NOTES AND NEWS

WEST COUNTRY AREA

Avonmouth

16/07 As reported in last month's Magazine, the final 6V29 20.30 Furzebrook-Hallen Marsh 4-wheel LPG tank train ran during the early hours with 66120 as unconfirmed hauling power. This brought to an end a once twice a Mon-Sat freight-flow which had seen periods of regular Class 47, 58, 60 and 66 haulage since it's introduction with the former traction type in November 1990.
19/07 66243 ran Eastleigh-Hallen Marsh light-engine to collect 6Z18 13.27 Avonmouth-Stoke (Marcrofts) LPG tanks for storage following their last working three days previous. The train departed 32 minutes early and was re-directed to Didcot (instead of going north via Charfield) for stabling due to there being no trainman and an Eastleigh based train crew unfamiliar with the Birmingham mainline from Westerleigh junction.
26/07 67015 + 67028 were used on an Avonmouth-Newport ADj 'cripple' HTA coal wagon trip in-between their lay-over from working the Wembley 'enterprise' freight.
Locos recorded on coal duty during the month included; 66012/025/026/119/159/227.
The area shunting pilot was swapped with grey liveried 09013 taking up duties in place of EWS red 09 003.

Bristol Parkway

28/05 Correction; to last months Magazine; SWTs 159014 on the 21.35 to Salisbury should have been listed under Bristol TM, Barton Hill and Kingsland road Notes & News and dated 29/05.
03/07 The Birmingham mainline from Westerleigh junction (via Charfield) was closed for Sunday engineering works until 04.30 (04/07). All traffic was diverted via Newport (reverse), Lydney and Gloucester to and from the North, this being the final Sunday of closures.
04/07 47150 + 57010 were noted passing Patchway station at 14.52 on the 4O51 10.08 Wentloog-Millbrook containers following the failure of the Class 57 at Wentloog. 47150 had run light-engine from Kingsland road to assist. A planned 6V91 10.40 Shoeburyness-Newport docks GBRf condemned EMU move was cancelled. Heading south at 18.30 were 20311/315 travelling light engines.
05/07 The diverted MoD liner noted at 21.35 powered by 66128.
06/07 GBRf 66708 passed and was noted in Pilning loop at 16.40 with 6V91, formed with emu sets 3434 +3520+3456. Earlier, 47150 had worked 5Z45 09.15 Ramsgate-Caerwent (40 minutes early) with further withdrawn EMU sets 3591+3499+3574. The GBRf train was at Pilning as 47150 passed light-engine heading for Kingsland road.
09/07 A Railway Touring Company trip from Paddington-Swansea and return, featuring steam 6024 King Edward 1 from and return to Newport was postponed until 08/10.
10/07 Virgin XC services were again diverted via the Severn Tunnel, Newport (reverse), Lydney and Gloucester due to Sunday engineering works, this again being the case on the 17/07.
11/07 60027 was over at Westerleigh, returning 6B47 oil empties to Robeston.
12/07 60052 was on the 6B33 Theale-Robeston empty fuel tankers.
13/07 The 5Z45 09.15 Ramsgate-Caerwent headed by 47150, with EMU sets 3485+3483+3475, booked via Parkway, was diverted through Box, Bath and Day's curve due to a points failure in the Swindon area.
15/07 Two sightings to report, 66006 at 18.30 with a car train from Portbury, and heading towards Barton Hill at 21.50, 66143 light engine.
18/07 66570 worked the overnight 4V30 13.45 Felixstowe-Cardiff Wentloog containers. Two eastbound workings recorded this evening, both originating from South Wales, firstly 66526 with a train of concrete sleepers followed by 66561 with a stone train.
19/07 60065 was on a 6Z26 17.21 Didcot-Margam working and 66561 worked 6Z55 08.38 Dagenham-Moreton-on-Lugg and 6Z56 19.51 return loaded stone. Mainline blue 60044 was over at Westerleigh on fuel tank duty. A fatality near Wantage Road saw diversions and late running with Corus silver 60033 passing late around 18.45 on 6B33 Theale-Robeston fuel tank empties. Some evening Virgin XC services were noted diverted via the Severn Tunnel, Newport and Lydney, the reason being unknown.
20/07 Royal 67005 worked 5Z23 08.42 Stewarts Lane-Caerwent withdrawn EMU sets formed 1863 (in Connex livery) +1861+1862 (both SR 'Govia' green), the working passing Patchway slightly early at 12.14. 66169 was over at Westerleigh having arrived on the 6V04 loaded fuel tanks from Port Clarence.
21/07 The First/GW 15.30 Swansea-Paddington HST was held around 17.00 and the 150 passengers evacuated when a suspect package was found on board. BT police were in attendance and a man was arrested. Silver 60033 was again on the 6B33 Theale-Robeston fuel tanks and 60044 was at Westerleigh, leaving on 6B47 oil empties to Robeston. Evening freight saw empty MGR to Avonmouth hauled by 66084 and 66006.
22/07 60033 powered the 6B13 Robeston-Westerleigh fuel tankers and the 6B33 Theale tanks was in the hands of 60001.
23/07 The Severn Tunnel junction-Gloucester mainline was closed and services diverted, this included the 6V97 (Sat) Beeston-Cardiff Tidal loaded scrap metal passing around 16.50 behind 66113. The line was closed again the next day, and it was assumed the Round Oak steel was also diverted this way on the freight side now the Lackenby services had ended.
28/07 Seen this evening were 66175 with empty MGR to Avonmouth and an appearance by the NRHST, power cars being 43067/154.
29/07 66713 headed a further 6V91 Shoeburyness-Newport docks train of EMU stock formed with 3473+3423+3581. 66511 was on a 6Y36 Reading-Margam engineers and the NMT yellow HST set worked 1B00 11.57 Swindon-Swansea and 1Z14 14.20 Swansea-Derby.
31/07 66120 seen at 21.10 with a southbound ballast train.

