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Swindon ---> Callow Hill ---> Acton Turville ---> Chipping Sodbury

Discussion in 'UK Railway Discussion' started by dugdug03, 31 Oct 2011.

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  1. dugdug03

    dugdug03 Member

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    Hey guys, Im not 100% sure where to post this so ill try here.....

    I've recently been spending the odd hour in Callow Hill and ive noticed a number of frieght movements and of course loads of HST over last few weeks,

    I just after more information on this routing... Ive seen a couple of class 66 hauled container workings and the odd class 70...

    a couple days ago a light class 60 went through and ive noticed a fair few other class 66's go through on other frieght workings...

    Can anyone advise me of any sort of information, for example where they all head to... where i can get diagrams so i know when the best time to see frieght workings or even best days to catch movements... and what else i can expect to see or is it just going to be 66's and 70's
     
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  3. Twoonthebuzzer

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    Hey there!!

    On the badminton lines all passenger workings are FGW HST services to/from London and south Wales!

    Freight workings are more sporadic! Although not a huge amount is on this line, there is a nice steady mixture throughout the day!

    The most common at the moment are the Avonmouth - Didcot P.S. coal runs!
    There are normally a few of these a day in each direction!

    There are also a couple of container trains from Wentloog - Southampton in each direction! Timings for these are a little more unpredictable, but generally there is one to Wentloog around sunrise, one to Southampton late morning and another couple late evening!

    The Theale - Robeston tanks are a good shot for a class 60, these normally run a couple of times a week!

    Then there is steel from Llanwern - Dollands Moor, tarmac from Hayes - Swansea, enterprise movements between Newport/Didcot/Wembley, ballast workings from Crawley/Acton to Stoke Gifford, Occassional MOD traffic between Didcot and Wentloog, and other bits and prices between south Wales, Didcot and London!

    Freightmaster would be a good option if your seriously interested in seeing specific freight! I believe they have timetables for both Bristol Parkway and Swindon, so you could work out timings for any location inbetween pretty comfortably!
     
  4. dugdug03

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    Thank you for taking the time to reply! i have found this very helpful! i have some filiming of callow hill on youtube and will see if i get over the sometime this week for a few hours
     
  5. Freightmaster

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    Those timetables no longer exist these days (replaced by Pilning and Uffington),
    but I am more than happy to provide 'bespoke' timetables for just about
    any location (such as Chipping Sodbury or Hullavington) on request for
    current FMonline subscribers....

    MARK
     
  6. dugdug03

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    Im happy to sit and wait and see if any suprises come along :)
     
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