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CraigS, 34067James

You seem to be authorities on the 6O62 Crewe-Dungeness and the 6M95 Dungeness-Willesden Brent

I'd appreciate your help - I want to take advantage of this week's weather and capture these services on the Kent main line and the Dungeness branch.

I haven't been able to find booked timings and I'd welcome some expertise!

Many thanks in advance...
6O62 should pass Ashford International at 07:55, arriving at Dungness around 09:00ish. 6M95 is booked to depart Dungeness at 16:35 and when it gets to Appledore, it waits for an Ashford bound 171 to pass. After the 171 has cleared, 6M95 comes out from the branch and usually passes through Appledore at 17:15 and Ashford at 17:35. Both 6O62 and 6M95 run via Tonbridge and Sevenoaks.

It's best to check South East Rail Gen for information on 6O62/6M95 running. There is usually a post or two about it running and with what locos allocated to it. Look out for messages titled "Dungeness Flasks", "6O62", "6M95" or something similar.

HTH :)
 
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Just the one from today of 66729 passing Etchingham station while working the Mountfield-West Burton empty gypsum

http://craigrailpics.fotopic.net/p56973329.html

Comments Welcomed :smile:
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A few shots from today shots of 66075 and 92005 at Ashford, 395004/002 at Wye, 92042 + 66145 and 92017 at Dollands Moor and 37607/688 at Dungeness, Swamp Crossing (near Lydd) and Snargate Crossing (near Appledore);

Photos @ http://craigrailpics.fotopic.net/c1661366_42.html

Video of 37607/688 @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nk6ExTf2iA&feature=channel_page
Video of 395004/002 @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdOUk2HC4Ro&feature=channel_page

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Great video of 6M95. Brought back some good memories of the day...

Thanks to your info, Google Maps and some savage driving (!), I managed to capture the service at four seminal locations along the branch: sun-kissed, scenic - and nicely complemented by two of English Electric's finest!

Alas, I'm a luddite and I shoot transparency film (Fuji Velvia has no equal!); so I can't upload my shots until I've developed and scanned 'em.

BTW, is the inside-coupled Tractor only for breakdown insurance purposes? Only '7 seemed to be doing the work yesterday.
 

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Great video of 6M95. Brought back some good memories of the day...

Thanks to your info, Google Maps and some savage driving (!), I managed to capture the service at four seminal locations along the branch: sun-kissed, scenic - and nicely complemented by two of English Electric's finest!

Alas, I'm a luddite and I shoot transparency film (Fuji Velvia has no equal!); so I can't upload my shots until I've developed and scanned 'em.

BTW, is the inside-coupled Tractor only for breakdown insurance purposes? Only '7 seemed to be doing the work yesterday.
Cheers.

Where abouts did you capture the 37s yesterday? Will be interesting to know because I'm looking for different (and decent) places to catch 6O62/6M95 on the Dungeness Branch.

Both locos on the flasks are usually in use, they certainly were last week and the week before. However, I've noticed on a few ocassions over the past few weeks that the loco between the leading one and the wagons has been DIT.

Popped over to Ashford this afternoon where I captured 47501 working a Stoneblower drag and 395005 on a test run to St Pancras. Also uploaded a shot of a Eurostar.

http://craigrailpics.fotopic.net/c1661366_50.html

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OK, the locations - and the sun was in a perfect position for all of 'em! -

1) Beside the A259, halfway between Dungeness railhead and the "Dungeness Nature Reserve" turning. Birds on the sandbank, in middle of lake, made for some foreground interest. 6M95 shot side-on.

2) Around the closed Lydd Town station. I took head-on shots, of the approaching train, from the crossing; and from the western side of the overbridge, as the leading Tractor moved onto the crossing.

3) King Street crossing, Brenzett. Looking southward down the line, as the train rounds the sharp curve. There's a great mix of trackside signage clustered around the curve.

