A few pictures from the South

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Re: A few pictures from the South

Postby 47806 » Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:07 pm

A busy day, but well worth it! Never seen 3 37s on a test train. I once saw 3 57s on a RHTT though.
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Re: A few pictures from the South

Postby Metrocamel » Thu Feb 12, 2009 6:26 pm

Nice pics 8) Like the 37's
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Re: A few pictures from the South

Postby davek » Thu Feb 12, 2009 8:25 pm

Good pics mate - lucky they whacked that 37 off the stoneblower move, eh?! Makes a good noise with three on! Pity I couldn't see them I was in London - did manage to bag 59206 in DB livery at Acton though.

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Re: A few pictures from the South

Postby guitardave_1 » Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:06 am

47806 wrote:A busy day, but well worth it! Never seen 3 37s on a test train. I once saw 3 57s on a RHTT though.

There were only 2 at the start of the week Thomas, but one of the originals had a fault with a cab speedo I believe. They brought in a replacement but kept all three locos in the train, and running!

Metrocamel wrote:Nice pics 8) Like the 37's

Thanks! It's always worth turning out to catch some tractors, especially when there are 3!

davek wrote:Good pics mate - lucky they whacked that 37 off the stoneblower move, eh?! Makes a good noise with three on! Pity I couldn't see them I was in London - did manage to bag 59206 in DB livery at Acton though.

Nice spot! I'm hoping 206 might run the Chi stone eventually. I thought 667 was on the stoneblower though. I think 609 was brought in from elsewhere :?:

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Re: A few pictures from the South

Postby davek » Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:15 pm

guitardave_1 wrote:I thought 667 was on the stoneblower though. I think 609 was brought in from elsewhere :?:


That's right. Sorry, my bodge. 609 was sent down from Derby as 0Z37. 37259 had a defective speedo. All three went back this morning.

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Re: A few pictures from the South

Postby guitardave_1 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:15 pm

A couple from today. I didn't expect to get lucky so soon, but 59206 ran the Chichester stone train today, and it just happens to be a week when my time is completely my own :D Having caught that, a quick drive to a different spot to grab a pic of the new(ish) freight working in and out of Portsmouth.

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Re: A few pictures from the South

Postby 47806 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:20 pm

Nice photos, welcome to the DBS livery club!
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Re: A few pictures from the South

Postby guitardave_1 » Thu Feb 26, 2009 4:42 pm

47806 wrote:Nice photos, welcome to the DBS livery club!

Thanks Thomas. I'm glad to have had the chance to snap one whilst they're still shiny and new looking! Certainly stands out on a dull day.

Looking back through my photos, I can't believe I've only caught three 59s so far, given that they almost invariably haul that same stone working. Then again, I couldn't quite believe that the first time I'd genuinely gone out looking for a freight working was only last June!

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Re: A few pictures from the South

Postby BrotherWolf » Thu Feb 26, 2009 5:49 pm

How does the DBS livery look in real life? My mate says it's OK but from the photo's I've seen it looks a bit gharish.
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Re: A few pictures from the South

Postby guitardave_1 » Thu Feb 26, 2009 5:59 pm

BrotherWolf wrote:How does the DBS livery look in real life? My mate says it's OK but from the photo's I've seen it looks a bit gharish.

I hope it looks pretty much as it does in my photo :lol:

Seriously though, I don't dislike it. It is a proper bright red, so it's not subtle, but I think it works alright. It may just be a matter of opinion. Of course, it won't always be so clean and shiny.

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Re: A few pictures from the South

Postby davek » Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:18 pm

Good pics Dave, glad you managed to get 206 - as TB says, welcome to the club!
I went for the 'pirate special' today but it didn't run!

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Re: A few pictures from the South

Postby guitardave_1 » Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:32 am

davek wrote:Good pics Dave, glad you managed to get 206 - as TB says, welcome to the club!
I went for the 'pirate special' today but it didn't run!

Thanks Dave. That's just typical - it seems to have run every single day up until now :roll:

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Re: A few pictures from the South

Postby guitardave_1 » Fri Feb 27, 2009 6:07 pm

Only a couple of units, but I went out to try a new spot so that I know what it's like for more interesting stuff in the future. They came out ok, but a lot of the possible angles would only really work without bright sun. Worth trying and knowing though.

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Re: A few pictures from the South

Postby 47806 » Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:21 pm

Nice shots, I find the twigs in the first one a bit distracting but the curve in the line adds interest to the composition. The sun is always my biggest annoyance, most lines in East Anglia run North-South meaning shooting into the sun very often.
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Re: A few pictures from the South

Postby davek » Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:44 pm

guitardave_1 wrote:
davek wrote:Good pics Dave, glad you managed to get 206 - as TB says, welcome to the club!
I went for the 'pirate special' today but it didn't run!

Thanks Dave. That's just typical - it seems to have run every single day up until now :roll:


Apparently it did run but I never saw it, must have run late or early as I was at location well before booked time!


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