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3 hours ago, Jack374 said:

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

 

Blue is rumoured but ...

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4 hours ago, Jack374 said:

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?

 

Jack.

 

I think some of the other "super 60" overhauls had new cab domes. IIRC, it's a glassfibre mouding.

 

Pity the red 60 with it wasn't 60024 - It now carries the name "Clitheroe Castle" that used to adorn 60029.................

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My first of the refurbished class 60 in the new DCR livery at Barrow hill with 50008 and 20118 132 for company .

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I see from “ 37260” photostream on flickr, that the first 60 to be scrapped is being dismantled ...60006....sad really 

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59 minutes ago, rob D2 said:

I see from “ 37260” photostream on flickr, that the first 60 to be scrapped is being dismantled ...60006....sad really 

Hi rob are they breaking it up at toton ? 

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On 19/12/2019 at 23:14, newbryford said:

60028 in another livery for the class.

 

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Cheers,

Mick

 

I saw that at Toton the other night when I arrived to work 6Y77, it stopped me in my tracks to see one so clean and tidy looking.

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RIP 60 006. Warrington B.Q. Mid' 1990's. 

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Class 60s continue to be the dominant power on  Port of Tyne - Lynemouth PS biomass workings.

 

This afternoon GBRf (ex Colas) 60087 'Bountiful' is at Newsham, Northumberland with 6N87 Lynemouth PS - Port of Tyne bioamss empties.

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looking through old photo's and found this one at Nuneaton on the oils EWS liveried 60047 with 66025 passing over the top on its way to bescot .

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15 minutes ago, PhilJ W said:

The link takes you to, a Pacer unit?

It appears that way but there's a pic of the 60 on a low loader if you open the post fully.
 

A couple more from me, of all 3 DC Rail 60s in Derbyshire over the last month or so...

 

We Meet Again Smart Blue Wonder Snowy Stenson Sixty

(Click on photos to link to Flickr)

 

Also it would seem 60029 is closer to a main line return proper as it is now in the Toton Paint Facility.

 

Jack.

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Dos' say additionally 60 086 has also arrived:good_mini:

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60086 now at Leeming on the Wensleydale line and 60050 has set off from Toton on the back of a low loader to the same destination

 

Nik

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GBRf 60021 hurries through Brighouse on 2nd March 2020 with 6E09, 07.11 Liverpool Biomass Terminal to Drax AES.

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Great to see a 60 on the bio-mass rather than the usual 66, i have'nt seen a 60 in the flesh for years, but whats the chance it'll be back to a 66 today if i go out to try see a 60? :rolleyes::lol: Is there any way of knowing what's going to be on it before bothering to turn out? :pardon:

I might as well stick a few pics' on whilst i'm here.:)

 

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I wonder if a empty shell could be used for a model layout in the back garden? Never mind the local authorities, our lass would kill me.

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38 minutes ago, cheesysmith said:

I wonder if a empty shell could be used for a model layout in the back garden? Never mind the local authorities, our lass would kill me.


a guy did that with a 101 power car placed next to his house on the main road between Chester and crewe in the mid 2000s, he ended up having to move it as it was ‘a distraction to motorists’  

 

https://preserved.railcar.co.uk/56342.html

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5 hours ago, Owd Bob said:

Great to see a 60 on the bio-mass rather than the usual 66, i have'nt seen a 60 in the flesh for years, but whats the chance it'll be back to a 66 today if i go out to try see a 60? :rolleyes::lol: Is there any way of knowing what's going to be on it before bothering to turn out? :pardon:

 

 

 

 

There are currently 3 of GBRf's class 60s available on the Liverpool-Drax biomass circuit - 60021/085/096, Owd Bob.

 

Of the daytime workings - loaded 6E09 & 6E10 and empty 6M09 & 6M36 - none have run today.

 

Your best bet is just to check Realtime Trains each morning to see what's been activated.

 

In my experience these tend to be manually activated several hours in advance, rather than automatically activated by the system, but that's not always a guarantee.

 

And remember too that RTT now shows which GBRf locomotive has been allocated once the working has been fully set up on TOPS (that's not the same as being 'activated' on the system though).

 

Bear in mind though that what actually pulls it might differ from reality.  By way of example, here is the RTT entry for my photo of 6E09 on the 2nd March 2020.  Spot the difference.

 

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66774 certainly wasn't there when it passed me at Brighouse.  It might have been there at the start to assist with the move out of Liverpool Biomass Terminal.  Or rarely in this case, to assist up Miles Platting bank, as unusually for a daytime loaded biomass this working went via Manchester Victoria.  The working did subsequently sit in a loop at Castleton for a couple of hours. 

 

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A couple of recent shots and videos from me, the first at Stenson with 60091 letting off a bit of clag on the tanks:

 

Black Stuff

 

Then 60055, which was running as 1Z99 from Toton to relieve 60028 which had failed on 6X20 to Carlisle from Derby. 60028 then ran light to Toton, and sounded fine to me! Reports are it's now back in circulation.

 

ThunderTugs Are Go!

 

And videos:

 

 

 

Thanks,

Jack.

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Thanks 4630;) First time in that pic' taken off RTT that you've posted that i've ever seen the loco' numbers shown, i'll keep looking and look a lot more often and closer to the arrival times into my area.:) 

Scraping the barrel now with these bad pics' They will have to do until i get to scan some more negs' 

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Still on the Liverpool Biomass Terminal-Drax AES biomass circuit, GBRf 60021 heads west towards Brighouse on 6th March 2020 with the Fridays Only 6M36, 10.11 Milford West Sidings to Tuebrook Sidings.

 

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