A freight train, looked like cement tankers for Earles, failed today on the Up line at Nunnery at about mid-day, consequently nothing could enter Sheffield station from the north. The northbound line was apparently unaffected and I managed to get the 12.47 XC service to Newcastle which left on time. Chaos was mounting at Sheffield though and as I headed north, I observed the following: 2 x Northern units standing side by side, main line and loop at Mill Race. 1 Northern unit and 1 TPE Cl.185 side by side main and loop opp. Brightside Jcn. 1 Northern unit standing in the up platform of the old Brightside Station. 1 XC Voyager standing in platform 1 at Meadowhall Station. 1 Northern unit standing in the platform from Barnsley at Meadowhall 1 Northern unit standing between Holmes and Meadowhall 1 XC Voyager standing on the curve at Masborough. I noted that the 12.03 Brigg line service to Cleethorpes must have been at least 1 hour late (if it ran at all) Some Northern services were cancelled. Does anyone know what time the failure was reported, how it was cleared and what time?