Sure, a good amount of freight goes through, anything that goes around the avoider at York, normally just 66's unless you wait for the Jarrow Oil Tanks (between 1830 and 1900) which is normally a 60... At the moment you can see coal, steel and scrap...
Sailed past at exactly 6:45 - 60007. I need to work on my railway geography though, for some reason I thought Jarrow was in the north east, and I was expecting it to run on the Leeds line as most freight at Colton does. So I was expecting it northbound on the Leeds line and it's actually southbound on the Donny line!
Luckily I'm quick and got about 7 shots of it. Shame I probably can't get there again this week, apart from possibly Wednesday.
Is it often the same loco for a week or can they be switched? Obviously my thinking is there aren't many in operation so it'd probably be the same one until there's reason to swap. --- old post above --- --- new post below ---
OK, Jarrow IS in the north east, but it was the return working! Oh dear, should think before I type.
Anyway, pics below!
Some decent shots from Darlington at the weekend as well, if anyone can be bothered to flick through my flickr (pun intended! )