DRS' Northern Belle liveried 57305 and 57312 await departure from Berkeley compound with the 6M56 Berkeley to Crewe flasks on the 11th November 2015.
57306 tnt 57310 on the 1Z17 London Paddington to Cardiff Central at Undy on the 20th September 2015.
57308+57310 on the 1Z30 London Paddington to Cardiff Central at Newport on the 8th August 2015.
DRS' 57307 'Lady Penelope' sporting "Cable thieves: We're Watching You" branding hauls driving cars of former Virgin Super Voyager 221144 at Elford, north of Tamworth nearing journey's end, with the 5Z21 Polmadie to Barton under Needwood on the 22nd June 2014. The two middle cars of the former 221144 four car voyager were used to strength two other four-car voyagers to five cars. The two driving cars of 221144 are now used for driving training.
DRS 57009 leads classmate 57002 on the 6U76 08:59 Crewe Basford Hall to Mountsorrel empty ballast boxes at Narborough near Leicester on the 3rd February 2013. DRS now have the contract for the 6U76/6U77 services which were previously held by freightliner. As the train is too heavy for a single class 66/4 hence why the train under freightliner control was either hauled by class 66/6 or class 70. The service was hauled by a pair of DRS Class '57s'. This was the maiden working of the train under DRS operation and was the first time class 57s have featured on this train. The train at this point was only a few minutes down following 170638 on the Leicester service, however the returning 6U77 departed Mountsorrel 87 late.
DRS 57010 leads 57008 on the 6U77 Mountsorrel to Crewe Basford Hall loaded ballast stone at Barrow upon Trent on the Castle Donnington branch on the 11th February 2014.
DRS 57008 in ex-works condition leads 57010 on the 4M44 Mossend to Daventry, sounding and looking tremendous at Grendon (just south of Polesworth) on the 19th June 2013. Unfortunately 57010 failed at Daventry and so the returning 4S45 was worked solo by 57008 as far as Crewe where 37402 and 37405 took over. 57002/3/4/7/8/9/10/11/12 are in traffic with DRS.
DRS 57307 with 'Cable Thefts We're Watching You' branding rounds the curve at Yate on the approach to Westerleigh junction hauling the 1Z16 Bristol Temple Meads to Bristol Temple Meads Northern Belle via Worcester and Swindon. The train was planned to reverse at Gloucester which didn't happen. This originally would have meant 47841 leading to Bristol Temple Meads. At Bristol Temple Meads, the train reversed again to take the Bath line to Swindon, in which 57307 ran round the train and led 47841 to Swindon indicating there were problems with 47841. 57307 had replaced 47810 yesterday which also had problems. Many thanks to LusitaniaD225 for his help.
57302 leads 37419 and 37682 out of Holyhead at Valley powering the 1Z58 Holyhead to North Llanrwst on the 25th October 2014.
DRS 57308 hauls two-car Virgin Voyager 221144 as the 5Z21 1250 Barton under Needwood to Polmadie at Lichfield Trent Valley junction on the 9th March 2014.
Northern Belle liveried 57305 leads 47790 on the 5Z31 Crewe CS to Nottingham at Barrow upon Trent on the 19th December 2014.
DRS Northern Belle liveried 57305 "Northern Princess" hauls the 5X52 09:55 Old Dalby to Ilford unit drag consisting of 379013 at Brentingby level crossing, Wyfordby east of Melton Mowbray on the 16th December 2014. The unit having received a prototype battery had been on test on the Old Dalby test track.
Northern Belle liveried 57305 hauls battery powered 379013 as the 5Z50 Ilford EMU depot to Derby Litchurch Lane at Kirby Bellars, Melton Mowbray on the 17th February 2015.
57301 hauls 82143 on the 5Z53 1314 Loughborough to Norwich at Barrow upon Soar on the 18th March 2015.
DRS 57306 hauls 375306 at Cossington working as the 5Z58 06:40 Derby Litchurch Lane to Ramsgate on the 6th June 2015.
With Isambard Kingdom Brunel's Tamar bridge providing the backdrop, First Great Western's on-hire DRS 57303 crosses Coombe viaduct, Saltash working the 2C51 1750 Exeter St Davids to Penzance on the 4th July 2015.