Logs phots - 9 May 2015 update featuring 1984-2015

Many thanks your recent  contributions to the "Logs"

Wellington, 180884

18088425044n175r.jpg 25175 and 25044 leave Wellington with the 0735 Euston - Aberystwyth. The "rats", as booked, had worked from Wolverhampton replacing a rather less rateable 86254!

Wellington, 270991

270791312421058bnspwr.jpg A sign of the times in the obvious much basher interest with 31242 leaving Wellington with the 1058 Birmingham - Pwhelli

Birmingham Int'l, 011204

01120487025n012pr.jpg 87025's final hours as she pilots 87012 on the 1136 Euston - Wolves. 25 returned to Euston and was ripped, game over........

Chelmscote, 240415

24041590021r.jpg 90021 with a short rake of new flats heading for Wembley yard plus calm canal waters

Marylebone,  240415

24041568013r.jpg "Silver machine" 68013  prior to departure with the 1315 Marylebone - Birmingham MS.

Stoke Mandeville, 030515 thanks to Andrew Royle

03051537606r.jpg Unusual to see a test train on a Sunday let alone with 37s through Stoke Mandeville! 37606 is leading.

 

Inverkeithing, 040515  thanks to "Red Cow"

04051568006r.jpg Fife Circle power, 68006 arrives at Inverkeithing with the 0735 "Cardenrenrenren" - Waverly

Ledburn, 040515

04051590018r.jpg DB power in the likes of 90018 continue to feature on the sleepers. Switched to the slow lines due engineers work and in a later slot after a diversion via Manchester which no longer need diesel dragging assistance from the likes of Preston.

Manningtree, 050515  thanks to "PB"

05051590010rP35.jpg 90010 arrives at Manningtree with 1P35 1200 Norwich - Liverpool St

Wolverton Works, 050515  thanks to Andrew Chambers

05051508629r.jpg 08629 draws 319371 out of the works but after a unit issue the expected move to Allerton was cancelled

Beacon Hill, 070515

07051556301r.jpg A breathtaking location to reach! but a nice enough view of 56301 with 6Z56 Calvert - Willesden spoil empties

Princes Risborough, 070515

07051467014r.jpg 67014 has been out all week on Chiltern duties and the former "Thomas Telford" is seen here on the 0845 Marylebone - Birmingham MS. The junction alongside the train gives acces too the up lines at Risboro and the busy Aylesbury branch 

Edinburgh Waverly, 090515 thanks to "Red Cow"

09051587002r.jpg In the small hours 87002 awaits departure time with 1M16 sleeper forward from Edinburgh. 87002 remains solid on alternate S25/M16 although 92018 has recently appeared locally.

Ledburn, 090515

09051537059n606r.jpg The early morning birdsong is silenced by 37059 and 37606 on the inagural "Charity Railtours" Crewe - Stratford leg. The 37s return to Crewe as a £20 pay on the day mini tour single from Euston passing Leighton approx 1330 on Sunday 10th May. Refreshing to see a proper tour on WCML stopping at Milton Keynes and Watford...

Continental Corner - Welkenraedt (SE of Leige),  Belgium, 270415

thanks to "TC"..

2704155515r.jpg 5515 on an engineers at Welkenraedt. The battered blue and yellow livery denotes this engine was fitted with ETH and was a regular on the Leige - Luxembourg prior to electrification.

The weeks that were - local gen

Saturday 25 April

87002 1M16 Inverness - Euston

166211 5V65 Wolverton - Reading

166207 5M65 Reading - Wolverton

68008 0Z68 Crewe - Willesden

68014 0Z69 Willesden - Crewe

 

Sunday 26 April

87002 1S25 Euston- Inverness

 

Monday 27 April

86604/610 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

66122 5Z42 Carnforth - Wembley ECS for Great Britain VIII tour

70005 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

70020 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70016 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St 

 

Tuesday 28 April 2015

87002 1M16 Inverness - Euston/ 1S25 Euston- Inverness

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

86604/610 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

60040 6B10 Peak Forest - Bletchley/6H10 Bletchley - Peak Forest

47813 0Z55 Norwich - Wolverton/5Z55 Wolverton - Norwich with 12141/11095

57312 305 5Z70 Crewe - Eastleigh/5Z69 Willesden - Carlisle (originated at EH)

67012 with 82111 1Q28 Derby - Euston - Derby 

70019 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70005 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St 

