Logs phots 10 October 2015 final* update covering 1987 - 2015 - thanks yr recent contributions

Birmingham Int'l, 250887

250887850241130exmanr.jpg 85024 at Int'l after working the 1130 ex Manchester

Dunstable, 110588

11058845141r.jpg 45141 rumbles back towards Luton Bute St after working the morning cements in 3 portions as usual. This viewpoint is unrecognisable now

with a "misguided busway", new house building where the cars are, on the former Downstable Town station site, though Blows Downs (behind loco) and the pylons remain! 

 

Hereford, 230915

230915175009r.jpg "Hippo" 175009 leaves Hereford for Cardiff and the West with the still operational box in view.

Emerson Park, 290915

290915321413r.jpg Could easily pass for an Abbey flyer view with its many wooded sections. 321413 is leaving Emerson Park in

the Romford suburbs with a service from Upminster. 321413/414 are now LOROL units based at Ilford for use on this pleasant East London

branch

 

Soulbury Road, 011015 thanks to Andrew Chambers

 

01101557011r.jpg DRS convoy with 57011 dragging 57009,57004 and 90015 plus refurbished MK III on 5Z78 Wolverton - Norwich

 

 

Ledburn, 021015

021015319429r.jpg After a long wait main line 319 operation started on October 1st. Emerging ghost like from the fog are 319429 with 319216

tailing on the booked 0714 Bletchley - Euston turn. They return on the 1705 Euston - Bletchley. 319216 in her Connex days was a regular on the Rugby- Brighton

services in the mid 90's.  The 319's were rested again on at least on October 8th!

 

Princes Risborough, 061015

06101555034r.jpg An example of just how intensively the Chiltern main line is used. All 4 lines in use with left to right W55034 on the 0812 Aylesbury,

a 168 on the 0806 to Marylebone waiting for the delayed 68015 to throb pass on the 0609 Kidderminster - Marylebone whilst a 165 is Bicester bound on the down platform

 

06101537605n4r.jpg 37605 and 37604 on a test train are looped in the through road for a fast 168 to pass

 

Leighton Station, 071015

 

07101547805n828r.jpg 47805 tailing 47828 on a Crewe - Stowmarket light engine move presumably for Sandite duties.

 

Chelmscote, 081015

 

08101590044r.jpg Autumnal mists hangs over still canal waters as 90044 passes, right time on 1M16 up Sleeper 

 

Old Linslade, 081015

 

08101590037r.jpg Few Autumnal yellows as yet in the trees over Tunnel Hill as a 40 late 90037 drags broken units on the 0640 PRDC-Warrington mails                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Old Linslade, 091015

 

09101586259r.jpg Good to see her back, 86259 "Uncle Les" returns to WN after a test run to Rugby. Tour action for 259 beckons (hopefully) on Oct 17

 

The weeks that were local gen

 

Thursday 24 September

86614/613 4M54 Tilbury-Crewe

70013 4M94 Felixstowe - Lawley St

70017 4M81 Felixstowe - Crewe

70020 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70019 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St

 

Friday 25 September

70004 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe

70007 4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

86610/627 4M54 Tilbury-Crewe

70002 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70017 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St

 

Saturday 26 September

70015 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe

166208 5M65 Reading - Wolverton

321415 5Z21 Ilford - Wolverton

 

Monday 28 September

86614/613 4M54 Tilbury-Crewe

86632/639 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

70011 4L39 Crewe - Felixstowe

70002 4L90 Trafford Pk - Felixstowe

70020 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

 

Tuesday 29 September

70019 4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

86637/610 4M54 Tilbury-Crewe

86632/639 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

70011 4L97 Trafford Pk - Felixstowe

70014 4M94 Felixstowe - Lawley St

70002 4M88 Felixstowe - Crewe

70020 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70004 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St

 

Wednesday 30 September

87002 0Z87 Willesden - Bletchley - Willesden

86632/639 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

34067 Tangmere 5M43 Southall - Carnforth

66716/92010/90036 0Z92 Crewe - Willesden

37604 tnt 37601 1Q29 Crewe - Euston - Derby

70008 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe

70011 4L97 Trafford Pk - Felixstowe

70004 4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

70015 4L90 Crewe - Felixstowe

70019 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

37059/602 Dungeness Flasks

 

Thursday 1 October

86610/637 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe/4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

