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Under the wires.........
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First ScotRail livery 90024 + DB red 90029 snake past Beck Foot with 4M25 06.06 Mossend-Daventry on 19/04/16.
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First Trans Pennine Express 350410 at Scout Green, 20/04/16.
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66004 with MEA's in tow works a 03.38 Doncaster Belmont-Killoch Colliery past Beck Foot on 19/04/16.
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First ScotRail livery 90024 partners DBS livery 90029 on 4M25 06.06 Mossend-Daventry intermodal at Greenholme on 20/04/16.
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DB red 66114 at Greenholme working the diverted 4M00 MWFO 07.02 Mossend-Clitheroe cement empties on 20/04/16.
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DRS pair 66427 & 66431, both in revised livery, pass Beck Foot with 4S43 06.16 Daventry-Mossend 'Tesco Express' which is diesel hauled under the wires....., 19/04/16.
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70011 works the 4Z27 05.00 Coatbridge-Daventry intermodal past Scout Green on 20/04/16.
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70011 passes Lowgill Farm with 4Z27 05.00 Coatbridge-Daventry on 19/04/16.
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In unbranded DRS blue 87006 works 1G21 16.51 Euston-Birmingham New Street near Roade.........19/09/06
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At the time the sole surviving 86 in Freightliner grey livery, 86622 partners 86638 as they approach Crewe Basford Hall yard with 4M54 10.28 from Tilbury on 31/08/10.
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66411 4M71 10.53 Tilbury-Daventry 'sugarliner' at Chelmscote on 08/03/11.
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86610 & 86612 work 4M54 Tilbury-Crewe through Chelmscote on 07/03/11.
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67026 works a 6X48 Wembley-Wolverton at Chelmscote on 07/03/11 conveying 465151 back to works for rectification.
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90043 gets a run on the fast line at Chelmscote with 4M81 Felixstowe-Crewe on 07/03/11.
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In latest GBRf Europorte livery 66731 passes Ledburn with a Hams Hall-Felixstowe.
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'Super Can' 86501 works 4M88 09.20 Felixstowe-Crewe through Chelmscote on 08/03/11.
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90042 4M87 11.14 Felixstowe-Trafford Park, Chelmscote......08/03/11.
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The ThO 6H50 12.59 Willesden-Tunstead cement empties head north at Chelmscote behind 66016, 08/03/11.
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GBRf's 4M23 10.45 Felixstowe-Hams Hall at Chelmscote with 66717 in charge on 08/03/11.
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86614 + 86613 power 4L75 09.58 Crewe-Felixstowe past Chelmscote on 07/03/11.
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90044 4L89 MO 07.18 Crewe-Felixstowe....Chelmscote.....07/03/11.
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A smart 66424 turned out for the 4M71 10.53 Tilbury-Daventry 'sugarliner' at Chelmscote on 07/03/11.
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66593 4M58 09.50 Southampton-Crewe Basford Hall....Chelmscote....07/03/11.
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66517 4O86 07.22 Crewe-Grain....Chelmscote....07/03/11.
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66717 4M23 10.34 (MO) Felixstowe-Hams Hall....Chelmscote....07/03/11.
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A royal pairing of 67006 Royal Sovereign & 71000 DUKE OF GLOUCESTER enroute from Stewarts Lane-Heywood (ELR) on 07/03/11.
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90048 at Chelmscote on 07/03/11 working 4L97 MO 08.14 Crewe-Felixstowe.
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90042 4M81 07.51 (MO) Felixstowe-Ditton.....Chelmscote....07/03/11.
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86501 with 'powerhaul' livery 90045 dead in tow at the head of 4M88 09.20 Felixstowe-Crewe at Chelmscote on 07/03/11.
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67026 with a Wolverton-Wembley barrier van move on 07/03/11.
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90048 leads Virgin Trains' WB64 mkIII set at Cow Roast,nr Tring forming 1B44 12.30 Birmingham-Euston 'pretendolino' diagram on 03/06/11.
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DVT 82126 leads 1G27 14.43 Euston-Birmingham at Cow Roast on 03/06/11.
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'Alstom Pendolino' branded 390004 whips through Cow Roast,nr Tring on 03/06/11, note the Alstom badge on the front.
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66542 stands in for unavailable AC traction on 4M88 09.20 Felixstowe-Crewe at Cow Roast on 03/06/11.
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66021 breaks the Freightliner operated container train monotony with 4M00 MWF 09.03 Ipswich Griffin Wharf-Hams Hall at Cow Roast on 03/06/11.As the DBS fleet is worked to the max they turn up everywhere...the previous day 66021 was doing this
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90041......4M87 11.14 Felixstowe-Trafford Park.....Cow Roast.......03/06/11.