Bristol Temple Meads and Barton Hill

01/07 47851 and 31602 top n'tailed 1Z63 09.25 Saltburn-by-the-Sea-St.Austell charter for a concert held in the Eden project dome. The special train was noted passing Worle junction around an hour early at 15.56 although the arrival in Cornwall was to time due to a lay over at Plymouth, the ecs then running 5Z03 21.10 St.Austell-Plymouth (not Penzance as originally booked). The coaching stock was not recorded but was from the West Coast Company at Carnforth and included former Pullman vehicles.
02/07 A Royal pairing was used on Pathfinder's 'Cumbrian Mountain Express' (05.35 Bristol TM-Carlisle) with 67005 + 67006, for a trip behind steam 46201 Princess Elizabeth over the S & C. Today's Summer SaturdayHST diagrams were covered with the following power cars;- 1C02 07.35 Bristol TM-Paignton/1E33 10.32 Paignton-Newcastle, 43116/120. 1V49 09.41 Newcastle-Newquay/2C75 19.15 Newquay-Plymouth, 43070/196 (the latter power car was reported to have replaced a failed 43080). 1V29 07.23 Manchester-Newquay/1M28 15.22 Newquay-Manchester, 43059/060. The 2C64 06.51 Plymouth- Newquay/1E34 09.40 Newquay-Newcastle was believed to have been covered by a Voyager set.
03/07 Royal 67005 was noted in Temple Meads during the day with the previous day's Pathfinder tours ECS ready to be returned to Old Oak Common.
04/07 47851 and 31602 top n'tailed the return 1Z31 09.48 St.Austell-Saltburn-by-the-Sea excursion from 01/07, passing Yatton at 12.52. Later 20311 + 20313 ran west light as 0Z20 12.00 Crewe-Plymouth driver route learner (booked to return on 05/07). 37416 was unusual power for the 7C42 17.35 Newport ADJ-Westbury engineers, the loco being needed for a 6W19 Westbury-Eggesford (on the Barnstaple branch line) overnight ballast.
05/07 The two DRS Class 20s returned north as 0Z20 10.00 Plymouth-Crewe passing through the area around 13.00. 67030 was on a 5Z27 13.05 Crewe-Bath Northern Belle ECS working and 67019 was noted at Filton Abbeywood at 15.52 with a 5Z71 10.50 Bournemouth-Lydney stock move formed with emu sets 1392+1499 heading for preservation on the Dean Forest Railway. Also seen at Filton was Anglian liveried, but unbranded 150245 on an unidentified service heading towards Temple Meads at 15.20.
06/07 An HST power car move 0Z30 08.10 St.Phillips Marsh-Cardiff Central and 0Z31 10.34 return was for the naming of 43004 First for the Future/First ar gyler y dyfodol (on alternate sides) by First/GW managing director Alison Forster and TV weather presenter Sian Lloyd. Also during the day 66109 + 37416 were paired on 7B66 10.45 Westbury-Newport ADJ engineers (formed of empty flats) noted passing Bath at 11.50 and steam 5029 Nunney Castle worked 10.00 loco and support coach from Bishop's Lydeard -Barton Hill depot following a spell on the West Somerset Railway. 37416 had arrived at Westbury on 6W53 05.10 from Eggesford, this train being originally booked to run via Bristol, but had actually gone direct via Castle Cary.
07/07 On the day of the terrorist attacks in London, Swindon station was closed following the discovery of a suspect package on a train which was reported to have been dealt with by the army.
09/07 67014 worked an 05.31 Chester-Par 'Edenex' whilst the day's HST diagrams were as follows;- 1C02/1E33 43107/108. 1V49/2C75 43157/193. 2C64/1E34 43070/196. 1V29/1M28 Voyager set. Noted today on Barton Hill was 5029 with support coach 35461 & 6024 with support coach 35333, over on Kingsland Rd was 47150 & 66527.
11/07 Wessex Trains removed their station car parking charges, introduced earlier this year at Worle and reduced it at Yatton, Yate and Keynsham to 1.00 daily or 4.00 a week following public pressure.
12/07 66020 was on the 6B66 Westbury-Newport ADJ departmental via Day's curve and also routed this way during the day was a First/GW route learning trip from Old Oak Common-Old Oak Common via Badminton, Parkway and Bath using 57605 and MkII stock.
