- 13 Apr 2011
Seen reported elsewhere dcr have bought 60028 029 046 and 055 any idea what they intend using them for possible HS2 work springs to mind.
No FOC can single handidly take on the entire work. DB losing the mendips whilst it's a large contract DB have already stated resources are allocated to other commercial work.I would think DB will be able to handle the HS2 work on their own now they are losing the Mendip stone work. It also fits in nicely with where they will have surplus drivers (Acton) and the the surplus of heavy haul locomotion they will have after November. It would be a fair bet to assume DB will be very aggressive when bidding for HS2 work. Considering work has already started at the station sites on the route it cannot be too long before its shovels in the ground on the line itself. Govt permitting of course!
That’s interesting, I’m not that far from Maltby, I’ll try get over next week for a look.As I understand it the former colliery site is now owned by Hargreaves Land who are planning to make parts of it available for various commercial purposes, it seems that all or part of the rail infrastructure is still present so I assume that the arrival of these box wagons may well be for the start of land clearance prior to construction, perhaps this could be down to the Cappagh ownership of DCR
I think I remember seeing something about Cappagh setting up a site at Angerstein Wharf for waste transfer. Do you have any idea when the new flow is due to start?60096 out and about again yesterday on light engine training runs from Willesden to Angerstein Wharf, the reported reason being for a new traffic flow to be operated by DCR
I'm not sure how the Croft Quarry thing stands, Aggregate Industries applied last year for permission to extend the quarry in order to release another 6m tonnes of aggregate over 20 years, knowing nothing about quarrying I'm unsure whether they could quarry and infill at the same timei would expect so, turn off at cricklewood down dudding hill.
No knowledge I'm afraid, hopefully it will be permanent thing although it could well be another short term flow such as the Westbury to Southampton one from a couple of weeks ago, if 096 is being used for route learning/refreshing then whatever is going to happen will presumably be sooner rather than laterI think I remember seeing something about Cappagh setting up a site at Angerstein Wharf for waste transfer. Do you have any idea when the new flow is due to start?
A bit of googling reveals that what I remember seeing was the waste "hub" opened recently, connected to the Angerstein branch, operated by Norris Waste Management. But everything I can find about that refers to a partnership with GBRf, nothing about DCR. I think this may be where GBRf already operate a flow to Scunthorpe Roxby Gullet from?No knowledge I'm afraid, hopefully it will be permanent thing although it could well be another short term flow such as the Westbury to Southampton one from a couple of weeks ago, if 096 is being used for route learning/refreshing then whatever is going to happen will presumably be sooner rather than later
Yep - Colas sold them off to Beacon Rail Leasing, who now lease them to GBRf. 60096 here is subleased from GBRf to DCR for these initial workings - quite a bit to get your head around!Didn't realise Colas got shot of their tugs? You can see that it's been partially de-branded from Colas Rail Freight. Will this be repainted into DCR livery?
You obviously blinked Most of the old DCR locos have moved on now with just 56091 & 56103 remaining and in the current grey, I think 56303 is still around in green but was damaged a while back and is out of use pending repair/scrappingThanks for the reply! Definitely a head spinner!! I thought DCR livery was a dark hedgeleaf green?
Thanks, had a look at that. Will add it to my collection of on-train videos passing my location!Thanks for the clip BRX, it's 18 or 19 years since I signed that route but it's immediately recognisable
One you might be interested in is on YouTube titled "Doctor Hoo Railtour 8th Nov 2014", taking a charter set up the Angerstein Wharf Branch