Off to Edinburgh by fishers

Off to Edinburgh

Not only did York railway extend from below the station roof with longer platforms, but there was a need for more through platforms. The first of these was built before 1900 immediately to the west of the original station. Later, before the second world war, a further island platform to was built to the west (just visible in this shot), although some of the associated track and signaling changes were not completed until after the war. At it's most extensive, the station had 16 platforms, consisting of five through platforms and 11 dead end platforms. In the late 1980s, as part of the electrification of the lines between London and Edinburgh, some of the dead end platforms were abandoned, and there are now a total of eleven platforms.

The train at the platform in this shot is a new Hitachi built train to replace the previous electric trains which date from 1990, and a few even older High Speed Trains from the late 1970s. It was operating a service to Edinburgh, where it would arrive around 2 1/2 hours after leaving York. Not bad for a journey of over 200 miles.

Ian
looks powerful
June 14th, 2021  
I've had the joy of travelling a few times on one of these Azumas - between Leeds/London. They are a great experience, much better in my view than the older Pendolinos. This is a nice shot, shows the train and station off very well.
June 14th, 2021  
Great POV and composition
June 14th, 2021  
Nice POV and info
June 14th, 2021  
A great shot of this train curving along the tracks.
June 14th, 2021  
Neat pov, composition
June 14th, 2021  
Great view and shot. Like the curve as the track looks endless by those. Fav.
June 14th, 2021  
Love the lines.
June 15th, 2021  
Great capture
June 15th, 2021  
Excellent train shot
June 15th, 2021  
Excellent composition
June 15th, 2021  
Nice looking train and I love the pov
June 15th, 2021  
Lots of interesting things in this capture
June 15th, 2021  
Very interesting narrative. The train looks sleek and fast. It looks beautiful following the curve of the tracks.
June 15th, 2021  
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Thank you all for your lovely comments and favs, they are very much appreciated.

The class 801 has a normal service speed of 125mph (200kph), and a designed maximum of 140mph (225kph) with modifications to signalling. I have only had two trips on one so far, and then only from York to Doncaster, and Darlington to York. Their acceleration and speed is impressive. Their interiors are quite spacious, but the seats (in standard class) are rather firm and I suspect could become uncomfortable on a long journey.

Ian
June 15th, 2021  
Looks powerful.
June 22nd, 2021  
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