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Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby 47806 » Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:14 am

Apparently it was 4L89 (Coatbridge-Felixstowe), diverted via Cambridge.
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Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby davek » Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:30 pm

Blimey - that's not asight you see everyday, well done for capturing it!

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Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby 47806 » Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:59 am

davek wrote:Blimey - that's not asight you see everyday, well done for capturing it!


It was quite a sight. Quite literally, had I been a minute later I would have missed it, the train was hiding behind some stabled EMUs and I just happened to notice a bit of movement.
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Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby 47806 » Sat May 02, 2009 11:55 am

I got the timings for the diverted 4L89 this weekend and decided to try one of my little-used locations, ideal because there is no OHL. The train was running about 5 minutes early but I had been prepared for ages.

I decided to play with manual settings to try avoiding overexposure on the nose (it often happens to me). It worked very well.

66532 at the front of 4L89 approaches the footbridge at Coldham's Common, Cambridge with 4L89 Coatbridge-Felixstowe (diverted via Cambridge).
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90046 on the end (I don't think there is a way to avoid the glare).
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Both shots 1/400, F5.6, ISO 80

A great spot, there is no booked freight via the Cambridge-Newmarket line so this is rare. :D
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Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby davek » Sat May 02, 2009 9:10 pm

Good shots - nice to see 90046 and in a differnet location. I'd tried out 2 new locations this week - I was after 60074 on the oils!

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Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby Class 60 » Sat May 02, 2009 10:14 pm

davek wrote: I was after 60074 on the oils!

6b33 working Dave? I know its been working solid over the last week but was allocated back on 6M76 and 6v75 return Margam - Dee Marsh on Friday morning, it got took off 6b33 on thursday evening and replaced it with 66142 (that upset them :lol: ) but the loco itself failed friday with ESD -Engine Shutdown. Will find out more Monday morning if its back on 6b33 or 6b13 :wink:

P.s. Sorry Tom for hijacking the thread slightly

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Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby 47806 » Sun May 03, 2009 9:39 am

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davek wrote: I was after 60074 on the oils!

6b33 working Dave? I know its been working solid over the last week but was allocated back on 6M76 and 6v75 return Margam - Dee Marsh on Friday morning, it got took off 6b33 on thursday evening and replaced it with 66142 (that upset them :lol: ) but the loco itself failed friday with ESD -Engine Shutdown. Will find out more Monday morning if its back on 6b33 or 6b13 :wink:

P.s. Sorry Tom for hijacking the thread slightly

No worries! I am always interested in where I might find 60s, they seem to have stopped visiting Ely at the moment.
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Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby davek » Sun May 03, 2009 7:20 pm

Class 60 wrote:6b33 working Dave?


That's the one, twice in one week tues/thurs!

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Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby 47806 » Mon May 04, 2009 7:18 pm

A quick trip to Kings Lynn today - it was cold and windy (must have been a bank holiday). 66221 and 66074 headed north through Cambridge while I was waiting for my train, really bright sky so the locos in most of my shots were almost black. :(

This shot worked out though:

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Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby 47806 » Sat May 09, 2009 2:08 pm

Quick outing this morning to see the Chester-Cambridge charter. 67028 on the front and 67029 on the rear. Interesting light but I think that the shot turned out alright.

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67028 leads 1Z53 (Chester-Cambridge) at Coldham's Lane, Cambridge on 9 May 2009.
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Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby 47806 » Sat May 16, 2009 7:22 pm

My first trip to Ipswich today. I had planned to go eventually but I heard that 47370 is due to be scrapped - it was now or never!

A great place and the most friendly and helpful station staff of anywhere I have spotted before. Lots of helpful hints to avoid missing shots. Thanks to the Freightliner stabling point I saw 12 sheds today - a new record. Here are the photos:

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Norwich-Liverpool Street service.

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New livery NXEA 90.

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66503 The Railway Magazine.

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Two different kinds of FL 66s.

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66 and 90 on a freight. I saw this combination on three different liners today.

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Oliver Cromwell heads through non-stop. A bit of Photoshop due to a poorly exposed shot, the sky was too bright and confused the sensor!

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What I came to see: 47370. Unfortunately, after sitting in the same siding for six years, Freightliner have decided to move it around to impossible photo angles. This was the best shot I could get until 10 minutes before leaving, I then got the whole loco - behind the fuelling point!

A great day out and Ipswich is an excellent place to spot in East Anglia.
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Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby davek » Sat May 16, 2009 8:57 pm

Some good shots there. Can't believe 370 is still there! Ipswich has always been an interesting place to go, not least because of the stabling point. The wires must be down somewhere for engineering, hence the 66 drag on the 90 'liner.

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Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby 47806 » Sun May 17, 2009 9:52 am

davek wrote:Some good shots there. Can't believe 370 is still there! Ipswich has always been an interesting place to go, not least because of the stabling point. The wires must be down somewhere for engineering, hence the 66 drag on the 90 'liner.


I don't know, is the Felixstowe line electrified? If it wasn't, then that would explain the drags. Made for good photos anyway!
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Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby 47806 » Fri May 22, 2009 5:07 pm

Today was technically my last day of sixth-form. What a long but productive year this has been! I now have two weeks to revise before exams begin. Of course, a few spotting journeys to fit into all this, I can't revise all day...

Thanks to the local GEN groups, here is 31105 stabled at Cambridge with a 2-coach and DBSO test train.
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To everyone going to Eastleigh, enjoy it! I am hoping to see Oliver Cromwell tomorrow morning as I cannot make it down to the south.
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Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby guitardave_1 » Fri May 22, 2009 7:03 pm

Nice shots all round Thomas - I like the two FL 66s head on. Ipswich looks pretty interesting too.

I also spent a good portion of my first revision day down at Eastleigh today :lol:


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