NOTES AND NEWS

WEST COUNTRY AREA

Avonmouth

Locos recorded on coal duty during the month included;- 66 134/190/212 and 09003 remained the area pilot. Security fencing and gates have been noted installed around the 'barrier-less' A403 Smoke Lane level crossing during the month. This level crossing links Hallen Marsh junction to the former sidings of the now closed Pasminco/Britannia Zinc works, but it has been reported no new rail traffic is expected.

Bristol Parkway

28/06 Correction;- 67027, not 67016 was on the 5Z21 scrap EMU stock move on this date. 

01/07 60067 was in charge of the 6B33 Theale-Robeston empty fuel tankers and 66601 was on the 6Z43 12.55 Calvert-Baglan Bay contaminated soil empties seen passing Pilning at 17.19. This service was reported to be in it's third and final week of operation. 

05/07 66601 was again on the 6Z43 (Pilning loop 18.10) whilst 66561 worked 6V55 11.05 Dagenham-Tower stone empties, however the wagons were re-directed to Briton Ferry and expected Baglan Bay use. Later at 20.41, 66079 passed through Pilning hauling 5Z21 15.00 Shoeburyness-Newport Sims Metals units 3519+3552+3510 for scrap. 

06/07 66218 passed on a load 21, 6V70 09.57 Cliffe Vale-St.Blazey freight. 

07/07 A further withdrawn unit move was 66033 on 5Z21 12.00 Ilford-MoD Caerwent formed 312718+312721+312723, these being the final Class members, having been taken out of service on 01/07. 

09/07 Over at Westerleigh, 60012 worked 6B25 11.18 Westerleigh-Robeston fuel empties. 

12/07 Overnight activity included;- DRS 66409 (on loan to Freightliner) on the 4V30 18.43 Ipswich-Wentloog containers, returning on the 4L56 02.30 (13/07) Wentloog-Ipswich and 37402 with the 6V30 22.37 Dagenham-Bridgend Ford parts also on 13/07. This loco later handled the 6B30 Swansea-Cardiff trip, reported as running 75 minutes early! 

13/07 66617 was on the 6V20 18.35 Earles sidings-Moorswater cement. 

14/07 57012 was on the 4O51 10.08 Wentloog-Millbrook containers, 60012 on 6E04 11.15 Westerleigh-Port Clarence fuel empties. 

15/07 Another DRS loco, 66407 was reported on the 4V30 18.43 Ipswich-Wentloog liner (and 4L56 return). 

16/07 There were problems in the Severn Tunnel between 14.30 and 16.30 which saw some diversions via Gloucester. What was assumed to be a two Class 153 formation travelling from Bristol-Cardiff was stopped near the Welsh side of the tunnel with fumes coming into one of the units from what was reported to be a dragging battery box cover. The second unit was uncoupled, and left with passengers transferred to the front set, where on arrival at Severn Tunnel junction one person was treated for fume inhalation. 

17/07 Due to the state of the A48 rail over bridge on the Caerwent branchline, Hertfordshire Railtours 'Venta Silurum', Class 67 hauled from Paddington (with two Class 37s assisting top n'tail over the branch) was cancelled. Also the Pathfinder tour from May, moved to this date, was again moved to September 18th, now visiting Sharpness, Highworth and Whatley Quarry, the return being via Bristol and the Avonmouth line through Clifton Down. This tour is to be Class 37 hauled, with a Class 60 assisting over the branches as needed. 

19/07 Freightliner 47197 ran light-engine to Swansea to work an 09.20 Landore-Neville Hill, Hst power car move with MML 43063+43079, now Atp fitted ready for transfer to First/GW later in the year. 66613 was on the 6Z43 Baglan-Bay and the VGAs returned from Caerwent as 6Z71 11.20 to Didcot, although the route was unconfirmed, possibly being via Gloucester. 

20/07 Two Freightliner trains noted were 66523 on the 6V55 Tower empties and 66613 on the 6Z43 Baglan Bay empties. 

21/07 37 698 was on the 6V30 overnight Ford car parts and 67014 worked a 5Z41 09.15 Ramsgate-MoD Caerwent stock move formed with units 1701+1742 (one reported to be carrying an all over white livery ?). 

22/07 57010+57012 worked the 4O51 10.08 Wentloog-Millbrook containers and load-haul liveried 60008 was on the 6A10 (ThO) Cardiff Tidal-Colnbrook steel service. 67025 headed a 1Z67 09.55 Euston-Cardiff passenger special, the ECS then going on to Briton Ferry for stabling. The return of what appeared to be a party train (balloons were seen hanging from some of the carriage windows!) was 1Z67 10.56 Cardiff-Euston on 25/07. A further South Wales bound scrap unit move was 66004 passing Pilning at 15.45 with sets 1906+1725+1734, believed to be 5Z21 11.08 Stewarts Lane-MoD Caerwent working. 

23/07 There were problems in the Chipping Sodbury area, with what appeared to be a broken rail and a 20 mph restriction. With reduced capacity, a number of services were diverted via Bath and Box. Six morning First/GW services were also cancelled. Later in the day, 60078 passed with the 6B33 Theale-Robeston fuel empties and 66061 was on a load 21, 6V70 Cliffe Vale-St.Blazey freight. 24/07 Fragonset 47703 worked a 1Z96 Poole-Kidderminster 'Very Special Trains' excursion calling around 09.40 and 1Z63 return. During the afternoon, 60062 was on diverted north bound steel empties (6E09 10.40 Margam-Lackenby), green-livierd 47 815 worked a 5Z74 13.30 Old Oak Common-St.Phillips Marsh complete Hst stock move passing around 16.00 and the yellow Serco Hst set was also reported heading north with power car 43154 leading. 

25/07 The Chepstow mainline was again closed (this being the first for the four following weekends), saw 60005 on 6E49 12.30 Llanwern-Lackenby and 60077 on 6E09 10.39 Margam-Lackenby. 66186 was also recorded on a westbound engineer's at 10.38. 

28/07 66616 was on a 12.15 (6Z43) Appleford-Baglan Bay train of 24 MJA wagons and more unusually GBRf 66714 headed an early evening train of south Wales EMU stock for scrap, which appeared to be formed of individual unit coaches. 

30/07 57008 was on the 4O51 containers and 37667 passed late in the morning hauling steam 5051 Earl Bathurst and support coach 35453 as 5Z37 Didcot-Barton Hill ready for rail tour duty. The Class 37 returned light at 13.45, presumably back to Didcot. Futher Serco Hst test runs planned for this weekend were cancelled. 

