GLOUCESTERSHIRE & WORCESTERSHIRE
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47326 at Standish Jvn with 6V22 Longbridge-Swindon car panels in 1996
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60074 'Teenage Spirit' passing Charfield loops with 6B47 Westerleigh-Robeston on 02/06/09.
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60015 powers through Badgeworth during its several weeks stint on 6E41 Westerleigh-Lindsey empties.19/03/11
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70004 works a 4V46 Rugeley-Stoke Giffored coal empties through Badgeworth on 19/03/11.
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Arriva Cross Country 43384 leads an Edinburgh-Taunton services under the bridge at Standish Junction.
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with 31 HTA's in tow 66119 passes Badeworth with 4E66 Margam-Redcar coke empties on 19/03/11.
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Passengers have to endure 143607 on the Arriva Trains Wales Cheltenham-Maesteg service as it begins its journey passing Badgeworth on 19/03/11.
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Colas operated 6O55 13.20 Llanwern-Dollands Moor,diverted via Kemble passes Standish behind 66844 on 09/01/11.
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43023 tails a diverted Swansea-Paddington service away from Stroud past the surviving GWR goods shed.The words 'GWR STROUD STATION' can just be made out on the stonework above the cab, 09/01/11.
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20304/20301 & 20302/20305 (on hire to GBRf) stabled at Gloucester having taken 73209 to Cardiff Celsa the night before, 31/01/11.
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60074 Teenage Spirit approaches Gloucester with 6B13 05.05 Robeston-Westerleigh on 31/01/11.
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20308 & 20309 cross the River Avon at Eckington with a delayed 6M67 14.02 Bridgwater-Crewe on 27/04/11.
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GBRf 66720 in Metronet livery passes Ashchurch with 6Z97 13.38 Beeston-Cardiff Tidal conveying scrap for Simms Metals...02/05/11.
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60074 passes through the remains of Charfield station on 01/06/09 with 6B47 Westerleigh-Robeston empty Murco tanks.
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60040.....6E41 10.16 Westerleigh-Lindsey.........Coaley.......09/09/09
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Cotswold Rail 47200 'The Fosse Way' and overhauled 47033 stabled at the old BR Horton Road depot which had recently been acquired by CR as a base.After a promising start, the company was wound up and these two machines went for scrap,the latter never even worked at train after its lenghthy overhaul !!!......13/03/07.
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Red stripe survivor 47142 'TRACTION' passes Gloucester with Freightliner's 4E68 11.05 Cardiff Pengam-Lynemouth empty ingot carriers.........July 1996.
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On a day when the active class 60 fleet was down to only 5, 60040 'The Territorial Army Centenary thuds past Gossington with 6E41 11.18 Westerleigh-Lindsey on 05/02/10.
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37087 & 37510 in the compound at Berkeley with the 6M56 flask for Crewe on 05/02/10.
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During a period of 'trials' by DBS to see what could replace a class 60 on the heavy 6B13 05.05 Robeston-Westerleigh, 59205+66067 pass Charfield on 13/03/10.
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The sole survivng mainline 'split-box' class 37 No. 37087 'Keithley & Worth Valley Railway' & 37510 pass Badgeworth with the 6M56 Berkeley-Crewe flask on 05/02/10.
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Recently reinstated 60084 passes under the M5 on the approach to Cam with 6E41 11.18 Westerleigh-Lindsey empties on 31/08/10.
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66009,66115 & 66006 lead the 6M60 Exeter Riverside-Bescot (via ADJ) clay train at Up Hatherley on 25/09/10.
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TaTa Steel livery 60099 storms out of Wickwar Tunnel with 6E41 SO 10.16 Westerleigh-Lindsey on 11/12/10.
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70003 at Cam & Dursley with a Rugeley-Stoke Gifford yard coal empties on 20/02/10.
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60009 passes Cam & Dursley station with 6E41 11.18 Westerleigh-Lindsey on a snowy 20/02/10.
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60071 passing the site of Wickwar sation with 6E41 11.18 Westerleigh-Lindsey on 05/03/10.
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Recently repainted 60074 'Teenage Cancer Trust,' in a fresh coat of blue with DB sticker on the front, passes Ashchurch with 6V40 04.25 Scunthorpe-Cardiff Tidal on 25/02/12. The vintage bolster wagons are used on a new northbound flow of ingots.
