More Class 707s delivered and in service

DELIVERIES of Class 707s for use on South Western Railway (SWR) services saw Nos. 707011/012 arrive in the UK on September 16, followed by 707013/14 on September 29.

New Class 707 unit Nos. 707028/029 arrive at Clapham Junction yard on October 14 from Dollands Moor behind Class 56 Nos. 56301 and 56081. The pair of ‘Grids’ had been on landfill duties at Barrington Quarry all week. ALISDAIR ANDERSON

Then on October 14 Nos. 707028/029 were delivered to Clapham yard, however, the reason for the sequence jump is not clear.

It may be related to how the units have been stored in Germany during the delivery hiatus.

SWR uses two sets on a full day’s Waterloo-Windsor diagram, with a second pair working Guildford-Waterloo, Waterloo-Woking and Woking-Waterloo.

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