290783 moves, the East Coast's finest power.

My "All line Rover" began at Crewe with a quality train namely 1E24 2250 Shrewsbury - York. The power tonight was poor in 47590 but an interesting route via Stockport, Reddish South and Guide Bridge was taken in the NW. A busy Kings X - Aberdeen overnight was joined at Leeds with me grabbing a table vacated by some Leeds folk. On departure i noticed a handbag on the seat opposite me, so i put it on the rack and dossed out.

i awoke at York not by an engine change but by station staff searching the train! On giving them said handbag 47417 was soon storming North again. I next awoke at Edinburgh to join the morning's "circuit" power on the Edinburgh - Dundees. This was as enjoyable as ever, the highlight being a bellow from the Tay Bridge at the resident seals sunning themselves on a sand bank below at low tide..

Afternoon generator power on the Dundee-Montrose line saw more "newies", then "nb" power in ex Landore 37196 on the 1918 Dundee - Glasgow. Back at Edinburgh 27004 was scratched all time in insect style to Haymarket, 27004 was also steaming the stock. 47406 returned me South on another busy East Coast overnight.

 A good day with 13 locos sampled including 5 "tippies" (newies underlined)

27004, 27012, 27018, 27021, 27050, 37196, 47405, 47406, 47411, 47417, 47421, 47469, 47590.   

Phots, Gen and moves from the day. 29/7/83 Fr

47590  1E24 2250 Shrewsbury-York                                     Crewe - Leeds (via Reddish S)

86240  1S06 2100 Euston-Stranraer

47417  1S35 2300 Kings X –Aberdeen                                  Leeds - Edinburgh

47586  1G10 0548 Stirling-Edinburgh

47406  1S35 2300 Kings X –Aberdeen                                  Edinburgh - Haymarket

47210  2O08 0740 Edinburgh-Glasgow

27021  2G14 0621 Dundee-Edinburgh                                  Haymarket - Edinburgh

27012  2L28 0817 Edinburgh-Dundee                                   Edinburgh - Kirkcaldy

290783270120817edwebr.jpg 27012 at Kirkcaldy with 2L28 0817 Edinburgh - Dundee

29078320216webr.jpg 20216 shunts the yard at Kirkcaldy, a UKF fertiliser wagon is on the left

27018  2G31 0821 Dundee-Edinburgh                                  Kirkcaldy - Inverkeithing

29078327018dupewebr.jpg "Inter City" tippie in 27018 at Inverkeithing with 2G31 0821 Dundee-Edinburgh

27021  2L32 0917 Edinburgh-Dundee                                   Inverkeithing - Kirkcaldy

47586  1N21 0922 Edinburgh-Inverness                                                                   

27050  2L34 1017 Edinburgh-Dundee                                   Kirkcaldy - Dundee

DMU   0921 Dundee- Edinburgh

47411  1S14  0810 Newcastle-Aberdeen                               Dundee - Montrose

29078347411webr.jpg 47411 at Montrose with the semaphores off for 1S14 0810 Newcastle - Aberdeen

47405  1M87 1150 Aberdeen-Nottingham                            Montrose - Arbroath

47421  1A31 1125 Glasgow-Aberdeen                                  Arbroath - Montrose

47469  1T35 1255 Aberdeen-Glasgow                                   Montrose - Dundee

27018  3G68 1421 Dundee-Edinburgh                                  Dundee - Ladybank

27021  2L44 1417 Edinburgh-Dundee                                   Ladybank - Dundee

290783270211417edduwebr.jpg 27021 at the Dundee blocks

47421  1T42 1455 Aberdeen-Glasgow                                   Dundee - Perth

27007  2L50 1710 Perth-Arbroath

47586  1T43 1430 Inverness-Glasgow

47710  1S59 0930 Euston-Inverness

DMU   1728 Perth-Edinburgh                                                Perth - Dunblane

47708  1C87 1715 Dundee-Perth

47469  1N86 1735 Glasgow-Inverness                                  Dunblane - Perth

47489  1G18 1630 Inverness-Edinburgh

37196     2T51 1918  Dundee-Glasgow                                  Perth - Larbert

29078337196webr.jpg As the light fades, 37196 at Larbert with 2T51 1918 Dundee-Glasgow QS

37032      1V59 2200 Stirling-Newton A

DMU      2032 Dunblane-Edinburgh                                      Larbert - Edinburgh

27004     1V58  2305 Edinburgh-Paignton                             Edinburgh - Haymarket

47489     1N05 2310 Edinburgh-Inverness    

47406  1E41 1920 Aberdeen-Kings X                                   Haymarket - York

 

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