Ex Gatwick Express stock out and about again
Colin Duff has been out with his camera. He writes
The first six Gatwick Express units, 387201/2/3/4/5/6, loaned to TSGN’s Great Northern operation, have now been transferred to GWR. Yesterday was their first day out, ( Thursday 29th July 2021) with 387201 working Reading Newbury shuttles. Today 387204 was working between Reading and Newbury and is pictured here approaching Thatcham working the 2Z54 1550 Reading to Newbury. Where the Gatwick Express vinyl branding had been applied is readily apparent on this unit as it is still shiny and bright red there, whereas the larger areas of base red livery are dull and slowly fading to orange (as red is prone to do).