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

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I do hope not, it's the only interesting stuff DB has.

 

Didn't they just spend circa £800k on each engine overhauling them as well ?

 

Apparently / allegedly they are suffering some of the issues they had before they became super tugs.

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Doncaster

06 March 2016

60059, Swinden Dalesman, on 0D11, 16:06, Wakefield Europort - Belmont Down Yard (17:42) - light engine

 

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Barnetby

06 March 2016

 

60002 on 6V70, 21:09, Lindsey Oil Refinery Colas - Colnbrook Colas Rail (05:54) - loaded tanks

(taken at 21:36)

 

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Barnetby - without the semaphores

07 March 2016

60001 on 6M57, 07:15, Lindsey Oil Refinery - Kingsbury Oil Sdgs (13:13) - loaded tanks

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60044, Dowlow, on 6T22, 08:02, Immingham B.S.C. Ore Tml - Santon F.O.T. (09:03) - loaded iron ore (24 JUA)

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60017 on 6E46, 04:33, Kingsbury Oil Sdgs - Lindsey Oil Refinery (09:53) - empty tanks

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60044, Dowlow, on 6K22, 09:42, Santon F.O.T. - Immingham B.S.C. Ore Tml (10:34) - empty iron ore (24 JUA)

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For info.

 

Double 66s are allox on the LOR/Kingsbury later. (Thanks to DW)

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Having spent a couple of hours at Barnetby I moved to Knabbs bridge (even though there were only 2 other spotters on the station, 1 of them kept getting in the way !)

 

As 60044 was on the iron ores it made numerous appearances.

 

07 March 2016

60044, Dowlow, on 6T24, 11:38, Immingham B.S.C. Ore Tml - Santon F.O.T. (12:31) - loaded iron ore (24 JUA)

 

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60044, Dowlow, on 6K24, 13:16, Santon F.O.T. - Immingham B.S.C. Ore Tml (14:07) - empty iron ore (24 JUA)

 

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60096 on 6E32, 08:40, Colas Ribble Rail - Lindsey Oil Refinery (14:04) - empty tanks

 

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60020, The Willows, on 6E54, 10:39, Kingsbury Oil Sdgs - Humber Oil Refinery (15:10) - empty tanks

 

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60017 on 6M00, 14:30, Humber Oil Refinery - Kingsbury Oil Sdgs (20:05) - loaded tanks

 

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that concluded my North East 60 fest

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For info.

 

Double 66s are allox on the LOR/Kingsbury later. (Thanks to DW)

 

They left Lindsey a few early 75 mins ago  and appear to have stopped on the main line between Humber and Ulceby - another success then

 

130 late passing Ulceby

 

Edit.

 

It was 60066 which failed - the 66s went off on other traffic. 60020 rescued the train - possibly double headed 60 on this and the return tomorrow.

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Colas Rail 60085 is in charge of todays Sinfin to Grangemouth tanks.  This is the first time I have seen this train and was kind of hoping for a Class 56.  Photo taken at Acton Bridge.

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A quick stopover at Toton today.

 

There's about half of the fleet in this view.

 

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Cheers,

Mick

 

 

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          Colas 60096 on the Carlisle to Chirk logs passes Scorton Lancashire on Friday 8th April 2016

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Here's one from me taken at Grantham on Tuesday 12th April 2016.

 

Having arrived from the North, 60056 had run around its train of TEA tanks and had just re-attached itself to the train ready to continue its onward journey to Lindsey Oil Refinery forming the 673A.

 

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Best regards,

 

Jeremy

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This morning at Newcastle - 10am

 

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60076 on PCAs. I've lost touch with what the current cement traffic flows are, so no idea what service this is.

 

Cheers

Alan

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This morning at Newcastle - 10am

 

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60076 on PCAs. I've lost touch with what the current cement traffic flows are, so no idea what service this is.

 

Cheers

Alan

 

According to realtime trains, there was a Oxwellmains to Seaham Harbour working - passed thro' Newcastle at 0955/57.