 

Wednesday 29 April

86607/639 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe/4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

60040 6B10 Peak Forest - Bletchley/6H10 Bletchley - Peak Forest

31190 5Z34 Loughborough Brush-Wembley with 82302 (via Bedford/Bletchley)

70019 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70020 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St 

 

Thursday 30 April

87002 1M16 Inverness - Euston/ 1S25 Euston- Inverness

86612/609 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe/4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

86637/627 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe 628/637

37688 0Z42 Crewe - Willesden

66117 7X01 Derby-Wembley with class 378 coaches 38413/416/417

70018 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70016 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St 

 

Friday 1 May

86639/607 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

86101 0Z86 Willesden - Bletchley - Willesden

31601 0Z31 Crewe - Willesden

37688 5Z69 Willesden - Crewe (originated at EH, Scottish MK2s)

68014 0Z68? Crewe - Willesden

70005 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

70013 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70020 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St 

 

Saturday 2 May

87002 1M16 Inverness - Euston

86627/637 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe

60040 6B10 Peak Forest - Bletchley/6H10 Bletchley - Peak Forest

319372 (white)/215 (still Swiss Travel livery) 5M81 Wolverton - Bedford

 

Sunday 3 May

87002 1S25 Euston- Inverness

319220 5M80 Bedford - Wolverton

Chiltern Line: 37610 tnt 37606 1Z19 Old Oak Common - Derby via Princes Risborough, Claydon, Gt Missenden, Aylesbury, Princes Risborough

 

Monday 4 May

57312 tnt 57305 5Z10 Crewe - London Victoria Northern Belle ecs

 

Tuesday 5 May

87002 1M16 Inverness - Euston/ 1S25 Euston- Inverness

86637/627 4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

86622/614 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

86628/605 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

37419 5Z55 Norwich - Wolverton with mk3s 12114 & 12037/0Z55 Wolverton - Norwich

90002 0Z92 Crewe - Norwich

319xxx 5M80 Bedford - Wolverton - looks like 319375/376, but unconfirmed???

70018 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70017 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St 

 

Wednesday 6 May

86639/607 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

86628/605 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

57305 tnt 57312 5Z85 London Victoria - Crewe Northern Belle ecs

70015 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70019 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St 

 

Thursday 7 May

87002 1M16 Inverness - Euston/ 1S25 Euston- Inverness

86622/614 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

86628/605 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

66557 7X33 Derby - Bletchley with 387102

70017 4M88 Felixstowe - Crewe

70015 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70020 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St 

66504 4L90 Crewe - Felixstowe (failed nr Milton Keynes, rescued by 70013 from Daventry)

 

Friday 8 May

86639/607 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

86628/605 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

90039 5Z43 Wembley - Carnforth with ECS from Great Britain VIII tour

31190 5Z31 Wembley LMD - Loughborough Brush

70015 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70013 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St 

 

Saturday 9 May

87002 1M16 Inverness - Euston

37402 5Z02 Willesden - Derby (pushing Caroline)

86628/605 4L93 Crewe - Felixstowe

37059/606 tnt 57310 1Z43 Crewe - Bow Depot

 

Class 387 commissioning

387104/129 left for Lovers Walk, 387102 arrived leaving just 387101 at Derby.

 

Wolverton works movements include:

Arrivals  166207, 319220/375/376, 456001 by road, MK3s 12114/12037

Departures 166211, 220019* (by road), 319386 (to Allerton), 319372/215, 456016 by road, MK3s 12141/11095

*Not sure if all four vehicles have left

319371s move to Allerton 5/5 cancelled.

 

On this day in history..

080581 - 40170 worked Mossend - Luton carflats but as happened so often the rare power only got to Finedon Road for the power swap, the 40 returning North light engine..

Local gen bits

350'3s are now cleared for Birmingham New St so some slight diagram tweaks.

Whilst the LM 321's give sterling service as they have done locally since 1990, the end is in sight with 319's the expected replacements. The 319's should be in full service by the September timetable change another link with the much missed "Silverlink trains" gone.

Chiltern loco hauled, whilst the very popular 68's are not yet working all loco diagrams there are no changes to our widely published current 67 diagrams until the September timetable changes. This assumes the new Oxford Parkway link is open.

Tractors- 37069/606 on a Euston-Crewe Charity Railtours ex on 10 May, approx 1230 off Euston. £20 bargain fare stops MK too.

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