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  Saturday 31/10/09


  • 47703 = working at Wensleydale Railway?.

  • Shown on WNXX.com recently is 47810, a Harry Needle owned loco but now in DRS colours.
  • 47105 did not work today as its steam heating capabilities were not required.
    thanks for news today: David Moorcraft, Matt Spencer.




  •   Friday 30/10/09


  • 47270 = 0Z47 1000 Craigentinny-Aberdeen/ 0Z47 1510 Aberdeen-Craigentinny.
  • 47501 = 0F03 0451 Norwich CP-Colchester Sidings.
  • 47727 = 0E61 0516 Doncaster West Yard-Peterborough/ then with 47739 on 4E61.
  • 47727 + 47739 = 4L62 1710 Burton Power Station-Tilbury.
  • 47739 = 4E61 0400 Tilbury-Burton Power Station + 47727 from Peterborough, two hours late after a fatality delayed it.
  • 47805 + 47769 (in tow?) = 7Z98 0535 Dollands Moor-Dagenham Dock.
  • 47805 + 47812(multi?) with 47769 in tow = 7Z81 1832 Dagenham Dock-Dollands Moor.

    47802=Carlisle Kingmoor(exam). 47815/839=Derby RTC. 47832=Gresty Bridge.

  • 47805 worked 7Z98 yesterday with 47739 instead of 47769 as this had suffered a battery issue. 769 should be available for service by today.

    thanks for news today: 47543, Driff47844, Ian Hall.




  •   Thursday 29/10/09


  • 47270 = 0Z47 1000 Craigentinny-Aberdeen/ 0Z47 1510 Aberdeen-Craigentinny.
  • 47739 + 47805* multi = 7Z98 1130 Dollands Moor-Dagenham Docks. (retimed from 0535)
  • 47812 = 6Z47 0200 Small Heath LaFarge-Burton Yard/ 6Z48 1305 Burton Yard-Dollands Moor/ 0Z48 2200 Dollands Moor-Ashford Yard.

    47769=Dollands Moor(OOS, battery fault).

  • 47727 was allocated 0Z47 1100 Doncaster West Yard-Worcester but this was cancelled.
    thanks for news today: 31466, Driff47844, Mark Jamieson, DP.




  •   Wednesday 28/10/09


  • 47270 = 0Z47 1000 Craigentinny-Aberdeen/ 0Z47 1510 Aberdeen-Craigentinny.
  • 47727 = 0Z47 0600 Doncaster West Yard-Heaton CS/ 0Z43 1255 Heaton CS-Loughborough Works with 43067 + 43123 in tow/ 0Z48 1830 Loughborough Works-Doncaster West Yard.
  • 47739 + 47769 = 0Z81 1210 Ashford Yard-Dagenham Dock/ 7Z81 1832 Dagenham Dock-Dollands Moor.

  • A BR 'blue coloured 47' has appeared at Crewe Heritage Centre, hidden by 47192(D1842), although 47575 is expected to receive BR blue at some point it is not thought that the repaint had begun.
  • 47847 will not receive its load-banking this week, it could now be done next week.
  • Workings known for 47105 and 47376 on Sunday have been added.

    thanks for news today: Driff47844, DP, Brian Sherrington, Scott Spencer, Mike Stone, AW, Dazx.




  •   Tuesday 27/10/09


  • 47270 = 0Z47 1000 Craigentinny-Aberdeen/ 0Z47 1510 Aberdeen-Craigentinny.
  • 47727 = 0Z47 0955 Worcester Yard-Doncaster West Yard.
  • 47812 = 0Z48 1200 Crewe HS-Wembley/ 0Z48 1906 Wembley-Ashford Yard/ 0Z47 2145 Ashford Yard-Dollands Moor/ 6Z47 2350 Dollands Moor-Small Heath LaFarge.



    47727, above, heading to Doncaster on 0Z47 today, 27/10/09. Photo Copyright: Martian

    thanks for news today: Dave E, Martian.




  •   Monday 26/10/09


  • 47270 = 0Z48 1130 Washwood Heath-Craigentinny via WCML.
  • 47739 + 47769 = 0Z98 0415 Ashford Yard-Dollands Moor/ 7Z98 0924 Dollands Moor-Dagenham Dock/ 7Z81 1832 Dagenham Docks-Dollands Moor.
  • 47805 = 7Z98 0535 Dollands Moor-Dagenham Dock to Ashford International & failed/ 0Z47 0645 Ashford International-Ashford CS.
  • 47812 = 0Z49 0807 Craigentinny–Crewe LNWR, at least four hours late, blocked in by a 67 (through Carnforth after 1700).



  • Photo page has been updated, including a few shots of 47270 (image copyright Neil Boden, above) and 47105 plus a few others.

