Thunderbirds are go!
Virgin Trains have a number of Class57/3 Diesel Locomotives in their stable. They usually act as rescue engines, recovering the Pendelinos and other Electris when they fail or are diverted over lines that are not electrified. To that end they are nicknamed "Thunderbirds" after the puppet series of that name and they all carry names of characters from the show.
57033 Alan Tracy is seen here waiting for it's next call to action at the end of Preston station.
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