31/07 Afternoon 'diversion'observations recorded included;- 66 186 at 12.49, with what was assumed 6E35 12.00 Llanwern-Lackenby steel empties, 66 575 on the 'non diverted' 4Z30 09.12 Thamesport-Wentloog containers (14.10), 60 020 on 6V40 05.08 Lackenby-Llanwern loaded slab, 66607 with 6Z97 12.00 Beeston-Cardiff Tidal loaded scrap metal (the first week for this service to run as a Freightliner working instead of EWS) at 16.40 and 60050 with 6V36 09.30 Lackenby-Llanwern loaded slab (17.49).

Bristol Temple Meads and Barton Hill

01/07 20308+20314 were paired on the 6M67 11.54 Bridgwater-Crewe nuclear flasks and 150221 was used in place of the Class 31s on the morning Weymouth diagram, a Central Trains liveried 153 unit assisting the 150 during the afternoon. Also during the day, 66 158 was on the Westbury-Tower stone empties and 142073 was unusually employed on the 'Arriva' 17.39 Bristol TM-Cardiff Central service. 

02/07 Wessex Trains 150243 was named 'The Filton Rail Partenership' at Filton Abbey Wood at 11.00, before working 11.27 Filton Abbey Wood-Bristol TM. The unit was named to commemorate the completion of the station and junction-remodelling project by Network Rail, the Strategic Rail Authority and Wessex Trains, which saw a two-week closure and diversions via Avonmouth. The SRA provided 13.4 million towards the project with Network Rail putting a further 3.5 million forward, which has now increased the line capacity in the area and removed a single line section, which was, needed to/from South Wales. A third platform is also now in use for South Wales bound trains from Bristol. Materials used included, 12,000 tonnes of ballast, 3,300 sleepers and two miles of new track, with around 400 workmen present on site. Officials present for the ceremony included David Smith (SRA's assistant director), John Hayes (Network Rail's project director) and Alan Wilson (Wessex's Trains managing director). Other news during the day concerned the return 1V96 16.57 (FO) Brighton-Cardiff Central Wessex's Trains Class 31 diagram which saw a speedo fault on 31452 requiring 31601 to act as pilot loco onwards from Barnham. A unit took over the diagram from the locos on arrival at Westbury. 

03/07 A Kettering Civic Society, 1Z50 Kettering-Bristol TM (via Birmingham) outing, was diesel hauled to Bescot for steam 60009 Union of South Africa forward to Bristol. This loco was working the train in place of the non available 34027 Taw Valley, the return being 1Z27 18.12 to Kettering, the A4 working this as far as Worcester. Earlier 67 019 had worked a 1Z67 06.00 Chester-Par 'Edenex' calling at Weston-super-Mare and 1Z68, 16.36 return. This was the first operating day of the Virgin loco hauled 'hired' Class 67 workings. Things did not start well with problems at Old Oak Common seeing the 5C99 03.02 ECS to Paignton (07.22), top n'tailed with 67014+67016 leave over 60 minutes late and the 5C89 02.15 ECS also to Paignton (06.30), running around 150 minutes late with 67005 top n'tailing 67029. The return 1M89 08.43 Paignton-Preston (running 60 minutes late) was worked by 67016 and the 1E99 09.05 Paignton-Newcastle, with 67029, was started from Exeter due to late running. Further problems during the afternoon saw, 67002 on the 1V19 09.53 Preston-Paignton introuble at Crewe because of an ets problem. Another 67 loco working during the day was 67027 on the 1V15 07.08 York-Paignton (Yatton 13.01) being noted operating to time! The 1E89 09.24 Newquay-Newcastle Virgin XC service continues to operate with a GNER Hst set today with power cars 43008+43110 (Yatton 13.19). On the freight side, 66014 was on the Westbury-Machen stone trip. For the record, the coaching stock in use for the first Saturday's Virgin XC loco workings were as follows;- 1M89- 9526, 5814, 5816, 5796, 5843, 5792, 5748, 5769, 5776, 5791, 1216. 1E99- 9537, 5905, 5773, 6054, 6104, 6158, 6107, 6163, 5955, 5969, 1212. 1V15- 9507, 6043, 5952, 6056, 6111, 6113 6138, 6142, 6171, 6180, 1258. 1V19- 9504, 5910, 5945, 6051, 5997, 5941, 5987, 5946, 6101, 6027, 1260. 05/07 First/GW 47811 was on the 1A99 Penzance-Paddington sleeper service returning on the 1C99 the following day. The same loco was also on the 1C99 on 14/07. 

04/07 A First/GW set, with power cars 43041+43186 was used on a St.Phillips Marsh-Waterloo driver training run in readiness for diversions due to engineering works during August. The set made an out and back run from Waterloo to Reading before returning to Bristol later in the day. 

06/07 66094+60028 were paired on the 6B66 10.45 (MWFO) Westbury-Newport ADJ departmental. Southbound MGR noted at 19.30 powered by 66222, and another MGR recorded at 22.45 behind 66096. 

07/07 31454 and 31128 started the day top n'tailing the 2O86 08.28 Bristol TM-Weymouth and then the regular diagram with coaching stock; 5981, 5906, 5958, 9525, 5925. Also noted during the day was steam 34067 Tangmere on the 1Z82 08.54 Victoria-Bristol TM and 1Z83 15.54 Bristol TM-Victoria VSOE. The support coaches were noted as BSK Merlin (35518), generator van 6313 and 99538 (BSK 34991). Other observations were 60 077 on the Tower stone, 66012 passing through at 15.31 on the 6S55 09.38 (WO) Burngullow-Irvine china clay slurries, MPV 98910+98960 stabled on Barton Hill and defective BSO 9505 still present in platform 2. Over at Bath, a 1Z14 Serco working from Eastleigh to Basingstoke, Ludgershall, Salisbury, Bath goods (reverse), Theale and Westbury was top n'tailed with 37057+37203. 

08/07 37218+37610 were present at Bridgwater at 06.44 on the 6V74 01.55 flasks ex. Crewe at 06.44. 31454 with 31128 were again back on the Weymouth diagram. 

09/07 31452 and 31601 top n'tail the South Coast Wessex diagram starting on the 1O98 12.52 (FO) Bristol TM-Brighton service. 

