158864 Gonerby Moor 25 July 2009

158864 glints in the low late evening sun as it passes Gonerby Moor with the 17:45 Nottingham to Skegness East Midlands Trains service on 25 July 2009. Yet another variation of livery on an EMT Class 158, this time a rebranded Alphaline example. This train has just traversed the recently constructed Allington curve, which allows Skegness trains to call at Grantham without interfering with traffic on the Eat Coast Mainline. Skegness bound trains now leave Grantham on the same line they arrived on, rather than heading up the ECML and diverging at Barkston South Junction. Note that despite the modern trackwork that has been constructed just beyond the bridge in the background, this section is still vintage bullhead track.