0755 - Photo: Paul Gildersleve.

With services heavily disrupted on the ECML from March until August 1979, due to the collapse of the tunnel roof at Penmanshiel, overnight services used the route via Carlisle from Newcastle in order to reach Edinburgh. Here, approaching Waverley from the west having travelled via Carlisle, 55008 (D9008) "THE GREEN HOWARDS" passes Haymarket with the 1S70 22:15 King’s Cross - Aberdeen on the morning of 15th August 1979. The ECML re-opened to through traffic only five days later on August 20th...

0244 - Photo: Paul Gildersleve.

...Powering the 16:33 Edinburgh service away from Dunbar on the 15th August 1979 is 55008 (D9008) "THE GREEN HOWARDS". Services were subject to cancellation, alteration and diversion between March and August 1979 due to the collapse of Penmanshiel Tunnel.