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#5226 JCClark

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Posted 16 October 2018 - 20:08

Thanks for the grill info on 60095 Jim
John



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Posted 17 October 2018 - 12:22

Sorry to hear of your loss Jim.

 

 

At the controls of 66712 with 6S94 Wembley-Irvine, through Settle on 17/10/18

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Cheers,

Mick

 

 

 


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#5228 mark axlecounter

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Posted 17 October 2018 - 13:11

Sorry to hear about your loss Jim.

I didn’t know Jim was on them I was at Daisyfield.

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Posted 17 October 2018 - 13:26

Hi Jim
Sorry to hear of your loss, hope all are OK.

 

For the past two days I have been trying to photograph this train. Went out yesterday to the road overbridge over the branch but it wasn't running.

Went out today and stood with a small group of enthusiasts but the train had been diverted via Newton le Willows due to problems in the St Helens area.
Saw it go past on the WCML in the distance but it headed to Springs Branch, presumably to run around as it was facing the wrong way. I waited for an hour then had to leave as I had a meeting to go to.

The joys of railways eh? So no luck so far but will try again...
Good to see the line in use again though, and that 60 does look smart!
Photo from GBRF on Twitter.

Keep your stories coming :-)
All the best
Pete
 

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#5230 big jim

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Posted 17 October 2018 - 20:23

Some of mine from today

New livery voyager
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Break time at hellifield
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Carlisle
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33207 on heading into the rear of a charter from Bangor which had a merchant navy? On the front
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No other pics as I rushed to get the pendolino in the other platform (and missed it so went to see mike in c+m instead!)
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#5231 The Border Reiver

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Posted 17 October 2018 - 21:48

Correct.. It was 35018



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Posted 18 October 2018 - 10:36

Finally caught up with the Haydock stone train last night. 60095 again, looking and sounding amazing.

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Video here:


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#5233 big jim

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Posted 18 October 2018 - 23:37

Gonna have to try and get on that train at some point, never done the Haydock branch!

Some from today, iport job

66717 “good old boy” turn for the Masborough shot!
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TPE unit
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Bus on a bridge
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And ready to leave iport
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Same tomorrow and Saturday, then 6 days of it next week too!
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#5234 eastwestdivide

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 07:37

Bus on a bridge
 

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That bridge at Masborough is likely to be full of photters and spotters this Saturday with steam due through.

How come on layout bridges there are more buses than spotters?


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#5235 big jim

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 07:40

What time is it due through as I’m working Saturday too

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 08:58

1247 at Masborough, according to http://www.realtimet.../10/20/advanced



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Posted 19 October 2018 - 09:00

Good looking loco is 60095, I like the livery.

 

Nice to see the Haydock branch back in use, I worked opposite it back 2004-9, though trains were rare then also.

 

The Haydock Branch was once part of the Great Central Railway Lowton to St Helens branch off the Wigan Junction railway, a very interesting set of lines. In later years the connection to the WCML was built to enable oil trains to reach the then new Shell oil terminal at Haydock, this closed in the late 70's (I think) and was replaced by a pipeline. It also served Golborne metals (scrap trains) and Golborne Colliery. When these closed the line was again cut back to Edge Lane, the present end of line. The reversal line to the plant was also built many years ago to serve a colliery, closed, lifted and rebuilt.

 

There is an excellent book about it by Dennis sweeney, Tri-angle publications. Lots of history, plans and photos.

 

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#5238 big jim

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 09:53

1247 at Masborough, according to http://www.realtimet.../10/20/advanced


I’m an hour behind it

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 10:20

Maybe the spotter's will just be there for you Jim. I would wait to see you.......

Keith

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 23:30

Just a few from today, same job, same loco!

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Panorama
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Blurry shot of a coal train heading to cottam
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Into coleshill
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And home I went
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Back on it again tomorrow but just one way to Doncaster

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#5241 big jim

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Posted Yesterday, 09:55

Same again yesterday except the loco stays in Doncaster on a Saturday

Landor st
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Masborough
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Northern 158 taking the old road en route to Loughborough from Neville hill
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Doncaster
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Same job every day next week!
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