10/07 Summer Saturday Class 67 hauled services today were trouble free! Trains and locos recorded were;- 67002 (1M89 08.43 Paignton-Preston), 67013 (1E99 09.05 Paignton-Newcastle), 67006 (1V15 07.08 York-Paignton) and 67015 (1V19 09.51 Preston-Paignton). The GNER HST on the 1E89, was formed with power cars 43006+43111 and 31128 and 31454 were in top n'tail formation on the Weymouth diagram. A 1Z30 05.30 Norwich-Okehampton and 1Z31 16.45 return NENTA excursion was top n'tailed by Fragonset's 47703 and 47355, the outward noted near Worle junction to time at 12.27. The coaching stock in use was;- 3385, 3408, 1981, 3362, 3360, 1221, 5788, 5888, 5897, 5827, 5824, 9497, all in inter-city livery except the last two in unbranded Virgin colours. Also on the subject of coaching stock, the 1E99's formation was recorded as follows;- 9504, 6141, 5945, 6051, 5997, 5941, 5984, 5963, 6101, 6027, 1260. This contained some changes to the previous weeks formation. 

12/07 57604 worked 5Z74 14.40 Laira-St.Phillips Marsh, stock move with power car 43019 and return with another power car 43135. 

13/07 20309+20313 were noted passing Worle junction at 13.45 on the 6M67 Bridgwater-Crewe flasks. 

14/07 31452 and 31601 were on the Bristol-Weymouth diagram during the day. Also a further Daylight Tours 'Cathedrals Express' (1Z83 09.28 Victoria-Temple Meads and 1Z84 16.44 return) was worked each way by steam 73096. 

15/07 Freight traffic during the late afternoon, saw 66 614 (running 4 hours early!) on the 6M37 (TThO) 15.35 Moorswater-Hope Sidings, cement empties (Uphill junction 16.40) and 66 200, still looking very clean following an appearance at the York Railfest on the 6M72 16.55 MTThO Burngullow-Cliffe Vale clay liner. 

16/07 A Wessex Train's unit was reported to on the Friday's only Brighton diagram. During the morning, 47 811 ran 0Z74 Laira-St.Phillips Marsh light-engine to return barrier 6330, coach 42259 and power car 43146 westbound, noted passing through Tempe Meads at 10.48. The loco was again later recorded, this time in the West Country hauling a complete First/GW Hst set west during the early evening. 

17/07 A Cambridge-Par 'Edenex' excursion was cancelled. A full listing of Class 67s in use today was as follows;- 67012 (1M89), 67029 (1E99), 67010 (1V15) and 67028 (1V19), the 1V15 being initially booked for a Virgin XC Hst set. The top n'tail return ecs workings during the evening were;- 67011+67010, 5A15 16.28 Goodrington CS-Old Oak Common and 67025+67028, 5A19 18.00 Goodrington CS-Old Oak Common (both via Temple Meads, the booked times here being 18.46 and 20.13/15 respectively). The second Class 67 was used due to the fuel capacity for the two afternoon working locos from the north, which would not have been able to return the ECS to Old Oak Common. The 1E89 Newquay-Newcastle was covered by the usual GNER set today with power cars 43118+43115. 

18/07 First/GW 47811 was again in use on stock moves running 5Z74 Laira-St.Phillips Marsh with power cars 43135+43186, taking back a 5Z77 20.00 St.Phillips Marsh-Laira formed with barrier coaches and a MkIII. 

20/07 20309+20313 were paired on the Bridgwater flasks. On Barton Hill depot during the day, an ex. works 60093 (which had arrived in South Wales with loaded scrap during the evening of 18/07) was named Adrian Harrington 1955-2003 Royal Navy/Burges Salmon. The loco, named at a private ceremony was in memory of Mr.Harrington, who passed away earlier this year, by his family. The naming was was the prize of a recent railway children's charity competition won by Bristol law firm Burges/Salmon, who dedicated the naming to Mr.Harrington who was a rail consultant and enthusiast. 

21/07 150240+ 158782 (still on loan to Wessex from Central Trains) were used on the morning part of the Weymouth Class 31 diagram, but 31 601 with 31 452 top n'tailed the afternoon and early evening workings. 

22/07 60034+60067 were paired on the 6B66 Westbury-Newport ADj departmental. 

23/07 150266 was on the Wessex Train's Weymouth Class 31 diagram, but 31452 and 31601 were available and in use on the 1O98 Brighton and return services. During the afternoon, 66 014 passed Narroway's at 15.08 on the Parc Slip-Westbury cement works coal service. 

24/07 The day's Class 67 loco line up was as follows;- 67002 (1M89), 67005 (1E99), 67003 (1V15) and 67 001 (1V19 running as 5V19, see notes below). Problems with the latter service saw 67 012 failed at Preston, being helped forward to Warrington by 47 851 where 67 001 took over. The train was terminated at Crewe for passengers, the ecs being later noted passing Filton Abbey Wood at 15.30 and continuing onwards as 1V19 from Temple Meads around 16.00. Earlier, the 1E99 with Royal 67005 had been held at Temple Meads apparently due to over-crowding on the following 09.30 Paignton-Glasgow Central Voyager service, the Class 67and train later being noted at Bristol Parkway at 12.23, 37 minutes down!! The evening ECS moves were;- 67 003+67 0?? (5A15) and 67010+67001 (5A19), with earlier 43105+43120 on the GNER HST turn. On the freight side, 60094 was on the Machen stone trip and 66 026 worked the Penmeanmawr-Westbury blending stone, which was also reported to have run the previous Saturday. 

27/07 20308+20314 passed Temple Meads at 14.03 on the 6M67 Crewe bound flasks and 66007 worked a five wagon 6M72 Burngullow-Cliffe Vale freight passed Nailsea & Backwell at 21.07. 

30/07 31452+31601 top n'tailed the Wessex's Trains Brighton diagram (1O98/1V96). 31/07 A rumoured use of West Coast DVT coaching stock sets, which had been in use due to Pendolino shortages during the previous week did not take place. The following Class 67s were in use during the day;- 67027 (1M89), 67001 (1E99), 67014 (1V15) and 67021 (1V19). The return evening ECS top n'tail turns were;- 67021+67014 (5A15) and 67006+67025 (5A19). Only the 1E99 was reported in trouble during the day with 67001, 66162 assisting in the north-east. A further 'Edenex' excursion (05.25 Lincoln -Par) was worked by 67026 and the GNER Hst set with power cars 43111 + 43116 was used on the 1E89 09.24 Newquay-Newcastle service. One of the Virgin Hst workings was recorded with power cars 43092 and 43094 on the 1V31 07.25 York-Paignton.