  • Note 47270 and 47812 swapping, with 270 to work this weeks 0Z48 trips to Aberdeen as per 812 last week. 270 is booked to pass Bescot at 1220, Warrington 1340, Lancaster 1443, Carlisle 1552, and Lockerbie at 1647 after a layover at Quintishill loop.


    thanks for news today: 31466, Driff47844, AN, DP, Ben Wheeler.




  •   Sunday 25/10/09


  • 47105 = 0935 Toddington-Cheltenham Racecourse/ 1025 return/ 1540 Todd.-Winchcombe/ 1605 Winchcombe-Todd.
  • 47105 + 47376 = 1240 Toddington-Winchcombe(tandem)/ 1310 Winchcombe-Toddington(105 with 376 on rear).
  • 47376 = 1115 Todd.-Winchcombe/ 1140 rtn/ 1340 Todd.-Cheltenham Racecourse/ 1440 return.
  • 47739 = 0Z47 1430 Rugby OLE-Ashford Yard.
  • 47760 in tow + 37676 = 5Z38 1330 Leicester Yard-Carnforth.
  • 47786 + 47826 t'n't = 5Z26 1200 Barnetby-Carnforth.

  • Tomorrow 47270 should work 0Z48 1130 Washward Heath-Craigentinny passing New Street 1157, Stafford 1243, Crewe 1316, Warrington BQ 1340, Wigan NW 1354, Preston 14.15a-14.24d, Lancaster 1443, Oxenholme 1502, Carlisle 1552, Lockerbie 1647, Carstairs avoider 1738, Arr Craigentinny 1822.
    thanks for news today: 37069, Crumb, Driff47844, Simon Travers, Ben Wheeler, Stuart Wood.




  •   Saturday 24/10/09


  • 47760 + 37676 t'n't = 5Z31 0530 Leicester Yard-Leicester/ 1Z31 0551 Leicester-Carlisle to Hellifield Loop/ 0Z31 1141 Hellifield Loop-York/ 1Z35 1637 Carlisle-Leicester from York.
  • 47786 + 47826 t'n't = 5Z22 0529 Barnetby-Cleethorpes/ 1Z22 0610 Cleethorpes-Carlisle via S&C/ 1Z24 1357 Carlisle-Cleethorpes via Sellafield (786 to Carnforth, then 826)/ 5Z25 2159 Cleethorpes-Barnetby.
  • 47832? + 47739 = 0Z47 0730 Ashford Yard-Rugby OLE.
  • 47832? = 0Z47 1211 Rugby OLE-Crewe Gresty Bridge.
  • 47840 = 1220 Minehead-Bishops Lydeard/ 1600 Bishops Lydeard-Minehead.

    47815=DerbyRVEL(A Exam & special checks, exp OK 28/10).
    47839=DerbyRVEL(B exam & special checks).
    47843=CreweLNWR(OOS, still awaiting a vacancy on the LNWR jacks).

  • February 1989 has been updated in the archive section with many new scottish workings added between 20th-25th.
  • 47840 tomorrow should work the 1220 Minehead-Bishops Lydeard and return with D9526 piloting on the 1600 Bishops Lydeard-Minehead.
  • 47847 - positive news - it will be load banked at Eastleigh on Wednesday, it may have a test run as soon as the week after!
  • The September 2009, August 2009, July 2009, June 2009, May 2009 and April 2009 loco logs have been completed recently. These pages provide an interesting view of the loco workings, if you spot anything you can add (especially with regards to whether you've seen locos in tow and if so which one was leading, or in multiple on the recent freight workings) or if you can answer any of the questions in red please email Shaun at sulzerpower@yahoo.co.uk
    thanks for news today: 31466, Crumb, Dave C, Driff47844, DP.




  •   Friday 23/10/09


  • 47270 = 6Z56 0615 Washwood Heath-Boston Docks/ 0Z56 1300 Boston Docks-Washwood Heath.
  • 47739 + 47832 = 0Z98 0415 Ashford Yard-Dollands Moor/ 7Z98 0924 Dollands Moor-Dagenham Dock/ 7Z81 1832 Dagenham Docks-Dollands Moor.
  • 47760 + 37676 t'n't = 5Z30 1122 Carnforth-Leicester Sidings(37).
  • 47786 + 47826 t'n't = 5Z21 0836 Carnforth-Barnetby(786).
  • 47802 = 0Z47 0942 Gresty Bridge-Carlisle Kingmoor.
  • 47812 = 0Z48 1000 Craigentinny-Aberdeen/ 0Z48 1510 Aberdeen-Craigentinny.

