Logs phots, 140215 update featuring 1983-2015- many thanks yr recent contributions.

Wolverton, 140215 thanks to Andrew Chambers

14021520205r.jpg  very rare duo of 20205 hauling 56301 South as 0Z20 Butterley - Willesden (56 from Washwood Hth)

Bedford, 100215

120215319385n4361140bdtb.jpg Many changes on Thameslink with TOC, route and stock changes. A hint of the older order with 319385 and 319436 on the 1140 Bedford - Three Bridges.

Old Linslade, 090215

09021537059r.jpg 37059 approaches bridge 139 on a Wolverton - Norwich light engine move after a stock move earlier

09021537604r.jpg 37604 passes the "dip" with a Derby RTC - Euston test train

Ledburn 310115

31011566732r.jpg 66732 passes a wintry Ledburn with a Trafford Pk bound Norfolk Line modal service

Exeter SD, 160704 thanks to the "Axeman"

16070447811r.jpg 47811 backs onto 43190 and train to assist the failure over the South Devon banks

Birmingham Int'l 091102

091102870021728mkmanr.jpg 87002 "Royal Sovereign" at Int'l with the 1728 M.Keynes - Manchester

Garelochead, 190185 thanks to Trev Rolfe

19018527054r.jpg 27054 with the last 27 hauled service train to Oban working 1B11 1220 Glasgow QS - Oban and steaming nicely too!

Bletchley, 140184

14018425191r.jpg Lines of "small Sulzers" in Bletchley HS so long an established local scene were under threat from class 31 incursions by 1984. 25191 is the centre

"small Sulzer" in this classic trio

 

Wolverhampton, 290783  thanks to "TC"

 

29078346032r.jpg Following on from our recent class 46's on the Midland feature, heres the unusual sight of 46032 at Wolves on the 1225 Plymouth - Crewe relief

Tunnel Hill, 090483

09048386256r.jpg Blue and grey times, 86256 with a full length rake of Mk IId's apart from the Mk I BG and buffet on an up Wolves

Guide Bridge, 050383

05038376034gbr.jpg After closure of the Woodhead route in July 81 some the doomed 76's were stored at Guide Bridge with 76012/76022/76034 seen here from a passing service

Local gen snippets

All change on the sleepers - From the evening of March 31st SERCO have been awarded the Scotrail sleeper contract. Expected changes include

a/  GBRf class 92 replace DB class 90's On the trains South of Edinburgh.

b/ 87001/86101/86401 will work ECS and possible London area drag backs after ECML diversions

c/ Class 73'9's will be staple Sleeper power North of Edinburgh. Expected October

d/47'8's possibly will replace the 67's until the 73'9's are ready

e/assume Inverness 08 sleeper pilot duty unchanged..

Expect brash new Sleeper liveries yet again,

 

All change on the "Immingham Oiler" -From 4 feb COLAS replaced DB on the 6V70/6E38 Langley-Colnbrook vv tanks with Colas's 60021 working rest of week  

  

On this day in history:15th February 1979

40032 worked a Toton - Cricklewood coal throughout

The weeks that were. Local current gen

Harbury cutting landslip

As a result of the landslip closing the Chiltern line between Banbury and Leamington, most of the freightliners are diverted via the WCML, plus some of the car trains.  Too many diverts to list!

 

Sunday 25 January additional

31285 3Z07 Hither Green-Derby

 

Saturday 31 January additional

70009 4O29 Crewe - Southampton

 

Monday 2 February

86637/613 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

86628 4L90 Crewe - Felixstowe

86610/607 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

47853/790 0Z69 Willesden - Crewe

319439 5M81 Wolverton - Bedford

70019 4O54 Leeds - Southampton

70009 4M55 Southampton - Lawley St

70018 4O09 Trafford Pk - Southampton

70016 4M61 Southampton - Trafford Pk

70020 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St 

70015 4M62 Southampton - Hams Hall

70007 4M99 Southampton - Trafford Pk

 

Tuesday 3 February

86610/607 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

66057 7X01 Derby - Willesden with class 378 coach 38453

67008 5Z67 Wembley LMD - Stourbridge

90029 1F00 Willesden - Warrington with 3 x 325

319366/447 5M80 Bedford - Wolverton

66596 7X33 Derby - Bletchley with 387123

70007 4O09 Trafford Pk - Southampton

70016 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70020 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St 

