NOTES AND NEWS

WEST COUNTRY AREA

Avonmouth

16/02 67 024 + 67 017 were paired on a 4B68 09.30 Avonmouth-Margam HTA cripple wagon trip, returning as light-engines, passing Pilning at 14.43. This is expected to be a new 'as required' duty for the 6V53/6M33 Wembley 'enterprise' freight locos during their lay over at Avonmouth.
18/02 An inward train of LPG tanks was noted passing Brentry from Furzebrook at 13.58, the hauling loco being unidentified. This service is still down to end during March.
Locos recorded on coal duty during the month have included 66076/150/164/168. 09003 remains as the area shunting pilot.

Bristol Parkway

03/02 GBRf 66701 hauled 6Z91 10.40 Shoeburyness-Newport docks scrap stock train formed with 312729 + 312795 and odd coaches 76074 + 76128 (driving ends from set 1713) and 71174 (from 312707) + 71179 (from 312712). Over at Westerleigh, the renumbered 60500 Rail Magazine was noted at 11.10 having arrived with 6B13 loaded fuel tanks from Robeston. Just a couple of MGR workings this evening, 66008 with a loaded train for Didcot and 66076 with empties for Avonmouth.
05/02 For the Wales v England Six Nations rugby international at the Millenium Stadium, a 1Z27 11.50 Paddington-Cardiff with 67016 and 1Z82 10.41 Victoria-Cardiff VSOE with 67014 were run. To provide extra units for the event Wessex Trains used their remaining Westbury based Class 31 operated set on Swindon-Southampton and Weymouth workings during the day.
06/02 This was the first Sunday for PW work over the Westerleigh-Glouceaster mainline, which was to take place on all the month's following Sundays requiring diversions via Newport and the Chepstow mainline. 60045 + 60049 were paired on a 6W19 11.10 Parkway-Westbury departmental working.
07/02 Same scenario as for 3/2, 66238 with a loaded service for Didcot and 66076, again, with the Avonmouth bound empties.
09/02 A further 6Z91 scrap stock working was headed by 66712 with units 312726 (NSE livery) + 312794 (First/GE) + 312793 (NSE), noted passing Pilning at 16.30.
12/02 47316 + 47828, the latter with covered nameplates, passed with Pathfinder Tour's 'Cotswold-Severn Caper' (1Z56 10.48 Wolverhampton-Bristol TM) formed with MkIII former Virgin coaches; 12129, 12124, 12070, 12052, 10235, 10231, 11029, 11033, 11066, 17173. These coaches are reported as down to be painted silver, to match the Cotswold loco livery during the future. (Also see Bristol TM Notes & News).
14/02 Again similar to 3/2, 66215 with the loaded train for Didcot and two rakes of empties for Avonmouth behind 66122 and 66160 respectively.
16/02 66712 was again used on a 6Z91 Shoeburyness-Newport docks scrap unit move, being recorded as 312725 + 312787 (with extra coach 62508 from 312726) + 312797 and noted at Pilning at 16.00.
17/02 Usual fare of two MGR services, 66222 with empties for Portbury and 66215 with empties for Avonmouth. An addition tonight was the NR HST utilising power cars 43013/154.
19/02 A 'Swansea Bay Express' to feature 6024 King Edward I throughout from Paddington-Swansea was cancelled.
21/02 Single MGR working this evening with 66224 on a loaded service from Portbury.
22/02 66701 was back on the 6Z91 10.40 Shoeburyness-Newport scrap unit train with sets 312783 + 312790 + 312791.
24/02 67020 worked a 1Z65 Euston-Cardiff Central 'EWS' special formed of mixed livery MkIIs through during the late morning, the train being returned the next day by the same loco. A rather grimy green-liveried 60081 was on the 6B33 Theale-Robeston fuel tank empties.
25/02 60013 was on the 6B33 Robeston fuel tank empties and trainload petroleum liveried 60054 was over at Westerleigh on tank duty.
27/02 Despite the Carling Football Cup Final at the Millennium Stadium involving Chelsea, no loco hauled trains were recorded from London for the event via Bristol although the First/GW services were looking well loaded.

