365540 & 37800 Grove 20 January 2022

Still smiling now? The 'happy face' of 365540's front end is definitely inappropriate, as it is dragged off to be scrapped on 20 January 2022 by 37800 Cassiopeia. The working is the 5Q76 05:31 Doncaster Belmont Down Yard to Newport Docks (Sims Group), pictured here passing Grove footpath crossing. The unit is wearing the debranded livery of Great Northern, who operated a fleet of Class 365s until May 2021. Here we see a Great Northern unit travelling via the Great Western on its final journey. This seems like a waste, as surely an EMU should last longer than 27 years.