On 23 June 2022, the second RMT strike day, Colas Rail Freight ran their loaded bitumen tank train from Lindsey to Preston. Operating as a STP path 6Z32, it was powered by Class 70 No. 70812,setting off later than usual and running via Huddersfield and Manchester, rather than the usual Calder Valley, which was closed to all trains. At the same time as it approaches Thornhill LNW Junction, one of the few passenger trains to run pulls into Ravensthorpe Station, train 2Z66 09.19 York to Manchester Piccadilly, formed of Clas 185s Nos. 185129 and 185109. Derek Holmes
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