Gloucestershire

05/07 60010 worked the 6B36 Didcot-Ashchurch MoD trip passing Standish junction at 09.06. The Newtork Rail '150' test unit was later seen near Stroud at 13.35 heading towards Swindon. 

07/07 66200 was incharge of 6X32 Ashchurch-Didcot formed of 17 loaded KWAs again seen at Standish this time on the return at 14.12. 

08/07 66089 was noted passing Cheltenham at 14.00 with eight former Virgin MkII coaches running from Oxley-MoD Caerwent for store. The coaches were;- 3402, 3425, 3434, 5920, 6047, 6063, 6100, 6161. 

09/07 A 5Z47 08.30 Oxley-Poole ECS, top n'tailed by 47 145 and 47 709 (for a 1Z47 06.25 Poole-Norwich excursion the following day), was running 86 minutes late on arrival at Didcot at 13.00. The train was routed via the Golden Valley, Kemble and Swindon to Didcot and the south. The coaching stock formation was reported as;- 9516, 5995, 5919, 5960, 1254, 3285, 3337, 10231, 3300. 

10/07 A Northern Belle circular, 1Z27 12.20 Worcester-Worcester (via Hereford and Gloucester) was worked by 67 022. The stock then ran from Gloucester ECS to Stewarts Lane for a 1Z80 08.30 Kensington Olympia to Banbury working the following day. 

13/07 The Berkeley nuclear flask trip recommenced operation this week following a gap of several weeks. 

23/07 Amongst early evening observations at Standish junction were;- 66613 on 20 MJAs forming what was believed to be a 6Z43 12.55 Calvert-Baglan Bay train of contaminated soil empties at 17.45. At 18.30, 66249+66038 passed with a 20 wagon 6M27 16.17 Newport ADJ-Wembley 'enterprise' freight. The Freightliner working could well have been a 'first' for this route, and was assumed a route learner for possible diversions during the Chipping Sodbury tunnel blockade for three weeks in August. 

25/07 47703 returned the Poole ECS as 15.00 to Oxley running 17 minutes early when seen at Standish at 17.47. 

31/07 A Canterbury-Kidderminster 'Very Special Trains' outing was worked via Swindon and Kemble by 47703. The return 1Z63 18.32 Kidderminster-Canterbury was however reported in trouble, leaving late behind sustitute loco 47145 (which had run 0Z59 16.45 Saltley-Kidderminster light to replace 47703). The second 47 however failed at Swindon and was assisted forward by 67003 now running 110 minutes late!!

Kingsland Road

02/07 66546/548. 03/07 66548/601. 07/07 66548/561. 08/07 66546. 10/07 66613. 14/07 66529/546. 17-19/07 47197. 66546/613. 20/07 66546. 24-25/07 66546. 29/07 66529/616.

Portbury Branchline

From the beginning of the month, the following coal departures (and inward coal empties) were booked to run;- 4V03 04.05 Washwood Heath-Portbury, for 6M04 09.20 Portbury-Rugeley. 4Z68 09.59 Washwood Heath-Portbury, for 6Z40 16.35 Portbury-Rugeley. 4V09 13.38 Washwood Heath-Portbury, for 6M10 19.48 Portbury-Rugeley. 4V17 17.03 Washwood Heath-Portbury, for 6M12 23.00 Portbury-Rugeley. 

01/07 66041 was noted passing Parkway at 12.40 on 4Z68 formed with 'old' HAA coal hoppers in place of the more regular HTAs. 

02/07 A view from the M5 motorway, saw only one single Class 390 Pendolino body present in the cargo terminal awaiting road-movement to Alstom, Birmingham for fitting. 

03/07 66141 was recorded on the early evening 6Z40. 

06/07 66075 arrived during the evening, again with HAA wagons on 4V09. 07/07 66191 was present at the dock gate at 05.10 on a loaded coal train awaiting departure. 

12/07 66529 worked the 6V14 Basford Hall yard, Crewe-Portbury empty car carriers. 26/07 66546 was on the evening 6X42 Portbury-Mossend loaded car service. 31/07 66019 was seen north of Bristol on loaded HTAs assumed to be the 6M04 operating on a Saturday morning.

SOUTH WALES AREA 

Cardiff Central

12/07 MML 170101 made a surprise appearance on a service from Nottingham! 

14/07 GB Railfreight 66407 hauled 4V30 15:47 Ipswich-Wentloog for Freightliner. 

15/07 66407 returned on 4L56 03:00 Wentloog-Ipswich. 

30/07 170399 in advertising livery for the Derwent Valley worked 1V48 16:12 from Nottingham - Cardiff and 1M91 20:10 to Birmingham.

Former ASW Steelworks

06/06 09001. 25/06 08900. 09001. 25/07 08900. 09203.

Cardiff Canton (viewed from the footbridge)

From the visit made on 4/6/04 and subsequent visits, 13/6, 20/6, 27/6 & 18/7 it now appears that the running shed is now, either closed or is merely non-operational at weekends. This has resulted in a change to the security arrangements at the gate on the bridge. 09855. 37412/413/509/675/798. 47761. A visit 25/7/04 saw that 37676 was no longer visible (gone?) and two new arrivals 08994 void of nameplates and a EWS liveried 08 the number having been painted over (08499?). There was a live loco present 66176.

Newport

04/07 Godfrey Road held 60033/049/068/085. 66009/153/200/215. 66601 passed west light engine at 20:00. 

05/07 66079 hauled SWT units 3519/52/10 as 5Z21 16:02 Shoeburyness-Newport Docks for scrapping. 

07/07 66033 headed a train of scrap EMUs. 66561 + 66601 passed East Usk light engine at 20:20. 

21/07 67014 headed scrap units to Caerwent. 22/07 66004 hauled three former Connex 4CIGs as 5Z21 11:08 Stewarts Lane-MOD Caerwent for scrapping. 421701 and 421742 were two of the units. 

26/07 67003 hauled 3419/06/10 as 5Z21 Shoeburyness-Newport Docks for scrap. 

28/07 66714 hauled 12 EMU vehicles (inc. 3420) as 6Z91 10:54 Shoeburyness-Newport Docks for scrapping.

