Logs phots 6 june 2015 update, featuring 1983-2015

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Nottingham, 140883 thanks to Trev Rolfe

14088337042n065r.jpg Rateable 37 duo in 37042 and 37065 in the evening Nottinghamshire sun with the excellent DAA Butterley Bulldog tour. Expanding photo coverage shortly our full tour feature here

Bletchley, 140484

14048408160r.jpg Surrounded by rafts of mineral trucks and Buxton stone heres Bletchley pilot 08160 at rest. Viewed from a passing tour, Bletchley Park is behind the gronk.

Basingstoke, 260592

26059237072r.jpg With a modified front end headcode display 37072 approaches “Bas” with up LPG tanks

Millbrook, 280707

28070747847r.jpg 47847 approaches Millbrook with a return Nottingham – Guildford “Grannyex”. 47853 is dor.

Old Linslade, 290515

29051590039n019r.jpg 90’s in multiple once rare are now a regular Southern WCML site on DB turns. 90039 and 90019 head South with a long rake of “MEA” mineral tipplers not a wagon type often seen South of Rugby on the WCML.

 

 

Leighton Station, 290515 Fri

29051520309n305r.jpg The lighter evenings allow a short window to phot the flasks as they normally pass Leighton around 2115.  Unexpectedly producing 20’s heres 20309 with 20305 leading passing under the first of Leighton station’s two footbridges with the Dungeness-Crewe flask

 

Bridgnorth, 300515 Sat

30051512099r.jpg 
12099 is Bridgnorth shed pilot and looking very much a steam age beast which she is.

New in Feb 52 she was a Bletchley based machine from Jan 69 until withdrawl in

July 71. An NCB career followed mainly in South Wales. She was preserved at the SVR in March 90.  See our local gronks page for more info

 

3005151062r.jpg 1062 “Western Courier” is seen running round her stock to form the to 1540  Kidderminster. This was the last of her 4 booked runs that day and all were suitably atmospheric! “Courier” was withdrawn in Aug 74 one of the earlier losses to BR but not to active preservation.

Birmingham Snow Hill, 040615

04061568011r.jpg The 68 takeover of Chiltern hauled ops is now complete. 68011 poses at Snow Hill after working 1G25 1045 ex Marylebone.  

Leighton Station, 050615 Fri

05061520309n37259r.jpg Classic duo 20309 dragging a silent 37259 on the Dungeness –Crewe flasks in the last shades of daylight.

 

Ledburn,  060615 Sat

 

06061592018r.jpg Soft 6am light greets 92018 with 1M11 2340 Glas/Edin-Euston sleeper. 92 operation on both M11 and M16 has become more solid of late

 

Old Linslade, 060615 thanks to Andrew Chambers

 

06061590029r The Winter Cumbrian Mountain expresses featured class 47/57/68 in lieu of failed 86259.  More variety today in 90029 producing.

 

Continental Corner, Poland  thanks to “Red Cow”

 

240515EP07174r.jpg Polish built class 83 roarer of sorts EP07-174 at Zachondia with a Warsaw – Szczerin service on May 24th 2015

 

Local Gen snippets

 

July 12th 2015 experience  exotic track on a 319! Thanks to “RM”

Bedford P1 (PU 11:50) – North Sidings (rev) – Wash Road (rev) – Bedford (rev) - Carriage Sidings (rev) – Bedford (rev) - St Johns Goods Loop – (rev) – Jowett Sidings (rev) – Bedford St Johns (rev) – Bedford (rev) – West Hampstead 601 Signal (rev) –< Cauldwell Depot (rev) – Flitwick Jn US to UF – Leagrave Jn UF to US – Luton Crescent Road (rev) – Luton North Jn (rev and US to UF) – Harpenden Jn UF to US – Cricklewood South Jn US – Up Hendon – Kentish Town P3 – London Blackfriars – Herne Hill Siding (rev) – London Blackfriars P4 (rev, break 16:40 – 17:39) – Herne Hill Siding (rev) – Smithfield Carriage Sidings (rev) – City Thameslink (rev) – Kentish Town P2 – West Hampstead DCL - Radlett Jn DS to DF – Harpenden Jn DF to DS – Luton (Set Down) - Leagrave Jn DS to DF – Bedford South Jn DF to DS – Bedford P1 (SD 19:59)

Please note all timings are provisional.

