NOTES AND NEWS

WEST COUNTRY AREA

Avonmouth

10/09 A feature of the summer timetable for Saturday's was the regular appearance of an empty Voyager set working 5E30 06.40 Barton Hill-Cardiff Central (for the Virgin XC 1E30 09.05 Cardiff-Newcastle service), to maintain driver diversionary route knowledge. Today's set was unidentified but seen at Hallen Moor at 07.22.
14/09 09013 was noted in use on this date as area pilot, but 'regular' 09003 had returned from South Wales by the end of the month.
Locos recorded on coal duty during the month included;- 66025/205.

Bristol Parkway & Westerleigh

01/09 66525 worked 6Z38 09.11 Swindon-Jersey Marine formed of 18 empty MJAs for loading and working 6Z39 14.00 Jersey Marine-Newton Abbot Hackney yard, passing Temple Meads during the early evening. Another working recorded was 66707 hauling withdrawn EMU sets 3495 + 3498 + 3579 as 6V91 10.40 Shoeburyness-Newport docks. Two freight workings originating in south Wales and headed eastbound. First up was 66536 with a train of concrete sleepers followed by 66617 with a ballast train.
02/09 57010 was on the 4O51 10.03 Cardiff Wentloog-Millbrook containers and Class 60 activity during the day saw 60003 on 6B13 Robeston-Westerleigh tanks, 60033 on 6B33 13.30 (TFO) Theale-Robeston tanks, and 60066 on 6C23 10.29 (TThO) Hayes-East Usk stone empties.
04/09 Solitary freight recorded this evening, 66218 with empty MGR for Portbury.
05/09 60046, carrying large yellow EWS logos, was on 6B25 11.25 (MO) Westerleigh-Robeston tanks and 66 526 was on 6Y36 12.00 Reading-Margam engineers.
06/09 60033 was again on the 6B33 Theale fuel tank empties and 47841 headed a 5Z45 09.15 Ramsgate-Caerwent withdrawn EMU move formed with sets 3453 + 3560 + 3584, being noted at Pilning at 14.45.
08/09 60041 worked 6E41 11.18 Westerleigh-Humber fuel empties and 60033 was on 6B13 05.33 Robeston-Westerleigh loaded fuel. On the 66 front 66173 with MGR empties heading for Portbury, 66029 with empty MGR from Didcot to Avonmouth and 66617 with ballast.
09/09 66706 was on 6V91 Shoeburyness-Newport Docks withdrawn stock move formed with EMU sets 3416 + 3445 + 3548.
10/10 Two rail tours during the day were 33103 + 33202 on Pathfinder's 'Crewe Crusader' (1Z48 06.27 Salisbury-Crewe, for the works open-day) and 37427 on a Pastime Rail 'Welsh Marches Express' 1Z38 09.27 Birmingham-Temple Meads. The former, using Riviera stock;- 5376, 5365, 5366, 5276, 5341, 5322, 1863, 3098, 3107, 3112, 3122, 21272, was noted over an hour down at 09.11 due to loco problems on the ECS in the Andover area, Salisbury leaving at 07.12, whilst the latter was returned as 1Z39 14.02 Temple Meads-Birmingham via the Severn Tunnel, Hereford and Ledbury behind steam 6024 King Edward I. The coaching stock used for this train being;- 5482, 5008, 4996, 1813, 3144, 3110, 3132, 21245.
11/09 Another reasonable evening with three freights, 66052 empty MGR bound for Portbury, 66200 empty MGR heading for Avonmouth and 66523 with a concrete sleeper train. Also putting in an appearance was the NRHST utilising power cars 43067/154.
14/09 60025 was on the 6B13 Robeston-Westerleigh tanks.
14/09 Three workings to report this evening, firstly 66062 with loaded HAAs from Avonmouth, 66056 with empty MGR bound for Portbury and 66052 with a loaded MGR from Portbury.
15/09 Green-liveried 47851 with saloon coach 6320 worked 5Z01 08.13 Crewe-Swindon via the Marches and the Severn Tunnel, running an hour late. 60049 was on 6B33 Theale fuel empties.
16/09 47851 continued it's tour with saloon 6320 as 5Z01 07.54 Swindon-Newport (via West Wales and the Central Wales line) and 60025 was on the 6B33. What could have been the working of the year was 'booked' for Cotswold Rail 47316 hauling two Class 325 parcels EMU sets as 15.00 Willesden-Parkway RMT (via Bath) and 19.00 return (via Badminton). Then 23.30 Willesden-Parkway RMT and 02.30 return. The workings were to run in case of an M4 motorway fuel blockade, but this did not happen and the rail moves were cancelled.
19/09 60013 was on 6B25 Westerleigh-Robeston and 60049 on 6B13 Robeston-Westerleigh fuel tanker duty.
20/09 66708 powered the 6V91 Shoeburyness-Newport docks with EMU 'veps' 3586 + 3412 + 3496, being noted at Pilning at 16.52. By this date, only 19 slam door sets remained in use in the former Southern area numbering 4 Cigs and 15 Veps.
21/09 60049 was at Westerleigh on tank duty.
22/09 A further Caerwent condemned stock move was 5Z45 09.15 ex. Ramsgate headed by 47811 and formed with former Connex sets 3562 + 3453. Five workings were noted during the evening starting with 66115 working a loaded MGR from Avonmouth to Didcot, followed by the 66139 with a loaded MGR from Portbury, 66008 worked the MoD liner, 66049 with empty MGR for Avonmouth and 66507 with concrete sleepers bound for Reading.
24/09 Class 52, D1015 Western Champion was back in action on Pastime Rail's 'Pembroke Coast Express' (1Z37 08.25 Paddington-Fishguard Harbour and 1Z38 15.50 return). This was the first Class member to visit this location since 1976.
25/09 Another good evening with 5 workings recorded, first up was 66129 with MGR empties for Portbury, 66242 with a loaded MGR from Avonmouth, 66536 with the concrete sleepers for Reading and 66608 powering the Moorswater - Earles sidings cement empties. The NRHST put in a customary appearance utilising power cars 43013/067.
26/09 With 71 Class members back in mainline action by this date, 60 017 worked 6B25 Westerleigh-Robeston and 60 023 was on 6B13 Robeston-Westerleigh fuel tanks.
28/09 'First' branded GBRf 66709 worked 6V91 with condemned EMU sets 3500 + 3587 + 3590 (being noted in Pilning loop between 16.34 and 16.51). 66027 was later noted on the 4B24 (TThO) 16.12 Didcot yard-Cardiff Wentloog MOD stores (passing Pilning at 17.14).
29/09 60099 worked 6B13 Westerleigh tanks and 60038 was on 6E41 11.18 Westerleigh-Humber fuel empties. 75 Class members were back in service by this date, an increase of a further four.
30/09 60027 was on the 6B13 fuel tanks.

