december 2008


31/12/08

30/12/08

47145 XHHP Gloucester Horton Road(OOS)
47150 DHLT Basford Hall(OOS)
47194 MBDL Carnforth(stripped)
47237 ADFL Barrow Hill Up Relief Siding(OOS)
47245 MBDL Southall
47289 DHLT Basford Hall(OOS)
47355 MBDL Carnforth(stored)
47370 DHLT Ipswich Sidings(OOS)
47375 ADFL Crown Point (alloc 5Z47)
47402 MBDL East Lancashire Railway
47492 MBDL Carnforth(OOS)
47501 XHNC Carlisle Kingmoor(OOS)
47580 MBDL Mid Norfolk Railway
47635 MBDL Peak Rail
47643 MBDL Bo'ness
47701 MBDL Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Railway
47709 XHHP Carlisle Kingmoor(OOS)
47712 XHNC Crewe Coal Sidings
47727 COLO Gresty Bridge(OOS)
47739 COLO Worcester Loco Siding
47747 RTLO CreweLNWR(stored)
47749 COLO Rugby OLE
47760 MBDL Carnforth
47769 RTLO CreweDMD
47772 MBDL Carnforth(OOS)
47773 MBDL Tyseley
47776 MBDL Carnforth(OOS)
47786 MBDL Carnforth
47787 MBDL Carnforth
47790 XHHP DerbyRTC(OOS)
47791 MBDL Barrow Hill
47798 MBDL Carnforth
47802 XHNC Eastleigh
47804 MBDL Carnforth
47805 RTLO CreweDMD
47810 CRRH Gloucester New Yard
47811 DFLH Dagenham Dock(yard shunter)
47812 RTLO CreweDMD
47813 CRRH Crown Point(OOS)
47815 RTLO CreweDMD
47816 DFLH Basford Hall(OOS)
47818 CRRH Colchester
47826 MBDL Carnforth
47828 CRRH Barrow Hill Up Relief Siding(OOS)
47829 XHHP Gresty Bridge(OOS)
47830 DFLH Basford Hall(yard shunter)
47832 XHNC Eastleigh
47839 RTLO CreweDMD
47840 MBDL West Somerset Railway
47841 XHHP Carlisle Kingmoor(OOS)
47843 RTLO CreweLNWR
47847 RTLO Old Oak Common(OOS)
47848 RTLO CreweDMD
47851 MBDL Carnforth
47853 RTLO CreweLNWR(OOS)
47854 MBDL Carnforth

47237 + 47828 together (which one hauling?) recent workings:
29/12/08 = 0Z47 0900 Gloucester-Barrow Hill.

47810 recent workings:
29/12/08 = 0Z57 0830 Gloucester Horton Road-Cardiff Tidal Sidings/ 0Z58 1012 Cardiff Tidal Sidings-Gloucester Horton Road/ 0Z60 1200 Gloucester Horton Road-Cardiff Tidal Sidings/ 6Z60 1500 Cardiff Tidal Sidings-Gloucester Yard.
30/12/08 = 0Z57 0830 Gloucester Horton Road-Cardiff Tidal Sidings/ 6Z61 1345 Cardiff Tidal Sidings-Gloucester Yard (initially allocated 0Z58 1012 Tidal Sidings-Gloucester).

47818 recent workings:
29/12/08 = 0F03 0451 Norwich CP-Colchester/ 0W03 1443 Colchester-Shenfield/ 0P86 2000 Shenfield-Colchester.
30/12/08 = 0F03 0451 Norwich CP-Colchester.

  • DRS 47802 and 47832 are expected to work on 02/01/09: 5Z79 0855 Eastleigh-Southampton Central/ 1Z79 1019 Southampton Central-Manchester Piccadilly/ 5Z80 1743 Manchester Piccadilly-Crewe Coal Sidings.

    News in this update provided by 47829, Crumb, Driff47844, Anthony Flynn, DS.

    28/12/08 (105 + 701 updated 29/12/08, 306 updated 30/12/08)

    47105 recent workings:
    27/12/08 = 0950 Todddington-Gotherington/ rear 1030 Gotherington-Todd.(see 701)/ 1115 Todd.-Gotherington(dragged back to Todd. by 31162)/ 1235 Todd.-Gotherington(dragged back to Todd. by 37324)/ 1355 Todd.-Gotherington/ rear 1430 Gotherington-Todd.(see 701)/ 1515 Todd.-Gotherington(dragged back to Todd. by 31162).

    47306 recent workings:
    22/12/08 = 0950 Bodmin General-Bodmin Parkway/ 1015 Bodmin Parkway-Bodmin General/ 1045 Bodmin General-Boscarne Jct/ 1110 Boscarne Jct-Bodmin General/ 1235 Bodmin General-Bodmin Parkway/ 1300 Bodmin Parkway-Bodmin General/ 1415 Bodmin General-Boscarne Jct/ 1440 Boscarne Jct-Bodmin General/ 1510 Bodmin General-Bodmin Parkway/ 1535 Bodmin Parkway-Bodmin General/ 1605 Bodmin General-Boscarne Jct(vice Parkway)/ 1630 Boscarne Jct-Bodmin General/ 1700 Bodmin General-Bodmin Parkway/ 1725 Bodmin Parkway-Bodmin General.

    47375 recent workings:
    22/12/08 = 0Z28 1030 Gloucester Horton Road-Bristol TM/ 5Z28 1206 Bristol TM-Norwich Crown Point hauling 3313 and 5669.
    27/12/08 = 6Z53 1040 Norwich CP-Dereham hauling 94320, 5781, 95228, 10229, 10403/ 5Z54 1230 Dereham-Norwich CP hauling 10229, 10403.

