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Great pictures Jim, look forward to seeing more of your Colas adventures.

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And there's me thinking your thread would be Lets Go Colas!!

 

Good to see you back reporting on the railways.

Ian

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Saw the loco running light past Derby station this morning, heading north, you in the back cab?

Can't remember if I'd just got off the Matlock in platform 1 or just joining the Crewe in 2. I've not been that awake all day! Same job two days running, on at 05.11 Grantham, Crewe, Mansfield Woodhouse.

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next week im route refreshing the WCML to carlisle for 4 days and working a log train back via the S+C to get my handling hours in and to start learning the route, the week after its refresh warrington to chirk and down to shrewsbury and wolves and back to warrington, thankfully i know it all anyway so again its just a refresh

 

i'll use this thread to keep anyone who's interested about my exploits with colas

 

Let me know when you're heading down (up?) the S&C. Looks like the Ribblehead logs are running tomorrow. They usually only run FO. For a few weeks, there was both a Carlisle and Ribblehead to Chirk, but the usual routine tended to be Carlisle M-Th and Ribblehead FO.

The Ribblehead empties usually work in from the south, so you may get to do the S&C both ways.

 

EDIT: It also looks like we've now got some (4?) of the blue log carriers on the Carlisle, that had been working SW/S Wales services

 

Cheers,

Mick

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it may have been the shunter in the back, if it was early we were heading onto etches park for fuel

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if your about tomorrow im planning on road refreshing on the 10.07 off crewe to derby!

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good luck with your new job jim!

 

changes of job can be rather fraught especially in these uncertain times, but you seem to be handling the changes well!

 

the modern scene isn't really my thing, but your posts from 'behind the scenes' are very interesting and informative

 

onwards and upwards!;)

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Thanks Jim, I always enjoy reading your work threads... Good luck with it.

 

Cheers

 

Scott

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Let me know when you're heading down (up?) the S&C.

i'll be on the 12:44 ex carlisle monday to thursday

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It was good to see you Jim, I managed to get this short clip taken of the train as it passed the signalbox in Uttoxeter.

 

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Nice video bob, didn't see the camera when we passed by!

 

Off over there again today but on the EMT service this time

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"The Adventures of Big Jim" are always a good read!

 

Onwards and upwards, Jim......keep it up.

 

Best, Pete.

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Excellent stuff Jim - post as much as you are able to, there are plenty of us interested.

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It was good to see you Jim, I managed to get this short clip taken of the train as it passed the signalbox in Uttoxeter.

 

Thanks for the clip: Now I know why Hattons do their mega packs of wagons in eights!!

 

Regards

 

Richard

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Jim, let me know if you due through Donny anytime. I'll come and say hello.

Quack

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Thanks for the clip: Now I know why Hattons do their mega packs of wagons in eights!!RegardsRichard

i've got a rake of 7 of the green 100t tanks thanks to kintbury jon via the classifieds, just need the last one to complete my sinfin rake (9 max)

 

i think the log train may be harder to model though!

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i think the log train may be harder to model though!

 

Hi Jim,

Hope you don't mind me hijacking your thread.

 

This was 6J37 Carlisle-Chirk today - not the usual 66850, but 56105.

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All three types of wagon in regular use by Colas in the formation.

Ex-Cargowaggon KFA

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More Ex-Cargowaggon IWA and ex-Rover Hi-Cube KSA

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Cheers,

Mick

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Didn't realise they had modified KSA wagons, used to work those with DRS on the malcom train

 

hopefully the 56 will be on it tomorrow, be nice if it is, first run over the S+C driving a 56 would be nice, i'll be getting tomorrows roster larer today by email so may find out

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Didn't realise they had modified KSA wagons, used to work those with DRS on the malcom train

hopefully the 56 will be on it tomorrow, be nice if it is, first run over the S+C driving a 56 would be nice, i'll be getting tomorrows roster larer today by email so may find out

Better scenery than Bordesley, Jim

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turns out i'm on the ribblehead job tomorrow, 66850 on it, looking forward to that

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