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92026 'Britten' works 6A42 WThFO 15.06 Daventry-Wembley through Cow Roast on 03/06/11.
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Royal Mail class 325 unit No. 325012 at Cow Roast forming an unknown working to Willesden PRDC.........03/06/11.
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Metronet livery 66719 at Cow Roast with 4M23 10.45 Felixstowe-Hams Hall, 03/06/11.
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90046......4L75 09.58 Crewe-Felixstowe......Cow Roast......03/06/11.
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Royal Mail unit 325013 passes Cow Roast, nr Tring forming 1S96 16.40 Willseden PRDC-Sheildmuir on 03/06/11.
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67005 leads the royal train through Cow Roast forming a 1Z22 Penzance-Wolverton empty stock on 03/06/11. (67006 was on the rear)
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66416 works the DRS 'sugarliner' (4M71 10.53 Tilbury-Daventry) at Cow Roast on 03/06/11.Note the Tate & Lyle container.....
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Powerhaul livery 90045 works 4M81 07.30 Felixstowe-Crewe at Church Brampton......15/09/11.
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90049.....4M54 10.10 Tilbury-Crewe.......Church Brampton......15/09/11.
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86607+86605 near Acton Bridge with 4L92 Ditton-Felixstowe on 10/09/09
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DRS 66421 slows for the junction into Daventry International Railfreight Terminal (DIRFT) with 4M34 04.26 from Coatbridge on 29/09/11.
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86609+86604......4L75 09.58 Crewe-Felixstowe.......Barby Nortoft........29/09/11.
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90047 works 4M81 07.30 Felixstowe-Crewe past Church Brampton on 29/09/11.
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In placce of the booked 86's, Powerhaul 90049 takes 4M54 10.10 Tilbury-Crewe through Church Brampton on 29/09/11.
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Medite livery 66709 works GBRf's 4M23 10.45 Felixstowe-Hams Hall past Church Brampton on 29/09/11. Note the matching MSC Mediteranian Shipping Company container at the front.
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Credit to the Carlisle Kingmoor staff for keeping there loco's clean....Here is 66429 on the 'Sugarliner', 4M71 10.53 Tilbury-Daventry, 29/09/11.
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Now looking shabby, FL Grey 90043 'Freightliner Coatbridge' passes Church Brampton with 4M87 11.14 Felixstowe-Trafford Park on 29/09/11.
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Powerhaul 90045......4M88 09.20 Felixstowe-Crewe......Church Brampton........29/09/11.
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One of many 66 hauled freights under the wires is 4M00 09.03 Ipswich Griffin Wharf-Hams Hall here passing Church Brampton behind 66112 on 29/09/11.
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Railfreight Distribution livery 90022 'Freightconnection' near Leighton Buzzard with a well loaded 6S48 13.14 Dagenham-Mossend 'Automotive' (Ford) service......21/05/96.
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86614 + 86621....4M54....Millmeece.....31/01/11.
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DRS 47790 'Galloway Princess' in Northern Belle livery hammers past Cow Roast on 26/02/12 with a 1Z26 Chester-Wembley conveying wealthy Liverpool fans to the League Cup Final.A derailment in the morning blocked the line in & out of Liverpool causing a delay as passengers were bussed to Chester!.Liverpool won after a penalty shootout.
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Oddball livery 90036 works 1M11 23.40 Glasgow-Euston 'Caledonian Sleeper' past Old Linslade on 23/06/12. Note the cast BR double arrow on the cabside.
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Still soldiering on in Freightliner grey livery, 90043 'Freightliner Coatbridge' passes Old Linslade appropriately hauling 4L89 22.00 Coatbridge-Felixstowe on 23/06/12.
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66955 works 4O88 03.39 Crewe-Thamesport through Old Linslade on 23/06/12.
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First Scotrail livery 90021 passes Old Linslade with 1M16 01.25 Edinburgh-Euston 'Caledonian Sleeper' (made up of portions from Fort William,Aberdeen & Inverness) on 23/06/12.
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GBRf 66732 at Old Linslade with a late running Hams Hall-Felixstowe working on 10/08/12.
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First ScotRail livery 90019 at Old Linslade with the 1M16 20.47 Inverness-Euston 'Caledonian Sleeper' on 10/08/12.
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Powerhaul livery 90045 at Old Linslade with 4L89 MX 22.00 Coatbridge-Felixstowe, 10/08/12.
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86605 + 86612 at Old Linslade with 4M45 MX 03.05 Felixstowe-Ditton, 10/08/12.
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Reinstated 92027 'George Eliot' scrubs up well after months in store, on 10/08/12 it works 6M76 FO 21.36 Mossend-Wembley past Old Linslade.
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66424 on 4L48 11.16 Daventry-Tilbury 'Tesco Express' (with added MSC containers!) passing Watford Village on 10/08/12.