    47150/289=Basford Hall(OOS). 47237(ADFL)=Horton Rd. 47245=SouthallDMU. 47270(HTLX)=see above. 47501=Colchester. 47580/773=Tyseley. 47709(XHHP)=Eastleigh(OOS). 47712=Crown Point. 47727=Gresty Bridge. 47749=RugbyOLE(OOS). 47760=see above. 47769(RTLO)=AshfordCS. 47786/826=see above. 47787=Carnforth. 47790(XHHP)=Carlisle Kingmoor(OOS). 47791(XHHP)=Barrow Hill(OOS). 47802=see above. 47804=Craigentinny. 47805(RTLO)=AshfordCS. 47810/818(HNRL)=Barrow Hill. 47811=Dagenham Dock. 47812(RTLO)=Craigentinny. 47813(HNRL)=Doncaster West Yard. 47815=DerbyRTC. 47816/830=Basford Hall(OOS). 47828(ADFL)=Doncaster West Yard. 47839=DerbyRTC. 47841(XHHP)=Eastleigh(OOS). 47843=Crewe(exam). 47847=Eastleigh(OOS). 47848/853=Crewe. 47851=Carnforth. 47854=Carnforth(OOS).

  • Photo page updated, 23/10/09.
  • Note 47237 and 47828 are still in the Advenza ADFL pool.
  • 47812 on Monday; suffered a minor coolant leak spotted by the onboard fitter following repairs at Derby and was looped at Derby. RVEL attended and repaired the leak on the scene and topped up the coolant and the loco continued to Crewe, carrying on to Craigentinny as reported on Tuesday. The move it is currently working should be continuing with a 47 next week (M-F).

    thanks for news today: 31466, Eliot Andersen, Neil Boden, Crumb, darkglasses, Steve Kibble, Roddy MacPhee, Jack Mills, AN, Matt Powell.




  •   Thursday 22/10/09


  • 47769 + 47805 = 6Z47 0200 Small Heath Lafarge-Burton Yard/ 6Z48 1305 Burton Yard-Dollands Moor (769 dit)/ 0Z48 2200 Dollands Moor-Ashford.
  • 47812 = 0Z48 1000 Craigentinny-Aberdeen/ 0Z48 1510 Aberdeen-Craigentinny.

    thanks for news today: Crumb, Driff47844, DRS 37059.




  •   Wednesday 21/10/09


  • 47739 + 47832 multi = 7Z81 1832 Dagenham Dock-Dollands Moor.
  • 47769 = 0Z47 1004 Derby RTC-Tyseley.
  • 47812 = 0Z48 1000 Craigentinny-Aberdeen/ 0Z48 1510 Aberdeen-Craigentinny.
  • 47832 = 0Z81 1210 Ashford yard-Dagenham Dock.
  • 47839 = 0Z47 0700 Tyseley-Derby RTC.

    47853=Crewe DMD.

  • Expect 47769 on 6Z47/6Z48 Burton move tomorrow. 66841 and 66842 are thought to be moving to Colas Rail, so don't expect 47s for too much longer on all of these trains unfortunately.
  • 47812 only went to Crewe on 0Z47 on Monday, continuing to Craigentinny on Tuesday having allegedly suffered a coolant problem.

    thanks for news today: class47man, Driff47844, Roger Smith.




  •   Tuesday 20/10/09


  • 47805 + 47839 = 0Z47 2135 Tonbridge Yard-Dollands Moor/ 6Z47 2350 Dollands Moor-Small Heath LaFarge.
  • 47812 = 0Z47 1000 Crewe HS-Craigentinny.

  • 47812 was booked to work 0Z48 1000 Craigentinny-Aberdeen/ 0Z48 1510 Aberdeen-Craigentinny, but these were cancelled.

  • October 1988 , November 1988 and December 1988 has been updated in the archives section with new workings added.
    thanks for news today: class47man, Mike Birch, Roddy MacPhee, AN.




  •   Monday 19/10/09


  • 47580 + 37264 in tow = 0Z37 1140 Kidderminster-Tyseley.
  • 47712 towing 20301 + 37601 = 0Z47 0900 Willesden Brent-Stowmarket.
  • 47760 = 0Z47 0800 Carnforth-York.
  • 47760 + 37516 in tow = 0Z47 1235 York-Carnforth.
  • 47804 = 1H84 0807 Dundee-Edinburgh/ 5H84 1011 Edinburgh-Craigentinny.
  • 47812 = 0Z47 1340 Derby RTC-Craigentinny to Crewe HS.

    47749=Rugby.

  • April 1989 has been updated with many new scottish workings added between 17th to 22nd.
    thanks for news today: Birchwood, Crumb, Driff47844, Eliot Andersen, AN, Richard Moxon, Matt Powell, Phil Precious, Simon Travers, Sharpo.




  •   Sunday 18/10/09


  • 47786 + 47826 t'n't = 5Z68 1330 Doncaster West Yard-Carnforth(786).
  • 47804 = 1H81 0845 Kyle of Lochalsh-Carrbridge/ 1Z82 1925 Carrbridge-Dundee via Perth.
  • 47851 + 37676 t'n't = 5Z65 0935 Bishops Lydeard-Carnforth.
    thanks for news today: Crumb, Wardy.




