31465, 1Q13, Carnforth, Wed 8 January 2014 - 1845. The class 31 propels the Network Rail test train to Millom. It was led by DBSO 9701, and comprised radio survey coach 977997 and staff coach 977969. The train had come from Derby to Carnforth via Crewe earlier. At the time of this photo it was returning from a round trip to Heysham via Bare Lane (both ways). It should have worked over the complete Cumbrian coast line to Carlisle, but had to stop at Millom and return to Carnforth because the Workington - Carlisle section was still closed for flood damage repairs.
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