69002 & 66706 Yarnton 15 March 2021

The second Class 69 to be converted from a former Class 56 loco (69002) was towed south for repainting on 15 March 2021 behind 66706 Nene Valley. It is pictured here passing Yarnton, running an hour late as the 0O69 13:00 (14:32 actual) Longport to Eastleigh Works. 69002 was formerly 56311, and before that 56057. Apart from the new lights on the front end, the most noticeable difference of the conversion is the altered roofline, fans and silencer installed in connection with new EMD 710 engine.