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I also photographed both trains passing into the works, this one passed at 22:20 last night, the train in the previous posting (with the 06:20 comment) passed at 00:00 - ie only 6 hours before, not much sleep that night.

 

Now you're pushing it - It's a fine line between keen and mad.

 

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Mick

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Might be wrong, but I don't think this is Toton.

Someone else said Old Oak common so I will go with that, I went to that open day too ( too many SHEDS :)

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66741, to be formally named 'Swanage Railway' on 7th May, heads through New Milton on 6th May with 0Y45 11:51 Eastleigh East Yard to Swanage Railway Motala ground frame (that's the boundary between Network Rail metals and the Swanage Railway.

 

The trailing load, which will feature at the Swanage Railway's Diesel Gala which starts on 8th May, consists of 50035 'Ark Royal', class 37 D6757, 45060 'Sherwood Forester' and 56006.

 

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Following on from my post yesterday, 66741 looking all clean and shiny at Swanage at the start of the Swanage Railway's diesel gala.

 

 

And now formally named.

 

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Is it me or is the nameplate giving me the finger?

 

Cheers,

Mick

 

Cheers,

Mick

 

It's funny you say that Mick as that thought had crossed my mind too when I took the photo.

 

It was quickly followed by a second thought that I couldn't see how the nameplate has been fixed to the side of 66741.  If they've used industrial strength 'No More Nails' - other adhesives are available - I hope they've used a generous amount as it's a pretty big nameplate.

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66710 working this afternoons 6V80 West Burton to Portbury Gypsum, caught in heavy rain at Sutton Parkway.

 

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Of interest were 4 repainted MJA's in GBRf livery.

 

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Just a couple from yesterday evening at Carlton Loop on the ECML,

 

4D79 Convoy, Peterborough - Doncaster,  66753/724/763/748/705(Repainted minus its Union Jacks) + pair of FEA container flats.

 

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4E45, 66182, Felixstowe - Wakefield.

 

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They have certainly repainted 66705 quickly!

 

It must have only been at Eastleigh Works no more than two weeks. The average time that a GBRF 66 normally stays their for a repaint is 3-4 weeks sometimes longer. Can't believe it has been done that quick.

 

It was taken in for the repaint on 21st April and was sighted outside the shed on 7th May. So yes just over two weeks! That's an impressive turnaround.

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Went out to Warrington Bank Quay this morning for a hour or so.  Not much running today but saw the HOBC train with three Freightliner 66's with 66597 on the front and 66618 behind it and 66585 on the rear heading towards Crewe from Garstang/Catterall on the WCML.

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and 66585 on the rear.

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There was also 92023 parked in the bay and a Network Rail "stoneblower" in another bay.

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DB stickered 66117 hurries through Colne Bridge approaching Heaton Lodge Junction on 11th May 2015 with 6E33, 07:51 Arpley Sidings to Doncaster Europort.

 

 

 

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66014 helping out with a spot of track renewal in Talbot Woods this afternoon.

 

We must have been there at pretty much the same time Peter.  Here's the view from the Glenferness Avenue road bridge with 66014 in the distance.

 

 

And looking in the other direction with a Freightliner 66 in view.

 

 

Assorted 66s were parked up at Baiter and towards Seldown Bridge.

 

 

 

 

 

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