Log phots July 4th update featuring 1983-2015

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Chelmscote Canalside, 030715

03071586627n638r.jpg 86627 and 86638 head South with 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe liners with the uniform shades of green of early Summer.

Hereford, 010715 Wed

010715150107r.jpg LM's surviving small 150 fleet continue to work beyond our local Bedford - Bletchley branch. Heres 150107 prior to departing with the 1240 Hereford - Birmingham switched to the down bay platform due a late running "Hippo"

01071560020r.jpg 60020 during the Dee Marsh - Margam's steel train booked hours layover here

Watford Jn, 010715

01071592032r.jpg Since April 2015 Watford Jn can add regular 92 hauled service stopping trains to its power portfolio. 92032 is on 1M11 the train having left Glasgow and Edinburgh around 2340 the previous evening.

Bletchley South, 300615 thanks to Andrew Chambers

30061535028r.jpg 35028 "Clan Line" on 1Z75 Euston - Chester, her final run before overhaul. 90037 did the return working.

Gordon Hill, 220615

260615313050n045r.jpg The 313's have been faithfully serving the GN suburban network since mid 70's electrification. 313045 and 313050 grumble out of Gordon Hill with

the 1548 Moorgate - Stevenage via Hertford N.

 

Sellafield, 090315 thanks to "MIB"

 

09031520308n9r.jpg 20308 and 20309 head a multi class DRS line up of DRS power

 

Ropley Shed, 220504

 

22050412049r.jpg 12049 was Bletchley based for many years often as Bletchley station or Swanbourne pilot. After Industrial use with Days of Brentford she was preserved

at the Mid Hants. Unfortunately a serious fire saw here withdrawn and cut up a few years after this photo was taken. A new 12049 was created from a renumbered classmate but her link

with Bletchley is no more...Our popular local gronks feature is here

 

Nr Bridge 138, Old Linslade , 160792

 

16079286405r.jpg 86405 on of the few of this sub class to receive railfreight grey takes Tonbridge - Preston vans North. As 86605 this loco is still in service with Freightliner

 

Soulbury Road, 211283 thanks to Ian Windmill

 

21128325226r.jpg During the most intensive period ever of local "drags" heres 25226 dragging 87001 on a Glasgow - Euston service. A major wires down in The Bourne End

area saw 36 hours of such dragging. More memories of this drag here.

 

Edinburgh Waverly, 250482

 

250482477031400edglr.jpg 47703 with what was then the premier Edinburgh - Glasgow service. This is the 1400 departure from Waverly. Would be a classic route to perhaps see loco haulage return....??

 

Bletchley, 040182

 

04018225315fletr.jpg Former local rat 25315 (formerly 7665) heads for Forders with empty "Fletliners". 25315 was either CW or WN based from July 71 - Nov 81, became 25910 in later years finally withdrawn in March 87 and cut a few months later.

  

Local gen snippets

 

WCML Deltic! - 55009 "Alycidon" on 0Z33 Derby - Southall is expected to pass the Leighton area around 1440 on Monday 6th July subject to usual caveats

 

Simplex action on LBNGR Simplex 43 is expected to work one diagram on Sunday July 26th

 

Foxton Cement works - This long Mothballed branch has reopened for 66 hauled spoil trains in the last week

 

With all the recent negative MML press re electrification a you tube clip from Jan 89 with 31/47/56 action incl 3 Kettering Town footexs link here

 

On this day in history Saturday July 6th 1991  -

 

The very last mainline class 85 action with 85109 heading South with the Glasgow - Willesden liners early on 060791. She passed Leighton around 0740 close to the path of todays 4L89.

"Farewell to thy greatness"......

 

The weeks that were ..local gen

 

Saturday 20 June

87002 1M16 Inverness - Euston sleeper

68015 0Z68 Crewe - Wembley LMD

68010 0Z69 Wembley LMD - Crewe

57309 tnt 57305 1Z57 Fort William - Euston Three Peaks Charity Charter

166203 5V65 Wolverton - Reading

166204 5M65 Reading - Wolverton

 

Sunday 21 June

56312 0Z56 Willesden - Washwood Heath

57305 tnt 57309 5Z58 Euston-Crewe Three Peaks ecs

 

Monday 22 June

86627/604 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

86639/613 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

319445 5M80 Bedford - Wolverton

70010 4L39 Crewe - Felixstowe

70016 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70015 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St


Tuesday 23 June

87002 1M16 Inverness - Euston (outward via ECML Sunday night)/1S25 Euston - Inverness

86610/614 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe/4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

86605/612 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

86613/639 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

70009 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70010 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St

 

Wednesday 24 June

86637/628 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe/4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

86613/632 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

67005/026 0A06 Crewe - Wembley with ECR 66202

70009 4L41 Crewe - Felixstowe

70015 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe 15

70018 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St

 

Thursday 25 June

87002 1M16 Inverness - Euston

86627/604 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

86613/632 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

47746/245 1Z52 Holyhead - Euston (terminated at Milton Keynes 3 hrs late after 47245 failure)/5Z52 Milton Keynes - Southall

70009 4M36 Felixstowe - Trafford Park

70017 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70010 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St

 

Friday 26 June

86638/612 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

86613/632 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

90037/90014 0Z47 Crewe Wolverton/5Z47 Wolverton - Norwich with 11078

47813 tnt 57305 1Z57 Liverpool - Bletchley via Euston/5Z58 Bletchley - Wembley/5Z59 Wembley - Bletchley/1Z59 Bletchley - Liverpool via Euston Northern Belle

70015 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70010 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St

37688/37611 Dungeness flasks

 

Saturday 27 June

68009/10 0Z68 Crewe - Wembley LMD

68012 0Z69 Wembley LMD - Crewe

70018 4L93 Crewe - Felixstowe

 

Sunday 28 June

37059 0Z47 Crewe - Willesden

68008 0Z68 Wembley LMD - Crewe

 

Monday 29 June

86628/637 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe with 66416 dit

86609/614 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

37059 5Z55 Norwich - Wolverton with Mk3s 12056/12139 for Wolverton and 11068/12107 for Ilford

37059 5Z56 Wolverton - Norwich with 11068/12107 for Ilford and 10405 for Norwich

70017 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70018 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St

 

Tuesday 30 June

86639/607 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe/4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

86609/614 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

35028 Clan Line 1Z75 Victoria - Chester

90037 1Z76? Chester - Victoria

70017 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

 

Wednesday 1 July

86628/637 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

86609/614 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

70017 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

 

Thursday 2 July

86639/612 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe/4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

86610/604 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

68012 0Z68 Crewe - Wembley LMD

68011 0Z69 Willesden - Crewe

47760 5V42 Carnforth - Southall

70017 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70007 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St

 

Friday 3 July

86627/638 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe/4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

86605/628 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

57305 tnt 57304 1Z55 Manchester Vic - Bletchley via Euston/5Z55 Bletchley - Wembley/5Z56 Wembley - Bletchley/1Z56 Bletchley - Manchester via Euston Northern Belle

70010 4L39 Trafford Pk - Felixstowe

70017 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70018 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St

 

 

 

Wolverton works movements include:

Arrivals: 150225 (one vehicle by road), 166204, 319007 (8/6), 319445, 456011 (w/e 19/6), 456021 (by road w/e 3/7), Mk3s 12056/139

Departures: 150238 (by road), 166203, 319383 (to Allerton), 323221, 456009 (by road), Mk3s 11078/10405

 

 

 

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