Logs phots, March 28th 2015 update- featuring 1984-2015

Many thanks your recent contributions, always welcome

Rugby, 280315

28031560011r.jpg 60011 is a welcome visitor on the Peak forest - Bletchley stone in this early morning Rugby scene

Kempston Hardwick, 270315  thanks to "TC"

270315563126Z56r.jpg Branch "grid", as the light fades 56312 approaches Kempston with 6X56 Willesden ET-Chaddesdon Sdgs

Birmingham Moor St, 270315

27031567014r.jpg It seems that established blocks scenes like this 67014 view on the 1255 Moor St - Marylebone will soon be no more. At least their replacements are locos and not rancid units...

Leighton Station, 270315

27031586632n605r.jpg Taken from the new station footbridge at Leighton. A bit head on but once the windows get grubby it will probably be no longer possible to phot the likes of 86632 and 86605 on 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe

Ledburn, 250315

25031590037r.jpg Full mist greets 90037 on M16 up beds in this trains last week of Scotrail operation. 90037 off wheel lathe work at Craigentenny is one of the less common sleeper 90's only being recently reinstated after years in store.

250315377205n3r.jpg A rising sun, frost and mist greets 377205 and 203 with the first down Southern which was running "emcars" to MK to make up for late running. At least it ran with the return 0701 MK- East Croydon which needs all 8 cars and it's cancellation isnt unknown!

Lidlington, 240315 thanks to Andrew Chambers

24031566511r.jpg 66511 on 7X33 Derby - Bletchley with 378128 in tow down the branch

Old Linslade, 230315

23031567006r.jpg Royalty at Old Linslade in 67006 passing with the Crewe- WM afternoon light engine turn

Tondu, 170315

170315150284r.jpg 150284 brings a Maesteg-Cardiff service into Tondu. The surviving semaphores protect the junction with the Bridgend line and Margam line. The Margam line sees little traffic but will hopefully reopen for a Maesteg - Swansea service one day. in the late 70's when Bridgend-Port Talbot was closed on sat nights for engineers work overnight trains often went via Tondu running round in the loop the 150 is passing. Obviously such diversions are now history.

Cardiff, 170315

17031556105r.jpg Colas beast! 56105 with a logs train from Baglan bay to Chirk approaches Cardiff Central

Leighton Station, 010584

01058456012r.jpg The Saltley light engine saw a type 4/5 kicked out most evenings to return on an overnight freight. Classes 37/45/47/50/56/58 all produced but the likes of Romanian built 56012 was very welcome!

Claydon Jn, 140484

14048425042n083clayr.jpg 25042 and 25083 swing onto the Aylesbury line at Claydon with the "Capital City Transfer" tour to North Woolwich. We are preparing a railtour remembered feature for this tour 31 years after it ran. Any memories from thise aboard or viewing it very welcome

Local Gen Snippets

WCML blockaded 3-6 April, Hemel-Euston

Great Escape back 7-19 April

The weeks that were, local gen

Friday 6 March

47245 0Z47 Carnforth - Southall

 

7 March 2015 additional

57313 tnt 57314 1Z68 Euston - Edinburgh Statesman

 

9 March 2015 additional

57313 tnt 57314 1Z72 Aviemore - Euston Statesman

 

Monday 16 March

86622/614 4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

86639/613 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

319215/386 5M80 Bedford-Wolverton

37604 5Z55 Norwich - Wolverton with 12141 & 11095/0Z55 Wolverton - Willesden

70015 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70018 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St 

 

Tuesday 17 March

86627/607 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe/4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

86639/613 4L90 Ditton - Felixstowe

60011 6B10 Peak Forest - Bletchley/6H10 Bletchley - Peak Forest

70001 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70018 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St 

37218/608 Southminster flasks (with 37604 from Willesden, return early Weds)

 

Wednesday 18 March

86622/614 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

86639/613 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

57302 5G63 Leighton Buzzard-Oxley with 390039 after wires came down at Leighton

70015 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70018 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St 

 

Thursday 19 March

86627/607 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe/4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

70001 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70018 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St 

37602/667 Dungeness flasks

 

Friday 20 March

86609/638 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe/4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

92018/038 0Z87 Crewe-Willesden

92038 0Z68 Willesden-Crewe

47818 0Z47 Crewe-Willesden

70018 4M88 Felixstowe-Crewe

70001 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70008 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St 

 

Saturday 21 March

47237/57314 1Z86 Euston - Carlisle (to Carnforth)/1Z87 Carlisle-Euston (from Farington Jn)

67023 1Z56 Stevenage-Chester/1Z58 Chester-Stevenage UK railtours

60011 6B10 Peak Forest - Bletchley/6H10 Bletchley - Peak Forest

166209 5V65 Wolverton-Reading

166211 5M65 Reading-Wolverton

 

Sunday 22 March

60044 0Z06 Warrington Arpley - Wembley Yard

 

Monday 23 March

86607/627 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

92038 0Z92 Crewe-Willesden

70007 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

Also 60044 6M22 Cricklewood-Calvert binliner/6M23 return

 

Tuesday 24 March

319430 5M80 Bedford-Wolverton

57301 0Z55 Norwich-Wolverton/5Z56 Wolverton-Norwich with 12109/11077

66511 7X33 Old Dalby-Bletchley with 387128

82111/67012 1Q28 Derby-Euston-Derby

70018 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

 

Wednesday 25 March

86638/610 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

70001 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

70010 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

 

Thursday 26 March

86632/605 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe/4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

86612/628 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

87002 0Z86 Willesden - Rugby - Willesden

66547 7X33 Derby-Bletchley with 387103

70020 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

70018 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70001 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St 

37603/20308 Dungeness flasks (57305 swapped for 37603 at Willesden on the return)

 

Friday 27 March

86605/632 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe (locos swapped Northampton for 605 to lead)

86638/610 4M54 Tilbury - Crewe

68009 5Z69 Willesden - Crewe

56312 6Z56 Willesden - Chaddesden

70011 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70008 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St 

 

Saturday 28 March

68011/47746 1Z86 Euston - Carlisle (to Carnforth)

319444/447 5M81 Wolverton - Bedford

60011 6B10 Peak Forest - Bletchley/6H10 Bletchley - Peak Forest

68010 0Z68 Crewe - Willesden

70001 4L97 Trafford Pk - Felixstowe

70015 4O27 Garston - Southampton

70016 4O29 Crewe - Southampton

 

Class 387 commissioning

387128 and 387103 arrived Bletchley and out on test

 

Wolverton works movements include:

Arrivals last week 323222 (11th), 456016 (by road 13th), 166211, 319215/386/430, Mk3s 12141/11095

Departures 150219 (by road), 166209, 319444/447, Mk3s 12109/11077