4) Due west of Appledore station crossing. Whereas you (I guess) were setting up the video camera on that driveway to the east of the crossing, I was over the other side and took a rear 3/4 shot. But that gives a cracking view of the surrounding scenery.

Now, shots 1 and 3 need quite a long lens focal length - 250mm for location 1; and, for location 3, 800mm (yep!), mainly to emphasis the sharp curve and to hide a fencepost.
 
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OK, the locations - and the sun was in a perfect position for all of 'em! -

1) Beside the A259, halfway between Dungeness railhead and the "Dungeness Nature Reserve" turning. Birds on the sandbank, in middle of lake, made for some foreground interest. 6M95 shot side-on.

2) Around the closed Lydd Town station. I took head-on shots, of the approaching train, from the crossing; and from the western side of the overbridge, as the leading Tractor moved onto the crossing.

3) King Street crossing, Brenzett. Looking southward down the line, as the train rounds the sharp curve. There's a great mix of trackside signage clustered around the curve.

4) Due west of Appledore station crossing. Whereas you (I guess) were setting up the video camera on that driveway to the east of the crossing, I was over the other side and took a rear 3/4 shot. But that gives a cracking view of the surrounding scenery.

Now, shots 1 and 3 need quite a long lens focal length - 250mm for location 1; and, for location 3, 800mm (yep!), mainly to emphasis the sharp curve and to hide a fencepost.
Cheers for that, although I know of all them locations, haven't done shots 1 and 4 though, but have done 2 and 3. I'll have to try the Appledore shot that you did sometime. :)

I take it you was the guy in the white shirt with a camera which looked as though it had a rather large lense attached to it? :lol:

Updated my site with a couple of shots of Hastings Unit No. 1001 passing Robertsbridge on 'The Wiltshire Warrior' Railtour to Salisbury and a few shots of A1X 'Terrier' No. 3, P class No. 753 and class 33 No. 33052 on the Kent & East Sussex Railway. All taken today;

http://craigrailpics.fotopic.net/c1661366_54.html

Video of Hastings Unit 1001 @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoAg-a1ibHg&feature=channel_page
Video of 3, 753 and 33052 on the K&ESR @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1c0ZC9eKc8M&feature=channel

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Haha! Guilty as charged, your honour. Yep, that was me.

That's "home defence" grade - the camera body, lens plus monopod weigh in at nearly ten kilos!

More nornally used for fashion shoots - so I'm fairly used to looking down the lens at "a fine pair of 37's"....
Was nice to meet you then! Had a feeling it was you. :)

You're camera kit certainly looked heavy! :lol:
 

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Updated my site with a couple of shots from yesterday, of 37667 on a Stoneblower drag near Ashford and 20303/308 on the Dungeness Flasks at Snargate Crossing, and a few shots from today of 31285 + DBSO 9701 forming 1Q12 Lovers Walk-Eastleigh SERCO, which was running up and down the West Coastway route all day today.

37667 @ http://craigrailpics.fotopic.net/p57108676.html
20303 @ http://craigrailpics.fotopic.net/p57108680.html
Shots of 31285/DBSO 9701 @ http://craigrailpics.fotopic.net/c1661366_62.html

And a video of 1Q12 @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CAeii5WJmg&feature=channel_page

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Nice shots there mate 8-) I see the flask are now on a tuesday :) Will you be going down the harbour to see the VSOE if it turns up tomorrow I might do I am hoping shed 66091 is on it as it did the ECS today :p so fingers crossed and fingers crossed that it goes down the harbour.