Bristol Temple Meads, Barton Hill and Kingsland Road

02/09 66525 worked 18 empty MJAs as 6Z43 14.22 Burngullow-Swindon and Inter-city liveried 47826 was on a 2Z01 09.40 Penzance-King's Norton inspection saloon passing around 13.45 with coach 6320. Bath MP Don Foster, has intervened on plans by First/GW to reduce train services calling at Oldfield Park station, Bath from hourly to twice hourly following residential complaints, should First take over the franchise for this station as part of Wessex Trains next year.
03/09 D1015 Western Champion made a much smoky departure with Pathfinder Tour's 'Western Heights' (06.20 Bristol TM-Carlisle) being the first Class member over the Settle & Carlisle mainline. The return was via the West Coast mainline and the coaching stock used was;- 5376. 5365, 5366, 5276, 5322, 1863, 3112, W3122, (3069), 1699, (3066), (3065), W21272. 59204 was on the Machen-Westbury stone trip and 67015 + 67020 headed a Pastime Rail Milton Keynes-St.Austell 'Lost Gardens Flyer' using coaches;- 5482, 4925, 1832, 3124, 3127, 1671, 3132, 3110, 3144, 1658, 3098, 3107, 35469. Stabled on Kingsland Road were 66525/561, on Barton Hill 66207 67016/018, also the usual suspects 08516, 37077/379/696. 6024 was smoking away ready for trip to Kingswear the following day, passing were 31454 and 31601
04/09 Steam 6024 King Edward I worked the final Pastime Rail 'Torbay Express' (1Z27 09.25 Bristol TM-Kingswear and 1Z28 16.50 return) of the season. The return was reported to have departed 42 minutes late, but was later heard passing Nailsea & Backwell near enough to time around 20.50.
05/09 D1015 Western Champion was at Temple Meads with a railtour. The stock comprised 21245, 5027/023 4946 1813 4996 5008 4949 3100 in that order. Also 20309 + 20314 were recorded on the Bridgwater nuclear flask service.
07/09 Much excitement was caused at Nailsea & Backwell because the Bristol Evening Post's special to Stratford-on-Avon was stopping headed by 6024 King Edward I. The stock comprised 21272 3068/066 1699 3069 3122/112/107 1863 5365/376 35333 in that order. There were problems on the return with the King passing a red signal near Didcot. 66152 was used as a pilot loco, the return to Temple Meads being late after mid-night. 67014 eventually departed at 00.31 for Taunton, nearly two hours late. Another steam visitor during the day was 34067 Tangmere on 1Z82 09.06 Victoria-Bristol TM VSOE, the loco being stabled over-night and the train returning diesel hauled as 1Z83 16.35 Bristol TM-Victoria.
08/09 67025 worked 5Z84 09.23 Swindon-Temple Meads Northern Belle ECS for steam 34067 Tangmere to return as 1Z84 12.05 Bath-Victoria.
09/09 66232 was on the 6C01 09.11 Newport ADJ-Bristol East depot steel service and 'load-haul' liveried 60 059 was on the 6C79 10.03 (MFO) Parc Slip-Westbury loaded coal service.
10/09 66232 noted with a southbound departmental service at 10.25. The local 2005 week-end Autumn engineering works programme includes line closures between Bristol and Westbury, with road bus replacements connecting with train service for Portsmouth Harbour and the Weymouth line at Westbury. Track work was also booked to take place between Bristol and Paddington at certain locations including platform re-gauging and track relaying at weekends between 17/09 and 06/11.
11/09 At 16.25, 66249 noted with a southbound coal train, MGR empties for Portbury.
12/09 66028 headed east through Temple Meads with a loaded train of HAA coal trucks at 20.50.
14/09 60013 was on the 6C01/6C02 Bristol East depot steel.
15/09 66616 was booked to call at Temple Meads at 16.08/10 for a crew change on 6Z39 12.25 Jersey Marine-Newton Abbot Hackney yard loaded stone. The train departed 15 early and was seen at Pilning at 15.40.
16/09 37259 + 37607 were paired on the Bridgwater nuclear flasks and 66107 was on the Bristol East depot steel service. 60061 worked the 6C79 Parc Slip-Westbury loaded coal and return 6B79 15.18 Westbury-Tower empties, leaving an hour late at 16.18. 66040 headed east through Bedminster with loaded EWS coal hoppers at 19.05. The Bescot - St Blazey ECC service recorded at 23.25 behind 66001.
17/09 Engineering works between Bristol and Bath saw no less than four departmental workings (6W03, 6W26-6W28) routed from Westbury-North Somerset junction via Taunton (reverse) and Bridgwater. The 6W28 10.14 Westbury-North Somerset junction was unusually booked for 59101 + 59002 in a top n' tail formation.
18/09 In the early hours, 00.25, 66073 headed southbound with an unidentified service, later in the day 66196 passed by heading in the same direction at 15.30 with a MGR service.
