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14 hours ago, Jack374 said:

Another Tango Skoda moved back to Crewe yesterday from the Toton Paint Facility, 90047 hauled by 66550 - no orange shed like last time for 90014. This leaves 90048 in grey: the last one!

 

Freightliner 66550 & 90047 - 0K91, Stenson Freightliner G&W 90047 - Stenson Freightliner 90047 & 66550 - 0K91, Stenson

(All Flickr links, photos taken by me)

 

Jack.

 

Nice photos. However, what an awful colour scheme! Whoever came up with this livery should be fired immediately :D

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, cornish trains jez said:

 

Nice photos. However, what an awful colour scheme! Whoever came up with this livery should be fired immediately :D

 

 

 

 

At least it hasn't got those stupid swirls that that overpaid idiot forces on TOCs he designs for which bear no geometric resemblance to the vehicle they adorn 

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On 04/08/2020 at 08:19, DY444 said:

 

Hmm. With the exception of the Scottish PP 47/7 in very specifically defined situations, class 47s have never been authorised to travel over 95mph.  Yes in the old days there were plenty of reports of this speed being exceeded particularly on the ECML with the 8 coach formations on falling gradients but this was exuberance from some drivers in pursuit of making up lost time and not officially sanctioned.

 

The plan AIUI is for 100 or 110 mph paths on the southern WCML and nobody is going to think that is a suitable job for a class 47.  Even if they did today's drivers are brought up with a very different mindset to say an ECML top link veteran circa 1975 so any ideas that a driver today would wind it up and "have a go" like some did in the old days is fanciful.  Also unlike the old days OTMR means someone is always watching.  Allowing for all of that, even if you limited the electric to 95mph it would still beat a 47 to Rugby from Euston by a country mile given its much higher power and the gradient profile.

I went on the Cumbrian Mountain in 2018, more for 86 haulage than the S+C. One of the chaps at my table had a Garmin satellite speedometer (a great enhancement to the trip). Changing back to Les Ross at Preston, we lost 45 mins due to the air brakes failing to actuate properly. In spite of being well out of path, the fastest we went south was something like 93 mph and were clearly holding up some Pendolinos that overtook while we were  sent up the slow line where there was one, and there was another long wait at Rugby(?) to let another flight go past rather than go by Northampton. Slightly disappointing not to have hit the ton, but if I owned a 55 year old loco I'd not want it hammered.

Neill Horton

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1 hour ago, mpb56125 said:

90001 at Crewe on 24th September 2020

1) 90 001 at Crewe on 24th September 2020

 

Mark

 

 

I don't quite buy into the theory of bashers "owning" particular locos or certain names being sacred, especially since all of the 87s are out of regular service in the UK, but that name doesn't suit it.

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On 08/09/2016 at 14:27, 298 said:

87006 in one of it's more bizarre liveries at Coventry, 17/05/2006.

 

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"Les Ross" on the day it was named:

 

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86261 on hire (one of it's nameplates is up for auction soon I'm told)

 

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My favourite 90:

 

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@WrattingRoad

Saw your 90 earlier ... and whilst trawling through this thread, which is really cool, some 46 pages long, ... i love electrics and yes, the 90 is my favourite loco, in DB of course,. but i thought you might like this thread

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On 08/09/2016 at 14:28, 298 said:

Quick quiz, where is this 90 and why is it there...?

 

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These pictures are probably 90050 after it had problems following fire damage and it would probably be somewhere near Crewe LNWR?

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9 hours ago, DBC90024 said:

 

These pictures are probably 90050 after it had problems following fire damage and it would probably be somewhere near Crewe LNWR?

 

This was posted 4 years ago and was answered a couple of posts later!  It is neither 90050 nor Crewe.

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On 27/11/2018 at 22:18, vulcan product fan said:

Another few from crewe but from a while ago

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90039 in EWS.

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90024 In caledonian blue with DB sticker.

 

@vulcan product fan, that's 90034 in ex DRS DB blue not 90024 ...90034 had been in the hands of DRS for a while doing the Pretendelino..  At the time this was taken, 90024 would have been in Malcolm DB or failing that, it would have been in EWS First Scotrail pending livery change.

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1 hour ago, DBC90024 said:

 

@vulcan product fan, that's 90034 in ex DRS DB blue not 90024 ...90034 had been in the hands of DRS for a while doing the Pretendelino..  At the time this was taken, 90024 would have been in Malcolm DB or failing that, it would have been in EWS First Scotrail pending livery change.

yep sorry i posted one of '24' in malcolm group livery a little later in this thread .

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Newly reliveried DB Class 90 90037 Christine leading star of the show 90024 DB Malcolm south on this lunchtimes Malcolm logistics container liner to Daventry from Mossend. 

Note this is the side of the DB90 which carries the larger glider logo side due to only having the two side vents, the opposite side has a further three in the middle so the design has been varied to reflect this. To see the other side of this plus updates from Johnson Street IEMD, please follow the link on youtube.

 

 

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