153331 Saltmarshe 9 August 2000

Under leaden skies 153331 passes Saltmarshe with the 08:41 Sheffield to Bridlington Arriva Trains Northern service on 9 August 2000. Normally this train would be worked by a Class 156 unit, and indeed one half of 156454 can be seen tacked onto the back of 153331. This shows the usefulness of the single car 153s, which can be used to deputise for a defective coach in a two car set. This picture also gives a fine view of the 1905 built North Eastern Railway signal box. Saltmarshe station is oddly named, as it is adjacent to the village of Laxton, with Saltmarshe itself being over a mile away!