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Re: Class 60

Postby gromit54 » Fri Dec 31, 2010 10:55 am

Totally agree with you mate, I too am sadded by all the "imported junk" on our railways. Its not just the railways though its british industry in general which is also crushed under the wieght of "imported junk"
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Re: Class 60

Postby cmeonthemove » Fri Dec 31, 2010 10:56 am

Unfortunately that's the general state of affairs here in the once Great Britain. Looks how many cars on the roads these days are actually made here - not many, and don't get me started on electronic items!

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Re: Class 60

Postby hiffano » Fri Dec 31, 2010 11:06 am

yeah valid points, have a French car (more through afordability than actually wanting it)American puter (mac, probably made in china)and tv/dvd made in Malaysia, consoles made somewhere asian no doubt, though kitchen appliances are all German.

not being racist, but I often wonder who won the war, Britain has pretty much declined since the 50's and Japan and Germany have all their own industries and pretty much top the tree on most things.
A complete decimation of your infrastructure allows you to build better i suppose.
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Re: Class 60

Postby Bufferstop » Fri Dec 31, 2010 11:45 am

Britain was a beneficiary of the "Marshall Aid Plan" just like the rest of Europe. That our industries and infrastructure weren't renewed like Germany and France was down to government decisions (by all parties) to use the money to prop up the pound so that it remained a "World currency" like the US Dollar. However the point must surely be what the **** has any of this to do with the fate of the Class 60?
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Re: Class 60

Postby hiffano » Fri Dec 31, 2010 11:55 am

because the fate of the class 60 is linked with the rise of the imported gash from other countries and the severe decline of our own manufacturing industries. yes we digressed
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Re: Class 60

Postby champion » Fri Dec 31, 2010 10:42 pm

Freight buisness has seen a steady increase do to the fact these imported locos are putting in availabilty and are therefore reliable unlike our british made locos and is a big factor to the decline of not just the class 60,but 58 and class 56s and a sad factor is can we make it anymore.
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Re: Class 60

Postby monty3971 » Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:33 am

cmeonthemove wrote:
champion wrote:Gone quite on the 60 sightings through peterborough although last nite fetched my 1st sighting of a cl70 70003 heading a eastbound freightliner.
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The 70 had been diverted.


Ditto, saw my first one the next day (31/12/10) about 1300, again on the ECML at Grantham heading north empty (70003)

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Re: Class 60

Postby PTmodeller » Sun Jan 02, 2011 9:28 pm

cmeonthemove wrote:Unfortunately that's the general state of affairs here in the once Great Britain. Looks how many cars on the roads these days are actually made here - not many, and don't get me started on electronic items!


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Re: Class 60

Postby davieboy » Tue Jan 04, 2011 3:37 pm

i know there is sometimes a class 60 at St Andrews Road in bristol

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Re: Class 60

Postby Valentascream » Thu Jan 06, 2011 4:22 pm

davieboy, aren't you thinking of the 66s that head through on wine train workings and portbury car/coal trains?
there used to be 60s running to avonmouth, but that too has been taken over by sheds.
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Re: Class 60

Postby 35011 GSN » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:55 pm

thought you guys might be intrested

http://www.eastmidsfotos.fotopic.net/p68669755.html

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Re: Class 60

Postby Class 60 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:54 pm

And if anyone from the South Wales Area wants to see it.....it was at Newport Early this morning when i passed through. Hopefully it will be allocated on the Westerleigh Tanks :wink:

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Re: Class 60

Postby 50035 Ark Royal » Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:56 am

Class 60 wrote:And if anyone from the South Wales Area wants to see it.....it was at Newport Early this morning when i passed through. Hopefully it will be allocated on the Westerleigh Tanks :wink:

Hi if i still worked for the railway i could have found out for you, as i was always on the TOPS computer when i should have been working, when the Supervisor not there of course :lol:
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Re: Class 60

Postby Class 60 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:42 pm

50035 Ark Royal wrote:
Class 60 wrote:And if anyone from the South Wales Area wants to see it.....it was at Newport Early this morning when i passed through. Hopefully it will be allocated on the Westerleigh Tanks :wink:

Hi if i still worked for the railway i could have found out for you, as i was always on the TOPS computer when i should have been working, when the Supervisor not there of course :lol:
I Love the 60's the truly last great British built engine, once they have all gone there will be nothing left :cry:


Hi Ian, i managed to Check TOPS myself at 4am this morning in the shunters cabin to find it was booked on the Robeston - Westerleigh tankers......was kicking myself because i didn't bring my camera into work! :evil:
It Sounded quite good going past with 29 tankers later in the morning but your certainly right in that it is a truly great British Built engine

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Re: Class 60

Postby champion » Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:57 am

Just a report on sightings while i can.2 class 60s passed through peterbro last night.I heard 1 and the other was ews 60045 running east light engine.
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