On 30 October 2022 HST vehicles travelled north of Dingwall for the first time. Class 43 power cars are now attached to Network Rail's Plain Line Pattern Recognition (PLPR) infrastructure monitoring train. The train is seen here south of Lairg.
Photo: Peter Moore
HST Reaches North
These photos by Niall Laybourne show the progress of the PLPR train through the wonderful FNL scenery.
Heading South, crossing the Helmsdale River, south of Kinbrace.
Heading East on the Wick branch, the train is seen skirting Loch Watten.
Approaching Thurso. On the horizon is the Orkney island of Hoy, and just seen on the far right is the northernmost point of the UK mainland, Dunnet Head.