Meeting Reports

Tuesday 10th March 2020

DONCASTER

The first of our two scheduled visits to Doncaster in 2020 illustrated the fascinating transition taking place on the E.C.M.L.

Since our last visit in October 2019 the HST’s are no more although we did see Scot – Rail’s 43030 being shunted within the Works. A total of 38 IEP units were seen with 10 Class 91’s working ECML services.

Freight traffic held up with a total of 21 workings including light engine movements giving an overall total of 26 locomotives in addition to those seen on Roberts Rd.

Timekeeping was generally good however a signalling problem North of York resulted in 1E06 ex Glasgow Central being 55 minutes late & two Voyager workings being heavily delayed.

7 Members attended including 2 from the Humberside Branch.

Trains observed

09.37/09.44        801207                           1D05       TO LEEDS                                                      
09.43                 801226                           5Q98       08.11 TYNE YARD – DONCASTER CARR        
09.46/09.48        82205/91113                   1A19       EX LEEDS                                                     
09.54/09.56        82202/91112                   1E04       EX EDINBURGH                                             
09.55                 66099                             0E23       08.40 TOTON DEPOT – BELMONT YD             
09.59                 180112                           1N90       TO SUNDERLAND                                          
10.09                 66743                             6D75       08.43 SCUNTHORPE – DECOY YD                  
10.15/10.18        82225/91106                   1A20       EX LEEDS                                                      
10.17/10.19        91102/82223                   1S08       TO EDINBURGH [TERMINATED AT YORK]      
10.17                 801203                           1E05       EX EDINBURGH                                             
10.19/10.21        801223                           1D06       TO LEEDS                                                      
10.22/10.25        801205                           1Y82       EX YORK                                                       
10.29                 66539/66572                   4L87       08.31 LEEDS – FELIXSTOWE                          
10.32                 67002                             0Z67       10.45 DONCASTER WEST YD – RETFORD- DONCASTER WEST YD                                                              
10.32                 801220                           1S09       TO EDINBURGH                                             
10.39/10.43        801109/801105                1D07       TO LEEDS                                                      
10.44                 66779                             4E14       04.05 FELIXSTOWE – DONCASTER IPORT      
10.47/10.49        800201/800210                1A22       EX HARROGATE                                            
10.48                 180101                           1A61       EX SUNDERLAND                                          
10.54                 66772/66139                   6O01       10.42 BELMONT YD – EASTLEIGH YD            
10.59                 66005                             4L45       10.04 WAKEFIELD EUROPORT – FELIXSTOWE            
11.02/11.05        801111/801112                1N81       TO YORK                                                       
11.08/11.10        91130/82214                   1S10       TO EDINBURGH                                             
11.11/11.14        800110                           1D08       TO HARROGATE                                            
11.15                 66561                             6Y33       05.30 NEWPORT EAST JNC – DECOY YD       
11.17/11.20        801207                           1A25       EX LEEDS                                                     
11.23/11.28        802301                           1H02       TO HULL                                                         
11.28/11/29        802303                           1A93       EX HULL                                                         
11.31                 800105                           1W11      TO ABERDEEN                                              
11.40                 801211                           1E07       EX EDINBURGH 22’ LATE
11.42/11.43        801101/801104                1D09       TO LEEDS                                                      
11.43/11.48        801223                           1A26       EX LEEDS                                                     
11.46                 70815                             6Z31       11.27 DECOY YD – MILLERHILL YD                
11.48                 67002                             0Z67       10.45 DONCASTER WEST YD – RETFORD- DONCASTER WEST YD                                                              
11.51/11.53        801209                           1E06       EX GLASGOW CENTRAL 55’ LATE
11.56/11.58        82223/91102                   1G08       EX YORK [IN PATH OF 1E08 EX EDINBURGH – CANCELLED AT NEWCASTLE]                                         
12.01                 800101                           5Q67       11.57 DONCASTER CARR – TYNE YD             
12.05                 66174 +66090/67012/60002/6008  0F54 12.06 BELMONT YD – TOTON T.M.D         
12.07/12.10        91116/82213                   1S12       TO EDINBURGH                                             
12.09                 66502                             4L85       08.21 EAST MIDLANDS GATEWAY – FELIXSTOWE                  
12.13/12.27        801222                           1D10       TO LEEDS                                                      
12.18                 66765                             4Z81       11.34 MASBOROUGH – FELIXSTOWE             
12.15/12.19        801105/801109                1A28       EX LEEDS                                                     
12.24/12.26        801112/801111                1Y84       EX YORK                                                       
12.29/12.35        180108                           1D71       TO BRADFORD INTERCHANGE                      
12.31                 91114/82211                   1S13       TO EDINBURGH                                             
12.42                 82218/91126                   1E09       EX EDINBURGH   23’ LATE
12.43/12.44        801219                           1D11       TO LEEDS                                                      
12.45/12.47        800206                           1A29       EX HARROGATE                                            
12.54/12.57        800112                           1E10       EX EDINBURGH                                             
13.04/13.07        91107/82217                   1N83       TO YORK                                                        
13.06                 180105                           1N92       TO SUNDERLAND                                          
13.14                 66551                             4E23       05.50 FELIXSTOWE – LEEDS                          
13.11/13.13        91129/82215                   1S15       TO EDINBURGH                                             
13.14/13.16        801213                           1D12       TO HARROGATE                                            
13.17/13.19        801104/801101                1A30       EX LEEDS                                                     
13.22                 66744                             4D08       09.33 TEES DOCK – DONCASTER IPORT        
13.26                 800111                           1E11       EX ABERDEEN                                              
13.28/13.31        802304                           1H03       TO HULL                                                         
13.30                 66164                             6D61       11.08 ROXBY – ROSSINGTON                         
13.34                 800107                           1W96      TO INVERNESS                                              
13.35/13.36        802301                           1A94       EX HULL                                                         
13.40/13.43        801103/801106                1D13       TO LEEDS                                                      
13.49/13.51        801222                           1A31       EX LEEDS                                                     
13.53                 66592                             6E50       09.14 IPSWICH – LINDSEY                              
13.55/13.56        801110/801102                1E12       TO EDINBURGH                                             
14.09/14.12        91112/82202                   1S17       TO EDINBURGH                                             
14.09                 66061                             6Z69       13.50 HECK – DOWLOW                                  
14.13/14.15        91106/82225                   1D14       TO LEEDS                                                      
14.17/14.19        801219                           1A33       EX LEEDS                                                     
14.25                 180101                           1N93       TO SUNDERLAND                                          
14.29                 800102                           1E13       EX INVERNESS                                              
14.32/14.34        82217/91107                   1Y86       EX YORK                                                       
14.34                 801205                           1S18       TO EDINBURGH                                             
14.36                 180112                           1A65       EX SUNDERLAND                                          
14.38                 66707                             4E34       05.28 SOUTHAMPTON – DONCASTER IPORT  
14.42/14.44        91113/82205                   1D15       TO LEEDS                                                      
14.49                 66719                             6E86       08.30 MIDDLETON TOWERS – MONK BRETTON                      
14.53                 66779                             4L14       14.55 DONCASTER IPORT – FELIXSTOWE      
14.53/14.55        800110                           1A34       EX HARROGATE                                            
14.53/14.56        801221                           1E14       EX EDINBURGH                                             
14.58                 66783                             6E20       13.02 TOTON – DECOY YD                             
15.01/15.05        801203                           1N85       TO YORK                                                       
15.08/15.11        801211                           1S19       TO EDINBURGH                                             
15.12/15.14        800210/800201                1D16       TO LEEDS                                                      
15.17                 800106                           1E15       EX ABERDEEN                                              
15.24/15.25        801106/801103                1A36       EX LEEDS                                                     
15.24/15.28        802303                           1H04       TO HULL                                                         
15.30                 800104                           1W20      TO ABERDEEN                                              
15.37/15.43        811207                           1D17       TO LEEDS                                                      
 
RR [ROBERTS ROAD] 57312 66703/24/49/86
WORKS SIDINGS 08724 43030
DONCASTER WEST YD 144002/195023/195108
STABLED 37099/9481/72639/977974/9701
ALSO SEEN
33104/06 144004-06/10/12/14/21, 150203, 153315, 156404, 158810/910, 170456/58/61/72-74, 185110/15/18/20/28/31/36/38/43/46, 220001/06/12/32/33, 221122/40/41/44

 

Tuesday 25th February 2020

CUMBRIA DAY RANGER

 

Only four
members attended this fixture due to holidays and the uncertainty because of
the very variable weather. The Cumbrian Coast route and the route over Shap had
been closed for part of the day on Friday 20th February and with considerable
rain having fallen since then there was some doubt the fixture could go
ahead. An alternative itnierary was in place however the original fixture was
able to go ahead as scheduled.

The
weather in Cumbria was actually better than in Cheshire so we need not have
worried. Much flooding was to be seen north of Barrow in Furness and there was
snow cover on the hills but overall the weather was perfect.

 

Carlisle is no longer the freight mecca of a few years ago however the 80 minute interlude at Carlisle was quite fascinating. The GW&SR had been closed since 10 February due to a landslip at Hollywood so a Carlisle – Dumfries shuttle was in place with bus replacement north of Dumfries.

The usual banter ensued between those present and those who did not attend missed a most enjoyable day.

