66739 at York
No prizes for guessing the location: it is hard to grow tired of the iconic design of the York station roof. Even for a Saturday afternoon, the platforms were eerily quiet. Although there is a double-track freight avoiding line to the south of the station, freight trains frequently pass through the station during a lull in passenger traffic. Most freight traffic in the York area is the MGR (or merry-go-round) coal trains serving various coal-fired power stations in Yorkshire. In this shot, a Canadian-built class 66 locomotive is seen rolling through York platform 3 with a southbound coal working. 66739 began life with Freightliner as locomotive 66579, but is now used by GBRF.