Units noted during the month

143617
150221/232/238/239/242
153305/308/373/377
158782/867/869/870/961/965
220002/004/006/010/012/021/023/026/031/034
221105/107/110/111/112/113/119/128/130/132/133/136/139

Bristol Temple Meads and Barton Hill

01/02 Southbound stone train seen at 12.05 behind 59201.
02/02 DRS 37 029 ran 0Z44 04.33 Crewe-Taunton and 0Z45 10.15 return light-engine for driver route-learning. The return working was actually recorded as leaving Taunton late at 11.35.
04/02 Services were briefly delayed at Redland on the Severn Beach branch following the stabbing of a person in the vicinity. The track and railway embankment were checked by BT Police for evidence.
05/02 A further special for the Wales v England Six Nations rugby international was 1Z92 11.40 Waterloo-Cardiff Central 'Queen of Scots' noted passing Lochleaze top n'tailed by FM Rail owned 47816 and 47355. The train was returned, again via Bath, as 21.00 Cardiff-Victoria and featured the regular (some wooden bodied) vintage coaches.
07/02 57307 ran 0Z57 Oxley-Laira light-engine (via Westbury) noted passing Oldfield Park, Bath at 13.45. On the freight side, 66101 was on a 6W14 Exeter (Riverside)-Newport ADJ departmental and 60045 worked the Parc Slip-Westbury loaded coal service.
08/02 Shanks/Freightliner liveried 66522 was on the 6M37 15.35 (TThO) Moorswater-Hope sidings empty cement train. 57307 was reported as allocated a 5D57 15.00 Laira-Central Rivers Voyager set drag, but the move was caped.
12/02 An ex.works Cotswold-Rail 47828 was named Joe Strummer at a ceremony by his widow Lucinda Mellor at platform 4. Joe who lived and had a recording studio near Bridgwater, Somerset was the front man of the 70s punk rock band The Clash and sadly died in December 2002. The train departed at 14.14 in top'n tail formation with 47316 leading to Newport (for Wolverhampton) being noted passing Montpelier at 14.22. The 14.21 Severn Beach-Bristol TM local service (143611) was crossed at Clifton Down before the railtour proceeded onwards via Hallen Marsh and the Henbury freight-only line. It is believed that this was the first use of MkIII loco-hauled coaches over any part the Severn Beach line. Another tour, Pastime Rail's the 'Devonian' (Paddington-Plymouth via Westbury) involving steam 71000 Duke of Gloucester was cancelled and put back to May, this time now running via Bristol. On the freight side, 59202 worked the 6C80 Machen-Westbury loaded stone, leaving the loading terminal at 13.50.
14/02 Load-haul 60008 + 66198 were allocated 0A16 light-engines, Exeter-Newport Godfrey Road, but actually worked a 6W23 Exeter (Riverside)-Newport ADJ departmental double-headed. The 6B66 11.15 Westbury-Newport ADJ was noted passing through Days curve treble-headed with 66250 + 66187 + 66066.
17/02 The Freightliner Heavy-Haul MJA box wagons which arrived in Bristol from Bury St.Edmunds last month were put to use on a new stone flow; 6Z38 09.11 Kingsland Road-Jersey Marine (near Swansea), 6Z39 15.55 Jersey Marine-Kingsland Road, loaded stone and 6Z39 00.40 (Thur) Kingsland Road-Burngullow. 66601 was the loco in use on this diagram during the day with run-rounds needed in Temple Meads and Swansea Burrows sidings (both twice) to depart and gain access to both Kingsland road and Jersey Marine!. A site visit to Bristol East depot during the day found the land had been cleared and all sidings removed. Yorkshire based Grant-Rail are in charge of the ground and track work which will be three sidings for a new steel distribution terminal, the location will become known as Bristol Down sidings. Offices and warehousing are also expected to form part of the new facility. There had been rail sidings on both sides of the Bristol-Bath mainline here since the late 1880s, however the up side, which once had a small 'hump' yard, was removed in the late eighties and replaced by 'non-rail' factory industrial units. The East depot side, had been used for departmental train, track machine and wagon storage, but also from 1998-2001 was used on an irregular basis as a stone terminal for both Tarmac (Flax Bourton quarry with stone for Hayes) and Flexer Construction (for street cabling infill material from Meldon quarry).
