Geordie ‘Azuma’: on 19 January, Hitachi-built unit No 800101 visited Newcastle (pictured), thus becoming the first Class 800 to venture north of Darlington. The nine-car unit arrived as the 08.14 Doncaster IEP depot to Newcastle and made a return trip to Darlington in the middle of the day before returning to Doncaster. Paul E. Gash

New stock for Waterloo: Siemens Class 707 units undertook testing on the Reading line in mid-February. Here unit Nos 707003 and 707005 pass under the new access-for-all footbridge at Virginia Water on 11 February 2017. Our photographer wonders what will happen to the original lattice footbridge that can be glimpsed in the background. Ken Brunt

GW in the Midlands: new four-car Class 387 EMU No 387144, built at Bombardier’s Derby plant for Paddington suburban services, heads an eight-coach consist round the reverse curves at Baddesley Bridge, Atherstone, while working the 10.33 Wembley – Crewe test run on 24 January 2017. Graham Nuttall