Test Trains - aroyle

Running in place of the New Measurement Train on the evening of November 6th, 67006 'Royal Sovereign' waits at Euston before returning 1Q10 to Derby RTC (with 67029 at the rear). Third vehicle in the rake, this was the first main line test of PLPR1 (72631) since being fitted with NR's Plain Line Pattern Recognition System which is intended to reduce the need for manual foot patrolling inspections of the track. The other test vehicle is TIC2 (977974), which was carrying out track geometry monitoring. 'Brake Force' coaches were 3318 and 3400. 6/11/12