Locos/units seen

CREWE**390155 – 9S44 06.43 EUSTON – EDINBURGH

ARPLEY YARD60074 6H02 09.27 ARPLEY – TUNSTEAD, 66034

ARPLEY STABLING POINT 66168

WARRINGTON B Q 57301 STABLED

WIGAN SPRINGS BRANCH 08703, 331022

WIGAN NORTH WESTERN 153324, 158860, 319379/383

PRESTON 68030 3B92 08.21 CARLISLE – CREWE CS, 150222, 156452/59, 158907, **195008 – 1C52 09.28 MAN AIRPORT – BARROW , 195111/29, 319375, 331003/06/07/13/19, 350409, 390119/35, DR73909

PRESTON CS 397001

LANCASTER 221113/17

CARNFORTH 37612/99666/72630/62384/9801/9714 ex 3Q89 18.48 Derby R.T.C – Carnforth & to work 3Q90 22.48 Carnforth – Carlisle

WCRC, CARNFORTH 37669/76/706, 47270/746/826/32/51, 57001/06, 57313/14/16

BARROW IN FURNESS, 156420 2C55 13.16 BARROW – CARLISLE, **156465 2C53 12.06 BARROW – CARLISLE

BARROW CS 156482

FOXFIELD 156475 2C48 11.07 CARLISLE – BARROW

RAVENGLASS 156488 2C50 11.07 CARLISLE – BARROW

SELLAFIELD 68001/05/34, 88001

ST BEES 156480 2C52 12.10 CARLISLE – BARROW

WORKINGTON 156485 2C54 13.07 CARLISLE – LANCASTER

WIGTON 156483 2C56 14.08 CARLISLE – BARROW

CARLISLE 57304 STABLED, 156464 2C58 14.41 CARLISLE – BARROW , 14.47/14.48 390138 1S58 11.30 EUSTON – GLASGOW CENTRAL, 14.47/14.48 390135 1M14 13.40 GLASGOW CENTRAL – EUSTON, 14.50 158904 2H93 14.50 CARLISLE – NEWCASTLE, 14.54 158791 2A26 14.54 CARLISLE – NEWCASTLE, 15.00/15.01 390002 9S60 10.43 EUSTON – EDINBURGH, 15.05 156458 1L74 15.05 CARLISLE – DUMFRIES, 15.09/15.11 390127 9M84 14.00 GLASGOW CENTRAL – EUSTON, 15.09 156448 1N63 13.39 NEWCASTLE – CARLISLE, 15.12 156465 2C32 15.12 CARLISLE – BARROW, 15.13/15.15 350408 1S61 13.07 MAN AIRPORT – GLASGOW CENTRAL, 15.21 156448 1N70 15.21 CARLISLE – NEWCASTLE, 15.26 56091 0C58 14.30 CARNFORTH – CARLISLE, 15.30/15.38 350402 1M99 14.12 EDINBURGH – MAN AIRPORT, 15.38 156453 1Z55 15.00 DUMFRIES – CARLISLE, 15.40 56091 0Z56 16.17 CARLISLE – PRESTON C.S, 15.43 156420 2C55 13.16 BARROW – CARLISLE, 15.43 390001 1S63 12.30 EUSTON – GLASGOW CENTRAL, 15.43 156454 2N21 13.55 MORPETH – CARLISLE, 15.53/15.54 390115 1M15 14.40 GLASGOW CENT – EUSTON, 15.57 156421 1N65 14.33 NEWCASTLE – CARLISLE, 15.58 68004/68018 0Z52 15.50 KM – SELLAFIELD, 15.59 153360/158842 2H90 13.18 LEEDS – CARLISLE, 15.59 221102 9S65 11.43 EUSTON – GLASGOW CENTRAL**16.06/16.08 390107 9M86 14.52 EDINBURGH – EUSTON

LANCASTER, 158797, 195105

ARPLEY STABLING POINT, 66198

ARPLEY YARD 66160

TRAINS TRAVELLED on ** in italics.

Monday 17th February 2020

CHESTER

The meeting at Chester on 17th February was not quite the usual, as photographs were not to the fore. An attendance of 21 were treated to an extremely interesting and informative talk by John Hastings-Thomson entitled “The Unknown Warrior – the Patriot Rebuild”.

John went through all the trials and tribulations involved in building a new steam locomotive explaining the many pitfalls they came across, such as not keeping as close an eye on quality control as was necessary, but also some of the successes such as a simpler and cheaper way of producing castings for many parts.

He explained that fortunately, although many drawings were not available, the ‘Patriot’ locomotives had many parts which were identical to those on a ‘Jubilee’, so this made life a little easier.

The principal aspects of any such project were to ensure that funds were being attained on a regular basis, particularly by subscription, as when delays are experienced the cost of a venture like this can escalate and to use locations which have the best equipment for the job in hand.

The evening was most enjoyable and with his photographs of the locomotive as it went through various stages of building made for a most enjoyable evening.

Tuesday 11th February 2020

WEST MIDLANDS DAY RANGER

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323240 departing from Pl.1 at Aston working 2L29 10.12 Redditch – Lichfield City

Two days after “Storm Ciara” struck the U.K, the Branch embarked on another outdoor fixture. On Monday 10 February the system was still in chaos due to problems caused by the storm. Fortunately by Tuesday the West Midlands area was back to normal.

Seven members attended with ex Branch Member Richard Neale [Cheltenham Branch] attending.

The party met at Crewe. Snow lay on the ground at Alsager and it was clear from the snow cover at Stoke on Trent that the area had a heavy fall the previous day. No snow was evident beyond Stone.

323214 arriving at Lichfield Trent Valley with 2P21 09.13 from Longbridge

All the trains on which we travelled were punctual with the exception of 1D61 12.19 New St – Nottingham which lost 10 minutes between New St & Tamworth due to being held because of the late departure of 60092 from Kingsbury on 6E54 to Humber.

170101 with 09.45 Cardiff to Nottingham atTamworth HL

We were pleased that the fixture was a day ranger rather than an observation as a very cold North Westerly wind blew all day. It was planned that we would spend 3 hours on Nuneaton Station however due to the very cold wind which was quite unbearable one hour was more than enough!

Nuneaton with 33207

 

66135 passing through Nuneaton working
6O42 11.31 Halewood (Jaguar Cars) – Southampton
Eastern Docks

Car for Israel on Halewood to Dagenham car carrier

OBSERVATIONS

LNWR 67025/68028/90019

LONGPORT08922

STAFFORD CCE SDGS DR80208

LICHFIELD T V 66198 6M13 01.04 DOLLANDS MOOR – DITTON FOUNDRY LANE

BESCOT YARD08632/08670/66017/66054/66055/66136/66720/66731

LAWLEY ST

66420 ex 4M86 03.00 FELIXSTOWE – LAWLEY ST

66531 4M55 09.02 SOUTHAMPTON – LAWLEY ST

66599 to work 4O17 15.48 LAWLEY ST – SOUTHAMPTON

WASHWOOD HEATH DR73923

WATER ORTON

66421 4Z52 06.35 SOUTH BANK TEES DOCK – DAVENTRY

66594 4L46 12.16 LAWLEY ST – LONDON GATEWAY

KINGSBURY

60001 6M57 07.15 LINDSEY – KINGSBURY

66514 4L57 13.01 BIRCH COPPICE – FELIXSTOWE

NUNEATON

33207 STABLED

DR79262/DR79272 STABLED

14.13 66135 6O42 11.31 HALEWOOD – SOUTHAMPTON

14.19 47815 13.49 LEICESTER L.I.P – LEICESTER L.I.P

14.31 70805 6M50 07.55 WESTBURY – BESCOT V.Q

14.41 70007 4M63 09.12 FELIXSTOWE – TRAFFORD PARK

LICHFIELD T.V CCE SDGSDR79501-07

COLWICH JNC 66142 4L56 13.15 TRAFFORD PARK – LONDON GATEWAY

STAFFORD60103 5Z78 10.00 EAST LANCS RAILWAY – MID HANTS RAILWAY

Three locomotives were seen with a combined age of 211 years; 60103 [Flying Scotsman] new 24/2/23, 33207 new 16/3/62 & 47815 new 1/7/64!

ALSO SEEN

142054, 156410, 158828, 170109/10/397/509/13/21/634, 172001/06, 220030, 221102/07/10/13/25/42, 323204-07/10/11/20/21/40, 319422, 350110/12/20/350240/46/48, 350404, 390002/05/16/39/45/47, 390114/19/21/22/28/29/32/41/48/51/52, 397010

TRAINS TRAVELLED ON : –

350113 1W10 09.01 [CREWE – EUSTON] TO STAFFORD

350236 1U24 09.33 [CREWE – EUSTON] STAFFORD TO LICHFIELD T.V

323214 2R31 10.20 [LICHFIELD T V – REDDITCH] LICHFIELD T.V TO ASTON

350265 2A17 10.22 [WOLVERHAMPTON – WALSALL] ASTON TO WALSALL

350265 2W24 11.30 [WALSALL – WOLVERHAMPTON] WALSALL TO NEW ST

170101 1D61 12.19 [NEW ST – NOTTINGHAM] NEW ST TO TAMWORTH

220020 1V54 06.33 [DUNDEE – PLYMOUTH] TAMWORTH TO NEW ST

170117 1L42 13.22 [NEW ST – STANSTED AIRPORT] NEW ST TO NUNEATON

350121 1U37 13.46 [EUSTON – CREWE] NUNEATON TO CREWE

Monday 5th February 2020

LIVERPOOL

The Black and White Collection of Bill Ashcroft

An attendance of 36, the highestat any brach meeting in three years saww John Sloane’s presenttation “The Black & White Collection of Bill Ashcroft” and as expected John’s presentation was to his usual high level of presentation and professionalism, which included some amusing anecdotes.

Bill, as many know, was Secretary of the Lancashire & North West Branch and was also involved in organising a number of rail tours, including those involving both the last “Duchess” and “Royal Scot” locomotives in 1964 and 1965 respectively. He lived just around the corner from Lostock Hall shed and worked overlooking Preston station, which he visited during most lunchtimes when at work, so he had a very good relationship with many railway staff in the area and this came to the fore with the number of photographs he took from rather unusual locations within the Preston area.

Whilst a large selection of photographs were taken around that area, we were also treated to some from further afield, including as far away as Inverness, the famous half roundhouse and water tower being seen.

We were shown a few colour shots and are indebted to John for providing us with such a nostalgic presentation and would welcome more of the excellent photographs shown.

Tuesday 28th January 2020

LANCASHIRE DAY RANGER

 

150132 at Ormskirk awaiting departure with 2N04 11.01 to Preston – Chris Dilley

The vagaries of the British weather were very much to the fore with sleet, snow, rain & strong winds experienced plus a little sunshine.

