In previous posts we have covered Pendolinos, the 'Extendolino' and today, its the 'Pretendolino' - a ten car Pendolino set with a class 90 up front. Yes, today's post, 15th October 2011, comprises two pics showing this combination.
The first pic has been sent in by Geoff Monks. Freightliner class 90, 90016, is shown passing northbound through Winwick working the Pendolino empty standby set ('Pretendolino') on a Euston - Polmadie working. The date was Thursday 13th October 2011 and the consist was for a 09.12 Glasgow - Euston extra working on the following day (returns as 15.28 Euston - Glasgow extra passenger on Sunday 16th October). Geoff would like to know if anyone knows why these extras have been put on? They run most weeks until the end of November.
The second shot of the 'Pretendolino' was taken on the Friday, Glasgow - Euston run, and is from Jeff Nicholls. 90016 is on the tail of the service in this shot.