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On 30/12/2021 at 15:31, Trev218 said:

Great stuff, love that whole station area...my next layout will definitely be based more on a location rather than making it up as I go along!

 

Many thanks Trev, glad you like it. I created a few layouts in the past myself before finally settling on this one. 

 

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Well finally gave Shrewford it's first session of the year, Happy New Year to everyone :) 

47436 arrives at Platform 4 with the slightly delayed 1300 InterCity from London Euston to terminate here, delayed due to a signalling fault at Wolverhampton

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A Class 108 DMU is at Platform 6 & will form the 1330 Heart Of Wales service to Swansea

 

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47436 has just run around it's coaching stock at Platform 4 & is waiting the Calling on signal to reverse onto it's train

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& after reversal, is coupled to the other end of the train in readiness for it's departure at 1325

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At 1319, Sprinter 150128 arrives at Platform 7b with a local service from Crewe & terminating here. It will then shunt to the holding sidings to be cleaned & watered ready to form the 1405 to Chester via Crewe

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At 1325, 47436 then clags its way out of Platform 4 with the Euston which it will take as far as Wolverhampton where it will be replaced by a Class 86/87

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Cheers for now,

Mark

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Afternoon Everyone,

Todays football special (Circa 1987) from Aston is given the road into Platform 3 to deposit it's fans who are playing Shrewford Town, hauled by 47403 'The Geordie'

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The train comes to a stand, while on the adjacent Platform 4, 47096 waits to move off with the Empty Coaching stock off the InterCity from London Euston

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& finally a shot from Shrewford No1 Box showing the occupied Platforms, just peeping out at Platform 6 is a 150/2 Sprinter on the Newport stopping service

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Cheers for now,

Mark

 

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Well some freight action is captured at Shrewford this morning...

47018 appears on the Margam to Mossend steel train & is routed onto the centre road (up & down goods)

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This train will wait on a crew change & will depart in about half an hour

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Ticking over at Platform 5 is a Network SouthEast Met Cam DMU on loan to Tyseley & is on the 1155 service to Derby via Birmingham New Street

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Next 31319 (my latest acquisition & a really lovely loco) arrives at Platform 7 on the Stanlow to Albion oil train

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Then waits at the signal for the route to be set for the Wellington line

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Finally a GMPTE branded 108 DMU is seen making it's departure from Platform 4b with the 1205 local service to Crewe

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Cheers for now,

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Hi Everyone,

So we rewind to February 1986, & shiny new Class 150/1 Sprinter's are seen on test from Derby Etches Park. Seen on the centre road & then making it's departure for a run to Machynlleth, then to Aberystwyth is 150135

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These will replace the First generation sets on all Cambrian line services & some services towards Chester, Crewe & Wolverhampton.

These are actually my all new 150/1's which will replace the one's I had repainted years ago which I will be selling off. I will be renumbering 3 of them & also painting the interior to reflect the red/blue stripy seats that the 150's had when new, they definitely weren't grey. Something to do on my next early shifts.

Its been an expensive month as I have also acquired some Mark 2a's in Regional Railways livery which I will rebrand 'Transpennine' as these were often in some of the Holyhead-Cardiff formations, the lower grey band not being totally correct for the Transpennine livery but for me in N gauge, it'll do...

Lots to do,

Cheers for now,
Mark

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Finally got my Sprinter fleet sorted for Shrewford with the new Provincial liveried Class 150/1s arriving. After hard saving plus selling the repainted ones I had done some years ago.
I've renumbered most & repainted the interiors to reflect the red stripey seats they originally had years ago. I did think about adding the black/blue stripes, but for how tiny they are & for what you can see through the windows, i didn't feel it was worth it, but the grey moulded plastic seat look has gone...

Here's some pics, from right to left, 150103, 150117, 150127, 150135, 150148, 150269 & finally 150247
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Finally a look at the interiors with the body shells back in place

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Cheers for now,

Mark

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Some pictures of Shrewford taken last tuesday (Circa 1987 ;))

 

So first approaching Platform 6 is a Cardiff Class 101 with a 121 DMU combo arriving with the 1215 Terminating service from Cardiff

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Next the 1222 'The Welshman/Y Cymro' to Cardiff (Ex Holyhead) approaches Platform 7 behind 47535

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then makes it's departure

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The 1225 to Chester via Wrexham departs Platform 4b formed of a 150/2 Sprinter

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Next Sprinter 150135 departs Platform 5 with an ECS for the holding sidings having arrived at 1208 from Nottingham. It will be cleaned & watered ready for to work the 1355 to Birmingham New Street later

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& is then seen making its manoeuvre into the holding sidings to come to a rest in front of a Railfreight Class 47

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The 1300 InterCity arrival from London Euston to Shrewford approaches it's destination hauled by 50040 due to the unavailability of the usual 47, a treat for hoover fans. The 50 having come off a Paddington - Wolverhampton service...

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The 50 is then seen whilst being uncoupled to run round the stock, which will form the 1325 to London Euston
which it will take as far as Wolverhampton

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Cheers for now,

Mark

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Later, 47436 has arrived with the 1741 to Cardiff (Ex Bangor). This train is formed of a Transpennine rake. The coaches having come off a Scarborough - North Wales service...