4 Members met at Manchester Piccadilly with 2 others joining further North.

The party travelled to Preston and then Ormskirk before heading to Lancaster. Some time was spent at this most attractive station with appropriately, 390135 City of Lancaster heading south before we boarded 156452 on the only working of the day, 12.49 to Heysham Harbour connecting as it does with the 14.15 sailing to Douglas, I.O.M.

Returning to Lancaster we travelled south to Preston before joining 331018 to Blackpool North. It is 3 years since our last outdoor fixture which incorporated a trip to Blackpool since when the route has been electrified. 390043 took us back to Preston where we connected into LNWR liveried 350408 on 1M98 [13.08 Glasgow Central – Manchester Airport] Arriving at Manchester Piccadilly at 16.25 gave Cheltenham Branch Member Peter Hughes 2 minutes to get from Platform 13 to Platform 5 to join the 16.27 to Bournemouth which he managed to do using his, “Maserati” like speed.

Trains travelled on

350408 [1S40 Man Airport – Glasgow Central]

150132 [2F44 10.26 Preston – Ormskirk]

150132 [2N04 11.01 Ormskirk – Preston]

195103 [1C53 10.28 Manchester Airport – Barrow]

156452 [2C87 12.49 Lancaster – Heysham Harbour]

156452 [2C86 13.20 Heysham Harbour – Lancaster]

390137 [9M55 12.00 Glasgow Central – Euston]

331018 [2N67 13.03 Hazel Grove – Blackpool North]

390043 [1A93 15.02 Blackpool North – Euston]

350408 [1M98 13.08 Glasgow Central – Man Airport]

Locos seen

MANCHESTER PICCADILLY [09.16] 66114 4M83 02.35 LONDON GATEWAY – TRAFFORD PARK

DEANSGATE [09.35] 66185 4O21 09.15 TRAFFORD PARK – SOUTHAMPTON

PRESTON [10.05] 68030 3B92 08.21 CARLISLE – BLETCHLEY MANCHESTER PICCADILLY [16.34] 66597 4L86 16.15 TRAFFORD PARK – FELIXSTOWE

 

156452 sits in Platform 5 at Lancaster waiting to work 2C87 12.49 to Heysham Harbour – Chris Dilley

Monday 20th January 2020

CHESTER

Following a routine and uncontroversial branch AGM at Chester on 20th January 24 persons were entertained by John Cashen’s presentation “Around Britain in 80 Minutes, Part 1”.

In this first part John covered the Western, Southern and Eastern Regions, mid-1957 to mid-1974 with a great selection and variety covering both black and white and colour, showing steam, diesel and electric plus some engine sheds. A huge range of classes which then graced the railway network were represented, together with some other very odd vehicles.

Starting in Chester the Western Region covered the Cambrian, Birmingham, Worcester, Oxford, London, South Wales then through to Devon and Cornwall.

The Southern Region started in Plymouth and he covered their routes to Exeter, then to Weymouth, Southampton, Basingstoke and via the south coast to Kent and into London, with a diversion onto the Isle of Wight.

The Eastern Region followed covering Barking, Stratford, East Anglia, Norwich, Cambridge, Retford and Doncaster.

It was amazing to see the quality of the photographs that John was able to take, initially with his very basic camera, and they showed what a good eye he has for a photograph.

The evening included little anecdotes from his trips and we look forward to Part 2 at some time in the future.

Tuesday 14th January 2020

CHESHIRE DAY RANGER

Five members
went on the Cheshire Day Ranger. Two started at Crewe on 153325 on the 0923 to
Chester were the other three joined. The next leg was on 158819 on the 1012 to
Liverpool Lime Street HL via the Halton Curve. This service started in May 2019
after many years of campaigning by the North Cheshire Rail Users Association
for the reopening of the line with the prospect of a future extension into
North Wales. The line joins the Crewe to Lime Street line at Halton Junction
and then passes Ditton FLT, Alstom Widnes, Jaguar Land Rover, Garston Car
Terminal and Alstom Edge Hill Depot in quick succession.

At Lime Street
we made our way downstairs to the low level platform for a return trip to New
Brighton on 507014. The Class 507/508 are now in their last year of operation.
The first of the new units 777003 arrived at Kirkdale Depot the same day.

Back at Lime
Street our next move was the highlight of the day – loco hauled (well propelled
actually) on the 1254 Lime Street to Scarborough as far as Manchester Victoria.
68027 and TPE Set 6 did the honours. A short trip from Victoria to Piccadilly
with 185101 round the Ordsall Curve followed.

195117 and 195001 in Platform 7 at Lime Street awaiting departure on the 1516 to Manchester Airport – Mark Youdan

At Piccadilly we
had planned to ride on the 1409 back to Liverpool Lime Street via the CLC on Northern’s
new Class 195 units. It duly arrived as a 5 car train formed of 195001 and
195117. En-route at Allerton Depot were quite a number of new Class 195 and
331. At Lime Street the party of three heading downstairs to take 507010 to
Chester. Their last move back to Crewe was on a double Voyager.

We had an
excellent trip and all trains ran to time.

Units/Locos seen

03073
08454/818/34 66001/112/587/745 68027 87035 90017/32

142004 150124/34
150203/25/42/84 153319/25/76/79 158752/813/19/20/24/37 175008 175109/16
185101/29 195001/11/19 195116/17/20/24 221114

319375/86 323225
331001/09/14/18/21/24/25 331105/12 350111 350234/39/63/376 390119/35/52
507005/06/07/10/13/14/17/18/24/30 508128/31/37 802203/17

 

Monday 16th December 2019

CHESTER

At the Chester meeting on 16th December 29 members witnessed a presentation by David Miller entitled “1960s Southern Branch Lines”.

He started his journey in Kent and went to the north and west along the south coast looking at all the branch lines on the Southern Region, finally ending up with branches throughout ‘The Withered Arm’. We not only saw some of the older motive power in the form of A1X, H2 and M7 tanks, but their ultimate newer replacements, namely Ivatt ‘teddy bear’, BR 2-6-2 and 2-6-4 tanks.

It was a most interesting presentation which not only gave the attendees an insight to those not familiar with these routes, but brought back memories to anyone who had been fortunate enough to have sampled some or all of the SR branches.

David gave a most interesting presentation which was thoroughly enjoyed by those fortunate enough to see it.

Tuesday 10th December 2019

STAFFORD

We now schedule only one meeting each year at Stafford and this is always the pre-Christmas meet when food is provided. Since we were last there in December 2018 there have been time table changes particularly to LNWR services increasing substantially the number of Class 350 units seen. In December 2018 during the same period the number seen was 18 and this year 32! In addition there is now a refreshment kiosk on Platforms 3&4 which proved very useful.

Eight Members attended on what was a mostly wet day with a strong south westerly wind blowing.

Freight levels were disappointing with two of the regular freights cancelled.

The highlights were 390155 & 390156 in the new Avanti West Coast livery and 37800 dragging 319371/319364 to Long Marston. 390155 worked 9S55 09.43 Euston – Glasgow Central with 390156 working 1F17 13.07 Euston – Liverpool.

NON-PASSENGER WORKINGS

66716 4M21 03.10 FELIXSTOWE – TRAFFORD PARK at 10.00

66544 4O49 09.22 BASFORD HALL – SOUTHAMPTON at 10.15

DR73916 6T45 09.16 CREWE P.A.D – CREWE P.A.D at 10.25

66540 4L75 05.00 TRAFFORD PARK – FELIXSTOWE at 10.38

66121 4O21 09.15 TRAFFORD PARK – SOUTHAMPTON at 11.14

67008 0Z67 11.08 CREWE T.M.D – WEMBLEY YARD at 11.49

70801 6C89 09.36 MOUNTSORREL – CARLISLE YARD at 11.51

88007/88006 4M27 05.48 MOSSEND – DAVENTRY at 11.52

325008 5A91 11.20 CREWE T.M.D – WEMBLEY PRDC at 12.04

90036/90040 4M25 06.06 MOSSEND – DAVENTRY at 13.19

88002 4S44 12.16 DAVENTRY – MOSSEND at 13.33

66767 4M75 08.19 AVONMOUTH – CLITHEROE at 14.15

66514 4M81 08.01 FELIXSTOWE – BASFORD HALL at 14.26

37800+319371+319364 5Q94 11.53 ALLERTON DEPOT – LONG MARSTON at 14.43

66554 4M63 09.12 FELIXSTOWE –BASFORD HALL at 15.20

66623 6Z98 14.23 BASFORD HALL – NORTHAMPTON at 15.35

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Also seen were:-

220004/15/17/29-31/34

221101-08/12/13/15/16/18/23/26/30/33/35/38/41/42

350104/06/07/09-12/14/15/23/24/30

350231/33/34/37/39/45-47/49/50/54/56/57/59/62/66

350373/75-77

390001/09-11/13/16/20/39/40/43/45-47/49

390103/12/14/15/17-19/21/22/25/26/28/29/32/34-36/38/41/48/51/53-56

Monday 4th December 2019

LIVERPOOL

“Liverpool and its Railways” was the subject at the Liverpool meeting on 4th December when

John Ryan, a long-standing branch member, gave his presentation to an attendance of 30.

John, who
for many years was involved in railway civil engineering, gave us a tour of
Liverpool, especially in the docks area, but also he went further afield
throughout Merseyside.

Because
of his profession he was able to show us some locations which were not
available to us mere enthusiasts and he gave us an insight into the reasons for
various closures or new projects which have occurred in the area during the
last half century.

His
presentation was thoroughly entertaining and enjoyed by all who attended,
especially because of his knowledge of railway development in the area and this
was reflected in the fact that it was the highest attendance at one of our
meetings for over a year.

Monday 18th November 2019

CHESTER

24
persons attended the Chester meeting on 18th November when David Maidment gave
an exceptionally interesting talk entitled “Railway Safety”.