18/02 67017/025 worked an Avonmouth-Wembley Yard freight service
19/02 Southbound stone train, today's loco was 66020 at 14.57.
21/02 West Coast Carnforth based green liviered 37261 worked 5Z58 14.42 Old Oak Common-Bristol TM ECS formed with two maroon TSO coaches 4915 + 4916. The train which stabled overnight in Temple Meads was reported as running over an hour late.
22/02 37261 continued westwards as 5Z59 09.25 Bristol TM-Paignton (leaving seven minutes early) and was seen passing Yatton at 09.34. The loco returned as 5Z60 13.16 Paignton-Tyseley running around 100 minutes early with a single coach, believed to be the 75014 steam loco support coach, now no longer needed as the loco does not have a current mainline certificate.
23/02 67020 worked the 1V82 09.25 Victoria-Bristol TM and is assumed to have handled the 1O92 16.04 return VSOE.
25/02 67006 was named Royal Sovereign by the Queen at Temple Meads. The Royal Train formed with locos 67005 and 67006 (in top n'tail formation) and coaching stock; 2921, 2903, 2904, 2923, 2917, 2915, 2920 arrived as 09.00 from Machen during the morning, having stabled on the South Wales branchline overnight. Conveying the Queen and Prince Phillip, who both visited a number of locations during the day around the city, before the name Royal Sovereign was unveiled at a ceremony in platform 4 by the Queen at 14.40. Amongst the guests was EWS Chief Executive Keith Heller who stated that this was the 155th EWS Royal Train working since the company took over it's operation in 1996. The train had worked 14.20 Barton Hill-Temple Meads ECS prior to the event, before running 14.46 to Slough (via Bath), noted passing Saltford at 14.58.
26/02 59204 departed Machen at 13.40 with loaded stone for Westbury, running the usual way via Day's curve. The loco was reported to have reached Machen light-engine, but this was unconfirmed. The Wessex Trains Class 31s were again back in action on Swindon-Westbury-Weymouth workings to release units for the Chelsea v Liverpool Carling Cup football final strengthening a number of workings to/from Cardiff for this event.
28/02 Possibly the most unusual railtour for 2005 was the 'Staite Pullman' which was run for the retiring Bernard Staite who had put 30 years service in on the railway, in particular dealing with the special trains and charter sector. Using VSOE Pullman stock the train initially ran 1Z15 07.40 Victoria-Paignton, with D1015 Western Champion as far as Taunton, where steam locos 7802 Bradley Manor + 6024 King Edward I took over, the pair having run locos and support coach to here from Barton Hill depot. The Western returned to Bristol as 0Z16 11.28 Taunton-Barton Hill light-engine (via the Weston-super-Mare loop en-route) ready to return the evening working onwards from Bristol. However all did not go to plan following turning on the Torbay Steam Railway at Churston there were problems with an air pipe on the King. The 1Z24 16.44 Paignton-Victoria left 90 minutes late, D1015 having to run light-engine (Yatton 19.25) from Barton Hill-Taunton to take the train and recover some time, directly back to London via Westbury instead of Bristol. The two steam locos returned to Barton Hill with support coach leaving Taunton at 20.35. Despite the late running, the trip was reported as a great success and 20,000 was raised for cancer research during the day.

