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8-9-20. Crows nest Junc' Hindley, a new working for my local line this week, according to the Realtime trains site its the 068K  Warrington Arpley sidings to Peak Forest up sidings Tues, Weds, and Thurs' only working. 66 148 passes an hour late at 11.48am, great to see another loco' working on this line as normally the only loco's i see here are on the Wilton-knowsley bin-liners, which is'nt running it seems so far this past week!

 

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9-9-20. Another few light engine sightings today seen at Crows Nest Junc' Hindley. 66 167 & 66 155 meet a 142 at 11.14am on the Peak Forest to Wigan LIP. 35 mins' later 66 069. heads the other way to Peak Forest. I can only assume the runs are for route training purposes for future traffic?:dontknow:

 

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19 hours ago, Claude_Dreyfus said:

66763 heads the 6M42 09:06 Avonmouth Hanson - Penyfford cement service across the Chirk viaduct - 14th September 2020. At this point it was running over an hour early.

 

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That’s a really nice photo. I really like it. 

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Another Avonmouth service - this time it's 66774 in charge of 6M90 empties to Clitheroe Cement works on 19/9/20.

Slowing to a stop at signal DS9 at Langho as it was hard on the heels of the previous passenger service and the block from Langho to Clitheroe is longer than Daisyfield Jn to Langho.

(Pic from private land with permission)

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I've put a few recent 66 pics on Flickr, including the southbound loaded working of Mick's previous post. These are all from Flickr, so click if you want to make them bigger!

50281677171_2b562f1afc_b.jpg66206 6C03 Horfield / Lockleaze by Steadfast Fotography, on Flickr

66206 struggles up Filton bank between Horfield and Lockleaze with 6C03 Northolt - Severnside waste train. This train was only half loaded and it was still hard work!

50296248752_c9e81f131b_b.jpg66006 6C03 Crofton by Steadfast Fotography, on Flickr

Under stormy skies in a lucky patch of sun, 66006 leads 6C03 Northolt - Severnside bins past Crofton in a view that until recently was overgrown. Red 66115 was on the back.

50296279601_6f7c22ab17_b.jpg66002 Westbury Down Yard by Steadfast Fotography, on Flickr

66002 pauses between shunts on a hot summer day in Westbury Down Yard, with a single Balfour Beatty TRM attached. 50304610428_6d012b0c22_b.jpg66567 4M99 Cholsey by Steadfast Fotography, on Flickr

66567 dodges the shadows as it passes through Cholsey working 4M99 Southampton Maritime - Trafford Park.

50354874628_f9eb23b7d8_b.jpg66303 4V44 Badgeworth by Steadfast Fotography, on Flickr

Former Fastline Freight (remember them?!) machine 66303 now in DRS' current simple livery passes Badgworth working 4V44 Daventry - Wentloog Stobart / Tesco service.

50354874163_8588f2ede4_b.jpg66175 6V92 Badgeworth by Steadfast Fotography, on Flickr

After a quick dash for some food, we were back in time for 66175 'Rail Riders Express' which was running a little early working 6V92 Corby - Margam empty steel train, seen passing Badgeworth near Cheltenham.

50355738972_10bc650993_b.jpg66774 6V84 Badgeworth by Steadfast Fotography, on Flickr

A mere seven minutes behind 6V92, 66774 passes Badgeworth  working 6V84 Clitheroe - Avonmouth loaded Hanson cement with a nice mix of JPA bogie tanks and PCA four wheelers. Not my favourite livery, but a nice picture to finish the day.

 

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There have been a couple of 'Shed' workings of interest through Derbyshire in the last few days. The first was Freightliner 66553 topping DRS 66425 on the DRS-operated 4E49 Daventry to Doncaster Marshgate 'Tesco's'. The southbound working from Tees Dock had failed that morning so 553 dragged 431 (the failure) onwards, and presumably worked the return to re-position 553 in the North East. This is only the second time (from memory) that something other than a DRS operated 'Shed' has worked these trains, the other occasion being 37218! I doubt a single tractor would cope now, as the trips load to 40 flats, usually mostly loaded too (39 boxes in this shot).....

 

Freightliner 66553 & DRS 66425 - 4E49, Barrow

 

Freightliner 66553 & DRS 66425 - 4E49, Barrow

 

...And again at Barrow on Trent, on Monday the 6K50 Toton to Crewe trip produced 4 'Sheds' in 4 colours from 2 different operators. Pink ONE 66587 led Freightliner Green 66554, DB 66044 and Maritime 66051...

 

Colourful Quartet

 

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(All pics are my Flickr links, click for more info)

The modern railway is nothing if not colourful.

