350261 & 350103 Crick Tunnel 31 July 2020

There was severe disruption to rail services in the Northampton area on the afternoon of 31 July 2020, with numerous passenger services cancelled due, apparently, to power supply problems. This resulted in several very short term plan empty stock moves. One such was the 5U34 16:10 Rugby to Euston ECS, seen here passing the Rosebay Willowherb on the approach to Crick Tunnel, running 15 minutes late. 350261 retains the old London Midland livery, while 35103 at the rear is in the new London Northwestern colour scheme.