Yesterday i took a trip out to Deeping Saint Nicholas to get photos of trains being diverted away from the ECML owing to Engineering work between Grantham and Retford, trains were running via Spalding, Sleaford, Lincoln and Gainsborough to rejoin the ECML at Doncaster.
Some East Coast trains were dragged using EWS 67s and others were stepped up to be HST sets.
The first one across the line was East Coasts 1S17 London Kings Cross to Edinburgh, which was formed of 43296 and 43277.
Unfortunatly the first eastbound (or northbound, whichever was you want to look at it) we missed, as i had missed the message in the time it took us to walk back to the car and drive back into Deeping Saint Nicholas, we arrived back at the first crossing intime to see 67025 take a mkIV set through.
Another 40mins later we got our 3rd HST set, which was 1S21 London Kings Cross to Edinburgh Waverley, cant make out the number on the front power car but looks like 43239, and 43317 on the back.
Just as 1S21 went by, from the otherway came 66085 and 66005 on an RHTT duty from Peterborough to Lincoln and back Not sure of the headcode of this one, however.
The first west/southbound drag came just before 1600, with 67022 dragging 1A31 Leeds to London Kings Cross and newly painted 91128 and a old GNER liveried set of MkIVs, which made for a nice shot across the fields in the sunlight.
The first Southbound Grand Central set was following on from 1E13, and was 43423 and 43467 forming 1A65 Sunderland to London Kings Cross.
In the quickly fading light, i managed to photo the 2nd Northbound drag, again with 67022 but attached this time to still GNER Blue 91126 working 1D21 London Kings Cross to Leeds.
As we did leave, we stopped again pretty sharpish to grab a photo of the sunset:
Thanks to the Gen providers on East Coast Rail News for keeping us up to speed yesterday.