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66115 - Southampton Eastern Docks.0 viewsAny journey to the Isle of Wight using Red Funnel Ferries from Southampton to East Cowes involves running alongside the Eastern Docks and its Car Terminal and Cruise Liner Berths. On Friday 27th June at 13.15, 66115 crawls along the dockside have brought another load of new Range Rovers from Halewood on Merseyside for export. Its precious cargo will be destined to join (temporarily) the massed ranks in the car park behind the 66. There is quite a lot of expensive kit is this view, including that boat!
GBRf 66744 at Kings Cross.0 views66744 -'Crossrail' stands against the block with a Crossrail engineering train, in platform 9 at London Kings Cross on June 7th 2014. Due to engineering work for Crossrail all FCC Great Northern suburban services were terminating/starting from Finsbury Park or Moorgate. There was a very restricted East Coast service running due to single-line working.
Finsbury Park.0 viewsA quiet moment at Finsbury Park on June 7th 2014. As the rain comes down, passengers read-on. First Capital Connect 365532 provides the backdrop forming the 09.58 service to Peterborough.
East Coast 91113 at Finsbury Park.0 views91113 passes Finsbury Park in pouring rain, running wrong-line with the 11.00 London Kings Cross to Edinburgh service on June 7th 2014. Engineering work for Crossrail meant that single line working was in force, leading to a restricted East Coast service working to and from Kings Cross.

FCC 365506 at Finsbury Park.0 viewsViewed through the doorway of the platform waiting shelter at Finsbury Park, First Capital Connect Class 365, 365506 -'The Royston Express' awaits departure with the 09.55 Cambridge to London Kings Cross service on a very damp June 7th 2014.
FCC 313040 arrives at Finsbury Park.0 viewsFirst Capital Connect Class 313, 313040 passes over Seven Sisters Road as it arrives at Finsbury Park running ECS ready to form a service to Royston on June 7th 2014. Due to Crossrail engineering work, all FCC suburban services were terminating/starting from Finsbury Park or Moorgate.
FCC 313060 at Finsbury Park.0 views313060 stands in the sunshine (At last!) at Finsbury Park as it brings up the rear of a service to Royston on June 7th 2014. With the exception of the ex London Underground stock running on the Isle of Wight, the 313s operated by First Capital Connect and Southern, are now the oldest trains running on the former BR network. The 313s were built at York in 1976/77 and were the first second generation EMUs based on the PEP prototypes that were trialled on the Southern Region in the early 1970s.
FCC 365508 at Finsbury Park.0 views365508 stands at Finsbury Park bringing up the rear of the 11.58 to Peterborough on June 7th 2014. Due to weekend engineering work for Crossrail, FCC Great Northern suburban services were being started/terminated at either Finsbury Park or Moorgate.

FCC 313064 at Finsbury Park.0 views313064 stands at Finsbury Park having arrived with a terminating service from Herford North on June 7th 2014. The unit will run ECS to Highbury Vale Junction where it will reverse and pass under the ECML to re-emerge on the east side of Finsbury Park to form the return working to Hertford North. 313064 was the last of the Class 313s emerging from BREL York in April 1977.
FCC 313051 at Finsbury Park.0 views313051 stands at Finsbury Park with a service to Hertford North on June 7th 2014. First Capital Connect was formed in 2006 to run the Great Northern and Thameslink services. FCC will cease to exist after September 2014 as the franchise is taken over by Govia Thameslink Railway.
FCC 313029 arrives at Finsbury Park.0 views313029 rolls into Finsbury Park with a Moorgate to Welwyn Garden City working on June 7th 2014. In the adjacent platform is FCC 317345 forming the 12.28 service to Cambridge.
FCC 313038 at Finsbury Park.0 viewsA rather grubby looking 313038 brings up the rear of a Moorgate to Welwyn Garden City working calling at Finsbury Park on June 7th 2014.
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