13/07 66148 was on the Bristol East depot steel and 20313 + 37218 were paired on the Crewe-Bridgwater nuclear flask service. An MPV worked 6Z84 19.15 Barton Hill depot-St.Blazey (via Weston-super-Mare) on weed killing duty.
14/07 DRS 37608 + 37602 top n'tail a 4Z10 20.45 Swindon-St.Phillips Marsh Serco test train via Gloucester and Newport. FLHH 47 150 was busy during the day running; 5Z47 08.36 St.Phillips Marsh-Bishop's Lydeard with barrier vans 6330 + 6348, then an HST stock transfer to Laira with 44074, 42223, 40422, 41162, 41114, 42233, 42095, 42231 (5Z48 11.31 Norton Fitzwarren-Laira) returning with 42305, 42302, 42304, 42303, 44068 all for store on the West Somerset Railway. AnHST power car swap move during the day was 0Z77 10.00 Derby-Laira with 43059 + 43087 and return 0Z43 18.00 Laira-Neville Hill formed 43087 + 43157.
15/07 Problems with the heat and high temperatures saw a rail buckle near North Somerset junction at 07.40 and single line working introduced. There were also diversions for some services via Bristol Parkway.
16/07 37406 ran 0Z37 11.40 Barton Hill-Cardiff light-engine to take up Valley Lines duties following a loco failure. The Class 37 was expected to return the previous day's railtour ECS as 5Z38 17.47 Temple Meads-Old Oak Common via Bath.
16/07 Another Railtour Company trip was cancelled with the failure of the booked steam loco 5029 Nunney Castle. The outing was to have been 1Z27 09.47 Bristol TM-Plymouth and return. A railtour which did however operate was Pastime Rails 'Cambrian Express' (1Z37 05.08 Temple Meads-Pwllheli) headed by 37416 + 37406 with maroon coaching stock; 3131, 3132, 3110, 1671, 3100, 3144, 5008, 4996, 21245. The latter loco returned the tour in the evening solo, 37416 having been removed on the outer trip at Machynlleth, due to only a single loco and nine coaches being allowed over the Barmouth bridge. This was the first of two paired Class 37 excursions over the Cambrian from Temple Meads during the month. The Summer Saturday HST diagrams noted during the day were;- 1C02/1E33 43038/113. 1V29/1M28 43059/060. The other two workings were believed covered by Voyager sets.
18/07 Southbound departmental service noted at 17.45 behind 66201. The DRS Class 37 top n'tailed Serco test train was seen stabled on the down through line between platforms 11 and 13 at 15.15.
19/07 66712 with a further 6V91 10.40 Shoeburyness-Newport dock condemned stock working was diverted via the Berks & Hants, Hawkridge, Trowbridge, Bath and Day's curve due to a fatality in the Wantage Road area (also see Bristol Parkway Notes & News). The train's formation was set 3508, with odd coaches reported as 62403, 71083 (1882), 62412, 71082 (1889), 62413, 71093 (1890), 71082 (1881), 71091 (1888). The DRS Class 37 top n'tail serco ran 4Z08 00.04 St.Phillips Marsh-Gloucester via Taunton (with a booked passing times for Worle junction being 00.51 and 03.03).
20/07 66011 seen at 23.10 with a southbound coal train. Steam 71000 Duke of Gloucester worked the 'Cathederal Express' (in place of 34027 Taw Valley) as 08.53 Victoria-Bristol TM and 16.43 return and 67028 was on a 1Z51 06.00 Birmingham International-Penzance 'Edenex'. 60001 worked 6B66 10.45 Westbury-Newport ADJ departmental via Day's curve and was noted at Patchway at 12.21, the balancing return 6C42 was however in the hands of 66176. 66527 passed Saltford at 16.44 on the Avon area refuse containers from Calvert for Barrow Road.
21/07 43135 + barrier van 6348 formed a 5Z74 07.00 Laira-St.Phillips Marsh stock move ready to be named the following day.
