Out East, February 2017

 

9/2/17 Th

 

A grey chill morning at Leighton saw a farce in progress. Due to a points failure at Ledburn umpteen Pendos were diverted via the Up slow. 390126 even stopped at a red peg and a few desperate commuters attempted to open the doors! A wedged 350 was flagged before a quieter 350 took me at Euston.

At Liverpool St an Anglia Plus day ticket was bought for £18.50. A slow run to Ipswich

where 70007 was stabled amongst the usual sheds. At the "loco hauled capital of Britain" (Norwich) it was aboard 37405 and 419 on 3 mk IIe's in DRS liveried 5787/5937/9525. The weather remained dark but the thrash across the broads was loud!

A change of engine type with 68021/016 tailing 3 blue/grey Mk IIe's in 6024/9504/5961 on the busy 1638 Norwich - Yarmouth. A quick check in at Yarmouth then back on the tractors to Norwich. Screaming beasts in 321320/351/312 whisked me to Diss where a large minus was made into a very late running 90002 on the 1750 ex Liverpool St. The 68's back to Yarmouth ended an enjoyable day.

 

 

350118  0847 M.Keynes - Euston                                     L.Buzzard - Euston                     

90005  1130 Liverpool St - Norwich                                 Liverpool St - Ipswich

90011  1200 Liverpool St - Norwich                                 Ipswich - Norwich

37405 (top)} 1455 Norwich - Lowerstoft                         Norwich - Lowerstoft

37419(tail)}          5787/5937/9525

37419(top)} 1547 Lowerstoft - Norwich                          Lowerstoft - Norwich

37405(tail)}

68021 (top)}  1638 Norwich - Yarmouth                          Norwich - Yarmouth

68016(d)(tail)}            6024/9504/5961

37419(top)} 1817 Yarmouth  - Norwich                          Yarmouth - Norwich

37405(tail)}

321320}

321351}  1930 Norwich - Liverpool St                            Norwich - Diss

321312}

90002  1750 Liverpool St - Norwich                                Diss - Norwich

68021 (top)}  2038 Norwich - Yarmouth                         Norwich - Yarmouth

68016(d)(tail)} 

 

 

09021770007webr.jpg Contrasting profiles at Ipswich stabling point with 70007 looking good on 090217.

 

09021737419norwebr.jpg 37419 with 37405 up front prior to departure with the 1455 Norwich - Lowerstoft 090217

 

09021737419yarrweb.jpg Under the bright light of Yarmouth 37419 topping 37405 with the 1817 Yarmouth - Norwich 090217

 

09021768021webr.jpg 68021 topping 68016 at Norwich with the 2038 to Yarmouth, 090217

 

 

10/2/17 Fr

 

Breakfast at ASDA's and a brief walk along the river bank before 68016/68021 were joined the first locos of today's Anglia Plus. The "dead" connection onto 37405/419 was made at little Acle. From Norwich it was the 68s across the Broads to Lowestoft with marsh harriers, roe deer and many many swans viewed en route. Back at Norwich in light snow there were 37 hauled trips to Yarmouth and Norwich before it was home on the 1730 Liverpool St. 90005 kept time without really excerting heself on a comfortable, clean rake of former WCML Mk IIIs.      

 

 

68016 (top)}  0846 Yarmouth - Norwich                        Yarmouth - Acle

68021(d)(tail)}

37405 (top)}  0836 Norwich - Yarmouth                        Acle - Norwich

37419(tail)}        

37419(top)} 0917 Yarmouth - Norwich                          Yarmouth - Norwich

37405(tail)}

68021 (top)}  1005 Norwich - Lowerstoft                      Norwich - Lowerstoft

68016(d)(tail)} 

68016 (top)}  1057 Lowerstoft - Norwich                      Lowerstoft - Norwich

68021(d)(tail)}

37405 (top)}  1236 Norwich - Yarmouth                       Norwich - Yarmouth

37419(tail)}        

37419(top)}  1317 Yarmouth - Norwich                        Yarmouth - Norwich

37405(tail)}

37405 (top)} 1455 Norwich - Lowerstoft                      Norwich - Lowerstoft

37419(tail)}         

37419(top)} 1547 Lowerstoft - Norwich                       Lowerstoft - Norwich

37405(tail)}

90005  1730 Norwich - Liverpool St                             Norwich - Liverpool St       

350237  2013 Euston - Birmingham                              Euston - L.Buzzard 

 

10021668016webr.jpg A winning start to the day with 68016 topping 68021 on the 0846 Yarmouth - Norwich 100217

 

10021637405webr.jpg 37405 at the blocks at Lowerstoft after working the 1455 ex Norwich, 100217

 

10021790005webr.jpg 90005 at Norwich with the 1730 to Liverpool St, 100217

 

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