Log’s phots 3rd January 2015 update featuring 1969 - 2015 - Many thanks your contributions and Happy New Year

Marylebone, 010115 thanks to “PB”

01011567008r.jpg Loco hauled into 2015, 67008 at “the Bone” with 1055 Birmingham Moor St - Marylebone

Glos-Warks, mixed gala, 301214

30121424081r.jpg 24081 worked the gala day early turns, she is seen about to be started up at a frosty Toddington depot. 20137 is alongside.

30121445149r.jpg In nice early afternoon light 45149 arrives at Cheltenham Racecourse. Steam 2807 is tucked inside for therms

30121426043r.jpg By 1520 the light was fading fast on 26043 after several atmospheric runs through the frost covered countryside.

Bledlow, 301214 thanks to Andrew Royle

3012141369r.jpg Pannier 1369 looks good at Bledlow with a Chinnor-Princes Risborough working. This engine is expected to leave the line shortly.

Cheddington, 301214 thanks to Andrew Chambers

30121468007r.jpg 68007 heads South through Cheddington with 5Z68 Wolverton - Norwich ECS move

High Wycombe, 271214 thanks to Trev Rolfe

27121467017r.jpg 67017 powers through High Wycombe with the 1206 Marylebone - Birmingham MS

Princes Risborough, 241214

24121455020r.jpg Christmas Eve “bubble” . W55020 at the block after working the 0744 ex Aylesbury.

Ledburn Road, 150604

150604870261720preetnr.jpg The former “Redgauntlet” 87026 now named “Sir Richard Arkwright” heads South over the Ledburn Road with the 1720 Preston - Euston

Bletchley, 060599 thanks to Trev Rolfe

06059960007r.jpg Loadhaul liveried 60007 powers through Bletchley with the Peak Forest stone

Aspley Guise, 060599 thanks to Trev Rolfe

06059931452r.jpg Vintage Bedford - Bletchley, 31452 at Aspley Guise crossing. 31468 was tailing

Quainton Road, 120584

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25245 and 25076 with a Quainton Road photostop during the highly enjoyable BR Watford organised “Ten Counties” tour. Full tour gen and

more phots here

November 69 thanks to Geoff Robinson

11697594r.jpg 7594 (later 25244) steaming nicely prior to working an Oban - Glasgow QS service

Local Gen snippets:

The Watford blockade are to be followed by 2 more weekend closures in February, plus Easter 2015. More gen here

Chiltern 68’s, The 0744 Banbury-Marylebone commuter and 1750 return featured 68012 on 15th and 16th Dec. Loco/stock issues then saw 165 substitutions and 67023 returning to her long established turn on Christmas Eve.

On this day in history - 1st January 1989 - Late night Euston Dragging…

                                                            1/1/89 Su

317323  2045 Euston-M.Keynes                                                        LB-BY

97561}  1824 Carlisle-Euston                                                             BY-WN 65

87026}(d)

87026  1824 Carlisle - Euston                                                             WN 65 - EU

31457}  2015 Manchester-Euston

31463}

47537  2010 Liverpool-Euston

47568  G49

47613  G51

47620} 2340 Euston-Wolverhampton                                                EU-BY (booked Bletchley stop at the time, as was Wolverton!)

87016}(d)

 

Up trains were stopped outside Euston at signal WN65. The drag loco was removed for the electric to work  the train in.

This loco swap was often a time consuming process, on our Carlisle - Euston we arrived at 2339 on platform 1. Cue a

manic run to platform 15 for the 2340 ex Euston. Sociable barrier staff saw us just make the train after the long run!

The weeks that were, Local gen

Monday 22 December

86605/627 4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk 

47237 5M43 Acton Lane - Carnforth

66527 7X33 Old Dalby - Bletchley with 387115 (lunchtime arrival)/6M72 Bletchley - Old Dalby/7X34 Old Dalby - Bletchley with 387116

57305 tnt 47790 5Z91 Crewe - Euston/1Z92 Euston - Stoke/1Z93 Stoke - Euston/5Z94 Euston – Crewe Northern Belle Chelsea Footex

387113/114 5??? Bletchley - Selhurst

70009 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70015 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St 

 

Tuesday 23 December

86627/605 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe/4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

86639/609 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

86604/610 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

70009 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70015 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St 

 

Weds 24 December

86628/612 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe

57602 0Z57 Derby - Willesden

Black 5s 44871/45407 5Z45 Southall - Castleton

Also 56312 6Z57 Calvert-Willesden spoil empties

 

Monday 29 December

86605/627 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

86612/628 4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

70009 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70008 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St 

 

Tuesday 30 December

86614/632 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

68007 0Z68 Norwich-Wolverton/5Z68 Wolverton-Norwich

with 12046/126

37612 tnt 37259 1Q28 Derby - Euston - Derby

70016 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70015 4M93 Felixstowe  -Lawley St 

20309/37605 Dungeness flasks

 

Wednesday 31 December

70016 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe

 

Friday 2 January

86612/628 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

86610/627 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

57307 5Z14 Nuneaton - Wembley with 390013 after OHL damage nr Nuneaton

47818 0Z47 Crewe - Willesden. 

70009 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70018 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St 

 

Saturday 3 January

68010 0Z68 Crewe - Wembley LMD

68014 0Z69 Wembley LMD - Crewe

166202 5Z66 Reading-Wolverton

 

387 Commissioning

387113/114 delivered to Selhurst, leaving 387115-118 at Bletchley with 387101/102/104 over Christmas.

 

Wolverton Works moves include:

Arrivals 166202

Departures Mk3s 12046/126

 

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