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Saxmundham and the Sizewell coal

DRS Saxmundham Leiston Nuclear Flask 20



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#1 beast66606

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 21:42

I was going to go out last night but the weather was very grim, seeing the forecast was for heavy rain tonight, I decided to nip out to my local (to work) station and photograph the signal box, and then head for Leiston to photograph the Sizewell "coal"

Saxmundham Signal Box - Controls the East Suffolk line (RETB)
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Leiston Station (remains) and level crossing
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And the "new" Yard at Leiston (the remains of the Aldeburgh branch) where the flasks are loaded/unloaded
20309 and 20308 on 6M69, 15:42, Sizewell (Leiston) - Willesden Brent Sidings nuclear flask
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Not sure the security were too happy with me poking my camera around ... :no:
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Posted 21 August 2011 - 11:45

Coal...???

You really are suffering withdrawl symptons.. :no:

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 11:49

Coal...???

You really are suffering withdrawl symptons.. :no:

Bob.

I'm sure beast will correct me but I think this diagram was the trip to leiston coal depot, now long gone, but retains the same title?

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 12:20

Coal...???

You really are suffering withdrawl symptons.. :no:

Aw, c'mon - we suspect it at least glows in the dark!
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Posted 21 August 2011 - 14:53

I'm sure beast will correct me but I think this diagram was the trip to leiston coal depot, now long gone, but retains the same title?

Nigel


Is that an Aprilia you have there.....??????

Thats an RS250 in my avatar.

Bob

Sorry to be off topic for one second.

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 14:56

Aw, c'mon - we suspect it at least glows in the dark!


I think he still wishes it were coal.!!! They could always paint it with luminous paint.

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 15:14

Very pleased to see that they have named a signal after me (like the pic of it too :sungum: )
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Posted 21 August 2011 - 15:34


Is that an Aprilia you have there.....??????

Thats an RS250 in my avatar.

Bob

Sorry to be off topic for one second.

I thought it was Bob, sadly no more! written off by a clio, snapped the headstock!!! on a 749S currently

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 21:39

Coal...???

You really are suffering withdrawl symptons.. :no:

Bob.


"Coal" is the term used by people who think the secret police come and break down your house if you mention New Klear stuff (shhh...)

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 21:35

This is literally just down the road from where I work. I keep thinking about making a very small micro layout in n gauge based on Leiston.

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 21:37

as it is now Simon, or when Garretts works was still open?

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 22:07

I've all the plans drawn out for building the station building at Sax (OH's parents work there), just need to find the time to getting around to build it! (00 scale) Not drawn out the signalbox, although thinking about it it may be an easier starting point!

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 07:20

Another visit for the coal this week

Stopped at ths level crossing near Knodishall on the way

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At Leiston the flask was waiting

20303 and 37059 on 6M69, 15:42, Sizewell (Leiston) - Wembley Yard flask (550010)
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A couple more shots of the crossing.

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 11:38

Follow up to this - I had a telephone interview with a nice polite DC from the BTP regarding my car "being reported in the vicinity of Sizewell" - when asked what I was doing I answered honestly, "photographing the train" - the urge to give a more "witty" reply almost overcame me but I sensed the guy knew how pointless the question was (would I admit to anything if I was ?), but he'd been given the job to do and I wasn't going to wind him up as I will want to go back sometime.

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 18:06

Pair of tractors - and I don't mean Norfolk road blockers - were on the "coal" today

09 March 2012
Saxmundham, Kiln Lane
37059 and 37423, Spirit of the Lakes, on 6M69, 15:42, TThO, Leiston (Sizewell) - Willesden flasks
(Unusually running on a Friday, probably due to the issues at Sizewell)
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Posted 09 March 2012 - 19:13

I guess we have to use "New Klear" now the Johnson's stuff isn't available.

Thanks for these Dave, and especially the note about being phoned up. I may have to look at this area in a couple of weeks on "official" business, so I'll have to make sure to get a proper-looking letter from my client and show it to any types in trenchcoats that may be hanging around.
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 18:08

Todays offering was a pair of wardrobes

12 March 2012
Saxmundham, Kiln Lane

20308 and 20309 on 6M69, 15:42, TThO, Leiston (Sizewell) - Willesden flasks
(Unusually running on a Monday, probably due to the issues at Sizewell)

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 19:39

Hi Dave,

according to EDF Energy, Sizewell's operators, there are both planned and un-planned outages currently taking place and this as you say, could explain the changes to the usual timetable.
Planned outages also taking place at Hartlepool Number 2 reactor, Dungeness B and Heysham 1.

cheers

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 19:51

Sizewell had an incident a couple of weeks ago, reactors shut down.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 23:39

Here's todays workings

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Kiln Lane, Saxmundham.

37606 and 37610, T.S (Ted) Cassady 14.5.61-6.4.08, on 6L70, 00:27, MFO, Q, Crewe Coal Sidings - Leiston (Sizewell)
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37610, T.S (Ted) Cassady 14.5.61-6.4.08, and 37606 on 6M69, 15:42, TThO, Leiston (Sizewell) - Willesden flasks
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 18:12

Tonights offering

March 21, Kiln Lane, Saxmundham
20308 and 20309 on 6M69, 15:42, TThO, Leiston (Sizewell) - Willesden flasks



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Posted 01 June 2012 - 20:38

The box is interesting. Is it a new build in the old style or a complete rebuild of an existing box but keeping the same style due to planning regs?

Jeff.

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 21:28

Existing structure heavily modernised,

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 08:18

As usual, Dave, a very interesting and informative thread. Have stumbled on any '60's photos yet on your electronic travels?

I did find a very small photo taken just outside Southminster with a Nuke Flask train hauled by a Type 15. Whilst I could just make out that the "Flask" looked remarkably similar to the modern ones the rest of the train was almost impossible to see clearly.
I wondered whether the single Type 15 actually made it!

Best, Pete

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 20:41

As usual, Dave, a very interesting and informative thread. Have stumbled on any '60's photos yet on your electronic travels?


Thanks, not seen anything other than that link I sent you I'm afraid.







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