Logs phots 280215 update featuring 1979-2015

Thanks very much your recent contributions whether photos, gen or support

Ledburn, 280215

28021568003r.jpgNew local WCML power on passenger! 68003 heads the Cumbrian Mountain express North right time with a bit of noise to enliven a dull drizzly morning.

Marsh Crossing, 270215

27021556301mcr.jpgLooking North from Beacon Hill approx a mile South of Marsh crossing is this pulled view of 56301 with 6Z56 Calvert-Willesden spoil empties. This ex Fastline machine could be viewed for some miles from this elevated viewpoint.

Bradwell, 250215 thanks to Andrew Chambers

25021557313r.jpgWest coast convoy with 57313 dragging 47746, 57001 and 33029 on 0M23 Southall-Carnforth

 

Old Linslade, 240215

24021590035r.jpgThe 0A06 Crewe-Wembley light engine can produce both loco variety and quantity. Today its a solo 90035 heading South towards Bridge 139

Ledburn, 210215

21021590019r.jpgThe mornings are now light enough again to phot 1M16 sleepers. Scotrail liveried 90019 and matching stock look good in the gloom. The expected traction changes with the sleeper franchise change have apparently now been postponed till October...................

Ledburn, 200215

20021586614n605r.jpg86614 and 86605 with 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe liners in its usual lunchtime slot

Marylebone, 160215 thanks to Trev Rolfe

16021568008r.jpgThe first DRS liveried 68 to work on Chiltern is 68008 see here with the 0744 Banbury - Marylebone "commuter"

Milton Keynes, 070215 thanks to Mark Beal

07021520308r.jpg20308 looks good in Mark's atmospheric night image of the return 1Z27 "Buffer Puffer tour" from Shepperton to Crewe. 20309 was tailing the tour.

Milton Keynes, 010804 thanks to "Red Cow"

01080487001r.jpgA familiar 87 fan in this 87001 view on a down Wolves. Drastic remodelling layout changes have changed this viewpoint a good deal. 87001 is now at the NRM, she expired in the Weedon area with a blown transformer in May 2005 thus avoiding the stage managed last runs in July 2005.

Bletchley, 141286

14128631183n247r.jpgOn a Sunday morning of Bletchley - Northampton down "drags" 31183 and 31247 await their next turn. For Bletchley a very large number of "bashers" turned out to cover these workings. On seeing this Bletchley "PSB" announced at least one arriving service as being hauled by "Thomas the tank engine"...brilliant !

Bletchley, 140184

14018425175r.jpgA hint of late afternoon sun illuminates 25175 stabled on the field sidings with 2 class mates in January 84.

Harpenden, May 1979

260579tourr.jpgWould love to hear from anybody who did this tour. A 40 calling at Luton is rare enough but this one was advertised to call at Harpenden too! 40078 was Harpenden's top power that day!

More detailed local class 40 Midland action here

Local Gen snippets

Sleepers - All change again, new power both North and South of the border not expected until October. Interesting to see how the rebuilt 73's will cope with their introduction to the likes of Drumochter in the October slippy/early frost season.

LM 321's - Widely rumoured is that from May the "magnificent seven" LM 321's will slowly be transfered to Scotland with 319 replacements coming. Only rumours as such but our 321's have been "going like the wind" locally since 1990 and will be much missed by some. 319's were used locally on the Brighton - Rugby services in the mid 90's..

On this day in history- 1st March 1985

25202 rumbled down the Dunstable branch with the morning cements from Northfleet having replaced 2 x 33 at Luton. in the evening 25034 returned the empties to Luton for a single 33 forward. All history now.

The weeks that were - local gen

Monday 16 February

86610/612 4L90 Trafford Pk - Felixstowe

86613/628 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

37609 tnt 218 3Q40 Derby - Didcot

67013/82301 5Z67 Wembley - Stourbridge Jn

37608/57010 6Z69 Willesden - Crewe (ex Eastleigh, two coaches and flask wagons)

70009 4O09 Trafford Pk - Southampton

70001 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70014 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St 

70020 4M99 Southampton - Trafford Pk

 

Tuesday 17 February

86604/632 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe/4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

86637/622 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

86613/628 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

66415 7X33 Derby - Bletchley with 387125

67012 tnt 67027 1Q19 Derby - Euston - Derby

70020 4O09 Trafford Pk - Southampton

70018 4O27 Garston - Southampton

70001 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70015 4O15 Hams Hall- Southampton/4M99 Southampton - Trafford Pk