  •   Saturday 17/10/09


  • 37516 + 37676 + 47851 on rear = 1Z64 0522 Taunton-York to Bristol Parkway, 37516 failed.
  • 47786 + 47826 t'n't = 1Zxx xxxx Sheffield-London(786 to Derby, steam forward with 826 on rear)/ 1Zxx xxxx London-Sheffield(steam to Derby with 826 on rear, 786 forward).
  • 47804 = 1H80 1000 Keith-Kyle of Lochalsh.
  • 47851 + 37516 + 37676 on rear = 5Z64 0405 Bristol Parkway-Taunton.
  • 47851 + 37676 in tandem = 1Z64 0522 Taunton-York from Bristol Parkway.
  • 47851 + 37676 t'n't = 1Z65 1619 York-Taunton (851)/ 5Z64 2324 Taunton-Bishops Lydeard.

    thanks for news today: Shaun C, Big Dan, Wardy.




  •   Friday 16/10/09


  • 37601 + 37059 + 47802 in tow = 0Z37 1015 Norwich CP-Crewe Gresty Bridge.
  • 47739 + 47805 multi = 7Z98 0537 Dollands Moor-Dagenham.
  • 47786 + 47826 = 5Zxx 10xx Carnforth-Doncaster West Yard(786).
  • 47787 = 5Z64 0730 Carnforth-Bristol Parkway to Stafford & failed - towed back to Crew by 37516 + 37676 then see 47851.
  • 47804 = 1H91 0807 Dundee-Edinburgh/ 5H91 1011 Edinburgh-Craigentinny/ 5H79 1251 Craigentinny-Edinburgh/ 1H79 1341 Edinburgh-Keith.
  • 47832 = 6Z47 1015 Rugby-Westerleigh.
  • 47851 + 57601 in tow = 0Z64 1240 Carnforth-Carnforth via Crewe where 47851 was removed.
  • 47851 = 5Z64 0730 Carnforth-Bristol Parkway from Crewe.

    47749=Rugby.

  • 47402 *is not* working at the ELR gala at all this weekend, although there is a photo of it on the roster list of the Bury Diesels site it clearly isn't on the actual list of loco numbers.

    thanks for news today: 37059, 37609, AN, Big Bird, Big Dan, Gwot, AN, Simon Travers.




  •   Thursday 15/10/09


  • 47270 + 50008 in tow = 0Z50 0635 Washward Heath-Bury Heywood.
  • 47270 = 0Z47 1412 Heywood-Washwood Heath.
  • 47501 = 0F03 0451 Crown Point-Colchester/ 0W03 1458 Colchester-Shenfield.
  • 47712 = 6C42 1338 Sellafield-Carlisle Kingmoor.
  • 47739 + 47805 multi = 0Z81 0900 Ashford Yard-Dagenham.
  • 47804 = 5H90 1134 Boat of Garten-Aviemore/ 1H90 1236 Aviemore-Dundee via Inverness & Aberdeen.
  • 47839 = 6Z47 0200 Small Heath-Burton West Yard/ 6Z48 1305 Burton-Dollands Moor/ 0Z48 2200 Dollands Moor-Ashford CS.

  • Tomorrow, 47832 should be doing a 6Z47 1015 Rugby OLE-Westerleigh (arr 1410) and
    0Z47 1500 Westerleigh-Tyseley.
  • Weds news added too, many thanks to those who continue to provide info when they can, especially regarding the various freight movements which can prove hard to track for future record without your help. The comments box below each days news can be used if you find this easier than email.

    thanks for news today: 37059, Darren Armstrong, Neil Boden, Roger Smith.




  •   Wednesday 14/10/09


  • 47501 = 0F03 0451 Crown Point–Colchester.
  • 47804 = 5H89 1251 Craigentinny-Edinburgh/ 1H89 1341 Edinburgh–Dalwhinnie/ 5H89 1806 Dalwhinnie–Boat of Garten.
  • 47832 + 47839 multi = 6Z47 2350(13/09) Dollands Moor-Small Heath (832 off at Tyseley?).
  • 47832 = 0Z47 1300 Tyseley-Colas Depot Rugby.
  • 47853 dead in tow behind 86101 = 0Z87 1800 Carlisle–Warrington Mail Terminal/ 0Z87 2000 Warrington MT–Crewe.

    47749=Rugby(OOS).

    thanks for news today: 37609, Andy Cleaver, Roger Smith, Matt Spencer, Keith Webber.




  •   Tuesday 13/10/09


  • 47739 + 47805 = 7Z81 1832 Dagenham-Dollands Moor.
  • 47804 = 1H84 0807 Dundee-Edinburgh/ 5H84 1011 Edinburgh-Craigentinny.
  • 47832 + 47839 mutli = 0Z47 2145 Ashford-Dollands Moor/ then see 6Z47 tomorrow.

    thanks for news today: Driff47844, Dave Earwaker.




