Early turn at Ledburn, Wednesday March 25th

My permitted walk took me to Ledburn on an initially frosty but sunny and calm Ledburn.

A spell from 0700-0830 produced a good bit of variety despite reduced services due the corona virus. Those LNWR services that did run were all late or very late

 

25032066735r.jpgAround 0723 GBRf's 66735 took a lengthy Felixstowe - Trafford Pk Northwards

 

25032086627n638r.jpgThis doesn't happen very often 4L89 on the up fast. 86627 and 86638 pass at 0728 (20 early) with 4L89 2209 Coatbridge - Felixstowe. The "cans" ran via Weedon (as currently booked) and with so few express services operating they stayed on the Up fast until Bourne End running an hour early across the NLL and 88 early into Ipswich!

 

250320319012n441n446r.jpgAt 0737 10 down 319012, 441 and 460 work the 0634 Euston - M.Keynes. At the Keynes the sets returned o depot

 

25032092010r.jpgAt 0740 (20 down) 92010 passed with 1M16 2045 Inverness - Euston "Caledonian Sleeper" looking smart in matching teal livery.

 

250320319214n217n433r.jpg319214, 217 and 433 pass with the 0654 Euston - M.Keynes 25 down. These sets also went to depot after arriving at the Keynes

 

25032066953r.jpg66953 heads North with a heavy Felixstowe - Lawley St

 

25032070010n66556r.jpgWith friendly blasts on the horn 70010 with 66556 dit head South right time with the morning Garston - London Gateway liners

 

And that was that, time to walk home, 9 locos in 90 minutes is pretty good for today's WCML. 66556, 66735, 66953, 70010, 86613, 86627, 86638, 86639 and 92010.

 

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