    47402 recent workings:
    27/12/08 = 2G59 0950 Bury-Rawtenstall/ 2J60 1040 Rawtenstall-Heywood/ 2J65 1200 Heywood-Rawtenstall/ 2J66 1310 Rawtenstall-Heywood/ 2J71 1420 Heywood-Rawtenstall/ 2J72 1540 Rawtenstall-Heywood/ 2F77 1655 Heywood-Ramsbottom/ 2E78 1745 Ramsbottom-Bury.

    47580 recent workings:
    14/12/08 = 1015 Dereham-Wymondham/ 1300 Dereham-Wymondham/ 1530 Dereham-Wymondham.
    20/12/08 = 0900 Dereham-Wymondham ECS/ 1100 Dereham-Wymondham/ 1300 Dereham-Wymondham/ 1530 Dereham-Wymondham.
    21/12/08 = 0900 Dereham-Wymondham ECS/ 1100 Dereham-Wymondham/ 1300 Dereham-Wymondham/ 1530 Dereham-Wymondham.
    23/12/08 = 1100 Dereham-Wymondham/ 1300 Dereham-Wymondham/ 1530 Dereham-Wymondham.
    24/12/08 = 1100 Dereham-Wymondham/ 1300 Dereham-Wymondham/ 1530 Dereham-Wymondham.
    28/12/08 = t'n't with 31438 1100 Dereham-Wymondham/ 1300 Dereham-Wymondham.

    47640 recent workings:
    24/12/08 = 1015, 1215, 1415, 1615 Shackerstone-Shenton and returns.

    47701 recent workings:
    27/12/08 = rear 0950 Toddington-Gotherington/ 1030 Gotherington-Todd.(105 on rear)/ 1155 Todd-Gotherington(dragged back to Todd. by 24054)/ 1430 Gotherington-Todd.(105 on rear)/ rear 1515 Todd.-Gotherington(see 105)/ 1555 Todd.-Gotherington(dragged back to Todd. by 24054).

    47727 recent workings:
    22/12/08 = 6Z47 1120 RugbyOLE to Stafford(Salop sidings)/ 0Z47 1330 Stafford-RugbyOLE.
    23/12/08 = 0Z47 1020 RugbyOLE-Crewe Gresty Bridge.

    47818 recent workings:
    22/12/08 = 0F03 0451 Norwich CP-Colchester/ 0P86 2000 Shenfield-Norwich CP from Colchester?
    23/12/08 = 0F03 0451 Norwich CP-Colchester/ 0P86 2000 Shenfield-Norwich CP from Colchester?

  • The only main line working since Christmas so far seems to have been just 47375.

    22/12/08: 47306 at Boscarne Junction.
    Photo Copyright: Ian Hodge
    27/12/08: 47402 at Irwell Vale.
    Photo Copyright: Richard Boyd
    27/12/08: 402 again at Irwell Vale.
    Photo Copyright: Richard Boyd
    27/12/08: 402 at Heywood before working the 1655 to Ramsbottom.
    Photo Copyright: David Hall
    27/12/08: 47402 stands at Ramsbottom after the 1655 from Heywood, this working will no longer run in the hours of darkness as after this date it will only run during British Summertime.
    Photo Copyright: David Hall
    27/12/08: 47701 in use again, working the 1030 Gotherington to Toddington, approaching Toddington with steam heating coming from 47105 on the rear.
    Photo Copyright: Martin Measures
    27/12/08: 47701 approaching Gotherington on the 1155 from Toddington (anybody have a list of workings for this event?)
    Photo Copyright: Martin Measures
    27/12/08: 47105 working the 1235 Toddington-Gotherington, approaching its destination.
    Photo Copyright: Martin Measures
    27/12/08: 47105 at Toddington.
    Photo Copyright: Ian Hodge
    27/12/08: 47701 at Toddington.
    Photo Copyright: Ian Hodge
    27/12/08: 47105 after arrival at Gotherington with the 0950 from Toddington.
    Photo Copyright: Richard Watson
    27/12/08: 47701 at Gotherington after the 1155 from Toddington.
    Photo Copyright: Richard Watson
    27/12/08: 47105 passing 47701 at Winchcombe.
    Photo Copyright: Richard Watson
    27/12/08: 47105 departs Toddington with the 1515 to Gotherington, passing 701.
    Photo Copyright: Richard Watson

    Information for the above update provided by: Big Bird, Crumb, Driff47844, Simon Travers, Richard Watson.

    25/12/08

    Merry Christmas to all, and best wishes for a lazy railway-less few days!

    Speaking of trains though - that's what you're looking here for so here's the locations of the usual loco's as at 0735 on 24/12/08 47237 Gloucester
    47245 Southall
    47375 Norwich
    47501 Carlisle
    47580 Dereham
    47712 Crewe
    47727 Crewe Gresty Bridge
    47739 Worcester
    47747 Crewe LNWR
    47749 Rugby
    47760 Carnforth
    47769 Crewe DMD
    47773 Tyseley
    47786 Carnforth
    47787 Carnforth
    47802 Eastleigh
    47804 Carnforth
    47805 Crewe DMD
    47810 Gloucester
    47812 Crewe
    47813 Norwich
    47815 Crewe DMD
    47818 Norwich
    47826 Carnforth
    47828 Gloucester
    47832 Eastleigh
    47839 Crewe
    47843 Crewe
    47847 Old Oak
    47848 Crewe DMD
    47851 Carnforth
    47853 Crewe
    47854 Carnforth

    47580 should be working on 28/12/08 the 1100 Dereham-Wymondham/ 1300 Dereham-Wymondham and on 01/01/09 the 1100 Dereham-Wymondham/ 1300 Dereham-Wymondham again.

