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 !
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.
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.
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.
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).
Hello one and all. So today is the last day before my escape. Next week I’ll be in Whitby and I will be doing the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) and I hope on the day to write a blog post. WARNING: it will have steam trains in it.
6Z49 1103 Crawley New Yard (Gbrf) to Cardiff Tidal Tc Gbrf 66768 is currently between Three Bridge and Gatwick Airport and is currently running 17 late.
For those interested in the wagons consist: 371105, 371076, 371108, 371089, 371087, 371075, 371121, 371114, 371112, 371104, 371088, 371085, 371082, 371098, 371119, 371116, 371117, 371103.
66768 passed at 12:04 some 21 minutes late.
7V00 1110 Newhaven Day Aggregates to Acton T.C. 66090 is on it’s way and apssed Selhurst at 12:43.
Consist: 7055002254, 7055001793, 7055002023, 7055002189, OK 3268, OK 3317, OK 3278, NACO 3949, OK 3301, OK 3321, NACO 3906, OK 3309, OK 3300, NACO 3931.
If anyone can explain th different wagon codes please get in touch.
59102 is hauling 7O68 1233 Acton T.C. to Purley Foster Yeoman (No photo this time as I am not able to go see it) and passed Selhurst at 13:24.
7O69 1330 Acton T.C. to Crawley Foster Yeoman 59201 trundles past at 14:27