  •   Monday 12/10/09


  • 47712 = 4Z69 1835 Carlisle Kingmoor-Coatbridge/ 4Z70 2324 Coatbridge-Carlisle Kingmoor.
  • 47786 + 47826 t'n't = 1Z44 0920 Fort William-Leicester to Preston(786).
  • 47787 and 47786 + 47826 on rear = 1Z44 0920 Fort William-Leicester from Preston(787).
  • 47804 = 5H82 1110 Boat of Garten-Kingussie/ 1H82 1257 Kingussie-Dundee (reverse at Perth).
  • 47839 = 0Z47 0932 Tyseley-Ashford CS.

    47237(ADFL)=Gloucester. 47245=Southall(last working from VIC). 47270(HTLX*)=Washwood Heath. 47501(XHNC)=Crown Point. 47580=Kidderminster. 47709(XHHP)Eastleigh(OOS). 47712(XHNC)=see above. 47727=Gresty Bridge. 47739=Dagenham Dock. 47749=Rugby. 47760=Carnforth. 47769=Crewe. 47773=Tyseley. 47786=Carnforth. 47787=Carnforth. 47790(XHHP)=Carlisle Kingmoor. 47798=YorkNRM. 47802=Colchester. 47805=Dagenham Dock. 47812=DerbyRTC(repairs). 47815=DerbyRTC(repairs). 47826=Carnforth. 47828(ADFL)=Doncaster. 47832(XHNC)=Ashford(Colas). 47839(RTLO)=see above. 47841(XHHP)=Eastleigh(OOS). 47843=Crewe(exam). 47847=Eastleigh(OOS). 47848=Crewe. 47851=Carnforth. 47853(RTLO)=Carlisle(OOS). 47854=Carnforth(OOS).

    thanks for news today: Andrew Mc Donald, Nick Scott, Martin Taylor.




  •   Sunday 11/10/09, updated 0815, 1915


  • 47765 + 20154 + 25279 t'n't 1A03 0955 Ruddington-Loughbourgh/ 1D04 1045 Loughbourgh-Ruddington.
  • 47292 + 25279 t'n't 1A07 1200 Ruddington-Loughbourgh.
  • 47292 + 25279 (31452 after Rushcliffe Halt) t'n't 1D08 1245 Loughbourgh-Ruddington.
  • 47765 + 20154 t'n't 1A09 1300 Ruddington-Loughborough/ 1D10 1345 Loughborough-Ruddington (47 removed at Rushcliffe Halt).
    47765 + 20007 t'n't 1D12 1445 Loughborough-Ruddington (47 attached at Rushcliffe Halt)/ 1A15 Ruddington-Loughborough/ 1D16 Loughborough-Ruddington.
  • 47786 + 47826 t'n't=1Z44 0920 Fort William-Leicester(786)/ 5Z44 2317 Leicester-Carnforth. Timings
  • 47804=1H81 0845 Kyle of Lochalsh-Carrbridge/ 5H81 1747 Carrbridge-Boat of Garten.

  • There is a 0Z47 1730 Carnforth-Preston booked to run today, arrive 1807.
  • 47580 should run 0Z59 1815 Kidderminster-Tyseley on Tuesday 13/10/09.
    thanks for news today: Crumb, AN.




  •   Saturday 10/10/09


  • 47292 + 56097 t'n't = 1A07 1200 Ruddington-Loughborough(292 to Ruddington Sth Jct)/ 1D08 1245 Loughborough-Ruddington(292 to Ruddington Sth Jct).
  • 47292 + 47765 + 25279 t'n't = 1A15 1600 Ruddington-Loughborough(292+765 to Ruddington Sth Jct)/ 1D16 1645 Loughborough-Ruddington(292+765 to Ruddington Sth Jct).
  • 47580 = 1520 Kidderminster-Bridgenorth/ 1755 Bridgenorth-Kidderminster.
  • 47765 + 25279 t'n't = 1A11 1400 Ruddington-Loughborough(765 to Ruddington Sth Jct)/ 1D12 1445 Loughborough-Ruddington(765 to Ruddington Sth Jct, 56 attached also and worked in tandem from Rushcliffe Halt).
  • 47804 = 1H80 1000 Keith-Kyle of Lochalsh.

  • August 1988 & September 1988 have been updated today in the Archives Section with many new workings added.
  • 47786 + 47826 should return from Fort William-Leicester tomorrow, timings can be found Here
  • Future Workings page has been updated, corrections and additions very welcome.
  • Forgot to mention yesterday, the photo page has been updated.

    thanks for news today: Big John, Crumb, Dave Earwaker.




