165 0xx, 172 104 & 68002, Princes Risborough, 5th August 2014
The first working of a Class 68 along the Chiltern main line took place on Tuesday 5th August 2014, a few days after 68002 "Intrepid" arrived at Wembley LMD from Crewe Gresty Bridge for crew training etc. The loco ran as 0J68, 09:34 from Wembley LMD to Stourbridge Junction, where it was to conduct noise tests in the depot, which is fairly close to local housing. The engine is standing on the centre road through Princes Risborough to allow service trains to pass at 10:49, on a fairly dull morning. An unidentified Class 165/0 has just arrived in the Bay Platform 1 with 2P37, 10:33 from Aylesbury, whilst 172 104 stands at Platform 2 with 1H37, 09:14 from Stratford-upon-Avon to Marylebone. Digital Image No. GMPI16873.
From August 2014