Logs phots, 27th July 2014 update featuring 1982-2014

Many thanks your contributions..

Chasewater Church St, 240714

24071408359r.jpg D3429 former S.Wales 08359 at the blocks after working the 1100 ex Brownhills on the superb Chasewater Light Railway

Princes Risborough, 230714

23071467023r.jpg Platform extension at Risboro and also at Wycombe is well underway as 67023 awaits departure time with the “Banbury commuter”

Leighton Station, 170714

17071420304n374026M69r.jpg In the late evening gloom, 20304 with dead 37402 and flask opens up from a single yellow peg with 6M69, was quite loud!

Old Linslade, 170714

17071490036r.jpg Good to get bridge 139 on the logs as background to 90036 on the Crewe-Wembley pm light engine turn which can produce a variety of power

Milton Keynes, 160714  thanks to Andrew Royle

16071467030r.jpg 67030 with 67025 tailing at Milton Keynes on 1Q29 Crewe-Derby

Warwick, 160714

160714670141045mashr.jpg Chiltern Warwick loco hauled, 67014 “Tottering Thomas!” makes the booked stop with the 1045 Marylebone - Birmingham SH  

“Princess” Risborough, 160714

16071455020r.jpg Open doors policy! Due extreme heat down Risboro way. The blue machine is about to work the 1800 to Aylesbury which is a non stop run and loads lightly as it follows a 165 and is highly recommended on a Summers evening!


Old Linslade, 120714 thanks to Andrew Chambers

1207141001hr.jpg Thumping beast! 1001 on 1Z06 Hastings - Crewe

Bury (East Lancs) 110714 thanks to “GJ”

1107147076r.jpg Newly repainted Hymek D7076 runs into Bury Bolton St. to couple up to 1J75 1205 Heywood - Rawtenstall.

Clapham Jn, 020209

02020973208r.jpg With the evenings now drawing in, a timely reminder that winter is approaching!, 73208 with deicer at Clapham after a hefty South London snowfall

Wolverton, 090397 thanks to Mark Beal

09039737407r.jpg 37407 Blackpool Tower on an engineers job


Kensington Olympia, 230201

23020159204r.jpg A rare service train working for 59204. The 59 rescued a failed 47807 at East Croydon on the 1418 Brighton-Manchester. A second 47 reportedly replaced the 59 at Reading.

Bletchley, 290783 thanks to the “Axeman”

29078381001r.jpg Real! 81001 arrives at Bletchley with 1B08 Evening Cobbler.

Birmingham New St, 110882

11088225133r.jpg 25133 passes a BRUTE on the platform at New ST with a late afternoon van train for Curzon St

On this day in history…August 1st 1959

Class 40 215 (later 40015) worked the 0820 Euston-Manchester through Leighton, common place at the time…………

Local gen snippets - Blockades

The weekends of August 9th, 16th and 23rd see 48-64 hour blockades with no WCML rail traffic South of Hemel. Heard it all before!!

5 car 377'7s are now solid on Saturdays but 1-2 4 car 377'2 remain on mon-fris at present

That’s all folks!

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