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LE movements, ECS and test runs 2024

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by mike1522, Dec 30, 2023.

  1. David likes trains

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    A bit of a dull photo, but a record of 35018 on the approach to Poole at Holes Bay on Monday evening.
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    47812 with 47237 passing Brock with an unusual rake of coaches, 5Z42 1123 Carnforth Steamtown to Burton Ot Wetmore Sidings 14/06/24.
    The only coach I got the number from was 5th one, W6310 which appears to be a brake generator van.
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    Nemesis ?
     
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    33029 and 33207 head for KWVR with ECS
     
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    33029 + 33207 seen at Starricks Farm

     
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    What are 0Z33 and 0Z34 Carnforth to York NRM and return light locomotive on 27 June?
     
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    Possibly moving locos around the NRM via the station
     
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    44871 passing Brock 10 minutes early working 5Z42 1126 Carnforth Steamtown to Southall Wcr 24/06/24.
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    A hot journey ahead, as 44871 moves from Carnforth to Southall
     
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    The forecast confidently predicted a warm sunny day with the promise of steam around lunchtime - too good to miss! If rumours were to be believed this would be 44871 and support working down to Southall in readiness for Wednesday's jaunt to Swanage - this seemed more than likely. My usual location for such workings is Leyland where the train was booked to pass on the slow. I don't know why but today I had an uneasy feeling, what if it came down the fast? Not easy to change platforms at Leyland, so I opted for Flag Lane at Penwortham. (I'm not fond of filming through the wires so try to avoid over bridges on electrified lines.)

    I left home in plenty of time, "Ozzy no mates" again, as Mrs W had decided that she'd rather play out in the sunshine than come along with me - a good job that I don't take it personally. My preferred route (avoiding the traffic nightmare that is the A666) to the M65 is still affected by a long term road closure so I decided to stick with the A666. Just north of the town centre the traffic ground to a halt with still more than a mile to go to the motorway turning. Fortuitously I was very near to a "sneak through", so off the A666 and onto the back streets. It didn't go exactly as planned as first I got stuck behind a refuse collection vehicle on its rounds, then a learner driver and finally was stopped at some temporary lights. Perhaps 10 minutes later than I had planned I joined the motorway, after which it was good all the way to Flag Lane.

    RTT showed that 44871(?) was waiting in Preston station. It was a glorious day so I decided to wander along to the bridge and prepare. The weather was splendid, a day for a sun hat, a day when the WD40 can be confidently left at home. A few trains came and went, 5Z42 was due at Farington Curve Jn a smidge before 13.00, when the sun would be directly overhead. I faffed about, chatted to a passing local and enjoyed the sun. A few checks on RTT showed no change then the sound of an approaching steam locomotive, cameras on. With no visible exhaust and just a feather at the safety valves, 44871 headed towards the bridge on the FAST line (it was lucky that Oswald hadn't gone to Leyland). With just a support coach for company 44871 moved at pace under the bridge and away into the distance making all the sounds that a black five should.

    The loco carried a headboard dedicated to the memory of Craig Potter, who I'm sure is missed by all his colleagues at 10A.

    So a day to rejoice; a sunny day, a black five in the north west, a loco that is decidedly on beat, no diesel and no CDL - what is not to like? (Well, as you ask, my approach shot camera seemed reluctant to focus on the loco, it has done this previously also on a hot, sunny day - the rest of the time it's ok). 24C & 17E. (For fans of Diego, he's back, just a weekend away.)

     
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    I like the headboard
     
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    Just returned home from seeing 44871 pass Kings Langley, about 10 minutes early and at relatively slow pace.
    A minute afterwards a Bullied Pacific (257 Squadron?) was seen passing over the railway on the clockwise carriageway of the M25!
     
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    What's your problem with CDL?
     
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    I have no problem with CDL, but others who post on here sometimes appear to have, similarly with diesels on the back, locos sounding off beat etc, etc . . .
     
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    You have made me smile, Sir.
     
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    Just seen them pass the Railcam with the L&Y tank in tow, so looks like this is correct. Likely coming back with Cheltenham before returning to Carnforth.
     
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    Lancashire & Yorkshire 2-6-2T 1008 making an appearance on the mainline through York yesterday, with the loco being moved from the NRM to the former Holgate Carriage Works for the onward journey by low-loader to Bury Transport Museum

     
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    I'd love to see that running again, even if only on preserved lines. Remarkable little locos for fast outer commuter /express trains.
     

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