On Thursday October 30th 2014, the first test train reached our new Northallerton West station. It arrived hauled by 47 715 “Poseidon” and was formed of four Mark Two coaches. Following successful completion of gauging tests to make sure that there was the correct separation between all parts of the train and the edge of the new platform, the train returned having picked up a “Salmon” flat wagon loaded with scaffolding supplies to Leeming Bar. It is seen here part way through the shunting involved to attach the “Salmon” to the rear of the train. “Poseidon” is pointing towards Castle Hills and the new platform is behind the train.
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