Gloucestershire

12/02 47316 + 47828 double-headed Pathfinder Tours 'Cotswold-Severn Caper' (14.14 Bristol TM-Wolverhampton) from Newport via Severn Tunnel junction (noted passing at 16.22) and Gloucester (also see Bristol Notes & News).
15/02 What had previously been a Class 37 duty, 66027 and 66030 top n'tailed the 1Z14 Worcester-Cardiff Serco test-train, running over all four running lines between Newport and Severn Tunnel junction en-route. The train was reported in West Wales the following day with the same locos.
25/02 20313 + 20306 were noted at Berkeley junction at 13.20 with the nuclear flask train for Crewe.
26/02 A Vintage Train's 1Z53 08.04 Tyseley-Newport and 1Z54 13.18 return was worked by steam 6024 King Edward I. 37261 was used on part of the journey out of Tyseley during the morning and on the rear up the Lickey Bank on the return.
28/02 47854 and 57601 top n'tailed a 1Z77 Liverpool-Cardiff football extra (using West Coast coaching stock) for the Carling Cup final between Chelsea and Liverpool, passing Gloucester at 12.35 and Chepstow at 13.04.

Portbury Branchline

Coal services to Rugeley power station resumed over the line during the evening of the 15/02, 66232 being noted on the 6M04 09.20 departure ten days later.

Tytherington Quarry Branchline

Continuing last months report of the inward 'blending stone' details, the following were also recorded;-
01/02 59 201 03/02 59 203.
02/023 59 201 04/02 60 045.
Notes;- The trains ran as 7Z22 04.30 Westbury-Tytherington loaded stone (ex. Whatley quarry) and 6C38 11.51 Tytherington-Westbury empties. On 01/02 the empties departed just after 11.00 and on the following day the train left 115 minutes early! On 04/02 the service was formed with 14 loaded JUA box wagons, but only nine were used on the previous day!

SOUTH WALES AREA


Cardiff Central

03/02 175101 worked the 05:20 from Holyhead.
04/02 175103 was on the 05:20 from Holyhead.
05/02 For a Wales v England rugby match at the Millennium Stadium, 67015 hauled 1V75 09:54 from Shrewsbury and 67019/012 with 67011 d.o.r. worked 1Z70 11:55 from Hereford. 67014 operated 1Z82 10:41 Orient Express charter from London Victoria and 67016 did 1Z27 11:51 from Paddington.
11/02 150285 arrived at Canton, having been transferred from ScotRail.
16/02 150208 arrived at Canton from ScotRail, also 150245 from One (Anglia).
24/02 67025 hauled 1Z65 09:10 charter from Euston.
25/02 67025 returned on 1Z66 11:38 to Euston.
26/02 67015 hauled 1Z73 07:38 to Chester Northern Belle train with 67028 d.o.r.
27/02 For the Carling Cup final Liverpool v Chelsea at the Millennium Stadium, 67016 hauled 1Z67 09:06 from Crewe, 67028 worked 1Z75 08:10 from Liverpool with 67015 d.o.r., 67006 operated 1Z76 08:18 from Liverpool with 67005 d.o.r.

Canton (Viewed from Bridge)

13/02 08651/792/955/994. 09008. 37509.
27/02 As for 13/2/05 + 60078 eastbound on civils. 150260 on unit depot.
(All locos now stabled at east end of complex)

Newport

01/02 Locos noted included 60073/085 66056/140/168/248 and 175108 worked the 05:20 from Holyhead.
03/02 66701 hauled 312729/795/713 as 6Z91 10:40 Shoeburyness-Newport Docks.
04/02 Locos noted today included 09015. 60003/026/073/074. 66050/109/152/191/215/231.
05/02 Foe the Six Nations rugby game at Cardiff, 67015 was employed on the 09:54 1T75 Shrewsbury - Cardiff. 67016 was in charge of a Paddington - Cardiff special. 67014 was on a VSOE Victoria - Cardiff service. 67019 and 67012 headed a Hereford - Cardiff with 67011 on the rear of the train. Also noted during the day were 60004/061/100/500. 66042/056/131/150/168/202/215/231/247.
07/02 Locos noted today included 60001/005/073/076/080/096 66002/029/050/109/125/150/160.
09/02 66712 did 6Z91 with 312793/794/726 for scrapping.
11/02 Locos noted today included 09015. 60005/009/025. 66009/049/152/218/501.
12/02 59202 worked 6B80 07:30 Westbury-Machen and 6C80 15:10 return.
15/02 66027/031/034/040/049/050/030/132/140/152/162/173/191/193/231/248.
16/02 66712 operated 6Z91 with further 312 units fro scrapping.
18/02 At 23.05 60041. 66029. were noted.
22/02 66701 was on 6Z91 with 312783/790/791.
25/02 Locos noted today included 37425. 60004/009/085. 66041/136/246. The Royal Train was noted coming off the Machen branch at 09:00 with 67006 hauling and 67005 at the other end.
26/02 GWR 6024 King Edward 1 was noted in platform 1 on a 13:20 Newport-Tyseley railtour. 59204 worked a Westbury-Machen-Westbury stone train.