22/07 A ceremony held at platform 4 saw First/GWHST power car 43135 named Quaker Enterprise in recognition of the organisations association with the early development of the UK's railways. Around 120 people were present for the ceremony including members of the Clark and Sturge families, who both played an important part in the movement's development in the Bristol area. Quakers were denied access to universities and certain professions, so they worked in other occupations such as trade, industry and commerce and contributions to coal, iron and banking influenced railway development. Kathleen McLaren, aged 100 and Rebekah Sturge, aged nine, both members of the Sturge family jointly unveiled the power car nameplate, in the presence of Elsa Dicks, the Chief Quaker executive, Alison Forster, First/GW managing director, Councillor Royston Griffey, the Deputy Lord Mayor of Bristol and Chris Heaps, traffic commissioner.
23/07 Wessex Trains started using four Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) throughout the south-west region, to support normal BT Police in monitoring anti-social behaviour on trains and at stations. The day's HST diagrams were covered as follows;- 1C02/1E33 43119/120. 1V49/2C75 43087/193. 2C64/1E34 43070/196. 1V29/1M28 43060/080. Also recorded during the day was 59203 on the Westbury-Machen stone trip and a strange sight boarding the 07.44 Westbury-Cheltenham Wessex Trains service was a large number of passengers in medieval clothing heading for Cam & Dursley station, and an event at Berkeley Castle!
24/07 A view of Barton Hill depot during the early evening found the following;- 66175. 67015/028. steam locos; 5029 Nunney Castle. 6024 King Edward I. Mpv; DB98909+DB98959. Fertis loco foe export; 56 051 (unconfirmed). stored locos; 37 077/(377)/379/696. c/stock; 94190. steam loco support coaches; 35333/461.
26/07 Bescot-St Blazey ECC service with 66141 seen at 23.25.
27/07 Northbound coal service from Portbury seen at 06.25 behind 66065.
29/07 Passing the entrance to Barton Hill depot at around 09.40, two large cranes were noted and nearest the gate was a Voyager. It was advised later that the driving car had been detached and was being "padded" prior to lifting. No idea why or what happened next.
30/07 Two railtours with early Temple Meads departure times were; Pastime Rails 1Z40 05.00 to Edinburgh behind 67030 (the return being 1Z95 17.07 Edinburgh-Bristol TM) with c/stock; 3124, 3127, 1671, 3132, 3144, 3110, 1832, 5007, 4986, 5007, 4986, 4925, 17015 and the second Cambrian coast tour this time for Pathfinder Tours (in fact a rerun following problems with a June outing from the Midlands that ended up in Blackpool!) with 37427 + 37401. The train running as 1Z37 05.08 Temple Meads-Pwllheli (and return 1Z38 16.30 ex. Pwllheli) was formed with the permitted nine coaches (for the Barmouth bridge) using 21272, 3122, 3140, 3112, 3107, 1863, 5009, 5040, 5365. Various rumours were circulating which second Class 37 was to be used, 37401 being sent down from Scotland in the end! 37402 had apparently been in the frame having been seen running in the Bescot depot area a few days previous, following fitters attention, but this loco was deemed unsuitable and was expected to go to Toton to donate its bogies. As on the first tour, 37 427 was this time removed at Machynlleth, but both were believed to have returned the tour back to Bristol. Later in the day, 67015 arrived on 5Z15 15.45 Old Oak Common-Barton Hill ECS (via Bath) for use on the forthcoming Pastime Rail 2005 'Torbay Express' steam hauled specials. HST power cars in use on the Summer Saturday diagrams during the day were as follows;- 1C02/1E33 43118/167. 1V49/2C75 43070/196. 2C64/1E34 43087/193. 1V29/1M28 43049/073.
31/07 The first of Pastime Rails 'Torbay Express' trips (1Z27 09.25 Bristol TM-Kingswear and 1Z28 16.50 return) was worked by steam 6024 King Edward 1, the return being reported in trouble near Teignmouth around 18.00 with coaching stock brake problems. 57603 was used to haul the train back to Newton Abbot and a rescue Class 66 loco was despatched from Barton Hill depot, the train not leaving the West Country until very late at 21.20! Back in Bristol, during the afternoon, FLHH 47 197 was unusually used to haul Voyager set 220011 as 13.00 Barton Hill-Central Rivers depot.

