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I have noticed that some 91s are affected by corrosion,  below the running lights large holes where the metal has rusted through

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A few 91s and Mk4 DVTs seen at Doncaster on 5/8/19

 

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91108 in West Yard, behind 67004

 

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91106

 

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Unique liveried DVT 82205

 

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91111 For the Fallen

 

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DVT 82225, which was particularly filthy around the front, yet cleaner than most other DVTs towards the back

 

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91101 Flying Scotsman

 

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91119 Bounds Green - Intercity Depot 1977-2017

 

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91110 Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

 

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91132

 

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91107 Skyfall 007

 

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91102 City of York

 

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91114 Durham Cathedral

 

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Newcastle, February 1997.

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I’m surprised that 91103 is still with us as I was talking to a LNER driver last week and it seems to spend more time being fixed than out on the road.  He said the body and running gear are sound but the internals are shot.  Maybe the intervals from 91108 are going to trade places with 103?

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Is it true that 91111 (as it is now) still includes the mouse in its current (unique) livery? I've looked and can't find it.

 

Trevor

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Newcastle ,May 1993. 91002 with it's Durham Cathedral plates covered. My photo is dated the 7th which can't be right as I've read the official naming ceremony was the 4th.

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6 hours ago, Trev52A said:

Is it true that 91111 (as it is now) still includes the mouse in its current (unique) livery? I've looked and can't find it.

 

Trevor

 

Hi Trevor, it’s quite faded but still there.  It’s midway on the body side, just above the horizontal stripe and under the middle vent.  I hope this helps.

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4 hours ago, jools1959 said:

 

Hi Trevor, it’s quite faded but still there.  It’s midway on the body side, just above the horizontal stripe and under the middle vent.  I hope this helps.

 

Ah, now I can see it! On the left hand side it's as you describe it. On the other side it's sitting on the stripe immediately to the left of the poppy below the nameplate.

Many thanks for pointing me in the right direction!

 

Cheers

Trevor

 

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It's been reported on another forum that today is the last planned day in traffic for 91103.

 

Apparently it's currently allocated to;

 

1A13  06.55 Skipton to London Kings Cross (09.58)

1D10  10.33 London Kings Cross to Leeds (12.46)

1A31  13.15 Leeds to London Kings Cross (15.29)

1D22  16.33 London Kings Cross to Leeds (18.50)

1A49  19.16 Leeds to London Kings Cross (21.29)

 

Whether or not this is actually its last day, or a change in circumstances means that it hangs on for a few days like 91108, we'll just have to see. 

 

 

 

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I went through King’s Cross yesterday and saw a few class 91s.

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91126 Darlington Hippodrome. There was a discussion earlier about which class 91 name is the worst and I think this one has to be one of them.

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91112 and 91113.

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And the DVTs (82215 and 82217) at the other end of 91112 and 91113.

 

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Is 91125 still about as not seen it for ages?

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Remarks elsewhere that 108 has reappeared at Doncaster and pushed down the road collection siding.

 

suggestion is it’s lost some major parts.

 

next stop Booths?

 

 

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On 27/07/2019 at 08:27, Covkid said:

Have to say "Tiger" those 91+43 combos absolutely flew.  I now regret only ever experiencing one trip Kings Cross-Grantham, but will never forget the departure from Stevenage.  "Full bore" with a 91 and a HST powercar was really awesome - after BR had decided that the power cars should power instead of continuously idling.

 

Difficult to comprehend that that was when the 91s were new - and before the Mk4s were built, and now they are being withdrawn !!!   

 

Thanks for the memories "Tiger"

Class 91+43-who says bi-modes are new?!

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A vinyl good by from me, Kings Cross Saturday evening.

 

Talking to a Heaton Driver on the 9pm Newcastle, he is looking forward to the Azumas but you cannot just "pull the circuit breaker out" to sort problems like you can on the class 91s.

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LNER Class 91s at Doncaster, 25/9/19

 

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91114 Durham Cathedral

 

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91125

 

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91111 For the Fallen

 

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91113

 

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91110 Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

 

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91105

 

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91121

 

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91101 Flying Scotsman

 

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91115 Blaydon Races

 

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91128 Intercity 50

 

By the end of this day, 27 of the 31 class members are still in use on the ECML, the four that aren't are 91103, 91108, 91117 and 91120.

 

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91103 and 108 are for component recovery at Bounds Green and Wabtec, Doncaster.  91117 and 120 are stopped but unofficially “in service” though unlikely to ever turn a wheel in anger again unless another member of the class comes to grief.  Surprise to see 91116 coming back into service after being stopped for repair earlier this year.

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Class 91117 West Riding Limited, on it's last day of ECML service, is seen heading south from Doncaster for the final time working a LNER service, on Wednesday 25th September 2019.

 

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MK4 DVT 82209 leads the train South 

 

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Although I tried my best to avoid people on the photos, I was amazed at how many people were stood at the North End of platforms 1/3 to see the locomotive for a final time.

 

Jack

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On 28/09/2019 at 23:36, jools1959 said:

91117 and 120 are stopped but unofficially “in service” though unlikely to ever turn a wheel in anger again unless another member of the class comes to grief.  

 

Both of those are going to Europhoenix for export, and are being moved to Leicester on the 05/10.

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According to wnxx.com and a few railway insiders, 91117 and 120 have not been sold to Europhoenix (yet) but they are exploring the possibility of export using these pair as demonstrators.  If successful, there’s a high chance that the remaining fleet will be Europe bound.  I believe that 91120 is having Europhoenix vinyls applied to it at Bounds Green. 

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Madness !

sending them abroad 

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23 minutes ago, ess1uk said:

Madness !

sending them abroad 

They're probably pretty knackered and certainly old technology now so a retirement abroad might be good.

 

It's not as if they will end up as High Speed Thunderbirds on the European high speed networks (waits for announcement of same)

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Scapping?

I thought they were new.

Until I saw the pic from 1989!

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