  •   Friday 09/10/09


  • 47270 = 0Z56 0655 Washwood Heath-Fletton/ 0Z57 1345 Fletton-Butterley with 31271, 45133 & 50008 in tow.
  • 47580 = 1120 Kidderminster-Bridgenorth/ 1355 Bridgenorth-Kidderminster/ 1640 Kidderminster-Bridgenorth/ light engine 1900 Bridgenorth-Kidderminster.
  • 47739 + 47805 multi = 0Z81 1200 Ashford-Dagenham/ 7Z81 1832 Dagenham-Dollands Moor/ 0Z56 2235 Dollands Moor-Ashford.
  • 47786 + 47826 t'n't = 1Z43 0555 Leicester-Fort William.
  • 47804 = 1H84 0807 Dundee-Edinburgh/ 5H84 1011 Edinburgh-Craigentinny/ 5H79 1251 Craigentinny-Edinburgh/ 1H79 1341 Edinburgh-Keith.

  • July 1988 has been updated today in the Archives Section with many new workings added.
  • 47712 went to Workington yesterday.

    thanks for news today: Geoff1432002, Crumb, Mr T, DRS 37059.




  •   Thursday 08/10/09


  • 47270 + 31190=0Z47 1000 Washwood Heath-Washwood Heath to Norton Bridge(47 out, 31 back)/ later returned north again to Stafford (from???) with 47 running round 31 around 1630.
  • 47580=1120 Kidderminster-Bridgenorth/ 1355 Bridgenorth-Kidderminster/ 1640 Kidderminster-Bridgenorth/ light engine 1900 Bridgenorth-Kidderminster.
  • 47712=0Z47 1239 Carlisle Kingmoor-Workington.
  • 47739 + 47805=7Z98 0537 Dollands Moor-Dagenham.
  • 47786 + 47826 t'n't=5Z43 1118 Carnforth-Leicester(826).
  • 47804=5H82 1110 Boat of Garten-Kingussie/ 1H82 1257 Kingussie-Dundee, run-round/shunt at Perth.
  • 47832=6Z48 1305 Burton West Yard-Dollands Moor to Dorridge Down Goods Loop/ light to Tyseley?.
  • 47839=0Z87 1045 Worcester Yard-Long Marston with 87004, 87013 & 87014 in tow/ 0Z47 1315 Long Marston-Tyseley/ light to Dorridge?/ 6Z48 from Dorridge Down Goods Loop-Dollands Moor?/ 0Z48 2200 Dollands Moor-Ashford Yard.

    thanks for news today: Big Dan, Crumb, Driff47844, Jeff47600, 31466, Dave Earwaker, Lou Johnson, Mike Stone.




  •   Wednesday 07/10/09



  • 47245 + 37706 in tow? = 0Z47 0850 Carnforth Steamtown–Southall.
  • 47773 + 86259 in tow? = 0Z21 1037 Tyseley-Soho LMD/ 0Z22 1116 Soho LMD-Tyseley.
  • 47804 = 1H81 0932 Strathcarron-Carrbridge/ 5H81 1740 Carrbridge-Boat of Garten.
  • 47812 + 47815 (multi?) = 0Z48 1337 Crewe HS-DerbyRTC.
  • 47839 = 0Z47 0930 Tyseley-Crewe.
  • 47839 hauling 87004 + 87013 + 87014 = 0Z87 1329 Crewe CSFL-Worcester Yard.

  • June 1988 has been updated today in the Archives Section with many new workings added.
  • 47270 has had worked completed at Washwood Heath & is booked a test tomorrow. Booked 0Z47 1010 Washwood Heath-Washwood Heath via Crewe. Timings can be found here.
  • 47580 is in use at the Severn Valley Railway this weekend, times for this are;
    Thursday 8th = 1120 Kidderminster-Bridgnorth/ 1355 Bridgnorth-Kidderminster/ 1640 K-B/ then light loco 1900 B-K.
    Friday 9th = 1120 Kidderminster-Bridgnorth/ 1355 Bridgnorth-Kidderminster/ 1640 K-B/ then light loco 1900 B-K.
    Saturday 10th = 1520 Kidderminser-Bridgnorth/ 1755 Bridgnorth-Kidderminster.
    thanks for news today: Crumb, Sharpo, Nick Scott, Keith Webber.




  •   Tuesday 06/10/09


  • 47580 + 37264 in tow = 0Z37 1004 Tyseley-Kidderminster.
  • 47739 + 47805 = 0Z81 1200 Ashford-Dagenham/ 7Z81 1832 Dagenham-Dollands Moor/ 0Z56 2235 Dollands Moor-Ashford.
  • 47802 = 0F03 0451 Crown Point-Colchester.
  • 47804 = 1H80 1000 Keith-Strathcarron (stabled there for the night).

    thanks for news today: 37609, 31466, Chicken, Matt Spencer, Keith Webber, 37059.




