DB Cargo UK Class 67 No. 67029 Royal Diamond (in silver livery) leads UK Railtours 'The Midland Meander' charter along the freight-only route between Knighton Junction (Leicester) and Branston Junction, Burton-on-Trent at Castle Gresley, Derbyshire on a rather dull Saturday, 18 February 2017. Out of view at the rear of working 1Z67, the 07.40 London Euston to Stratford-upon-Avon, which consisted of a rake of Mk1 stock, is classmate No. 67022 that still retains its original EWS livery. This 30-mile length of railway is reputed to now be the longest non-passenger route still in existence on the national railway network, so the sight of a passenger working is a welcome sight. The route closed to passenger traffic in September 1964 as a result of the Beeching Plan but continued as a well-used freight route, however following the cessation of mining and the decline of other industries in the area that required rail transportation and providing plenty of activity along the entire route, the section west of Coalville now only carries the empty aggregate hopper train from Tinsley to Bardon Hill, the occasional test train and redundant 'Eurostar' trains en-route for disposal. John Tuffs
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