Logs phots, 290815 update featuring 1982-2015

Many thanks yr recent contributions..

Nuneaton, 130882

13088231204r.jpgBe intriguing to see how many 31's worked passenger through Nuneaton over the years. 31204 is awaiting the tip with the 1505 Birmingham - Cambridge all very normal for the time

Willesden, 070588

07058883009r.jpg83009 with domino headcode and diamond pan roars under the NLL bridge bound for the suburban lines which tunnel under the WCML. The NLL signal box was to survive almost 20 more years..

Milton Keynes, 141290

14129037140r.jpg37140 growls and snarls through Milton Keynes with a heavy car train from Washwood Heath. 2003/4 remodelling drastically changed the track layout here but why the original 1983 station had only a terminating road on the up slow always seemed a cost saving too far as a loop would have been more useful operationally.

Ledburn, 150815

15081592018r.jpg92018 with 1M16 2040 Inverness/Aberdeen/FW - Euston passes Ledburn. The 92's have been temporarily stood down by Serco sleepers for reliability improvements. Freightliner 90's form the backbone of the replacements. Will the 92's return by Winter?

High Wycombe, 170815

17081568009r.jpgThe last one falls....DRS 68009 leaves Wycombe with the 0744 Banbury - Marylebone "Banbury Commuter". 68009 is the last of the 8 strong modified DRS/Chiltern 68's to work the "commuter".

Old Linslade, 170815

17081592015r.jpg92015 with blowers echoing off the shallow cutting, approaches a single yellow peg at Bridge 139, Old Linslade

Ledburn, 180815

180815321415n6r.jpgNot long to go now for our 321's which have been around since 1989, when the railway was almost real. 321415/416 are on the 0620 M.Keynes-Euston

Ledburn, 200815

20081587002r.jpgShe's back! 87002 makes a welcome return to the sleepers seen here on 1M11 early on August 20th. With the ever encroaching Autumn an on time 1M11 is now difficult to capture locally due lack of light!

Tring, 200815

20081590045r.jpg90045 on 4L92 up Dittons is overtaken by "plastic" deep in Tring cutting on August 20th 2015. The cutting's "summit" is below the 2nd gantry, the crossover is to the North of the station.

Mexborough, 220815

220815158861r.jpgMexborough station retains it's character. 158861 has just made a special stop to restart the front unit's engines. They didnt restart so a very slow departure towards Donny followed...

Old Linslade North, 250815 thanks to Andrew Chambers

25081590043r.jpgGBRf continue to hire in Freightliner 90's as cover for 92's. Heres 90043 on 1M16 leaning into the Old Linslade curves.

Old Linslade "dip" 270815

27081590020r.jpg90020 heads 90037 and 92042 on the always interesting 0A06 afternoon convoy from Crewe to Wembley

The weeks that were, local gen

Saturday 15 August

86101 1M11 Glasgow - Euston

57315 tnt 57313 1Z07 Crewe - Eastbourne Statesman/1Z08 return<

68010 0Z68 Crewe - Wembley

 

Sunday 16 August

90043 1S25 Euston - Inverness

86101 1S26 Euston - Glasgow

 

Monday 17 August

86610/605 4M54 Tilbury-Crewe

86613/628 4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

66429 5Z69 Willesden (ex Eastleigh) - Crewe with 37419

319460 5M80 Bedford - Wolverton

70014 4L39 Crewe - Felixstowe

70006 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

70017 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70008 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St

 

Tuesday 18 August

86101 1M11 Glasgow - Euston (Glasgow portion only, see 3Z25 below)

90043 1M16 Inverness - Euston/1S25 Euston - Inverness

87002 1S26 Euston - Glasgow

86612/614 4M54 Tilbury-Crewe

66727 3Z25 Polmadie - Euston (sleeper ecs, Edinburgh portion of 1M11)

70014 4M45 Felixstowe - Ditton with 90016 dit

70011 4M88 Felixstowe - Crewe

70018 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70006 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St

 

Wednesday 19 August

86638/637 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe/4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

86613/628 4M54 Tilbury-Crewe

70006 4M88 Felixstowe - Crewe

70018 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70014 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St

 

Thursday 20 August

87002 1M11 Glasgow - Euston/1S26 Euston - Glasgow

90043 1M16 Inverness - Euston/1S25 Euston - Inverness

86637/638 4M54 Tilbury-Crewe

70020 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe

70006 4L41 Crewe - Felixstowe

70004 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70008 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St

37405/608 Dungeness Flasks

 

Friday 21 August

92018 1M11 2340 Edin/Glas Euston (air leak South of Leighton, train delayed for 2 hrs on UF)

86614/612 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe/4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

86613/628 4M54 Tilbury-Crewe

47804 tnt 47802 5Z54 Edinburgh Craigentinny - Southall Royal Scotsman ecs

70017 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

Lengthy delays to Felixstowe liners

 

Saturday 22 August

87002 1M11 Glasgow - Euston

90043 1M16 Inverness - Euston

86614/612 4L89 Crewe - Felixstowe

68013 0Z69 Wembley LMD - Crewe

166205 5V65 Wolverton - Reading

166206 5M65 Reading - Wolverton

 

Sunday 23 August

90043 1S25 Euston - Inverness

57312 5Z57 Ramsgate - Derby with 375309

 

Monday 24 August

86101 1S26 Euston - Glasgow

86612/614 4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Pk

86637/638 4M54 Tilbury-Crewe

86632/639 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

37059 5Z55 Norwich - Wolverton with Mk3s 12120 and 11080/0Z56 Wolverton - Ilford

70008 4L39 Crewe - Felixstowe

70017 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70018 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St

 

Tuesday 25 August

87002 1S26 Euston - Glasgow with 92018 dit

90043 1M16 Inverness - Euston/1S25 Euston - Inverness

86627/613 4L39 Trafford Pk - Felixstowe

86622/604 4M54 Tilbury-Crewe

86632/639 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

37609/405 0Z37 Crewe - Willesden

57301/310 0Z57 Willesden - Crewe

90020 0A06 Crewe - Wembley with 90037/66188/ECR 66233

70006 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70004 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St

57310/301 Dungeness Flasks only reached Willesden as 57/3s apparently not permitted to Dungeness, 37609/405 sent light from Crewe, but just returned north with flasks after 57s ran light back to Crewe!

 

Wednesday 26 August

86101 1M11 Glasgow - Euston

86612/609 4M54 Tilbury-Crewe

86632/639 4L92 Ditton - Felixstowe

70003/66524 6Z69 Crewe - Willesden

70003/66548 0Z70 Willesden - Crewe

70008 4M88 Felixstowe - Crewe

70017 4M56 London Gateway - Crewe

70018 4M93 Felixstowe - Lawley St

Several additional diverted liners after signal problems at Leamington

 

Wolverton works movements include

Arrivals 166206, 319366 (from Preston), 319460 (last of four LM units), 456022 (by road 28/7 last one in programme - missed previously), Mk3s 12120/11080.

Departures 166205, 319375 (to Allerton), 456021 (by road 2/8 - missed last report), three MK1 restaurant cars (believe 1658/1679/1696) left by road.

 

Local gen snippets

Oxford "gronk" on a railtour! - Pathfinder's "Mini Tug" tour on Saturday January 2nd 2016 "should" feature a 60 to Morris Cowley branch and the Hinksey Yard "gronk".

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On this day in history - August 29th 1982..

25317/25322 dragged 86257 on the 2305 (28/8) Manchester - Brighton from Bletchley to Mitre Br Jn for 33205 forward...Happy days indeed!

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