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The Fall & Rise of the 60's ( was The End of the Tugs?)


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Unidentified Class 60 passing Colton 01-04-2005

60 063 Monk Fryston 01-04-2005

60 066 Colton Sth Jct 01-04-2005

 

 

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Nice bit of LoadHaul and Transrail action there! Triple grey and the black and orange both really suit the locos.

Your LoadHaul machine looks to be 60059, it has the small Tilcon plate above the name

 

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60087 at Langho on 6K05 Carlisle-Crewe via the S&C, in July 2009 - possibly one of it's last workings before initial withdrawal. Hopefully, I can take another pic of her from the same spot soon.

 

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Cheers,

Mick

 

And I did just that today. (apologies for posting it in another thread)

 

60087 with 6V37 Carlisle-Chirk logs, along with 66849 DIT - driven by RMwebber Big Jim.

 

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Cheers,

Mick

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A big thanks to Big Jim for the tip-off on his "down by the tracks with Colas" thread that this was running today as it coincided we me having the day off work!  So I took the kids to Hellifield today to catch a glimpse of our first Colas class 60.  

 

Looking very smart in the Colas Rail livery was 60087

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66849 still managing to photo bomb the Carlisle to Chirk log train!!

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Then it was time for off with the Class 60 staying on the front of the train.

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60087 and 66849 continue their journey.  

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In late morning sunshine 60085 rumbles eastwards with 6E32, 08:55 Preston Docks to Lindsey Refinery, empty bitumen tanks on 5th June 2015 passed the site of the former Anchor Bridge Junction, east of Brighouse.

 

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Yesterday I was talking to Chris Burnage  (Hammer 73) when he was operating Troutons at our club open day.  I mentioned to him that somewhere I had some photos taken at Procor when the bodies for the 60's were being built.   I've managed to find the negatives and scan them an thought that members might like to see them.

 

They were taken one Saturday morning fairly late in 1989 on a tour round the Procor works at Horbury Junction.  A friend of mine from church was a skilled plater there

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Here's the first  with my then 8 year old middle son admiring it. (he's now 33.)

And one in the paintshop.

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I've no memory of which number the bodies were for but they were fairly early on.  Dave my friend, told me that for the first two he had spent several days working over the main plate below the cab windows to get it completely flat with no heat stresses from welding.  He used a torch and a hammer and apparently the customers were very impressed.

 

Jamie

 

 

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Here's a couple from yesterday in Burton-on-Trent 60024 on 6E41 Westerleigh Murco to Lindsey Oil Refinery.

 

 

I've just noticed this post ..

 

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I'm on your picture, I'm looking back at the 60 - photographing it "going away" and all the tanks :bye_mini: - alongside the green aspect, I was the fool person with only a t-shirt on, no jacket.

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Five and a half years into the thread and these monsters are still lugging freight around the UK.

 

This is a longer goodbye than the 76s and Deltics combined.....

 

For loco that was weeks away from becoming the next EWS metal reclamation exercise it's doing a remarkably good impression of being a productive haulage machine.

 

Seems BR's last freight locomotive wasn't so bad after all.

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Running 84 minutes late (It had left Seaforth 115 minutes late) by the time it reached Brighouse, and now stuck behind a preceding stopping service to Huddersfield, 60100 rolls slowly through the station with 6E14, Friday only 16:05 Seaforth C.T. to Tinsley S.S. on 12th June 2015.

 

 

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60095 passes through Horbury cutting with 6E32, 0855 Preston Docks to Lindsey Refinery empty bitumen tanks on 25th June 2015.

 

 

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