GREATER Anglia ran a second charity railtour on September 16, the ‘EACH Express 2’, which this time featured two Class 68s and a Mk.3 rake rather than the ‘37s’ and ‘short set’ used for the original tour in 2016.
The route was an exact repeat of last year’s, first running from Norwich to Ely and back, and then along the Great Eastern Main Line to Liverpool Street and back. EACH is East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, and more than £12,500 was raised through ticket sales, an on-board raffle and cab-ride auctions.
DRS provided the first and (currently) last Class 68s Nos. 68001 Evolution and 68034 to power this year’s trip, the locos ‘top and tailing’ eight Mk.3s and a Driving Van Trailer (Nos. 11067/099, 10412, 12170/046/147/126/015 and 82133). One First Class Mk.3 had been dropped from the standard length GA rake to allow for a loco at both ends.
Read more in the November issue, on sale now.