  •   Monday 05/10/09


  • 47245 + 47760=5Z93 0800 Poole Sidings-Carnforth(245).
  • 47802=0F03 0451 Norwich CP-London Liverpool Street (extended)/ 5P06 0700 London Liverpool Street-Norwich CP.
  • 47804 + 37676 t'n't=1H88 0638 Wemyss Bay-Edinburgh (804)/ 5H88 1011 Edinburgh-Craigentinny (804).
  • 47804 = 1Z79 1902 Edinburgh-Keith.
  • 47832=0Z47 0900 Norwich CP-Willesden Brent/ 0Z47 1211 Willesden Brent-Ashford Yard.

    47853=Carlisle.

  • Does anyone know what worked the following trains?
    - 0Z47 1105 Carlisle Kingmoor-Carlisle Kingmoor via Penrith.

  • Former Advenza 47s, 828 may be joining 47810 and 47813 with HNRC, and 47237 could possibly be heading to a TOC.
  • 47306 worked the three morning trips at Bodmin on Saturday 3rd October vice a class 33, the 33 worked the later two trips.
  • 47832 worked the trip from Willesden to Ashford, believed to be going on hire to Colas Rail.

    thanks for news today: 31466, Crumb, Dorset Rail, Geoff143002, Ian Hodge, Matt Spencer, Chris Warman, Keith Webber.




  •   Sunday 04/10/09


  • 47376 = 1130 Toddington-Cheltenham Racecourse/ 1215 Cheltenham Racecourse-Toddington/ 1415 Toddington-Cheltenham Racecourse/ 1500 Cheltenham Racecourse-Toddington/ 1635 Toddington-Cheltenham Racecourse/ 1720 Cheltenham Racecourse-Toddington.
  • 47580 + 47773 t'n't = 5Z81 0015 Birmingham Snow Hill-Tyseley (retimed from 2346).
  • 47786 + 47851 t'n't = 5Z49 1235 Doncaster West Yard-Carnforth.
  • 47804 + 37676 t'n't = 1H87 0852 Bridge of Orchy-Wemyss Bay (37).

  • Not previously listed as it was not reported, on Wednesday 30th September 47787 worked a 2Z44 0905 Derby-St Pancras and returned as 2Z45 1221 St Pancras-Derby.
  • Yesterday, 47580 ran to Southend Victoria via Ilford rather than to Southend Central on the outward journey due to a fatality at Pitsea. An ECS move to Shoeburyness via Stratford was expected but did not happen and the return came back from Southend Victoria at 1950.
  • Also yesterday, 47760 (as shown yesterday) failed at Salisbury, reportedly having shut down three times up to this point. Failure was caused by a split water pipe and 47245 hauled the return working from Salisbury back to Poole, the Kingswear leg and steam haulage part of the charter were cancelled.
  • Another failure, following on from an unfortunate few weeks of charter reliability - 47851 shut down south of Tring when returning from Portsmouth with an unconfirmed fault. 47786 at the rear pushed the train to Bletchley where it ran round and hauled the train home.

    thanks for news today: Crumb, Martian, Sidcup Ginge, Ian Hodge.




  •   Saturday 03/10/09


  • 47245 = 0Z99 1059 Southall-Salisbury to Swindon & terminated/ 0Z99 1337 Swindon-Salisbury.
  • 47245 + 47760 in tow = 1Z93 1554 Salisbury-Poole.
  • 47306 = three morning trips at Bodmin vice class 33.
  • 47580 + 47773 t'n't = 5Z80 0620 Tyseley-Birmingham Snow Hill(773)/ 1Z80 0659 Birmingham Snow Hill-Southend VICTORIA* via Shenfield(580, 773 assisting at rear from stops)/ 1Z81 1950 Southend Victoria*-Birmingham Snow Hill(773, 580 assisting at rear from stops after Aynho Jct).
  • 47760 = 1Z92 0700 Poole-Kingswear to Salisbury & failed, train cancelled, then see 47245 above.
  • 47786 + 47851 t'n't = 5Z47 0145 Carnforth-Chesterfield/ 1Z47 0602 Chesterfield-Portsmouth Harbour(786)/ 5Z47 1258 Portsmouth Harbour-Fratton CS(851)/ 5Z48 1528 Fratton CS-Portsmouth Harbour(786)/ 1Z48 1608 Portsmouth Harbour-Chesterfield(851 to south of Tring where it failed, then 786 to end)/ 5Z48 2240 Chesterfield-Doncaster West Yard.
  • 47804 + 37676 t'n't = 1H86 0823 Spean Bridge-Fort Willam via Mallaig/ 1H86 1709 Fort William-Bridge of Orchy.
  • 47826 + 57601 t'n't? = 1Z68 0632 Leicester-Holyhead(57 to Crewe, steam forward, 826 on rear throughout)/ 1Z70 1545 Holyhead-Leicester(826 on rear throughout?).

