DCR locos thread

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  1. furnessvale

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    Excellent news but the concept is not new, nor unique.

    A few years ago Redland had their aggregates trains with built in conveyors and discharge conveyor to unload "over the fence" if needed. Are any still running?

    More recently, sand for Ravenhead glass at St Helens has been unloaded by grab reaching over the lineside wall into the train.

    Perhaps time to revive the Blatchford container unloading crane? This looked like an overgrown twin mast tracklayer that could travel with a container train, or start a new service from any site with two parallel sidings and road access.
     
  2. daccer

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    Delivering spent ballast to Leicester is an interesting development considering the proximity of then various quarries in the area. I worked at Leicester TOPS in the early 90's and was always surprised that a town the size of Leicester actually generated no railfreight traffic of any sort. The last flow was bricks into Nedham St not sure much happened after that until this flow.
     
  3. ExRes

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    As far as I'm aware it's the cleaned recycled ballast which is normally taken from Kingmoor to Boston, last week Willesden received a couple of trains worth
     
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    I may well be completely wrong but haven't those trains been banned on safety grounds, or am I confusing them with something else?
     
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    Some movements today to get the week off to a start, 60028 did two sets of wagon shunts between Willesden and Acton Lane before running light as 1719 0Z62 Willesden to Wembley HS and the possibility of a trip to West Ealing Plasser tomorrow

    56091, confirmed elsewhere on the forum, ran as 1142 0Z56 Leicester LIP to Chaddesden on its first turn since mid December, no guarantees but it looks as though an outing to Long Marston and then on to Bristol BH WRD could be on the cards for tomorrow

    60055 worked 1412 0Z55 Chaddesden to Willesden Euroterminal and is scheduled to return with 6Q75 tomorrow

    50008 and 56103 remain at Leicester while 60046 is at Toton with a shy 60029
     
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    Can't find any photos as yet, WNXX are reporting that 60029 has come out of the Toton paintshop today in DCR grey and has been reunited with its Ben Nevis nameplates, I believe he was the tallest ever man to have played for the Scottish Curling team ....
     
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    A little confusing with both 60028 and 60055 at Wembley overnight, operating today have been 1105 0V88 Wembley HS to West Ealing Plasser Sidings, 1333 6Q74 West Ealing Plasser to WEFOC and 1524 6Q75 WEFOC to Chaddesden

    56091 worked 0914 6Z29 Chaddesden to Long Marston with JNA wagons said to be either for store or modification and then 1535 0F56 Long Marston to Bristol Barton Hill WRD
     
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    60028 worked 6Q75 wembley yard to chaddesden so i assume it worked the other parts of the diagram.

    60055 at willesden.
     
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    Right, thanks for that, I see there's a schedule on RTT for an 0601 Willesden to Angerstein tomorrow morning, maybe that's for 055
     
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    Its a dc rail service so has to be 60055 but ill confirm in the morning still hasn’t been activated yet.
     
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    60055 worked willesden to angerstein wharf this morning still there this evening, 60028 working chaddesden to kingmoor this evening, 60029 and 055 remain at toton 56091 at barton hill and 103 at leicester LIP.
     
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    Problems for 60028 this evening, it failed at Warrington on 1546 6Q76 wagons from Chaddesden to Carlisle NY and was replaced by DBC 'Chinese' 66136, almost at journeys end now and only 30 late

    60055 just departed on 2300 6Z41 Angerstein to Scunthorpe Roxby Gullet
     
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    Some strange timings today with 60055 making it to Scunthorpe Roxby Gullet 131 early this morning with 6Z41, this evenings trip to Willesden with 1606 6Z42 then left Scunthorpe RG 51 early but passed Scunthorpe 74 late, it's currently in the Wembley area around 30 late

    0012 6Z21 Kingmoor to Humberstone Road is scheduled for tonight, if it does run whether it will be with 60028 or not is unclear
     
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    60055 is at Willesden after arriving this morning with 6Z42

    DBC 66136 worked 0012 6Z21 from Kingmoor to Humberstone Road and then 1509 Humberstone to Chaddesden, no sign of the errant 60028

    56091 is currently scheduled for tomorrows 0814 Bristol Barton Hill WRD to Wembley LMD and 1238 return

    60046 and the still unseen 60029 remain at Toton while 56103 and 50008 are at Leicester LIP

    Confirmed elsewhere by a DCR employee that 60028 was taken out of service yesterday because of a flagged fault rather than due to failure
     
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    Just 56091 in action today hauling Chiltern DVT 82302 on 0814 5Z20 Bristol Barton Hill WRD to Wembley LMD and then returning as 1238 5Z21 with 82303

    60028 problem reported as a fuel pressure issue down to faulty material supplied to DBC
     
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    56091 the only loco at work again today on 0930 0Z56 Bristol BH WRD to Preston CS, believed to be for the collection of a Railvac
     
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    60055 at work today, 1000 6Z60 Willesden to Acton Lane, 1030 0Z60 to Willesden, 1604 0Z61 to Acton Lane and 1640 6Z61 to Willesden, currently scheduled to Angerstein tomorrow

    56091 worked 0959 0C60 Preston Dock St Sdgs to Carlisle and 1617 0Z56 Carlisle to Preston CS route learners

    Scheduled for this evening is DCR operated 2027 8X04 Preston CS to Leeds Balm Rd Loco (FHH) showing as Class 14X DMU and 0200 0Z56 Balm Road to Carlisle, we shall see ....
     
