Friday, January 27, 2012

A tube train at Leicester

I came home from work early one afternoon this week. Just south of Leicester station I saw a London Underground train. Presumably it was on its way to or from the Litchurch Lane Works in Derby.

This train had a pair of class 20 locomotives (a rare sight themselves these days) and a buffer wagon at either end, but there was still something moving about seeing a tube train in such circumstances.

It reminded me of a pit pony allowed up from the depths for a short while to frolic in a sunlit meadow.

Later. Judging by later reports, this train was on its way to the test track at Old Dalby near Melton Mowbray.


Martin Brookes @oakhamuk said...

I saw one last year also

I don't know if there is a link to this line.

pathh said...

A tube train, complete with pair of class 20s at each end and tank-cars as buffer wagons was in Leicester station today 6 Feb 2012, and moved off to the North c. 13.45