|HNRail Class 20314, Banbury Photo: Charles Moorhen|
|Class 20 Diesel Locomotives at Night, Banbury|
|Class 20107 and Class 20096 heading London Underground rolling stock, Banbury Photo: Charles Moorhen|
London Underground Train Takes The Night Air
Late evening, on the 11th April 2017, a Derby to London train of new London Underground rolling stock paused for around forty-five minutes at Banbury railway station.
Motive power for the train were four classic Class 20 diesel locomotives. Heading the train were Class 20107, built in December 1961, and Class 20096 built in October 1961, both in BR standard livery.
At the rear of the train, in Harry Needle Railroad Company livery, were Class 20314, built in February 1962, and Class 20311, built in December 1961.
|Class 20311 standing next to Chiltern Railways DMU 165 015, Banbury Photo: Charles Moorhen |
The new London Underground stock, sandwiched between the four ageing diesel locomotives, built by Bombardier in Derby, have air-conditioning, more space, improved accessibility and better customer information systems.
The trains have an increased passenger capacity of up to 25%, compared with their predecessors, while providing enhanced comfort.
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