In his first few months with BR he experienced three minor accidents and
wondered whether or not he had joined the right industry.
However, he ultimately moved to Aberbeeg as Stationmaster, stating that he had lost
on the toss of a coin as to whether he would be moved there or elsewhere, and
this is where his interest in safety began.

After
some time studying safety at DuPont in America, where they had a policy of
concentrating on prevention and pro-active safety rather than the reactive, David
became instrumental in convincing both the BR Board and the Government to adopt a similar policy.

It was a
beneficial policy, because by 1992 roughly 40 rail workers and passengers per
year were being killed and this proactive approach reduced the figure to zero
pre privatisation, and with it came economic benefits, as it cost less to
prevent an accident than it did to investigate and resolve the problem.

He
eventually travelled the world being involved in forums on railway safety and
some of the benefits of his policies can be witnessed today throughout our
railway system.

Tuesday 12th November 2019

LEAMINGTON SPA

The MCNW Branch of the RCTS had a different but interesting day to the normal outdoor fixture.To start with, it was raining heavily and very windy. Two members were waiting at Crewe station for other members to arrive. However, they did not turn up.Whilst waiting TPE 397002 turned up on test, a cop for both, a good start. The Crewe members were informed that Pendolino (390039) had broken down at Runcorn blocking the line, ultimately scuppering the day for those coming down from the Liverpool area.

Those waiting at Crewe pressed on and duly arrived at Leamington Spa to be met by three others who came by other routes. Stations are not the warmest of places and the cold got to one member who returned home. However, his Cross Country train was delayed by nearly half an hour due to a medical issue on the train, which resulted in two trains cancelled and other delayed. When the ambulance finally arrived, the patient just walked off the train into the ambulance, before being checked over by the paramedics. Why couldn’t have walked off earlier and waited in the waiting room and prevented the disruption?

After a couple of hours and seeing four freights go through the party travelled to Nuneaton on 172003, transferred from Gospel Oak – Barking. When the party arrived at Nuneaton they were met with three freights within five minutes. After an hour or so, the wind was getting to us, so the decision was taken to make a slow way home with members going various ways, not before we had seen another of the former GOBLIN units

It was a different day, when no one could remember a broken down train having such an effect on the day, but we did enjoy each other’s company, even though there was a lack of rock cakes.

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Observations

LEAMINGTON SPA

07.47 68015 1H1706.41 STOURBRIDGE JNC – MARYLEBONE

08.06 66597 4M9503.44 SOUTHAMPTON – TRAFFORD PARK

08.26 66188 4O4303.59 WAKEFIELD EUROPORT- SOUTHAMPTON

08.46 66556 4O0507.15 BIRCH COPPICE – SOUTHAMPTON

10.08 66523 4O1405.36 GARSTON- SOUTHAMPTON

11.29 68008 1H3310.55 MOOR ST – MARYLEBONE

11.54 66569 4M5509.08 SOUTHAMPTON – LAWLEY ST

11.55 66557 4O4909.22 BASFORD HALL – SOUTHAMPTON

12.14 66708 +66781 [DIT]6M2608.50 EASTLEIGH – MOUNTSORREL

12.26 68014 1R2511.10 MARYLEBONE – MOOR ST

12.56 66039 4O2109.15 TRAFFORD PARK – SOUTHAMPTON

NUNEATON

13.43 66589 4M9408.01 FELIXSTOWE – BASFORD HALL

13.44 66516 4M8107.50 FELIXSTOWE – LAWLEY ST

13.48 66708 + 66781[DIT]6M2608.50 EASTLEIGH – MOUNTSORREL

14.27 66124 4M2506.06 MOSSEND – DAVENTRY

14.29 70808 6M5007.55 WESTBURY – BESCOT

14.47 66512 4M6309.12 FELIXSTOWE – TRAFFORD PARK

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Monday 21st October 2019

CHESTER

23
persons attended the Chester meeting on 21st October when Stuart
Warr presented “South Wales Railways since the 1970’s”.

He started
his journey in Chepstow and ended in Fishguard covering many of the branch lines
up the valleys, including Ebbw Vale, Merthyr Tydfil and the Heart of Wales line,
from the 1970’s to the current time.

The
presentation showed just how the course of time has changed the opportunities,
or lack of them, to take photographs with the growth of trees and hedges now
making a big difference.

Stuart
showed photographs of both steam and diesel, colour and black and white and it
was amazing to see the number of excursions, special and sporting trains that
went into South Wales, and with it came a great variety of locomotives, many
rarely seen working passenger trains.

We were entertained
with Stuart’s anecdotes of his time in Wales and it was plainly obvious that he
has a talent for taking photographs of a very high standard.

The
audience all agreed that it was an entertaining evening, in addition to being both
informative and interesting

Tuesday 8th October

DONCASTER

The Branch invariably has two outdoor fixtures each year at Doncaster and the location never disappoints. Freight levels do vary on each visit but the location is never dull.

18 freights and light engine movements were seen which was less than on our 12 March visit. This was because we were less than attentive in recording the freights off the Mexborough line. We were delighted to see two Class 60 hauled freights.

The transition to the Azuma trains is quite fascinating. On 12 March we saw 17 Class 91’s + 1 Class 90 working compared to only 13 Class 91’s this time. HST’s were 22 in March & 26 this time.

The Doncaster fixture is usually well supported with 8 Members attending on this occasion.

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153380 in unbranded former GWR green departs from Doncaster working 2C64 10.53 Hull – Sheffield – Chris Dilley

