158 869 stands at Perth Platform 5, about to return to Edinburgh on
20 September. It is one of the Alphaline liveried 158s which ScotRail have had on loan for over 3 years now and which add a bit of variety. They have 400hp engines rather than the standard 350hp and sound subtly different. Also sounding different is their digitised on-board safety announcements which are spoken in a mild estuarial whine, rather than the well-spoken but slightly actressy Glaswegian used in all other digitised ScotRail announcements, onboard and in stations.
Company: Scottish Central Railway
Photographer: David Panton
Contact photographer: David Panton
Image number: 30804