Notable Workings Week 38, 2012

Published 8th October 2012

Rare and unusual happenings on the network for September 17 to 23

UK Wide

September 17

WCR Type 3 No. 33029 worked one Mk 1 coach from Southall to Carnforth via the West Coast main line (5Z00).

The inaugural 05.32 Holyhead to Cardiff Central via Wrexham WAG train (1V31) was top-and-tailed by 67002 and 67001 rather than a 67+DVT.

Silver-liveried No. 67015 hauled four plug-door Chiltern Mk 3s and a DVT from Doncaster Works to Marylebone via Derby.

Electro-diesels Nos. 73138 and 73201 top-and-tailed a Network Rail test train from Hither Green to Dungeness and back.

Class 90 No. 90005 headed south through Ipswich in the morning hauling two Mk 3 coaches. It was followed ten minutes later by No. 70008 taking just one container flat wagon to Ilford.

September 18

Type 2 No. 31106 arrived at Exeter St Davids in the early hours with a Network Rail test train from Derby RTC (3Z08), and stabled there during the day.

West Coast Railway's no-heat Type 4 No. 47237 hauled the luxury Royal Scotsman train (which has its own power supply) from Keith to Kyle of Lochalsh via Invergordon (1H80). The train heads north from Dingwall to Invergordon before doubling back to Dingwall, reversing again, and branching off to Kyle.

Deltic No. 55022 'Royal Scots Grey' ran light engine from Grosmont on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway to Barrow Hill (near Chesterfield). Here it collected classmates Nos. 55019 'Royal Highland Fusilier' and 55002 'The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry' and all three went forward to the East Lancashire Railway.

Colas Class 56 No. 56094 hauled a rake of new log carrying wagons from Gloucester to Barry (6Z30), later running back light engine.

Chiltern's 15.55 Birmingham Moor Street to Marylebone (1H53) was unusually double-headed by Type 5s Nos. 67015 and 67014.

Electro-diesels Nos. 73119 and 73212 double-headed a ballast working into Tonbridge Yard with stone for engineering work in the yard.


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