19/09 66127 headed east through Temple Meads with loaded EWS coal hoppers at 20.55. Network-Rail yellow liveried 31285 ran 0Z31 08.45 Derby-Laira driver route-learner and 60060 was reported on the Bristol East depot steel.
20/09 66554 headed east through Temple Meads with a train of PCA tanks at 20.45. Two southbound services seen today at 01.10 66153 with a rake of Cargowaggons and at 14.40 66136 with a "Hanson" stone train.
21/09 31 285 returned north light-engine as 08.41 Laira-Derby passing through the area during the late morning. A Pathfinder Tour's outing destined for Kingswear was cancelled.
22/09 Southbound MGR seen at 15.30 with 66139, Portbury bound.
23/09 150234 forming the 19.01 to Taunton was taken out of service with two broken windows. 153369 arrived at 19.12 with the service from Gloucester and then formed the Taunton service. The potential for overcrowding was plain for all to see. Newly named 43135 Quaker Enterprise headed the 19.18 to Weston-Super-Mare. Meanwhile over on platform 3, 67027 arrived with the "Northern Belle" stock, which comprised Glamis, Alnwick, 1566, Belvoir, Warwick, 1953, Harlech, Chatsworth, Car No. 17167, Crewe and Balmoral.
23/09 A 1Z27 Cardiff Central-Exeter and return Northern Belle evening dinning trip was noted in Temple Meads with loco 67 027 running round and proceeding via Bath and Westbury.
24/09 A second Cotswold Class 47 naming for the year (the first being 47828 Joe Strummer in February) took place at platform 4 with the arrival of 47316 + 47813 on a Heartland Tour's 1Z46 06.15 Worcester-Minehead. The latter loco was named Research Endeavour in aid of the Thornbury based Meningitis Foundation by Ella-Rose Wilton (the daughter of Fiona Wilson of ITN West News) who had suffered from the disease. Charles Wilson and Sarah Unsworth (Head of the Meningitis Foundation) were also present. The departure of the train west was at 09.49 (35 minutes late) as the locos were turned via the St.Phillips Marsh loop so the newly named 47813 could lead. The train was returned in the evening in a top n'tail formation as 1Z47 16.50 Minehead-Wolverhampton, the day's coaching stock formation being;- 17173, 11073, 11033, 11029, 10235, 12077, 12129, 12150. The buffet coach 10235 was noted carrying the new Cotswold Rail 'silver' livery. Another rail tour passing through the area during the day was the Cotswold Line Promotion group's 1Z70 08.40 Hereford-Paignton using Central Train's green liveried 158780 + 158857 complete with a 'Cotswold Torbay Express' headboard and routed via the Severn Tunnel.
26/09 60061 was on the 7B66 11.15 Westbury-Newport ADJ departmental whilst the NR test-unit 950001 worked 2Z08 10.13 Derby-Exeter, via Kemble, Swindon, Bristol Parkway and Yatton loop. Steam 34067 Tangmere was back in the area heading 09.06 Victoria-Temple Meads VSOE and 16.44 return.
27/09 66235 worked by at 15.40 heading south with MGR empties for Portbury.
28/09 60025 was on the Bristol East depot steel and 20309 + 37259 were paired on the Bridgwater flasks. Test unit 950001 was back in the area running 2Z08 06.30 St.Blazey-Swindon via the Weston-super-Mare loop (noted here 12.33), Portbury and Hallen Marsh. 66036 headed east through Temple Meads with EWS coal hoppers at 20.55. 37259 & 20306 hauled 6V73 Crewe-Bridgewater DRS service.
29/09 A First/GW ASLEF drivers series of one-day strikes set for 03/10, 11/10 and 19/10 over working conditions were called off, as an agreement was reached in that they will now receive an increased 14 rest days over every eight week working period. Having been cancelled to run overnight, the 6M37 Moorswater-Hope cement empties ran late today leaving Lostwithiel at 13.28 behind 66614. The working was seen climbing Filton bank around 18.10 heading north. Also, 43023 with a barrier van formed a 5Z74 07.40 Laira-St.Phillips Marsh stock move and steam 60009 Union of South Africa arrived during the early evening in preparation for a railtour duty on 01/10.
2C64 06.51 Plymouth-Newquay/1E34 09.40 Newquay-Newcastle, 43070 + 43196.
30/09 60083 was on the 6C79 Parc Slip-Westbury loaded coal service and 66189 was on the Bristol East depot steel.
31/09 Two southbound workings seen today, 66230 with a departmental service at 10.05 and 66117 with empty MGR for Portbury.
The 1V49/2C75 set was reported to have returned as 5Z43 10.34 Laira-Neville Hill ecs the next day. It looks likely the Summer Saturday 2006 timetable could again see HSTs in use on similar timed trains. The final 2005 Summer Saturday for Cross-CountryHST services saw the following in use;-
1C02 07.35 Bristol TM-Paignton/1E33 10.32 Paignton-Newcastle, 43095 + 43115.
1V29 07.23 Manchester-Newquay/1M28 15.22 Newquay-Manchester, 43045 + 43049.
1V49 09.41 Newcastle-Newquay/2C75 19.15 Newquay-Plymouth, 43157 + 43193.

