305519 Drem 4 October 2001

I only have a single picture of a Class 305 at work on the national network, and that was taken right at the very end of their career. In its last few weeks of revenue earning service, 305519 calls at Drem on 4 October 2001 with the 11:40 Edinburgh to North Berwick ScotRail service. Despite the filthy state of the unit, it is still possible to see the incorrect Edinburgh Waverley destination on the full resolution scan of the original 35mm Fujichrome transparency. The 305s were introduced in 1959 for suburban services on the Eastern Region, out of Liverpool Street. Some units moved to Manchester in the 1980s, and five units moved to Scotland in 1991. The final Class 305 working was in January 2002. They have all now been scrapped.