    News in this update provided by Andre, Crumb, Driff47844 and Tony Bevan.

    22/12/08: 47306 at Quarry Curve hauling a 0955 Bodmin General to Bodmin Parkway.
    Photo Copyright: Big Sky
    22/12/08: 306 at Kirland Farm on the 1120 Boscarne Junction to Bodmin General.
    Photo Copyright: Big Sky
    22/12/08: 47306 on the 1240 Bodmin General to Bodmin Parkway at Charlies Gate.
    Photo Copyright: Big Sky
    22/12/08: 47727 at the start of its 6Z47 move from Rugby, heading into the 'new' platform 6 at Rugby station.
    Photo Copyright: Darren Wetherall
    22/12/08: 47805 lead a shunt from Crewe's LNWR building to the former DMD yard, seen arriving in Crewe station where the move reversed.
    Photo Copyright: Ian Bowland
    22/12/08: 47769 was in tow here behind 47805. Note that 769 now has its Virgin logos covered over.
    Photo Copyright: Ian Bowland
    22/12/08: Following 769 was a mk2 coach and then 47848.
    Photo Copyright: Ian Bowland
    22/12/08: 47815 was at the other end of the five vehicle formation, and lead the train around to Crewe Gresty Bridge to reverse again to head to the DMD yard.
    Photo Copyright: Ian Bowland
    24/12/08: 47640 at Shackerstone.
    Photo Copyright: David Hall
    24/12/08: 47640 at Shackerstone with the 1215 trip to Shenton.
    Photo Copyright: David Hall
    24/12/08: 47640 after the 1215 round trip had arrived back at Shackerstone.
    Photo Copyright: David Hall

    _ Sunday 21/12/08 _

    allocations and confirmed workings and news:

  • 47580=1300 Dereham-Wymondham/ return.
  • 47760 + 37706 in tow=5Z56 1623(at 1424) Crewe Down Refuge Sidings-Carnforth.
  • 47804 + steam t'n't=5Z31 0750 Castleton East Jct-Liverpool Lime Street(804)/ 1Z31 0950 Liverpool Lime Street-York(steam)/ 1Z33 1657 York-Liverpool Lime Street(steam)/ 5Z34 2115 Liverpool Lime Street-Carnforth(804).

    47727/749=Rugby. 47739=Worcester Shrub Hill.

    04/12/08: 47580 with 47773 haul steam loco 5029 through Codsall station at 1320 almost three weeks ago working 5Z62 1245 Shreswbury-Tyseley after rescuing the stricken steam loco.
    Photo Copyright: Mick Lockley
    20/12/08: 47773 stands at Manchester Piccadilly.
    Photo Copyright: David Hennessey
    20/12/08: 47773 at Manchester Piccadilly having been on the rear of 86259 from Birmingham. It would work to Longsight.
    Photo Copyright: David Hall
    20/12/08: The two loco's were swapped around for the return run to Birmingham, and 47773 lead the train back into Manchester Piccadilly for the mini tour to Hadfield, lead out by the 86.
    Photo Copyright: Richard Boyd
    20/12/08: 47773 on the blocks at Piccadilly.
    Photo Copyright: Richard Boyd
    21/12/08: 47580 working on the Mid Norfolk Railway, at Crownthorpe.
    Photo Copyright: Colin Makcrow
    21/12/08: 47580 working on the Mid Norfolk Railway, at Hardingham.
    Photo Copyright: Colin Makcrow
    21/12/08: 47580 working on the Mid Norfolk Railway, at Crownthorpe.
    Photo Copyright: Colin Makcrow
    21/12/08: 47580 working on the Mid Norfolk Railway, at Crownthorpe.
    Photo Copyright: Colin Makcrow
    21/12/08: 47760 and 37706 in tow departing Crewe at 1427.
    Photo Copyright: Runcorn Sprog


    thanks for todays news to:

    Big Bird, Crumb, Driff47844, Runcorn Sprog, Matt G, Colin Makcrow.


    _ Saturday 20/12/08 _

    allocations and confirmed workings and news:

  • 47375=0F80 1400 Old Oak Common-Gloucester Horton Road.
  • 47760 alone=5Z50 0234 Carnforth-Huddersfield.
  • 47760=1Z50 0558 Huddersfield-Edinburgh(760 to York, then steam 30777 on top and hauled to end)/
  • steam 30777 hauling 47760 + 37706 on rear=5Z52 1419 Edinburgh-Craigentinny via Suburban.
  • 47760 + 37706 t'n't=5Z54 1650 Craigentinny-Edinburgh(37)/ 1Z54 1711 Edinburgh-Huddersfield(760)/ 5Z55 2216 Huddersfield-Crewe Down Refuge Sidings(760).
  • 47773 + 86259 t'n't=5Z85 0605 Tyseley-BNS(773)/ 1Z85 0751 BNS-Manchester Pic(86)/ 5Z86 1050 Manchester Pic-Manchester Pic via Longsight(773 alone)/ 1Z86 1200 Manchester Pic-Manchester Pic via Hadfield(86 to Hadfield, 773 return)/ 5Z87 1341 Manchester Pic-Manchester Pic via Longsight(86 to Longsight, 773 return)/ 1Z87 1658 Manchester Pic-BNS(86)/ 5Z88 1959 BNS-Tyseley(773).
  • 47804=5Z29 1526 Carnforth-Castleton East Jct.


    thanks for todays news to:

    47829, Crumb, Driff47844, Richard Boyd, David Hennessey, Andrew Naylor.