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    60029 outside Toton today in standard DCR grey
     
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    Thanks, just seems like one picture around so far, a part view in the yard on WNXX

    56091 doing a lot of running around at the moment, after working 2027 8X04 to Leeds last night it went to Carlisle as 0200 0Z56 for another day of route learners, 0954 0D61 to Preston, 1258 0C62 to Carlisle, 1553 0D63 to Carnforth and 1832 0C64 to Carlisle, currently scheduled light to Kingmoor and then Leicester LIP tomorrow

    60055 worked 1550 6Z40 Willesden to Angerstein this afternoon to make 2300 6Z41 to Scunthorpe Roxby Gullet
     
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    Here's 60055 with that train from Angerstein Wharf tonight. It was approaching very slowly, was wondering if it was in trouble but then seemed to pick up some speed as it got closer, maybe it had been stopped at the signal at the bottom of the hill. Enjoyed watching one of these machines working hard, anyway.

     
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    It does seem to have been a little bit late from Lewisham to Stevenage but ran well for the rest of the trip, 112 early into Scunthorpe RG by not having the big layover at Trent TC, a good run back to Chaddesden on 1606 6Z42 and then 0F54 to Toton, presumably any of 028, 046 or 055 will be out tomorrow on a Toton to Leeds Balm Road and on to Chaddesden before ending at Kingmoor

    56091 worked 1018 0Z56 Carlisle to Kingmoor and 1100 0Z57 to Leicester LIP
     
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    60028 worked its first turn since the 19th, this mornings 0658 0Z60 Toton to Leeds Balm Road, collecting 1050 6X04 to Chaddesden and then 1546 6X20 to Kingmoor, sadly it only got as far as Clay Mills before failing, 3 hours delay while a driver and 60055 were found to replace 028 and continue to Kingmoor, it seems that 028 then returned itself to Toton, around 2 hours has been made up because of booked layovers
     
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    Seems to be a path in for Wembley/Willesden - Angerstein Wharf this afternoon. I'll be curious to see what's on that (if it runs)
     
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    I guess it's a straight choice between 028 and 046 as 055 is currently in Carlisle and one or both 56s are on its/their way from Leicester to Bristol, I see that 055 is scheduled to do a couple of round trips from Willesden tomorrow via Clapham Jct, diversion route learning perhaps?
     
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    Se gen report 6Z39 x Chad as 60017
     
  26. ExRes

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    Yes thanks, I can understand 60028 not being used but 046 has been at Toton for 3 weeks now since it returned from Bristol, I guess it must be undergoing maintenance if 017 has been hired in from DBC, 017 worked 0746 0Z39 Toton to Chaddesden, 0940 6Z39 to Willesden and 1548 6Z40 to Angerstein Wharf to form tonights 2300 to Scunthorpe Roxby Gullet

    56091 worked 1027 0F81 Leicester LIP to Bristol Barton Hill WRD

    60055 is scheduled to work tonights 2249 Kingmoor to Willesden
     
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    I can confirm it was 017 to Angerstein yesterday. Seemed to have a brand new rake of blue VTG wagons too, instead of the previously used mismatched bunch of rattly rusty ones.
     
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    With another batch of wagons on order I doubt the old ones will be around much longer, they may possibly find use with somebody once HS2 is underway seriously though, they've certainly paid their way

    The good news last night was that 60028 was back out and worked 1910 0Z60 Toton to Wembley and then 0055 6Z60 to Acton Lane Rec Sdgs
     
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    60017 worked last nights 2300 6Z41 Angerstein to Scunthorpe RG and is returning to Willesden with 1606 6Z42

    60055 worked last nights 2249 6Z27 Kingmoor to Willesden

    One of 60028/60055 worked 1446 6Z28 Willesden to Willesden via Kew, Clapham Jct and Kensington Olympia and then 1843 6Z29 Willesden to Chaddesden via MML

    56091 is at Bristol with scheduled Bristol - Wembley - Bristol trips tomorrow

    56103 remains at Leicester and 60046 at Toton where it's undergoing a 'B' exam, reported that 055 is due in for its 'B' later this week, 60029 is yet to be released from Toton while 50008 is still under the surgeons knife at Leicester
     
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    According to local reports it was 028.
     

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