800106 Cromwell Moor 29 June 2019

My first photo of an East Coast Mainline Class 800 in revenue earning service, and not a very auspicious start! 800106 limps past Cromwell Moor on 29 June 2019 with the 1A40 16:15 Leeds to Kings Cross LNER service. This had come to a stand south of Retford, and after a lengthy delay, which caused several trains to back up behind it, eventually moved off, only to be terminated at Newark North Gate with a 'problem with the train'. It was 37 minutes late when it passed me, and it took ages for all the following delayed trains to pass by. I had an unexpected second chance to photograph this unit, as half an hour later, after having turfed off all the passengers at Newark, it headed back north in disgrace as the 5A40 18:10 Newark North Gate to Doncaster IEP Depot ECS. This just proves that the train company's naive mantra that new trains are always more reliable is just wishful thinking!