Notable Workings Week 37

A summary of notable workings for week 37 (12 - 18 September).

September 12

  • Type 1s Nos. 20308 and 20309 worked a nuclear flask train from Willesden to Sizewell, Suffolk.
  • Blue-liveried No. 31106 hauled a test train (3Z13) from Derby RTC to Bristol Temple Meads via Oxford, Worcester and Cheltenham.
  • DRS Class 37s Nos. 37059 and 37604 worked a test train (1Q13) from Old Oak Common, London, to Bristol Temple Meads. Sister loco No. 37607 hauled a single Mk 3 coach from Norwich Crown Point depot to Doncaster Wabtec.
  • GBRf No. 66724 and barriers hauled EMU No. 455865 from Wimbledon to Ilford for overhaul.

September 13

  • Class 20s Nos. 20901 and 20905 ran light engine to Doncaster in readiness to work railhead treatment trains (RHTTs) during the autumn leaf fall season.
  • Type 1 No. 31601 was used for route learning duties from Bescot, seen passing through Warwick.
  • The New Measurement Train (NMT) ran a test train (1Q26) from Derby to Glasgow via the West Coast main line with Power Cars Nos. 43013 and 43062.
  • In addition to the regular DMU replacement turn, Class 47s Nos. 47810 and 47818 top-and-tailed some extra services from Norwich - including the 14.36 Norwich to Great Yarmouth and 15.13 return.
  • Silver-liveried Class 67 No. 67015 hauled five Mk 3 coaches from Wembley to Doncaster Wabtec works for refurbishment.

September 14

  • Another delivery of new S-Stock for London Underground was taken from Old Dalby to Neasden by Class 20s Nos. 20301 and 20305 top-and-tail with Nos. 20302 and 20304.
  • Meanwhile earlier in the day Nos. 20308 and 20309 worked the Crewe to Dungeness nuclear flask train.
  • Deltic No. 55022 'Royal Scots Grey' hauled Spitfire Railtours' Lochs & Glens Napier charter from Crewe to Oban and back via the West Coast main line.
  • DBS silver-liveried Class 67 No. 67029 'Royal Diamond' powered DVT No. 82146 (from the company’s management train) from Toton to Leicester and back.

September 15

  • West Coast Railway's No. 33207 was used to transfer a single coach between Carnforth to Southall depots.
  • Preserved Type 3 No. 33012 hauled 20096, 20107 and 73136 from Barrow Hill to Grosmont for the North Yorkshire Moors Railway's three-day diesel gala at the weekend. Deltic No. 55002 'King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry' was added to the convoy at York.
  • DRS Type 3s Nos. 37059 and 37604 top-and-tailed a Network Rail test train from Bristol Temple Meads to Gloucester, Newport and back.
  • Yellow Sprinter-style DMU test unit No. 950001 worked from Derby RTC to Blackpool.

September 16

  • Type 3 No. 37409 powered inspection saloon 'Caroline' from Reading to Derby.
  • Class 47s Nos. 47790 and 47832 top-and-tailed the Northern Belle from Lincoln to Rochester in Kent, then stabled at Stewarts Lane in south London.
  • DBS freight loco No. 66164 hauled the VSOE on a circular tour around Kent from Victoria. No. 67016 brought the empty stock in.
  • Freightliner No. 90049 worked the 18.43 Euston to Crewe with the Virgin Mk 3 coaching set.
  • A1 steam loco No. 60163 'Tornado' ran with its support coach from Southall to Barrow Hill via the Midland main line in the afternoon.

September 17

  • Pathfinder Tours' Buffer Puffer 9.0 from Crewe to various locations around London was worked by Nos. 37510 and 37229. However lead loco 37510 suffered a broken cab window north of Watford on the outward leg and the train had to be rescued by No. 66232. The Type 5 took the whole train forward to Wembley from where the 37s were able to work in top-and-tail formation.
  • The Northern Belle was worked from Norwich and Ipswich to Harrogate top-and-tail with Class 47s Nos. 47790 and 47832.
  • Nos. 47826 and 47580 top-and-tailed a Nenta charter from Norwich to Carlisle via the Tyne Valley and Cumbrian coast lines - leaving the Norfolk city at 04.00.
  • Spitfire Railtours' Cumbrian Crusader V railtour from Birmingham International to Carlisle via the Settle & Carlisle line and Cumbrian Coast was hauled by Nos. 57011 and 57007 top-and-tail with Nos. 37194 and 37688.
  • Steam loco No. 60019 'Bittern' (running as 4492 'Dominion of New Zealand') was in charge of The Mayflower railtour from Euston to Plymouth.
  • No. 5043 'Earl of Mount Edgcumbe' hauled 1Z97/06.30 Tyseley to Paddington Cathedrals Express via Birmingham Snow Hill, Worcester and Oxford.

September 18

  • The empty stock from yesterday's Nenta tour was taken from Norwich to Carnforth by Class 47s Nos. 47500 and 47826.
  • The Northern Belle ran a circular tour from Leicester and Nottingham, running out via Kettering and back via Corby and Oakham.
  • Class 67s Nos. 67016 and 67030 were at either end of the VSOE working from Victoria to Folkestone West and back.

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