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Shed 47 Railway 18.6.17

June 21, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

MOD250 (D2650) at LathalmondMOD250 (D2650) at LathalmondMOD 250 in fictitious BR Green livery and numbered D2650 seen at the Scottish Vintage Bus Museum Lathalmond near Dunfermilne 18.6.17 I went to the Vintage Transport festival at the Scottish Bus Museum at Lathalmond near Dunfermilne, here they have the Shed 47 railway, a short railway within the site.   Based in the original Locomotive Shed at what was Royal Naval Store Depot Lathalmond, Shed47 Railway Restoration Group is actively recreating some of the vast internal railway network that existed on the site until 1971.

They are also in the process of building a narrow gauge railway to transport visitors through the site.

Here are a few photos from the railway:

Narrow Gauge Locomotive

Fife Coal Company no 17 

Another Narrow Gauge Loco

Another Narrow Gauge Loco

recently repainted Hunslet MOD251

MOD 250 in fictitious BR Green livery and numbered D2650

Wagon 47930 and tanker NS161

Also in the Bus Museum is Edinburgh Horse Tram 23

 


Greenfaulds 16.6.17

June 16, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

60002 at Greenfaulds60002 at Greenfaulds60002 passes through Greenfaulds with 6R47 Prestwick Airport - Grangemouth Tanks 16.6.17 320413+318258 depart Greenfaulds with 2C38 Milngaive - Cumbernauld

320308 arrives at Greenfaulds with 2V54 Dumbarton Central - Cumbernauld

68007 passes through Greenfaulds with 5G13 Motherwell TMD - Edinburgh Waverley Fife Circle ECS move

318258+320413 departs Greenfaulds with 2F01 Cumbernauld - Dalmuir

60002 passes through Greenfaulds with 6R47 Prestwick Airport - Grangemouth Tanks

334037 arrives at Greenfaulds with 2V56 Dumbarton Central - Cumbernauld


Camelon and Cumbernauld 14.6.17

June 14, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

37421 tnt 37025 at Cumbernauld37421 tnt 37025 at Cumbernauld37025 on the rear of 37421 and train at Cumbernauld with 1Q81 Mossend - Carlisle High Wapping Sidings Network Rail test train 14.6.17 sightings tonight including an HST on an ECS working and a pair of 37's

43320 top and tailed with 43277 approach Camelon with 5S22 Stirling - Craigentinny ECS move

318253 prepares to depart Cumbernauld with 2V47 Cumbernauld - Dumbarton Central

37421 top and tailed with 37025 at Cumbernauld with 1Q81 Mossend - Carlisle High Wapping Sidings Network Rail test train


Busy spell at Carluke 13.6.17

June 13, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

88003 at Carluke88003 at Carluke88003 passes through Carluke on only the 2nd day of class 88 haulage on 4M48 Mossend - Daventry Tesco containers 13.6.17 2 freights in opposite directions in 1 minute at Carluke

Freightliner liveried 90016+90044 passes through Carluke with 4S44 Daventry - Coatbridge containers

88003 passes through Carluke on only the 2nd day of class 88 haulage on 4M48 Mossend - Daventry Tesco containers


Greenfaulds 10.6.17

June 13, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

68002 at Holytown68002 at Holytown68002 passes through Holytown with 0Z11 Carlisle Kingmoor - Motherwell TMD light engine move 10.6.17 68002 passes through Holytown with 0Z11 Carlisle Kingmoor - Motherwell TMD light engine move 10.6.17


Carstairs 7.6.17

June 13, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

92038 at Carstairs92038 at Carstairs92038 passes through Carstairs with 5C11 Polmadie - Edinburgh Waverley Sleeper ECS working 7.6.17 I spent a couple of hours at Carstairs, here are my sightings:

86604+86607 heads south from Carstairs with 4L81 Coatbridge - London Gateway containers

82230 on the rear of an unidentified class 91 heads north past Carstais with 1S23 London Kings Cross - Glasgow Central

60026 passes through Carstairs with 6M34 Grangemouth - Dalston tanks

92038 passes through Carstairs with 5C11 Polmadie - Edinburgh Waverley Sleeper ECS working

390042 waits at Carstairs with 5S80 Edinburgh - Polmadie ECS move


Camelon 3.6.17

June 03, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

66425 at Camelon66425 at Camelon66425 passes through Camelon with 4A13 Grangemouth - Aberdeen containers 3.6.17 I headed to Camelon today, my intention was to catch the Dalston tanks and the Aberdeen containers.   The Dalston Tanks, however were running 25 minutes early and had already passed through before I arrived!   I did catch the containers though!

Here are my sightings:

170394 prepares to depart Camelon with 2P38 Dunblane - Edinburgh Waverley

66425 passes through Camelon with 4A13 Grangemouth - Aberdeen containers

156457, still in the First Barbie livery, departs Camelon with 2J66 Glasgow Queen Street - Falkirk Grahamston

After passing through 2 massive downpours with thunder and lightning, I stopped off at Greenfaulds and caught 318268 still in SPT livery

SPT Carmine and Cream liveried 318268 departs Greenfaulds with 2V50 Dumbarton Central - Cumbernauld

 

I had headed to Gartcosh to catch the Alcan tanks passing through, however another thunderstorm started with torrential rain so I just went home!

 


Greenfaulds and Carstairs 2.6.17

June 02, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

unidentified 390 at Carstairsunidentified 390 at Carstairsan unidentified 390 heads north towards Carstairs with 1S87 London Euston - Glasgow Central 2.6.17 320412 stops at Greenfaulds with 2V54 Garscadden - Cumbernauld service

Scotrail Saltire liveried 68007 approaches Greenfaulds with 5G13 Motherwell TMD - Edinburgh Waverley Fife Circle ECS working

One of the last few 318s remaining in Carmine and Cream livery, 318267 departs Greenfaulds with 2F01 Cumbernauld - Dalmuir service

Colas liveried 70802 working in place of the usual class 60, approaches Greenfaulds with 6N47 Prestwick - Grangemouth tankers

Scotrail Saltire liveried 68006 passes through Hartwood with 5L69 Motherwell TMD - Edinburgh Waverley Fife Circle ECS working

350407 accelerates away from Carstairs South Junction with 1M94 Edinburgh Waverley - Manchester Airport

an unidentified 390 heads north towards Carstairs with 1S87 London Euston - Glasgow Central

390040 with Virgin Radio advertising approaches Carstairs with 9S85 London Euston - Glasgow Central

92014 passes through Carstairs with 5C11 Polmadie - Edinburgh Waverley sleeper ECS working


Greenfaulds 31.5.17

May 31, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

156507 at Greenfaulds156507 at Greenfauldsnewly revynaled and repainted Saltire liveried 156507 at Greenfaulds with 2J82 Glasgow Queen Street - Falkirk Grahamston 31.5.17 A quick visit to Greenfaulds tonight produced the following sightings:

66107 passes through Greenfaulds with 4M30 Grangemouth - Daventry containers

Track Machine DR73915 passes through Greenfaulds with 6T44 Stirling Sidings -Abington

newly revynaled and repainted Saltire liveried 156507 at Greenfaulds with 2J82 Glasgow Queen Street - Falkirk Grahamston


37's at Cleland 28.5.17

May 28, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

37611+37025 at Cleland37611+37025 at ClelandEurophoenix liveried 37611 and BR Large Logo liveried 37025 pass through Cleland with 0Z37 Derby RTC - Mossend light engine move 28.5.17 Europhoenix liveried 37611 and BR Large Logo liveried 37025 pass through Cleland with 0Z37 Derby RTC - Mossend light engine move

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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