37884 Challow 24 September 2021

37884 Cepheus runs along the down relief line, as it approaches Challow on 24 September 2021 with the 5Q42 09:50 Ely Papworth Sidings to Newport Docks (Sims Group), conveying former LNER HST Mk3 coaches for scrap. The train is formed from: 12154, 42191, 42193, 42192, 42146, 42128, 42238, 42199, 42198, 42239 & 12125. The first and last vehicles are acting as barriers. It seems a shame that these high quality coaches are going to the breakers, when their replacements are a noticeably inferior product. At least they have had a reasonably long life, which probably won't be the case for their replacements, which are already literally cracking up!