Gloucestershire

05/07 47712 + 37604 running as 0Z37 11.25 North Pole-Derby RCD was reported in trouble near Kemble, the locos eventually reaching Gloucester yard where the working was terminated, awaiting an assisting loco.
06/07 31128 collected 47712 + 37604 departing as 0Z37 12.30 Gloucester yard-Derby. The Class 37 was due for overhaul by FM Rail in Derby. The 6E30 Margam-Hartlepool steel coils was noted with 37416 'dit' during the evening, thought to be for railtour duty.
07/07 60044 worked 6V07 13.21 Round Oak-Llanwern, 60100 working this train the following day.
08/07 66054 was on the 6V70 Cliffe Vale-Newport ADJ freight passing Purton at 16.44.
09/07 60066 was on the 6V36 09.30(sat) Lackenby-Llanwern steel service.
12/07 The 6V92 Corby-Margam steel service was allocated 60 094, but cancelled, 66 231 was on the 6V70 and 66 129 was seen passing Gloucester yard at 19.03 on 6X52 Portbury dock-Washwood Heath loaded cars.
14/07 66084 was on a 22 wagon, 6X36 Didcot-Ashchurch MoD working, passing Standish Junction at 09.06 and later load-haul liveried 60059 worked 6E41 10.22 Westerleigh-Humber fuel tank empties, passing near Cheltenham at 11.20.
16/07 67014 was on a Victoria-Worcester Shrub Hill VSOE working (via Kemble) being noted passing Cheltenham at 12.35.
18/07 60044 was on 6V92 Corby-Margam steel coils, 60065 working this train the following day.
21/07 60049 was on 6E41 Westerleigh-Humber fuel tank empties.
26/07 67004 and 67012 worked 1Z52 06.26 Gloucester-Newcastle.
28/07 Cotswold Rail's 47200 and 47828 worked 6Z47 13.00 Doncaster-Gloucester empty JXA scrap wagons via the East Coast mainline and Kemble. Whether they were for the expected new Sharpness scrap metal-flow remained unknown.

SOUTH WALES AREA

Barry

09/07 LNER Saddle tank 8809 + Class 108 DTC 54279 + Mk1 TSO 4300 + Mk1 BSO 9010 was in service on Barry Island Railway services.
13/07 The Royal train headed by 67005 + 67006 ran over the Vale of Glamorgan line.

Cardiff Tidal & Steelworks

24/07 09001. 31/07 08714.

Cardiff Canton

26038 was present at Canton on 22/07 after being moved from Cathays, 08499 was also present.

Newport

02/07 A fire occurred in Newport Signal box during the morning bringing all services to a complete halt. Buses were brought in to ferry passengers to Cardiff and Temple Meads.
06/07 Two scrap trains ran today, 66708 with 3434 + 3520 + 3467 as 6V91 10:40 Shoeburyness to Newport Docks and 47150 with 3591 + 3499 + 3574 5Z45 09:15 Ramsgate-Caerwent.
08/07 66550 passed through on a Network Rail engineer's train, 66514 passed through later on the 4V08 Crewe - Wentlooge.
13/07 Today's scrap train was from Ramsgate to Caerwent running as 5Z45 behind 47150, the consist was 76940 71154 62445 76939 76551 70962 62270 76552 76938 71153 62450 76937. 47150 had run light engine from Kingsland Road.
19/07 66717 hauled 76643 62273 70998 71082 71091 62403 71083 62413 71093 62412 71092 76644 as 6V91 Shoeburyness - Newport Docks.
20/07 The scrap train today was hauled from Stewarts Lane - Caerwent as 5Z23.
29/07 The scrap train from Shoeburyness - Newport Docks as 6V91 hauled by 66716, the consist was 76502 62245 70937 76339, 76451 70912 62222 76452, 76366 62198 70888 76365.

LOCO AND UNIT NEWS

CLASS 37

04/07 37411 ran light as 0Z96 Godfrey Road - Washwood Heath heading for Toton and 37426 was on 7C42 ADJ - Westbury. 37405/408/416/425 worked on the Rhumney services with 37408 replacing 37416.
05/07 37405/408/425 were on the Rhymney's today.