  • April 1988 has been updated today in the Archives Section with many new workings added.
  • Photo page updated today.
  • The 1987 NB Logs have been updated today with many missing headcodes added courtesy of Andre
  • 47853 was still at Carlisle yesterday evening.

    thanks for news today: Dorset Rail, Sidcup Ginge, Andrew Cameron, Chris Finch, Ian Hodge, Matthew Hurst, NL, Mike Turner, Keith Webber.




  •   Friday 02/10/09


  • 47739 + 47805 = 0Z81 1200 Ashford-Dagenham/ 7Z81 1832 Dagenham-Dollands Moor/ 0Z56 2235 Dollands Moor-Ashford.
  • 47760 = 5Z92 2200 Carnforth-Poole.
  • 47802 = 0Z47 1130 Rugby-Willesden/ 0Z47 1400 Willesden-Norwich CP.
  • 47804 = 1Z40 0807 Dundee-Edinburgh/ 5Z40 1011 Edinburgh-Craigentinny/ 5H85 1251 Craigentinny-Edinburgh/ 1H85 1332 Edinburgh-Spean Bridge.
  • 47826 + 57601 t'n't = 5Z67 1122 Carnforth-Leicester Car Sidings (826).

  • January 1988 has been updated today in the Archives Section with new workings added.
  • 47786* + 47851 should be on the Chesterfield-Portsmouth tour tomorrow, times from the Railtourer site are;
    0602/2230 Chesterfield
    0617/2213 Alfreton
    0628/2202 Langley Mill
    0652/2135 Loughborough
    0707/2118 Leicester
    0726/2059 Market Harborough
    0740/2039 Kettering
    0757/2026 Wellingborough
    0829/2002 Bedford
    1222/1611 Portsmouth and Southsea
    1226/1608 Portsmouth Harbour

  • Emails can be sent as usual to Shaun C at sulzerpower@yahoo.co.uk for news and photo contributions, and for archive contributions emails can be sent to Crumb at rjrooker@hotmail.com.
    Alternatively, below the red line at the bottom of each days news is a link to a 'comments' box, you can click on this and leave messages for us, you will need to provide an email address though along with your news so that we can contact you if necessary - if you do not provide a name/alias and email address then your information will not be used.
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    thanks for news today: Crumb, DRS 37059, Sid, Simon Travers, Mr T, Chris Warman, Keith Webber.




  •   Thursday 01/10/09


  • 47773 + 47580 in tow = 0Z47 1400 Tyseley-Tyseley via Hatton West Jn.
  • 47787 = 2Z47 0846 Derby-Taunton hauling saloon 999506/ 2Z48 1338 Taunton-Derby.
  • 47802 + 57303 in tow = 6J37 1251 Carlisle Yard-Chirk Kronospan.
  • 47804? = 1Z38 Keith-Inverurie/ 5Z38 1012 Inverurie-Keith/ 5Z39 1842 Keith-Inverurie/ 1Z39 2033 Inverurie-Dundee.
  • 47839 = 6Z47 0200 Small Heath LaFarge-Burton West Yard/ 6Z48 1305 Burton West Yard-Dollands Moor/ 0Z48 2200 Dollands Moor-Ashford Yard.

  • The 1987 NB workings log has been updated, if you can help confirm any workings in this list, please email to rjrooker@hotmail.com
  • 47712 was believed to have been repaired by earlier this week after its recent traction motor fire.
  • 47854 is still out of use at Carnforth after its fire at Westbury on 18th April this year.
  • 47580 is out this weekend working a Vintage Trains Birmingham Snow Hill to Southend. Return is from Tilbury after a paddle steamer trip, there are seats available for the tour at £49 (£39 from Bicester) but this doesn't include the paddle steamer so you'd have to make your own way from Southend to Tilbury for the 1934 departure back to Birmingham.

    Times are;

    0654/2336 Birmingham Snow Hill
    0711/2320 Solihull
    0720/2310 Dorridge
    0733/2254 Warwick Parkway
    0758/2229 Banbury
    0816/2207 Bicester
    1140/---- Southend
    ----/1934 Tilbury.
  • The SRPS tour recently mentioned here which was to run on October 10th has now been cancelled - the first time 'for nearly twenty years' that an SRPS tour has been cancelled through low bookings.
  • Further to the comment on Monday, October 10th's Compass Tour will definitely be class 67 hauled.
  • Other news for October 10th (and 11th), the GC Railway, Nottingham's gala information can be found on this link.

    thanks for news today: Chicken, Sharpo, Runcornsprog, Big Dan, Darren Armstrong, Mark Fowler, Lou Johnson, Roddy MacPhee, Mr T, Ben Wheeler.




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