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Nice shots there mate 8-) I see the flask are now on a tuesday :) Will you be going down the harbour to see the VSOE if it turns up tomorrow I might do I am hoping shed 66091 is on it as it did the ECS today :p so fingers crossed and fingers crossed that it goes down the harbour.
Cheers mate. :)

I had some stuff to do today so was unable to go out for anything. Weather wasn't brilliant either. I heard that 67001 and 67030 were on the VSOE, not 66091 that you were hoping for. :lol:
 

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Cheers mate. :)

I had some stuff to do today so was unable to go out for anything. Weather wasn't brilliant either. I heard that 67001 and 67030 were on the VSOE, not 66091 that you were hoping for. :lol:
Do you know if it went to the harbour at all I was also busy :-x Yeah Ian Hunt told me he saw 66091 pass him on his way back from seeing the Colas Rail 47's on the steel to dollands Moor.I thought 67001 would do the honors as it was on it yesterday to bath :D You see what livery 67010 is :p http://www.garyschofields-railwaypics.fotopic.net/p57140139.html

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Do you know if it went to the harbour at all I was also busy :-x Yeah Ian Hunt told me he saw 66091 pass him on his way back from seeing the Colas Rail 47's on the steel to dollands Moor.I thought 67001 would do the honors as it was on it yesterday to bath :D You see what livery 67010 is :p http://www.garyschofields-railwaypics.fotopic.net/p57140139.html
I'm afraid I don't know whether the VSOE went down to Folkestone Harbour in the end, probably not.

Yes I heard about 67010. Saw a couple of shots of it in it's new livery yesterday.
 

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Thanks guys, your comments are much appreciated. :D

did DBS drive there own locos or did they let MNR drivers drive them ??? :idea: and did the Skip & shed clag :lol:

You know the tour we doing to swanage with Tangmere and we was wondering what the diesel will be well on here it says ;) http://www.railtourinfo.co.uk/diesel.html#may

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I'm not too sure if DBS drove their locos or whether MNR drivers drove them, probably both.

Tbh I didn't pay much attention to the Shed and Skip so don't know whether they clagged. There was much better traction to be seen. ;)

Hope DBS aren't the TOC for the tour to Swanage. Times I have seen for the tour show the ECS coming from Southall so I assume it will be WCR operated.
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Updated my site with a shot of 08596 shunting MK4 stock at Alexandra Palace on 29th March and a couple of shots from today of 31459 with Inspection Saloon Caroline at Rye and Robertsbridge;

Photos @ http://craigrailpics.fotopic.net/c1661366_69.html

Video of 31459 at Rye http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1zN8B7oGY0&feature=channel_page
Video of 08596 at Ally Pally http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRuHcVhSYqE&feature=channel

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Thanks guys, your comments are much appreciated. :D



I'm not too sure if DBS drove their locos or whether MNR drivers drove them, probably both.

Tbh I didn't pay much attention to the Shed and Skip so don't know whether they clagged. There was much better traction to be seen. ;)

Hope DBS aren't the TOC for the tour to Swanage. Times I have seen for the tour show the ECS coming from Southall so I assume it will be WCR operated.
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Updated my site with a shot of 08596 shunting MK4 stock at Alexandra Palace on 29th March and a couple of shots from today of 31459 with Inspection Saloon Caroline at Rye and Robertsbridge;

Photos @ http://craigrailpics.fotopic.net/c1661366_69.html

Video of 31459 at Rye http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1zN8B7oGY0&feature=channel_page
Video of 08596 at Ally Pally http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRuHcVhSYqE&feature=channel

Comments Welcomed. :smile:
Ok lol I check this thursday for the shed I seen Skips clag but a GM verison :D Why dont you want DBS to be the TOC for the tour ?Alway tours I have seen that gone onto Preserved Railways has always been EWS/DBS:???: Could the bit from Southall be ECS for tangmere if in DBS control .But if it is in WCRC hands then I hope for a 37 or a 33 and not a 47 is that 37 still at southall that brought ECS down the other day?

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Ok lol I check this thursday for the shed I seen Skips clag but a GM verison :D Why dont you want DBS to be the TOC for the tour ?Alway tours I have seen that gone onto Preserved Railways has always been EWS/DBS:???: Could the bit from Southall be ECS for tangmere if in DBS control .But if it is in WCRC hands then I hope for a 37 or a 33 and not a 47 is that 37 still at southall that brought ECS down the other day?

