The “phots”, January 15th , featuring 1985 - 2011 

Many thanks your contributions, most welcome!

Aylesbury Coal Depot, 160285 thanks to Trev Rolfe

160285D2324r.jpg Looking well looked after, the rarely featured 04 D2324 at Aylesbury Coal Concentration depot, North of Aylesbury Town. The 04 survives in preservation.

Swindon Works, 041185 thanks to Mark Beal

04118540154r.jpg “Blea Moor no more”, a moody view of 40154 being cut at Swindon Works

Bypass bridge, 030501

0305018641543ewr.jpg The red cans were a regular sight in 2001 and beyond, 86415 at by pass bridge with the 1543 Euston - Wolves, 030501

M.Keynes, 100910 thanks to Andrew Chambers

10091087002mkr.jpg As featured in our 2010 CD review of the year, the top working was possibly 87002 as seen here at M.Keynes with rail Blues Watford-Edinburgh railtour, 100910

M.Keynes, 071111 thanks to “PB”

07111190045r.jpg 90045 looks a bit out of place at a grey Keynes with the 1230 Birmingham - Euston. The 90 hasn’t done much this past week.

Barmouth, 080111 thanks to “PB”

0801201167030r.jpg The sun always shines in West Wales!, 67030 after running round prior to working the return UK Railtour to Euston. 67021 was on the back and was attached to the front at Machynlleth for “radio reasons”

Stonehenge LBNGR, 090111                                 

09011146r.jpg A frosty scene down at the “Henge”, 46 prior to working an engineers train later that morning

Romford, 110111 thanks to “Red Cow”

110111321415r.jpg 321415 only worked on LM for a few days in 2011, she is now on loan to NE-East Anglia and is seen here on the 1742 Romford-Upminster

Bradwell, 130111 thanks to Andrew Chambers

13011170008r.jpg First local visit? 70008 thrashes South through Bradwell on 4L97

Continental Corner, Limerick, Eire

2511940391020ballylimr.jpg Once an everyday sight at Limerick’s blocks, but by this time it was rare, A Class 039 after working the 1020 ex Ballybrophy, 251194

Local 321 gen

321411/413 are off lease. 321415 is on hire to NXEA (see phot above) 321411 may return when 415 goes to Doncaster Works, when 415 is off lease to LM. The magnificent “seven” no more, also Silverlink livery is extinct on local units.

The week that was plus archive snippet

Sunday 9 January

57309 5A16 Oxley-Euston with 390045

 Monday 10 January

90045 Euston-Birminghams

66161 5Z70 Wolverton-Lovers Walk with 442414

86604/612 4M54 Tilbury-Crewe

37601/259 Dungeness flasks

70001 4L92 Ditton-Felixstowe

70007 4M93 Felixstowe-Lawley St

 Tuesday 11 January

86632/610 4L75 Crewe-Felixstowe

66401 5D77 Willesden-Derby barrier vans

86604/612 4M54 Tilbury-Crewe

66161 5Z67 Stewarts Lane-Wolverton with 442408

86501 4M81 Felixstowe-Ditton

37688/37510 0Z37 Crewe-Willesden

20303/309 Sizewell flasks

70001 4M45 Felixstowe-Ditton & 4L92 Ditton-Felixstowe

70007 4L69 Lawley St-Felixstowe & 4M93 Felixstowe-Lawley St

 Wednesday 12 January

86604/86612/86621 4M54 Tilbury-Crewe

86501 4M81 Felistowe-Ditton

66845 0Z66 Rugby-Ripple Lane

37601/259 Dungeness flasks

70001 4M45 Felixstowe-Ditton & 4L92 Ditton-Felixstowe

70007 4L69 Lawley St-Felixstowe & 4M93 Felixstowe-Lawley St

 Thursday 13 January

70008 4L97 Trafford Park-Felixstowe and 4S88 return to Crewe

86639/37 4M54 Tilbury-Crewe

86501 4M88 Felixstowe-Crewe

20303/309 Sizewell flasks

70001 4M45 Felixstowe-Ditton & 4L92 Ditton-Felixstowe

70007 4L69 Lawley St-Felixstowe & 4M93 Felixstowe-Lawley St

 Friday 14 January

90045 Euston-Birminghams (set failed prior to 1G27 1433 ex Etn)

37611/603 Dungeness flasks

70001 4M45 Felixstowe-Ditton & 4L92 Ditton-Felixstowe

70007 4L69 Lawley St-Felixstowe & 4M93 Felixstowe-Lawley St

 Saturday 15 January

67021 6Z05 Wolverton-Wembley with 465022 for Stewarts Lane

67012  1115 Wrexham - Marylebone (via WCML)

70001 4M45 Felixstowe-Ditton

70007 4L69 Lawley St-Felixstowe & 4Z87 Ipswich-Basford Hall (with 66542)

70008 4L77 Lawley St Felixstowe

 Archive snippet - Saturday 17th January 1987

Marylebone set 51652/59744/59747/51673/51669/59731/59675/51877 worked the “Chiltern Chariot” tour with a trip down the Luton - Dunstable branch the highlight for many aboard, the first passenger train down the branch for many years. A tour report to follow soon.

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