First Trans Pennine Desiro 185137 hammers south with the 1410 from Glasgow to Preston. There it will join another set from Lancaster and together they will continue to Manchester Airport
The first Freightliner coal train for several hours heads north with 4S41 MX 0907 Sudford Lane to Hunterston empty coal hoppers. Still the sky has a wonderful blue colour without a single cloud, also the sun is coming round to light the front of northbound traffic.
This location favours northbound loco hauled trains, units are not a problem. 66227 runs south with the unusual sight of loaded HAA coal hoppers on 6M04 FX 1312 Mossend Yard to Carlisle Yard.