Units noted during the month
142073/075.
150230/246/262/263/282.
153318/353.
158782/792/820/821/822/823/824/825/829/830/834/844/847/859/861/867/871
158961/962.
170501/514.
180103/111/112.
220004/006.

LOCO AND UNIT NEWS

CLASS 37

01/02 37425 hauled 2V07 06:59 Rhymney-Radyr, 37411 2F05 07:19 Rhymney-Cardiff and 37408 2F06 07:40 Rhymney-Cardiff.
02/02 37411 did 2V07, 37408 2F05 and 37425 2F06.
03/02 37408 operated 2V07, 37425 2F05 and 37411 2F06.
04/02 37408 worked 2V07 and 2R46 17:48 Cardiff-Rhymney, 37411 2F05 and 2R42 17:11 Cardiff-Rhymney, 37425 2F06 and 37405 2R38 16:50 Cardiff-Rhymney.
05/02 37405/408/411 worked most of the Cardiff<>Rhymney Saturday services.
07/02 37411 did 2V07, 37408 2F05 & 2R38, 37405 2F06 & 2R46, 37425 2R42.
08/02 37425 worked 2V07 & 2R38, 37405 2F05 & 2R42, 37408 2F06 & 2R46
09/02 37405 hauled 2V07 & 2R38, 37408 2F05 & 2R42, 37425 2F06 & 2R46.
10/02 37425 operated 2R38, 37408 2R42 and 37405 2R46.
12/02 37408/411/425 worked the Rhymney Saturday services.
14/02 37405 was on 2R38, 37408 2R42 and 37411 2R46.
15/02 37408 did 2R38, 37411 2R42 and 37405 2R46.
16/02 37405 worked 2R38, 37408 2R42 and 37411 2R46.
18/02 37408 hauled 2V07, 37411 2F05 and 37405 2F06.
19/02 37405/408/411 worked the Saturday services on the Rhymney.
21/02 37408 operated 2V07, 37405 2F05 and 37411 2F06.
22/02 37411 was on 2V07, 37408 2F05 and 37405 2F06.
23/02 37405 did 2V07, 37408 2F05 and 37411 2F06.
24/02 37612/259 worked 6M67 Bridgewater-Crewe nuclear flasks. 37411 hauled 2V07, 37405 2F05 and 37408 2F06.
25/02 37408 did 2V07 & 2R46, 37405 2F05 & 2R38, 37411 2F06 & 2R42.
26/02 37405/408/411 did the Rhymney Saturday services.
28/02 37408 hauled 2V07, 37405 2F05 and 37411 2F06.

CLASS 47/57

05/02 For a Wales v England rugby match at the Millennium Stadium, 47853 hauled 1V76 08:48 Crewe-Cardiff and 47843 1V97 12:05 Crewe-Cardiff, both via Chester. 47832 with 47355 at the rear worked 1Z92 11:40 London Waterloo-Ninian Park charter.
12/02 47828 in Cotswold Rail silver livery was named Joe Strummer at Bristol Temple Meads after arriving on 1Z56 10:48 Wolverhampton-Newport railtour. 47316 was on the other end of the train. The stock comprised ex-VT Mk3s 17173, 11066/033/029, 10231/235, 12052/070/124/129.
27/02 For the Carling Cup final Liverpool v Chelsea at the Millennium Stadium, 47854 hauled 1Z77 08:34 Liverpool-Cardiff with 57601 d.o.r.

LOCAL FREIGHTLINER WORKINGS

4V50/4O51 Millbrook - Wentloog and return containers.
01/02 57012. 07/02 66575. 08/02 57004. 14/08 66501. 21/02 66501.
22/02 57002. 28/02 66534.
4V60/4M60 Calvert-Avon area empty and return loaded refuse containers.
01/02 66550.

LOCAL EWS WORKINGS

6M33 Avonmouth-Wembley.
06/02 66081. 11/02 66122. 16/02 67024+67017. 18/02 67024+67017.

