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Crawford Engineering workings 22.4.17

April 22, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

66063 at Crawford66063 at Crawford66063 heads south past Crawford with 6K05 Millerhill - Lockerbie engineering working 22.4.17 Engineering works were taking place on the West Coast Mainline at 2 Scottish locations today, these were Lockerbie and Abington.   As a result, the area around Crawford was busy with engineering workings this morning.

In the space of 1 hour, the following workings were seen passing Crawford:

66063 heads south past Crawford with 6K05 Millerhill - Lockerbie engineering working

66004 passes Crawford with 6K10 Carlisle Yard - Abington engineering working

66415 approaches Crawford with 6K15 Millerhill - Lockerbie engineers

66031 waits at Crawford with 6K11 Carlisle Yard - Abington engineering working

66551 passes Crawford with 6K12 Carlisle Yard - Abington engineering working

66507 waits at Crawford with 6K14 Carlisle Yard - Abington engineering working

66621 waits at Crawford with 6K13 Carlisle Yard - Abington engineering working

 


73967 at Arrochar and Tarbet 17.4.17

April 17, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

73967 at Arrochar and Tarbet73967 at Arrochar and Tarbet73967 prepares to depart Arrochar and Tarbet with 1Y11 London Euston - Fort William (Edinburgh Waverley - Fort William Portion) Caledonian Sleeper service 17.4.17 The Caledonian Sleeper Edinburgh Waverley - Fort William Portion has been in the hands of one of GBRF's pool of 6 Caledonian Sleeper Class 73 locos for a number of months.   They took over the workings from the DBS owned class 67's.  

73967 is seen preparing to depart Arrochar and Tarbet with 1Y11 London Euston - Fort William (Edinburgh Waverley - Fort William Portion) Caledonian Sleeper service.


37421 tnt 37057 today

April 13, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

37421 and 37057 at Carstairs 12.4.17

April 12, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

37421 tnt 37057 at Carstairs37421 tnt 37057 at CarstairsColas liveried 37421 top and tailed with BR Green Liveried 37057 approach Carstairs South Junction with 1Q74 Carlisle Wapping Sidings - Mossend Network Rail PLPR Test Train 12.4.17 Colas liveried 37421 top and tailed with BR Green Liveried 37057 seen approaching Carstairs South Junction with 1Q74 Carlisle Wapping Sidings - Mossend Network Rail PLPR Test Train

Also seen were:

An unidentified triple set of class 325's heads south from with 1M44 Shieldmuir - Warrington Royal Mail delivery

New Transpennine Express liveried 350402 accelerates away from Carstairs South Junction with 1M91 Edinburgh Waverley - Manchester Airport

66592 heads south from Carstairs with 0Z82 Coatbridge Freightliner Terminal - York South Yard light engine movement

 

 


Collection of 47813 and 37601 in pictures

April 11, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Rail Operations Group sent DCR liveried 56303 to Carlisle today (11.4.17) to collect ex DRS locos 37601 and 47813.   37601 has been bought by Europhoenix and 47813 by Rail Operations Group.   Here is the move in pictures:

56303 at Carlisle56303 at Carlisle56303 arrives at Carlisle with 0N09 Leicester LIP - Carlisle light engine movement 11.4.17

56303 arrives at Carlisle with 0N09 Leicester LIP - Carlisle light engine movement

56303+37601+47813 at Carlisle56303+37601+47813 at Carlisle56303 prepares to tow 37601 and 47813 into the sidings behind platform 1 at Carlisle 11.4.17 56303 couples up to 37601 and 47813 in High Wapping Sidings

56303+37601+47813 at Carlisle56303+37601+47813 at CarlisleDCR liveried 56303 hauls ex DRS locos 37601 and 47813 from the High Wapping sidings at Carlisle to the sidings behind platform 1 11.4.17 56303 hauls 37601 and 47813 from High Wapping Sidings to the sidings behind Platform 1

