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60091 at Kings Sutton 16/09/14 with a northbound automotive train.
A Picton

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Sunday September 21, 2014 21:50
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Sunday 21/09/14

NEWS, RSL, LISTS & LOCATIONS, STATS
DBS fleet changes, 59003 & 68015 update.

FLEET STATUS REFERENCE
Database Updated - 21:35

PHOTO FEATURE/S
37250 & 37682 Wensleydale Railway 20/09/14, Epping Ongar Railway 20/09/14

PHOTO SET/S
Clitheroe Cement open day 20/09/14, 37219 at Barry 19/09/14, Bardon Hill 18/09/14

REPORTAGE
33012 on Eastleigh heritage units transfer, Choppers on 7X23, 37402 & 37688 on Derby test train, 66618 crossing the Trent, 70806 through Wandsworth Road, 31105 in Devon, Colas trio at Eastleigh, stickers on 390155, 45133 on the MNR, three 47/8s

Friday 19/09/14

NEWS, RSL, LISTS & LOCATIONS, STATS
60021 on coal & Barry training underway, DBS fleet changes, Class 09 and Class 73 on the move by road, 59003 update.

FLEET STATUS REFERENCE
Database Updated - 20:06

PHOTO FEATURE/S
Hungary 08/09/14-12/09/14

PHOTO SET/S
73134 Burton 18/09/14

REPORTAGE
60065 & 67017 on the Natterjack tour to Southport, 68013 on 5Z68, 68002 on RHTT sets transfer, 68007 on training run, Ryecroft Junction, Bescot demic 08s, 37s on flasks at Lockerbie, 60035 on coal, WCRC Class 47s/57s, mainline steam 13/09/14-15/09/14, FL engineers at Kidsgrove, Sprinter tour to the ESR, Northern Belle, Essex Coast Thumper,

PAINT & PLATES
60024

Wednesday 17/09/14

NEWS, RSL, LISTS & LOCATIONS, STATS
60021 on test again, DBS fleet changes/WSSC round up, 31466 50044 & D1015 on the move.

FLEET STATUS REFERENCE
Database Updated - 05:21 THU

PHOTO SET/S
56312 D1015 & 50044 0Z52 Derby to Washwood Heath 17/09/14, 68103 68009 0Z68 Crewe to Norwich 17/09/14.

REPORTAGE
73961 on tests at Loughborough, 73134 ready to leave Burton, 60021 Toton/Peak Forest, Colas 37s, 31s and a 70 on RHTT at Cossington, 66174 & 66053 at Burton, 66732 with a mini 6K50, 6M01 via Moira, Eastleigh on the 12th, new CAF trams on the 5th.

PAINT & PLATES
03134 57303

TIMES
20/09/14 The Welsh Marches
20/09/14 The Cathedrals Express
20/09/14 The Cheshireman
20/09/14 Settle, Carlisle & Cumbrian Coast
20/09/14 The Yorkshire Coast Statesman
20/09/14 Hereford/Bath Spa (Northern Belle?)
20/09/14 The Cornish Explorer
20/09/14 A Ticket to Ryde
21/09/14 The Royal Duchy
21/09/14 The Torbay Express

Tuesday 16/09/14

NEWS
DB stickers on first Class 60, next Class 68 delivery notes, GCR Class 73 testing, Colas 37s to S Wales, Derby notes, 57305 snippet, 45132 on the move.

FLEET STATUS REFERENCE
Database Updated - 03:58 WED

PHOTO SET/S
Leeds Midland road 13/09/14

REPORTAGE
37219 & 37175 0Z37 to CF, Kingmoor 68s, Esk Bridge 66s, 68002 on York, 68008 AAR socket details, Alizay Class 58s, Alizay ECR Class 66s/Class 77s, 59003 in the '80s, Doncaster Decoy view, 66419 at Burton, 20311 & 20905 formation note, 6M96 20s, 66722 on unit transfer, 66754 visits Ipswich.

 
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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