STOCK ALTERATIONS

Locomotives

Transfers
08405(TD)-OC, 08587(TO)-(TE)-TO, 08784(TE)-(TO)-TE, 43070(NL)-(EC)-NL, 43080(NL)-EC,
43196*(EC)-NL, 47200/714(NC)/810(WN)/813(NC)-MM, 47826/851(WN)-CS, 73109(BM)/201(SL)-WD, 87012/019(WB)-WN.
Fertis: 56031/032/049/051/058/065/091/095. 58010/011/016/021.

Stored
08721/927/941/918. 09007. 20307/310. 60002/003/004/010/014/021/023/024/025/026/027/030/032,
60034/040/041/042/048/050/054/058/060/066/068/072/076/077/083/088/091/093/096/500. 66047. 87001/002/004/006/010/028/032. 92005/017/037.
BK: 56071/094. BQ: 20901. CE: 92005/037. DC: 60027/083. DR: 08685.
HM: 37410/517/676/685/706/717. 56033/048/079/099/134. LO: 08721. ML: 08927. IM: 09020. 60004/021/024/032/034/041/042/068/088/093. MG: 08941. 60025/066/500. OC: 08775/783/844/918. OY: 87006/022/028/029/030. SD: 20307/310. SU: 09025. TD: 92017.
TO: 60002/003/010/023/026/035/040/048/050/060/076/090/091. 66047. WA: 60072. TE: 08909. 60014/030/054/058/077/096. WB: 87001/002/004/010/031. ZH: 87032. Goole: 09007.

Traffic
08689 -MG, 08698 -ML, 08786 -TD, 08907 -BS, 09106 -TO, 43004/009 -PM, 43087 -NL, 43196 -EC*, 73005/906 -HQ, 73235 -WD, 90019/038. 92024/026/034 -CE.

Disposals:
Booths: 37040/068/071/074/162/178/185/298/334/344/370/376/686/697. 47146/217/241/328/536/566/576/624/725/762. 56004/036/121/132
HNRC: 08492/813/825/827. 37010/131/170/672/680/704. 47764/768/779. 56029/034
Ron Hull: 08529/758/882/893/901/914/931. 86227
TJ Thomson: 47474/519
JT Land: 87024
Sims (Beeston): 43019
RT Rail: 08815. Wyvern Rail: 31514. Private: 37152/711/715. 47765.
MoD Ashchurch: 86101.

Diesel Multiple Units

Transfers
150120/123/127-131(BY)-WN, 228(NL)-NH, 231/235/237(NC)-TS, 268-277(NL)-NH
156407/416(TS)-NC, 498(NL)-NH
158752-759(NH)-NL, 783(HT)/850(NL)/858(TS)-CF
170393-396(ZI)-HA

Stored
10154056 -SS

Traffic
171727-729 -SU
222007 -CZ, 101-104 -XW (Bombardier Wakefield)

Disposals
JT Landscapes: Car 60674.
Pontypool & Blaenavon: 205.018 Lavender Line: Car 60822

Formations
168005 (58255 + 58655 + 58155), 106 (58256 + 58455 + 58156)
168107 (58257 + 58757 + 58157), 215 (58257 + 58757 + 58157)
168216 (58266 + 58457 + 58166), 217 (58267 + 58456 + 58167)
221141 (60391 + 60791 + 60991 + 60976 + 60491)
221143 (60393 + 60793 + 60993 + 60876 + 60493)

Electric Multiple Units

Transfers
313101-117/119-123/134 (BY)-WN
377401/402/404-406/408/409/414/417/419-425/428/431-443(BI)-SU

Stored
SL: 1859/61/62/63. 3485. SS: 1304. 1881/90. 3536.
Disposals
JT Land: 1309/12/16. 1831/58/65/67/68/69. 3424/46/47/72/75/79/83/84/94/99. 3523/24/31/72/73/74/77/83/85/89/91.
IMRFT: 1395/96/97/98. 3811. 3902/08. Car: 61321(x1512).
Sims(Npt): 1303/15/18/19/20. 1804/32/55. 3401/03/34/67/82/88. 3516/20/76.
S Wheeler: 1857.
Dean Forest: 1392. 1499.
West Bay, Dorset: Cars: 70292. 70531.