37601+47813 at Carlisle37601+47813 at Carlisle37601+47813 stabled at Carlisle 11.4.17 56303 uncoupled from 37601 and 47813 and headed north to run round

57304, 47813 and 56303 at Carlisle57304, 47813 and 56303 at Carlisle57304, 47813 and 56303 at Carlisle 11.4.17 56303 runs round on Platform 1 and heads south

56303 at Carlisle56303 at Carlisle56303 runs round 37601 and 47813 at Carlisle 11.4.17 56303 runs round at the south end of Platform 1

56303 at Carlisle56303 at Carlisle56303 runs round 37601 and 47813 at Carlisle 11.4.17 56303 backs onto 47813

56303+47813+37601 at Carlisle56303+47813+37601 at CarlisleDCR Liveried 56303 with 47813 and 37601 dead in tow prepare to depart Carlisle with 0M59 Carlisle - Leicester LIP loco move 11.4.17 56303 couples up

56303, 47813 and 37601 at Carlisle56303, 47813 and 37601 at CarlisleDCR Liveried 56303 with 47813 and 37601 dead in tow depart Carlisle with 0M59 Carlisle - Leicester LIP loco move 11.4.17 56303 departs

56303, 47813 and 37601 at Carlisle56303, 47813 and 37601 at CarlisleDCR Liveried 56303 with 47813 and 37601 dead in tow depart Carlisle with 0M59 Carlisle - Leicester LIP loco move 11.4.17 DCR Liveried 56303 with 47813 and 37601 dead in tow depart Carlisle with 0M59 Carlisle - Leicester LIP loco move


Carlisle 11.4.17

April 11, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

56303+37601+47813 at Carlisle56303+37601+47813 at CarlisleDCR liveried 56303 hauls ex DRS locos 37601 and 47813 from the High Wapping sidings at Carlisle to the sidings behind platform 1 11.4.17 I went back to Carlisle today for the last time over the Easter Holidays.   After a very quiet start (with no freight or loco moves from 11am when I arrived until 1.30pm) the afternoon was quite busy!

Here are my sightings

350403 departs with a Glasgow Central - Manchester Airport service

142021 departs with a service for Newcastle

153317+158851 depart Carlisle with a service for Leeds

153307 at Carlisle (on this service, which arrived more than 25 minutes late 153307, the rear unit on arrival which should have formed the 12.08 to Barrow was removed from the train at Carlisle and stored in platform 6 for a time.   It appeared to have developed a fault, the other 153 formed the service back out to Barrow departing almost 45 minutes late)

158855 is shunted into the siding behind platform 6

156490 departs with a service to Newcastle

142053 arrives with a service from Barrow in Furness

158872+158907 arrive with a service from Leeds

88002+88001 (making it's debut run) approach with 0Z89 Crewe - Carlisle Kingmoor light engine test run

66304+37259 wait on the centre track at Carlisle for a path heading southwards with 0K27 Carlisle Kingmoor - Crewe Basford Hall light engine move

66100+67014+66099 pass with 6E50 Carlisle Yard - Tyne Yard engineers

56303 arrive with 0N09 Leicester LIP - Carlisle light engine movement

BR Large Logo Liveried 37401 approach with 2C49 Barrow in Furness - Carlisle Northern Service

156509 departs Carlisle with a service from Glasgow Central - Newcastle

BR Large Logo Liveried 37402 departs Carlisle with 2C34 Carlisle - Barrow in Furness Northern Service (37402 and the spare set replaced 401 at Carlisle and subsequently broke down 50 minutes later and had to be towed back by 57304!)

