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Leighton Station, 281182

28118225319n317n101r.jpg A fine selection of Sulzers at Leighton on engineers work with 25319, 25317 and 25101 featured

Tondu, 020983 thanks to Richard Allen

02098337208r.jpg Following from our recent 150 view at Tondu heres a real railway scene from 1983 with 37208 on loaded coal.

Didcot, 190484 thanks to "the Axeman"

19048447303r.jpg Eastern machine 47303 on tanks at Didcot

Gloucester, 010790

01079025322r.jpg 25322 as D7672 on display at Gloucester Open Day with a "Western" alongside. Gloucester always arranged excellent open days.

Leicester North (GCR), 280315

28031527056r.jpg Perhaps could pass for a GCR scene in the early 60's...27056 looking and sounding good at the GCR 's excellent diesel gala

Euston 010415 (am) thanks to Trev Rolfe

01041587002n90021r.jpg 87002 returns to Euston. She waits time prior to releasing 90021 and stock of 1M16 Royal Highlander on the first morning of GBFf operation

Kidderminster (SVR) 030415

0304152857r.jpg 2857 steams towards the blocks at Kidder with a late afternoon arrival

Euston, 030415 thanks to "TC"

03041587002r.jpg 87002 on class 1 duties again! She is seen prior to departure with 1S26 2144 Euston - Glasgow/Edinburgh which the "seven" worked to Wembley for 92018 forward via the ECML due the Watford Blockade

87002 also worked 1S25 2016 Euston - Inverness/Aberdeen/FW as far as Wembley yard that Good friday evening. 90021 worked forward from Wembley via ECML

Barbican, 040415

040415319377r.jpg 319377 at Barbican with a Thameslink service. 319's are slowly being ousted from many Midland duties by what seems like hundreds of 377/387's! 

Luton Midland Road, 040415

04041566597r.jpg  66597 with stone empties from Luton Crescent Road to Mountsorrell

Old Linslade "bridge 139", 070415

07041567026r.jpg 67026 tails grey 92002 and 024 in the consist of a multi loco 0A06 Crewe-Wembley. This will be 92002 and 024's last passage under bridge 139 as they are due for export out East

Linslade Tunnel, 080415

08041586637n610r.jpg Much foreground clutter greets 86637 and 86610 screaming out of the central (original) tunnel bores on 4M81 down liners

Birmingham Moor St , 090415

09041567013r.jpg Ain't finished yet! 67013 at the blocks after a good run on the 1315 ex Marylebone. 67008 was also sharing turns with various 68s that day

Castlethorpe, 090415 thanks to Andrew Chambers

090415319368n382r.jpg Fresh from the shops, 319368 and 319382 approach Castlethorpe with 5Z20 Wolverton - Allerton

Ledburn, 100415

10041592018r.jpg New M16 power locally with 92018 Southbound on M16 "Royal Highlander" now operated by GBRf

On this day in history, April 7th 2004

37042/37047/37203 (in multi) enlivened the evening of April 7th 2004 hauling 13 Mk IId/e's as 5Z12 Pigs Bay - Crewe (via WN) ..remarkable!

The weeks that were, local gen

Friday 3 April-Monday 6 April saw the Watford blockade, but 7-10 April Freightliner traffic was again re-routed from the Banbury line due to works at Reading.

 

Saturday 28 March additional

47746 1Z87 Carlisle - Euston (from Farington Jn)

 

Sunday 29 March

92038 0Z87 Willesden - Mossend

 

Monday 30 March

86612/628 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

86613/639 4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

319372 5M80 Bedford - Wolverton

47805 5Z55 Norwich - Wolverton with 12125 & 12064/0Z56 Wolverton - Norwich

70011 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

70018 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70008 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St 

 

Tuesday 31 March

86607/627 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

319371/374 5M80 Bedford - Wolverton

57314 5M43 Southall - Carnforth 

70001 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St 

 

Wednesday 1 April

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

31285 3Z68 Derby - Euston (31233 failed and was replaced by 31285 at Northampton)

70007 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70008 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St 

 

Thursday 2 April

86637/610 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe with 66540 dit

90026 1A97 Warrington - Willesden with 3 x 325

70004 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe/4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

70013 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

70001 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St 

 

Tuesday 7 April

86638/639 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

92042 0A06 Crewe-Wembley with 92031/024/002/67026 (92002/024 for export)

319383 5M80 Bedford - Wolverton

70004 4M81 Felixstowe - Crewe

70015 4O09 Trafford Pk - Southampton 

70014 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70013 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St 

  

Wednesday 8 April

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

86638/639 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

66564 7X33 Derby - Bletchley with 387104

70004 4O27 Garston - Southampton

70014 4O09 Crewe - Southampton 

70008 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

70006 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70020 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St 

 

Thursday 9 April

66186 7X01 Derby - Wembley with class 378 vehicles 38410/411/412/414

47813 5Z47 Norwich - Wolverton with uid mk3/0Z47 Wolverton - Willesden

70015 4Z50 Bletchley - Southampton (last night's 4O50)

70016 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

70008 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70013 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St 

 

Friday 10 April

92018 1M16

70016 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

70020 4O09 Crewe - Southampton 

70014 4M55 Southampton - Lawley St

70008 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70009 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St 

 

Saturday 11 April

67005} 1Z39 Victoria - Runcorn VSOE Grand National ex (via WCML)

67026}

 

 

Class 387 commissioning

387103/128 delivered to Lovers Walk. 387104 arrived.

 

Wolverton works movements include:

Arrivals 319371/372/374/383, 456020 (by road), Mk3s 12125/064 +uid

Departures 319368/382 (to Allerton), 456004 (by road)

 

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