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Juniper Diversions via Kingston

Engineering work over two successive weekends between Barnes and Richmond has resulted in Reading to Waterloo services being diverted via the South West Main Line and the Kingston Loop - reversing at Twickenham. Although Juniper units have never been strangers to the main line, rarely has there been an opportunity to witness such intensive running. Our website feature The Fall and Rise of South West Trains' 458s, covering the saga of class 458 units, is periodically being updated to record their full return to service.

458012 approaching Clapham Junction - main line - from Reading
458021 departing Clapham Junction - main line - for Reading
Junipers (both with the same numerals!) on the SW Main Line at Clapham Junction on 13th January 2007

photographs up working (top) by Belgian Marine and down working (bottom) by Colin Duff.