Leighton 90’s 1994-2005

 

Being air brake only nominally “top link” locos the class 90’s never featured on the Euston - Northampton real “Cobbler” commuter services that called at Leighton between 1982-1990.

They did however feature on the air braked Mk I’s Dec 1994 “Cobblers” and also on 1A04 0645 Bletchley - Euston. This Summer 00 hauled service featured Virgin Mk II stock and power calling at Leighton and Watford to cope with the restrictions imposed on paths by the Euston throat remodelling.

The SRA funded Euston - Northampton “Cobblers” in 2004/5 to cover for capacity and unit shortage issues were booked class 90’s bringing many of the EWS fleet to stops at Leighton, M.Keynes and Wolverton en route to and from Northampton.

Although booked for 90’s the split up,  privatised railway combination of  EWS power, Virgin train staff, Siverlink conductors and 3 sets of control perhaps conspired to see many 90 substitutions (failures were not unknown!) giving nearly as many 87 operations during certain weeks. Many of the 90’s that worked the SRA “Cobblers” are long stored, others now in Anglia, and the SRA were abolished!     

 

 

Leighton 90’s - known Class  90’s making a booked stop at Leighton Buzzard.

 

90003 220900 1A04 0645 Bletchley - Euston

90009 280600 1A04 0645 Bletchley - Euston

90015 220800 1A04 0645 Bletchley - Euston

90017 270904 1W94 0719 Northampton - Euston - Inagural 2004 “SRA Cobbler”

90017 also 121294 1B42  0740 Northampton - Euston        

90020 270904  1W99 1821 Euston - Northampton - First day of new “Cobbleer” service

90021  270605 1W96             0730 Northampton - Euston

90022 121004  1W95 1721 Euston - Northampton

90023 190405 1W95 1724 Euston - Northampton - Last ever 1W95

90024  290405 1W94 0719 Northampton - Euston  

90026  131204 1W99 1821 Euston - Northampton

90027  151004 1W95 1721 Euston - Northampton

90028  040405 1W94 0714 Northampton - Euston  

90029 040105 1W99 1824 Euston - Northampton

90030 070205 1W96 0730 Northampton - Euston

90031 091104 1W99 1824 Euston - Northampton   

90033 221204 1W94 0719 Northampton - Euston                           

90034  200705 1W99 1824 Euston - Northampton - last ever “Cobbler”

90035  131204 1W94 0719 Northampton - Euston

90039  050405 1W99 1824 Euston - Northampton - 1 of at least 74 SRA Cobbler turns worked!

 

Leighton 90’s phot spot

 

16120490033r.jpg  A tidy looking 90033 at Leighton with 1W99 1821 Euston - Northampton on 161204

 

07020590035rW94.jpg A grey morning at Leighton as 90035 stops with 1W96 0733 Northampton - Euston on 070205

 

11050590024r.jpg An uncommon “Cobbler” loco was GNER liveried 90024 seen arriving at Leighton with 1W95 1722 Euston - Northampton on a sunny 110505

 

Other Leighton Lists..

 

Class 81-85 “roarers” stopping at Leighton

Class 86 “cans” stopping at Leighton, yes they all have!

Class 87 “sevens” stopping at Leighton

 

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