70019 4M99 Southampton - Trafford Pk

 

Wednesday 4 February

86638/628 4M88 Felixstowe - Crewe

86632/607 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

66302 0Z58 Willesden - Crewe with 57312/68010/68011/68013

70018 4O27 Garston - Southampton

70019 4O09 Trafford Pk - Southampton

70016 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70015 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St 

70014 4M99 Southampton - Trafford Pk

 

Thursday 5 February

86627/609 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

86632/607 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

37059 0Z37 Norwich - Wolverton/5Z37 Wolverton-Norwich with 12110/12067

47580 5V42 Carnforth - Southall

66199 7X01 Derby - Willesden with class 378 coach 38454

70008 4O27 Garston - Southampton with 66413 dit

70016 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70014 4O29 Trafford Pk - Southampton

37608/609 Dungeness flasks

 

Friday 6 February

86604/622 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

86632/607 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

57305 tnt 57312 5Z43 Crewe - Paddington Northern Belle Ruggex ecs

70007 4O27 Garston - Southampton

70016 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70015 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St 

 

Saturday 7 February

20308 tnt 20309 1Z20 Crewe - Paddington/1Z27 Shepperton - Crewe Buffer Puffer re-routed from Banbury line. Return delayed by fatality.

70020 4M62 Southampton - Crewe

 

Sunday 8 February

168001 5Z65 Stourbridge Jn - Wembley LMD

68010 0Z68 Crewe - Wembley LMD

168109/219 5Z00 Wembley LMD - Stourbridge Jn 

 

Monday 9 February

86627/609 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

86614/638 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

37059 5Z55 Norwich - Wolverton with 12109 & 11077/0Z55 Wolverton - Willesden

37604 3Z68 Derby - Euston BOR/3Q68 Euston BOR - Old Oak Common via MK

31233 3Q33 Derby - Hither Green (via Bedford, Swanbourne, MK, Swanbourne, Fenny, Bletchley, Bedford)

56312 6Z56 Willesden - Washwood Heath

70007 4O09 Trafford Pk - Southampton

70016 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70009 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St 

70018 4M99 Southampton - Trafford Pk

 

Tuesday 10 February

86622/637 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe/4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

86639/605 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

86614/638 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

37604 3Q69 Old Oak Common - Northampton

70018 4O09 Trafford Pk - Southampton

70020 4O27 Garston - Southampton

70015 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70014 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St 

70019 4M99 Southampton - Trafford Pk

 

Wednesday 11 February

86627/609 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

86614/638 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

70019 4O09 Trafford Pk - Southampton

70015 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70009 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St 

70020 4M99 Southampton - Trafford Pk

 

Thursday 12 February

86605/639 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe/4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

86610/612 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

86614/638 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

66081 7X01 Derby- Wembley with class 378 coach 38402

66621 7X33 Derby - Bletchley with 387124

70020 4O09 Trafford Pk - Southampton

70016 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70014 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St 

70018 4M99 Southampton - Trafford Pk                                             

37609/218 Dungeness flasks

 

Friday 13 February

86609/627 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe/4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

86632/604 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

86613/628 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

70007 4O27 Garston to Southampton 

70018 4O09 Trafford park to Southampton

70015 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70014 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St 

 

Saturday 14 February

166202 5V65? Wolverton-Reading

82305/67020 5Z00 Stourbridge Jn - Wembley LMD

68009/008 0Z73 Crewe - Wembley LMD

68010/68009/68015 0Z74 Wembely LMD - Crewe

166209 5M65 Reading - Wolverton

20205/56301 0Z20 Butterley - Willesden (56 from Washwood Hth)

70015 4O27 Garston - Southampton

 

Class 387 commissioning

387123/124 arrived joining 387122. So far just 387122/123 out on test.

 

Wolverton Works movements include:

Arrivals: 150238 by road, 166209, 319366/447, 456004 from Wimbledon by road, Mk3s 12109/11077

Departures: 166202, 319439, 456017 to Wimbledon by road, Mk3s 12110/12067