314207 heads south for scrap 22.8.19

August 22, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

314208 and 314207 at Glasgow Central314208 and 314207 at Glasgow CentralScotrail Saltire liveried 314208 awaits departure from Glasgow Central with 2D27 12.42 service to Paisley Canal while SPT Carmine and Cream liveried 314207 will depart with 2M74 12.45 to Newton via Maxwell Park 1.3.19 On 22nd August, 314207 became the 6th class 314 to head to Wales for scrapping. 314207 had been withdrawn from service after working the 20.24 Gourock - Glasgow Central service on 18th May.   207 had initially been withdrawn on 21st September 2018 and transferred to Yoker for storage, however after the class 385's had to be withdrawn temporarily at the end of September 2018, 207 however, had a reprieve and was quickly returned to service.   Once the 385's returned to service, 207 remained in service with 204 being withdrawn instead.   

The scrapping of 314207 will leave 10 of the original 16 strong class still in existance, however further scrapping moves are expected soon with 314208 and 215 to make their final journeys soon as well.

The current situation with the 314's is as follows:

In Service: 314202 / 203 / 205 / 209 / 210 / 214 / 216

Stored: 314204 (Eastleigh) / 208 (Yoker) / 215 (Yoker)

Scrapped: 314201 / 206 / 207 / 211 / 212 / 213

The photo shows Scotrail Saltire liveried 314208 awaiting departure from Glasgow Central with 2D27 12.42 service to Paisley Canal while SPT Carmine and Cream liveried 314207 will depart with 2M74 12.45 to Newton via Maxwell Park 1.3.19


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