    _ Friday 19/12/08 _

    allocations and confirmed workings and news:

  • 47237=6Z64 1122 Shipley-Cardiff Tidal Sidings/ 0B95 2029 Cardiff Tidal Sidings-Gloucester Horton Road.
  • 47739=0Z47 1502 Derby-Worcester.
  • 47818=0F03 0451 Norwich CP-Colchester/ 0P86 2000 Shenfield-Norwich CP from Colchester?.
  • 47828 + 57006 (in tow?)=5Z28 1844 Gloucester Horton Road-Bristol Temple Meads hauling 5866, 9497, 5958, 6168/ 5Z28 2004 Bristol TM-Gloucester Horton Road.

    47237=Crossley Evans Scrap yard(Shipley) at 0730.

    thanks for todays news to:

    Crumb, Stephen Richmond, C.Wall.


    _ Thursday 18/12/08 _

    allocations and confirmed workings and news:

  • 47727 + 47749=6Z47 1100 Alexandra Docks Junction-Rugby OLE.
  • 47773 + 86259 in tow=0Zxx Tyseley-Soho (86 on test).
  • 47818=0F03 0451 Norwich CP-Colchester/ 0P86 2000 Shenfield-Norwich CP from Colchester?
  • 47828=5Z47 1300 (at 1419) Derby 'St Andrews'-Gloucester Horton Road/ 5Z28 1700 Gloucester Horton Road-Bristol TM/ 0Z28 1834 Bristol TM-Gloucester Horton Road.

  • Did anyone see 47818 at Shenfield on Monday and Tuesday evening, or did it stay at Colchester all day?


    thanks for todays news to:

    Big John, Crumb, DS.


    _ Wednesday 17/12/08 _

    allocations and confirmed workings and news:

  • 47237='0Z63 0900' Cardiff Canton-Cardiff Tidal Sidings/ 6Z63 1030 Cardiff Tidal Sidings-Shipley.
  • 47773=0Z86 1030 Tyseley-Soho CE Sidings/ 0Z47 1200(at 1358) Soho CE Sidings-Tyseley.
  • 47818=0F03 0451 Norwich CP-Colchester/ 0W03 1443 Colchester-Shenfield/ 0P86 2000 Shenfield-Norwich CP.
  • 47828=0Z47 1157 Gloucester-Barrow Hill/ 5Z47 1630 Barrow Hill-Derby 'St Andrews'.

    47375=Old Oak Common. 47712=Crewe Coal Sidings. 47802/832=Eastleigh. Riviera 47s=all at Crewe except 47847 at Old Oak Common.


    thanks for todays news to:

    47829, Big John, Crumb.


    _ Tuesday 16/12/08 _

    allocations and confirmed workings and news:

  • 47237=6V95 0745 Gloucester-Cardiff Tidal Sidings through Newport at 0942/ 0B95 0958 Cardiff Tidal Sidings-St Phillips Marsh/ 0Z84 1355 St Phillips Marsh-Cardiff Canton.
  • 47245 + steam 34067 on rear=5Z95 0645 Southall-Waterloo/ 5Z96 2230 Waterloo-Southall.
  • 47375=5Z75 1049 Gloucester-Bounds Green hauling 12063, 12092, 12139 and 12065/ 0Z70 1515 Bounds Green-Old Oak Common.
  • 47727 + 47749=0Z47 1000 Westbury-Cardiff Canton/ 0Z48 1255 Cardiff Canton-Alexandra Dock (0Z48 may have been cancelled???)
  • 47818=0F03 0451 Norwich CP-Colchester/ (0W03 1443 Colchester-Shenfield/ 0P86 2000 Shenfield-Norwich CP) OR (just 0P86 2000 Shenfield-Norwich CP from Colchester????).

    13/12/08: 47818 stabled at Norwich on Saturday.
    Photo Copyright: Simon Travers.
    13/12/08: 47854 at Norwich, having been on the rear of the charter from Scarborough since Ely. It was about to haul the train ECS to Crown Point depot.
    Photo Copyright: Simon Travers.
    15/12/08: 47727 and 47749, now with 727 leading after a reversal at Westbury where they are shown above, still working 6Z47 0731 Par-Eastleigh. They returned light to Westbury later in the day.
    Photo Copyright: Womble.

    • 47804 did remain on the rear of the steam charter on Sunday from Liverpool to York.


    thanks for todays news to:

    Crumb, Driff47844, Jus, Solomon Riley, D.S.


    _ Monday 15/12/08 _

    allocations and confirmed workings and news:

  • 47237=0V95 0903 Darlington-Stockton/ 6V95 1400 Stockton-Cardiff Tidal Sidings, to Gloucester.
  • 47375=6Z06 1115 Gloucester Yard-Long Marston/ 5Z50 1600 Long Marston-Gloucester Yard hauling 12063/5/92/139.
  • 47749 leading 47727 in multi=6Z47 0731 Par-Eastleigh(reverse at Westbury)/ 0Z47 1505 Eastleigh-Westbury.
  • 47818=0F03 0451 Norwich CP-Colchester/ (0W03 1443 Colchester-Shenfield/ 0P86 2000 Shenfield-Norwich CP) OR (just 0P86 2000 Shenfield-Norwich CP from Colchester????).

    47145=Horton Road(OOS). 47501/709/841=Carlisle Kingmoor(OOS). 47712=Crewe(OOS). 47790=DerbyRTC(OOS). 47802/832=Eastleigh.

