Another couple of multiple unit pictures!

170394GB_200504

OPEN ACCESS OPERATOR Hull Trains began operations with a fleet of Bombardier ‘Turbostar’ DMUs, which were replaced in 2004 by Class 222 ‘Pioneer’ DEMUs. Wearing a colour scheme obviously influenced by its then majority shareholder GB Railways (Anglia Railways, now First Group), Class 170/3 No. 170394 speeds through Peterborough with a direct Hull-King’s Cross service on May 20th, 2004. Note the large first class section!

158956GB_230704

Three-car Central Trains Class 158 DMU No. 158956 powers away from the station stop at Thetford, on the Breckland Line, with a Norwich to Liverpool service on July 23rd, 2004. The double-signal allows non-stopping trains to see the starter which would normally be obscured by the footbridge.