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 .
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.
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.
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).