Logs phots 201214 update, featuring 1982-2014 - many thanks yr contributions both oof late and throughout 2014

Old Linslade, 101282

101282crash15r.jpg The Bescot Breakdown unit rerails a BG in the derailed consist of 1S18 after 81016 left the rails early on 091282. All of 1S18’s coaches were derailed but all remained upright.

Bletchley, 280588

28058853359n54122r.jpg Cravens units returned to the Bletchley - Bedford branch in 1988 after a 7 year absence. The return was part of the Bedford Open day events with Stratford celebrity 53359/54122 waiting with the 1845 Bletchley - Bedford.

Bedford Yard, 280588

28058856091r.jpg “Monster!” 56091 stabled for the weekend as part of the Bedford open day weekend. Other exhibits that day included: 08011/20135/24061/31326 (as 97204)/ 33206/45107/46035/55015/55022/58027, 302207/306017 with 309618 and 45128 on shuttles.

Paddington, 170192 thanks to “Jason Hall”

17019247364r.jpg 47364 with the final 1F51 1738 Padd-Banbury via High Wycombe. 165’s featured the following Monday. The current local hauled “Banbury” 1750 ex Marylebone/0744 ex Banbury has seen unit substitutions much of the past week after trails with 68012. This “Banbury” formerly saw 67023 “bolted onto it” working day in, day out, virtually trouble free, such is progress...

Ledburn, 010309

01030947832n802r.jpg 47832 and 47802 and matching stock at Ledburn. This was 1Z95 Manchester Picc-Wembley footex for the League Cup final which Man Utd won on penalties 4-1 against Spurs

Haddenham, 131214

1512141015r.jpg Almost 3hrs down due shunting out a defective coach at Leamington D1015 looks superb arriving at Haddenham and Thame Parkway with 1Z52 Canterbury Belle tour

1312151015ar.jpg “Prince is back on the mainline!, 1041 has fond memories for many in that in her last months of 76/77 her blue paintwork was in a terrible state, but boy could she fly!!! Be nice to see 1015 carrying “Western Musketeer” nameplates again one day, such an evocative name! 

Leighton Station, 141214

14121466551r.jpg 66551 is stabled just outside Leighton station with the “drain train” that is usually based at Bletchley

Old Linslade, 151214

15121468007r.jpg 68007 returns 0Z00 to Norwich after dropping off a Mk III for refurbishment at Wolverton

Birmingham Moor Street, 161214

16121467020r.jpg 67020 returns to Chiltern Silver set use as seen here with the 1015 ex Marylebone

Wolverton, 181214 thanks to Andrew Chambers

18121487002r.jpg Off to the “Frozen North” , 87002 prior to ice scraping duties

 

Thame, 191214

191214thame1r.jpg Thames “BOC” depot standing on part of the site of the old BP oil terminal that closed in 1991. The struts of a former rail sign can be seen in the foreground. The 7 mile “Phoenix Trail” links Thame with the outskirts of Risboro along the trackbed of the old Risboro-Oxford branch.  Whilst walking the old branch listen out for ghosts of 25’s, 33’s, 37’s, 40’s, 47’s and even 52’s that worked oil trains down the brach until closure in 1991.

On this day in history, 221206

22120687002etnr.jpg 87002 at Euston after working the last 1G21/1B05 that a cold, atmospherically foggy late December night. Although Virgin dabbled with class 90 loco hauled services after this epic night, 2014 saw these end completely. A good few will claim however that it all ended on Virgin on December 22nd 2006………………

Continental Corner, Austria, thanks to “Red Cow”

0512141142616r.jpg OBB’s 1142616 passes Judendorf-Strassengel (North of Graz) with a varied multi consist trip working, 051214

 Local Gen snippets

A slight reduction in 321 diagrams locally - link here (ta to “Red Cow)”

On Chiltern the “bubble” and 67 diagrams remain unchanged. The “Banbury” is currently a unit, 67023’s last working being on 121214. 68012 worked a few turns before the stock objected to not having 67023 powering…!