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So now it's the light nights, it's possible to picture 1J11 the 1847 from Shrewford to Aberystwyth (ex London Euston) 'The 'down' Cambrian Coast Express'

So last night, 37426 'Y Lein Fach/Vale Of Rheidol' is being prepped & fired up in the holding siding to take over the train once the First Class & Buffet car have been detached from the rake

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47550 'University Of Dundee' had the honours of bringing in the full InterCity rake including Buffet car & First Class accommodation from Wolverhampton & is seen making it's approach to Platform 4

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Once the train has come to a stand, 47550 is quickly uncoupled to run round the stock to couple to the other end & take the BG, First Class Coaches & Buffet back to Oxley sidings, Wolverhampton, these did not run through to Aber on this train..

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Next, banger Blue 47096 arrives at Platform 7 on the 1838 Inter-Regional service from Liverpool to Portsmouth Harbour via Newport (Gwent)

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Next 47550 departs Platform 4 with the BG, First Class & Buffet heading back to Wolverhampton

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47096 departs for the Marches line, passing 37426 which has just got the calling on signal to back onto it's train at Platform 4

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The loco is then seen being coupled up

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Next a 5 car DMU formation arrives at 1840 with a peak time terminating service from Birmingham New street, routed into Platform 5, half the unit will stable overnight, the other half will return as the 1852 to Nottingham

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A Birdseye view of the busy station this hour...

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37426 then growls out of platform 4 having been given the road

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Next stop Welshpool, then onto the coast...

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Cheers for now,

Mark

 

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Well as I've had some time to kill before going on the real train this afternoon for some beers out with my mate, I've ran some trains at Shrewford

At Platform 4b having it's doors slammed shut ready for departure is a GMPTE branded Class 108 DMU on the 1205 local service to Crewe

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Shortly after, Railfreight 47018 arrives at Platform 6 with some vans & a TPO from Rugby

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Next a Class 20 being todays station pilot, couples onto the vans ready to shunt them out where they will stable for the afternoon in the disused Platform 1 which is now just a stabling siding

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The 1208 Sprinter from Nottingham approaches Platform 4a to terminate

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Just behind the Sprinter at Platform 4a, a Class 101 DMU has arrived at Platform 4b with the 1212 arrival from Chester to terminate.

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Next, the 20 is seen clearing the vans from platform 6 as the 1225 Aberystwyth to Wolverhampton Sprinter is due into this Platform shortly

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The 20 & the vans are then seen reversing into platform 1

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Cheers for now,

Mark

 

 

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Evening Everyone,

The summer timetable has kicked in at Shrewford. This evenings 1643 from Birmingham New Street approaches Platform 5 going forward as the 1705 to Aberystwyth formed of a strengthened 3 car Class 150/1 with it's 150/2 acting as it's centre car

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Ticking over on a trip working from Shrewford North Yard to Bescot, 47018 waits on the centre road

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A Class 33 then makes an appearance on the 1659 to Manchester Piccadilly (ex Cardiff) & approaches Platform 4

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Next having got the road from Shrewford North Yard into Platform 7, 47550 'University Of Dundee' brings in its train of Mark 3 stock to form the 1721 Shrewford to London Euston

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Once this train came to a stand, the 1705 Sprinter to Aberystwyth revs up & makes it's departure from Platform 5

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Cheers for now,

Mark

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Some great pictures and busy times at Shrewford.  
Do you have any idea what the formation was for the Marches Line TPO which ran from Newport to Shrewsbury etc Circa 1990?

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On 18/05/2022 at 09:43, Melangoose said:

Some great pictures and busy times at Shrewford.  
Do you have any idea what the formation was for the Marches Line TPO which ran from Newport to Shrewsbury etc Circa 1990?

 

Hi Nigel, 

 

Many thanks. To be honest I haven't a clue, the passenger stuff I had a mate who I worked with (Who's now retired) who let me copy his old BR timetables from 86 till 89 for what I've botched together for Shrewford.

 

Regarding the TPO though I really don't know, I run mine at random. Sure someone on the forum might be able to help with that..

 

Cheers,

Mark

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Afternoon Everyone,

So the first 'Summer Saturday' of the season, 1987 style kicks in. Banger Blue 37254 & Large logo 37429 'Eisteddfod Genedleithol' are ticking over on the centre road waiting to take over the 1055 'The Snowdonian' to Pwllheli, ex London Euston.

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The train then arrives behind 47535 'University Of Leicester' which has hauled it from WolverhamptonIMG_20220521_135739_8.jpg.1968a82da0a9a632ee3c23b369f98e79.jpg

 

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After the 47 is uncoupled & then waits at the signal at the south end of Platform 3, the 2 37's are coupled to the other end of the train ready to take it forward

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Then after a quick break test, the 37's growl out of Platform 4, next stop Welshpool

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Cheers for now,

Mark

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Hi Everyone,

I do love a summer Saturday!

From this morning, we see the 1018 DMU lash up to Llandudno approach Platform 4 (Ex Birmingham New St)
formed of 2 x 108's & a 101 trailing

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Then we come to this afternoon, the 1110 Aberystwyth to London Euston, due off Shrewford at 1325 approaches the station behind Railfreight 37506. This train was mainly in the hands of Railfreight 37's & the InterCity Mark 1 set. The 37 is then uncoupled for a Newtwork SouthEast Class 47 to couple to the other end for reversal. The 47 will haul it as far as Wolverhampton where a Class 86 Electric will take over

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Cheers for now,
Mark

 

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