February 2013 Images:
Chiltern Railways 960014 on hire to East Midlands Trains
In connection with the planned closure of Nottingham station for refurbishment in July/August, East Midlands trains have been carrying out route learning for diversions in the form of Chiltern Railway's Bubble Car DMU 960014. 960014 is captured at Trowell trundling along the relief line with the 5Z48 Nottingham to Nottingham Eastcroft via Mansfield. 28/02/2013
66144 works the 6M73 Doncaster Yard to Toton Yard engineers
DB Schenker's EWS liveried 66144 is captured at Trowell junction powering the 6M73 Doncaster Up Yard to Toton yard engineers on the 28th February 2013.
Redundant class '60s' clustered in Toton....
DB Schenker's 60081 in the famous but now faded GWR green livery leads a line of redundant class '60s' in Toton yard on the 28th February 2013. This shot is from the A52 road bridge into Nottingham. Notice 60017 in the yard running around its coal train whilst working from Ratcliffe to Liverpool as 6F18.
GBRf Union Jack liveried 66705 works re-timed 6L76 Stud Farm to Whitemoor
With Kirby Bellars occupying the background, GBRf Union Jack liveried 66705 approaches Melton Mowbray with the slightly re-timed (after departing 68 minutes late) 6L76 Stud Farm to Whitemoor loaded stone engineering train on the 28th February 2013.
91007 and the Skyfall set works the Leeds Diagram...
East Coast's Skyfall liveried set with 91007 (91107) in charge, powers through Broad Fen Lane, Claypole whilst working the 1D18 14:35 London Kings Cross to Leeds East coast service on the 27th February 2013.
East Midlands Trains 43048 goes on hire to East Coast...
East Midlands trains 43048 on hire to East Coast is captured here at Claypole leading the 1S16 London Kings Cross to Edinburgh with 43306 on the rear on the 17th February 2013.
New Skyfall liveried set works 1E13 Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
New Skyfall liveried (following the release of the latest James Bond film) 82231 leads 91007 (91107) on the 1E13 Edinburgh to London Kings Cross at Frinkley Lane, Marston on the 17th February 2013.
Flying Scotsman 91101 heads to the Capital of Scotland with 1S18
Flying Scotsman liveried 91101 leading the 1S18 Kings Cross to Edinburgh at Claypole on the 17th February 2013.
Battle of Britain 91110 follows 91119 with a 1S17 Edinburgh service
Battle of Britain 91110 leads the 1S17 London Kings Cross to Edinburgh East coast service at Claypole on the 17th February 2013.
All Dark Blue set 91119 works 1N16 Peterborough to Newcastle
East Coast ex-GNER liveried 91119 leads an all blue rake at Claypole with the 1N16 Peterborough to Newcastle on the 17th February 2013.
WCRC Duffs work mega early Empty coaching stock back to Carnforth
West Coast Railways 47237 leads 47760 on the 5Z55 Hitchin Up Yard to Carnforth Empty coaching stock at Claypole following yesterday's St Neots to Preston the "Lancastrian" charter on the 17th February 2013.
East Coast 91107 gets renumbered and repainted into Skyfall livery
East Coast 91107 has been renumbered back to 91007 and has been repainted into Skyfall livery following the release of the latest James Bond film. Making its debut in its new livery, the train speeds through Frinkley Lane near Marston on the 16th February 2013 working as the 1Z07 08:33 Kings Cross to Edinburgh.
Network Rail 57305 and 57306 haul 977997 from Derby to Tonbridge
Network Rail 57305 and 57306 worked an 0Z57 Tonbridge to Derby RTC positioning movement before the two yellow ronnies sandwiched Network Rail coach 977997 and worked a 1Z13 12:53 Derby RTC to Tonbridge test train, captured here at East Midlands Parkway, Ratcliffe running on the main with 57305 leading on the 16th February 2013.
CF Booths Rotherham dominated by ex-DBS and DRS/HNRC reject '37s'
On the 16th February 2013, I went to CF Booths Rotherham Scrapyard. Several locos were in photographic positions. Locos in the scrapyard were 20306, 37087, 37406, 37410, 37411, 37415, 37416, 37417, 37426, 37428, 37683, 37696 and 47791. 37411 and 37683 arrived this week from Derby RTC whilst 20306, 37087 and 47791 arrived from Barrow Hill.
