Well it is a bit different weather wise from Saturday; sunny then … grim now. But hey it’s British Summer time lol.
It was very quiet this morning at Selhurst the ECS on 5L01 VIC-EGR was 37205, 37460, 37468 and after spinning round like a madman I noted 442418, 442410 heading to London Voctoria (1U13 GTW-VIC). Empties then slipped silently out of the depot with 377708 forming 5M05 SRS-CLJ. At theat time in the morning there isn’t as much going on as you think. Three Southbound trains on the fast line (through platform 3) were 1D14 VIC-GTW 442404, 2F04 VIC-ORE 377117 and then 5G11 (ECS) VIC-ECR 377442, 377426.
A recent change from the 319s on 2V98 are now 377s which are so much better. Today the honour fell to 377523, 377211.
Most mornings I see 1W03 BDM-BTN which is a pair of 387s, but this morning I missed them !
At St. Pancras I popped up to see the 395s as I am looking for just one (395016) but alas it wasn’t there. What was there was; 395015 (1J06 STP-RAM), 395024 (5T94 STP-MDW) and 395012 (1F08 STP-FAV) then quickly over the road to catch 1C42 KGX-CBG formed of 321406 and pass todays Thunderbird in the shape of 67006.
At Finsbury Park 313043, 313040 formed 2F07 MOG-SVG.
Passing the depot was 90028 on 1M16 FTW/ABD/INV-EUS.
We have had a couple 66s pass this morning 66127 (again) was on the 6L69 PBO-BOW Plasmors then at 11:15 66206 headed north with 4E26 Dollands Moors to Scunthorpe.
6O65 0955 Peterboro Maint Shed Gbrf to Tonbridge West Yard Gbrf was hauled by 66723
6L37 0958 Hoo Junction Up Yard to Whitemoor Yard L.D.C Gbrf was a COLAS 66 uid at the moment.
The journey home was less interesting (as usual). <font color=”blue”313052 (2K02 WGC-MOG) was caught as far as Finsbury Park the 317347 (2C51 CBG-KGX) in to ‘the Cross’. A quick dash over to St. Pancras saw me catch 387126, 387117 (1W43 BDM-BTN).
At Blackfriars 375715 and 375829 were sitting on platform 3 forming the 2Y90 BFR-DVP. Once at East Croydon I was able to pop over the bridge and on to 377202, 377203 (2M55 ECR-MKC) home.
Miles Travelled Today: 33m 58ch (by the time I get home)
New Haulage: NIL.
Red Pen Sightings: 2 (90028, 66206)