Leighton dawn chorus, Wednesday June 14th 2017

A perfect morning, clear skies, no wind and a hint of mist over the canal waters.

I was hoping for a few freight as well as the sleepers meaning an early start.

Time   Code   Power Train

0529    4M11  66104  London Gateway - Trafford Park

0538    4L82   70007  Trafford Park - Felixstowe

0548    1M11  90042  2340 (13/6) Glasgow/Edinburgh - Euston sleeper

0550    6S94   92032/66729 Dollands Moor - Irvine china clay

changing locations, no freight missed.....

0645    4M23  66709  Felixstowe South - Hams Hall

0701    4M12  66065  London Gateway - Birch Coppice

0714    4M21  66716  Felixstowe - Trafford Park

0729    4M45  66537  Felixstowe - Ditton

0743    1M16  92033    2046 Inverness/Aberdeen/Fort William - Euston sleeper (30 down)  

0751    4L89   86628/86605 Coatbridge - Felixstowe "Up Scotch"

0801    4M86   66558 Felixstowe - Lawley St

0826    4M07  66080   Felixstowe S - Burton

0827    4L96   66540  Garston - London Gateway

So there you have it a dawn chorus of 11 freights and 2 sleepers. For 2017 a fair

variety of power too...Well worth the early start...

The power..

66065, 66080,  66104, 66537, 66540, 66558, 66709, 66716, 66729

70007

86605, 86628,

90042

92032, 92033

Selected Phots

14061766104r.jpg With the mist hanging over the Chelmscote canal section 66104 heads North with a London Gateway - Trafford Park liners

14061770007r.jpg The dawn chorus is silenced by 70007 heading South

140617deerr.jpg The local wildlife checking me out from a safe distance!

14061790042r.jpg 90042 passes still waters with 1M11 sleeper

14061792032r.jpg 92032 with 66729 dit takes the Irvine bound china clays North

14061792033r.jpg Down at Ledburn, 92033 switched to the slow line due late running heads South with 1M16 sleeper

 

14061786628n605r.jpg And finally 86628 and 86605 take 4L89 "Up Scotch" liners South

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