 

Cheers,

Mick

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According to realtime trains, there was a Oxwellmains to Seaham Harbour working - passed thro' Newcastle at 0955/57.

 

Cheers,

Mick

Thanks for the info on the cement train. I forgot to check wether it turned left or right at the south end of the King Edward Bridge!

Has the working recently been taken over by Colas? Up until a few weeks ago the Seaham Harbour train was usually a Freightliner 66.

 

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60095 at Carlisle on the 17th March.

 

Alan

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60001 looks to have expired at burton on Trent yesterday (Tuesday) on a tanker train blocking the mainline, everything including passenger trains were having to leave burton Via the goods loop to get past it, one for the red pen brigade!

 

EDIT: rescued after standing for 4 hours by 60002 from Toton

 

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Thanks for the info on the cement train. I forgot to check wether it turned left or right at the south end of the King Edward Bridge!

Has the working recently been taken over by Colas? Up until a few weeks ago the Seaham Harbour train was usually a Freightliner 66.

 

 

 

Alan

Yes, the cement from Oxwellmains is now a Colas job.

 

Cheers,

Mick

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My own memories of the 60's are catching sight of them taking over the Lackenby to Grange Jcn workings back in 1991

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Then seeing during my rail career when I worked at Bescot Down Tower and Derby PSB/ Chaddesden sidings

4935108936_97710f4b19_z.jpgClass 60 on the Down Goods at Burton by Simon Barnes, on Flickr

4989101313_78a0063d2c_z.jpgTransrail Class 60 by Simon Barnes, on Flickr

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4935113652_c194a3e23b_b.jpg60099 9.06.04 by Simon Barnes, on Flickr

13262285995_d2ec726f3b_b.jpg60010 Tasker Street 180314 by Simon Barnes, on Flickr

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On 28th April 2016, 60056 rumbles across Thornhill LNW Junction at Ravensthorpe with 6E32, 0840 Colas Ribble Rail to Lindsey Oil Refinery discharged bitumen tanks.

 

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Better weather than I've just had at Selside trying to photograph 6M34 Arcow-Bredbury............

 

Cheers,

Mick

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Caught this afternoon at Morton 60026 running light loco as 0F54 Tyne SS - Toton.

 

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A few from my photo archives..

 

A brand spanking new 60 011 at Buxton, circa 1989 (?)

 

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60 030 at Peak Forest,  2006 ish.

 

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One of them is definitely 054...Peak Forest again, 2006 ish

 

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Busy times at Peak Forest!

 

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Receiving the token for the single line at Great Rocks Jnc. 60 019.

 

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Token onboard and off it goes. 

 

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One for the weathering fans. 60 027 at Buxton URS. 

 

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A few more...Thanks for all the positive ratings. Enjoy!

 

 

'If you go down to the woods today...'. 60 020 at Latchford.

 

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Blue skies above 60 015 as we wait time at Latchford MSC sidings. 

 

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I didn't record the number, but probably either 062 or 063 with empty wagons at Latchford  Loaded trains used the 'football field' or MSC sidings to run round as they are pretty much level, with empties using 'the old line' or 'the bank'. This was the stub of the former CLC line to Skelton Jnc and beyond. 

 

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Another night time shot. This time its 60 020 again, at Walton MSC with the chemical plant providing the background. 

 

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Now its 063's turn to pose at night. Waiting to come off Arpley for Liverpool bulk terminal, which means it's probably the first service of the week, early hours of Monday morning. (The LBT-Fiddlers trains didn't run on a Sunday).

 

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And finally its 017's turn for the limelight (or should it be moonlight?). We've just arrived at the LBT and stopped at Strand Road cabin. If the loading bunker wasn't fully charged or there was another train under the bunker, we'd wait here and share a brew with the PIC (person in charge), the flies and the resident mice...

 

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Called in briefly at Toton this morning, counted 78 Class 60's on site.

 

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Called in briefly at Toton this morning, counted 78 Class 60's on site.

 

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A very sad sight for those of us that saw them first introduced by British Rail.

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A very sad sight for those of us that saw them first introduced by British Rail.

 

However, a potential gold mine for preservationists...

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