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Not wishing to inundate the thread but 60055 is back in service too:

 

60055 60001 Toton

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I was informed yesterday that 60081 which was purchased by LSL has since been sold on to Raxstar.  Is there any truth in this?  If it is true, I can understand LSL having second thoughts about this loco as it’s in quite poor condition, the power unit is badly damaged with a leg out the bed and where the piston exited, there’s nice gaping hole in the bodyside.

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Steel Soldier

 

DB: Da Beast!

 

Couple of DB examples this lunchtime (click to Flickr link), with the latter in rude health!! Also a video below of 60046 at Derby:

 

 

Of interest, 60055 is due out of the Toton paint facility imminently having been seen in DC Rail grey with original name (which escapes me now).

 

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28 minutes ago, Jack374 said:

Of interest, 60055 is due out of the Toton paint facility imminently having been seen in DC Rail grey with original name (which escapes me now).

 

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Thomas Barnardo

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Some more tug shots from me, including 60055 and 60046 at Derby. The latter had failed and was replaced this week with DB's surviving active EWS example, 60065, speculated as being a 'warranty lease' as DB overhauled 46. Click on photos for Flickr link and more info...

 

Tamworth Tanks

 

Classic Shot

 

Shiny Sixty

 

Smart 60s

 

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A couple of pics of 055 at Westbury this week. Always had a bit of a soft spot for 'Thomas Barnardo' since dad got me a Lima model of it in coal sector livery as a kid. This is a bit of a test, linking pics from my Flickr for the first time sussing out how it works!

DC Rail's 60055 'Thomas Barnardo' has just arrived at Westbury with 6Z90 from Southampton Up Yard. The engine has been run round and is ready to begin the shunt to get the wagons into the New Sidings for loading. The loco was only a week or two out from it's overhaul by DB at Toton and the wagons have been in the UK less than a month, so all very box fresh!

49216974816_98fbfb7865_b.jpg60055 Westbury 6Z90 by SteadfastFotography, on Flickr

 

A day later, the weather had turned! The blue wagons add some colour to a very grey shot as 60055 'Thomas Barnardo' sits in the New Sidings at Westbury, where the wagons will be loaded with recycled ballast for use as Type 1 aggregate. Spoil from worksites is unloaded here and put through a screening machine to create the recycled aggregate. The loco was only a week or two out from it's overhaul by DB at Toton and the wagons have been in the UK less than a month, so all very box fresh!

49216492233_c3beab136c_b.jpg60055 Westbury 6Z91 by SteadfastFotography, on Flickr

 

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1 hour ago, Steadfast said:

A couple of pics of 055 at Westbury this week. Always had a bit of a soft spot for 'Thomas Barnardo' since dad got me a Lima model of it in coal sector livery as a kid.


I was the same with 60002 and 60004, had the Lima models When the first came out, wouldn’t have imagined that years down the line if regularly be driving 002 with colas and GBRf

 

60002 in Stafford on 6C37

 

 

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Looks nice in stealth grey.

the environmentalists and the inability to build new 66s now, seem to have saved a lot of classic traction 

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Powering along the Calder Valley towards Sowerby Bridge on 16th December 2019, GBRf 60085 heads west with empty biomass hoppers as 6M36, 09.54 Drax to Liverpool Biomass Terminal.

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A couple more Tug pics I've uploaded this evening

49227522363_f94ea884a9_b.jpgAn Teallach by Steadfast Fotography, on Flickr

60091, the former 'An Teallach', now named 'Barry Needham' after an EWS controller who passed away, is seen sat inside the shed at Whatley.

49227510638_06d1c14496_b.jpgHow things were... by Steadfast Fotography, on Flickr

Will we ever see a class 60 at Whatley again? 60100 basks in the summer sun waiting for its next duty.

49232268498_94d1f60ffd_b.jpgWhatley bound empties by Steadfast Fotography, on Flickr

60024 'Clitheroe Castle' in Westbury Down Yard with 7V16, the empties from Fareham for Whatley. The train has been run round and brake tested and is ready to go when the panel let it out.

49232956367_d652d50c85_b.jpg60019 Westbury by Steadfast Fotography, on Flickr

60019 'Port of Grimsby and Immingham' stabled in Westbury Up Yard on a summer afternoon. Westbury is a Network Rail LDC, so much of the work is involved with loading, unloading and marshalling of traffic for maintenance of the raiway.

49243720317_cf7fcb6df7_b.jpgSixty skirting the Severn by Steadfast Fotography, on Flickr

60011 rounds the curve at Purton on the banks of the river Severn as it leads 6B41 Westerleigh - Robeston empty tanks.

