The Class 314's are the only Scotrail units to retain the former SPT Carmine and Cream livery. 9 of the 16 strong fleet: (314201, 202, 205, 206, 207, 210, 213, 215 and 216) still carry the livery that was at one time carried by all the class 314's, 318's, 320's and 334's as well as a number of class 156's and 170's. The livery was also carried by 4 class 303's (303019, 021, 023 and 087) before their withdrawal in 2002.
The veteran units, which entered service in 1979 operate on the Cathcart Circle, Newton, Neilston, Paisley Canal, Gourock and Wymess Bay lines and are due for withdrawal in 2019 when it is expected that they will be replaced by the brand new class 385 units.
On Saturday 1st September, the Carmine and Cream examples were out in force with 314202, 205, 206, 207 and 210 spotted in and around Glasgow Central in a 20 minute spell.
I got a few photos of 314205 (as well as a journey onboard from Glasgow Central - Newton) and a few of 314207, which was waiting to depart with a service from Glasgow Central to Paisley Canal.
|314207 at Glasgow Central with 2D25 12.12 Glasgow Central - Paisley Canal||314207 at Glasgow Central with 2D25 12.12 Glasgow Central - Paisley Canal||314s pass at Glasgow Central with 314207 departing with 2D25: the 12.12 service to Paisley Canal and 314205 arriving with 2P23 11.49 service from Newton||314205 arrives into Glasgow Central with 2P23 11.49 Newton - Glasgow Central|
|the interior of vehicle 64691 from 314205||314205 prepares to depart Newton with 2P03 12.49 Newton - Glasgow Central||314205 prepares to depart Newton with 2P03 12.49 Newton - Glasgow Central||A view from the footbridge as 314205 prepares to depart Newton with 2P03 12.49 Newton - Glasgow Central|
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