SE2933 : "James Herriot" at Leeds

taken 8 months ago, near to Leeds, Great Britain

"James Herriot" at Leeds
"James Herriot" at Leeds
One of Grand Central's class 180 "Adelante" diesel trains that usually plies between London and Bradford, seen at the Leeds end of its morning fill-in commuter duty.

This unit, 180112, was named "James Herriot 1916-2016" to celebrate the centenary of Alf Wight, the author who used the pen-name James Herriot. Grand Central explain the choice of name as showing the "strong connections with Herriot Country as the Sunderland born vet lived and practised in the villages and farms around Thirsk. Both Sunderland and Thirsk are served by Grand Centralís high speed rail services."
Leeds Station
Leeds railway station is the second busiest railway station in England outside of London. It is one of 19 stations managed by Network Rail.
Leeds is an important hub on the British rail network. The station is the terminus of the Leeds branch of the East Coast Main Line which provides high speed inter-city services to London and is an important stop on the CrossCountry network between Scotland, the Midlands and South West England connecting to major cities such as Birmingham, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Derby, Nottingham, Reading, Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth and Penzance. There are also regular inter-city services to major destinations throughout Northern England including Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle and Sheffield. It is also the terminus for trains running on the scenic Settle to Carlisle line.
Leeds is a major hub for local and regional destinations across Yorkshire such as to York, Scarborough, Hull, Doncaster and Sheffield. The station lies at the heart of the Metro commuter network for West Yorkshire providing services to Bradford, Wakefield, Dewsbury, Huddersfield and Halifax.
With 25 million passenger entries and exits between April 2011 and March 2012, Leeds is the busiest railway station in the North of England and the third-busiest railway station in the United Kingdom outside London, after Birmingham New Street and Glasgow Central.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 5 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Saturday, 29 July, 2017
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 2986 3324 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:47.6771N 1:32.8913W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 2987 3324
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