GBRF 66735 works 6M01 barrier move alongside the usual class '20s'
On the 14th February 2013, GBRf 66735 leads 20901, 20905, two barrier wagons, 20314 and 20096 on the 6M01 Peterborough to Derby Litchurch Lane at Loughborough.
60092 makes a rare appearance on the 6M23 Doncaster to Mountsorrel
On the 14th February 2013, DB Schenker's 60092 hauls the 6M23 Doncaster to Mountsorrel at Loughborough.
The Hullaba-Looe Pathfinder Railtour with DRS 37609, 37218 & 37608 visiting Exmouth, Moorswater and Looe on the 10th February 2013. Collection includes 60010 working a rare engineers train in South Devon.
Powerhaul Cans 86637 & 86622 are paired together on the 4M12
Freightliner Powerhaul liveried 86637 and 86622 are paired together on the 4M12 10:14 Tilbury to Crewe Basford Hall loaded freightliner at Ansty canal, north of Brinklow, Rugby on the 9th February 2013.
Shoeboxes work mega early test train on the Midland Mainline
Br Blue 73201 'Broadlands' formerly 73142 leads Two Tone Grey liveried 73107 'Redhill 1884-1994' are captured on the Midland Mainline at Ratcliffe on Soar near East Midlands Parkway on the main, top-and-tailing the 1Q50 10:00 Ferme Park to Derby RTC test train consisting of 9523, 977983, 999550 and 6261 and running almost 100 minutes early on the 9th February 2013.
DRS 47853 works Snow train from Derby to Derby via Sheffield
Former XP64 liveried 47853 'Rail Express' now owned by DRS and sporting the house colours worked light engine as 0Z26 York Parcels Sidings to Derby RTC on the 8th February 2013 to work the 6Z25 Derby RTC to Derby RTC via Ambergate, Chesterfield and Sheffield consisting of Snow wagons 7095940026 and 7095940042 before working as 0Z26 return to York Parcel Sidings (vice Crewe Gresty Bridge). After departing over an hour late, the train returns with 47853 at the helm through Duffield station running 38 minutes late.
DRS 37667 continues its journey north on 6Z37...
DRS 37667 works north through Duffield station powering the mighty 6Z37 Etruria to Doncaster Up Decoy on the 8th February 2013. The train had been looped just north of Derby for a while making the second shot here possible.
DRS Growlers work the 1Q13 York Holgate to Derby RTC Test train
DRS 37607 and 37605 top and tail a 1Q13 York Holgate to Derby RTC test train at Duffield station on the 7th February 2013. Both former Eurostar Growlers, 37605 was formerly 37507 and 37607 was formerly 37511.
DRS 37261 and 47501 sandwich Northern Belle coach 3273 on 5Z30
The backdrop consists of the five Willington Power station cooling towers the remnants of long-closed Willington Power station as DRS 37261 leads Northern Belle coach 3273 and DRS 47501 over the B5008 level crossing as the train powers away from North Staffs junction working as the 5Z30 Derby to Crewe CS on the 8th February 2013.
A wider angle shot... DRS 37261 displaying the Northern Belle head-board hauls Northern Belle coach no. 3273 sandwiched with DRS 47501 on the rear at Willington on the Uttoxeter line just west of North Staffs junction working as the 5Z30 Derby to Crewe CS on the 8th February 2013.
DRS 37667 works the 6Z37 Etruria to Doncaster Up Decoy engineers
DRS 37667 hauls the 6Z37 Etruria to Doncaster Up Decoy engineers at Willington on the Uttoxeter line nearing North Staffs junction on the 8th February 2013 running about 25 minutes early. 37409 had worked the 6Z38 Toton Up Yard to Etruria on the 5th February.
GBRF Union Jack 66705 works Whitemoor engineering train
GBRf 66705 'Golden Jubilee' works the 6L28 Carlisle Yard to Whitemoor engineers at Syston on the Melton Mowbray line on the 7th February 2013.
DB Schenker 60091 works the 6Z65 Earles Sidings to Walsall cement
DB Schenker 60091 accelerates away from Stenson junction on the approach to North Staffs junction running just over half an hour late powering the 6Z65 Earles Sidings (Hope) to Walsall freight terminal cement train on the 7th February 2013.
DRS 37409 works engineers from Toton Up Sidings to Etruria
DRS 37409 'Lord Hinton' hauls the 6Z38 Toton Up sidings to Etruria engineers at Willington just west of North Staffs junction on the 5th February 2013. The Growler had worked light engine from Crewe Gresty Bridge to Toton Up sidings as 0Z37 the morning via Rugeley and Burton on Trent.