    15/12/08: 47749 (right) leads 47727 onto the Royal Albert Bridge working 6Z47 0731 Par-Eastleigh.
    Photo Copyright: Shaun C.

    • The DRS operational loco pool (XHNC) contains 47501/712/802/832.


    thanks for todays news to:

    Big John, Crumb, Driff47844.


    _ Sunday 14/12/08 _

    allocations and confirmed workings and news:

  • 47760 + 47854 (t'n't?)=5Z48 1210 Scarborough-Carnforth(760?).
  • 47804 + steam t'n't=5Z71 0750 Castleton East Jct-Liverpool Lime Street/ rear 1Z71 0950 Liverpool Lime Street-York/ rear 1Z72 1657 York-Liverpool Lime Street/ 5Z72 2115 Liverpool-Carnforth.

    13/12/08: 47854 at Doncaster on the Scarborough-Norwich charter.
    Photo Copyright: David Hall


    thanks for todays news to:

    Crumb, Jus.


    _ Saturday 13/12/08 _

    allocations and confirmed workings and news:

  • 47760 + 47854=1Z47 0640 Scarborough-Norwich via Leeds (854 to Ely, then 760)/ 5Z47 1254 Norwich-Crown Point/ 5Z48 1545 Crown Point-Norwich/ 1Z48 1618 Norwich-Scarborough via Leeds(854 throughout).
  • 47773=5Z43 0720 Tyseley-Birmingham Snow Hill/ 5Z44 2248 Birmingham Snow Hill-Tyseley (was on ECS moves only).
  • 47804=5Z35 1516 Carnforth-Castleton East Jct.

    47245=Stewarts Lane.

    11/12/08: 47580 and track machine 73906 in tow on 6Z47 0904 Tyseley-West Ealing, near Cholsey. 580 then moved light to the Mid Norfolk Railway at Dereham.
    Photo Copyright: Howard Osiransky
    11/12/08: 47802 leads the Manchester to Southampton charter at Cholsey.
    Photo Copyright: Howard Osiransky
    11/12/08: 47832 on the rear of 1Z78 0709 Manchester Piccadilly-Southampton Western Docks at Cholsey.
    Photo Copyright: Howard Osiransky
    13/12/08: 47760 leads 1Z47 0640 Scarborough-Norwich at Ketteringham.
    Photo Copyright: Colin Makcrow
    13/12/08: 47760 passing Wymondham on 1Z47, the 'City of Norwich Christmas Special'.
    Photo Copyright: Steve Goodrum
    13/12/08: On the rear of 1Z47 was 47854, which would haul the train from Ely to Norwich.
    Photo Copyright: Steve Goodrum


    thanks for todays news to:

    Crumb, Driff47844, Mick Knox.


    _ Friday 12/12/08 _

    allocations and confirmed workings and news:

  • 47237=6E94 0105 Cardiff Tidal Sidings-Stockton/ 0N96 1215 Stockton-Darlington.
  • 47727 + 47749=3S11 1905 Par-Par via Penzance and Falmouth/ 3S12 2356 Par-Par via Newton Abbot.
  • 47760 + 47854 t'n't=5Z47 1122 Carnforth-Scarborough(760).
  • 47818=0F03 0451 Norwich CP-Colchester/ 0W03 1439 Colchester-Shenfield/ 47818=0P86 2000 Shenfield-Norwich CP.

    47802/832=Eastleigh.

    10/12/04: Signalling the fate of the loco, a strategically positioned motorway sign hangs above 47287 as it is towed on a low loader away for scrap just over four years ago.
    Photo Copyright: Laura Gilchrist
    10/12/04: A closer view of 47287 showing that at the time it was still reasonably intact, externally at least. The same could not be said just one month later when most of the loco had been disposed of - there are some views of this on the 'scrapyard' page (further contributions for this page from any date are welcome).
    The two photo's above were taken near to Tibshelf services on the M1, heading north. Photo Copyright: Laura Gilchrist
    11/12/08: 47802 passes through Basingstoke hauling a Manchester Piccadilly to Southampton Western Docks charter to meet a cruise.
    Photo Copyright: David Earwaker
    11/12/08: 47832 on the rear of the same charter, at Basingstoke.
    Photo Copyright: David Earwaker

    thanks for todays news to:

    Chicken, Crumb, Driff47844, MacBew, Gordon Glossop.


    _ Thursday 11/12/08 _

    allocations and confirmed workings and news:

  • 37706 + 47851 aand 47854 in tow=0Z37 1215 Carnforth-Settle/ 0Z37 1305 Settle-Carnforth (test run for 37).
  • 47237=0Z50 2200 Gloucester Horton Road-Cardiff Tidal Sidings.
  • 47580=6Z47 0904 Tyseley-West Ealing with track machine 73906 in tow/ 0Z47 1348 West Ealing-Dereham.
  • 47727 + 47749=3S11 1905 Par-Par via Penzance and Falmouth/ 3S12 2356 Par-Par via Newton Abbot.
  • 47802 + 47832 t'n't=5Z78 0602 Longsight-Manchester Piccadilly/ 1Z78 0709 Manchester Piccadilly-Southampton Western Docks(802 hauled, stopped at Coventry to pick up heating equipment as the DRS mk3s apparently weren't working)/ 5Z79 1538 Southampton Western Docks-Eastleigh.
  • 47818=0W03 1439 Colchester-Shenfield/ 0P86 2000 Shenfield-Norwich CP.

    47145=Gloucester(OOS). 47501/709=Carlisle Kingmoor(OOS). 47712=CreweCoalSidings(OOS). 47790=DerbyRTC(OOS). 47811=Dagenham Dock shunter. 47830=Basford Hall shunter.

