Sitting in the cab of my rail replacement bus outside Harrow-on-the-Hill, watching the S stock trains rumbling through and terminating as the line south of HOTH was closed for the new signalling to be tested...I was thinking about the days when it was all A stock rumbling through. I happened to glance up and what should be rumbling through but the D stock, a 5-car set, presumably being used for testing the new equipment. Talk about coincidence. Pity my phone camera wasn't handy.
That would have been the RAT, is has been fitted with the kit to travel on sections with the new CBTC signalling. Photo on another site had the kit with Easter 🐣 on it. How long have you been driving buses.
Been driving buses 50 years now! took my test in 1973, never been without work. I've also been a guard on the DR and Met before that, and a BR driver 1974-1988 amongt other things. I now stick to rail replacement buses at weekends and the occasional midweek night runs for oprators in Kent, weekends for Sullivan buses