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Yet again the Saturday 6E41 10.13 Westerleigh-Lindsey empties failed to get away on time......60071 'Ribblehead Viaduct' passes Coaley on 25/02/12.
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43366......Ashchurch.......25/02/12.
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COLAS RAILFREIGHT 66846 works the diverted 6O78 11.00 Margam-Dollands Moor steel past Coaley on 11/03/12.
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DRS pair 37603+37606 lead Pathfinder Tour's 13 coach 'The Coal Grinder' (1Z37 05.08 Crewe-Cwmgwrach) near Wickwar on 24/03/12.
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Malcolm Rail livery 66434 passes Ashchurch with 4V38 08.22 Daventry-Wentloog 'Tesco Express' on 28/03/12.
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Unbranded DRS 20's No.s 20302+20301 (back from hire to GBRf) stand at Berkeley transfer station with the 6M56 flask to Crewe on 27/03/12.
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20302+20301 await loading at Berkeley before forming 6M56 to Crewe.....27/03/12.
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Unbranded DRS 20's No.s 20302+20301 (back from hire to GBRf) stand at Berkeley transfer station with the 6M56 flask to Crewe on 27/03/12.
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Smartly turned out 60007 thumbs past Haresfield with 6B13 05.05 Robeston-Westerleigh on 27/03/12.
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70006 passing Gossington on 27/03/12 with 4V06 Rugeley-Stoke Gifford coal empties.
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Unbranded DRS 20302+20301 (off hire from GBRf) plod past Gossington with 6M56 Berkeley-Crewe on 27/03/12.
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DCR branded 56311 passes Up Hatherley with 20 empty JRA scrap wagons forming a 6Z56 10.50 Cardiff Tidal-Chaddesden on 12/05/12.
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DRS 66432 passes Ashchurch with 4V38 08.22 Daventry-Wentloog 'Tesco Express' on 24/07/12.
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Still retaining original DRS logo's 20303 partners unbranded 20304 at Berkeley with the 6M56 12.43 flask to Crewe on 24/07/12.
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DBS livery 60091 passes Gossington with 6E41 11.41 Westerleigh-Lindsey on 24/07/12.
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43303 leads 1V50 at Badgeworth, 24/07/12.
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GBRf 66737 'Lesia' named after the MD's wife,with odd size numbers, the large '37' denotes her age at the time of the naming ceremony! seen at Badgeworth with 4V94 10.12 Doncaster Roberts Road-Portbury biomass empties on 24/07/12.
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DRS 20303 & 20304 head North at Badsgeworth with 6M56 12.43 Berkeley-Crewe on 24//07/12.
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66141 alongside the Severn at Purton with 6V06 TThO 16.20 Handsworth-Cardiff Tidal formed of MBA 'monster box' wagons loaded with scrap, 24/07/12.
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Arriva's 150237 forms a Cheltenham-Maesteg service at Purton on 24/07/12.
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DBS 60063 with matching Murco tanks at Purton in charge of 6B47 18.20 Westerleigh-Robeston on 24/07/12.
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Following 60063 on 6B47,a short 6V07 14.52 Round Oak-Margam headed by 66063........24/07/12.
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The Tuesdays only 6V69 16.58 Bescot-Newport ADJ passes Purton behind 66148 on 24/07/12. The china clay wagons continue to Cornwall during the night.
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DCR 31601+31602 (ex-Network Rail) pass Croome Perry Wood with a 6Z31 Chaddesden-Cardiff Tidal scrap empties on 01/09/12.
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220010 passes Worcester Shrub Hill with a diverted Cross Country service on 01/09/12.
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New build 172219+172213 depart Worcester Shrub Hill's timewarp surroundings with 172216 stabled.....01/09/12.
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New Class 172's 172216 & 172213 in the steam age surroundings of Worcester Shrub Hill...01/09/12.
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Grubby 67016 works a 1Z96 17.35 Worcester-Victoria return VSOE past Ashchurch on 01/09/12. Note the ruts in the field where a combine harvester has been bogged down and the crop abandonded due to the wettest summer for 100 years !!!
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The new order......172217 departs Kidderminster passing the Severn Valley Railway terminus.Sadly the semaphore signal has lost its arm after the installation of new trackwork and colour light signals, 06/10/12.