    • Wensleydale Traction Group have confirmed that January 4th 2009 is CONFIRMED as a running day for both 47715 and 47703. Departures are 1005, 1205, and 1450 ex Leeming Bar and the returns are 1105, 1305 and 1550 from Redmire.
      Booked to work the first and last return trips from Leeming Bar is 47715 with 47703 working the 1205 return trip. If 715 refuses to power up the ETH then the 14.50 service may be top and tail. Consist likely to be Mk2a BSO+TSO+TSO+TSO, some stock is in grey primer thanks to graffiti "artists". Fares are standard WR fares with no HRA passes accepted. 12 Adult day rover, 10.80 one return trip and kids and seniors at the normal discounted rate.
    • 47580 is moving on towards the Mid Norfolk Railway where it will participate in the Santa specials and the Mince Pie specials at it's new temporary home at Dereham. The Santa specials start from Sunday 14th December which it will work in top and tail mode with 31438.
    • Stock on the DRS charter was formed: 11044 + 11013 + 11054 + 11046 + 11019 + 11030 + DRS blue Mk1 Buffet 1657 + InterCity liveried Mk2 9496 + VSOE Northern Belle liveried Mk1 Baggage Car 92904.


    thanks for todays news to:

    31466, 47829, Big Dan, Chicken, Crumb, Driff47844, Dave Earwaker, Solomon Riley, Paul Warren.


    _ Wednesday 10/12/08 _

    allocations and confirmed workings and news:

  • 47727 + 47749=3S11 1905 Par-Par via Penzance and Falmouth/ 3S12 2356 Par-Par via Newton Abbot.
  • 47802 + 47832 t'n't=5Z77 1500 Wembley-Longsight(832).
  • 47804 + 47826=0Z47 0600 Bo'ness-Carnforth(804 leading).
  • 47818=0F03 0451 Norwich CP-Colchester (appears to have stayed out all night).

    47739=DerbyRTC.


    thanks for todays news to:

    Crumb, Driff47844, Mushy.


    _ Tuesday 09/12/08 _

    allocations and confirmed workings and news:

  • 47237=0V95 0903 Darlington-Stockton.
  • 47237 + 47810 multi (810 leading)=6V95 1022 Stockton-Cardiff Tidal.
  • 47245=5Z81 0858 Southall-Waterloo/ 0Z82 1113 Waterloo-Clapham Jct/ 0Z83 2154 Clapham Jct-Waterloo/ 5Z84 2230 Waterloo-Southall.
  • 47727 + 47749=3S11 1905 Par-Par via Penzance and Falmouth/ 3S12 2356 Par-Par via Newton Abbot.
  • 47818=0F03 0451 Norwich CP-Colchester/ 0W03 1439 Colchester-Shenfield/ 0P86 2000 Shenfield-Norwich CP.
  • 47828 - all cancelled, but was allocated to the following=6Z06 1030 Gloucester Horton Road-Long Marston/ 5Z06 1414 Long Marston-Bounds Green/ 0Z06 xxxx Bounds Green-Crown Point.

    29/11/08: 47815 at Manchester Victoria working a Liverpool South Parkway-Stratford Upon Avon charter.
    Photo Copyright: Mr Grumpy
    05/12/08: 47804 at Lincoln on the rear of the 0545 Linlithgow-Lincoln.
    Photo Copyright: Dave Earwaker
    06/12/08: 47787 at Edinburgh Waverley after working the 0535 Stevenage-Edinburgh.
    Photo Copyright: Dave Earwaker
    06/12/08: 47786 at Waverley before working the ECS to Craigentinny.
    Photo Copyright: Simon Travers
    06/12/08: 47815 passing Blea Moor signal box on the 0707 Shrewsbury-Carlisle.
    Photo Copyright: Richard Boyd
    07/12/08: 47727 at Barn Owl Bridge, Kingskerswell on the Sunday only 3S11. The 7th was the last Sunday of 2008 that this RHTT runs, though it continues through on the night workings until Friday.
    Photo Copyright: Big Sky
    07/12/08: 47727 leading 47749 at Dainton heading back to Par.
    Photo Copyright: Big Sky
    07/12/08: 47854 leading 5Z92 1117 Saltburn-Carnforth at Northallerton.
    Photo Copyright: Mr Grumpy

    thanks for todays news to:

    31466, Crumb, Driff47844.


    _ Monday 08/12/08 _

    allocations and confirmed workings and news:

  • 47375=0Z47/0Z48/0Z49/0Z50/0Z51 from/to???
  • 47727 + 47749=3S11 1905 Par-Par via Penzance and NOT via Falmouth/ 3S12 2356 Par-Par via Newton Abbot.
  • 47818=0F03 0451 Norwich CP-Colchester/ 0W03 1439 Colchester-Shenfield/ 0P86 2000 Shenfield-Norwich CP.

    47145=Horton Road. 47237=Stockton. 47375=Gloucester. 47501/709=Carlisle Kingmoor. 47712=Crewe. 47790=DerbyRTC. 47802/832=Wembley. 47811=Dagenham Dock. 47813=Crown Point(OOS). 47816=Basford Hall(OSO). 47828=Horton Road. 47830=Basford Hall.

    thanks for todays news to:

    Crumb, Driff47844, Gwot, Paul Warren.


    _ Sunday 07/12/08 _

    allocations and confirmed workings and news:

  • 47245=5Z43 0850 Southall-Kings Cross/ 5Z44 2035 Kings Cross-Southall.
  • 47727 + 47749=3S11 0912 Par-Paignton-Par.
  • 47760 + 47851=5Z18 1230 Skipton-Carnforth.
  • 47786 + 47787=5Z49 1425 Ferme Park-Carnforth.
  • 47854 + 37676 t'n't=5Z92 1117 Saltburn-Carnforth.