WCML blockages return 27/28 December South of Hemel

Enhanced Chiltern services 27/28 December plus to Chiltern’s credit , a Boxing day service

350-3’s glut - Currently 9 diagrams (mon-fri) out of Euston as still not working into New St

DB Schenker have replaced Freightliner Heavy haul on the Cricklewood - Calvert green bins, 66 power remains…

The weeks that were: local gen

Wednesday 3 December additional

37059/259 Dungeness flasks

 

Saturday 6 December

319443 5M81 Wolverton - Bedford

 

Monday 8 December

70015 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

66510 7X33 Derby-Bletchley with 387114

70009 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70020 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St

 

Tuesday 9 December

86612/613 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe/4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

86637/614 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

66230 7X01 Derby - Willesden with 378 vehicles 38439/38441/38442

57011 0Z57 Willesden - Crewe with 57002/57009/57008/37604 (Anglia RHTT locos)

67015 tnt 67027 1Q28 Derby - Euston - Derby

70009 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70020 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St


Wednesday 10 December

86622/604 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe

86609/622 4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

86628/632 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

70009 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

37611/059 Dungeness flasks

 

Thursday 11 December

86614/637 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe/4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

86613/612 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

66539 6Z86 Crewe - Wolverton (two coal hoppers for repair)/6Z87 Wolverton - Crewe

68007 0Z68 Willesden - Wolverton/5Z68 Wolverton - Norwich with 12027 (move postponed from 10th)

70009 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70020 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St

 

Friday 12 December

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

86628/632 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

47804/57001 5Z00 Kilmarnock - Old Oak Common HST stock

70009 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70020 4M88 Felixstowe - Crewe

70008 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St

 

Saturday 13 December

86627/605 4L89 Crewe-Felixstowe with 86622 dit

47237/804 5Z00 Old Oak Common - Kilmarnock HST stock

 

Monday 15 December

86605/627 4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

86613/612 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

31285 3Z68 Derby - Euston/3Q68 Euston - Old Oak Common via MK

68007 5Z55 Norwich - Wolverton with 12067 & 12110/0Z56 Wolverton - Norwich

70011 0Z70 Crewe - Tring/6Z70 Tring - Bletchley drain train*/0Z71 Bletchley - Crewe (*unable to stable at Bletchley Sunday due to engineering work)

70020 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

70009 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70008 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St

 

Tuesday 16 December

86614/637 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe

90047 4M45 Felixstowe - Ditton with 86622 dit

86628/632 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

31285 3Q69 Old Oak Common - Northampton

66528 7X33 Derby - Bletchley with 387117

70009 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70020 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St

 

Wednesday 17 December

86622/612 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe/4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

86605/627 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

66528 7X33 Derby - Bletchley with 387118

86101/87002 0??? Willesden - Tring/0??? Tring - Willesden

70809 tnt 70804  6C34 Wembley Central - Hinksey engineers

70009 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70015 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St

70008 4L73 Lawley Street - Felixstowe

 

Thursday 18 December

86614/637 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe/4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

87002 0N86 Willesden TMD - Mossend

56312 0Z86 Barrow Hill - Willesden TMD with 86702/86213

70009 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70020 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St

37609/688 Dungeness flasks

 

Friday 19 December

86632/628 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe/4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

86605/627 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

60099 6B10 Peak Forest - Bletchley/6H10 Bletchley - Peak Forest

70009 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70015 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St

 

Saturday 20 December

86614/637 4M87 Felixstowe - Crewe

319438 5M81? Wolverton - Bedford

166215 5Z65? Wolverton - Reading

68014 0Z68 Crewe - Wembley LMD

68011 0Z69 Wembley LMD - Crewe

 

 

Wolverton works moves include

Arrivals 50639 of 170639 (by road), 220019 (by road), 319431, Mk3s

12067/110, Wagons 370027/370293 (370510 also present - arrival not date known)

Departures 153314, 166215, 319364 (to Allerton), 319438/443, 456012 (by road), MK3 12027

 

That’s all for 2014 folks, seasons greetings to all.

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