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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
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.
Colas liveried 37421 top and tailed with BR Green liveried 37057 were out and about today working 1Q75 Mossend - Mossend Network Rail PLPR test train. It was seen in 3 different places: Holytown, Lanark and Cartland. Here are the photos of the working today.
Holytown with 37421 leading
Lanark with 37057 leading
Cartland with 37057 leading
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
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 arrives at Carlisle with 0N09 Leicester LIP - Carlisle light engine movement
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
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
68010 'Oxford Flyer'
88002 ' Prometheus'
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.
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:
From the bridge 88001 'Revolution' is at the head of the 2nd line. 88002 is next then behind the DBSO is 88003 and 008
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
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
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