LOCO AND UNIT NEWS 

CLASS 31

01/07 31452/601 had problems with their fire bells, so 150221 worked the morning Weymouth diagrams, with a Central Trains 158 appearing in the afternoon! 02/07 31128/454 hauled pushed the 11:00 Weymouth-Bristol. 1V96 16:57 Brighton-Cardiff was halted at Barnham with a speedo defect on 31452. 31601 ran round from the rear and coupled up with 31452 before the train proceeded. 16/07 1O98 12:52 Bristol-Brighton and 1V96 16:57 Brighton-Cardiff were operated by a unit instead of LHCS. 17/07 31128/31454 hauled/pushed 2O87 08:58 Bristol-Weymouth, 2V79 11:56 Weymouth-Bristol, 2O90 14:28 Bristol-Weymouth and 2V89 17:22 Weymouth-Bristol. 20/07 31452/601 pushed/hauled 14.28 Bristol-Weymouth and 17.18 Weymouth-Bristol. 21/07 31452/31601 pushed/hauled 14.28 Bristol-Weymouth and 17.18 Weymouth-Bristol. 23/07 31454 failed with a defective fuel pump so the Weymouth diagrams were covered by 150266. 26/07 31452/601 pushed/hauled 14.28 Bristol-Weymouth and 17.18 Weymouth-Bristol. 27/07 31452/601 pushed/hauled 14.28 Bristol-Weymouth and 17.18 Weymouth-Bristol.

CLASS 37

02/07 37417 hauled 2V07 06:59 Rhymney-Radyr, 37425 2F05 07:19 Rhymney-Cardiff and 37406 2F06 07:40 Rhymney-Cardiff 

03/07 37417 suffered an AWS failure whilst hauling 1B96 09:10 Rhymney-Fishguard Harbour and the train was replaced by a Class 158 at Cardiff Central. 37406 and 37425 worked numerous Saturday services on the Rhymney line. 

05/07 37425 did 2V07, 37419 2F05 and 37406 2F06. 06/07 37406 hauled 2V07, 37419 2F05 and 37425 2F06. 

07/07 37406 was on 2V07, 37425 2F05 and 37419 2F06. 37667 worked 6M75 ADJ-Warrington. 09/07 37419 operated 2R38 16:50 Cardiff-Rhymney, 37406 2R42 17:11 Cardiff-Rhymney and 37425 2R46 17:48 Cardiff-Rhymney. 

10/07 37419 worked 1B96 and 1R38 13:35 Fishguard-Rhymney. 37406 & 37425 worked Rhymney Saturday services. 

12/07 37425 operated 2V07, 37406 2F05 and 37419 2F06. 37402 hauled 6V30 22:37 Dagenham-Bridgend, pausing at Newport 02:59-03:03 for a change of driver and arriving at Bridgend 05:01. 

13/07 37425 worked 2V07 & 2R46, 37419 2F05 & 2R42, 37417 2F06 & 2R38. 

14/07 37419 did 2V07, 37425 2F05 & 2R46, 37417 2F06 & 2R42, 37402 2R38. 15/07 37417 was on 2R38, 37406 2R42, 37402 2R46. 

16/07 37406 hauled 2R38, 37419 2R42 and 37425 2R46. 

17/07 37406 operated 1B96 & 1R38, whilst 37419 & 37425 worked Saturday services on the Rhymney line. 

19/07 37406 hauled 1Z37 06:05 Rhymney-Llandrindod and 1Z38 17:45 return for the Royal Welsh Show at Builth Wells. In addition, the weekday Fishguard Harbour service went over to loco-hauled operation, with 37417 working 2F05, then forming 1B96 10:47 Cardiff-Fishguard Harbour and 1R38 13:35 Fishguard Harbour-Rhymney. The train was routed via the Landore avoiding line rather than the scheduled Swansea District Line. It laid over in the Leckwith Loop to form the 16:50 departure off Cardiff Central. 37419 was left the more mundane task of operating 2F06 & 2R42! 

20/07 37419 did 1Z37 & 1Z38, 37417 2F05, 1B96 & 1R38, 37406 2F06 & 2R42. 

21/07 37406 worked 1Z37 & 1Z38, 37417 2F06, 1B96 & 1R38, 37419 2F05 and 37402 2R42. 37698 hauled 6M75. 

22/07 37402 operated 1Z37 & 1Z38, 37406 2F05, 1B96 & 1R38, 37417 2F06 and 37419 2R42. 23/07 37402 did 2V07 & 2R42, 37419 2F05, 37406 2F06, 1B96 & 1R38, 37425 2R46. 

24/07 37417 worked 1B96 & 1R38 whilst 37402 & 37406 worked the Rhymney Saturday services. 26/07 37406 operated 2V07, 37402 2F05, 37417 2F06, 1B96 & 1R38, 37425 2R42. 

27/07 37425 hauled 2V07, 1B96 & 1R38, 37402 2F05, 37417 2F06. 

28/07 37402 worked 2F05 and but failed at Clarbeston Road on 1B96. Passengers were sent forward on a coach and 37419 came from Canton to haul the train ECS back to Canton. 37417 did 2V07 and 37425 2F06. 29/07 37425 did 2V07, 37406 2F05, 1B96 & 1R38, 37417 2F06. 

30/07 37425 did 2V07 & 2R46, 37417 2F05 & 2R42, 37406 2F06, 1B96 & 1R38. 37667 hauled GWR 5051 as 5Z37 Didcot-Barton Hill. 31/07 37406 worked 1B96 & 1R38, whilst 37417 & 37425 ran Saturday services to/from Rhymney.

CLASS 47/57

16/07 47358 worked 4V08 Basford Hall-Wentloog.

Local Freight News

Freightliner are reported to be looking at a new, short term pipe-flow from Pembroke dock. The new Uskmouth scrap metal trip is to commence during August as an 11.00 'as required' departure from Newport ADj. DRS are expected to start route-learning into Wentloog for a new freight-flow to/from either Seaforth or Knowsley.

LOCAL DRS WORKINGS

6V74/6M67 Crewe-Bridgwater-Crewe nuclear flasks. 08/07 37218/611. 15/07 20308/314. 20/07 20309/313.

LOCAL FREIGHTLINER WORKINGS

4V50/4O51 Millbrook-Wentloog and return containers. 

05/07 57006. 06/07 57009. 07/07 57005. 08/07 57007. 19/07 57005. 14/07 57012. 15/07 57005. 16/07 57010. 19/07 57010. 20/07 57007. 21/07 57005. 22/07 57002/010. 26/07 57002. 27/07 57002. 28/07 57002. 29/07 57006. 30/07 57008. 

4V60/4M60 Calvert-Avon area empty and return loaded refuse containers. 

