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56302 passes West Thurrock working the 6V62 Tilbury
to Llanwern 20/08/14, S Chapman

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WHY WNXX BECAME A SUBSCRIPTION SITE
 
WHAT IS WNXX?
"WNXX is a news and information website for the railway enthusiast covering the current traction scene as well as providing a wealth of reference data, both historical and current regarding the 'modern era' UK locomotive fleet..."

The layout of the site is 'category' led, these category groups and content of are out-lined below...

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Changes/developments within the UK locomotive fleet are recorded in the news sections of the site. The latest news and recent news pages record the changes as they happen, usually on a day to day basis. The site's comprehensive news archives stretch back to 1999 when the site was first set up as 'End of the Line - Withdrawn & Stored Locomotives UK'.
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Friday 22/08/14

NEWS, LISTS & LOCATIONS, STATS
DBS fleet notes, next Class 68s delivery news, 73005 & 73006 to move, Teesside shunter update

FLEET STATUS REFERENCE
Database Updated - 03:37 SAT

REPORTAGE
37696 at Derby, 68002/68004 in action, Stafford, 56094 on the Sinfin Tanks, de-branded 66099 at TO, 60017 on 6V55, 33012 on the Swanage, 08892 at Hornsey, latest AGA liveried DVT 82107, 458/5s and a shed at Clapham Junction

PHOTO SET/S
One night in Preston, LU 707 South Wales Cab Preservation

TIMES
22/08/14 GBRf Special

Thursday 21/08/14

NEWS, RSL, LISTS & LOCATIONS, STATS
DBS fleet changes, Class 68s activity round up, Barrow Hill notes, 37703 running day arranged

FLEET STATUS REFERENCE
Database Updated - 14:56

REPORTAGE
68002 to/from Mountsorrel, 56103 wagons transfer, 68004 5Z55 Wolverton to Norwich, 57008 & 90011 to Crewe, RF Choppers head 7X09, 66528 at Leyland, 67003 at Longport, 60063 at North Staffs, 45231 & 37518 on the Fellsman, 31s in Liverpool Street, 33103 back at Burton

PHOTO SET/S
Doncaster 08/08/14, Chesham branch steam celebrations

TIMES
22/08/14 Belmond British Pullman
23/08/14 The Cumbrian Mountain Express
25/08/14 The Devon Belle
30/08/14 Northern Belle

Tuesday 19/08/14

NEWS, RSL, LISTS & LOCATIONS, STATS
Another UKRL Class 56 to Brush, 47701 sold, DBS fleet changes, Class 14s returned from the ELR round up

FLEET STATUS REFERENCE
Database Updated - 04:33 WED

REPORTAGE
0Z60 90002 to NC, Leicester MPD 18/08/14, Leicester MPD 19/08/14, Tilehurst pair, Doncaster views, 66703 at Spetchley, 66848 on freightliner, 1Q13 37s, 66713 at Barnaby Dunn, two Sheds at Cold Meece, 66707 at Slindon, 57316 on the Scarborough job, double 70s on 4O54, Westerfield 66s, triple sheds on 6K50, WCML Oddments 18/09/14, Class 57s on flask traffic, 56303 & 56312 on Railvac duties

Monday 18/08/14

NEWS, RSL, LISTS & LOCATIONS, STATS
DBS fleet pool changes and more 66s with DB stickers, first GB Euro 66 into GB Railfreight livery, next GB 66s and 59003 UK arrival notes, 33103 on the road

FLEET STATUS REFERENCE
Database Updated - 22:13

REPORTAGE
Mayflower on the move by road, named GB 66s at Eastleigh, 68008 on Chelsea Footex, 31465 & 31233 through Colchester, 66623 & 67003 at Swinton, the NMT on the Stoke route, 37423 and 222s again between Crewe and Derby, D4 & D1048 at Swanwick, 07010 on the Avon Valley Railway, LUL heritage special, 778 Ashover Railway celebration at Swanwick Junction

 
Author's note, August 2012
End of the Line, the site in its various guises and locations on the web - vcom, wigancrdc and eventually wnxx - between its inception in 1999 and summer 2012, when the site evolved, still forms the core of the site as it is today.

From a peak of nearly 800 locomotives in store at various locations around the UK during 2005 the total has slowly been dropping but, even by mid 2012, the locomotives in storage total was still above 350.

As a website End of the Line had gradually been evolving into a more general news site as the years progressed. After being made redundant during April 2012 it was decided that the obvious thing to do would be to restructure WNXX into a general UK traction news and data website and to go down the commercial route.

As ever, the last few lines of the message that was on the old index page still stands today in that "Your help in keeping these records up to date is required, and in many cases invaluable, so a massive 'thank you' to everyone who has contributed so far and continues to contribute to this day."

Ian Furness, website author 15/08/12

 

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