Renumbered
465201-901, 202-902, 203-903, 206-906, 208-908, 217-917, 221-921
465223-923, 224-924, 231-931, 232-932

Formations
455801 (77627 + 62709 + 71655 + 77580)
455819 (77615 + 62727 + 71637 + 77616)
455825 (77579 + 62733 + 71661 + 77628)

New Stock
350101/102/107/110/111/112/114/115/117/119/122/127 -BY
377140/142/144/148/454/457/458/459/460/461/462/463/464/465/466/467/468
377469/470/471 -BI
444001/045 -NT
450109 -NT

Coaching & NPCC Stock

Transfers
1679/80/96/98. 1832 -OM, 1861 -FW, 2834. 3097. 3114/19/20/21/23/24/41/46/47/49. 4925 -OM 4951/58 -FW, 4986. 5007/23/27/37/42. 5631/32/57 -OM, 5911/61. 6024/38. 6176/77,
9529/31 -CP, 12045/085 -PC, 14007 -FW, 17015 -OM, 21266 -FW, 21269 -OM, 40805/809 -EC, 80220 -FW.

Stored
CD: 92400. 93446/930. EC: 40804. 41161. LA: 40422. 41086/114/160/162. 42095/231/232,234. 44074. LT: 10218/225/232/233/246/253. 11018/055/058. 82103/140/143/150.
ML: 94147/175/225/226. 94431/453/498/506/515/539/543/544/547. MM: 12077. 17174. NC: 6815. OM: 1679/80. 2833/34. 3255/69/92. 3318. 6036. 6139/52. 6311. 6720. 9494. 10217/219. 11019/028/030/046/054/089. PC: 11026. 12010/066/096. 82107.
SS: 977.977/978/979 (960.201) TO: 3368/99. 3400. 5922/24. 6110. WB: 11024. 94500/509/511. ZD: 11069/081/082/085/090/094/098/099/100. 12013/015/027/056/057/059/111/114/115/143,170/171. ZN: 1209.
Crewe HS: 92314/936. 975.051. 977.449. Stoke Gifford: 94209. 94449/455. Tyne Yd: 94519. WSR: 42302/303/304/305. 44068.
Wilton: 10208/215/236/249/255. 11011/020.

Traffic
1210 -IS, 3356. 3426 -CP, 4999. 5002 -OM, 41095/096/161*/185 -EC, 41189. 42084/085 -NL, 42115/178/306/307/308 -EC, 42309 -NL, 42326/330/336/338. 44042 -EC, 44060/062/069 -NL, 44075 -EC, 94203 -ML.

Disposals
JT Land: 5780. 5800/31/36. 5973. 6155. 6347. 6800/04/16/25. 977.708/796
HNRC: 84387. 92410/412/413/872. 95128/129 @CD.
Sims(Notts): 40206. 41013/014. 42017/018/020/022. 44006.
Sims(Npt): 9483/86.
Caledonian: 10222. Dartmoor: 3345/54/87. 3402/11/25. 5920. 6002. 6181. SRPS: 3150
Harvington Station: 10557

Renumbered
11206 - 11326, 11220 - 11421, 11230 - 11423, 11231 - 11325, 11234 - 11425, 11235 - 11323, 11239 - 11424, 11252 - 11426, 11253 - 11324, 12451 - 11292, 12529 - 11294, 12536 - 11293. 40619 - 977995(ZA)

EuroTunnel

Renumbered
9010 - 9810

Pool Codes
ACAC AC Locomotive Group AC Locomotives
86401
DFHG Freightliner Class 66 Heavy Haul (Modified)
66544/545/559/560/561/563/565/581. 66607/613/614/619/620/621/622.
DFIM Freightliner Class 66 Intermodal (Modified)
66572/573/575
DFNR Freightliner Class 66 Heavy Haul (Network Rail) (Modified)
66539/547
HGBZ Central Trains Class 350 BY
HWYD South West Trains Class 73 WD
73109/201/235
RCCR EWS Coaching Stock for Refurbishment at TO
3292. 3318. 6036. 6139/52. 6720. 9494

LOCAL FREIGHTLINER WORKINGS

4V60/4M60 Calvert - Avon Binliner
01/07 66527. 18/07 66550. 20/07 66527.
4051 Southampton - Wentlooge.
04/07 66538. 05/07 57010 + 47150. 06/07 57008. 07/07 57001. 08/07 57004.
15/07 57003. 18/07 66579. 19/07 66578. 20/07 57011. 21/07 57011.
22/07 57008. 25/07 66538. 26/07 57011. 28/07 66578. 29/07 57005.

LOCAL EWS WORKINGS

6M33 16.22 (sx) Avonmouth-Wembley 'enterprise'
05/07 67016. 06/07 67020. 12/07 67025. 13/07 67025. 14/07 67025.
15/07 67015 + 67017. 18/07 67030+56094 'dit'. 26/07 67015+67028.
29/07 67015+67028.
6B25 Robeston - Westerliegh
04/07 60074. 05/07 60074. 08/07 60094. 11/07 60027. 12/07 60027.
14/07 60082. 15/07 60082. 19/07 60044. 21/07 60033. 26/07 60001.
29/07 60061. 29/07 66044.
6C01/6C02 ADJ - Bristol East "Girders"
05/07 66124. 07/07 66211. 08/07 66172. 18/07 66209. 19/07 66044.

