Adam's Photo trip (update)

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Re: Adam's Photo trip (update)

Postby Kirton Fen » Sat Jun 14, 2008 9:59 pm

Great photos there Adam mate!. Hows the driver training going? :)

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Re: Adam's Photo trip (update)

Postby Class 60 » Sat Jun 14, 2008 10:33 pm

Kirton Fen wrote:Great photos there Adam mate!. Hows the driver training going? :)

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Hi Chris, Thanks mate its going ok apart from the ridiculous starting times but that was always expected :P Got a lovely week off as well to recharge the batteries as it were.....anyway i'll post another pic to keep you lucky people happy :wink:

60074 front end with 60025 waiting start of B exam taken 12th june 2008 at around 5pm
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and later on in the night, taken at around 11pm at the backend of the depot hence weeds in pic :wink:
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Re: Adam's Photo trip (update)

Postby Class 60 » Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:59 pm

This is probably for Dave (both of them :wink: ) and the rest of you guys who might have heard regarding the development on 2 37's at Margam.
A few days ago, well last week after 60037,60067 and 60033 left on convoy towards Toton, we shunted 37413 and 37669 from the Knuckle yard to the battery road besides the main depot mainly to keep them away from Vultures who try and gain access to strip for scrap metal :evil: Anyway 37413 in WNSO pool ( sold ews locos stored list from the last tender!) is currently been prepared for movement into Preservation whilst 37669 is also being readied for movement....

Below is the current state on 37413 taken Monday (6th October) evening
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Re: Adam's Photo trip (update)

Postby headshot119 » Thu Oct 09, 2008 6:55 pm

Glad another one has found a new home, where's the other once going???

Thanks for the pictures Adam.

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Re: Adam's Photo trip (update)

Postby davek » Thu Oct 09, 2008 7:14 pm

Nice pics Adam - 413 looks an utter mess!

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Re: Adam's Photo trip (update)

Postby PTmodeller » Thu Oct 09, 2008 7:50 pm

davek wrote:Nice pics Adam - 413 looks an utter mess!


Indeed it does, is 669 for Eastleigh too?

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Re: Adam's Photo trip (update)

Postby davek » Thu Oct 09, 2008 8:48 pm

PTmodeller wrote:
davek wrote:Nice pics Adam - 413 looks an utter mess!


Indeed it does, is 669 for Eastleigh too?


Possibly, I'm awaiting the nod from one of my sources about this one - although Adam can probably find out quicker than I can. Our pile of 37s will produce a runner or two *apparently*...don't hold your breath whilst they do that, I think the smart money is on the refurb of the 60s.

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Re: Adam's Photo trip (update)

Postby PTmodeller » Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:00 pm

Rail Express have already reported that 30 60s are in for heavy overhaul next year. Which 37s are at Eastleigh now- 077,377, 406,410, 416, 417 and 401? With the first two for sale...

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Re: Adam's Photo trip (update)

Postby glegalee » Thu Oct 09, 2008 10:19 pm

Class 60 wrote:Image
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Photos like this make me sad :cry:
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Re: Adam's Photo trip (update)

Postby Class 60 » Fri Oct 10, 2008 12:01 am

davek wrote:
PTmodeller wrote:
davek wrote:Nice pics Adam - 413 looks an utter mess!


Indeed it does, is 669 for Eastleigh too?


Possibly, I'm awaiting the nod from one of my sources about this one - although Adam can probably find out quicker than I can. Our pile of 37s will produce a runner or two *apparently*...don't hold your breath whilst they do that, I think the smart money is on the refurb of the 60s.


413 is definately what we call, ready for cutting! :lol: Its being prepared for either haulage DIT or transfer by road and apparently heading i believe up to the Churnet Valley railway however im not 100% sure on that "rumour" so i will get back to you on that one.
412 which was also on the last tender list has been sold to EMR kingsbury and we expect that to be leaving sometime soon again via rail haulage.

669 is being prepared, its currently going through a standard brake test to enable it for DIT and again its for transfer either to Eastleigh or Toytown.

PTmodeller wrote:Rail Express have already reported that 30 60s are in for heavy overhaul next year. Which 37s are at Eastleigh now- 077,377, 406,410, 416, 417 and 401? With the first two for sale...


Current 37's at eastleigh are 37077,377,406,410,411,416,422, 425 and 417/401 when they return from railtour duties this month...
And im still surprised that only 1 37/4 (421) is on the new tender list :?
Maybe there's hope left on the 37's at Eastleigh, only time will tell.... :wink:

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Re: Adam's Photo trip (update)

Postby davek » Fri Oct 10, 2008 5:53 pm

Class 60 wrote:Current 37's at eastleigh are 37077,377,406,410,411,416,422, 425


Also in the depot are:
58002, 004, 006, 007, 009, 010, 011, 013, 017, 018, 021, 026, 032, 033, 034, 037, 040, 042, 046, 049.

I hope the 37's at Eastleigh are put to good use, at least making one worth running again. If I hear any news I'll pass it on.

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Re: Adam's Photo trip (update)

Postby Class 60 » Sat May 09, 2009 7:51 pm

Hi Guys,

Sorry i haven't updated this in a while, been a bit busy lately with Work (especially today! ), other hobby's, mainly biking and family committements which has meant i haven't had a great deal of time to upload the pics and place them on here. However here goes from a few pics taken back in January 2009 on a route learning trip to newly reopened Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen line.
66181 stables on the 1 in 40 climb with 25 MEA's in tow, we had to stop and wait for the Network rail guys to set up a temporary block on the road crossing
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Here's the NR boys setting up the block...
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we arrive at the end of the disposal point, here we uncouple and set off up the line to the reverse point and run around.
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One of the shunters uncouples the Train from the MEA rake
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And here's our Homemade headboard :wink: on board 66014
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and finally this shows the 1 in 40 climb
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Thats it for now, more later :)

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Re: Adam's Photo trip (update)

Postby davek » Sat May 09, 2009 9:12 pm

Hi Adam,
Nice to have you back!
That first pic has an real atmospheric quality to it - lovely.
Good luck with the training mate.

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Re: Adam's Photo trip (update)

Postby PTmodeller » Sat May 09, 2009 9:21 pm

Good shots! I rather like the perspective in the last shot.

Are you based off Margam- I take it you drive?

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Re: Adam's Photo trip (update)

Postby Class 60 » Sat May 09, 2009 9:41 pm

Cheers Sir Dave and Dave PT for the comments.

davek wrote:Good luck with the training mate.

PTmodeller wrote:Are you based off Margam- I take it you drive?


Training finished back in October and im now technically qualified and signed to go out on various routes and traction, However has you both know Margam has now officially closed and we're now signing/booking on at the Knuckle yard about a mile up the road. The trouble is even though i've passed, there's a lot of us down there who dont know whether our job is safe or not and the rumour was back in January that around 18 drivers had to go. A few have left on Voluntary redundancy, some have been sacked (mainly 3 shunters) and i believe a few others might be in line to go to other companies, again if the markets dont pick up then i might be the one's going on the "LIFO" (Last in first out) method.


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