Observations

09.41/09.44-801102/801109-1D05-TO LEEDS

09.47/09.49-82230/91119-1A19-EX LEEDS

09.50-800102-5Q20-07.38 HEATON – PETERBOROUGH

09.54/09.56-82217/91121-1E04-EX EDINBURGH

10.09-66532-0Y35-09.55 DECOY – LEEDS BALM RD

10.09/10.12-91112/82225-1N08-TO NEWCASTLE

10.14/10.17-800103-1D06-TO LEEDS

10.16/10.19-82224/91107-1A20-EX LEEDS

10.20-43314/43272-1E05-EX EDINBURGH

10.25/10.26-800108-1Y82-EX YORK

10.27-66723-4E14-04.05 FELIXSTOWE – DONCASTER IPORT

10.35-91130/82210-1S09 -TO EDINBURGH

10.38-66596-4L87-08.51 LEEDS – FELIXSTOWE

10.39/10.43-801108/801110-1D07-TO LEEDS

10.43-66757-6D75-08.43 SCUNTHORPE – DECOY

10.45-800202-5Q67-09.40 PETERBOROUGH – DONCASTER

10.46/10.48-82215/91125-1A22 -EX LEEDS

10.54/10/57-800106-1E06-EX GLASGOW CENTRAL

11.04/11.06-43312/43320-1N81 -TO YORK

11.04-66005-4L45-09.39 WAKEFIELD EUROPORT – FELIXSTOWE

11.13/11.16-91122/82200-1S10-TO EDINBURGH

11.17/11.19-91114/82207-1D08-TO LEEDS

11.19-43306/43317-1E07-EX EDINBURGH

11.22/11.24-801109-1A25-EX LEEDS

11.36-43307/43300-1W11-TO ABERDEEN

11.41/11.45-43316/43206-1D09-TO LEEDS

11.32/11.52-800202/800203-5Q58-09.55 DARLINGTON – NEWARK NORTHGATE800203 ATTACHED AT DONCASTER

11.47/11.49-800103-1A26-EX LEEDS

11.55/11.57-82227/91129-1E08-EX EDINBURGH

11.56-802205DOWN – WORKING NOT IDENTIFIED

12.05-66131-0E23-07.50 TOTON TMD – TOTON TMD

12.09/12.12-91111/82213-1S12-TO EDINBURGH

12.12/12.15-91118/82206-1D10-TO LEEDS

12.16/12.19-801110/801108-1A28-EX LEEDS

12.20-43313/43295-1E09-EX EDINBURGH

12.21-800102-5Q21-11.05 PETERBOROUGH – YORK

12.22-999600/999601-2Q08-05.24 DONCASTER WEST YD – DONCASTER WEST YD

12.26-56091-0Z56-11.43 ROSSINGTON – SCUNTHORPE TRENT YD

12.26/12.28-43320/43312-1Y84-EX YORK

12.34-91110/82219-1S13-TO EDINBURGH

12.34-802201-5Z90-12.35 DONCASTER CARR – HULL

12.37/12.43-91101/82204-1D11-TO LEEDS

12.46-800203/800202-5Q59-12.26 NEWARK NORTHGATE – DONCASTER CARR

12.47/12.49-82207/91114-1A29-EX LEEDS

12.52-66762-4D08-09.38 TEES DOCK – DONCASTER IPORT

12.54/12.57-800110-1E10-EX EDINBURGH

12.55-66035-6D65-11.08 ROXBY – ROSSINGTON

12.58-66555-4E23-05.50 FELIXSTOWE – LEEDS

13.03/13.05-800111-1N83-TO YORK

13.08/13.10-91105/82201-1S15-TO EDINBURGH

13.12/13.15-801105/801106-1D12-TO LEEDS

13.15/13.20-43206/43316-1A30-EX LEEDS

13.25-43305/43302-1E11-EX ABERDEEN

13.29-800102-5Q22-13.04 YORK – NEWARK NORTHGATE

13.35-43251/43311-1W96-TO INVERNESS

13.42/13.44-43319/43296-1D13-TO LEEDS

13.44/13.48-82206/91118-1A31-EX LEEDS

13.46-802213-5Q98-10.34 ACTON MAIN LINE – MERCHANT PARK SIDINGS, DARLINGTON

13.50/13.55-82225/91112-1Y32-EX NEWCASTLE

13.58-66563-6E50-09.14 IPSWICH – LINDSEY

14.09/14.12-91121/82217-1S17-TO EDINBURGH

14.10-66186-6H69-13.50 HECK – DOWLOW

14.13/14.15-91119/82230-1D14-TO LEEDS

14.16/14.19-82204/91101-1A33-EX LEEDS

14.18-43310/43274-1E13-EX INVERNESS

14.23-60062-6J94-12.25 HEDON RD SDGS – BELMONT YD

14.23-66710-4E34-05.29 SOUTHAMPTON – DONCASTER I PORT

14.24/14.26-800111-1Y86-EX YORK

14.33-66723-4L14-14.19 DONCASTER IPORT – FELIXSTOWE

14.38-800108-1S18-TO EDINBURGH

14.38-66769-6E51-12.17 PEAK FOREST – SELBY

14.43-66737-6E84-08.30 MIDDLETON TOWERS – MONK BRETTON

14.51/14.53-91125/82215-1D15-TO LEEDS

14.54/14.56-800107-1E14-EX EDINBURGH

15.04/15.06-801106/801105-1A34-EX LEEDS19’ LATE

15.08/15.11-43272/43314-1N85-TO YORK

15.09-56091-6Z57-14.25 SCUNTHORPE TRENT YD – CHADDESDEN SDGS

15.09-802201-5Z86-14.18 HULL – PETERBOROUGH

15.13/15.16-91107/82224-1S19-TO EDINBURGH

15.17/15.18-800106-1D16-TO LEEDS

15.20-66067-4E26-08.09 DOLLANDS MOOR – SCUNTHORPE

15.21/15.23-43296/43319-1A36-EX LEEDS

15.22-60059-6E08-10.02 WOLVERHAMPTON STEEL TERM – IMMINGHAM

15.24-800102-5Q23-14.21 NEWARK NORTHGATE – CRAIGENTINNY

15.27-43290/43299-1E15-EX ABERDEEN

15.31-801203-5Q30-14.46 DONCASTER CARR – YORK

15.32-43317/43306-1W20-TO ABERDEEN

15.38/15.43-801103/801101-1D17-TO LEEDS

WORKS SIDINGS

91108 STORED

DONCASTER WEST YD

67005

ALSO SEEN

142011/23/68

144001/02/05/06/08/11

153302/10/32/57/80

158759

170457/58/61/74/77

180101/03-06/09/11-13

185102/06/12/17/29-31/44/51

195103/13

220006/10-14/16/21/34

221137/39

331106/08/09


Wednesday 2nd October 2019

LIVERPOOL

The first Liverpool meeting of the season on 2nd October saw long standing branch member Bevan Price give a presentation to 28 attendees entitled “To Hell and Back”.

Bevan has a very concise portfolio of photographs taken in the north west, especially on Merseyside where he must have taken shots at almost every potential location between Liverpool and Manchester/Wigan and this was to the fore in his presentation, However he also included in his presentation the WCML and some visits he had made into Europe during the last 50 years, reaching as far as Hell in Norway.

The range of photographs shown went from the last few years of steam, via the first generation of both diesel and electric multiple units and locomotives to those of the second generation, and it is hard to remember just how many liveries have been carried over the years by some classes, especially the soon to be extinct Pacers and locomotives such as Cl.47.

Unfortunately we had issues with the projector for which we must apologise to Bevan and, although the venue’s replacement was not of the clarity as that of the branch, it did not deter from this excellent presentation which was enjoyed by all present.


Tuesday 10th September 2019

PETERBOROUGH

Previous observations at Peterborough have been poorly supported so it was with some trepidation that the venue was chosen as a destination for the first time since June 2014. We need not have worried as 7 Members attended.

Travel was via Crewe, Stockport & Doncaster in both directions with a superb ride aboard Azuma 800114 on 1A25 10.45 Leeds – Kings Cross. A top speed of 129 mph was recorded with an average speed of 100 mph for the distance of 75 miles in 45 minutes. By way of contrast we returned aboard HST 43239/43306, [1N87 15.06 Kings Cross – York], the ride being noticeably inferior.

Much freight traffic was in evidence with good variety. The highlight was the unusual sight of 91121 blunt nose leading with 82201 inside + Mk4 stock + 91109 on the rear on 5Y91 13.02 York Loop Holgate – Bounds Green.

It was good to meet Robert Warburton, Branch Secretary of the Peterborough Branch.