Freight-Flow News

Stone Traffic
23/02 60074 was noted on a light-engine route learning trip over the Waterston branchline on this date, the line is to reopen for Yeoman stone movements by sea from Scotland to supplement Mendip stone stocks.

Scrap Traffic
24/02 20 ex iron ore wagons noted in East Usk yard are for use on a future Stockton flow.

Intermodal Traffic
25/02 EWS have restarted this traffic type from Southampton docks, with 66192 and 66221 being noted on separate trains on this date.
Timber Traffic
28/02 37427 hauling an MPV unit with loaded OBA wagons on the first Aberystwyth-Chirk service.

Coal Traffic
The 6C79 MFO 10.03 Parc Slip-Westbury cement works loaded coal and 6B79 15.12 return, was due to be replaced by a 7Z75 07.00 (FO) Daw Mill-Westbury coal service from 4th March. This new service will initially run as a trial working although HAA wagons will still be used.

The go ahead has been given for the Ffos-y-fran Reclamation scheme to the east of Merthyr Tydfil. The developers, Miller Argent, anticipate the recovery of some 10 million tons plus of opencast coal over a period of 12 - 15 years. All will be removed by rail from the (currently) disused Cwmbargoed loading point along the branch to Ystrad Mynach, thence down the Rhymney - Cardiff line. Previously, coal from this location was destined for Aberthaw Power Station on the Vale of Glamorgan line.
Currently, two trains a day travel from Tower Colliery north of
Aberdare to Aberthaw, but recently Tower, the last deep mine in
Wales has suffered greatly from geological difficulties, and it is estimated that it holds only some 5 years worth of workable reserves

Departmental Traffic
The GBRf 6Z91 10.40 (SX) Shoeburyness-Newport docks scrap unit working will become 6V91 from mid March through to at least 10/06/05. Local timings are; Didcot 14.30, Swindon 15.35, Bristol Parkway 16.13, Newport 17.15 and Newport docks (arrive) 17.32.

Direct Rail Services (DRS)
The company is holding a depot open day at Carlisle Kingmoor on Saturday 11/06/05.

Stock Alterations

Locomotives

Transfers
08528(TO)-BS, 20032/072/121/215(SD)/901/903/905/906(KM)-BH, 31459/468(NH)-DF,
33002*/008/023/053/057. 37068(KM)-BH, 37087/194(BH)-KM, 37334/344(KM)-BH, 37515(BH)-KM, 47841(WN)-FD.
WZGF: 56058. ACXX: 81002. 83012. 85101. Locos to BH - Pool HNRS

Stored
08905. 37174/203. 43086/159. 60007/019/043/055/075/079/089/090/092.
BH: 20032/072/121/132/215/901/903/905/906. BS: 08905. 37174/203. CD: 60019. DC: 08698. HG: 37109. IM: 60007/043/055/075/079/089/090. LH: 86258. MG: 37675/798. ML: 37427. OC: 56007/031/074. TE: 60056. TO: 37308/410/517/676/706. 60092/095. WA: 37712.
MoD Bicester: 43086/159. West Somerset Rly: 43094/198. Battlefield Line: 20105.

Traffic
60042 -IM, 73235 -BM, 92013/041 -CE.

Withdrawn
37144/223/262/384. 43019.

Disposals
Booth: 47207/258/339. 86636.
HNRL: 08634/707/829. 37133/359. 47095 @Carnforth, 47702 @TO.
R Hull: 47285/471/574.

South Devon Rly: 33002.

Diesel Multiple Units

Stored
222003, 004 @Litchurch Lane.

Transfers
150245(NC)/250/252(HA)/256(NL)/260(HA)/284(NL)/285(HA)-CF.
156402(TS)-NC.
158849/850(CF)-NL.

Disposals
Midland RC: 51188. Keighley & Worth: 51192. 51803. Cambrian Rly Trust: 51205. 54055.
Denbeigh & Mold Junc Rly: 51432/498. Elsecar Railway PG: 53106/164. G Central: 53266.
East Anglian RM: 54365. Bressingham SM: 54347. East Kent Rly: 205.001.
Lavender Line: 205.033.

