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9 minutes ago, jamie92208 said:

With the length of time that 59's have been arounc, the knowledge should be available. They arevof gourse not the same as 66's.

 

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Yes but they are new to Freightliner.

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Another couple from a few years ago, linked from Flickr so clicking them will make them viewable big size.

59002 7A09 West Drayton

 

2013: Matching Yeomans, as 59002 'Alan J Day' leads 7A09 Merehead - Acton past West Drayton with a set of Yeoman O&K hoppers in the front portion.

 

59205 6C41 Brassknocker

 

2011: 59205 'L. Keith McNair' drifts past Brassknocker with a lightweight 6C41 Newport ADJ - Westbury - formed of just two IOA Mussel wagons.

 

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I posted this on the Revolution 59 thread yesterday, thought to may be of interest here as well.

 

The Berks and Hants route is the bread and butter for the class 59s. I found some 59 pictures from 2012 whilst I was looking for something else, so stuck them on Flickr yesterday, so click them to see them bigger if you want. I know this area like the back of my hand and think it'd make an absolutely brilliant layout concept for 59s and long trains interspersed by HSTs.

Let's fire up the time machine! 

 

59004 7A09 Crofton

 

59004 'Paul A Hammond' leads 7A09 past Crofton, a nice matching set of Yeoman hoppers behind one of the Yeoman 59s.

 

59204 7C31 Little Bedwyn

 

Still carrying EWS colours, 59204 'Vale of Glamorgan' leads 7C31 Theale - Merehead past Little Bedwyn

 

59002 + 59001 7C77 Wolfhall

 

59002 'Alan J Day' still carrying the revised Foster Yeoman colours is paired with Aggregate Industries coloured 59001 'Yeoman Endeavour' at the head of 7C77 Acton - Merehead, seen at Wolfhall.

 

59101 6V18 Wolfhall

 

59101 'Village of Whatley' rounds the curve at Wolfhall working 6V18 Hither Green - Whatley.

 

59202 6A83 Wolfhall

 

59202 'Vale of White Horse' has just crested the summit at Savernake as it heads 6A83 Avonmouth - West Drayton past Wolfhall. It wasn't long after the the loco would lose its EWS colours for a fresh coat of DB Schenker red.

 

Two years later, on to 2014.

 

59203 6M20 Wootton Rivers

 

DB Schenker red 59203 passes Wootton Rivers with a mix of HOAs, IIAs and RMC JGAs in tow on 6M20 Whatley - St Pancras.

 

Finally, this shows the differences on the roof between 59005 and the other 59/0s, as featured on the Revolution model. There's also some smaller differences that have also been included on the model.

 

59005 + 59001 7A17 Wootton Rivers

 

59005 'Kenneth J Painter' leads 59001 'Yeoman Endeavour' past Wootton Rivers with 7A17 Merehead - Acton. For a short period, this train regularly had the Bardon JGAs in the consist, along with the regular Yeoman / Mendip types.

 

Jo

 

 

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1 hour ago, rob D2 said:

EWS looked good on these, better than the 66s without the thunder flash bit....I wonder why they didn’t do these the same 

The zig zag was for their new build locos, and the straight band for inherited types. 

 

The straight gold does look better on the 'square' design though.

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A few from yesterday as 59003 was put through its paces on the GBRf 'This Time it's Personal' tour.

 

First up, a couple of it passing Charlton Down, a few miles south of Petersfield. It is a very pleasant location, and a reasonable well known view point, mainly from the opposite side of the valley (better photos in the afternoon, given the sun's position) with the small church as a background. Incidentally, the church is famed for its murals - one a little more recent than the others (unless medieval artists has SWT liveried class 442s as inspiration!).

 

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A pair of 73s were trailing at this point. The tour then continued to Marchwood, before heading up to Eastleigh. At this point the 59 was trailing.

 

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At Eastleigh the 59 was detached and the 73s continued alone back up to Town for the next leg of the journey.

 

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Sometimes when I upload an image, it won't let me include any text. So, the above pic shows 59003 climbing out of Westbury Down Sidings with yesterday's 10.14 to Eastleigh. But you knew that anyway...

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4 hours ago, Peter Kazmierczak said:

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Nice shot. I like how the longshot exaggerates the track undualations in the foreground. Try recreating that effect in model form and keep your stock on the rails.....

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45 minutes ago, Davexoc said:

Try recreating that effect in model form and keep your stock on the rails...

And the ensuing "I think you'll find" comments about track being straight and level in the real world! No. 1 is particularly bumpy, as the photo shows.

 

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