82219 Grassthorpe 28 January 2008

A picture that required split second timing and 1/2000 sec shutter speed to freeze the 125 mph train at exactly the right spot between the catenary. 82219 Duke of Edinburgh leads the 1A24 11:40 Leeds to Kings Cross National Express East Coast service past Grassthorpe (between Retford and Newark) on 25 January 2008. The entire train is in the transitional livery, with all traces of former route operator GNER removed, and the National Express branding applied on a white stripe.