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On hire to GBRf, 47840 NORTH STAR passes Cam with a 5Z47 09.30 Derby Litchurch Lane-Plymouth Laira conveying 'refreshed' HST stock for First Great Western........06/03/07.
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66155 works 6V92 Corby-Margam coil empties past Badgeworth on 15/02/13.
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COLAS RAILFREIGHT 56302 runs along the branch from Long Marston at Honeybourne with some blue IHA steel wagons from store forming a 6Z37 14.55 Long Marston-Llanwern on 18/02/13.
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Running early , 56302 storms along the Cotswold Line at Lower Moor with a 6Z37 14.55 Long Marston-Llanwern returning some blue IHA's from store.....18/02/13.
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D1755 (47773) passing Besford with 1Z49 07.20 Tyseley Steam Trust-Plymouth which it worked as far as Bristol on 27/04/13. Note the Metro-Cammell Pullmans (coaches 2,3 & 4).
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60040 'The Territorial Army Centenary' in charge of 6B47 18.10 Westerleigh-Margam empty Murco tanks near Lydney on 27/04/13.
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TATA STEEL livery 60099 + DBS livery 60015 pass Ashchurch with 6V69 TO 16.58 Bescot-Newport ADJ clay empties on 21/05/13.
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66054 passes Eckington loop with 6E30 16.21 Margam-Hartlepool conveying coils and slabs.........21/05/13.
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Every little helps...., light that is !...... 66430 passes Eckington loop with 4M36 18.58 Wentloog-Daventry 'Tesco Express'...............20.35 (!)......21/05/13.
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Diverted due to engineering work on the 'Marches', 56302 works 6Z50 07.13 Chirk-Baglan Bay log empties past Woolaston on 29/06/13.
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57315 in its fresh coat of WCRC maroon heads 'The English Riviera Statesman' (1Z47 06.15 Crewe-Kingswear) past Damery on 31/08/13.
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DRS 66422 hurries through Ashchurch with 4V38 09.09 Daventry-Wentloog 'Tesco Express' on 29/09/13.
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43378 fronts 1V50, the 09.00 Leeds-Plymouth into Cheltenham on 29/09/13.
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Passing the 100 mile post at Standish Junction is 220016 forming the 09.33 York-Plymouth on 29/09/13.
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66152....6E47 13.31 Margam-Middlesborough loaded steel.....Awre........29/09/13.
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66422 works 4M36 Wentloog-Daventry past Awre on 29/09/13.
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60074 'Teenage Spirit' passes Standish Junction with 6B13 05.05 Robeston-Westerleigh on 10/10/13.
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150108 Swindon bound at Standish Junction on 10/10/13.
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60010 works 6E41 11.41 Westerleigh-Lindsey past Standish Junction foot crossing on 10/10/13.
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66511 passes Standish Junction with 4V06 08.52 Rugeley-Stoke Gifford coal empties on 10/10/13.
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E W & S livery 60049 passes Quedgeley with 6B13 05.05 Robeston-Westerleigh on 12/11/13. The remains of the sidings that served the long gone Dow-Mac concrete sleeper works can be seen on the left. Click here for a shot of the works by K.Redwood.
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DBS livery 60091 passing Badgeworth with 6E41 11.41 Westerleigh-Lindsey on 12/11/13.
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66432 on a late running 4V38 08.25 Daventry-Wentloog 'Tesco Express' dodges the shadows at Badgeworth on 12/11/13.
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GBRf 66725 'Sunderland' in First Group 'Barbie' livery passes Croome Perry Wood with 4V94 10.36 Ironbridge-Portbury biomass empties on 12/11/13.
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A rusty 66560 works 4V47 11.15 Rugeley-Stoke Gifford past Besford on 12/11/13.
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66005 with BZA coil wagons in tow forming 6V92 10.23 Corby-Margam at Besford on 12/11/13.
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DRS pair 37259 + 37605 work 6M63 11.58 Bridgewater-Crewe past Besford on 12/11/13.
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37419 + 37194 cross Eckington viaduct with 6M56 13.41 Berkeley-Crewe nuclear flasks on 11/12/13.
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GBRF 66740 crosses Eckington Viaduct with 4V94 10.36 Ironbridge-Portbury biomass empties on 11/12/13.
