Log's phots 170115 update featuring 1983-2015 - many thanks yr recent contributions

Leighton Station, 150115

15011566415r.jpg 66415 with a Washwood Heath - Willesden concrete sleeper train passes under the new station footbridge.

The footbridge with lifts finally opened on January 13th..........

 

Dorridge, 140115

 

14011567010r.jpg 67010 unusually arrives on the down loop platform at Dorridge with the 1045 Marylebone - Birmingham SH

This allowed a Voyager to pass as signalling issues at Banbury were causing delays

 

Wolverton Works, 130115 thanks to Andrew Chambers

 

13011508649r.jpg 08649 draws 319365 out of the works prior to onward transfer to Allerton

 

Princes Risborough, 120115

 

12011568012r.jpg 68012 at Risborough with the 0744 Banbury - Marylebone "Commuter". Reduced to load 5 as a

troublesome coach was failing the loco, on 120115 this locos acceleration was fast, very fast. All sorts of noises from these locos too!

 

Ledburn, 110115

 

110115350376n127r.jpg Many of the new 350'3's have big "duff" numbers! heres 350376 and 350127 with the Sun 0840 M.Keynes-Euston. 47376 was a rare un!

 

Crewe Basford Hall, 100115 (viewed from passing tour)

 

10011547816r.jpg 47816 "stored" at Basford Hall, what will become of this fine machine?

 

10011570015r.jpg Freightliners newest and not so new power in 70015 and 86614 stabled in Basford Hall Yard

 

Old Linslade, 050115

 

05011592036r.jpg One of the longer and heavier regular freights locally is the Wembley - Daventry ferrywagons conveying French mineral water from the tunnel, 92036 is powering

 

Derby, 311214 thanks to "MIB"

 

31121431601r.jpg 31601 the former "Bletchley Park Station X" local performer at Derby in the snow as 2014 ends.

 

Cheddington, 080594

 

08059431128wr.jpg The "weekend only" departmental 31's were often a bit of a state, 31128 looks work tired at Cheddington on ballast. This loco survives with WCRC.

 

 

Crianlarich, 250185

 

25018537111r.jpg During an interesting week in Scotland due severe weather, heres 37111 steaming nicely with the 0840 Fort William - Glasgow QS.

 

Warrington BQ, 040483

 

04048340158wr.jpg Whistling beast at rest, 40158 at the "Quay" between freight duties

 

Local Gen snippets

 

Local hauled of Hemel and Leighton in 2015! - Statesman rail 3 day Aviemore trip on 07-090315 calls at Hemel locally, 57 power probably

The Statesman Rail "Golden Arrow" featuring "Tangmere" in Kent sees the 57 hauled leg calling at Leighton and Hemel on May 2nd 2015, again "Ronnie" power expected

 

As per the phot above the new Leighton Buzzard Station footbridge with lift opened on Janaury 13th 2015. Northampton's new station building finally opened the day before.

 

On this day in History - January 9th 1986 - 73005 returned refurbished 455? units from Wolverton Works to Wimbledon via the WCML, rare birds at Leighton

 

The weeks that were - Local gen

 

Monday 5 January

86627/610 4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

86612/628 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

86613/632 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

70009 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70018 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St 

 

Tuesday 6 January

86605/638 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe/4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

86614/637 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

86613/632 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

66125 7X01 Derby - Wembley with class 378 vehicles 38443-38446

37706/668 5M43 Southall - Carnforth

66527 7X33 Derby - Bletchley with 387119

70020 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70015 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St 

 

Wednesday 7 January

86622/639 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe

86612/628 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

86613/632 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

70015 4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

70009 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70018 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St 

NMT 43014/062 working 1Q29 Crewe-Euston failed at Blisworth. Rescued to Bletchley by 66050 off 6Z34 Acton - Peak Forest.

 

Thursday 8 January

86610/627 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe

86639/627 4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

86613/632 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

70001 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70015 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St 

Following yesterday's failure 43014/062 worked 1Q29 Bletchley-Euston-Derby and 66050 6Z34 Bletchley-Peak Forest via WCML

 

Friday 9 January

86612/628 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

86613/632 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

60059 6B10 Peak Forest - Bletchley/6H10 Bletchley - Peak Forest

70010 0Z69 Crewe - Willesden

70009 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70018 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St 

 

Saturday 10 January

86622/610 4L93 Crewe - Felixstowe 

67026 1Z17 Euston-Donnington/1Z18 return UK Railtours (tnt 60079 from/to Bescot)

 

Monday 12 January

86610/622 4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

86637/638 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

86613/614 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

57011/57301 6Z70 Crewe-Eastleigh (with 57310 from Willesden)

37218 5Z55 Norwich - Wolverton with 10401 & 11099/0Z55 Wolverton_Norwich

66952 7X34 Bletchley - Derby with 387101

70001 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70018 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St 

 

Tuesday 13 January

86613/614 4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

86639/627 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

67027 1Q28 Derby - Euston - Derby with DVT 82145

66952 7X33 Derby - Bletchley with 387120

70015 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

70009 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70013 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St 

 

Wednesday 14 January

90012/37218 0Z57 Norwich - Crewe

70009 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe

70007 4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

70001 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70015 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St 

 

Thursday 15 January

66158 7X01 Derby - Wembley with class 378 vehicles 38447/8

66623 7X33 Derby - Bletchley with 387121

319382/368/379 5M80 Cricklewood - Wolverton

70009 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

70001 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70018 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St 

37606/612 Dungeness flasks

 

Friday 16 January

86622/639 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe/4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

86628/627 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

66623 7X34 Bletchley - Derby with 387102

70013 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70009 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St 

 

Saturday 17 January

86609/614 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe

70016 diverted 4O27 Garston - Southampton

 

387 Commissioning at Bletchley

387117/18 delivered to Brighton, 387101/102 returned to Derby.   387115/116/119 at Bletchley on commissioning and newly delivered 387120/121. 387104 due to return Bletchley to Derby on Monday 19th.

 

Wolverton Works movements include

Arrivals 323204, 319380/361 (from Allerton), 319382/368/379, Mk3s 10401 & 11099

Departures 319365 (to Allerton), 456024 (by road)

 

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