Gloucestershire

02/09 47810 was booked to run to Gloucester light-engine to collect one of the two rakes of PIA car carriers present in Gloucester yard for scrapping at Kingsbury, Birmingham. The working 6K74 12.00 Gloucester-Kingsbury was however cancelled, until at least 06/09.
Correction;-The 'unconfirmed' entry in the October Magazine regarding 47810 and a Bicester-Gloucester train of empty cartics on 31/08 is now confirmed as having run.
06/09 60083 was on the 6V97 (sat) 12.00 Beeston-Cardiff Tidal loaded scrap metal.
07/09 Cotswold Rail 47316 was incharge of 6G74 10.20 Bicester-Gloucester yard empty cartics via Kemble and then ran light-engine to Oxley. Silver 'Corus' 60033 was on the 6V92 09.45 Corby-Margam steel empties.
14/09 67020 + 67027 were paired on Pathfinder's latest 'Eden Belle' outing 1Z27 07.26 Swindon-Penzance, with a loco run-round at Gloucester.
16/09 60063 was on the 6V92 Corby steel service.
17/09 The Gloucester-Cheltenham mainline was reported closed due to engineering works with road bus connections in operation between the stations.
19/09 60025 was on the 6V92 Corby steel.
20/09 60021 worked a 6T29 09.11 Newport ADJ-Worcester engineers extra.
25/09 67027 worked a 1Z30 Cardiff-Didcot and return Northern Belle dinning special out and back via Gloucester , Kemble and Swindon. The outward run was recorded near enough to time at 12.35 passing Severn Tunnel junction.
29/09 Test unit 950001 ran 2Z08 05.51 Swindon-Derby via Gloucester and Sharpness, the booked returning time from here being 09.18. Three Class 60s were seen within an hour on the Chepstow mainline;- 60013 on 6V92 09.45 Corby-Margam steel empties, 60062 on 6V07 13.21 Round Oak-Margam and 60053 with the 6M41 14.59 Llanwern-Round Oak loaded steel, being the locos and trains involved.

Portbury Branchline

The following have been noted on the now retimed 6X52 14.11 Portbury-Washwood Heath loaded cartics, 66068 (02/09), 66154 (05/09, 09/09), 66052 (14/09), 66050 (19/09, 28/09).
Also recorded during the month was 60063 with a late running 6V52 04.15 Bescot-Portbury empty cartics, arriving mid-afternoon on 12/09 and test unit 950 001 on 2Z08 06.30 St.Blazey-Swindon, noted near Sandstone No.3 tunnel returning to Bristol at 13.54. Locos noted on coal duty in the terminal area during the month included;- 66010/216.

Weymouth

17/09 The final slam door working here was the 'Southern Belle' railtour (05.56 Ramsgate-Weymouth and 15.37 return) formed with 4-CEP 1698, 4-VEP 3545 and 4-CIG 1866 operated by SE trains. The CEP was withdrawn on arrival back on the return trip and sent for scrap the following week at Immingham bringing an end of 47 years for use of this EMU type in the south-east.

Units noted during the month included 142618
150219/242/249/253/261/263
158745/746/747/782/783/858/859/861/871/872
220004/006/007/010/011/013/015/016/018/019/023/025/026/028/029/031/032
220034
221108/109/110/111/113/119/122/123/124/125/127/128/130/131/134/137/140
221141/143

SOUTH WALES AREA

Cardiff

23/09 67027 hauled 1Z27 18:04 Cardiff-Exeter St Davids Northern Belle dining train.

