Log's phots featuring 1983-2015 -310115 update - many thanks your recent contributions

St Pancras, 030283

03028345103wr.jpgClassic St Pancras with 45103 having just been released from the blocks with another classmate on a Sheffield service to her

right. Being our local termini many of us took "Pancakes" for granted (myself included) and never hung around for long with the exotic power on offer at nearby Kings X or Liverpool St.

 

Cheltenham, 280585

 

28058525211chr.jpgThe Tuesday following the late May bank holiday saw relief trains on the proper railway of the time. York offloaded a spare "rat" with

25211 working the 1420 York - Plymouth as far as Bristol T.Meads where some 31 went forward. 25211 darken the skies of Cheltenham on departure. 45144 returned

us North on the 1709 Bristol - Derby relief, a good day for Sulzer power down West.

 

Euston, May 90

 

059085034r.jpgWhat this phot doesnt record is the almighty howling racket from the blowers and ticking compressors under the Euston roof, that 85034

was making on her parcel train stock being released.

 

Barrow, 160191

 

160191476401048mvbar.jpgIn the last week of booked loco hauled Barrow services is 47640 on the 1048 Man Vic - Barrow

 

Rugby, 140692

 

14069231229r.jpgA very smart Dutch liveried 31229 stabled in the South Bay at Rugby

 

Berkhamsted, 160501 thanks to Trev Rolfe

 

16050187024r.jpgAn unidentified 87 (possibly 87024) heads North round the tight curves on the Down Slow

 

Birmingham Int'l , 220403 thanks to "Red Cow"

 

22040387019r.jpg87019 proudly carrying "Sir Winston Churchill" nameplates on the 1146 Liverpool-Euston. The 50th anniversary of Sir Winston's

state funeral featured this week. 87019 was reliveried in LNWR black and renamed "ACORP" a few years later... a questionable way to treat the memory

of a British icon perhaps?

 

Soulbury, 200115 thanks to Andrew Chambers

 

20011557309r.jpg57306 (with 57309 tailing) heads North through Soulbury with 1Z53 Euston - Liverpool Chelsea footex

 

Chelmscote Canal Side, 230115

 

23011592024r.jpgFrozen canal, frosty meadows and deep chill greets 92024 on the Mossend-Dollands Moor "china clay" empties,. The clay originates in Brazil being

shipped into Rotterdam docks for rail transit via the tunnel to Irvine in South West Scotland.

 

Old Linslade "dip" 240115

 

24011587002r.jpgIn the shadow of "the tree" 87002 returns to Mossend after an exam at WN. There was a hint of howling motors too as she was going well!

 

Tring, 250115 thanks to Andrew Royle

 

25018531285r.jpg31285 heads North non stop with 3Z07 Hither Green - Derby, 3Z07's booked stop here not being needed.

 

M.Keynes 270115

 

270115321417n415r.jpg321417 and 415 keep the old order going locally on the 1624 Euston - M.Keynes and 1747 return

 

High Wycombe, 290115

 

29011568010r.jpg"The red pen is out" for 68010 leaving Wycombe, on the 0744 Banbury - Marylebone "commuter". 68010 had replaced 68012 at the start of

the week on this turn. A first in that 68012 made a trail "Silver train" run later on the 29th working the 1847 Marylebone-Kidderminster.

 

Ledburn, 310115

 

31011547746n237r.jpgSwitched DF-DS at Ledburn Jn 47237 and 47746 pass a very snowy Ledburn with 1Z86 0710 Euston - Carlisle "kettlex". The 47's were deputising

for 86259 which is out of service with wheelset issues.

 

 

On this day in history, a multi loco journey on the Midland on February 7th 1981

 

45121 1801 St Pancras Leeds (Fail Bedford) 070281

25060} 1801 St Pancras Leeds (Bedford-Sileby, 25 fail!) 070281

45121(d)}

45037 1801 St Pancras Leeds (Sileby-Nottingham) 070281

45140 1801 St Pancras Leeds (ex Nottingham, booked loco change here) 070281

The weeks that were-local gen

Saturday 17 January (additional)

319431 5M81 Wolverton - Bedford

 

Monday 19 January

86609/614 4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

86628/613 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

319012/xxx 5M80 Bedford - Wolverton

66616 6M33 Crewe-Bletchley barriers/7X34 Bletchley-Derby with 387104

87002 0Z87 Mossend - Willesden

57306 6Z69 Willesden - Crewe (from Eastleigh)

70015 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

70020 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70018 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St 

Also on the Chiltern Line: 56301 6Z67 Calvert-Thorney Mill

 

Tuesday 20 January

86632/612 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

86628/613 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

90037/24 6B41 Wembley - Daventry/0A42 Daventry - Wembley

57309 tnt 57306 5Z53 Crewe - Euston/1Z53 Euston - Liverpool/1Z55 Liverpool - Euston/5Zxx Euston - Crewe Chelsea Footex

70013 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70009 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St 

 

Wednesday 21 January

86622/639 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe/4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

86609/614 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

86628/613 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

37059 0Z55 Norwich - Wolverton/5Z56 Wolverton - Norwich with 12061/11072

70020 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70018 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St 

 

Thursday 22 January

86632/612 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

86610/613 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

56312 0Z12 Derby-Willesden (via Bedford/Bletchley)

70013 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70009 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St 

37605/608 Dungeness Flasks

 

Friday 23 January

86609/614 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

86610/613 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

47818/790 0Z57 Crewe - Willesden 

56301 0Z56 Willesden-Washwood Heath

66549 7X33 Melton Mowbray-Bletchley with 387122 (from Derby to Melton using path to Old Dalby)

70013 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70018 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St 

 

Saturday 24 January

87002 0Z87 Willesden - Mossend

60063 6R03 Crewe - North Wembley Junction

70020 4M93 Felixstowe - Crewe

 

Sunday 25 January

60063 6R03 Watford South Jn - Bescot

 

Monday 26 January

86613/610 4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

86632/612 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

70013 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70018 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St 

37609/20305 Sizewell flasks

Also on the Chiltern Line: 56312 6Z67 Calvert-Thorney Mill

 

Tuesday 27 January

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

86637/607 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

66117 tnt 66013 7X01 Derby - Wembley with class 378 vehicles 38449-338452

47790 5Z55 Stowmarket-Wolverton with 12105 & 12062/0Z55 Wolverton - Norwich

67012 tnt 67027 1Q28 Derby - Euston - Derby

70013 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70007 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St 

 

Wednesday 28 January

86604/610 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe/4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

86632/612 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

70009 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70018 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St 

 

Thursday 29 January

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

86637/607 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

90029 1S96 Willesden - Shieldsmuir with 3 x 325

70013 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70007 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St 

37609/20305 Dungeness Flaks

 

Friday 30 January

86613/614 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe/4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

86632/612 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

47760/57316 5Z00 Kilmarnock - Old Oak Common HST Stock

90029 1A97 Warrington - Willesden with 3 x 325

70009 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70018 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St 

 

Saturday 31 January

47746/237 1Z86 Euston - Carlisle (to Carnforth)/1Z87 Carlisle --Euston (from Farrington Jn)

68015/011 0Z68 Crewe - Wembley LMD

68012 0Z69 Wembley LMD - Crewe

56312 0Z56 Washwood Heath - Willesden

57316 tnt 47760 5Z01 Old Oak Common - Kilmarnock HST stock

70007 diverted 4O14 Hams Hall - Soton

70016 diverted 4O27 Garston - Soton

 

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