Notable Workings Week 26, 2012

Published 16th July 2012

June 25

UK - Class 20s Nos. 20901+20905, top-and-tailed with Nos. 20189+20227, hauled another delivery of S-stock for London Underground from Old Dalby to Neasden.

Devon & Cornwall Railway's Type 5 No. 56312 has had its Railfest 2012 livery removed, and today ran light engine from Washwood Heath (Birmingham) to Crewe before taking two ex-Virgin coaches (now used as barrier vehicles) to Kilmarnock Works. Meanwhile No. 56094 hauled the steel working from Washwood Heath to Boston.

The 07.15 Leeds to King's Cross had two Class 91s at the rear: Nos. 91103 and 91116. Later No. 91103 was top-and tail with 91102 on the 20.35 King's Cross to Leeds.

Greater Anglia EMU No. 321366 left Doncaster Works after refurbishment and ran via the East Coast main line to its Ilford depot.

June 26

Class 70s Nos. 70009 and 70008 were both at the head of Freightliner working from Wentloog (near Newport, South Wales) to Southampton.

A trio of locos ran light engine from Doncaster to Wolsingham on the Weardale Railway, with No. 56311 leading 31601 and 33103. The 33 was going on loan to cover for a locomotive shortage.

DRS No. 37409 'Lord Hinton, 37419 and 47841 worked with inspection saloon 'Caroline' from Norwich to Derby RTC. The latter two locos had been working in the Norwich area and piggy-backed the move to get back to the Midlands.

Class 56 No. 56312 left Kilmarnock Works with two refurbished Mk 3 coaches for First Great Western, but failed south of Penrith. The train was rescued by DRS No. 37612, which took the train on to Plymouth Laira, dropping off the 56 at Washwood Heath on the way.

A1 steam loco No. 60163 'Tornado' hauled a Cathedrals Express charter from Salisbury to Canterbury and back.

June 27

DRS No. 37038 and Northern Belle-liveried No. 47832 worked light engine from Willesden to Eastleigh.

Nos. 37261 and 31285 top-and-tailed a Network rail track inspection coach (2Q88)from Wigan to Derby RTC.

Deltic No. 55022 'Royal Scots Grey' ran light engine from the East Lancashire Railway to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. The loco was due to work trains to Whitby from July 2-9.

No. 56311 left the Wensleydale Railway with 56091, 31601 and 31452, heading for Washwood Heath.

Silver-liveried Class 67 No. 67015 hauled a set of Mk 3 coaches with new power doors from Doncaster Works to Chiltern's Wembley depot via Derby.

East Coast No. 91106 failed at Doncaster while working the 16.15 from King's Cross. The set was hauled back empty to Bounds Green depot by Thunderbird No. 67021.

June 28

Class 47s Nos. 47812 and 47847 ran light engine from Eastleigh to Willesden. The pair then took a rake of graffiti-covered coaches from there to Crewe.

DBS No. 66115 hauled No. 60039 light engine from Alexander Dock Junction (Newport, South Wales) to St Blazey (Par, Cornwall) for storage.

Type 5 No. 66847 worked the Grangemouth to Sinfin oil tankers, running light engine to Derby Etches Park and back before the return working.

Scotrail-liveried Class 90s Nos. 90019 and 90021 double-headed an empty car flat working from Garston (Merseyside) to Dagenham.

The second Cathedrals Express of the week was hauled by steam loco No. 60163 'Tornado' from Salisbury to Worcester and back via Oxford and the Cotswold line.

June 29

Heavy rains caused flooding in the north that closed both the East Coast and West Coast main lines between England and Scotland. Meanwhile the West Highland line was closed after GBRf No. 66734 hit a landslip between Corrour and Tulloch and derailed down an embankment.

DRS Type 3 No. 37425 ran light engine from Norwich Crown Point to Doncaster Works to collect a refurbished DVT vehicle and return it to East Anglia.

Class 47s Nos. 47580 'County of Essex' and 47760 top-and-tailed a charter from Saltburn to Portsmouth Harbour via Warwick. The tour returned on July 2.

Devon & Cornwall Railway's No. 56311 worked a loaded scrap train from Crossley & Evans in Shipley to Cardiff Tidal overnight.

June 30

Type 2s Nos. 31601 and 31602 ran light engine from Derby RTC to Hither Green (south-east London) via Didcot.

Class 37s Nos. 37606 and 37611 double-headed a Cheshire Cat/Pathfinder railtour from Cardiff Central to Scarborough with a third loco No. 37682 was at the rear. A second tour to Scarborough ran from Tyseley behind steam loco No. 46233 'Duchess of Sutherland'.

DRS Type 4 No. 47828 worked the Great Yarmouth to Norwich section of the through services to/from Liverpool Street today.

A Statesman Rail special from Hereford to Berwick-upon-Tweed was top-and-tailed by unique No. 57601 and former royal loco No. 47798 'Prince William'.

Ten class 66s formed a light engine convoy from Doncaster to Whitemoor near March: Nos: 66071 66009 66142 66141 66149 66091 66053 66031 66108 66007.

GatEx unit No. 460001 was in action on the Victoria to Gatwick airport circuit.

In Scotland, Royal Scot Class No. 46115 'Scots Guardsman' hauled a SRPS railtour from Glenrothes to Inverness, with a diesel in charge of the legs between from Dundee and Perth.

July 1

Class 57 No. 57316 hauled Pendolino No. 390013 empty from Oxley depot (near Wolverhampton) to Euston.

The VSOE was top-and-tailed from Victoria to Gillingham (Kent) by royal Class 67s Nos. 67005 'Queen's Messenger' and 67006 'Royal Sovereign'.

The first Weymouth Seaside Express of the year was hauled from Bristol Temple Meads to Weymouth by ex-Southern Railway steam loco No. 34067 'Tangmere'. Meanwhile the summer's first Torbay Express was hauled by No. 70000 'Britannia' from Bristol Temple Meads to Kingswear and back.


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