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9 hours ago, Davexoc said:

 

OT, but I thought HMRC only allowed two years, after which the location was deemed your usual place of work and thus expenses etc. couldn't be claimed/or would become taxable....

Which is what happened to me. I had to "leave" the East London Line project (and all its add-ons), Crossrail and the Barking Riverside project after 10 years. At the time I was unaware of this rule, and my employer had overlooked it, claiming that as I was working on several contracts in several locations, I was okay. Not so, HMRC submitted a claim for unpaid taxes, and to give them their dues, the company coughed up a sizeable amount to settle the tax bill, and an apology. So I had to make a quick exit from London (although I did retain a "remote" technical advisor role on Barking Riverside) and shifted to the North West Electrification project, making sure I left before my two years were up. 

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and 66s seen around Eastleigh before and after the Blue Boys tour..

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764 and 744 had track panels for the big job at Bristol TM - not too much off topic I hope..

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The 0354 Whatley - Appleford this morning. Thankfully it was running two hours late, but it was still only 0624 when I took the photo. 66622 in charge, just after Clink Road Jn; this sub class is much more common now on the Mendip stone trains.

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Another new livery, this time GBRf and a black main body side, raising awareness of prostate cancer.

 

Picture taken by James Pilbeam, link embedded from Flickr:

 

66769 Eastleigh 12/08/21


It will be named today I understand.

 

Jack.

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On 05/08/2021 at 16:14, RusselBridge2017 said:

Empty Cement heading north from Avonmouth

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Looks like 66721 has dropped onto this job again today.

 

Last time I saw it was on day one of lockdown WFH in March 2020. A quick phone grabshot as it was running an hour later than normal.

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Although for some reason, the celebrity sheds never seem to last long on this duty, unlike the "normal" locos that can be on for weeks at a time.

 

 

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On 13/08/2021 at 09:50, newbryford said:

 

Looks like 66721 has dropped onto this job again today.

 

Last time I saw it was on day one of lockdown WFH in March 2020. A quick phone grabshot as it was running an hour later than normal.

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Although for some reason, the celebrity sheds never seem to last long on this duty, unlike the "normal" locos that can be on for weeks at a time.

 

 

 

2 hours ago, smithlington smithe said:

66721 this morning on the Avonmouth to Clitheroe Castle Cement,yes will be interesting to see how long it lasts on this circuit @newbryfordonly the second time I have seen this loco 

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cheers 

 

David 

I'm not a fan of this or some of the STRANGE Liveries they try out, I like a simple but Bold statement in a Loco Livery.

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23 minutes ago, Andrew P said:

 

I'm not a fan of this or some of the STRANGE Liveries they try out, I like a simple but Bold statement in a Loco Livery.

Yes I know what you mean and liveries like this are always going to divide opinion, i for one like the different liveries and repaints I suppose it keeps spotting interesting to an extent as well.

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17 hours ago, smithlington smithe said:

Yes I know what you mean and liveries like this are always going to divide opinion, i for one like the different liveries and repaints I suppose it keeps spotting interesting to an extent as well.

I like some of them . 
I think the current low point for me is the NWT one , doesn't complement the loco shape and looks like something from 1980.

 

TBF though , we could have had 400 of these in BR blue , now that would have been tedious !

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18 hours ago, Andrew P said:

 

I'm not a fan of this or some of the STRANGE Liveries they try out, I like a simple but Bold statement in a Loco Livery.

I agree. I preferred 66721 in this 'Bold statement' livery.

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A few last remaining (honest) Freightliner engineering train pics in connection with the  works near Manchester for the TRU upgrade 

8/8/21 Near Hapton with 66571 at 1032

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8/8/21 same location 66591 at 1326

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66512 and 66568 on the rear passing Rosegrove station on 11/8/21 at 0758

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cheers 

 

David

 

 

 

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Large scale engineering works are currently taking place on the Arun Valley line - resulting in the line's closure for 10 days. A few engineering trains have been kicking around - I live close enough to the line to hear the horns and even the sound of the engines (if the wind is in the right direction!).

 

66555 sits just north of the Pulborough possession (mainly to protect the canopy rebuilding) - 18 August 2021

 

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Several GBRf 66s from the last few days, all westbound along the Calder Valley...

 

66732 'GBRf The First Decade 1999-2009 John Smith - MD' approaching Brighouse on 12th August 2021 with 6Z40, 05.13 Mountsorell to Bredbury Tilcon, loaded aggregate hoppers...

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66719 'METRO-LAND' passing Hebden Bridge on 17th August 2021 with 6M59, 15.48 Doncaster Down Decoy Yard to Collyhurst Street, Manchester, empty bogie open box wagons...

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Also on 17th August 2021, 66738 'HUDDERSFIELD TOWN', not far from its namesake but on a different line, powering along approaching Mytholmroyd (between Sowerby Bridge and Hebden Bridge) with 6M09, but running as 4M09, 16.28 Drax Power Station to Liverpool Biomass Terminal.

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Seven 66s for the price of one, plus a 444 for good measure. But can you spot them all? This was Southampton MCT yesterday afternoon.

 

Amongst this lot are (in numerical order) 66419, 66523, 66533, 66556, 66570, 66571 and 66594. Oh, and the 444 is 444011.

 

Not one of my best shots, as I was holding our border collie too, to prevent him doing a runner...

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Plenty of sheds at Peak Forest last weekend/beginning of this week. I was camping near Chapel so couldn’t resist a couple of visits to PF and one to Chapel Milton viaduct. All the below are Flickr embedded links, click for info:

 

GBRf 66795 - 6H58, Peak Forest Freightliner 66606 - 6H80, Chapel Milton

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DB 66023 & 66047 - Peak Forest

Follow the Leader DRS 66126 & 66434 - Peak Forest

 

Thanks,

Jack.

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Some pics of 66761 ‘Wensleydale Railway Association 25 Years 1990-2015’ loaded cement to Avonmouth at Clitheroe this morning,tried to get it Saturday but it ended up nearly 3 hours late sat at Blackburn,not sure what the problem was,anyways….

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and 66702 ‘Blue Lightning’at Todmorden this afternoon Doncaster to Peak Forest 

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and 66082 Knowsley Freight Terminal to Wilton 

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cheers 

 

David 

 

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3 hours ago, smithlington smithe said:

Some pics of 66761 ‘Wensleydale Railway Association 25 Years 1990-2015’ loaded cement to Avonmouth at Clitheroe this morning,tried to get it Saturday but it ended up nearly 3 hours late sat at Blackburn,not sure what the problem was,anyways….

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cheers 

 

David 

 

 

Lack of ground staff to shunt the train was the local gen.

Noting that 66721 didn't last too long on the Avonmouth circuit....................

Let's see if 66724 makes the 8-10 week stints of others!

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A wonderful faded Beastie with a very late running Hope to Cwnbargoed  empty coal train yesterday morning.

It seemed to spend 3 hours waiting behind a Humber to Westerliegh fuel train near Burton. Dont think the Westerleigh train ever made it as it seemed to stop at Bescot and never left?

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19 hours ago, newbryford said:

 

Lack of ground staff to shunt the train was the local gen.

Noting that 66721 didn't last too long on the Avonmouth circuit....................

Let's see if 66724 makes the 8-10 week stints of others!

Thanks for the info was wondering what had happened and you were right 66721 didn’t last long.

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