Log's phots 26 September update featuring 1984 - 2015

Many thanks your recent contributions.

Stafford, 260884

26088447222140mangwr.jpg  47222 caused much interest this warm Sunday afternoon as she was rare, very rare! 47222 is on the 1240 Manchester - Gatwick which she worked throughout.

Crewe, 160592

 160592312761530hocrrr.jpg Coal Sector (for nuke flask work) 31276 at Crewe after a good run on the 1530 Holyhead - Crewe

Leighton Station, 170915

170915319429r.jpg 319429 passes Leighton on a crew training run South. The introduction of 319's as 321 replacements has not been as expected. Only 1 319 has worked on Abbey line duties to date, this expired afternoon on 240915 with a suspension of service for the rest of the day!. No main line service trains yet, short formed 350's as a result. Why did whoever have to meddle with our small local 321 fleet anyway, local passengers have suffered overcrowded, short formed and cancelled trains as a result.

Wolverton, 180915 thanks to Andrew Chambers

18091557306r.jpg 57306 tails 57310 on 5Z57 Crewe - Old Oak Common ECS. This and several other rakes have been used on Paddington - Cardiff World Cup Ruggexs

Ledburn, 180915

18091537422r.jpg After a lengthy check at the gantry behind, 37422 thrashes nicely past Ledburn with Wolverton - Norwich refurbished coaching stock

Ruislip, 180915 Thanks to Trev Rolfe

18091520227r.jpg Looking good, 20227 being readied for a run to Butterly for an exam

Wolverton, 180915 Thanks to Mark Beal

180915321417wolr.jpg We were all out late to photograph this final working. 321417 with 414 lean into the curve at Wolverton with the final main line service train operated by our 321's, the 2224 Euston - Northampton. See our expanding coverage of the local 321 class farewell week here

North Weald, 190915 Thanks to Trev Rolfe

19091508836r.jpg Credit to the Epping - Ongar line  in hiring this popular Old Oak Common machine for services. 08836 and "thumper" look good in the morning sun

Swindon, 200915,  thanks to "PB"

20091567006r.jpg As featured in Andrew's Wolverton photo, the stock was utilised for ruggex's such as 67006 seen here on the 0937 Padd-Cardiff

Princes Risborough, 210915

21091555034r.jpg The green bubble is back! 55034 rests at Risboro after working the 0744 from Aylesbury. She has recently returned from refurbishment at Tyesley and the blue bubble has now gone North for a similar refurb. This is good news for the Chiltern bubbles longer term prospects. Ta to "PG" for the gen.

Ledburn,"dip", 230915

23091590037r.jpg A lovely Ledburn morning sees 90037 take 1M16 2044 Inverness-Euston sleeper South. DB have just 1 sleeper duty now for GBRf usually working S25/M16 alternate days.

Old Linslade "dip", 250915

25091570007r.jpg Making quite a racket, 70007 rounds the Old Linslade curves with 4M87 Felixstowe - Crewe

The weeks that were, local gen

Thursday 10 September additional

37259/611 Dungeness flasks

 

Saturday 13 September

68012 0Z68 Crewe - Wembley LMD

68008 0Z69 Wembley LMD - Crewe

165036 5B65 Willesden - Wolverton

57306 5Q58 Derby - Ramsgate (via Bedford/Bletchley) with 375309

57306 5Q57 Ramsgate - Derby (via Bletchley/Bedford) with 375305

 

Monday 14 September

86610/604 4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

86605/632 4M54 Tilbury-Crewe

319435 5M80 Bedford - Wolverton

46233 "Duchess of Sutherland" 1Z33 Euston - Penrith

70013 4M36 Felixstowe -Trafford Pk

70002 4O13 Daventry - Southampton

 

Tuesday 15 September

86604/639 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe/4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

86609/622 4M54 Tilbury-Crewe with 66540 dit

70013 4L41 Crewe - Felixstowe

70020 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70007 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St

 

Wednesday 16 September

86632/605 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe/4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

86609/622 4M54 Tilbury-Crewe

70009 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

56081 0Z86 Leicester - Willesden with 86702/56104

56103 0Z56 Washwood Heath - Willesden

56312 0Z57 Willesden - Washwood Heath

70020 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70001 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St

 

Thursday 17 September

86639/628 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe/4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

86627/638 4M54 Tilbury-Crewe

90042 0Z92 Crewe - Willesden with 90048/92018/87002

47760 0Z47 Southall - Crewe

47760 1Z54 Tebay - Euston (train started Tebay vice Penrith, 46115 removed Rugby, terminated at Watford)

70007 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

70001 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St

 

Friday 18 September

86604/605 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe/4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

86609/622 4M54 Tilbury-Crewe

86607/610 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

37422 0Z55 Norwich - Wolverton/5Z56 Wolverton - Norwich with 12031/12041

57306 tnt 57310 5Z57 Crewe - Old Oak Common (Rugby ecs)

67008 5Z11 Crewe - Wembley (Rugby ecs)

70007 4M36 Felixstowe -Trafford Pk

70020 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

321417} 2K97 2224 Euston - Northampton (final mainline service train locally, 26 years of service)

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Chiltern line 56103 taken over from 56312 on the Calvert - Willesden spoil

 

Saturday 19 September

86638/627 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe

47830 5Q58 Derby - Ramsgate with 375303

166206 5V65 Wolverton - Reading

68008 0Z68 Crewe - Wembley LMD

68012 0Z69 Wembley LMD - Crewe

 

Sunday 20 September

321415/414 5Z21 Northampton - Ilford

321413 5N16 1719 Watford - Northampton ECS (off Abbey Line turns)

 

Monday 21 September

86627/638 4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

86639/628 4M54 Tilbury-Crewe

37422 5Z55 Norwich -Wolverton with 12024 and 11098/0Z56 Wolverton - Norwich

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

321413/417 5Z21 Northampton - Wolverton

321417 5Z22 Wolverton - Ilford

70020 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70009 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St

 

Tuesday 22 September

86614/613 4M54 Tilbury-Crewe

37604 3Q69 Old Oak Common - Rugby

70006 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe

70009 4M88 Felixstowe - Crewe

70020 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70013 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St

20305/308 Southminster flasks (return early hours Wednesday)

 

Wednesday 23 September

86614/613 4M54 Tilbury-Crewe

60015 6H10 Peak Forest - Bletchley/6B10 Bletchley - Pk Forest

70006 4M81 Felixstowe - Crewe

70004 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

 

Wolverton Works movements include:

Arrivals 165036, 319435, 321417 (from Northampton), 323201, Barrier vehicles 6353/6354 (by road), MK3s 12024/11098

Departures 319013/460 (to Northampton), Mk3s 12031/12041, Unnumbered FGW sleeper by road (10596?)

 

Local gen snippets

 

LBNGR diesel running day, Sunday September 27th 2015 - hopefully 5 locos in service, no publicity from LBNGR as ever. Many motorbikes too.

 

Announcement of the week. Birmingham New St complete with shiny new greenhouse roof, this train has been delayed by "unexpectedly large numbers of passengers"...Villa were playing Birmingham City ...what do you expect, they werent playing Leighton Town!!!!!!!!!!

 

319's when they do come out on the main line are expected to work 2B10 0714 Bletchley - Euston and 2K91 1705 Euston - Bletchley..

 

and finally, On this day in history , October 3rd 1988

 

81004 worked the 0817 Northampton - Euston "Cobbler", the train was delayed at Bletchley after the driver's seat collasped on the 81!. 85014 assisted forward 20 down. Classic!!

 

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