 

Wednesday 18 February

86607/638 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe/4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

86614/605 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

86613/628 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

168216 5Z00 Moor St- Wembley LMD

70015 4O09 Trafford Pk - Southampton

70001 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70018 4O15 Hams Hall- Southampton/4M99 Southampton - Trafford Pk

20308/37611 Sizewell Flasks

 

Thursday 19 February

86609/637 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe/4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

86612/610 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

86613/628 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

66131 7X01 Derby -Wembley with 38403/404

168215 5Z00 Marylebone - Stourbridge Jn

70007 4O15 Hams Hall- Southampton/4M99 Southampton - Trafford Pk

70018 4O09 Trafford Pk - Southampton

70008 4O27 Garston - Southampton

70001 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70019 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St 

37602/611 Dungeness flasks

 

Friday 20 February

86607/638 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe/4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

86614/605 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

86613/628 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

168113 5Z00 Loughborough - Wembley LMD

70007 4O09 Trafford Pk - Southampton

70020 4O27 Garston - Southampton

70019 4M88 Felixstowe - Crewe with 66572 dit

70015 4M61 Southampton - Trafford Pk

70014 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70016 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St 

70009 4M99 Southampton - Trafford Pk

 

Saturday 21 February

82304/67013 5Z00 Stourbridge Jn - Wembley LMD

319012 5??? Wolverton - Bedford (believed diverted to Hornsey due to Thameslink closure)

70020 4O14 Hams Hall - Southampton

70014 4O27 Garston - Southampton

70008 4O29 Crewe - Southampton

 

Monday 23 February

86637/604 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

86622/612 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

319444 5M80 Bedford - Wolverton

37059 0Z55 Norwich - Wolverton/5Z56 Wolverton - Norwich with 11099

37667 0T31 Derby - Acton

66513 7X33 Derby - Bletchley with 387126

70016 4O48 Hams Hall - Southampton

70020 4M61 Southampton - Trafford Pk

70001 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70009 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St 

70018 4M99 Southampton - Trafford Pk

 

Tuesday 24 February

86609/627 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

67027 1Q28 Derby - Euston - Derby with DVT 82145

60062 0Z98 Wembley - Bescot

70018 4O09 Trafford Pk - Southampton

70014 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70013 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St 

70001 4O29 Trafford Pk - Felixstowe

70015 4L96 Trafford Pk - Felixstowe

 

Wednesday 25 February

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

86638/607 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

86639/614 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

57313/47746/57001/33029 0M43 Southall - Carnforth

NMT 1Q16 Derby-Oxford via WCML

37667 0Z97 Acton - Crewe

70014 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70007 4M99 Southampton - Trafford Pk

 

Thursday 26 February

86609/627 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

86639/614 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

168214 5Z00 Stourbridge Jn - Wembley LMD

70007 4O09 Trafford Pk - Southampton

70001 4O27 Garston - Southampton

70016 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70018 4M98 Southampton-Garston

37602/611 Dungeness flasks

 

Friday 27 February

86638/607 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

86639/614 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

60079 6B10 Peak Forest - Bletchley/Bletchley - Peak Forest

168108 5Z00 Wembley LMD - Stourbridge Jn

68003 0Z68 Crewe Willesden (vice Wembley LMD) with 90012 and 37059 (both for Norwich, collected from Lichfield having run from Toton on Thursday)

66957 7X33 Derby-Bletchley with 387127

70014 4O09 Trafford Pk - Southampton

70018 4O27 Garston - Southampton

70016 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70013 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St 

70008 4M99 Southampton - Trafford Pk

70001 4M98 Southampton-Garston

 

Saturday 28 February

68003 1Z86 Euston - Carlisle (to Carnforth)

319xxx 5M80 Bedford - Wolverton

70018 4M46 Southampton - Garston

70019 4O54 Leeds - Southampton

 

Class 387 commissioning

387122/123 delivered to Brighton. 387125/126/127 arrived, 387125/126 joining 387124 on test.

 

Wolverton works movements include:

Arrivals 319444 plus one or more uid, 456019 (by road)

Departures 319361 (Northern livery)/319379 (FCC livery) both to Allerton, 319012 (to Hornsey vice Bedford), 456018 by road, Mk3 11099

 

 

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