Published on 21st April 2018
Further testing on the Class 800 and Class 802 fleets began again during mid April, with several runs being made between North Pole IEP Depot and Taunton using Class 800s No. 800004 'Isambard Kingdom Brunel / Sir Daniel Gooch' and No.
800003 'Queen Elizabeth II - Queen Victoria', while Class 802 Intercity Express Trains have started further testing over the Devon Banks into Cornwall with a return trip between Stoke Gifford IEP Depot and Penzance. Two images below capture No. 800004 'Isambard Kingdom Brunel / Sir Daniel Gooch' working 5Z19 09:33 North Pole IEP - Taunton (having split from partner No. 800003 'Queen Elizabeth II - Queen Victoria' at Bristol) on the 17th April, and No.802001 & No.802002 exiting from Whiteball Tunnel while working the 5Z91 12:17 Penzance - Stoke Gifford IEP on the 19th April.
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