Better than Mayflower?

On my morning constitutional, I stopped for what turned out to be a long chat with a friend.  Continuing over the Redhill-Tonbridge line, I spotted a train approaching – and it looked like a real train with a locomotive.  Turned out to be two GBRF Class 73’s topping and tailing an engineers train – not sure what type of train this was, though.

Made my day to see a real train rather than an EMU, and powered by two of my favourite locomotives.  I’d confess to remembering the originals, Class 73_0, in green, around Hither Green marshalling yard.  These are the largely rebuilt 73_9’s but they have the same business-like character that I’ve always liked.  Pity they don’t run on the Gatwick Express any more – those push-pull duties must have been their finest hour.


About snitchthebudgie

Secretary of the East Surrey N Gauge railway club
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1 Response to Better than Mayflower?

  1. Brian Seaman says:

    Great capture Jon 🙂


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