05/07 66546. 07/04 66529. 19/07 66529. 22/07 66529. 6V20/6M37 Hope sidings-Moorswater loaded and return cement empties. 

6V14/6X42 Mossend/Coatbridge-Portbury empty and return loaded cars. 

12/07 66529. 26/07 66546. Calvert-Baglan Bay 02/07 66527. 07/07 66613. 08/07 66613. 12/07 66613. 15/07 66613. 22/07 66613. Dagenham - Wentloog (SO) 03/07 66543. 24/07 66538. 31/07 66575. Ipswich - Wentloog and return. 15/07 66407.

Other Freightliner workings

LOCAL EWS WORKINGS

6V53/6M33 02:53/13:22 Wembley-Avonmouth-Wembley. 

01/07 67014/016. 02/07 67014/016. 06/07 67002. 07/07 67013/004. 08/07 67002. 09/07 66219+67029. 12/07 66195. 13-14/07 67019/025. 15/07 67011. 16/07 67029. 19/07 66143. 21/07 67010/025. 22-23/07 67005/006. 27/07 67025/026. 28/07 67014. 29/07 67003. 30/07 67025/026. 

Notes;- The trains on 22/07 and 23/07 were headed by the dedicated Royal locos, possibly a first together on a freight service?

6M27 ADJ-Wembley. 

01/07 66018. 02/07 66153. 05/07 66009. 06/07 66009. 07/07 66009/015. 08/07 66211. 09/07 66211. 12/07 66045. 13/07 66044. 14/07 66044. 15/07 66044. 16/07 66116. 22/07 66189. 27/07 66176. 28/07 66189. 29/07 66032. 66159.

Stock Alterations

Locomotives Transfers

08389 (TE)-BS, 08514(TO)-TE, 08757(BS)-OC, 08776(OC)-BS, 08936(BH)-MM, 09001(OC)-MG, 37402/417/419/425(CF)-MG, 43017/018(LA)-PM, 43092/094/097/098/122/123/153(LA)-NL, 47813(OC)-NC, 59201/202/203/204/205/206(HG)-TD, 90003/004/005/006/007/011/012(WN)-NC. Cl60 - all allocated to IM (See Pool Codes) Cl66 - EWS - all allocated to TO (See Pool Codes)

Stored 

AN: 08411/623. AY: 08685. BH: 20902. 56006. 86210/253. BK: 08516. BS: 08579/714/939. 37670/895/893. CB: 86622/637. CE: 86426/430. 92022/034. CF: 08499/994. 09008. DC: 08597. 37516. EH: 56049/051/059/081. 58006/010/011/015/017/018/034. HG: 09018. HM: 08665. 37708. 47732/787/790/793. 56059/093/095. IM: 08689. 60066/088. KY: 56065091. LA: 43004. LD: 66521. MI: 08489. ML: 08402/807: MG: 08995. OC: 47832. SL: 09009. SP: 47750. SW: 08499. SY: 08540. TD: 08405/907. 37051/174/308/684/694. TE: 60029/095. TO: 37042. 56038/046/060/069/073 56078/087/128. 60045/071. WA: 08567. WB: 08482. WE: 08783/844. WN: 87016. 90001/002/009/010. ZB: 08786. ZC: 43099/102. ZG: 73235. Devonport: 43009. MoD Bicester: 43065/067/068/080/084/121/194. Pershore Airfield: 47704. RMS Locotec: 08413. Dee Marsh: 08909. Doncaster West: 47338. Battlefield Line: 33019. 73105. CB = Crewe Basford Hall, DC = Doncaster Carr, WB = Willesden Brent Sdgs, WE = Wembley CS. MI = Millerhill

Traffic 08405 -TD, 08500 -ML, 08512 -TO, 08561 -OC, 08577/578/593/632 -BS, 08698/735 - TO, 08765 -OC, 08927 -ML, 08911 -YK, 08918 -TD, 08924 -ML, 09005- OC, 09205 -TE, 60002 -IM, 87027/028 -WN, 92001/007 -CE.

Withdrawn 

47798. 86237.

Disposals: 

Booth: 31201/273/442. 37225. 47291. 56023. 73106. 86210/243/254/261/416/417/424/425. Sims (CF): 86237. Sims (NM): 37019. IMRFT: 56022. Cymru Metals: 20094/135. HNRC: 025031(x37070), 025032(x37138) @TO. Private Sale: 08413. South Devon Rly: 37037. NRM: 47798. Dean Forest: 73101. Chasewater:: 73128. Kent & ESR: 73136. MoD Ashchurch: 73129. 56003. Churnett Valley: 73110. Wensleydale Rly: 37198/275. Embsay: 08700. Nene Valley: 56057.

Diesel Multiple Units Transfers

142069(NH)-CF. 158782(TS)-CF, 791(TS)-NH.

Disposals

51512 - Cambrian Railway Trust, Oswestry 51375 - Chiltern Railways 51386 scrapped by Mid Norfolk Railway

New Stock 171801/802/803 -SU 222001/013/015/016/017/018 -HQ, 008/009/011 -CZ.

Electric Multiple Units Transfers

322481/482/483/484/485(GW)-IL.

Stored 

RE: 1701. 1841. SS: 1748. 3406/10/19/20. 3582/88. West Worthing: 1734. 1906.

Withdrawn 

312718/721/723. (S): 1199. 1403/05. 1533/34/35/65/90/92. 1726/27/36/39. 1801/02/39/40/42. 3426/27/81. 3510/12/17/19/29/46/52/55/57/58/59. 3801/02

Disposals 

IMRFT: 1198. 1533/34/35/65/90/92. 1403/05. 1801/02. 3481. 3512/17/46/55/57/59. 3801/02 JT Land: 312.718/721/723. (S): 1727/39. 3529. Sims(CF): Cl421 cars: 76109(1726), 76124. 76070 (1736). Sims(NPT): 1839/40/42. 3426/27. 3510/19/52/58

Renumbered 

375315/316/323/326/335 - 377305/306/313/316/325. (S): 2314 - 1198 (Now 3-car unit)

New Stock 

375801-808, 925-927 -RE. 376001-004 -HQ 377215, 402-412 -BI. 390047-049-MA.