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I don't want DBS to do it because it means having a 66 or 67 taking the tour back to London, whereas if it was WCR operated, something like a 37 or 47 would take the train back. I prefer 37s and 47s to 66s and 67s.

I haven't done many tours that have actually gone onto a preserved railway, the only one I can think of was UK Railtours' Oozlum Bird Number 2 from Victoria-Alton via lines around London back in February 2008. TOC was EWS and traction was 2 GBRf 73s. A lot of tours onto preserved railways do seem to be operated by DBS/EWS but that doesn't mean WCR don't!

I guess the ECS from Southall to Victoria could be operated by DBS along with the whole tour, however, it seems (to me at least) that it is likely going to be WCR operated.

I'm afraid I don't know whether that 37 (706 I think) is still at Southall.
 

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I don't want DBS to do it because it means having a 66 or 67 taking the tour back to London, whereas if it was WCR operated, something like a 37 or 47 would take the train back. I prefer 37s and 47s to 66s and 67s.

I haven't done many tours that have actually gone onto a preserved railway, the only one I can think of was UK Railtours' Oozlum Bird Number 2 from Victoria-Alton via lines around London back in February 2008. TOC was EWS and traction was 2 GBRf 73s. A lot of tours onto preserved railways do seem to be operated by DBS/EWS but that doesn't mean WCR don't!

I guess the ECS from Southall to Victoria could be operated by DBS along with the whole tour, however, it seems (to me at least) that it is likely going to be WCR operated.

I'm afraid I don't know whether that 37 (706 I think) is still at Southall.
Unless DBS put a 37 on it :lol: that one you saw on the MNR 8-)EWS using 2 GBRF 73's :lol: Well Im sure we find out at VIC or gen when waiting for the ecs to turn up but first I got my shed tour this thrusday :D.

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Unless DBS put a 37 on it :lol: that one you saw on the MNR 8-)EWS using 2 GBRF 73's :lol: Well Im sure we find out at VIC or gen when waiting for the ecs to turn up but first I got my shed tour this thrusday :D.
DBS putting one of their 37s on a tour down in the South East? Yeah right! :lol: Believe 37425 (the one that visited the MNR) hasn't got OTMR, if so that won't be used on the mainline at all!

Yes, we will find out about what diesel hauls us back to London, either from the gen sites or at Victoria on the morning of the tour.

Have fun on the tour to Swanage on Thursday. Lovely GM thrash for you. :lol:

Updated my site with a few shots from today of 92017 and 395003 + 395005 at Sevington (Ashford) and 37610/605 in glorious sunlight at Snargate Crossing (near Appledore).

Photos @ http://craigrailpics.fotopic.net/c1661366_72.html

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DBS putting one of their 37s on a tour down in the South East? Yeah right! :lol: Believe 37425 (the one that visited the MNR) hasn't got OTMR, if so that won't be used on the mainline at all!

Yes, we will find out about what diesel hauls us back to London, either from the gen sites or at Victoria on the morning of the tour.

Have fun on the tour to Swanage on Thursday. Lovely GM thrash for you. :lol:

Updated my site with a few shots from today of 92017 and 395003 + 395005 at Sevington (Ashford) and 37610/605 in glorious sunlight at Snargate Crossing (near Appledore).

Photos @ http://craigrailpics.fotopic.net/c1661366_72.html

Comments Welcomed :)

:lol::lol::lol:

Yeah I will do mate & I get some nice GM Ying Thrash :lol: But I am happy now as I hear 66152 is ment to be booked on the london end of the tour its bring the coachs to wembley tonight and they are leaving it on the set.


Nice shots there like the shot of 92017 & the 2x DRS 37's plus 3 flask :o


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James
 
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