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69009 passing South Kenton 20/05/24 running light as 0Z56 from Wembley Yard to Leicester LIP, after taking 73119 to Wembley from Kidderminster, the Class 73 on its way back to Tonbridge
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Saturday May 25, 2024 08:42
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Friday 24/05/24

PUBLICATION TIME/S - 08:35 (Sat)

NEWS
STOCK CHANGES, LISTS/LOCATIONS, STATS
DRS Class 37s sales amendment, Europhoenix forms its Rail Leasing division, another DB red Class 66 from Toton, two named in Scotland, final returned Euroshed returns to the mainline, planned moves/testing 28th/29th round up

FLEET STATUS REFERENCE
Database Updated - 08:01 (Sat)

JOURNAL
PHOTO NEWS - 92028 with CS stock returning to London after its lay-over in Carlisle, 66756 & 66701 hitching a ride to Tyne with 69003 on 6N71, 97302 taking kit to Machynlleth, 69005 powering 6E88 through Turves

REPORTAGE
DB6 V STANDARD - Double Class 66s on 6B41 and 6E54, WBHT allocated but standard 66183 working 4E24, 66652 working 6M88
STOCK CONTROL - 57303 taking Class 379s to Worksop, 70000 & 47805 taking tour stock to Southall, 57306 taking 360113 to Kettering, 37884 taking 730224 to Long Marston
STEAM ON THE MAIN - The Scotsman returning to York after tyre turning at Toton

PORTFOLIO
Images from between May 13th and May 19th 2024

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56103 & 56098 paused in Westbury with 6Z60 from Willesden DC Rail Sidings to Merehead

Thursday 23/05/24

PUBLICATION TIME/S - 06:40 13:50 (Fri)

NEWS
MP37s sale problem mooted, TPEX Class 68s notes/fleet survey, 93001 tests notes

FLEET STATUS REFERENCE
Database Updated - 13:46 (Fri)

JOURNAL
PHOTO NEWS - 69006 & 69008 working 6E86 to Monk Bretton, 73967 light engine to Eastleigh, 60082 in store at Crewe, 50008 light to Kidderminster, 66704 & 66794 in Dartford as a diverted 0Z67 working to Tonbridge, Clifton Bridge HST

REPORTAGE
SUMMER IN CUMBRIA - Overnight WCML services thrown into chaos due to flooding at Caldew Junction, 47826 route proving on the Tyne Valley
STOCK CONTROL - 68024 taking an unbranded Mk5 set to Long Marston, GWR Class 57s on 5A50 to Reading TCD
TOURING - 60007 & 47810 to Carlisle with the Settle & Carlisle Fellsman, 47828 & 47712 taking the Cornish Riviera Statesman to Penzance, 47812 & 57601 on the Northern Belle running between Manchester Victoria and London Victoria, 67024 & 67021 taking the Belmond Pullman to Oxford

PORTFOLIO
Images from between May 13th and May 17th 2024

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70809 passing through Kirkby Stephen with the 6E41 Land Recovery working from Carlisle New Yard to Dewsbury

Wednesday 22/05/24

PUBLICATION TIME/S - 21:15

NEWS
Paths in for traction transfers between Crewe, Barrow Hill and Worksop, BB Choppers into service

JOURNAL
PHOTO NEWS - Grosmont bound 31128 turns back in Derby, 56096 on the Preston/Haverton tanks, 37405 taking a crane to Guide Bridge

REPORTAGE
PREPARATIONS - Further runs between Kings Norton and Nuneaton with 20905 & 20901, 37508 & 37418 on two runs out from/back to Derby - visiting Doncaster, Lincoln and Crewe
STOCK CONTROL - 57306 moving pairs of Class 379s between Worksop and Hornsey, 68030 taking TP10 to Long Marston, 69011 taking 701005 to Long Marston, 69009 taking 720142 to Willesden, 37884 taking 730024 to Willesden, 37409 returning to Crewe with stock from the SVR, 166212 runs to Wolverton
STONE, NUCLEAR, FUEL & SAND - 56103 & 56098 on the Willesden/Merehead stone run, 68006 & 68007 on the Crewe/Sizewell flask diagram, 60026 on the Rylstone/Hull Dairycoates aggregates workings, 56113 on the Sinfin/Grangemouth aviation fuel run, 69005 on the Middleton Towers/Goole/Peterborough/March circuit
GARDENING - 66719 & 66757 in Wales operating the 3Q98 weed management diagram, 66761 & 66727 on the S&C with the 3Q99 weed management diagram
STEAM ON THE MAIN - Four locomotives and support coach moves, Britannia on test from Crewe

PORTFOLIO
Images from between May 7th and May 18th 2024

VIEW
69011 between stock movements at Headstone Lane and in Derby

 

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