Weather conditions on Saturday 10 February 1991 were such that EMUs on the Euston-Northampton-Birmingham route were experiencing operating problems with snow causing problems wit the sliding doors. As a result at least one Class 115 dmu was borrowed from Bletchley depot to operate a Rugby-Northampton-Milton Keynes shuttle so that Wolverton/Northampton/Long Buckby passengers could change onto main line trains at Rugby or MK. This is one set, with driving car 51857, passing Kingsthorpe on a Rugby-Milton Keynes shuttle train. The two snow-covered tracks in the foreground are the branch from Northampton to Market Harborough which closed in 1981, but had still not been lifted 10 years later.
10th February 1991
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