Cardiff Canton (viewed from footbridge)

14/08 08499/651/792/955/994. 09008.

Cardiff Tidal

21/08 08714.

Newport

01/09 66707 worked 6V91 10:40 Shoeburyness-Newport Docks with former SET EMUs 3495/98, 3579 for scrapping. Also noted during the day were 60033/047/061. 66002/054/060/062/104/172/201/209/230/246/525.
05/09 Noted today were 60005. 66002/051/209/523
09/09 66706 hauled 6V91 with former SET EMUs 3416/45, 3548 for scrapping.
12/09 Noted today were 60033. 66161/188/239/573
15/09 66511+66547 top n'tailed a train of used concrete sleepers to Margam.
19/09 Noted today were 60001. 66019/032/087/126/134/153/162/502.
20/09 66708 did 6V91 with EMUs 3412/96, 3586.
26/09 66520 + 66502 top 'n tailed a sleeper train from Reading to Margam, Also noted today were 60061. 66063/132/137/146/543
28/09 66709 operated 6V91 with units 3500/87/90.

Units noted at Newport during the month included
143617
1502245/250/252/254/258/278/279/280/282/283/284/285
153303/326/329/353/369/372/373
158745/746/822/825/826/831/835/836/839/841/845/846/850/858/859/870/871
158965/968
170117/397/503/508/507/510/636
180102/104/111
220018

Class 37

02/09 37411 hauled 2V07 06:59 Rhymney-Radyr, 37405 2F05 07:20 Rhymney-Cardiff and 2R42 17:11 return, 37419 did 2R46 17:48 Cardiff-Rhymney.
03/09 37405/419 worked two of the Saturday diagrams on the Rhymney line.
05/09 37419 did 2V07, 37405 2F05, 37411 2R38 16:50 Cardiff-Rhymney and 37425 2R46.
06/09 37425 operated 2V07 and 2R46, 37411 2F06 07:39 Rhymney-Cardiff and 2R42, 37405 2R38. 37419 was worked freight in the Newport area.
07/09 37411 hauled 2V07 & 2R46, 37425 2F05, 37405 2F06 & 2R42, 37419 2R38.
08/09 37405 did 2V07 & 2R42, 37411 2F05 & 2R38, 37419 2F06 & 2R46.
09/09 37405 hauled 2V07 & 2R38, 37419 2F05 and 2R46, 37411 2F06 & 2R42.
10/09 37425 worked 1Z37 06:48 Cardiff-Crewe and 1Z42 17:40 return, in conjunction with an open day at the former loco works. 37427 hauled 1Z38 10:27 Birmingham Snow Hill-Temple Meads. 37405/37411/37419 operated most of the Rhymney's Saturday services.
11/09 37425 made another trip to/from Crewe for the second day of the event, operating 1Z11 10:00 Cardiff-Crewe and 1Z12 17:50 return.
12/09 37419 hauled 2V07 & 2R42, 37411 2F05, 37405 2F06 & 2R46, 37425 2R38.
13/09 37419 worked 2V07, 37411 2F05 & 2R46, 37425 2F06 & 2R42, 37405 2R38.
14/09 37425 did 2V07 & 2R38, 37411 2F05 & 2R42, 37405 2F06 & 2R46.
15/09 37411 hauled 2V07 & 2R46, 37405 2F05 & 2R42, 37425 2F06 & 2R38.
16/09 37425 worked 2V07 & 2R42, 37405 2F05 & 2R38, 37411 2F06 & 2R46.
17/09 37405/411/425 were on the Rhymney's Saturday services.
19/09 37411 operated 2V07, 37425 2F05 and 37405 2F06.
20/09 37425 did 2V07 & 2R46, 37411 2F05 & 2R42, 37405 2F06 & 2R38.
21/09 37411 worked 2V07, 37425 2F05 and 37405 2F06.
22/09 37425 was on 2V07 & 2R42, 37411 2F05 & 2R46, 37405 2F06 & 2R38.
23/09 37425 hauled 2V07 & 2R38, 37411 2F05 & 2R46, 37405 2F06 & 2R42.
24/09 37405/411/425 did the Saturday services on the Rhymney line.
26/09 37405 operated 2R38, 37411 2R42 and 37425 2R46.
27/09 37411 worked 2V07, 37425 2F05 and 37405 2F06.
28/09 37419 was on 2V07 & 2R46, 37425 2F05 & 2R42, 37411 2F06 & 2R38.
29/09 37425 hauled 2V07 & 2R42, 37419 2F05 & 2R38, 37411 2F06 & 2R46.
30/09 37425 did 2V07 & 2R42, 37411 2F05 & 2R46, 37419 2F06 & 2R38.