FARES:

BLS member / GTR Staff fare - Standard Class

£75.00

BLS member / GTR Staff fare - First Class

£100.00

Accompanied under 16s benefit from a £5.00 reduction in all fares whilst non-members are subject to a £10.00 surcharge.
Note that part fares will
NOT be available on this project.

More info here

Eversholt are to invest in a major refurbishment of the 321 fleet with the work undertaken at Doncaster.

Will see improvements ie air conditioning/sealed windows/noise reduction along the lines of 321448.

This could see these 1990 built units see many many more years in service.

 

The weeks that were..local gen          

 

Saturday 23 May additional

70004 6Y61 Crewe - Denbigh Hall South

(8 FL 66s also present on works around MKC)

 

Sunday 24 May

319377/378/429 5M80 Bedford-Wolverton

 

Monday 25 May

56312 6Z34 Chaddesden-Willesden

166207 5V65 Wolverton - Reading

166203 5M65 Reading - Wolverton

70004 6Y61 Hanslope Jct - Crewe

 

Tuesday 26 May

86610/609 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

70006 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

70001 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70014 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St

 

Wednesday 27 May

86610/609 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe/4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

86607/627 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

86610/609 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

56303 5Z34 Loughborough - Willesden with 82309 (on to Wembley LMD)

57315 0V42 Carnforth - Southall

90035 0A06 Crewe - Wembley with 92039/005 for export

 

Thursday 28 May

86637/628 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe/4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

86610/609 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

66174 7X01 Derby - Wembley with class 378 coach 38423

37402 5Z02 Willesden - Derby with Caroline

56301 0Z34 Willesden - Washwood Heath

70001 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

70020 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70014 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St

 

Friday 29 May

86610/609 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

57301 tnt 57312 1Z68 Leeds - Bletchley Northern Belle/5Z69 Bletchley - Wembley/5Z70 Wembley - Bletchley/1Z70 Bletchley - York

37059 0Z37 Norwich - Wolverton/5Z37 Wolverton - Norwich with 2 UID mk3s

70001 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70009 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St

20305/309 Dungeness flasks

 

Saturday 30 May

68003 0Z56 Crewe - Willesden/0Z57 Willesden - Crewe with 57304

 

Monday 1 June

56103 5Z34 Wembley - Loughborough with 82301

37059 5Z55 Norwich - Wolverton with 11082 & 12167 for Ilford and 12005 & 12089 for Wolverton/5Z56 Wolverton - Ilford

37667 3Z68 Derby - Euston BOR/3Q68 Euston BOR - Old Oak Common

70020 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70014 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St

 

Tuesday 2 June

90043 4L90 Crewe - Felixstowe with 86605 dit

37667 3Q69 Old Oak Common - Northampton

70001 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

 

Wednesday 3 June

86614/637 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe/4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

37706 0V42 Carnforth - Southall

70001 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70016 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St

70014 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

 

Thursday 4 June

86637/613 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe/4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

86627/610 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

70001 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

70020 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

 

Friday 5 June

86628/609 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe/4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

86612/622 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

70016 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

70009 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70001 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St

 

Class 387 commissioning

387129 delivered to Lovers Walk, leaving 387101/102 out on test.

 

Wolverton works movements include:

Arrivals: 156402, 166203, 319377/378/429, 456007 (by road), Mk3s 12005/089, Mk3s by road including 10217/10596/12142

Departures: 166207, 319374 (to Allerton), 323240, 456001 (by road), two uid Mk3s

 

On this day in history- June 6th 1972

1791 later 47310 worked 6V66 Immingham – Langley tanks through Luton. The “Immingham oiler” produced many Eastern 47’s locally, a traffic that continues today as the “Langley tanks” with Colas 60 power.

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