Mixed traffic railway: Avanti West Coast Pendolino No 390119, sporting Pride vinyls, speeds past South Kenton forming the 11.15 Manchester Piccadilly to Euston, and meets Freightliner’s No 66505 assisting No 66548 with the 4M63 Felixstowe to Trafford Park intermodal on 28 May 2021. 
Antony Guppy

The past year has presented the railway with unprecedented challenges. The commitment and passion of operators has ensured services have continued to operate throughout. One morning I was stood at London Bridge, and while only six people got off one train, every one of them made their way to Guy’s Hospital, which is a striking example of how important the railways have been during the pandemic.

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