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OBSERVATIONS

11.55-66718-6M60 11.07 Whitemoor – Mountsorrel

11.57-66782-0E60 11.30 Whitemoor – Doncaster Up Decoy

12.00-66761-6E84 08.20 Middleton Towers – Monk Bretton

12.01-800107-1N83 11.06 Kings Cross – York

12.04-800104-1A25 10.45 Leeds – Kings Cross

12.04-700146-9J24 09.25 Horsham – Peterborough

12.11-170108-1L36 10.22 Birmingham NS – Stansted Airport

12.12-180103-1N92 11.27 Kings Cross – Sunderland

12.16-180109-1A93 10.33 Hull – Kings Cross

12.17-91124 + 82228-1S15 11.30 Kings Cross – Edinburgh

12.23-156497-1R82 10.57 Norwich – Liverpool

12.24-800105-1D12 11.33 Kings Cross – Leeds

12.24-700146-9J33 12.24 Peterborough – Horsham

12.26-800113-1B83 11.56 Newark Northgate – Kings Cross

12.27-66420-4L93 10.11 Lawley Street FLT – Felixstowe FLT

12.27-153384-2K23 11.10 Lincoln – Peterborough

12.33-800112-1A26 11.15 Leeds – Kings Cross

12.35-180111-1H03 11.48 Kings Cross – Hull

12.41-158858-1L07 08.52 Liverpool – Norwich

12.41-700127-9J26 09.55 Horsham – Peterborough

12.45-43307 + 43315-1W96 12.00 Kings Cross – Inverness

12.50-43296 + 43305-1D13 12.03 Kings Cross – Leeds

12.51-170639-1N53 11.27 Stansted Airport – Birmingham NS

12.51-82200 + 91132-1E08 09.00 Edinburgh – Kings Cross

12.54-700127-9J35 12.54 Peterborough – Horsham

12.57-43367 + 43290-1B84 12.06 Kings Cross – Newark Northgate

12.57-158770-5D00 11.04 Norwich CS – Nottingham CMD

12.57-180101-1A63 10.22 Bradford Interchange – Kings Cross

13.02-800206-5Q90 11.25 Doncaster IEP – Kings Cross

13.05-43306 + 43239-1E09 09.30 Edinburgh – Kings Cross

13.07-700150-9J28 10.25 Horsham – Peterborough

13.09-800109-1A28 11.45 Leeds – Kings Cross

13.12-66047-4L45 10.04 Wakefield Europort – Felixstowe Dock

13.16-170101-1L38 11.22 Birmingham NS – Stansted Airport

13.16-91110 + 82223-1S17 12.30 Kings Cross – Edinburgh

13.21-158865-1R86 11.57 Norwich – Liverpool

13.24-700150-9J37 13.24 Peterborough – Horsham

13.25-91127 + 82206-1D14 12.33 Kings Cross – Leeds

13.27-153313-2K29 12.10 Lincoln – Peterborough

13.35-700152-9J30 10.55 Horsham – Peterborough

13.37-170273-2E76 12.01 Ipswich – Peterborough

13.38-43251 + 43308-1Y84 12.02 York – Kings Cross

13.39-82205 + 91120-1A29 12.15 Leeds – Kings Cross

13.40-180108-1N93 12.57 Kings Cross – Sunderland

13.41-153313-2K48 13.41 Peterborough – Lincoln

13.47-91125 + 82217-1S18 13.00 Kings Cross – Edinburgh

13.47-82218 + 91105-1E10 10.00 Edinburgh – Kings Cross

13.47-170638-1N55 12.27 Stansted Airport – Birmingham NS

13.50-91112 + 82227-1D15 13.03 Kings Cross – Leeds

13.50-170273-2L77 13.50 Peterborough – Ipswich

13.54-700152-9J39 13.54 Peterborough – Horsham

13.57-43316 + 43314-1N85 13.06 Kings Cross – York

14.02-700106-9J32 11.25 Horsham – Peterborough

14.04-43310 + 43295-1A30 12.45 Leeds – Kings Cross

14.10-66786-4M29 10.29 Felixstowe GBRf – Birch Coppice

14.13-170637-1L40 12.22 Birmingham NS – Stansted Airport

14.13-43277 + 43238-1E11 07.52 Aberdeen – Kings Cross

14.15-91118 + 82219-1S19 13.30 Kings Cross – Edinburgh

14.19-158777-1R90 12.57 Norwich – Liverpool

14.23-700106-9J41 14.24 Peterborough – Horsham

14.23-91131 + 82213-1D16 13.33 Kings Cross – Leeds

14.26-43290 + 43367-1B85 13.54 Newark Northgate – Kings Cross

14.28-56091 + 56103-6Z39 11.00 Rossington LP – Willesden

14.31-180109-1H04 13.48 Kings Cross – Hull

14.33-180113-1A94 12.33 Hull – Kings Cross

14.36-700133-9J34 11.55 Horsham – Peterborough

14.38-82214 + 91101-1A31 13.15 Leeds – Kings Cross

14.39-66738-4Z33 11.22 Felixstowe GBRf – Doncaster Railport

14.43-158780-1L09 10.51 Liverpool – Norwich

14.45-153374-2K35 13.02 Newark Northgate – Peterborough

14.45-43206 + 43313-1W20 14.00 Kings Cross – Aberdeen

14.47-82209 + 91107-1Y32 12.25 Newcastle – Kings Cross

14.48-170398-1N57 13.27 Stansted Airport – Birmingham NS

14.51-800113-1D17 14.03 Kings Cross – Leeds

14.53-700133-9J43 14.54 Peterborough – Horsham

14.54-91121 +82201 91109-5Y91 13.02 Holgate Sidings – Bounds Green

14.58-800112-1B86 14.06 Kings Cross – Newark Northgate

15.02-43302 +43299-1E13 07.55 Inverness – Kings Cross

15.04-700142-9J36 12.23 Horsham – Peterborough

15.09-800106-1A33 13.45 Leeds – Kings Cross

15.11-153374-2K56 15.11 Peterborough – Lincoln

15.14-180105-1A65 12.29 Sunderland – Kings Cross

15.15-91132 +82200-1S21 14.30 Kings Cross – Edinburgh

15.15-170117-1L42 13.22 Birmingham NS – Stansted Airport

15.23-800109-1D18 14.33 Kings Cross – Leeds

15.23-66092-4E25 11.20 Bow Depot – Heck

15.24-700142-9J45 15.24 Peterborough – Horsham

15.28-158785-1R94 13.57 Norwich – Liverpool

15.29-66514-4L87 08.51 Leeds FLT – Felixstowe FLT

15.30-800107-1Y86 14.02 York – Kings Cross

15.33-180101-1D73 14.48 Kings Cross – Bradford Interchange

15.34-800105-1A34 14.15 Leeds – Kings Cross

15.37-700123-9J38 12.55 Horsham – Peterborough

15.41-156401-1L10 11.51 Liverpool – Norwich

15.41-170270-2E78 13.59 Ipswich – Peterborough

15.46-82215 +91113-1E14 12.00 Edinburgh – Kings Cross

15.47-43308 +43251-1W22 15.00 Kings Cross – Stirling

15.49-170108-1N59 14.27 Stansted Airport – Birmingham

15.50-170270-2L79 15.50 Peterborough – Ipswich

15.51-91120 + 82205-1D19 15.03 Kings Cross – Leeds

15.54-700123-9J47 15.54 Peterborough – Horsham

15.55-800206-5Q91 14.54 Kings Cross – Doncaster Carr Depot

15.57-66717-4Z81 11.45 Masborough – Felixstowe

16.00-153326-2K39 14.41 Lincoln – Peterborough

16.02-43239 + 43306-1N87 15.06 Kings Cross – York

Tuesday 13th August 2019

GLOUCESTERSHIRE WARWICKSHIRE STEAM RAILWAY

Eight members travelled south to Cheltenham via Smethwick Galton Bridge & Worcester Foregate St in order to take advantage of much cheaper fares via that route. At Cheltenham we were met by the inimitable Richard Neale [ex MCNW Branch] plus Chris Brown [West of England Branch & ex MCNW] & Peter Hughes of the Cheltenham Branch who supports all MCNW outdoor fixtures. Peter was accompanied by his wife & daughter increasing the attendance to 13.

We congregated at Cheltenham Racecourse Station where we were met by the ever smiling Richard Morris of the local Branch who was the TTI on our train, 13.05 to Broadway with the magnificently restored D6948 in the same livery as it was when new on 30 October 1964.

Due to a points problem at Broadway all loco hauled trains were topped & tailed between Toddington & Broadway in our case with 6023 King Edward II [tender first]. After a short interval at Broadway we returned to Toddington behind, “the King”, where we were met by West Midlands Branch Member Glyn Cornish who was our guide for the shed visit, providing detailed information about the loco shed, locomotives and stock.

We returned to the Racecourse Station again with D6948.

All had a superb day. Considerable thanks are extended to Glyn & Richard in addition to Richard Neale who provided lifts to all attendees to/from Cheltenham Spa Station.

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Tuesday 9 JULY 2019

STRATHCLYDE VISIT

The Branch generally has 15 outdoor fixtures each year and the summer fixture to Strathclyde is invariably the best supported. Thus we had nine members on board for the fixture which included the delightful boat trip from Ardrossan Harbour to Brodick.

Sadly the weather was poor with steady drizzle throughout the day and the Isle of Arran shrouded in mist. This did not detract from the enjoyment of the day which concluded with 90 minutes on Glasgow Queen St before our train home.

Locomotive seen

Warrington B Q

150211, 158758/824/29, 175113, 319370, 390020/112

390009 1S37 05.31 Euston – Glasgow Central

Wigan North Western

319386

Preston

142047

Lancaster

350410

Penrith

DR73936

Carlisle Upperby

DR73118

Carlisle

37800 + 317501 5Q08 23.57 [Mon] Ilford EMUD – Kilmarnock Bonnyton

57307 Stabled

150273, 158815

Km [DRS Kingmoor]

57311, 68002/03

Carlisle Yard

66018, 70803 6S36 08.32 Dalston – Grangemouth

Polmadie

70802 6D62 07.17 Oxwellmains – View Park, Uddingston

Glasgow Central

156431/35/505/08/11/12, 221134, 314203/10, 318252/59/70, 320420, 350401, 380002/05-07/17/19/22, 380102/06/07, 385008/23, 390001/134, 380112 1f61 11.18 to Ardrossan Habour

GW [Shields Road]

314202, 320309, 334012, 365523, 380014, 380101/05, 385011

Paisley Gilmour St

380011

Kilwinning

380113

Ardrossan Harbour

“Caledonian Princess” 12.30 Ardrossan Harbour – Brodick & 13.55 Return

Ardrossan South Beach

380008 -1T18 14.53 Largs – Glasgow Central

Glasgow Central

156437/504, 380004/10/16/18, 380109/16

Glasgow Central Low Level

318256, 320412, 318255 – 2S01 15.21 Motherwell – Dalmuir

Partick

318267, 334037, 320318/320414 2E66 15.37 Balloch – Airdrie

Glasgow Queen St

16.31 – 385039/109 1R90 16.30 to Edinburgh

16.31 – 385019/385009 2N54 15.44 ex Alloa

16.33 – 385124 2N93 16.33 to Stirling

16.36 – 156478 1Y29 16.36 to Oban

16.36 – 385032/115 1R83 15.45 ex Edinburgh

16.42 – 43139/42045/42562/42292/40602/43143 1A77 16.42 to Aberdeen

16.43 – 385031/122 1R85 16.00 ex Edinburgh

16.45 – 1R92 16.45 to Edinburgh

16.48 170396 1T88 15.13 ex Dundee

16.51 385009/019 – 2N54 15.44 ex Alloa

16.55 158727/712 – 5L21 16.48 ex Eastfield Cs

16.59 385040 – 2N42 16.24 ex Stirling

17.02 385027/108 0 1R87 16.15 ex Edinburgh

17.03 385040 – 2N95 17.03 to Stirling

17.06 385026/036 – 5N95 17.01 ex Eastfield Cs

17.09 158712/27 – 1L21 17.09 to Dundee

17.14 385005/117 – 1R89 16.30 ex Edinburgh

17.15 385108/027 – 1R96 17.15 to Edinburgh

17.19 43163/40604/42183/42559/42343/43036 – 1T32 14.42 ex Aberdeen

17.20 385036/026 – 2N67 17.20 to Dunblane

17.28 385014 – 2N56 16.44 ex Alloa

17.31 385117/005 – 1R02 17.30 to Edinburgh

17.32 385112/037 – 1R91 16.45 ex Edinburgh

17.33 170396 – 1N79 17.33 to Markinch

17.36 170432 – 5H53 17.30 ex Eastfield [1h53 18.06 to Inverness]

17.40 385022/010 – 5N63 17.00 ex Stirling Ecs

17.41 43036/43163 – 1A83 17.41 to Aberdeen

17.46 385021/113 – 1R93 17.01 ex Edinburgh

17.46 385112/037 – 1R04 17.45 to Edinburgh

17.51 156458 – 1Y26 14.41 ex Oban

Glasgow Central

156437/56/76/92/95/503, 220002, 314205, 318266, 380115, 385007/16/34, 390137 – 1M19 18.40 to Euston

Polmadie

08764/887/954, 90049, 92020

Rutherglen CCE

73914, 78217

Carlisle Yard

66733 4M01 13.57 Mossend Yard – Carlisle Yard

KM [Drs Kingmoor]

68017/33, 88001

Carlisle

37218/37059 T/T – 1Q47 10.55 Derby RTC – Carlisle, 156434/38/47/96, 158790/903

Oxenholme

195118

Lancaster

142029

Preston Cs

195116, 331009

Preston

390001, 88007/03 – 6K73 16.49 Sellafield – Crewe

Wigan North Western

319383

Springs Branch Jnc

66507 – 16.45 Basford Hall – Springs Branch Jnc

Warrington B Q

66769 – 6E27 19.29 Liverpool Biomass Terminal – Drax

Tuesday 11th June

DAY TRIP TO SITTINGBOURNE

Only three Members attended the fixture but
despite the lack of numbers the fixture was a great success. The proposed trip to Sheerness was deleted from the schedule so that we could have
a longer period enjoying the delights of East Croydon & London Bridge
during “rush hour”.

Starting from St Pancras we travelled to
Sittingbourne via London Bridge, Catford Bridge, Catford, & Bromley South
returning via Victoria.

Freight was of course sparse however the number
of units made up for the lack of freight on this occasion with 339 units being
recorded south of the Thames.

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455845 (+455840) , 2J85 16.14 London Bridge to Selhurst via East Croydon arriving at East Croydon for reversal ©Alan Turton.

Tuesday 7th May

DAY TRIP TO FELIXSTOWE

Members from four branches participated in the outdoor fixture to Harwich & Felixstowe.

Members from MCNW Branch travelled South aboard 390008 [1R28 07.55 Man Pic – Euston] we then travelled from Liverpool Street to Manningtree with 90010 [1P25 12.00 Liverpool St – Norwich] connecting into 321345 [2A18 13.00 to Harwich Town]. At Manningtree we were joined by John Day of the Ipswich Branch.

We were booked on the 13.50 Ferry. The boat travelled to Shotley, back to Harwich then over to Felixstowe. We had an excellent view of Felixstowe Container Port but disappointingly no massive container ships were visible.

Returning to Manningtree we spent an enjoyable hour before travelling to Stratford with 90008 [1P51 16.00 Norwich – Liverpool St], an hour was spent at Stratford before heading to Euston.

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321345
, 2A22 15.00 Manningtree – Harwich Town arriving at Harwich Town ©Alan Turton.

