Grim grey clouds hung over the station today but they were punctured by gaps allowig for a lovely warm red glow of the sunrise. There seemed to be a bit of a backlog this moring when I got to eh station 5L94 VIC-EGR ecs was in platform 1 with 377439, 377436. Also stopped on platform 3 was 2A12 VIC-BTN 377144, 377114. Normal service was resumed with 2W03 BDM-BTN 387112, 387123 and 2A11 BTN-VIC 377126, 377460. The Thameslink arrived 319440, 319436 on 2V94 SRS-LUT and as it left it allowed me to see the ecs 5L01 VIC-EGR 377142, 377153, 377437. Racing past at a rate of knots was 1U13 GTW-VIC 442421, 442404. The ecs 5M05 SRS-CLJ was 377702. There was then what appeared to be a race 1D14 VIC-GTW 442408 and 7O48 Acton T.C. to Crawley Fost Yeoman 59201 resplendent in red livery. 7O48 on the slow line was keeping up but had to slow down to go over the points at the south end of Selhurst. 2F04 VIC-ORE 377452 followed the Gatwick Express. Once the signals change 2V98 SRS-BDM 377504, 377511 arrived and whilst sat on it 377156, 377456 passed with 5G11 VIC-ECR ecs.
1W03 was late this morning and it was missed at Herne Hill. Kings Cross revealed no Thunderbird but 1C42 KGX-CBG 365510. At Finsbury Park 2F07 MOG-SVG 313134, 313049 arrived and as I boarded I saw on the down good line 37219 (COLAS liveried) with a test train consist: 9702, 999602, 977983, 6262 on 3Q60 1914 Derby R.T.C.(Network Rail) to Ferme Park Recp.
Hornsey was like OMG how busy. Stabled was 66762 GBNB FERME PK FERME PK C N
66106 WBBT GRAIN FYM 886E35C411 6 * FRMPK LC N was shunting in back. At the back of Hornsey Station was 67023 (London end) and 90036 (Country End) of 5Z78 0609 Wembley Eur Frt Ops Cntre to London Kings Cross. This will be forming 1Z78 0818 London Kings Cross to Edinburgh (Edinburgh Tattoo & Loch Lomond charter (UKRT)). Shortly after 0Z11 was noted passing at 07:40 67029.
Returning home the cl.37 was still in Ferme Park I was on 2J00 LET-MOG 313061, 313033 to Finsbury Park where there were delays. So I got on my usual 2C51 CBG-KGX 317338. Over at St. Pancras 1W43 my usual train home was cancelled so I had to wiat for 1W45 BDM-BTN 387121, 387111. At Blackfriars 2S93 BFR-RTR was on platform 4 in the form of 466011, 465921.
Miles Traveled Today: 33m 58ch
New Haulage: 0.
Red Pen Sightings: 2 (37219, 67023, 90036)
Items in BLUE = Haulage | Items in RED = New Sighting.