THE first HST set to be taken off lease for transfer to ScotRail departed Plymouth Laira for Bristol St Philip’s Marsh on August 31, power cars Nos. 43021 and 43132 having lost their nameplates and branding.
The early hours of September 1
saw the set continue north as the 5E23/01.00 working to Doncaster West Yard, where Mk.3 trailers Nos. 41032,
42045, 42046 and 42561 were left to undergo refurbishment. The 2+4 formation then went forward as the 5S04/10.00 Doncaster West Yard-Craigentinny, the Mk.3s being
Nos. 40207, 42047, 42207 and 44015.
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