Stratford 47 Group's 47580 goes on hire to DCR to haul stock to Dereham
Stratford 47 Group's 47580 sporting Br Blue livery with the Union Jack flag, looks stunning as she powers through Claypole (south of Newark) working the 5Z47 Wolsingham to Dereham (DCR operated) consisting of 3521, 5866, 5906, 5960, 6059, 6168 and 9497 on the 5th February 2013. The Heritage class '47' will star alongside 47596, 47579, 37003 and 31235 at the Stratford Depot event on the Mid-Norfolk Railway (link) this coming weekend.
Colas Rail hire in 47818 from DRS to work the Boston Steel!
With 47727 working a 6Z36 Llanwern to Long Marston consisting of 37 VTG JSA wagons for storage, 47739 on an exam and with the use of 47749 currently restricted, corresponding with the unavailable 56302 and 56087 (both on exams) and 56094 on timber duties, Colas Rail opted to hire in 47818 from Direct Rail Services to work the afternoon's 6E07 Washwood Heath to Boston Docks and 6M08 steel train. A DRS '47' makes a rare appearance on the train at Chellaston (east of Stenson junction) running roughly 30 minutes late with 6E07 on the 4th February 2013.
DB Schenker 60020 hauls loaded Freightliner Heavy Haul Box Wagons
DB Schenker's 60020 - the most recent tug released into traffic following extensive overhaul and refurbishment (60039 to follow very soon after several test-runs) is captured approaching the level crossing at East Goscote on the Melton Mowbray line whilst working the usually class '66' dominated 6E14 Whitemoor Yard to Aldwarke consisting of loaded Freightliner heavy haul green boxes on the 4th February 2013. The loco would work light to Toton before returning to Whitemoor predictably on the 6L15 Toton to Whitemoor engineers and 6M15 return.
Colas Rail 56094 works the 6J37 Carlisle Yard to Chirk logs at Red Bank
Colas Rail 56094 hauling the 6J37 Carlisle yard to Chirk loaded logs cruises through Red Bank south of Newton le Willows on the approach to Winwick junction on the 2nd February 2013. The train had been looped at Carnforth and was running bang on time when this shot was captured.
Colas Rail 56094 works the 6J37 Carlisle Yard to Chirk logs at Grayrigg
Colas Rail 56094 rounds the curve at Grayrigg near Docker whilst powering the mighty 6J37 12:40 Carlisle Yard to Chirk loaded timber wagons on the 2nd February 2013. The Grid had been held in Eden Valley and Shap loops which gave the opportunity for a second shot.
Colas Rail 56094 works the 6J37 Carlisle Yard to Chirk logs at Lowhouse
Under an increasingly threatening sky, Colas Rail 56094 passes through Lowhouse near Plumpton working the 6J37 Carlisle yard to Chirk loaded timber on the 2nd February 2013. The timber train had departed its origin 21 minutes late but was making up good time as it was approached Penrith.
86259 works the Cumbrian Mountain Express as far as Carnforth
Looking stunning and immaculate in Br Blue, 86259 Les Ross (the most regularly used preserved electric loco in the country) hauls the 1Z86 London Euston to Carnforth Cumbrian Mountain Express charter at Red Bank north of Warrington (as far as Carnforth loop where Steam locomotive 60009 Union of South Africa would take the train forward) on the 2nd February 2013. For more information on the history and future outings of E3137/86259 and the recent publication of a fabulous book titled 'Together in Electric Dreams' then please visit: http://86259lesross.com/index.htm
37402 and 37405 finally escape Barrow Hill in anticipated return to traffic
DRS 20308 and 20312 sandwich DRS 37402 and DRS 37405 (both of which have received extensive overhauls and repaints at Barrow Hill depot) on the 0Z57 Barrow Hill to Crewe Gresty Bridge at Stenson junction on the approach to North Staffs junction on the 1st February 2013. 37402 and 37405 both former DB Schenker locos are set to be reinstated shortly after final checks and tests at Crewe Gresty Bridge. Unfortunately the future for 37401 and 37411 remains uncertain with 37422 presumably being readied at Kingmoor for a return to traffic. 37406/410/416/417/426/427 have all been sent to CF Booths Rotherham for scrapping.
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