Stock seen

Basford Hall Yard 66701

Wembley 66416 6T57 660186 Z35 Wembley – Dagenham Dock 66549 4L3706.24 Lawley St – Felixstowe 37611/90036 Stabled

Liverpool Street 90013/82105 1P22 11.00 Liverpool St – Norwich 90010/82143 1P25 09.30 Norwich – Liverpool St & 1P26 12.00 Liverpool St – Norwich

Witham 66565 4L89 07.18 Basford Hall – Felixstowe

Colchester 70006 4M87 11.13 Felixstowe – Trafford Park

Harwich International 66510 Stabled

Manningtree 66729 6A32 13.34 North Walsham – Harwich 90003/82133 1P47 15.00 Norwich – Liverpool St 90015/821?? 1P38 15.00 Liverpool St – Norwich 374050Z3714.00 Willesden – Norwich 90001/82152 1P40 15.30 Liverpool St – Norwich 90006/82127 5P49 Ipswich – Liverpool St [1P49 15.30 Norwich – Liverpool St terminated Ipswich] 90008/82107 1P51 16.00 Norwich – Liverpool St

Colchester 66953 4L75 08.08 Birch Coppice – Felixstowe

IL [Ilford] 08700/08871

Euston 90043 1S25 21.16 Euston – Inverness/Aberdeen/Fort William

Monday 15th April

STEAM ON THE NORTH WALES COAST RON WATSON-JONES – CHESTER

For the last meeting of the winter season Ron Watson Jones gave an excellent video presentation to 28 people at our Chester meeting. Entitled “Steam on the North Wales Coast” there was plentiful of steam variety taken mainly between Colwyn Bay and Bangor, although there were locations as far apart as Sandycroft and Holyhead included.

Many of the shots portrayed were at less familiar spots, including some taken from part way up mountains and even a micro-light. Locomotives from all of the ‘big four’ were seen when they appeared on specials along the coast during 1989/90 and even the once familiar ‘ETHELS’ made an appearance.

The action seen was of a very high standard and two in particular, which we saw amongst the numerous presented, were of 46229 Duchess of Hamilton which made a tremendous start from Llandudno Jct. towards Conwy, with the roar from the locomotive being of such intensity that it could be well heard above the noise of traffic on the adjoining A55, whilst the other was of 4771 Green Arrow making an impressive start out of Holyhead, although one or two of Bulleid pacifics, LMS 5407 and 6201 Princess Elizabeth were almost just as impressive.

A thoroughly fascinating and enjoyable evening for the steam enthusiast.

Tuesday 9th April

WESTBURY

The trip to Westbury on 9th April was yet another fascinating day which involved a circuitous route from Crewe using ten different trains. Nine members, including, some from Cheltenham and West of England Branches who joined en-route, experienced a very enjoyable day.

The main party set off from Crewe on the 08.49 as far as Smethwick Galton Bridge, where we changed to a train for Worcester Foregate St. From there the party travelled to Oxford to catch a train to Didcot for a journey to Swindon and finally one to Westbury.

A period of just over two hours was spent here, although sadly the weather there was appalling, but this was compensated for by the many freight movements seen, so did not detract from the day’s enjoyment. The highlight was seeing three full HST formations before their removal from Paddington services.

The return journey was direct to Reading, then a train to Worcester Foregate St. and one to Birmingham New St. for Crewe and, at a cost of £23.75 return, with a Senior Railcard, for our tour of 446 miles, it was amazing value in 2019!

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43004/43018
1A89 15.33 Taunton – Paddington arriving at a very wet Westbury ©Alan Turton

Stock seen

Crewe 350235 1L68 08.04 Liverpool – New St

LNWR 319214 345023 397004 710103

Basford Hall Jn 66421 6U76 08.59 Basford Hall – Mountsorrel

Stafford 221134 1M21 07.00 Bristol – Man Pic

Wolverhampton 221110 5W48 08.12 New St – Wolverhampton [to attach to 9M48 05.50 Glasgow Cent – Euston]

Wolves Steel Terminal 60062

Smethwick Galton Bridge 172344 2D16 09.27 Stourbridge Jn – Stratford upon Avon 172341 2S22 09.03 Worcester F St – Whitlocks End 170630 1G13 08.47 Shrewsbury – New St 172211/172222 2V14 09.19 Whitlocks End – Great Malvern

Stourbridge Junction 172???/172216 2C20 09.55 Kidderminster – Dorridge

Kidderminster 172342 2S28 10.25 Kidderminster – Dorridge

Severn Valley Railway, Kidderminster D2960 D3022 33108 40106 D821 D1015 50031

Worcester Foregate St 802112 1W00 08.21 Paddington – Hereford 158951 1O98 10.48 Great Malvern – Brighton 172220/172214 2V16 09.46 Dorridge – Worcester Foregate St 165109 1P27 10.59 Great Malvern –Paddington

Oxford C.S 800028

Oxford 168107 1Y41 12.41 Oxford – Marylebone 66165 4M71 Southampton – Birch Coppice 221141 1M42 Bournemouth – Man Pic 165128 2L93 12.37 Oxford – Didcot Parkway

Hinksey Yard 66140

Didcot Railway Centre 6023 King Edward II 18000

Didcot Parkway 66090/66149 Stabled 800014 1L52 10.29 Swansea – Paddington 802105 1A16 12.00 Bristol – Paddington 800029/800019 1B31 12.15 Paddington – Cardiff 387150/153

Swindon 166210 2G85 13.36 Swindon – Cheltenham 800313 1C14 12.30 Paddington – Bristo l800317 1C55 11.29 Swansea – Paddington166213 2M11 13.29 Swindon – Westbury

Westbury

14.12 158959 1F17 12.30 Cardiff Cent – Portsmouth Harbour

14.12 43018/43004 1C81 12.33 Paddington – Taunton

14.18 150219 2M12 14.10 Frome – Swindon

14.19 159009 1V33 12.20 Waterloo – Bristol

14.34 166217 2C18 12.42 Gloucester – Frome

14.50 166219 2E24 13.10 Weymouth – Gloucester

14.51 159107 1V35 12.50 Waterloo – Yeovil Pen Mill

14.59 158798 1F19 13.30 Cardiiff Cent – Portsmouth Harbour

15.04 43088/43161 1A87 12.55 Plymouth – Paddington

15.09 166217 2F95 15.00 Frome – Warminster

15.22 166205/165122 1F20 13.23 Portsmouth Harbour – Cardiff Cent

15.44 59201 6V18 11.25 Allington – Whatley Quarry

15.48 166216 2O90 12.51 Great Malvern – Weymouth

15.50 66031 7V07 12.41 Chichester – Merehead

15.56 59205 7C28 13.44 Exeter Riverside – Westbury Yard

16.00 150219 2M13 15.19 Swindon – Westbury

16.05 158952 1F23 14.30 Cardiff Cent – Portsmouth Harbour

16.07 158950 1F24 14.23 Portsmouth Harbour – Cardiff Cent

16.14 43004/43018 1A89 15.33 Taunton – Paddington

16.31 2C20 14.41 Gloucester – Westbury

16.36 165137 2E26 15.08 Weymouth – Gloucester [+165119 From Westbury]

16.37 43098/43172 1C86 15.03 Paddington – Penzance [18’ Late]

16.37 66776 0V41 14.45 Eastleigh Yd – Westbury Yd

16.37 159009 1O60 15.51 Bristol – Waterloo

16.44 800310 1A90 14.54 Paignton – Paddington

Westbury Yard 66091/112 [Shunt Locos] 66850/70803 Stabled

Theale [Foster Yeoman] 59102 7A77 11.49 Merehead – Theale Foster Yeoman

Reading CS 57602/03 387133/34/38/64/69

Reading 387141 458528

17.46 800014/800022 1A25 16.30 Bristol – Paddington

17.50 802017 1A91 15.00 Plymouth – Paddington

17.52 802111 1P39 15.14 Hereford – Paddington

17.52 800314 1W02 17.22 Paddington – Hereford

17.52 221130 1O22 14.27 Man Pic – Bournemouth

Didcot Parkway 66005 4E68 15.53 Southampton – Wakefield Europort

Hinksey Yard 70804 6X28 18.16 Hinksey Yd – Bescot Yd

Oxford 18.17 220003 1O24 15.27 Man Pic – Bournemouth 18.18 168003 1T50 17.18 Marylebone – Oxford 18.23 168217/168328 1Y70 18.23 Oxford – Marylebone

Worcester Foregate St 170516 172333 2C71 19.47 Worcester F St –Dorridge

Stourbridge Jn CS 168116

Birmingham Snow Hill 168113 172103

Birmingham New St 220023 1M70 17.45 Bournemouth – Man Pic 350119 1F61 21.36 New St – Liverpool 323212/17 350246/377 390155

Wolverhampton 221106/12

LNWR 158770

Crewe 66561 4L60 19.46 Garston – Felixstowe

TRAINS TRAVELLED ON IN ITALICS

Wednesday 3rd April 2019

MANCHESTER TO LIVERPOOL BY CLC – KEN GRAINGER –

LIVERPOOL

The final meeting of the season at Liverpool saw Ken from Sheffield give a presentation to an attendance of 32.

The CLC is a railway that is much neglected by the railway fraternity was shown to be the equal of, if not better than, its competitors between the two northern cities and we saw many shots of the motive power used from the end of steam on the line dating back to the days of the Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway.

Ken went along the route, almost station by station, showing the architecture and character of the line and included diversions off to Wigan Central, the original St. Helens Central and Southport Lord St., all now long disappeared. One of the unique characteristics of the lines were the installation of water fountains on stations, some of which remain to this day, where the new modern ‘bus shelters’ haven’t replaced the original buildings.

He also visited a number of the goods yards, especially in the Liverpool docks area, and depots along the routes and whilst it brought back memories to those present, probably also highlighted some items less familiar to most.

A thoroughly excellent presentation.

Tuesday 26th March 2019

WEST YORKSHIRE

Only five members joined our tour of West Yorkshire on 26th March. The trip started at Manchester to go to Huddersfield where a West Yorkshire Day Rover, one of the best value rovers available, was purchased.

