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Well?

Personally tempted, as I have been on services KX-Leeds behind this beasty, the orignal GNER livery the one for me. Will some obliging manufacturer spot the main chance and have a good quality mk 4 set correctly liveried to make up the ensemble? (An enduring frustration for my 'ECML through the ages' interest; no adequate model of a full train formation to represent express passenger after Deltic withdrawal. Dated coaches lacking close coupling among other features, full correctly liveried sets not available, hopefully an Accurascale 89 in prospect will prompt progress...)
 

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Have I been badgering? ................ No ............... but .................

I remember taking a photograph of the loco in, I think 1989 at Liverpool Street Station .......... during the rebuild. I was commuting in from Cambridge off the Fenman and saw the loco stabled between the two long platforms that disected the station which were still extant (my memory is bad but were they 8 and 9). 89001 stood at the buffers all on its own. I should have interogated TOPS when I got to my office in Stratford, asking what on earth was the loco doing in Liverpool Street. I probably did make such an enquiry but I cannot remember what, if anything I found out. Hopefully I made a reference in one of my notebooks.

So, I must dig out the photo and check my notes.

Would that sighting on GE metals warant a model purchase .................. ??????

I must not make any impulse purchases
I must not make any impulse purchases
I must not make any impulse purchases
I must not make any impulse purchases
I must not make any impulse purchases
I must not make any impulse purchases

Best regards .................... Greyvoices (alias John)

PS. This reminds me that I must start to scan slides once again as the incident I describe above happened at about time that the wires had been installed northwards up to Cambridge, entailing a loco change at that point. Class 86s taking over from Class 47s.
 

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I once went to see this loco at a North London depot (Bounds Green?) as Arriva were interested in buying it I went with a couple of guys from Brush and we went all over it was practically new and unused and seemed a bargain to me however that never happened so I always had a soft spot for 89001 even if it is short of a firebox and boiler.
 
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