The weather was generally cloudy however it was not cold & the sun did appear in the afternoon.
Inevitably much banter ensued with discussions about football [inevitably], the American elections, Brexit & the respective merits of 1970's bands Slade & The Sweet! Indeed one Member acquired the name of one of The Sweet's hits from 1972.
Although on this occasion double figures were not attained, the 9 Members who attended were delighted with an above average number of loco movements & freights. A total of 33 different locomotives was indeed a good return.
Some unusual workings arose in the form of 66767 working 2 (cripple?) oil tankers from Bedworth oil terminal to Doncaster and the seasonal appearance of the RHTT, operated by DB Cargo class 66s
66767 heads 2 oil tankers from Bedworth through Nuneaton en route to Doncaster
It's autumn at Nuneaton and so 66138 and 66187 are on seasonal duties with the RHTT from Bescot to Euston.
66110 heads the (very long) Halewood - Southampton Eastern Docks car train through Nuneaton
Land Rovers, made on Merseyside, form much of the load - en route for export( to China?)
As usual, container services formed the bulk of the freight traffic observed during the day with all of the major freight companies represented.
66143 is about to take the Coventry line at Nuneaton on a Trafford Park - Southampton intermodal.
90018/28 power through Nuneaton on the Up fast line with a Mossend - Daventry container service
66702 at Nuneaton on a Felixstowe - Hams Hall container service.
66591 at Nuneaton on a Felixstowe - Lawley Street container service.
70804 at Nuneaton with a very lightly- loaded Westbury - Bescot departmental
153375 at Nuneaton on the shuttle service to Coventry (vai Bedworth)
The following list of sightings is presented in good faith based on observations compiled by Alan Turton
last updated: 08/11/16