PRESERVATION & INDUSTRIAL MATTERS

Road Movements
13/05 steam 30587. M5 northbound junction 28 Cullompton at 11.30.
03/06 emu coach S64770 (465 012). M5 southbound junction 2 at 19.00.
08/06HST power car 43064. M5 northbound, near Clevedon.
10/06 73 133. M5 westbouund near Stroud at 09.35, destined for Barry.
06/07 86 101. M6 westbound heading for MoD Ashchurch for store.
12/07 09 003 M4 westbound near Bridgend at 18.21. This EWS loco had been out-based at Avonmouth.

Conaco (ESSO) Bitumen, Cattedown terminal, Plymouth (01/07/05) R.W.Giles/F.J.Neate.
At 05.45, EWS 08 405 was noted in the terminal and departed with the 8C08 06.35 empty bitumen tank trip for Tavistock yard. Alongside was serviceable HC D1373/65 and stored S 10199/65 was noted nearby.

MoD Ernsettle Depot, Plymouth (03/07/05) R.W.Giles/F.J.Neate
What appeared to be MoD 01520, in purple/white livery was visible stabled light-engine in the far distance outside the under ground bunkers, from the Tamar road bridge.

Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Railway, Toddington (02/07/05)
Long term restoration project 26043 was started up for the first time in 10 years.

Avon Valley Railway, Bitton. R.W.Giles
23/07 GWR 2-8-0 4247 arrived for 'running in' turns on the line, whilst en-route from the Glous/Warwicks Railway to the Bodmin and Wenford line, having received attention at the GWR Flour Mill workshops, near Bream in the Forest of Dean. This was the biggest visiting loco on the line since the appearance of standard tank 80078 from the Swanage Railway at the end of 1999.

East Somerset Railway, Cranmore. (06/07/05) R.W.Giles/F.J.Neate
In use;- Steam 30075 (Brod 669/60) with C/stock; 35207+13227+4962.
'Old' Bitumen sidings; ex. BR diesel; 47365. Stored C/stock; 10578/656. 17121/163. 43289. 34665.
Demu coach; (60616) from set 207017, a recent arrival in all over green (undercoat?), for full overhaul, from the Spa Valley Railway. Emu coaches; (69313)/334 (both stripped and for scrapping). Internal user coach; 083636 (34994/99200). Internal user wagon; 060921. Grounded CCT bodies; 041842/843. Wickham trollies; (TR7) A33M (8503/60). 3 ft-gauge (?); 4810/48.
'Cripple' siding; C/stock; 1000. 4902. 35204 (Santa's grotto coach). 81156 (bar coach).
Loco Workshops/stabling area; Ex. GWR; 5637. Ex. SR; 32110. Ex. BR; 08 032 (D3044). Industrial steam; Lord Fisher (AB1398/15). Lady Nan (AB1719/20). GW705 (AB2047/37). Industrial diesel; (2 William Ellis) (TH 136c/64) (stored in a rear siding on the buffers). (PBA39) (RR 10218/65).
C/stock; 1651 (stored). 4823 (ESR owned and awaiting a full overhaul). (9241/99450) assumed. (25917). SR vans; 1650. 2157. (1638/083394) assumed. Fruit D; 92069. Internal users; 061022 (94710). Cranes; DW2+runner. Army WD63063 Grafton No.1540, no jib and stored oou.
Traincare Maintenance Services; Outside shed; C/stock; (34556) under overhaul-privately owned. Inside; (1851) under overhaul from the Mid Hants Railway.
Merryfield Lane Halt; Stored Industrial diesel; (89-20) (RH 386875/55). Milk tanks; two present one being 3035.
Mendip Vale; C/stock (43186) (53186) both assumed.
Notes;- 47 365 is expected to be moving from the line and is out of service. Locos; 32110 and Lady Nan were in pieces, under overhaul, the former hoping for a forthcoming Lottery grant which will also go towards repairs of the loco shed roof removed a few years ago due to its poor condition. The Wickham trollies belong to P.D.Nicholson of Shepton Mallet. Special thanks to the Weston-super-Mare Railway Society for arranging this excellent visit and 'chartering' the train for the evening, and to the ESR's Nick 'the Guard' who acted as a very well informed guide for the group.

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