Caledonian Sleeper Class 92's

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  1. TimboM

    TimboM Established Member

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    Wasn't 044 due to cover anyway so 033 can have its exam and then 044 be ready for special duties Fri night?
     
  2. captainbigun

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    The trains ran with the allocated locos last night.
     
  3. The_Train

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    It's quite interesting to read that as whilst at Stafford last Thursday a guy I was chatting to noticed that the ex Garston train was specified to be hauled by an electric loco on RTT. It turned out to be 66779 but I did speculate at the time that maybe it had been amended in readiness for 92s to go back on the cars (although it could easily have stated electric loco on there ever since the 92s used to do the run on a regular basis)
     
  4. TimboM

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    The loco allocation on the paths is never the best of indicators - Monday's was "electric" when it was always going to be the Shed. That flow is supposed to be electric-hauled, but as you say hasn't been 92-hauled for a good while now whilst the 92s have been going through CAF mods at Brush etc.

    For those who are not aware, no 92 moved north yesterday and 779 remains on the cars for now.

    Round-up:
    006 - Brush reinstatement
    010 - Brush CAF Mods
    014 - Wembley (for repair - was sat in the Yard last I heard)
    018 - Wembley depot (Mods/Exam)
    020 - Brush reinstatement
    023 - 1S25
    028 - 5C11 / 1C11 etc (Carstairs portion)
    032 - Dollands Moor (china clays tonight)
    033 - Wembley depot (Exam)
    038 - Polmadie (Mk5s / ECS)
    043 - Dollands Moor (china clays tonight)
    044 - Waverley, likely on 1M16 later

    021/040 - stored Frethun
    045/046 - stored Loughborough Brush
     
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  5. JohnMcL7

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    What does 'on the cars' mean?
     
  6. Far north 37

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    Refers to the gbrf operated garston in liverpool to dagenham car trains.
     
  7. JohnMcL7

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    Thanks for the information, I was assuming it was something like that.
     
  8. TimboM

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    779 on the cars: https://flic.kr/p/2b3JaoR

    6X41/6L48 STVA automotive flow - Ford cars (and vans).
     
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    For anyone interested, 92036 is currently being hauled south by 90018 towards Wembley having come out of Crewe electric (RTT headcode 089O)

    Edit: we can all probably ignore this as I've since realised that 036 isn't part of the CS fleet
     
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  10. Scotrail84

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    North and Southbound highlanders cancelled tonight due to the bad weather. A decision yet be made about the Lowlander services.
     
  11. TimboM

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    Wouldn't worry about it - the last six remaining operational DB ones sometimes crop up on here.

    92 036 has worked the Caledonian Sleeper anyway, so very much in keeping with the topic thread title... https://flic.kr/p/ovvufQ
     
  12. BRX

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    036 continued down to Dollands Moor earlier this evening.
     
  13. Far north 37

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    Used to be regulars on the ecs workings into glasgow central for several years dbc 92s.
     
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    It's being reported, on the GBRf tour RTT site, that 92033 may be working the overnight leg of the GBRf railtour
     
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    There's been a post on a Yahoogroup tonight timed at 19.39 of it passing Vauxhall so it appears it is indeed pulling the tour.
     
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    It is indeed - I'm one of the lucky few onboard!
     
  17. Far north 37

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    Gbrf know there best locos but fair play to them they always never let the enthusiasts down on there tours always get good reliable traction on all legs cant fault them.
     
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    90 046 (on one of the periodic Skoda swap moves) hauled 92 018 to Crewe today and dropped the 92 off at DB Cargo's Crewe Electric depot. I'm pretty sure this is the first time 018 has visited CE since it was moved from there to France by its then new owners Europorte on 13th July 2011.

    018 was moved that day in July 2011 by then-Colas locos 47749 T'n'T 47727 along with 033 and 006. Doubt many people in 2011 would've expected all five of those engines to be working the Sleeper several years down the line. For completeness, the 47s moved 014 and 023 south the following week.

    Round-up:

    006 - Brush (Reinstatement)
    010 - Brush (CAF mods)
    014 - Wembley depot (awaiting repair)
    018 - Crewe Electric TMD
    020 - Brush (Reinstatement - moved from stored pool GBET to active pool GBSL last Tuesday)
    023 - Sleeper: Polmadie/Carstairs portion
    028 - Sleeper: Edinburgh/Highlander
    032 - Dollands Moor
    033 - Sleeper: 1S26
    038 - Sleeper: Polmadie/Mk5 testing
    043 - Sleeper: 1M11
    044 - Garston/Dagenham cars (6L48/6X41)
     
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    Good to see one of them hauling an actual freight train again!
     
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    Interesting to note that this one was changed to status 'B' (Not to be moved, awaiting documentation) a few weeks back, from the 'X' (exam/repair) it had been. No idea on the reason for that change.
     
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    Agreed. It has replaced 66779 which has moved on to the liverpool to Drax Biomass.
     
  23. USRailFan

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    Since when did a Ford qualify as a car? :P *takes cover*
     
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    Now let me stop you right there... :)
     
  25. TimboM

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    For anyone who likes original grey 92s on freight (and watching LOTS of cars/vans going past) - some footage of 92 044 on 6X41 (x3) over the past week:

     
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    Any indications anywhere as to whether there are likely to be any other 92s moved onto the cars at any point or will it remain as 044?
     
  27. TimboM

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    GBRf Class 92 Round Up - 5x 92s involved on the Sleepers tonight (including ECS):

    006 - Brush (Reinstatement)
    010 - Brush (CAF mods)
    014 - Sleeper: 1M11
    018 - Sleeper: Euston ECS
    020 - Brush (Reinstatement - now in active pool GBSL)
    023 - Wembley Depot (Exam)
    028 - Wembley Depot (Exam)
    032 - Dollands Moor
    033 - Sleeper: 1S25
    038 - Sleeper: Glasgow ECS
    043 - Sleeper: 1S26
    044 - Garston/Dagenham cars (6L48/6X41)

    Stored unserviceable:

    021/040 - Frethun
    045/046 - Brush

    Sleeper hire-in locos for completeness:

    86101 - Wembley (D Exam)
    86401 - Polmadie
    87002 - Wembley (Repair)

    90045 - Edinburgh (for 1C11/1B26 Carstairs portion)
    90047 - Edinburgh (for 1M16)
     
  28. TimboM

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    044 is 6D(ays) to next exam, which means it'll be heading off to Wembley either at the weekend or early next week. Reasonable chance a 66 will sub for a few days and 044 will then return post-exam.

    Could get one of the others however 044 hasn't had the reliability mods yet, whereas all the others (bar 032) have had them, so preference tends to be to keep 044/032 away from the Sleepers unless absolutely necessary.
     
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    Thanks @TimboM, I shall keep an eye on it into next week then to see if 044s cover is anything of interest
     
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    Whatever it is will be a step down! ;)
     

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