86612/609 4M54 Tilbury-Crewe

86632/639 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

57011 0Z77 Crewe-Wolverton with 57009, 57004, 90015

57011 5Z78 Wolverton - Norwich with 57009, 57004, 90015 and mk3 11080 70017 4L97 Trafford Pk - Felixstowe

70015 4M88 Felixstowe - Crewe

70020 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70001 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St

319429/216 first workings on 2B10 0714 Bletchley - Euston and 2K91 1705 Euston - MK


Friday 2 October

86628/627 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe/4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

86605/622 4M54 Tilbury-Crewe

86632/639 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

319377 5X20 Wolverton - Allerton

70017 4L97 Trafford Pk - Felixstowe

70006 4L39 Crewe - Felixstowe

70020 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70019 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St

 

Saturday 3 October

88609/612 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe

70001 4L97 Trafford Pk - Felixstowe

 

Sunday 4 October

92010/87002 0Z87 Willesden - Crewe

 

Monday 5 October

90041 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe (with 70014 dit - failed Rugby)

57316 tnt 57315 5M43 Ferme Pk  Carnforth

57306 5Z69 Willesden - Crewe (ex Eastleigh)

70006 4L75 Crewe - Felixstowe

70015 4L90 Trafford Pk - Felixstowe

70001 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St

 

Tuesday 6 October

86604/613 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe/4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

57008 5Z57 Norwich - Wolverton with 12081 & 12079/5Z58 Wolverton - Norwich with 12120

57309 6Z69 Willesden - Crewe with 66427/47790 dit (6Z68 ex Eastleigh)

70018 4L41 Crewe - Felixstowe

70006 4L90 Crewe - Felixstowe

70015 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

70001 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St

 

Wednesday  7 October

86259 0Z50 Willesden - Watford - Willesden test run

86627/609 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe/4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

70015/006 4M45 Felixstowe - Ditton

70016 4L97 Trafford Pk - Felixstowe

70015 4L90 Crewe - Felixstowe

70006 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

37608/611 Dungeness Flasks

 

Thursday 8 October

86622/605 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe/4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

90037 1F00 Willesden - Warrington mail (with3 x 325s)

37668 tnt 47786 5V42 Carnforth - Southall

56312 0Z56 Washwood Heath - Willesden

319378 5X20 Wolverton - Allerton

70006 4M45 Felixstowe - Ditton

90047 4L90 Crewe - Felixstowe with 70001 dit

70006 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

 

Friday 9 October

86259 0Z51 Willesden - Rugby / 0Z52 Rugby - Willesden

87002 3Z25 Polmadie-Wembley (part rake of sleeper ecs)

86614/612 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe/4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

70019 4M86 Felixstowe - Lawley St

70008 4L93 Lawley St - Felixstowe

70006 4M45 Felixstowe - Ditton/4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

70015 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St

 

 

RHTT 2015

The WCML RHTT started on 5/10 in much the same path as last year, 66184/188 in charge.

 

Wolverton Works Movements include

Arrivals 166208, 321415, 10596 (return from display by road), Mk3s 12081/12079

Departures 319377/378 (both to Allerton), Mk3s 12120/11080, Mk4 11405 (by road)

 

Local gen snippets

 

The Didcot - Bicester MOD train is now routed via Haddenham and the new Bicester chord, not Aylesbury

Extensive "veg" clearence in the Tunnel hill area has made the West side easier for phots

86259 shud be on tour ex Euston Oct 17th

 

 

*The Leighton Logs "logs phots" are moving!

Since 2002 i and others have spent many hours photting, recording and formatting an awful lot of photos and gen for the "Logs". I have also had the sometimes

long winded additional task of converting all this to HTML via a very clunky Yahoo system. As the site has grown so have the hours spent getting the info out.

Hits currently at 200 plus per day, have never been higher and the contributions keep coming, but we have decided to go over to a more slick Flickr style photo display

of the "Log phots" section. This will save many hours work for us

This will see the "Leighton Logs" website change to primarily archive data shortly.

Hopefully not much else will change, the archive "gen" on this existing site will hopefully be expanded hugely in 2016 via our new wizzy database...

In the meantime thanks to all our contributors to "log phots" especially messrs , Beal, Chambers, Morel, Rolfe, 25322, ,PB, RC and not forgetting Jim Deane from the early days

Update your bookmarks to include "Leighton Logs on Flikr".

 

Cheers! NR

 

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