67017 "Arrow", Princes Risborough, 1R22, 31st March 2015
End of an era? Nothing unusual about this photo it would seem, but 67017 "Arrow" is working what was expected to be the final Chiltern diagram booked for a Class 67 as they are replaced by Class 68s. The loco had already worked up as 1H26, the 07:05 from Kidderminster and is now working 1R22, the 10:15 from Marylebone to Birmingham Moor Street, passing through Princes Risborough at 10:43¼, around one minute early, on Tuesday 31st March 2015. The rest of the diagram consists of 1H53, the 12:55 from Moor Street to Marylebone followed by 1R55, 16:47 from Marylebone to Moor Street and ECS to Stourbridge Depot. The final working should then be 1H18, 06:09 from Kidderminster to Marylebone on 1st April 2015... 67017 is an appropriate loco to see out this service with Chiltern as it was one of the two engines involved with the first training run for Wrexham & Shropshire from Banbury to Marylebone back in February 2008... Digital Image No. IGMP7717.