49243038428_8d6c628c54_b.jpgSmoky 60 by Steadfast Fotography, on Flickr

60065 'Spirit of Jaguar' posing during a night shift at Westbury whilst allocated yard pilot / driver training. Being an un-overhauled machine, it wasn't always the healthiest of things and it tended to produce a bit of a smoke screen when the throttle was opened up! It was used to top a London bound service one night and failed on the approach to Acton. After much fiddling and several attempted starts, the loco looked dead. No fuel to the engine was one of several issues on the computer. Eventually it was towed dead to South Wales for onward travel to Toton General Hospital. In South Wales, some more fitters had a look, turned out the fuelling issue was lack of fuel in the tank! The gauge had got stuck on 3/4. Moral of the story, give the tank a tap with a hammer first!

 

Hope they're still interesting!

 

Jo

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60028 in another livery for the class.

 

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Cheers,

Mick

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I'm having to be going back in time again as i've yet to see any remaining class 60's in their recent new guises.  Warrington line up of 061, 047, 044. 25-4-'93. and a snowy one of 032 from 8-2-'96. 

 

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GBRf 60056 passes through Brighouse on 1st January 2020 with another trainload of biomass for Drax Power Station.

 

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60056 6E10 11.02 Liverpool Biomass Terminal to Drax Power Station.

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Having worked 6E10 on the 1st January, GBRf 60056 worked the biomass empties back through Brighouse on 2nd January as 6M36, 09.54 Drax Power Station to Liverpool Biomass Terminal.

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GBRf 60047 and 60056 are the current regulars on the Liverpool Biomass Terminal-Drax biomass circuit, interspersed with assorted GBRf class 66s.  On the 2nd January 60096, which has recently been on the circuit, returned to Doncaster in the company of 66773 'Pride Of GB Railfreight' working as 0D01, 09.59 Tuebrook Sidings to Belmont Down Yard.  

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Good to see plenty of contributions to the thread, and good to see the Class 60 is on the up!

 

Here's a few from me taken late last year, all except one taken at Mottisfont & Dunbridge, a favourite spot of mine. Most were taken during the short spell when a trio of the class were based at Westbury to supplement the Class 59's.

 

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60024 "Clitheroe Castle" rumbles toward the camera with 6V16 Fareham ARC to Whatley Quarry - 13.08.2019

 

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60024 "Clitheroe Castle" seen again, this time with the early evening 7O40 Merehad Quarry to Eastleigh Aggregates Sidings - 23.08.2019

 

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Seemingly stalking me, 60024 "Clitheroe Castle" is in the limelight at Dean as it again works 6V16 Fareham ARC to Whatley Quarry. The hazy exhaust had a distinctly oily smell to it - 02.09.2019

 

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A change of Tug at last! 60044 "Dowlow" passes the gardening team as it works 7V16 Fareham ARC to Whatley Quarry - 25.09.2019

 

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Ex-works and with a box fresh set of JNA's, DCR's 60055 "Thomas Barnardo" catches the early morning winter Sun with 6Z90 Southampton Up Yard to Westbury Down TC, a working that lasted 2 weeks. The last few days of this working saw a hired in DB Class 66 used due to the loco developing a TPWS fault - 17.12.2019

 

Here's to more Tug action for 2020.

 

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A couple of videos if you wish to watch. First is DCR's 60055 on the first working to Southampton Up Yard at the start of the 2 week stint of aggregates being moved from Westbury. The second video features a selection of Class 60's around the Southampton, Eastleigh & Romsey areas between 2012 & 2019.

 

 

 

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Nice pics and vids Andy, good few Westbury based workings on there. Sadly can't see a red 60 appearing in this neck of the woods again any time soon, if 2019 was a last hurrah it was good to have three at the same time! I believe the 60s came down because several 59s had prolonged outages

 

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Grey Stenson Sixty


Thankfully this week DC Rail's 60055 'Thomas Barnardo' stopped at Stenson whilst working to Neath Abbey Wharf.

 

Up the 'Tugs'!

 

Jack.

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60029 60074 Loughborough 14/01/20.

(Flickr link)

 

60029 returned to the national network yesterday in patchwork livery. It had a test run with 60074, which needed attention shortly after my previous pic of the volcanic eruption...

 

Note the orange cab roof...it looks very shiny and clean so may be a replacement made specially and not robbed from another 60. Either that or orange was the only primer colour they had to hand?

 

Will it be blue or (a version of) grey?

 

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