Blanche last worked an FR service train on it's own during the Alan Peglar weekend last October. It also replaced the failed Lyd double heading with Earl of Merioneth on the Monday of steam 150 event. It is in need of a valve re-bore as well as a coal conversion so is used even less than Linda. Linda worked 2 FR service trains for it's 50th anniversary of FR service. That was in July. Everything since has been specials, guest drivers etc. So basically the chances of seeing them pulling 8 car service trains at 2omph on the FR are slim to none. It's a disappointing situation for everyone. The odd lightly loaded double header up the WHR doesn't really give them much to do either.