221140 1M34 SDN 16/04/18
221140 in 4-car formation works the 1M34 0845 Bournemouth - Manchester Piccadilly near St Denys on 16th April 2018. The 221 fleet are a little complex: 44 sets were ordered by Virgin, the final 4 sets (221141-221144) as 4-car trains for North Wales services. 221144 was subsequently disbanded with vehicles transferred to 221142 and 221143 making these up to 5-cars. Virgin West Cast later inherited 20 5-car sets and the 2 spare driving cars, XC getting the remaining 23 sets, one of which (221141) remained a 4-car. 221144 was reformed in 2017, for XC, using trailers from 221136 and 221140. Hence, XC 221140 delivered as a 5-car and operating as a 4-car, one of 3 XC 4-cars!
Class 221XCSDNSouth Western