 

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1 hour ago, Jack374 said:

There have been a couple of 'Shed' workings of interest through Derbyshire in the last few days. The first was Freightliner 66553 topping DRS 66425 on the DRS-operated 4E49 Daventry to Doncaster Marshgate 'Tesco's'. The southbound working from Tees Dock had failed that morning so 553 dragged 431 (the failure) onwards, and presumably worked the return to re-position 553 in the North East. This is only the second time (from memory) that something other than a DRS operated 'Shed' has worked these trains, the other occasion being 37218! I doubt a single tractor would cope now, as the trips load to 40 flats, usually mostly loaded too (39 boxes in this shot).....

 

Freightliner 66553 & DRS 66425 - 4E49, Barrow

 

Freightliner 66553 & DRS 66425 - 4E49, Barrow

 

...And again at Barrow on Trent, on Monday the 6K50 Toton to Crewe trip produced 4 'Sheds' in 4 colours from 2 different operators. Pink ONE 66587 led Freightliner Green 66554, DB 66044 and Maritime 66051...

 

Colourful Quartet

 

4-in-1

(All pics are my Flickr links, click for more info)

The modern railway is nothing if not colourful.

 

Jack.

That’s very colourful - imagine if the sheds had been here under BR blue - now that would be desperate . Except maybe a Stratford white roofed shed 

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68027 stalled on Langho Bank with today's 6K05 Carlisle-Crewe.

(Possibly the first victim of the 2020leaffall season)

66774 was sent to assist from the nearby Clitheroe Cement Works where it had worked in with 6M90 from Avonmouth earlier.

I luckily managed to catch it whilst playing golf!

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It’s that time of year again...

 

Yesterday was the first run of the 3J89 RHTT from Stapleford & Sandiacre (basically Toton) to Toton TMD, which was scheduled to run to Crewe and back, then to Worksop, Newark, Lincoln and Nottingham. DB red 66114 led a nice clean pair of FEAs then ex-EWS 66111 on the rear, seen at Stenson in South Derbyshire.

 

The remainder of the run was caped when it returned to Toton after these shots, and instead two VSTP paths to Crewe and back - both headcode 3J89 - were run. Clearly no leaves have fallen yet west of Toton!

 

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DB 66111 T&T 66114 - 3J89 RHTT, Stenson

 

Also one from yesterday afternoon of Freightliner 66601 'The Hope Valley' approaching Ratcliffe on Soar (Leics.) with the 6M91 Theale LaFarge to Earles Sidings (Hope) stone...

 

Freightliner 66601 - 6M91, Ratcliffe


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A selection of shots from last week.

 

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With a well loaded 'liner in tow, 66532 "P&O Nedllyod Atlas" is seen at Dunbridge with 4O57 Wentloog to Southampton Maritime. The working now runs via Bath & Westbury instead of along the GWML - 25.09.2020

 

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Running early, 66540 "Ruby" is seen at Dunbridge with 7V07 Chichester RFT to Merehead Quarry empties - 22.09.2020

 

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With the loaded wagons towards the rear, 66562 leads 66526 "Driver Steve Dunn (George) on 4O49 Crewe Basford Hall to Southampton Maritime. The working is seen at Saxon Road, Southampton - 24.09.2020

 

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In glorious light, 66610 coast through Crampmoor, near Romsey, with 6V62 Southampton Up Yard to Whatley Quarry empty stone - 21.09.2020

 

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A shot that's only really on when it's dull, 66722 "Sir Edward Watkin" nears journeys end at Millbrook with 4Y19 Mountfield to Southampton Western Docks empty Gypsum - 24.09.2020

 

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Easing along the Down Goods Loop, 66737 "Lesia" is seen at Saxon Road with 4M51 Southampton Western Docks to Trafford Park intermodal - 24.09.2020

 

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Having just left Marchwood, 66752 "The Hoosier State" creeps along the Fawley Branch at Trotts Lane with 6V44 Marchwood MOD to Eastleigh East Yard. The train was all empty FYA flats - 23.09.2020

 

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With 59003 seemingly not about, 66779 "Evening Star" was the chosen loco to work the Westbury to Eastleigh departmental circuit all week. It's seen at Millbrook, with 70809 for company, as it works 6V41 to Westbury Down TC - 21.09.2020

 

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Seen the next day at Dunbridge, this time with 66151 for company, 66779 has an RDT set in tow. This Westbury bound working ran via the Chandlers Ford branch, so had the headcode of 6V40 - 22.09.2020

 

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With another RDT set heading for Westbury, 66779 is seen at Saxon Road with 6V41 - 24.09.2020

 

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