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Clink Rd Jn, (Nr Frome) 200577

200577312650915wbr.jpg 31265 passes some troublesome trucks on the GW mainline with the 0915 Weymouth - Bristol TM. The track appears reballasted from a time when the railway got on with job after incidents like these.

Llandudno, 120891

12089120073n201060811dyllr.jpg 20073 and 20106 at Llandudno with the 0811 ex Derby

Bletchley, 281193

28119356055hoojnr.jpg 56055 stops for a crew change as passengers await a Bedford service. The grid is on the Forders - Hoo Jn contaminated waste empties which will be later tripped on to Chatham docks. Whilst these trains regularly used the WCML on Saturdays, they used the MML more during the week.

Ledburn, 110615

110615321411n416r.jpg 321411 and classmate in soft light with 2K50 0554 M.Keynes - Euston, the first of the two 321 local am turns.

This was a farewell view as 411 was retired from LM duties a week later and dispatched to Doncaster on July 6th behind 47815.

411's service history from new locally dates back to Sep 1989, BREL York built quality, not forgetting BY depot's "golden spanner" maintenance regime too. 

 

Stonehenge Works, LBNGR  060715

 

060715redrumr.jpg Simplex power in "Red Rum" at Stonehenge works. Classmate 43 is expected to work an all day diagram on Sunday July 26th

 

Oakley, 090715 thanks to "TC"

 

09071556104r.jpg 56104 hauling a railvac machine heads South with 6Y56 Butterley - Totton

 

High Wycombe, 090715 thanks to Trev Rolfe

 

09071556081trr.jpg 56081 approaches Wycombe with 6Z57 Calvert - Willesden spoil empties

 

Kidderminster, 120715

 

12071520059r.jpg Kettle availability on the SVR has had issues of late. 20059 is the substitute power on the 1145 to Bridgnorth, the 20 also worked the day before.

 

High Wycombe, 140715

 

15071568008r.jpg A temporary footbridge has replaced the atmospheric tunnel that links Wycombe platforms. This will allow for platform extension before a new footbridge is installed. Viewed from the footbridge is 68008 making much noise on departure with the 0744 Banbury - Marylebone

 

Soulbury Rd, 140715 thanks to Andrew Chambers

 

14071557310r.jpg 57310 drags 375307 North on 5Z57 Ramsgate - Derby (via Bletchley-Bedford)  under that persistent cloud that affected us all week!

 

Ledburn, 150715

15071592044r.jpg Not the most spectacular of Ledburn dawns!, In thick mist, drizzle and murk 92044 takes a 30 early 1M11 South. 13'7's Northbound 1S26 had seen 86101 pilot a failed 92032 from Crewe.  This was the return working which saw 92044 return to class 1 duties after a few weeks absence

 

Local gen snippets

 

Rugby "Portacabin" (SCC) empire expanding - Penkridge/Colwich - Norton Bridge is expected to come under Rugby SCC control from  Sep 2015 with Stafford No 4/5 boxes closing

 

Oxford Parkway and Marylebone - Oxford services expected now to start October 26th 2015

 

As detailed below 319 crew training has begun locally. Just 4 319's will replace the once 7 strong 321 fleet by September.

 

Abbey Flyer threats - After toying with a tramway, now a busway is the latest rumoured Council proposal...

 

 

The weeks that were, recent local gen

 

Saturday 4 July

319007/429 5M81 Wolverton - Bedford

68008 0Z68 Crewe-Wembley LMD

57311/68014 0Z69 Wembley LMD-Crewe (57 from Willesden)

 

Sunday 5 July

57305 tnt 57304 1Z64 Euston - Milton Keynes (via Rugby)/5Z64 Milton Keynes - Wembley/5Z65 Wembley - Milton Keynes/1Z65 Milton Keynes - Euston (via Birmingham)/5Z66 Euston - Crewe Northern Belle for Silverstone

 

Monday 6 July

Felixstowe freight diverted via Peterborough due to bridge problem at Witham

86610/639 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

D9009 Alycidon 0Z33 Bescot - Wembley

47815 5Z23 Derby - Northampton (via Bletchley) barriers/5Z24 Northampton - Doncaster with 321411

319003/429 5M80 Bedford - Wolverton

70016 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

 

Tuesday 7 July

Some Felixstowe freight still diverted via Peterborough due to bridge problem at Witham

86605/628 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

86627/638 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

57305 1Z70 Manchester Victoria - Victoria Northern Belle (terminated Wimbledon as no tail loco)

57305 tnt 57311 1Z71 Victoria - Manchester Victoria

70016 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

 

Wednesday 8 July

86632/609 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

86638/627 4M88 Felixstowe - Crewe

70016 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70001 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St

 

Thursday 9 July

86612/614 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe

66556 4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

86610/637 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

37059 0Z55 Norwich - Wolverton/5Z55 Wolverton - Norwich

70016 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

 

Friday 10 July

86607/613 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe/4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

86632/609 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

319429 5Z19 Wolverton - Bletchley

90029 1S96 Willesden - Shieldmuir with 3 x 325

70010 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70019 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St

37259/608 Dungeness flasks

 

Saturday 11 July

86607/613 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe

90039 1Z86 Euston - Carlisle (to Carnforth)/1Z87 Carlisle - Euston (from Farington Jct)

66429 0Z68 Crewe - Wembley LMD with 47841/47790/68011

68013 0Z69 Wembley LMD - Crewe

 

Monday 13 July

86101 0Z86 Willesden - Polmadie (cancelled at Crewe)

86101 then rescued failed 92032 on the 1S26 Euston - Glasgow lowland sleeper from Crewe - Glasgow

86613/607 4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

86628/627 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

86638/612 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

37059 5Z55 Norwich - Wolverton with mk3 10200/0Z56 Wolverton - Norwich

57310 5Z58 Derby - Ramsgate with 375308/304 (via Bedford/Bletchley)

66427 6Z69 Willesden - Crewe with 47828

70001 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe with 66570 dit

70010 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70019 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St

 

Tuesday 14 July

86639/614 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe/4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

86632/609 4M54 Tilbury-Crewe

86638/612 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

66192 1F00 Willesden - Warrington with 3 x 325

56081 0Z56 Willesden - Derby

57310 5Z57 Ramsgate-Derby with 375307 (via Bletchley - Bedford)

67023 1Q28 Derby - Euston - Derby

70008 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70006 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St

 

Wednesday 15 July

86628/627 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

86638/612 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

319216 5M80 Bedford - Wolverton (for LM)

37419 0Z37 Crewe - Willesden

70011 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70019 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St

 

Thursday 16 July

86632/610 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

86638/612 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

47760/245 0Z47 Southall - Carnforth

70010 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

 

Friday 17 July

86638/612 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

66188 6M76 Mossend - Wembley with ECR 66249 dit (formed bogie box wagons rather than empty tanks)

70011 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

 

Wolverton works movements include

Arrivals 319003/429*, 319216, 323211, 323232 (cab vehicle by road, collision damage), 456008 (by road), Mk3s 10200

Departures 156402, 456007 (by road), 319007/429*, 319429*, Mk3s 12005/12089

*LM's first 319 (319429) left for Bedford on 4/7 to have shoegear removed, returned to Wolverton on 6/7 and was delivered to Bletchley on Friday 10th (still in plain white/grey doors).  Driver training started on Friday 17th.

 

Chiltern Line

56104 has replaced 56081 on the Willesden - Calvert spoil

 

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