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66570 works 4L93 10.08 Lawley Street-Felixstowe at Watford Village, 10/08/12.
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86501 passes Watford Village with 4L75 09.58 Crewe-Felixstowe on 10/08/12.
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Ex-Fastline 66302 works 4S45 18.37 Daventry-Mossend at Easenhall on 10/08/12.
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Only a few months old, 70020 is already workstained,not helped by a very wet summer! as it passes Easenhall with 4M93 13.30 Felixstowe-Lawley street on 10/08/12.
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Malcolm livery 66434 at Easenhall with 4S47 18.57 Daventry-Coatbridge on 10/08/12.
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86240 'Bishop Eric Treacy' pauses at Crewe with Virgin Cross Country's 1M40 11.50 Plymouth-Liverpool Lime Street on 10/01/00.
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Bardon Aggregates livery 66623 'Bill Bolsover' passes Cow Roast with a Cheddington-Willesden High Output Ballast Cleaner move on 18/11/12.
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With the fast lines closed for engineering work and congestion on the slows, the inevitable happened !, 57308 'TIN TIN' tows 390011 as 5A16 08.42 Oxley-Euston past Cow Roast on 18/11/12.just avoiding a 'total wipeout' by the northbound Pendolino.
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66525 works past Cow Roast with a lengthy HOBC train returning to Willesden on 02/12/12.
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66140 & 66232 work a 3J01 Willesden-Maclesfield RHTT past Cow Roast on 02/12/12.
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Malcolm Rail livery 66434 at Cow Roast with 4L48 Daventry-Tilbury 'Tesco Express' on 02/12/12. Note the new Stobart Rail containers.
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Just after sunrise, Scotrail livery 90021 wheels the 1M11 23.40 Glasgow-Euston sleeper through Old Linslade on 07/07/13.
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First group livery 66725 'Sunderland' at Old Linslade with a diverted 4L02 04.50 Hams Hall-Felixstowe on 07/07/13.
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Powerhaul 90045.....4L89 22.00 Coatbridge-Felixstowe......Old Linslade, 07/07/13.
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66715 'Valour' works a diverted 4M21 03.23 Felixstowe-Hams Hall past Old Linslade on 07/07/13.
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GBRf 92043 with Euro Porte 2 branding works 4M01 01.48 Felixstowe-Hams Hall past Old Linslade on 07/07/13. This diagram has recently switched to class 92 traction.
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Ex-works 90036 passes Old Linslade with 1M16 20.47 Inverness-Euston Scotrail sleeper on 07/07/13.
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Workstained 90016 at Old Linslade with 4M45 03.09 Felixstoiwe-Ditton on 07/07/13.
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London Midland 350128 with full yellow gangway....
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5-door 66955 at Old Linslade on 07/07/13 working 4O86 05.03 Lawley Street-Grain.
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Powerhaul 90049 on 4L97 04.59 Trafford Park-Felixstowe at Old Linslade on 07/07/13.
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Ex-Stobart Rail livery 66414 works Freightliner's 4L90 09.11 Lawley Street-Felixstowe past Chelmscote on 07/07/13.
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90041......4M87 SO 09.20 Felixstowe-Crewe.....Chelmscote......07/07/13.
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GBRf 66723 'Chinook' still in First Group livery works 4M23 10.17 Felixstowe-Hams Hall past Chelmscote on 07/07/13.
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66715 'Valour' works 4L20 (Q) 12.44 Hams Hall-Harwich past Ledburn Jcn on 07/07/13.
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92019 with a lengthy train of Cargowaggons forming 6O67 14.05 Daventry-Dollands Moor passing Ledburn Jcn. The church in the distance is St. Michaels Church in the village of Billington......07/07/13.
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66099 powers through Chelmscote with a 6M34 12.40 (Q) Acton-Peak Forest ,formed of more than 22 IOA,IIA & JGA hoppers on 07/07/13.
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66005 clags well past Ledburn Jcn with 4O57 14.20 Hams Hall-Dollands Moor, but is no match for 390119 on the fast, this wasn't even in sitght when the 66 appeared !.....07/07/13.
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GBRf 66708 'Jayne' at Shallowford working 6G60 14.55 Liverpool Bulk Terminal-Ironbridge loaded biomass on 16/04/14.
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66027 passes Shallowford with 6O38 16.57 Halewood-Southampton Eastern Dock conveying Range Rover cars.....16/04/14.
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Careworn 90047 still in FL grey livery albeit with a green door ! works 4L86 16.16 Trafford Park-Felixstowe past Shallowford.....16/04/14.
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The new order ....Caledonian Sleeper livery 92033 passes Old Linslade with 1M16 20.44 Inverness-Euston. Note the Caledonian livery mkII.....30/05/15.
