Much variety- July 30 and  31 moves, 1983

 

Saturday July 30th

 

I joined the overnight at Haymarket to get a reasonable seat before the hordes incl many German Interailers piled on at Waverly. Further South with 47406 storming round the curves at Dunbar a metal framed rucksack fell onto some sleeping Jock's head. Without a word Jock proceeded to pull down all the remaining rucksacks from the nearby racks without even a murmur from their terrified German owners!

 

After a Doncaster bail, it was a cart to Sheffield where a mass group of bashers were assembled on the footbridge steps, Every snippet of gen was passed on, unlike the footbridge gen scene at New St where some "main men" were often less forthcoming, especially the Gloucester/Cheltenham based "gods!!!".

 

With just the "Sheffield - Blackpool" yet to be allocated, dud but large 47372 was taken to Nottingham for a required 31113 forward to Peterborough. Namer 47077 "North Star" was joined here on the Brum-Yarmouth, for what i think was a busy crew change only stop. 37046 and 37098 were the afternoon beasts and i was to eventually end up on a comfortable "Trans Pennine" DMU through the Hope Valley for "cans" home from Manchester.

 

A reasonable day with 12 locos sampled ( newies underlined) with 37098 on the ECML the highlight.

 

31113, 31401, 31414, 37046, 37098, 47197, 47269, 47077, 47372, 47406, 86218, 86256

 

Moves and other known gen, 300783

 

47406  1E41 1920 (29/7) Aberdeen-Kings X             Haymarket -York

47269  1E41 1920 (29/7) Aberdeen-Kings X             York - Doncaster (via Leeds)

47479 1S08 0005 Kings X-Edinburgh

47490  1E43 2050 Aberdeen-Kings X

31107   2D70 0555 Doncaster-Lincoln

47405  1E48 2200 Aberdeen-Kings X

DMU   0633 Doncaster-Sheffield                               Doncaster - Sheffield

31272  2L24 0805 Chesterfield-Scarborough

47372  1E17 0732 Sheffield-Skegness                       Sheffield - Nottingham

 

30078347372web.jpg 47372 at Nottingham with 1E17, 0732 Sheffield - Skegness

 

45142  1E05 0748 Leicester-Leeds

31113  1E83 0739 Chesterfield-Yarmouth                Nottingham - Peterborough

31160  1M66 0905 Cambridge-Birmingham

47077  1E62 0804 Birmingham-Yarmouth                Peterborough - March

300783470770804byr.jpg 47077 at March with 1E62 0804 Birmingham - Yarmouth

 

31401} 1M80 0935 Norwich-Birmingham                 March - Peterborough

31414}

37098  1N13 0910 Yarmouth-Newcastle                   Peterborough - Doncaster

31312  1E73 0935 Yarmouth-Leeds                                                 

DMU   1213 Cleethorpes-Manchester                        Doncaster - Sheffield

HST     1500 Sheffield-St.Pancras                              Sheffield - Chesterfield        

47527  1E63 0940 Poole-Newcastle

47267  1E60 1005 Paignton-Leeds

47497  1E28 0850 Weymouth-Sheffield                    Chesterfield - Sheffield

40194  1M54 1320 Skegness-Manchester

300783401941320skmanr.jpg 40194 arrives at Sheffield with 1M54, 1320 Skegness- Manchester

 

DMU   1620 Sheffield-York                                       Sheffield - Rotherham

46032  1E27 1005 Weymouth-Leeds

37046  1E57 1359 Blackpool-Sheffield                     Rotherham - Sheffield

47473  1E69 1053 Weymouth-Leeds

DMU   1505 Cleethorpes-Manchester                        Sheffield - Manchester P

86256  1V19 1840 Manchester-Padd                         Manchester P - Crewe

33034  1V07 1930 Crewe-Cardiff

86218  1M39 1610 Glasgow-Euston                          Crewe - Watford Jn

074      2059 Euston-Birmingham                               Watford Jn - L.Buzzard

 

Sunday July 31st

 

Awaiting the 310 at Leighton our local senior railman "Cliff" advised me of a booked down line isolation North of Bletchley. Cliff's gen, was as ever, spot on and there was an impressive line of drag power in Bletchleys platform 6. This included 2 single and a pair of "rats" and 47093.

25266, then 25079/25176  were raked in on Bletchley - Rugby "drags" and 310073 was joined at Rugby for a "safe" plus 20 onto 25265 on the last drag. off the Keynes. Unfortunately a traction motor fire on the 310 whilst standing at Northampton saw me literally hauled out of the power car by the ever miserable Northampton station supervisor. All a very "OTT" as the "fire", was just a smoking traction motor.

After a prolonged flap for a replacement unit and reversal because of an isolated crossover South of the station we were 30 late off Northampton. (not good going for a plus 20!)

Inevitably we crossed 25265 and its train in tow at Roade, much gnashing of teeth. At Nottingham later in the evening vast crowds were out for the evening 20's. 20172/20163 took me to Leicester whilst the Stranraer/F.William was joined at Nuneaton where a seat was just bagged on a very wedged train with people dossed in doorways, under tables and in the corridors...Every Mk I must have a few travellers tales perhaps!

 

An excellent day with 10 locos sampled ( newies underlined) with solo 25266's drag (on load 12 plus dead "seven" via Weedon the highlight.

 

20163, 20172, 25079, 25176, 25266 31422, 85040, 86238, 86248, 87025

 

Moves and other known gen, 310783

 

070      0913 Euston-Bletchley                                   L.Buzzard - Bletchley

 

310783104dmurubywebr.jpg DMUs were working Bletchley - Northampton vv locals, a BY based 104 heads South in the Castlethorpe area.

 

25266} 1P02 0945 Euston-Glasgow                          Bletchley - Rugby     

86207}

86238  1A11 0900 Manchester-Euston                      Rugby - Watford Jn

87025   1S63 1245 Euston-Glasgow                          Watford Jn - Bletchley

25079}  1S63 1245 Euston-Glasgow                         Bletchley - Rugby

25176}

87025(d)}      

31078325176n079n870251245uglwebr.jpg Classic Rugby, 25176 and 25079 rest after dragging 87025 on 1S63 1245 Euston - Glasgow

 

47093  1F28 1255 Euston-Liverpool

862xx(d}

073      1436 Rugby-Euston                                        Rugby - Northampton (fail-fire)

084      1436 Rugby-Euston                                        Northampton - M.Keynes

25265} 1P31 1300 Euston-Blackpool

862xx(d)}

86248  1P32 1600 Euston-Carlisle                             M.Keynes - Nuneaton          

47563  1715 St.Pancras-Derby

DMU   1730 Birmingham-Peterborough                     Nuneaton - Leicester

HST     1800 St.Pancras-Sheffield                              Leicester - Nottingham

20160}  1M83 1800 Skegness-Derby

20180}                                               

20163}  1M88 1850 Skegness-Leicester                    Nottingham - Leicester

20172}

47536  1D22 1850 St.Pancras-Nottingham

45052  Bridlington-Wellinborough Charter

31160  1E81 2010 Birmingham-Cambridge

31422  1M76 1830 Norwich-Birmingham                  Leicester - Nuneaton

20159}            1M06 1915 Skegness-Derby Addit                                                              

20190}

37019  1P61 1826 Skegness-Cambridge

85040  1S06 2100 Euston-Stranraer/Fort William      Nuneaton - Mossend

 

Link to moves and gen from 290783 in Scotland

 

More Aug 83 moves to follow....

 

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