Coaching & NPCC Stock 

Transfers 3304/30/33/40/84. 5910/37/41/45/46/52/86/87/97. 6027/51. 6101-CP, 40401/437. 41045/059/114, 41163/166. 42092/093/094/105/108/175/176/177. 44076/081-NL

Stored 

BH: 5953. 6057/60. 6102/06/47. CSY: 40419. 40421. 94462/504/509/517/520/521/529/536. DD: 80401/434. EC: 40436. 41085/167. 42103/117/167/168/169. 44055. LA: 40402. 41148/169. 42318/319/320/321. 44088/091 LT: 10235/240. 12015/016/020. MA: 10254. 11021. 12055/120 ML: 94106/132/138/180. 94441/486/487/490/498/500/516/518/531. OY: 3285. 3300. PC: 10207. 11007/078. 12021/024/026/051/079/089. 17173. 82113/128/151. TY: 94408/431/475/539/544. WE: 94108/112. 94472. ZN: 10592. CreweHC: 17151. AEA-Derby: 1205. Lancastrian C&W: 10651. MoD-Bicester: 40424. 41165. 42090/109/110/294/322. 44089/100. MoD-Caerwent: 3402/25/34. 5920. 6047/63. 6100/61. Moss End: 94133/222/225. 94424/532. TavJ: 94204/209. 94326/333. 94420/449/455/479/503. DD= Doncaster Decoy, TY= Tyne Yard, WE= Wembley, TavJ= Tavistock Junction

Traffic 

1212/16/50/52. 3314/25/44/45/48-CP, 3359/60/62-OY, 3364/86/90/97-CP, 3408-OY, 5931/32/34/55/63/69/84. 6043/54/56. 6104/07/11/13-CP, 6117/22-DF, 6138/41/42/58/63/71 -CP, 6173 -DF, 9504 -CP, 9506 -DF, 9507/09/37 -CP, 11283. 11311/411 -BN*. (* see renumbered), 12090-MA.

Withdrawn 

1694. 5494. 975103/107/559/560.

Disposals 

IMRFT: 1694. 977559/560 Raxstar: 975103/107 @WN Garrett: 5494. EMR: 10583.

Renumbered 

11221 - 11311, 11240- 11411, 12435 - 11283.

Pool Codes 

MOLS RT Rail Stored Locomotives 08523/535 

WABK EWS Cl67 RETB fitted TO 67007/009 

WBAN EWS Cl66 Systemwide TO 66001-054/060-094/095-097/109/115-250 

WBBM EWS Cl66 Systemwide RETB Fitted TO 66098-108/110-114 

WBLN EWS Cl66 Lickey Banking Duty TO 66055-059 

WCAN EWS Cl60 Systemwide IM 60001/006/008/011/013/014/016/018/019/024 60029/031/032/034-036/039/040/042-045/047-050/053/057/060-063/065-069 60072-076/078/079/082-088/093-095/099/100 

WCBN EWS Cl60 Systemwide Long Range IM 60002-005/007/009/010/012/015/017 60020-023/025-028/030/033/037/038/041/046/051/052/054-056/058/059/064 60070/071/077/080/091/089-092/096/097 

WZFF EWS Cl58 France Projects 58004-007/010-013/015-018/027/032-035/040 58047/049/050 

WZFH EWS Cl58 Holland Projects 58036/038/039/044/046 

WZFS EWS Cl58 Spain Projects 58020/024/025/029-031/041/043 

WZGF EWS Cl56 France Projects 56038/049/051/059/060/065/069/078/081/087 56117/118 

WZKF EWS Cl37 France Projects 37046/058/077/196/221/238/250/293/377/505/518/519/671/679/693/696/701/705/719/796/887/891/892/894 

WZKS EWS Cl37 Spain Projects 37702/703/714/716/718/799/800/801/883/884/888

 XHMW DRS Locomotives under long term repairs at Works 20301/305/315. 37038/605/606/612. 47298 

PPEC EWS Bogie donors for Coaches OM 94102-104/108/111/118/113/138/157 94170/180/203/213/225 94400/410/422/435/458/470/479/501 

PPEF EWS Express Freight - Parcels ML 94101/137/147/150/166/176/192/195 94196/197/200/207/208/221/227/229 94519/525/526/530/534/540/542-547 95400/410 

PPEV EWS Bogie donors for Vans ML 94100/106/132/164/172/178/342/344 94403/407/453/459/468/497/498/511/514/515/535/536 95734 

PPPV EWS TPO Vehicles for Preservation 80320/321/331-333/337/340/345 80373/382/384/395/400/425/432/456+458 PPRM EWS Royal Mail - Parcels 94527/538 

PPSU EWS For disposal 80319/322-327/334/339/341-344/346-360/362-372 80374-381/383/385-387,80390/392-394/401-405/411-417/419-424/427-429 PPXS EWS Royal mail Christmas Reserve TY 94107/202/209/212/215/228 94405/408/413/416/418/428/500/502-509/518/523

Road Movements

06/07 Yellow Serco HST power car 43062 was noted on a road low-loader sheeted over in the M5 Gordano services (near Bristol) at 16.30 en-route from Derby-Plymouth Devonport dockyard for repair. It has been reported that now all 'current' mainline running stock will be sheeted over during road transit. 

26/07 DMU car 51341 was seen heading for store at Winfrith, Dorset on the M27, for eventual use on the Swanage Railway. A number of DMU cars are believed to have been purchased by the local county council for use over this now mainline connected preserved line.

Preservation and Industrial Matters

Severn Valley Railway (R.W.Giles & F.J.Neate) 05/06/04 

The following is a report from a train trip over the line with a road visit to Bewdley after the journey, during day one of the Heavy Horse weekend. 

Kidderminster 

In use ex. GWR; 7802 with c/stk- 35462, 16202, 25498, 4345, 1853, 80776, 4545, 16267. ex. GWR; 5764 with c/stk- 829, 2284, 1116, 1856, 6913, 1146, 1086. Ex.BR diesel; D444. D3022. D3586. 5410 (27 059). E6005 (73005). 12099. (08133). 37906. 50035. Industrial; D2961 (Rh418596). c/stk- 1087. W2303 (DW150063). 4786. 10606 or 10696?. (26921) assumed. 80222. M31420M. hand-crane; ?. 