Class 47

02/09 47826 hauled an inspection saloon through Temple Meads at 14:00
03/09 To take fans to a Wales v England World Cup football match at the Millennium Stadium, 47848 hauled 1Z47 08:03 Chester-Cardiff. 47811 worked 1V75 09:28 Crewe-Cardiff and 47843 did 1Z48 08:27 Manchester-Cardiff with 47839 d.o.r.
47847 worked an all-day diagram on the Rhymney line.
06/09 47841 hauled ex-Connex EMUs 3454, 3560/84 as 5Z45 Ramsgate-Caerwent for scrapping.
09/09 47805 hauled 9537, 6051, 6141, 5969/55/46 as 5Z47 11:00 Crewe-Canton.
12/09 47805 worked 5Z59 09:57 canton-Crewe C.S., returning the stock it had brought down on the 9th. 47847 was d.o.r.
16/09 47851 hauled 2Z01 07:54 Swindon-Newport via Vale of Glamorgan, Fishguard Harbour and the Heart of Wales Line.
22/09 47811 hauled 3453, 6562 as 5Z45 Ramsgate-Caerwent for scrapping.

LOCAL FREIGHT WORKINGS

4V60/4M60 Calvert - Avon Binliner
01/08 66527. 08/08 66519. 16/08 66524. 18/08 66604. 19/08 66512.
31/08 66561.

Southampton - Wentlooge
01/09 57010. 02/09 57008. 13/09 57012. 14/09 57003+66517.
15/09 57003. 16/09 57003. 19/09 57003. 20/09 57002. 21/09 57003.
23/09 57010. 26/09 66569. 27/09 57002. 28/09 57011. 29/09 57003.
30/09 57005.

6B13/6B47 Robeston - Westerleigh
01/09 60003. 02/09 60003. 05/09 60046. 06/09 60013. 13/09 60030.
14/09 60025. 15/09 60052. 16/09 60052. 20/09 60049. 21/09 60049.
23/09 60049. 27/09 60057. 29/09 60099. 30/09 60027.

PRESERVATION & INDUSTRIAL MATTERS

07/09 SW Steam Co., Steam Locomotive Engineers, Easton, Portland Bill. (R.W.Giles)

The following were visible in the yard;- 3278 Alco 71533/44 (in pieces, boiler lifted-under restoration) from Mid Hants, (35018 British India Line) in open store, Albert (?), unidentified 0-6-0T in red livery-frames and cab-boiler lifted, 30053 boiler (frames/cab in shed?), 47160 '2F' (Sentinel) in BR black lined livery-in pieces, both the latter are assumed from Swanage. Internal user tank wagon;- 083598. Freight wagons;- at least two flats and a grounded former GW van body were also on site.

Sharpness Docks, canal and River Severn area. (29/09/05) (R.W.Giles)

A black 1 ton, 4 wheel Gibbens of Birmingham hand crane, on a short section of track was present in the now disused Sharpness Canal river lock-gate and the IRB station area.

Additional Information

October Magazine
Bristol, Barton Hill and Kingsland Road notes & news
27/08 The coaching stock for Kingfisher Tour's 'Cornishman' (1Z55 05.40 Birmingham International-Penzance) trip with 47854 has now been confirmed as follows;- 5239 Red Knight, Pegasus (Pullman 310), 1659 Camelot, 5229 Green Knight, 9391 Pendragon, 5278 Melisande, 5419 Sir Lancelot.

Road Movements

25/08 M5 northbound Avonmouth road bridge. Unidentified blue 0-6-0T 'Thomas'-but no face at 14.10.
28/09 M5 southbound Avonmouth road bridge. 49395 en-route from Crewe-WSR for the gala at 14.40.

MISCELLANEOUS

ARRIVA TRAINS WALES ANNOUNCES 'LOCO FAREWELL EXTRAVAGANZA'

Arriva Trains Wales/Trenau Arriva Cymru is to run a 'Loco Extravaganza' to mark the end of locomotive hauled service trains on Cardiff valley routes. Sunday 4 December 2005 will see hourly special farewell trips between Cardiff and Rhymney calling at Bargoed, Ystrad Mynach and Caerphilly using at least five different locomotives. As well as trips aboard Class 37 locomotives familiar to the route, special trips will be offered on a wide range of locomotives including a Class 31, a Class 33, a Class 47/8 and a Class 50 - presenting a rare treat for loco enthusiasts. The majority of the trains will be formed of a locomotive at each end of four air conditioned coaches, with the exception of the first two trains from Rhymney and final three from Cardiff which will run single engine only. Locomotive haulage has been used on the busy Cardiff to Rhymney commuter route for a decade. Improved journey times introduced by Arriva's 'Standard Pattern Timetable' will mean that locomotive services will be replaced by multiple vehicle units from December 2005, increasing seating available from approximately 210 to 280 seats. Tickets for the farewell special trips cost 10 return or 20 for an all day rover, with a 50 per cent discount for children. No other tickets will be available on these services. For more information see www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk. For further information contact the press office on 07071 881278

Stock Alterations

Locomotives

Transfers
43070/087/157/193(NL)-MM. Fertis: 56007/0/71/074. 58018

Stored
43080/196. 73208. 87012/013/014/019. 90029
BH: 08827. CE: 86620. 90029. LH: 56034/124. MG: 09020. NL: 43080/196.
OY: 87013/014. SL: 73208. TO: 60073/096. ZC: 86604. 87001/002/035.

