DERBY’S Rail Operations Group is to take the last two main line-certificated Class 31s on a festive jaunt from King’s Cross to the Mid-Norfolk Railway’s winter diesel gala on December 30.
The ‘One Last Task’ tour is being operated in conjunction with Vintage Trains. It will feature Devon & Cornwall Railways’ No. 31452 working together with Network Rail-owned No. 31233, a ‘Wessex’ (Class 442) EMU, and ROG’s own ex-Riviera Trains Type 4 No. 47812.
The special will depart from King’s Cross at 07.30 and will pick-up at Potters Bar and Stevenage, then proceed via Hitchin, Letchworth, Royston, Cambridge, Ely, Thetford to Wymondham.
Arrival time back at King’s Cross is expected at 21.30, with the Type 2s following the outward route taken in the morning, albeit excluding the Hitchin flyover.
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