153332 prepares to depart with a service for Barrow in Furness

DCR Liveried 56303 with 47813 and 37601 dead in tow depart with 0M59 Carlisle - Leicester LIP loco move

 

 


Class 68 and 88 names

April 10, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

88002+68025 at Carlisle88002+68025 at Carlisle88002+68025 arrive into Carlisle with 6Z89 Crewe Basford Hall - Carlisle Yard training run 6.4.17 Class 68 and 88 names

68001 'Evolution'
68002 'Intrepid'
68003 'Astute'
68004 'Rapid'
68005 'Defiant'
68006 'Daring'
68007 'Valiant'
68008 'Avenger'
68009 'Titan'
68010 'Oxford Flyer'
68011
68012
68013
68014
68015
68016 'Fearless'
68017 'Hornet'
68018 'Vigilant'
68019 'Brutus'
68020 'Reliance'
68021 'Tireless'
68022 'Resolution'
68023 'Achilles'
68024 'Centaur'
68025 'Superb'
68026
68027

88001 'Revolution'

88002 ' Prometheus'

88003 'Genesis'

88004 'Pandora'

88005 'Minerva'

88006 'Juno'

88007 'Electra'

88008 'Ariadne'

88009 'Diana'

88010 'Aurora'

 

 


New livery for TPE Class 350's

April 10, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

350403 at Carlisle350403 at CarlisleNewly revynaled into the new Trans Pennine Express livery, 350403 departs Carlisle heading south with a Glasgow Central - Manchester Airport service 10.4.17 The Transpennine liveried class 350/4's are beginning to be revynaled in First Transpennine Express's new livery.   350402 was the first to receive the new livery last week, with 350403 appearing today in the new livery.    


88's at Kingmoor 10.4.17

April 10, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

88001 at Carlisle Kingmoor88001 at Carlisle Kingmoor88001 'Revolution' with 88002, 003 and 008 behind at Carlisle Kingmoor 10.4.17 Since I visited the Nature Reserve at Kingmoor last week, a shunt has taken place, with 68026 and 027 having been moved, with a further 2 88's added to the lineup along the fence at the edge of Kingmoor.  

From right to left is:

88005 'Minerva'

88004 'Pandora'

88007 'Electra'

88010 'Aurora'

88009 'Diana'

88006 'Juno'

From the bridge 88001 'Revolution' is at the head of the 2nd line.  88002 is next then behind the DBSO is 88003 and 008

 


Carlisle 10.4.17

April 10, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

67023 tnt 67027 at Carlisle67023 tnt 67027 at CarlisleColas Liveried 67023 top and tailed with 67027 pause at Carlisle with 1Q13 Heaton - Derby PLRP Test train 10.4.17 I decided to visit Carlisle again today to catch the Colas Test Train, operating with top and tailed Colas 67's.   Here are my sightings:

66432 with 66957 dead in tow pass through with 6K05 Carlisle Yard - Crewe Basford Hall Engineers

66717 approaches with 4S05 Tyne Yard - Killoch Colliery empty coal

37405 departs on the rear of a Cumbrian Coast set on test on an unidentified working heading for the Cumbrian Coast line

Newly revynaled into the new Trans Pennine Express livery, 350403 departs with a Glasgow Central - Manchester Airport service

142020 departs with a service for Newcastle

158845+153331 arrive with a Leeds - Carlisle service

156482 departs with a service to Newcastle

Colas Liveried 67023 top and tailed with 67027 pause with 1Q13 Heaton - Derby PLRP Test train 

37405 passes through with an unidentified test run from the Cumbrian Coast to Carlisle Kingmoor

350402 arrives with a Manchester Airport - Glasgow Central service

158903+158905 depart with a service to Leeds

DRS liveried 37409 arrives with 2C49 Barrow in Furness - Carlisle Northern Service

66304 departs Carlisle with 6K27 Carlisle Yard - Crewe Basford Hall Engineers

156439 departs Carlisle with a service from Glasgow Central - Newcastle service

DRS Liveried 37409 departs Carlisle with 2C34 Carlisle - Barrow in Furness Northern Service

 

Most of my Photographs and sightings are from my favourite locations in the Lanarkshire area, including

  • Carstairs
  • Float Viaduct
  • Abington
  • Cartland
  • Hartwood
  • Greenfaulds
  • Holytown
  • Coatbridge Central
  • Auchengray
  • Carluke
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