Traffic
20154. 33117. 47402 -HQ, 60009/025/027/029/040/052/057/066/069/085/090/091/500 -IM, 73136 -HQ.

Disposals
Booths: 37185. 47146/241//328/536. 56132.
HNRC: 20145/159. 47331/478 @Kingsbury. Pullman Co: 37509 @Canton
JT Land: 86249. HNRC: 08481. 37711/715. 47778. Private: 37414.

Diesel Multiple Units

Stored
143613/615 -ZC

Traffic
222001/005 -CZ.

Disposals
IMRFT: Car 60111.

Electric Multiple Units

Transfers
321337/338(BY)-IL, 322482/484(IL)-GW, 377403/407/412(BI)-SU

Stored
SL: 8202/06. 8311. 9104/10. 458.001/002. SS: 3449/74/87. 3500/21/44/64/87/90. WD: 458004/011.

Traffic
377140/144/148 -BI.

Disposals
JT Land: 3454. 3560/84. IMRFT: 3821. 3901/11/16/19.
Sims(Npt): 1859/60/64. 3416/45/95/98. 3548/79.
Island Recycling: Cars 130 + 230. Churnett Valley: 3822.

Renumbered
465204- 904, 229 - 929, 233 - 933, 224 - 934.

New Stock
350106/125/130 -BY

Coaching & NPCC Stock

Transfers
4951 -CS, 6393/94 -EC, 12104/149 -NC, 21266 -CS.

Stored
DY: 40804. PC: 12014/038/045/046/065/092/100/128/139/147/172. 82106/112/132. WB: 10217. ZH: 11024. 12096.

Traffic
92901 -WB. ATBG Alstom NPCCS

Disposals
IMRFT: 977.861/862/863
West Coast: 96132/164.

Renumbered
10314 - 11998, 10316 - 11999, 11233 - 11428, 11236 - 11327,
11243 - 11329, 11248 - 11430, 11249 - 11330, 11274 - 11328,
11275 - 11429, 12416 - 11296, 12475 - 11295, 12522 - 11297.

TRIP REPORTS

03/09/05 ALAN KEEF OPEN DAY Clive, Two Johns & Martin

Bristol Parkway
73920

Bradshaw's Cheltenham
8 Case Poclain 988 CGG 0232332/03, 24 Case Poclain 988 CGG 0232253/
38 Caterpillar D4H 8 BP 02707/, 44 Thwaites Dumper 4-90246/96
47 Case Poclain 988 CGG0232312/, 52 Leibherr A312 5511131/99
57 P 79 JNB Leibherr A312 5510738/96, 59 P 43 ONF Liebherr A312 5510814/97, 92 - Philmor 2097/01, 99 - Philmor 2158/02, 101 - Philmor 2192/02, 106 - Philmor 2198/02, 115 - Philmor 2261/04

John Quentin, Foxhill
John moved to France about two years ago. It was reported
that he took a couple of Hunslets with him and the remainder of the locos were sold (not for scrap). The house site has been cleared and nothing remains. However, some remains of the road/aeroplane/railway collection are stored in a nearby field. A radiator and part frame, plus a set of wheels were found and believed to be the remnants of HC DM752/49.

Painter Bros, Hereford
Gauge 2' 0" L 40407/54: LB 54181/64 OOU
66130 was noted passing this site.

Alan Keef, Lea-on-Wye
Replica (Puffing Billy) AK 71/05 Gauge 3' 0" CW 2890/1892 Dsm: (HANDYMAN) HC 573/00 Ex P60: Gauge 900mm. OK 5102/12: RR009 HE 9282/88 Ex P110 in 11EL: RS106 MARY RFS L106/89 Ex P110 in 11EL Gauge 2' 6". ND 3308 GB 3547/48 Ex P301: 2925 WR 1393/39 -frame only Gauge 2' 0" TAFFY AK 30/94 (In steam): (No. 778) BLW 44656/17 Ex P26 Dsm: PIXIE KS 4260/22 Ex P26 (In steam): No.11 P C ALLEN OK 5834/12 Ex P26 (In steam): (WOTO) WB 2133/24 Dsm: Skippy AK 2/76: No. 49 AK 49/94 Ex P209: Lady Louise HLH 0001/96 Ex P55: MR 7066/38 - frame only: SIR TOBY (IVOR) MR 8877/44: (Digger) MR 8882/44: MR 8969/44 - frame only: MR 8995/46 - frame only: STWA 34 MR 40SD502/75: (Jenny) Schoma 5239/91 Ex P209: (Lindsay) Schoma 5240/91 Ex P209 Monorail AK M002/89: AK M003/89 Gauge 12.25" AK 73/05

Notes.
1. Frame only MR 8875/44 had been scrapped
2. The Industrial Railway Society had its usual stall where discounted books could be purchased

Titley Junction
P 1738/28: D3058 Button's RH 458961/62: WB 3119/56 - assumed-on loan-due to return with blown head gasket Ex P192. Departmentals. ADW106: TDM395279 Internal Users. 024762 083332 + runner B900038 Other Crane. Smith of Rodley 4w Track Machines. 56061 (muscleman) 74006/BP011 Other Items. Parts from non-powered Wkm trolleys: ADB731695 marked to work with 78418

Notes
1. The Smith of Rodley Crane is either 15192 or 25353 and was donated by the Severn Valley Railway.
2. Muscleman 56061 is on loan from the Severn Valley Railway.
3.Ballast Packer 74006 is on loan from the Glos Warks Railway
4. The party had pre-booked and was made very welcome. Tea & biscuits were provided under a parasol on the platform.