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Freightliner grey 90044 at Old Linslade with 4M45 02.54 Felixstowe-Ditton on 30/05/15.
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Ousted from Sleeper duties after the recent changes, First Scotrail livery 90019 works 07.09 Euston-Carnforth leg of The Railway Touring Co. 'The Cumbrian Coast Express'...30/05/15.
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Now nameless, tatty FL grey 90043 (Freightliner Coatbridge) with 4L89 02.38 Crewe-Felixstowe at Old Linslade on 30/05/15. Spikey fence has been erected on the far side since my last visit.
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Powerhaul livery 90045 at Old Linslade with 4L97 04.57 Trafford Park-Felixstowe on 30/05/15.
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Caledonian livery 92033 works 1M16 20.44 Inverness-Euston at Blisworth on 30/07/15.
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EWS 90020 'Collingwood' + DBS 90018 at Cathiron with 4M25 06.06 Mossend ET-Daventry IRFT on 30/07/15.
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New & Old livery 90's...as Powerhaul 90049 leads grey 90043 on 4M88 09.32 Felixstowe-Crewe at Easenhall on 30/07/15.
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70013 at Easenhall with 4M93 13.30 Felixstowe-Lawley Street on 31/07/15.
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86605 + 86628 in harness on 4M87 11.13 Felixstowe-Trafford Park at Easenhall on 30/07/15.
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Now in revised DRS blue, 66426 passes Easenhall with 4S45 18.39 Daventry IRFT-Coatbridge FLT on 30/07/15.
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90018 + 90020 'Collingwood' with 4S47, the 19.13 Daventry IRFT-Mossend ET, in tow at Easenhall on 30/07/15.
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London Midland 321415 leads 2K04, the 06.19 Milton Keynes Central-Euston at Old Linslade on 30/07/15. These units only see use on peak time commuter trains.
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DB 90029 with a ridiculous 6M76 21.49 Mossend-Wembley at Old Linslade.....30/07/15.
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Back to the old order as EWS 90039 works a 1Z16 01.38 Edinburgh-Euston sleeper (Fort William & Aberdeen portions). The Inverness portion terminated at Avimore due to 67 failure....Old Linslade , 31/07/15.
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66130 works 4M07 04.18 Felistowe South Yard-Burton on Trent West Yard at Old Linslade on 31/07/15. Not the best use of the GEML & WCML overhead wires !!!
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90041 at Old Linslade with 4L89 07.18 Crewe-Felixstowe on 31/07/15.
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DRS 57305 in Northern Belle colours works a 07.47 Euston-Birmingham International 'cricket special' at Old Linslade on 30/07/15. England beat Australia by 8 wickets in the Ashes Test match at Edgbaston.
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With class 92 reliability problems, Freightliner 90045 was hired in to help,Ironically this also failed working 1M11 23.40 Glasgow-Euston seen being towed past Bliswoth by 92038 over an hour late on 12/08/15.
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Yet again a class 92 was unavailable, so EWS livery 90026 stands in on 1M16 20.44 Inverness-Euston Caledonian sleeper at Blisworth. Note the new livery mkII.....12/08/15.
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86628 & 86613 work 4L41 06.04 Crewe-Felixstowe at Gordons Lodge on 12/08/15.
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DRS 66433 nears its destination alongside Daventry International Railfreight Terminal (DIRFT) with 4M34 04.28 from Coatbridge on 12/08/15.
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70006 at Cathiron working 4L90 12.30 Crewe-Felixstowe on 12/08/15.
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EWS 90039 & DBS 90029 in harness on 4M25 06.06 Mossend-Daventry at Cathiron on 12/08/15....Note the Argos containers !
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66587 cruises through Rugby with 4M88 09.32 Felixstowe-Crewe Basford Hall on 12/08/15.
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Grey import 66749 works GBRf's 4M23 10.46 Felixstowe-Hams Hall through Rugby on 12/08/15.
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70013 with a striking uniform load of 'HAMBURG SUD' containers forming 4M56 12.57 London Gateway-Crewe Basford Hall at Ansty on 12/08/15.
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66433 alongside the Oxford Canal at Ansty with 4S45 18.39 Daventry-Coatbridge on 12/08/15.
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BOMBARDIER branded 221115 leads Virgin Trains 1D92 18.10 Euston-Holyhead and Wrexham General at Ansty on 12/08/15.
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90029 & 90039 at Ansty working 4S47 19.13 Daventry - Mossend on 12/08/15.
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DRS pair 37604+37601 pass Chelmscote with 4M71 10.53 Tilbury-Daventry 'sugarliner' (Tate & Lyle tanktainers) on 19/07/10.
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First Group 'barbie' livery 66725 'Sunderland' passes the ripening oats at Chelmscote with another Hams Hall-Felixstowe working on 19/07/10.