Time Travel: June 1993

Into the DeLorean (actually its a converted class 37) now and get it up to 88 mph and watch the coloured time streams flash past our heads as we arrive in June 1993 in Scotland.

Okay a bit of retro spotting now. Back in 1993 we flew to Inverness (first time for the wife on a plane).

17th June 1993:

08754 shunted in to Inverness station to move a set of Intercity sleeper stock out. This was then followed out by 37170 (Dutch livery) and 37167 (Railfreight coal Subsector) pushing 632(?) NHA(?)

Stabled (visible) that morning at Inverness were:
26035 (Dutch livery), 26003 (Dutch livery), 37087 (Dutch Livery with black numbers), 37184 (Dutch Livery),

37428 ‘David Lloyd George’ (Railfreight Petrolium Subsector) left with a rake of six MKII Scotrail livery coaches heading south on the Inverness to Glasgow Queen Street.

18th June 1993:
37071 (Dutch livery) and 37248 ‘David Lloyd George’ (Railfreight Petrolium Subsector) were at the head of Inverness to Glasgow Queen Street. We boarded it and travelled to Aviemore to the Strathspey Railway to Boat of Garten (Our trip on this will appear when I get a chance on a Preserved Railways thread).

Later that day 37274 (Dutch livery) took us back from Aviemore to Inverness. On arriving there 37683 was there in Intercity livery.

21st June 1993:
We planned to go to Kyle of Lochalsh for the day but as we left Inverness behind 37087 the camcorder we had suddenly stopped working. No power!!! Rather than go all the way to Kyle we decided to jump off at Muir Of Ord and instead visit the Glen Ord Distillery. After a good tour and a free dram we headed back to the station. Strangely whilst sat on the station I retried the camcorder and it sprung to life !!!! I heard a two tone horn and saw this heading towards us (Click for video).
Muir Of Ord 1993

37232 (Dutch Livery) and Saloon DM45020 in Scotrail livery. DM45020 was General Manager’s Saloon and Inspection Saloon (formerly a MOD Escort Vehicle) and today (2017) is in EWS livery. The Gods were looking after us !

Shortly after 156477 took us back to Inverness.

22nd June 1993:
We did go the Kyle, the very next day behind 37402. When we got there and had lunch in a pub the lady told us that the previous day has been constant rain. Today we had loads of warm sunshine! SO the Gods were REALLY looking after us.

Returning back to Inverness was behind 37087 in it’s Dutch livery.

Request:
If anyone has the train IDs for any of the June trains in and out of Inverness please can you get in touch … Thank you.

A bit more about DM45020.
Designed for the LMS and built at Wolverton in 1944 as a Bogie District Engineer’s Saloon, it has held Scotrail, EWS Liver and LMS Crimson. The saloon spent some time in 2006 in RTC Derby, before moving to Toton TMD and is currently situated at Scottish Industrial Railway Centre in East Ayrshire.

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Wednesday Waffle

Hey all,

Just a could today (so far)

7V06 Crawley Foster Yeoman to Acton TC 66087 .
5B89 Bletchley TMD to Bletchley TMD 387168, 387169.

Also to note:
2W30 Three Bridges to Bedford (700122) went wrong line (on the Up Fast Line to Victoria) from East Croydon. It sat at Thornton Heath for ages and now has relief driver and is approaching Clapham Junction (at 12:35). Rumoured to be going to Poulparts Junc and then back to East Croydon.

7V00 Newhaven Day Aggregates to Acton T.C. 66145.


Haulage marked: .
New Sightings/Haulage (aka ‘cops’): .
Photographed marked: .
Total 2017 ‘cops’ = 333
Total Miles 2017 = Coming Soon
Last New Sighting = 66087 15/11/2017.
Last New Haulage = 1S05 Kings Cross to Edinburgh (Kings Cross to York) 91109 (04/05/2017).
Newest Route = South Ruislip to Paddington (09/08/2017).

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Two New Ones

Hi all,

6V60 Ardingly to Acton T.C. 59005.
5B89 Bletchley TMD to Bletchley TMD 387168, 387169.


Haulage marked: .
New Sightings/Haulage (aka ‘cops’): .
Photographed marked: .
Total 2017 ‘cops’ = 330
Total Miles 2017 = Coming Soon
Last New Sighting = 375816 30/10/2017.
Last New Haulage = 1S05 Kings Cross to Edinburgh (Kings Cross to York) 91109 (04/05/2017).
Newest Route = South Ruislip to Paddington (09/08/2017).

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Wednesday Waffle

Hi all

The RHTT that passed today were:
3W90 0945 Tonbridge West Yard Gbrf to Tonbridge West Yard Gbrf 66721, 66719
3W91 0945 Tonbridge West Yard Gbrf to Tonbridge West Yard Gbrf 73136, 73128
7Y50 Crawley Foster Yeoman to Hight Green Down Recp. 66101.

Chaos last night at Victoria so I managed to get to East Croydion then WALK home.

2R77 Epsom to Victoria (Selhurst to Victoria) 377616, 377613 .30 minutes late.
ECS from Grosvenor Road to Victoria noted 465040.
1H46 Victoria to Littlehampton (Victoria to East Croydon) 377402, 377161, 377114 .

East Croydon:
1E52 Uckfield to London Bridge 171201.


Haulage marked: .
New Sightings/Haulage (aka ‘cops’): .
Photographed marked: .
Total 2017 ‘cops’ = 330
Total Miles 2017 = Coming Soon
Last New Sighting = 375816 30/10/2017.
Last New Haulage = 1S05 Kings Cross to Edinburgh (Kings Cross to York) 91109 (04/05/2017).
Newest Route = South Ruislip to Paddington (09/08/2017).

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