The route then took us via Wakefield, Leeds, Knottingley and Garforth and was designed to ensure that Midland Road and Neville Hill depots were passed in order to sight the nine stored Cl.70s at the former depot and the three Cl.08s at NH. Sightings of the soon to be withdrawn Cls.142 and 144 units were noted as was the immaculate condition of Garforth station with its superb café.

The weather was generally sunny, but unfortunately with a strong and cold wind, which resulted in the party heading back to Manchester one hour earlier than originally intended.However, an interesting and enjoyable day was experienced by those who joined the trip.

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170459
2K74 13.55 Leeds – Selby rolls into Garforth ©Alan Turton

Stock seen

Manchester Piccadilly 66125 4O21 09.12 Trafford Park – Southampton

Collyhurst 09009

Wakefield Westgate 82220/91111 1A25 10.45 Leeds – Kings Cross

LEEDS 800109 5Q31 11.45 Leeds – Kings Cross 91115/82202 1D08 09.33 Kings Cross – Leeds 43061

LD [Midland Rd] 66571 66761 70001/07/11/13/14/16-19

Leeds FLT 66545 4O95 12.12 Leeds – Southampton 66955 4E91 02.15 Southampton – Leeds

NL [Neville Hill] 08908/50 43378

Ashburys 66175 6H52 13.02 Dowlow – Ashburys

Trains travelled on

185113 1P19 09.19 Man Airport – Newcastle [between Man Piccadilly & Huddersfield]

153330 2O68 10.36 Huddersfield –Wakefield Kirkgate

153317 2A08 10.39 Knottingley – Leeds [between Wakefield Kirkgate & Leeds]

155345 2F13 11.58 Leeds – Knottingley

155345 2A12 12.39 Knottingley – Leeds

185136 1K1912.47 Man Picc – Hull [between Leeds & Garforth]

185114 1K22 13.40 Hull – Man Picc [between Garforth & Man Picc]

Also seen

142027/28/38/43/50/63/68/78/84/87/91

144003/21

150103/06/10/17/28/38/49/211

153301/04/17/31/63

155341/42

156464/65

158752/58/91/96/97/843/45/60/72/89/907

170456/58/59/61

185102/08/11/15/20-22/27/28/32/34/41-43/45/49

221121/34/41

319374

321901

322481

323231

333004/07/10/12/13/15

Monday 18th March 2019

55 YEARS OF RAILWAY PHOTOGRAPHY – PART 2 LES NIXON –

CHESTER

 

28 people attended to witness an excellent presentation by Dr Les Nixon entitled “55 Years of Railway Photography – Part 2”. His photographic content was of the usual professional and superb quality associated with him, combined with the whimsical commentary which one has come to expect.

Les’ presentation covered many areas of Britain and numerous locations around the globe from as far apart as Thailand and Costa Rica. The presentation was not in either a geographical or chronological order, with Les jumping backwards and forwards from Britain to various countries and also within different time frames, but this did not detract from the splendour of this presentation.

Les is one of those photographers who is able to produce something of an art form with his shots, even when there isn’t a train in sight, with his inclusion of people and other activities being seen in his photographs.

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Tuesday 12th March 2019
DONCASTER

Another fascinating day at Doncaster with a total of 21 freights and light engine movements producing a total of 26 locomotives [excluding Class 143]

Seven IEP units were seen “on test”. They are something of a novelty at present but will cease to be so in the future. 7 Members attended including our good friend Gordon Stubbins from the Humberside Branch.

The weather was typical for March, windy and cold but at least it was dry.

Timekeeping throughout was generally good.

We look forward to our next visit in October.

09.41/09.44 91117/82219 1D05 TO LEEDS
09.48/09.50 82212/90037 1A19 EX LEEDS
09.54/09.56 82227/91119 1E04 EX EDINBURGH
10.07 66087/66174/66102 6X75 08.43 SCUNTHORPE TRENT YD – DECOY
10.08/10.10 800109 5Q12 09.41 YORK – PETERBOROUGH
10.10 800111 5Q95 09.05 HULL – KINGS CROSS
10.15/10.19 82202/91107 1A20 EX LEEDS
10.19/10.21 91108/82222 1D06 TO LEEDS
10.19 43309/43307 1E05 EX EDINBURGH
10.22/10.23 91101/82231 1N08 TO NEWCASTLE
10.29 66540/66419 4L87 08.51 LEEDS – FELIXSTOWE
10.29/10.32 82215/91131 1Y82 EX YORK
10.34 91120/82203 1S09 TO EDINBURGH
10.37 800107 5Q02 09.03 KINGS CROSS – LEEDS
1A22 EX LEEDS – CANCELLED
10.56 66709 4E00 04.45 LONDON GATEWAY – MASBOROUGH
10.56/10/58 82218/91106 1E06 EX GLASGOW CENTRAL
11.04 66207 4L45 09.39 WAKEFIELD EUROPORT – FELIXSTOWE
11.07/11.09 43300/43239 1N81 TO YORK
11.12/11.13 91105/82205 1S10 TO EDINBURGH
11.15/11.17 91112/82207 1D08 TO LEEDS
11.17/11.21 82219/91117 1A25 EX LEEDS
11.18 800106 5Q31 09.57 PETERBOROUGH – YORK
11.20 43295/43238 1E07 EX EDINBURGH
11.28 43277/43319 1S11 TO EDINBURGH
11.28 801102/801101 5Q71 11.11 YORK – KINGS CROSS STARTING AT DONCASTER CARR
11.39/11.42 43299/43318 1D09 TO LEEDS
11.43 66780 4N80 11.26 DECOY – NORTH BLYTH
11.43 66765 6M73 10.50 DECOY – TOTON
11.48/11.50 82222/91108 1A26 EX LEEDS
11.49 66186 6X01 10.48 BELMONT YD – EASTLEIGH
11.53/11.56 82216/91111 1E08 EX EDINBURGH
11.56 67015 0E23 09.30 TOTON T.M.D – BELMONT YD
11.57 66429 6S31 11.16 DECOY – MILLERHILL
12.11/12.13 91118/82217 1S12 TO EDINBURGH
12.13 800107 5Q03 11.45 LEEDS – KINGS CROSS
12.14/12.16 91125/82210 1D10 TO LEEDS
12.18 43312/43251 1E09 EX EDINBURGH
12.20 66108 0E20 11.26 MASBORO – BELMONT YD
12.24/12.26 43239/43300 1Y84 TO YORK
12.32 91127/82230 1S13 TO EDINBURGH
12.38/12.43 43075/43061 1D11 TO LEEDS
12.49 66957 4E23 05.50 FELIXSTOWE – LEEDS
12.51 66114 6D65 11.11 ROXBY – ROSSINGTON
12.54/12.58 82226/91121 1E10 EX EDINBURGH
13.02/13.05 91128/82229 1N83 TO YORK
13.05/13.08 82207/91112 1A29 EX LEEDS
13.08/13.12 91114/82223 1S15 TO EDINBURGH
13.09 66427/68027 0Z68 12.01 YORK PARCEL SDG – ROBERTS RD
13.12/13.37 91129/82214 1D12 TO LEEDS DELAYED – TRESPASSERS ON LINE
13.15 67006/66102/66174/66152 0M22 13.09 BELMONT YD – TOTON T.M.D
13.23 66755 4E70 10.38 RATCLIFFE P.S – DECOY
13.32 43367/43310 1S16 TO INVERNESS
13.32/13.35 43318/43299 1A30 EX LEEDS
13.32 66428 6Z20 12.02 TOTON YD – DECOY
13.43/13.46 43317/43320 1D13 TO LEEDS
13.49 43290/43272 1E11 EX EDINBURGH 30 MINS LATE
13.51/13.54 82210/91125 1A31 EX LEEDS
13.58/14.00 82231/91101 1Y32 EX NEWCASTLE
13.59 66598 6E50 09.14 IPSWICH – LINDSEY
14.12/14.14 43308/43296 1N17 TO NEWCASTLE
14.15/14.17 91119/82227 1D14 TO LEEDS
14.17 43315/43314 1E13 EX INVERNESS
14.20/14.23 43061/43075 1A33 EX LEEDS
14.23 800109 5Q15 13.09 PETERBOROUGH – YORK
14.23 67010 BOUNDS GREEN – WEST YARD LIGHT
14.26/14.28 82229/91128 1Y86 EX YORK
14.34 66782 4E34 05.29 SOUTHAMPTON – DONCASTER I PORT
14.34 91131/82215 1S18 TO EDINBURGH
14.39/14.45 91107/82202 1D15 TO LEEDS
14.43 66746 6E84 08.30 MIDDLETON TOWERS – MONK BRETTON
14.46 800108 5X83 10.58 ACTON MAIN LINE – DONCASTER
14.47/14.49 82214/91129 1A34 EX LEEDS
14.50 66724 0H66 14.49 DECOY – TYNE DOCK TERMINAL
14.53/14.56 82228/91132 1E14 EX EDINBURGH
15.03 66763 6E89 10.10 WELLINGBOROUGH – RYLSTONE
15.03/15.05 43307/43309 1N85 TO YORK
15.08/15.14 91117/82219 1S19 TO EDINBURGH
15.15/15.18 91106/82218 1D16 TO LEEDS
15.17 66116 4E26 08.09 DOLLANDS MOOR – SCUNTHORPE
15.19/15.21 43320/43317 1A36 EX LEEDS
15.31 43238/43295 1S20 TO ABERDEEN
15.31 43206/43274 1E15 EX ABERDEEN
15.41/15.43 91108/82222 1D17 TO LEEDS
15.43 800111 5Q96 12.48 KINGS CROSS – DONCASTER CARR

ROBERTS RD
37605/66747
WORKS SIDINGS
08669
STABLED SOUTH OF STATION
56113/88010
ALSO SEEN
142012/50/84
144006/09/10/13/18/19
150106/42
153313/21/80
158796/815/59/61/70/907
170474
180102/03/07/09/11-14
185102/03/07/11/13/17/18/25
220005/08-10/13/18/20/27
221126/44
322481/83

Last updated: 17th March