Logs phots and gen, 310814 update, featuring 1984-2014- thanks all recent contributions..

Glasgow QS 050584

05058426006r.jpg xos at Queen St, 26006 prior to taking a short van train forward 

050484476041925qsabr.jpg Scottish Brush, 47604 with the 1925 Glasgow QS - Aberdeen. Both in this guise and as 47271 this loco did an awful lot of Aberdeen turns

Leighton Station, 051084

05108456075r.jpg Rare!  A grid on the black tanks, 56075 heads South

Leighton Soulbury Road bridge, 010390

01039085007r.jpg 85007 roars North with the Dover-Warrington speedlink

Ledburn, 211108

21110886101n87002r.jpg BR blue duo in 2008, 86101 leading 87002 heads South through the Ledburn Levels with Crewe-Wembley ECS

Hornsey, 200814

20081408892r.jpg 08892 has been on a contractors train in the Hornsey area for a few months now

Bounds Green, 200814

20081408571r.jpg Contrasting liveries outside Bounds Green, 08571 is stabled

Ledburn 200814

200814325sr.jpg Better than Parcel Force lorries on the M1 perhaps?, a trio of 325s on the Wembley-Warrington am turn

Old Linslade, 210814

21081486614n613r.jpg 86614 and 86613 round the Old Linslade Curves with 4M54 with a few hints of approaching Autumn.

Bridgnorth, 230814 thanks to “PB”

2308141062r.jpg 1062 “Western Courier” prior to working the 1540 Kidder service of the Wizzos booked running day

Old Linslade Bridge 139 260814

26081490021r.jpg 90021 drags 90020 and 67019 South on the Crewe - Willesden pm l/e move

Leighton Buzzard, 260814

26081468009r.jpg Could we have DRS 47’s back on this turn please? Shiny new “rancid” 68009 has just load 2 on 5Z55 Norwich-Wolverton in tow

Aylesbury, 270814

27081455032r.jpg Ex Arriva Bubble W55032 heads a line of classic DMUs. The former Cardiff Bay machine is for spares only not Risboro bound.

High Wycombe, 270814

27081467014a.jpg 67014 Thomas Telford (Aka “Tottering Thomas”) crosses Hughenden viaduct with the 0845 Marylebone - Birmingham

Ledburn, 280814

28081486605n610r.jpg With the Ipswich dig enforcing diesel traction on Felixstowe liner flows, Tilbury’s 4M54 has retained classic WCML traction with 86605 and 86610 Northward bound

Ledburn, 300814

30081490018r.jpg First Saturday sleeper locally after weeks of blockades sees 90018 on M16

Local Gen snippets

Local weekend blockades are over for time being, no more lost rail replacement buses…. 

LM Great Escape is back 1 Sep-21Sep link

Bletchley TMD - Looks like Bletchley TMD is being prepared for use by Bombardier to allow the fleet of 29 Class 387 'electrostar', the interim stop gap order of units for Thameslink to be commissioned. This facility chosen as these units have 110 mph capacity and require testing upto that speed, with no suitable depot or test facility on the Thameslink line.
Naturally an increase in Diesel hauled moves delivering these units to 'BY'.

On this day in history…September 8th 1964

5216 (later 25066) one of Cricklewoods “terrible ten” worked, as booked, the 1712 Moorgate - Luton commuter. Anybody there for it!

The week that was…Local Gen

Monday 25 August

37611 tnt 37605 3Q33 Derby-Hither Green via Bedford-Bletchley-Bedford


Tuesday 26 August

68009 5Z55 Norwich-Wolverton (diverted via Cambridge) with 10223 and 12129/5Z56 Wolverton-Norwich with 11088

37688 3Z12 Carlisle - Bletchley/3Q69 Bletchley-Bletchley via Rugby

70014 4M56 London Gateway-Crewe

70007 4M93 Felixstowe-Lawley St

Freight disruption due to overrunning engineering work at Ipswich.


Wednesday 27 August

86609/614 4M54 Tilbury-Crewe

67003 tnt 67020 1Q27 Crewe-Euston-Derby

37688 3Q70 Bletchley-Derby

66589 4L89 Crewe-Felixstowe failed at Kings Langley, rescued by 57302

70016 4M45 Felixstowe-Ditton

70015 4M88 Felixstowe - Crewe with 66558 dit

70013 4M56 London Gateway-Crewe

70020 4M93 Felixstowe-Lawley St


Thursday 28 August

86605/610 4M54 Tilbury-Crewe

66567 4M45 Felixstowe - Ditton failed at Watford, rescued by 57302 as far as Daventry, 66416 forward from there.

70016 4M56 London Gateway-Crewe

70007 4M93 Felixstowe-Lawley St

90034 WB64 1G40 Euston-New St/1B94 New St-Euston

37608/610 Dungeness flasks


Friday  29 August

86609/614 4M54 Tilbury-Crewe

57316/313 5Z00 Kilmarnock-OOC ecs

90034 WB64 1G40 Euston-New St/1B94 New St-Euston

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