EMUs north and south of London. Mk. 3 vs Networkers!

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FOUR-CAR CLASS 465 ‘Networker’ EMU No. 465184 passes under the signal gantry on the Down Slow at the west end of Hither Green in South London on September 12th, 2004, as it brakes for the station stop with a Southeastern service. The unit still wears Network SouthEast livery, but the brandings have been removed, while the logo on the cab front has faded to white.

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Not the most exciting of colour schemes ever to grace the 25kV ac Mk. 3-based Class 317 EMUs, West Anglia Great Northern’s two-tone purple was the train operator’s final livery before it was carved up between the Greater East Anglia and Thameslink franchises. West Anglia had already become part of ‘One’ Railway when this photo was taken on May 16th, 2004, leaving just the Great Northern routes out of King’s Cross. WAGN’s No. 317343 hums into Royston with a service for Cambridge.