Renumbered & Reformed
158966 (52864 + 57864 + 57865) 967 (52866 + 57866 + 52865)

New Stock
170456/457 -HA
222006 -HQ, 101 -HQ

Electric Multiple Units

Stored
2-BIL: 2090.
SS: 1303/18/19. 1889. SU: 1874. WD: 3415. 3518. Newhaven: 1704.

Withdrawn
312726/727/729/785/786/788/789/793/794/795/799 plus cars 71174/179.
(S): 1708/12/13/17/43/53. 1901. 1847/48. 3915. 8209. 8304/10/13. 9108.

Disposals
IMRFT: 1901. 3915
JT Land: 1708/12/17/43. 1847/48 plus car 70699(1406).
Sims.
Newport: 312726/727/729/785/786/788/789/793/794/795/799 plus cars: 71174/179.
(S): cars: 76074/128 (1713), 70631/640.
Beeston: Car: 70612.

Private Purchase: 1753 stored at Ellough Airfield, Beccles. Bramley Line: 8209. 8313. Great Central: 8304/10. 9108.

Renumbered
Car 62356 - 999606

New Stock
350107/111 -HQ. (350.105/108 ret'd to Germany - accident damage)
376028/029/030/031 -SG.
377446/447/448/449/450/451 -BI.
444037 -NT.
450086 -NT

Coaching & NPCC Stock

Stored
MG: 94312/314/324. 94404/407/537. OM: 94532. PC: 11017/055. 12047/049/090/095. 82121.
ML: 94150/180/198/222. 94304322/343. 94403/428/459/508/535. 95734.
Wembley: 11084/097. 12035/048/058/123/127/126. 82110.
Wilton: 10208/215/218/225/227/232/233/236/246/249/253/255/258. 17174.
Aberdeen: 94433. Crewe HL: 94340. Crewe SY: 94424/476/517/529.
Mossend: 94101/117/170/182/199/200/205/207/212/215/218/225/226/227/228. 94306. 94413/429,
94463/469/490/498/506/530/531/538/542/543/545/546/547/548. S Gifford: 94307/331.
Tavistock Junc: 94540. Tyne Yd: 94119/223. 94332. 94412/464/465/473/475/477/544.
WN Brent: 94114/193. WN Euro T: 94229. 94511/519. York NY: 94138.

Traffic
9419/28 -KM, 11289/318/418 -BN*(See renumbered), 12019 -PC, 82152 -NC. 94509 -Tyne, 94160/168/191/208/209/214. 94500 -ML

Withdrawn
4916. 10586/687/691/692. 17146. 40206. 41013/014. 42017/018/020/022. 44006. 92192. 93579.

Disposals
IMRFT: 17146.
Booth: 10586/687/691/692.
Private Purchases: 92192. 93579.

Renumbered
11222 - 11418, 11251- 11318, 12525 - 11289.

Pool Codes
PFTS Hull Trains Class 170 Turbostar
RDTS One Class 170 Turbostar
MBDL Private Operators Diesel Locomotives
08643. 20007/227. 25191, 25173(89223), 25904(89233), 25909(89259), 50008(89408), 40012(89412), 45108(89420), 45125(89423), 50027(89427), 40135(89435), 1041(89441), 45060(89460), 1062(89462), 47449(89466)
MBEL Private Operators Electric Locomotives
84001(89502)
MBSL Private Operators Steam locomotives
1466(98166), 46521(98221), 46441(98241), 46443(98243, 7715(98315), 75069(98469), 80080(98480), 44871(98571), 30777(98577), 3442(98648), 5596(98696), 58309(98709), 46229(98829)
MBCS Private Operators Coaching Stock
6900/01, 21268, 80225, 99887/966.


Industrial & Preservation

Steam Museum, Swindon.
17/02 First/GW unveiled their new livery on two coaches placed on show in the museum, to promote their bid for the area franchise due for tender later this year, and will run from April 2006. Both coaches 40423 and 42353 have been internally refurbished with modified dining and toilet facilities. The new livery carried is blue/mauve with off centre, swirl ended body side stripes in blue, pink and white.

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