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DB Schenker 60020......6E41 11.41 Westerleigh-Lindsey......Eckington.......11/12/13.
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60010 exits Wickwar Tunnel with 6E41 10.16 (SO) Westerleigh-Lindsey on 10/10/09.
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On hire to Fastline, FIrst branded, GBRf livery 66705 'Golden Jubilee' passes Huntingford with Fastline hoppers forming 4V13 Chaddesden-Portbury on 17/12/09.
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67003 works 'The Tamar Tornado' a 1Z60 06.36 Birmingham International-Plymouth past the site of Charfield station on 08/08/09.....'TORNADO' took over at Bristol.
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DRS 57009+57012 work through Ashchurch with a 6Z65 08.42 Crewe-Avonmouth on 11/03/14. Normally these huge nuclear flasks with escort coaches serve the naval dockyard at Devonport but due to the storm damage at Dawlish, alternative arrangements had to be made. Thanks to MJ for the headsup on this.
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First Group livery 66724 'Drax Power Station' works 4V94 10.36 Ironbridge-Portbury biomass empties past Croome Perry Wood on 11/03/14.
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43378 leads 1V50 06.08 Edinburgh-Exeter ( vice Plymouth due to the Dawlish sea wall closure) past Gossington 0n 22/03/14.
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FGW's 158957 forming a 1O99 Worcester Foregate Street-Westbury at Gossington on 22/03/14
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60017 works past Gossington with 6B13 05.05 Robeston-Westerleigh on 22/03/14.
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60020 passes the site of Wickwar station with 6B13 05.05 Robeston-Westerleigh on 19/04/14.
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47853 'Rail Express' + 47805 'John Scott' clag away from Standish Junction with Pathfinder Tours 'Spring Scenic Settler', 1Z71 06.35 Swindon-Carlisle on 17/05/14.
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47853 'Rail Express' + 47805 'John Scott' clag away from Standish Junction with Pathfinder Tours 'Spring Scenic Settler', 1Z71 06.35 Swindon-Carlisle on 17/05/14.
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34046 'BRAUNTON' approaching Haresfield with 1Z46 07.10 Bristol TM-Gloucester leg of 'The Welsh Borders' on 17/05/14.
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34046 'Braunton' passes Standish Junction with 1Z37 09.34 Gloucester-Worcester Shrub Hill 'The Welsh Borders' on 17/05/14.
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Class 40 No. 345 storms out of Sapperton Tunnel with 'The East Lancs Stalwart', a 1Z40 06.39 Castleton Hopwood-Oxford on 07/06/14.
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SWT 'hire-in' 158881 departs Kemble with 2B92 12.01 Cheltenham-Swindon on 07/06/14.
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SWT 'hire-in' 158881 near Kemble forming 2G85 14.14 Swindon-Cheltenham Spa on 08/06/14. Note work in progress here to reinstate double track.
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FGW 'Turbo' 165102 arrives at Moreton-in-Marsh with 1W45 15.22 Paddington-Great Malvern on 08/06/14.
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The Class 40 Preservation Society's No.345 (40145) clatters through Moreton-in Marsh on the Cotswold Line with 1Z41 16.50 Oxford-Castleton Hopwood return leg of 'The East Lancs Stalwart' on 08/06/14.
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Filthy West Coast Railway Co. 57313, still in blue livery, at Ashchurch with a 1Z34 0529 Bristol Temple Meads to Blaenau Ffestiniog 'Snowdonia Statesman' on 21/06/14.
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66527 'Don Raider' approaches Charfield with a 4V22 08.00 Fiddlers Ferry-Portbury coal empties on 04/10/14.
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Arriva XC 43285 fronts 1V44 06.00 Leeds-Plymouth at Charfield as FGW 158955 forms 2E17 07.23 Warminster-Great Malvern.... 03/12/14.
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66187 approaches Charfield with 4V83 05.03 Toton-Portbury coal empties ......03/12/14.
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66726 'Sheffield Wednesday' (still in First Group livery) approaches Charfield with a well loaded 6V80 03.56 West Burton Power Station-Portbury on 03/12/14.The former Freightliner MJA wagons contain gypsum.
