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Friday is …

a bright one 🙂

6U88 0656 Rugby D.E.D. to Horsham Up T.C. is passing at the moment in the form of DR97808, DR97608, DR97508 for those of the you with an interest in that kind of thing.

More if I see it or if I think of something railway related !

Update:
Talking with a friend here and looks like one saturday or Sunday we’ll meet up and do a Disused Railway Line walk. Just have to organise it now and of course a write up and photos will appear here.

0Z31 1000 Hoo Junction Up Yard to Willesden S.W.S. 66514 Light engine move.

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Wet Wet Wet

Missing the 6V60 Ardingly to Acton TC this morning.

6Z18 1000 Horsham Up Tc Gbrf to Horsham Up T.C. DR98968 and DR98918 (?) the photo is a bit blurred.

7V50 1102 Crawley Foster Yeoman to Acton T.C. 59104. Will attempt a photo … but it’s bucketing down here !

Flipping Typical

Now I’ve been a Rail Enthusiast for about 40+ years and the wife looks at them as “oh it’s a train“, you know … the ones that say ‘well it gets me from A to B‘. So she came home Monday night and informed us that she had a meeting in Gloucester on Tuesday and was meeting colleagues at Paddington and going by train. Can you guess where this is going? She was catching the 07:36 to Cheltenham, so I sent a text asking what type of train she was on. Reply; “dunno it’s a train“. A quick email off to the Gen group and it came back as 800309. A flipping new class 800. I mean come on … I’ve seen a few but not been on one. So she notches up 113 mile 71 chains on a new 800. She then gets the 16:43 with her colleagues and you guessed it – a class 800 again. The same one 800309 and another 113 miles 71 chains.
Wife: 800 = 227 miles 62 chains.
Me: Zero !

Next week (all being well), I’m taking both offspring to Swansea to the Denny’s and therefore a trip that includes a bit of ‘spotting’ as well as a model shop 😉 . Maybe one of my trains will be a 800, who knows. I have the 800s diagrams now so maybe I can sneak one in.

On to today.
6V60 0923 Ardingly to Acton T.C. 66057 .
66057 - 6V60 0923 Ardingly to Acton T.C.

Next up is
7V00 1110 Newhaven Day Aggregates to Acton T.C. 59004 . I’ve been after a photos of this one for years and finally got it.
59004 - 7V00 1110 Newhaven Day Aggregates to Acton T.C.

7O68 1233 Acton T.C. to Purley Foster Yeoman 59102 no photo needed for this one and not sure I can get out for it.

Info from P2: 7O02 Acton T.C. to Tolworth Sidings 66118. It won’t pass Selhurst, so got the info off of P2 system.

6O79 0938 Marks Tey Tarmac to Crawley New Yard R.M.C. 66025. Passed at 15:27 with the driver giving it plenty of throttle on it’s exit from the station.
66025 6O79 0938 Marks Tey Tarmac to Crawley New Yard R.M.C.


Haulage marked: .
New Sightings/Haulage (aka ‘cops’): .
Photographed marked: .
Total 2018 ‘cops’ = 120
Total Miles 2018 = 1015.10 miles
Last New Sighting = 66057 15/08/2018.
Last New Haulage = Pickering to Goathland (NYMR) 26038 (06/08/2018).
Newest Route = Cardiff Central to Swansea (19/02/2018).

Well I’m Back …

So yesterday I only managed to get a look (and photo) of 66787 resplendent in it’s new GBRF livery.

66787 on 6K39 1152 Tonbridge West Yard Gbrf to Grain Foster Yeoman Gbrf
66787 on 6K39 1152 Tonbridge West Yard Gbrf to Grain Foster Yeoman Gbrf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today we have:
6Y91 1110 Newhaven Day Aggs Gbrf to Grain Foster Yeoman Gbrf 66787.

66787 on 6Y91 1110 Newhaven Day Aggs Gbrf to Grain Foster Yeoman Gbrf
66787 on 6Y91 1110 Newhaven Day Aggs Gbrf to Grain Foster Yeoman Gbrf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7Y36 1025 Cliffe Brett Marine to Crawley Foster Yeoman 66134.

66134 on 7Y36 1025 Cliffe Brett Marine to Crawley Foster Yeoman
66134 on 7Y36 1025 Cliffe Brett Marine to Crawley Foster Yeoman