising one of the Battery Electric Locos, No. BL1 (Hunslet No. 9174 of 1989, TOPS No. 97901) to haul a set (No. 4024) from Road 15 to the East End Neck and then back through the full length of the depot shed on Road 13 to the west end. Here the entourage reversed and then traversed Road 20 to about the halfway point alongside the depot - much to the delight of those on board! No. BL1 poses at the east end of Road 15 as the sun sets over the scene. 17:18¼, Sunday 24th February 2019. Digital Image No. IGMP44669.