Presteigne
Another unsuccessful search was made to locate the home of T. REES
Confirmation from Bob Darvill (IRS) subsequently states that the location and person does not exist and will not appear in 14EL.

The Old Post House, Balkmere
The majority of the below mentioned coaches have been rescued and are hitherto unrecorded.
GWR 1409 of 1885 also ex Rhondda & Swansea Vale Rly
GWR 6126 of 1875 6w 4 compt compo also ex R. & S.V.R
GWR family saloon Nos. 2505 & 9311 of 1892 2 compt.
Barry Railway No. 71 of 1895 6 compt on u/f of SR BY 683
GWR 1168 & Rumney Railway 95 of 1900 8 compt 3rd - stored in two halves.
Rumney Railway 109 of 1904 6w 6 compt 3rd
024671 - SR PMVY 1368
ADM402632/024511 - LMS Fish Van 40263
SR van S1544 - body only
DB889019 - van

17/09/05 STATFOLD BARN RAILWAY Clive, John & Paul

Bradshaw's, Tewkesbury(Viewed)
8 Case/Poclain 988 CGG 0232332/03
38 Caterpillar D4H 8 BP 02707, 47 Case/Poclain 988 CGG 0232312
52 Liebherr A312 5511131/99, 57 Liebherr A312 5510738/96
59 Liebherr A312 5510814/96, 92 Philmor Trailer 2097/01
99 Philmor Trailer 2158/02, 106 Philmor Trailer 2198/02

Notes.
1. 57 carried the registered number P 79 JNB
2. 59 carried the registered number P 43 ONF

Drayton Manor Park
Gauge 2' 0". Polperro Express SL 2151/03

Statfold Barn Railway
Gauge 2' 6". OK 614/00 Dsm (Ex Java): OK 1473/05 Dsm (Ex Java): Yard No. 26 Sam HE 2019/39 (Ex P 206): Gauge 2' 0". No. 4 Trangkil No. 4 HE 3902/71 - in steam, the last commercially built steam locomotive in Western Europe (Ex Java): HE 3903/05 (New)*: Stanhope KS 2395/17 - in steam (Ex P119): Krauss 4045/1899: 14 (Max) OK 10705/23 (Ex Java): No. 1 Harrogate P 2050/44 - in steam (Ex P108): Charley MR 9976/54 - in use: WR 6092/58 (g) (Ex P55).

Notes.
1. This visit was by invitation only and was organised by the Industrial Railway Society and the Moseley Tramway Society.
2. A note was not made concerning the gauge of HE 3903/05 and it could have been of either size.
3. In the stores there were the frames and all necessary parts, except boilers, to construct new steam locos HE 3904/05, 3905/05 and 3906/06.

Lime Kiln Wharf Railway
Gauge 2' 0". LOD 758227 MR 8813/43: MR 8820/43:
Stone RH 171901/34: Skinner D c1975 - frame only

Marcroft Engineering, Stoke - on - Trent
390016 (passing)
TH 164V/66

Note.
This site was viewed and it was not possible to see if this loco was carrying the name "Andrew".

Stoke Cockshute
158783, 170398, 390008 (all passing).
Note.
The sidings have been ripped out and the old shed now contains light industrial units.

Balfour Beatty, Stoke
P/No 810004 W 536 HJW Volvo FL6: Bance EGO 4 ST/01/16 SB: Bance Trailer 810111 ST/01/29 SB

Millmeece Pumping Station
390012/044 (passing)
Gauge 2' 0". L 39419/53 - in use & carrying its original works plate.

Telford Horsehay Steam Trust
Ex BR Loco. 5619 Dsm: Ex BR Coaches. W38W DSB
508675-72076-9 (10676) 14901 24576 M35239 Ex BR Dmus. (50228/479/531/556): Industrials. AB 1944/27 (g) OOU: HL 3240/17 Dsm (Ex P216): Rocket P 1722/26 (Ex P215): 3 P 1990/40: Leyland/Derby C&W RB004/84 (Ex P231): NBQ 27414/54: RH 183062/37: Joanna RH 207103/41: D2956 RH 382824/55: 2991 Salty RH 525947/68: RH 544998/69: DS1169 TH 177C/67 (Ex P55): YE 2687/58: YE 2756/56 (Ex P213): A14W Wkm 6885/54: Crane. Smith of Rodley X37074: Gauge 2' 0". Kierstead/AK 1979: RH 222101/43:

Robert Bailey, 3 Poolside, Telford
Gauge 2' 0". (Bear) RH 339209/52 (Ex P293)
Note.
The grid reference for this location is the same as the Telford Horsehay Steam Trust.

Bescot
66001/045/090/247 (Viewed from M6)

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