A day trip to York

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silverwolf

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There's many a day I spend lineside with Grandad at Copmanthorpe (between Colton Junction and York) and only see class 66s, sometimes going a couple of hours before seeing anything.

But today, I had a day out shopping in York, catching the train from Cross Gates. On the trip I saw four class 66s, a 31, and a 37! Bloody amazing... Just goes to show you needn't spend hours waiting on a platform, or by the lineside; just have a thirty-minute train journey instead haha

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Way it works sometimes. Yesterday just on a simple shopping trip to sheffield from chapeltown with the girlfriend i saw 3 66s. 1 FL 1 DBS and one DRS.

Now 66s dont sound great but for sheffield midland that is quite impressive for 10 minutes on a weekday afternoon!

Whereas ive been to church fenton for 2 hours before and seen no freight at all!
 

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Yorkhire is pretty pants for railfreight now-a-days. I mean if you have a love affair for 66s then maybe it's alright at times, but I prefer the West Coast and the Midlands... But then again it's getting there!

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Yorkhire is pretty pants for railfreight now-a-days. I mean if you have a love affair for 66s then maybe it's alright at times, but I prefer the West Coast and the Midlands... But then again it's getting there!

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Yep exactly. i try make it down to tamworth every now and again but it doesnt get much better than that for me. I do like Doncaster though. And the midlands doesnt have the settle to carlisle!
 

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I was changing trains at Derby recently, and saw a DRS 37 shunting Network Rail stock around the yard. There's normally an interesting amount of stuff around there, another recent journey in saw us head through a cloud of 31 clag.

Happened to see a 73 the other day too, when down south. It was heading north towards Horsham while I was on a 377 towards Bognor. Shame I wasn't on a platform really, would have liked a better look!
 

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I've just checked the 37(612) in my book and it says that it's from RTC at Derby and was on pool code XHSS (DRS Stored Locomotives). So it looks like I fell lucky ha

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