DR79257 Bishop Wood 26 July 2008

Seldom photographed in daylight on the mainline, Network Rail Loram C2103 rail grinder with DR79257 leading passes Bishop Wood (between York and Doncaster) on 26 July 2008. The full consist being: DR79257, DR79256, DR79255, DR79254, DR79253, DR79252, & DR79251. This is one of three similar American built modular grinder units at work on the national network. Rail grinders are used to extend the life of lines, by grinding away irregularities and re-profiling the rail. This usually takes place at night and is both noisy and a spectacular display of sparks!