Bewdley 

In use ex. BR; 46443 with c/stk- 9627, 9615, 9653, 9355, 6562, 9055, 3930, 9369. Dmu sets; 51941+59250+52064, 51935+56208. Ex. GWR loco underframe with cab and tender;- 2857. Industrial; (D2957) (Rh319290). c/stk- W98. 1145. 2233. W2424 (DB975291). (5804). 9084. 9220. 9654. 10606 or 10696?. 86105. fruit d; 92090. siphon g;- (1257). tool vans; 143. 1399. milk tank; W2504. dept wagon; DW150252. trollies; 2xWkm+1 trailer all unidentified). road/railer; K8900LV Liebhr (fleet number 33). network-rail stk- 630037 (FFA wagon). 6262 (barrier). DB977868 (coach). Note;- part of the carriage restoration area was out of bounds. The DMU sets later worked a 19.00 Kidderminster-Bridgnorth 'landcruise' the first of a series of workings for Saturdays during the Summer. Ardley In use ex. LMS; 45110 with c/stk- 80969, 3103, 1682, 27218, 24617, 1883, 26986, 27270, 2308. c/stk- (4593) assumed. (80307). siphon g;-(W2926). 

Highley 

Stored sheeted over locos;- ex GWR 7819. ex War Dept WD600 Gordon. c/stk- W261. 80300. fruit d; (W3429). crane+runner; ADM1091/30+998524. Hampton Loade In use ex BR diesel; D821 with c/stk- 35219, 3083, 43600, 643, 24105, 24068, 52255, 43612. c/stk- Barry rlys; 163. sleeping coach 2426 (W9918W). fruit d;- W3467W.

 Bridgnorth 

Ex. GWR steam;- 1501. 5164. 7714. 7812. SR steam;- 34045 (34027). LMS steam;- 42968. 43106. 47383. 48773. BR steam;- 75069. 80079. LNER steam;- 61994. Ex. BR diesel;- D1013. 1062. D3987. c/stk- (7511/M38740M). 12992. 24839/845/594/686. 27220. 35479. ADB975128 (34754). crane-runner ;- ADM1087/30+998520. 

Note;- the loco shed was only viewed from various vantage points.

West Midlands Safari Park (R.W.Giles & F.J.Neate) 06/06/04 

In use carrying a green livery;- 1ft 3inch, 278 s/o (SL 15/2/79). In use;- 400mm (SL 365.3.91) assumed.

Bristol Industrial Museum (R.W.Giles) 

Workings over the Wapping Wharf branchline as far as the Ashton 'swing bridge' and the tobacco warehouses have been suspended as bridge-strengthening work on road over-bridges on the Cumberland and Smeaton roads takes place.

Dartmoor Rail, Okehampton station (R.W.Giles & F.J.Neate) 10/07/04 

47 355 and 47 703 arrived on a Nenta excursion from Norwich during the early afternoon (also see Bristol Notes & News). 47 716 was in use in top n'tail formation with 73 134 on Meldon quarry shuttles with c/stk- 21224, 3312, 3374, 3125, 1691, (99622) assumed, S96300 (4wheel horse-box and generator van, also previously numbered DB975056). A former unidentified Fish or SPV is grounded on the station platform near the footbridge.

Plymouth Visits (R.W.Giles & F.J.Neate) 11/07/04

Plymouth Bitumen Depot, Cattewater. 

Rr 10199/44 (stored oou). Hc D1373/65.

Plym Valley Railway, Marsh Mills. 

Ex. BR steam;- 76079. Ex. BR diesel;- 13002 (D3002). 37 207. Ex.BR dmu;- (W51407). (W51365). industrial steam;- 2 Byfield (Wb 2655/42). (Fh3281) underframe, body removed. (Falmouth No.3) (Hl 3597/26). Albert (Ab 2248/48). industrial diesel;- Th/Vanguard 125v/63. trolly;- one Wkm dsm (?). c/stk- (25591). (W34945). (M86887/061203). (93927/061204). grounded coach body;- Victorian wooden bodied. crane;- Smith 23815. hand-crane;- DW603+runner. road/railers;- B445WPO (re-railing lorry). hydrex excavatror L810DHG (Liebhr) trailer 28 (with wagon trailer no. 27?). 

Notes;- 13002 with the two dmu coaches were providing passenger shuttles between Marsh Mills North station and World End. Track has been laid further towards Plymbridge, although not in use at the moment, but will give nearly a mile of running line once opened.

Tavistock Yard (view) 

c/stk- 94326/333/470/479/540. road/railers;- R136NAU. P256FAU (Amey). R417XRA. all were four wheel landrovers.

Bodmin & Wenford Railway (R.W.Giles & F.J.Neate). 13/07/04

Bodmin General In use;- Ex.GWR 5552 with c/stk- W17092. 4656. 1874. Ex. GWR steam;- 4612. Ex. SR steam;- 34007. Ex.BR diesel;- D3452. 08444. 20166/197. 33110. 37142. 50042. Ex.BR dmu;- M50980. M52054. Industrial steam;- Swiftsure (He2857/43) only assumed, at rear of the 'newer' loco shed. H.M dockyard 19 (Wb2962/50). Alfred (Wb 3058/53). (WB3121/57). Judy (Bg 2572/37). (Bg 2766/44). c/stk- W4484 St.Piren. W4789 St.Petroc. 4963. 10618. 16237. S34627. 80702. DB975033. SR van;- S1855S. crane+runner;- (DRT80169) + underframe (M31274M, assumed).

Fitzgerald Lighting Sdgs 

Industrial;- No.1 (Jf 4000001/45). c/stk- W18592. (94257/DB977355/061077). (94732/DB977204/061065), both CCTs assumed carrying a 'silver' livery.

Bodmin Parkway (View) 

Industrial;- No.3 ND53 (Rh443642/60). (Peter) (Jf 22928/40), sheeted over. c/stk- 1873. 18560, 35130, both assumed. (S392/061054). siphon g;- W1316 (?). coach underframe;- (34620/DB975289) assumed.

St.Blazey Depot, Par. 14/06/04 

Heritage pool (originally Old Oak Common based), 47306 The Sapper was still visible near the turntable with a now repaired cab window. The loco carries Railfreight Distribution colours and has remained here since an Open-Day several years ago.

Weymouth (R.W.Giles & F.J.Neate) 21/07/04 

Steam 73096 arrived with the 1Z96 08.23 Kensington Olympia-Weymouth 'Sunny South' excursion around 13.00 using coaching stock;- 35329, 5125, 5222, 5200, 1840, 5171, 13474, 9392, 5249, 1961, 5236. The loco and support coach (35329) were hauled to Yeovil junction for turning and servicing by Fragonset 33103 returning at 17.31 for the return 1Z97 17.55 departure to Clapham junction. The 33 remained attached to the rear of the train in case of problems over Bincombe bank.

 

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