    47237=Darlington. 47375=Gloucester Horton Road. 47501=Carlisle Kingmoor. 47580/773=Tyseley. 47712=Crewe Coal Sidings. 47739=DerbyRTC. 47802/832=WembleySS. 47810=Barrow Hill. 47813=Crown Point(OOS). 47818=Crown Point. 47828=Gloucester Horton Road.

    05/12/08: 47245 arrives at Kings Cross working 5Z54 0620 Southall-Kings Cross.
    Photo Copyright: Martin Weeks
    06/12/08: 47854 arrives at Carlisle, it did have more than four carriages, the rest are still following across the junction. 37676 was on the rear and presumably hauled the train to Skipton later?
    Photo Copyright: Darren Armstrong
    47854 at Carlisle.
    Photo Copyright: Darren Armstrong


    thanks for todays news to:

    Driff47844, Mr Grumpy, Dave Earwaker, Steve Rogers.


    _ Saturday 06/12/08 _

    allocations and confirmed workings and news:

  • 47715=1005 Leeming Bar-Redmire/ then spent the day dropping ballast - engineering trains/ 1550 Redmire-Leeming Bar.
  • 47760 + 47851 t'n't?=5Z15 0140 Carnforth-Harrogate/ 1Z16 0620 Harrogate-Edinburgh/ 5Z16 1156 Edinburgh-Craigentinny/ 5Z17 1738 Craigentinny-Edinburgh/ 1Z17 1817 Edinburgh-Harrogate/ 5Z18 2304 Harrogate-Skipton Down Sdg.
  • 47786 + 47787 t'n't=5Z47 5Z47 0445 Ferme Park-Stevenage/ 1Z47 0535 Stevenage-Edinburgh(787)/ 5Z47 1245 Edinburgh-Craigentinny(786)/ 5Z48 1540 Craigentinny-Edinburgh(787)/ 1Z48 1620 Edinburgh-Stevenage(786)/ 5Z48 2331 Stevenage-Ferme Park.
  • 47805 + 47815 t'n't=5Z76 0611 CreweDMD-Shrewsbury(805)/ 1Z76 0707 Shrewsbury-Carlisle via Chester and S&C(815)/ 5Z76 1307 Carlisle-Carlisle London Road(805)/ 5Z77 1530 Carlisle London Road-Carlisle(815)/ 1Z77 1547 Carlisle-Shrewsbury(805)/ 5Z77 2008 Shrewsbury-CreweDMD(815).
  • 47854 + 37676 t'n't?=1Z90 0648 Saltburn-Skipton via Carlisle/ 5Z91 1338 Skipton-Hellifield/ 1Z91 1824 Hellifield-Saltburn.

    06/12/08: 47815 waits for departure time at Shrewsbury of the 0707 to Carlisle. 47805 was on the rear.
    Photo Copyright: Shaun C


    thanks for todays news to:

    Crumb, Driff47844, Dave Earwaker, Paul Warren.


    _ Friday 05/12/08 _

    allocations and confirmed workings and news:

  • 47245=5Z54 0620 Southall-Kings Cross with steam Tangmere in tow/ 5Z55 2042 Kings Cross-Southall.
  • 47375=0Z79 0815 Bristol TM-Penzance/ 0Z80 1320 Penzance-Gloucester Horton Road.
  • 47727 + 47749=3S11 1905 Par-Par via Penzance and Falmouth/ 3S12 2356 Par-Par via Newton Abbot.
  • 47786 + 47787=5Z47 0847 Carnforth-Ferme Park via Leeds.
  • 47804 + 47826 t'n't=5Z18 0525 Bo'ness-Linlithgow/ 1Z18 0545 Linlithgow-Lincoln Central(826)/ 5Z18 1250 Lincoln C-Barnetby/ 5Z19 1522 Barnetby-Lincoln C/ 1Z19 1612 Lincoln C-Linlithgow(804)/ 5Z19 2229 Linlithgow-Bo'ness.
  • 47805 + 47815=0Z47 1730 Warrington Arply-Crewe DMD.
  • 47818=0F03 0451 Crown Point-Colchester/ 0W03 1439 Colchester-Shenfield/ 0P86 2000 Shenfield-Norwich CP.
  • 47854 + 37676 t'n't=5Z90 1039 Carnforth-Saltburn.

    47805/815=Warrington Arpley.

    08/10/96: A recent posting about the final workings of 47513 on the brush47 email group lead to the contribution of these photo's, on the morning of Tuesday 8th October 1996 - 513 was working Monday's 1S25 2130 Euston to Inverness from Edinburgh, photographed at Culloden. It worked the same train on the night of Wednesday 9th, arriving at Inverness on Thursday 10th.
    Photo Copyright: Roddy MacPhee
    10/10/96: Later on Thursday 10th it worked 6H51 1041 Inverness-Elgin freight - shown after leaving Inverness, returning on 6H55. The same evening it worked 1M16 2030 Inverness-Euston as far as Edinburgh, which was its final passenger working.
    Photo Copyright: Roddy MacPhee
    03/12/08: 47828 at Derby.
    Photo Copyright: Aaron Browning
    03/12/08: 47828 at Derby.
    Photo Copyright: Aaron Browning
    03/12/08: 47828 at Derby. It moved on the 4th, was it moved alone or by another loco?
    Photo Copyright: Aaron Browning
    03/12/08: 47854 stabled at Doncaster during the morning, it was still there at 1500.
    Photo Copyright: Brian Sherrington

    • 47805 and 47815 will work the final Compass Tours trip of the year tomorrow, and will work 5Z76 0611 Crewe DMD-Shrewsbury/ 1Z76 0707 Shrewsbury-Carlisle via Chester and Settle/ 1Z77 1547 Carlisle-Shrewsbury via Penrith and Chester/ 5Z77 2008 Shrewsbury-Crewe.


    thanks for todays news to:

    Big Dan, Crumb, Driff47844, Ian Parish, David Peacock, Gary Thomas, Martin Weeks.


