Holytown 11.7.12

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Spent the afternoon at a soaking wet Holytown. Here are my sightings

92041 6S51 Carlisle Yard - Mossend Departmental 14.55

390112 London Euston - Glasgow Central 15.03

*unusual to see a pendilino operate via Holytown especially during the day*

320322+318257 Lanark - Milngavie 15.18

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Milgavie - Lanark 15.55

66305 4M82 Coatbridge - Daventry DRS Intermodal 16.12

*was fully loaded*

66545 6B34 Viewpark - Oxwellmains Empty Cement 16.22

*unusually had cargowagons as well as cement tanks in consist, had to slam brakes on approaching the 20 mph speed restriction at the Shotts Junction*

66554 4S41 Rugeley - Hunterston empty coal 16.22

92019 6S94 Dollans Moor - Irvine Slurry Tanks 16.50

Also from yesterday at Cleland

66719+66736 0S66 Doncaster - Bridgeton Yard Loco move
 
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Is Holytown station looking any better since its refurbishment?
It's not a station I have actually visited before,

390112 London Euston - Glasgow Central 15.03

*unusual to see a pendilino operate via Holytown especially during the day*
The 04:28 Glasgow - Euston normally operates via Holytown
Was there any reason why this service operated via Holytown?
Equally, if this northbound service passed through Holytown at 15:03, would it be the 11:20 Birmingham New Street - Glasgow, or the 10:30 Euston - Glasgow?
 

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Is Holytown station looking any better since its refurbishment?
It's not a station I have actually visited before,


The 04:28 Glasgow - Euston normally operates via Holytown
Was there any reason why this service operated via Holytown?
Equally, if this northbound service passed through Holytown at 15:03, would it be the 11:20 Birmingham New Street - Glasgow, or the 10:30 Euston - Glasgow?
The only real change to Holytown is the addition of a disabled access ramp from the housing scheme down to the Glasgow Bound Platform. They have also recently replaced a crossover and some of the OHLE masts at the Shotts / Wishaw line junction to the East of the station. They havent done anything to the station its self for a while.

Not really sure if there was a reason for the Pendilino running via Holytown. I suppose it could just have been diverted that way to keep the drivers route knowledge up. Thats the first time I've seen a Pendilino at Holytown in the 2 years I've been going there.
 
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