67022 & 67028 Whitehill 21 February 2004

This ill conceived design has had a troubled life with EWS, ever since the cessation of the mail trains which were the class's reson detre. This has led to their use on freight trains and possibly the most unsuitable job imaginable for a 125 mph loco with a ridiculously heavy axle weight - the Fort William sleeper. In this role they have unsurprisingly proved more troublesome than the Class 37s they replaced. However, here we see them on slightly more normal duties, although why it takes two I have no idea. 67022 & 67028 pass Whitehill, on the Cotswold Line with the Hertfordshire Railtours 1Z67 07:21 Finsbury Park to Kidderminster 'Severn Valley 1960's Gala' railtour on 21 February 2004.