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First Scotrail Class 158 at Inverness
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No: 2491   Contributor: Marcel Sloover   Year: 2007   Manufacturer: BREL   Country: Scotland
First Scotrail Class 158 at Inverness

First ScotRail

ScotRail inherited the largest number of sets, originally having a fleet of 46 units from new in 1989. These were employed on Glasgow to Edinburgh services, as well as services to Aberdeen and Inverness. From 1998 onwards, units were reliveried in ScotRail Railways livery.

When ScotRail leased new Class 170 units in 1999, the Class 158 fleet was cascaded onto other routes, such as services to Thurso and Wick. The resultant cascade of older units allowed ScotRail to finally retire its elderly Class 101 'heritage' DMUs and end the lease on the Class 150. Six units were also transferred to other franchises. First Scotrail have begun to repaint the fleet into First's corporate pink and purple livery. 158863 joined the Scotrail fleet on loan from First Great Western on the 9th December 2006. This unit carries standard Wessex Trains "Alphaline" livery. First Scotrail also have taken on the two former SWT units.

First have begun the renovation of their 158 units, adding new carpeting, luggage areas and seats.
Picture added on 29 October 2007
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