    _ Thursday 04/12/08 _

    allocations and confirmed workings and news:

  • 47375=0Z70 0912 Bristol TM-Old Oak Common/ 0Z74 1230 Old Oak Common-Bristol TM.
  • 47580 + 47773 (580 leading?)=0Z50 0930 Tyseley-Shrewsbury/ 5Z62 1245 Shrewsbury-Tyseley.
  • 47712=6Z47 1230 Carlisle Kingmoor-Crewe Coal Sidings with one RHTT wagon.
  • 47727 + 47749=3S11 1905 Par-Par via Penzance and Falmouth/ 3S12 2356 Par-Par via Newton Abbot.
  • 47769 + 47760, 33025, 47851 in tow=0Z47 1050 Southall-Carnforth (was 769 leading????? 769 was removed at Crewe, was 760 then leading???).
  • 47804 + 47826 (which one leading?)=0Z47 0900 Carnforth-Bo'ness.
  • 47805 + 47815=0Z48 1419 CreweLNWR-Warrington Arpley.
  • 47818=0F03 0451 Crown Point-Colchester/ 0P86 2000 Shenfield-Norwich CP from Colchester.
  • 47828=0Z80 1400 Derby-Gloucester Horton Road (solo or in tow behind something???)
  • 47854=0Z47 1530 Doncaster West Yard-Carnforth.

    47237=Darlington, 47245/760/769/851=Southall. 47375=Bristol TM. 47501/712=Carlisle. 47727/749=Par. 47739=Derby. 47747/805/812/815/839/843/848/853=Crewe. 47802/832=Wembley. 47810=Barrow Hill. 47813=Crown Point. 47828=Derby.

    27/11/08: 47760 shunting out of Scarborough station.
    Photo Copyright: David Hill
    29/11/08: 47760 hauling 47245 through Crewe.
    Photo Copyright: Brad Joyce
    29/11/08: 47787 passes South Muskham, two miles north of Newark on the outward Nenta trip.
    Photo Copyright: Peter Weber
    29/11/08: 47787 at Norwich towards the end of the tour.
    Photo Copyright: Dave Earwaker
    29/11/08: 47802 at Crewe Coal Sidings.
    Photo Copyright: Keith Webber
    29/11/08: 47804 at Skipton.
    Photo Copyright: Dave Earwaker
    29/11/08: 47815 passing through Stone.
    Photo Copyright: Brad Joyce
    29/11/08: 47805 on the rear at Stone.
    Photo Copyright: Brad Joyce
    29/11/08: 47815 at Stratford upon Avon.
    Photo Copyright: Darran Moss


    thanks for todays news to:

    Big Dan, Crumb, Driff47844, Andrew Naylor.


    _ Wednesday 03/12/08 _

    allocations and confirmed workings and news:

  • 47237='0V95 0001' Stockton-Darlington.
  • 47375=0Z75 0758 Gloucester Horton Road-Fishguard Harbour(!)/ 0Z74 1220 Fishguard Harbour-Bristol TM.
  • 47727 + 47749=3S11 1905 Par-Par via Penzance and Falmouth/ 3S12 2356 Par-Par via Newton Abbot.
  • 47739=0Z47 1120 Worcester Shrub Hill-DerbyRTC.
  • 47818=0F03 0451 Norwich CP-Colchester/ '0Z99 1030' Colchester-Witham/ 5P16 1115 Witham-Norwich CP with 90009 in tow (1P16 0930 London-Norwich failed)/ 0W03 '1340' Norwich CP-Shenfield/ 0P86 2000 Shenfield-Norwich CP.

    47828=remained at Derby. 47832=on the north end of stock at Wembley.


    thanks for todays news to:

    Crumb, Driff47844, Aaron Browning, DS.


    _ Tuesday 02/12/08 _

    allocations and confirmed workings and news:

  • 47727 + 47749=3S11 1905 Par-Par via Penzance and Falmouth/ 3S12 2356 Par-Par via Newton Abbot.
  • 47802 + 47832 t'n't=5Z50 0600 CreweLNWR-CreweCLS/ 5Z55 1230 CreweCLS-WembleyCS(802).
  • 47818=0F03 0451 Norwich CP-Colchester/ 0W03 1439 Colchester-Shenfield/ 0P86 2000 Shenfield-Norwich CP.


    thanks for todays news to:

    Crumb.


    _ Monday 01/12/08 _

    allocations and confirmed workings and news:

  • 47237=0Z94 0550 Gloucester-Cardiff Tidal Sidings via St Philips Marsh (for fuel, through Newport 0916)/ 6Z94 1125(at 1055) Cardiff Tidal-Stockton.
  • 47727 + 47749=3S11 1905 Par-Par via Penzance and Falmouth/ 3S12 2356 Par-Par via Newton Abbot.
  • 47818=0F03 0451 Norwich CP-Colchester/ 0W03 1439 Colchester-Shenfield/ 0P86 2000 Shenfield-Norwich CP.


    thanks for todays news to:

    Crumb, Driff47844, DS.



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