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Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby 47806 » Sat Mar 14, 2009 1:17 pm

This weekend, the south end of the ECML is blocked for engineering works. That means that all of the Hull Trains and Grand Central services are running to Cambridge instead! Lots to see and the same thing happens next week!

Best two from today:

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43068 and 43080 on the 11.25 Cambridge-Sunderland service.

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222104 at Cambridge platform 6. It will become the 12.15 Cambridge-Hull service.
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Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby BrotherWolf » Sat Mar 14, 2009 2:35 pm

Diversions are usually good news for someone. I'm looking forward to the Severn Tunnel being shut. Interesting pics, looks like you had a nice sunny day.
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Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby 47806 » Sat Mar 14, 2009 4:26 pm

The light was very patchy today. I went early in the morning with nice dawn light. Then I saw the next trains around noon and it was so dark that I had to switch to manual settings and I was convinced that I was going to get rained on! Half an hour later and I took the above two photos. Quite a varied day!

Of course, I did use the cloud to my advantage as it let me shoot some of the Cambridge depot buildings while facing south.
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Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby 47806 » Sat Mar 21, 2009 4:12 pm

A brilliant day at Ely. With the south end of the ECML blocked, lots of diverts from Hull Trains, Grand Central and the FOCs.
Recently, I have been complaining about a lack of freight at Ely, today with the diverts it was hard to keep up:

66726 Light Engine
66172 & 66048 Engineering Train
66704 Engineering Train
66538 & 66536 Intermodal
66588 Intermodal
66726 Engineering Train
66594 Intermodal

I doubt I will see another day like this for a while!

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180109 Hull-Cambridge running 50 minutes late at Ely.

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66726 runs light engine in the early morning light.

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66538 & 66536 intermodal.

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43065 & 43068 Sunderland-Cambridge.

Fantastic weather and a great day out.
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Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby davek » Sat Mar 21, 2009 8:35 pm

Nice batch Thomas - glad you had a good day. I managed to bag the Hastings unit on a railtour.

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Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby 47806 » Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:54 am

davek wrote:Nice batch Thomas - glad you had a good day. I managed to bag the Hastings unit on a railtour.


Hastings?
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Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby davek » Sun Mar 22, 2009 5:38 pm

47806 wrote:Hastings?


[url]http://www.hastingsdiesels.co.uk/[url] :wink:

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Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby 47806 » Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:56 am

Ah! Southern stock. It makes sense now. Good photo on your website.
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Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby BrotherWolf » Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:27 am

I see you've managed to get some boats in again Thomas! Have you got a secret passion here?
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Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby 47806 » Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:02 pm

BrotherWolf wrote:I see you've managed to get some boats in again Thomas! Have you got a secret passion here?


I suppose so, or at least a passing interest. I do like the RNLI and I like combining different forms of transportation in one photograph. Back in Canada, I enjoyed going for a row during the summer holidays too.
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Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby davek » Wed Mar 25, 2009 9:03 pm

Well done Tom for getting into Railway Herald with your picture of a Hull 222. I'm also in there with my pic of the Wool.

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Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby 47806 » Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:12 pm

A trip to London today, here are some of the photos from a very busy London transportation network.

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One of the 321s now being used by First Capital Connect is seen stabled at an unknown depot north of KGX. I don't believe that the 321s are working yet, are they?

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222023 and 43xxx at St Pancras, the station was so busy I didn't dare actually enter the platform! I really like this shot, it seems so striking for some reason, not sure why.

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67028 at the front of the LNER Barrow Hill Gala tour, it was a surprise as I hadn't expected to see a railtour today. 67001 was at the rear. Oddly, no KGX Thunderbird on station all day.

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Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby 47806 » Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:02 am

Trip to Ely today, frustrating light but some interesting angles and some good freight workings.

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I think I have probably exhausted this angle, but it is good!

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66141 crosses the river, no idea what the working was or what kind of wagons are being pulled, any ideas?

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66157 on what I believe to be 6M87 Ely Potter Group-Peak Forest, it is usually a 60! :cry:
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Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby davek » Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:25 pm

Interesting stuff Tom.
66141 was on 6L76 Stud Farm - Bury St Edmunds. The wagons look like MEAs to me. I'm just tapping someone to find out what 157 was on as TOPS has it as running a Z move.

EDIT: 157 on 6Z52 Attercliffe to Peak Forest empties.

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Re: 47806 Goes Trainspotting

Postby Class 60 » Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:29 am

davek wrote:66141 was on 6L76 Stud Farm - Bury St Edmunds. The wagons look like MEAs to me.


Spot on Sir Dave..... definately MEA Box wagons, can tell by the 14 spaced ribs :roll:

Some excellent shots as well Tom, i still miss the canadian pics tho :wink: but im glad to see that you have settled in well over here too.

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