As we write this 76084 is running backwards and forwards between Sheringham (Network Rail) and Cromer. Driver training is taking place for the high season dining trains that the North Norfolk Railway will be running. Quite rightly, safety on the railways is of paramount importance and although many of the NNR drivers are professionals the summer trains will be run under the North Yorkshire Moors Railway Safety Case so today’s running is to ensure safety standards are met.
76084 made her debut on Network Rail last August hauling the North Norfolkman
Dining trains and since then she has been far and wide across England.
Her light engine test run was from Sheringham to Carnforth – over 300 miles. Her loaded test run around the Carnforth – Hellifield – Preston – Carnforth loop added yet more miles before she ran across to the NYMR stopping off at the National Railway Museum for fuel and water on the way.
When on the NYMR she ran into Whitby on several occasions.
In February and March 2017 76084 assisted in hauling firstly, the Buxton Spa Express from Manchester to Buxton returning over Copy Pit and coming off the charter at Blackburn. 76084 then made her way back to the East Lancashire Railway travelling past the site of Lower Darwen Motive Power Depot (24D later 10H in BR days). Sadly, this was in atrocious weather and in the dark. 76084’s second charter saw her top and tail with B1 61264 from York to Whitby on the Whitby Flyer. Both charters were organised by the Railway Touring Company.
We have put together a playlist of videos of 76084 on the main line.