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First branded 66723 signalled for the Cotswold line at Norton Jcn with a Hunslet-Long Marston working delivering FLHH coal hoppers for repair at Praxis Engineering based at Long Marston, 22/04/08
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DRS 66431 approaches Cheltenham Spa with 4V38 09.06 Daventry-Wentloog 'Tesco Express' on 01/02/15.
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66006 passes the site of Coates Goods Yard (closed July 1963) with a 6W11 11.32 Mountsorrel-Didcot formed of a two portion Lafarge self discharge train for use on engineering work, 08/02/15.
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60066 in 'Drax Powering Tomorrow' silver livery at Gossington with 6B13 05.00 Robeston-Westerleigh on 17/03/15.
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DRS pair 20305 'Gresty Bridge' + 20308 at Berkeley Transfer station ready to form 6M56 to Crewe. The filthy state their in proves they've been busy and not had time to stop for a wash !...17/03/15.
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DRS 57301 passes through Moreton-in-Marsh with the 'Great Western Express', a 1Z57 07.20 Hooton-Oxford charter organised by Chester Model Railway Club.....11/04/15
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DC Rail livery 56312 'Jeremiah Dixon - Son of County Durham - Surveyor of the Mason-Dixon Line USA' at Over with a 6Z35 07.30 Cardiff Tidal-Stockton on 04/05/15.
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66085 at Churchdown working 6V06 15.10 Handsworth-Newport Docks loaded scrap metal on 16/05/15.
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D9009 works 1Z56 18.11 Kidderminster-Victoria (UK Railtours 'The Golden Jubilee Pullman') approaching Standish Jcn on 16/05/15.
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60092 at Woolaston with 6B47 18.14 Westerleigh-Robeston on 21/05/15.
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Drax silver livery 60066 powers a 6B47 STP 14.07 Westerleigh-Margam alongside the River Severn at Purton on 23/05/15.
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DCR 56103, still in Fertis livery, works a 6Z34 15.10 Chaddesden-Cardiff Tidal loaded scrap near Alvington on 18/06/15.
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DB branded 66156 with lime containers in tow forming 6E30 16.21 Margam-Hartlepool near Alvington on 18/06/15.
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Arriva Trains Wales 158827 near Alvington forming 2L71 19.45 Cheltenham Spa-Maesteg.......18/06/15.
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60024 'Clitheroe Castle' near Alvington with a delayed 6B47 18.14 Westerleigh-Robeston.
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Colas Rail 47739 'Robin of Templecombe' leads a 3S31 VSTP 09.50 Kings Norton-Worcester Shrub Hill (via Ledbury & Oxford) through Moreton in Marsh on 31/10/15.
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43125 enters Moreton in Marsh with 1P51 12.13 Hereford-Paddington on 31/10/15. The chimney & white building were once part of a rail served creamery.
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GWR camouflage green 166204 at Lower Moor forming 1W33 13.22 Paddington-Great Malvern on 31/10/15.
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47727 'Rebecca' leads 3S31 VSTP 09.50 Kings Norton-Worcester (via Ledbury & Oxford) RHTT at Lower Moor on 31/10/15. A rare daylight run on the Cotswold line.
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UK Rail Leasing 56098+56104 pass Gossington with a Rail Operations Group 5W56 05.27 Kilmarnock-Laira T&RSMD, on behalf of GWR, formed of refurbished HST stock....07/11/15.
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Arriva Cross Country 43384 leads 1V54 06.32 Dundee-Plymouth past Gossington on 07/11/15.
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60001 kicks up the leaves passing Stroud with a diverted 6V62 11.20 Tilbury IRFT - Llanwern on 07/11/15.
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DRS 66424 at Over with 4V38 08.20 Daventry-Wentloog 'Tesco Express' on 29/12/15.
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60017 at Over with 6B13 05.05 Robeston-Westerleigh (note the Tiphook Rail TIA tanks at the front) 29/12/15.
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37025 'Inverness TMD' (on hire to Colas) passes the twitchy gallery at Croome Perry Wood working 5V37 13.30 Washwood Heath-Barry formed of two Porterbrook branded barrier vans....23/02/16.
Huge thanks to Bob Foster for the lift.
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UKRL 56081 on hire to DCR works a 6Z35 11.00 Leicester LIP-Cardiff Tidal loaded scrap (ex-Shipley) past Purton on the bank of the River severn on 25/06/16.