91008 LDS 15/04/89
The 91s entered traffic in March 1989, initially with mark III stock and HSTs acting as 'Surrogate DVTs'. The following month I made a trip to Doncaster and enjoyed my first haulage by the class, catching 91007/43084 south from Leeds. Also at Leeds that day, 15th April 1989, was 91008 - a 'cop', and a fine sight sitting in the sun in an east end bay platform. At this time, only small TOPS numbers were carried - on the blunt end.