20303 with 20302 20305 20308 & 20309 passing through
Rotherham 08/12/15, 0Z20 from York Works to Barrow Hill
Following on from storage of the remaining DRS Class 20s yesterday,
47828 at Crewe Gresty Bridge has also been stored XHSS which leaves
DRS with just one Class 47 on the books. 47790 (XHAC) is currently
Running as 0Z20, 20303 hauled 20302 20305 20308 & 20309 (all XHSS)
from York Works to Barrow Hill this afternoon.
37682 in bits...
The stripped out shell of 37682 (XHSS) on accommodation bogies has
been observed parked up at RVEL, Derby.
27059 to Barrow Hill...
Having sat on a trailer at Heanor, Langley Mill since its failed
attempt to get to Leicester mid November 27059 (UKRS) has now been
transported to Barrow Hill. There is a *likelihood* that the plan is
now to transfer 27059 to Leicester by rail from Barrow Hill when
58016 (UKRS) is moved to Leicester.
The cabs from 86247 have
been delivered to the South Wales Loco Cab Preservation
Group at their yard in Bridgend. The group now own
thirteen locomotive cabs. "Some are in a very poor state
but are being stored pending attention. The cabs have to
be purchased as and when they become available.
Facilities are being set up in the yard in preparation
for continuing the renovation process. The long term aim
is to open a railway interest centre in South Wales
which will include the collection of cabs."
The two preserved cabs from 86247 at Bridgend 07/12/15
Several views of
the cabs from recently scrapped 86247 on
delivery to the South Wales Loco Cab
Preservation Group at Bridgend on the 7th. Other
locomotive cabs visible in this collection
include the cabs from 25305 45128 45140 47767
47973 50037 & 55021.
R Benyon (6
25305 45128 & 45140 at Bridgend 07/12/15
37219 & 37175 visit
Bradford with 1Q05, two Tugs amongst the Class 66s at
37219 37175 1Q05
37219 & 37175
worked the 1Q05 Derby to Doncaster via Bradford
test train on the 7th.
D Senior & S
Titchmarsh (5 pictures)
"A few views
from Peak Forest on the 4th, went up hoping to
get the 6H22 Tunstead to Briggs with a Class 60
working it as its going over to Freightliner
shortly along with a few other services. 60065
and 60066 were working."
J Gavin (6
DRS Class 37s & GA Class
90 on Crown Point
DRS Class 37s on
weekend maintenance and several GA Class 90s 'on
shed' on the 6th.
T Blount (6
Arlington's 07007 at Eastleigh, Pullman's 08499 at
08499 & 150257 as viewed from a passing train at Cardiff
Canton 04/12/15, M Turner
07007 undergoing maintenance at Eastleigh Works
700106 on test at Cricklewood, 170208 to Loughborough,
"Open wide gangway with no middle cabs, essentially two
six car units back to back but in fixed formation, the
3rd rail collector shoe can just be made out on left
wheelset, undergoing tests on the overhead line on the
northern parts of the Thameslink route, fixed twelve car
set 700106 at Cricklewood North sidings 05/12/15" R
Nottingham Eastcroft 05/12/15 - an overview of the
DMU stabling servicing point with 153385 alongside then
153385 being passed by Skegness bound 153302, G Gough
170208 'off route' passing Werrington Junction
05/12/15, 5Z70 from Norwich Crown Point to Brush
Traction at Loughborough, A Wright
Ex EC buffet with EMT, ex
VT stock on Burton
"Former East Coast
Trailer Kitchen Buffet 40805 formed up in an East
Midlands HST set (43059 on the front) at Derby 05/12/15"
Former VT stock on
Wetmore - 6041 & 5910 viewable at Burton 04/12/15
Santa specials on the Avon Valley Railway
Two views of
the "Avon Valley Railway's Santa Specials on the 5th
with 31101 top and tailing with 0-6-0 saddle tank 15
15 & 31101
Avon Valley Railway 05/12/15
47596 & 45133 working the
Lapland Express on the MNR
Mid Norfolk Railway 05/12/15-06/12/15
The 2015 season
Santa Specials on the Mid Norfolk Railway
started running on the 5th. Powered top and tail
by 47596 and 45133 the 'Lapland Express' was
photographed at Kimberly on the 5th, at Thruxton
and then Crownthorpe on the 6th.
Andy M (6
Santa specials on the Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway
75254 & 19 at Bo'ness and running at Birkhill, with
Santa in attendance 05/12/15, M Rivett
Produced with the full co-operation of Network Rail, this
latest Locomaster DVD details the operation of the ten
signal boxes between Scunthorpe and Cleethorpes that are due
to close shortly before Christmas. The boxes along the
60-mile route are - Appleby, Elsham, Wrawby Junction,
Brocklesby Junction, Ulceby, Roxton, Stallingborough
(including the original box with the gate wheel and
semaphores), Marsh Junction and Pasture Street. And there's
a few more for good measure - Immingham Reception (the last
electrically-powered box with slide levers), Immingham West
and the original box at Immingham East which closed in 2012.
There's also a quick look at the little-used Grimsby Light
In this documentary you will see inside each and
every box in the area. In the manual boxes, the Signallers
are seen working the levers and block instruments in much
the same way as more than a century ago in Victorian times.
At the more complex boxes such as Barnetby East and Wrawby
the Signallers explain the local layout and signalling
operation. There are also plenty of unique and previously
unseen views of the numerous passing passenger and freight
trains that are usually only seen by the signalling staff.
If you have ever stood on Barnetby station and wondered how
Barnetby and Wrawby Junction signal boxes operate, then
wonder no more. It's all in this DVD!
Big Freight 14 & Diesel Hauled
Passenger Trains - The story of 2015
Big Freight 14
No.14 in the highly-acclaimed and best-selling Big Freight
series was launched at the Warley show on 28th November.
Produced in conjunction with Freightmaster – the National
Railfreight Timetable – this brand new action-packed
programme features another superb feast of freight trains,
filmed countrywide during 2014/2015.
Includes: Barnetby - In an extended feature, footage from
summer and autumn looks at the coal, steel, iron ore, stone
and oil trains hauled by various DBS, Freightliner, Colas
and GBRf Class 60s and 66s plus a Colas Class 70; a look at
the freight-only Leicester-Burton Line with numerous GBRf
Class 66 hauled stone trains; a look at the freight scene in
Scotland from 2015 with Class 68s and Colas 56s; a visit to
Peak Forest and Great Rocks Junction; an extended feature on
the Rail Head Treatment Trains for 2015 including DRS Class
20s, Network Rail Class 37s (97s), Colas Class 47s and GBRf
Class 73s; plus: 60087 and 70805 on the Carlisle - Chirk
logs; Northern Belle liveried 57305+57312 on the Valley
flasks and much more.
Diesel Hauled Passenger Trains
- The story of 2015
The recent revival in loco-hauled passenger trains reached
new heights in 2015 with the introduction of the brand new
Class 68s and the return of an old favourite, the Class 37s.
To celebrate this remarkable turnaround, the Diesel Hauled
Passenger Trains series is back with a brand new release -
The Story of 2015.
Includes: Footage from Cumbria, Marylebone and the
Chilterns, Class 67s working from Holyhead; the short top
and tail Class 37 hauled set working off Norwich; DRS Class
68s on Fife Circle workings; various 57s and 67s on the
sleeper services out of Paddington and in Scotland; 55022 on
the Royal Scotsman; electric hauled sleeper trains with
86101, 87002 and various Class 90s and 92s on the Caledonian
The Class 37 Locomotive Group's
new book, the Syphon Salute, 50 Years of Class 37s
The Group wish to make it clear "that if you buy the
book directly from the Group's shop (link below) 100% of
the profit from the purchase goes towards the up keep
and restoration of the Groups locomotive - 37003 at the
Mid Norfolk Railway. The Group is a non profitable
charity. If anyone buys the book from Strathwood, only a
very small percentage of the proceeds from the book goes
towards the Group."
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