Railway action if the U.K North west

kevsmith Jun 16, 2019

  1. kevsmith

    kevsmith TrainBoard Member

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    The rest of the video shows train movements from track renewal further north between Bootle and Drigg with a Tamper move to the site followed by a procession of engineers train conveying reclaimed track panels and ballast. Variable weather conditions and a couple of night shots made filming problematic at times.


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    This photo looked ghastly before I put it through photoshop!

    video here



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  2. kevsmith

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    So I started 2020 in quite an optimistic mood having seen the schedule for steam galas, charter trains, interesting new rolling stock coming into passenger service plus some special freight trains..in the dark day months started filming Network test trains still with the venerable Class 37s in charge but it started to become apparent early March that the pandemic was going to bite.

    We managed to get the Macclesfield model railway show away just before the lockdown but after that it all ground to a halt.

    So there are two new videos on my youtube channel

    The first one is the 'dark day month' one with still quite an intersting mixture. seen are..

    01/01/2020 Askam in Furness DMU 156 480 in the RAF 100 anniversary livery on 2C35 Barrow-Sellafield

    01/01/2020 Askam in Furness class 37 259 & 37 059 on 131X Derby RTC-Carlisle IM service

    21/01/2020 Askam in Furness 37 059 & 37 259 Derby RTC-Carlisle IM service

    16/02/2020 Dalton in Furness a very smoky 57 001 on 0Z56 Carnforth-Sellafield Route proving train after Storm Denis

    16/02/2020 Askam in Furness 57 001 0Z56

    16/02/2020 Askam in Furness 57 001 0Z57 Sellafield-Carnforth Route proving

    16/02/2020 Pennington 57 001 0Z57 Sellafield-Carnforth Route proving

    18/02/2020 Askam in Furness 37 409 Lord Hinton and 37 424 Avro Vulcan on 146H Derby RTC-Carlisle IM service

    27/02/2020 Crewe 56 090 on ballasts headed north

    28/02/2020 Crewe Station 67 001 on 1D10 Crewe-Holyhead

    28/02/2020 Crewe Station 57 308 Jamie Ferguson 0C57 Crewe-Preston Thunderbird

    13/03/2020 Plumley 66 137 691H Knowsley-Wilton waste train

    13/03/2020 Plumley 60 021 6E10 Tuebrook-Drax Biomass

    13/03/2020 Plumley 70 003 6H35 Runcorn Folly Lane-Northenden waste train

    13/03/2020 Plumley 66 112 632J Peak Forest-Dallam stone

    13/03/2020 Plumley 70 016 621L Hardendale-Tunstead Quarry stone

    21/03/2020 Park South 88 007 Electra on 6K73 Sellafield-Crewe CLS

    21/03/2020 Furness Abbey 88 007 Electra 6K73 Sellafield-Crewe CLS

    so we have Classes 37, 56,57,50,66,67 68,70 and 88. Not a bad mix



    So as the lockdown eased the U.K enjoyed a protracted period of beautiful weather and as were allowed out to exercise i took the opportunity to get out witm my cameras. As I said the expected charter trains had bit the dust and the regular passenger services had been decimated. Howver the rail company I work for ran all the trains expected as we had to keep the power stations operating. I chose to concentrate on recording trains in the Cumbrian landscape . The skies were blue, the lansdcape was greening up, there were no passenger jets flying overhead and the roads were quiet!

    This was the result

    you will notice that some of these trains are 'Top and tailed'. A recent storm collapsed a 100 year old bridge on the Cumbrian Coast line at a place called Parton. This cut the line completely north of Whitehaven which meant all the Nuclear services had to come South with the ones for the Northern Power stations having to reverse at Carnforth. it is a lot easier if the train crew can just change ends rather than run round

    23/04/2020 Askam in Furness 37 403 Isle of Mull and 37 424 Avro Vulcan Derby RTC-Carlisle

    09/05/2020 Barrow in Furness 88 009 Diana and 68 002 Intrepid 6K73 Sellafield-Crewe CLS

    12/05/2020 Askam in Furness 37 254 Cardiff Canton 3Q92 Barrow C.S-York Thrall Europa

    13/05/2020 Askam in Furness 68 004 Rapid and 68 016 Fearless 6K73 Sellafield-Crewe CLS

    13/05/2020 Furness Abbey Tunnel (my favourite new place once I discovered the secret pathway to it) 69 004 Rapid and 68 016 Fearless 6K73 Sellafield-Crewe CLS

    13/05/2020 Furness Abbey Tunnel 68 001 Evolution and 88 005 Minerva 6C46 Sellafield-Kingmoor

    15/05/2020 Furness Abbey 68 004 Rapid and 68 002 Intrepid 6C53 Crewe CLS-Sellafield

    15/05/2020 Thwaite Flats 69 004 Rapid and 68 002 Intrepid 6C53 Crewe CLS-Sellafield

    15/05/2020 Lindal (A590) 68 001 Evolution and 88 009 Diana 6C22 Carlisle Kingmoor-Sellafield

    15/05/2020 Askam in Furness 69 001 Evolution and 88 009 Diana 6C22 Carlisle Kingmoor-Sellafield

    16/05/2020 Park South 88 009 Diana and 68 002 Intrepid 6K73 Sellafield-Crewe CLS

    16/05/2020 Furness Abbey Tunnel 89 009 Diana and 68 002 Intrepid 6K73 Sellafield-Crewe CLS

    20/05/2020 Kirkby in Furness 88 009 Diana and 68 001 Evolution 6K73 Sellafield-Crewe CLS

    20/05/2020 Kirkby in Furness 68 002 Intrepid and 68 004 Rapid 6C22 Seaton-Sellafield

    22/05/2020 Plumpton 88 008 Ariadne and 68 001 Evolution 6C53 Crewe CLS-Sellafield

    26/05/2020 Dunneroam 68 004 Rapid and 68 002 Intrepid Sellafield-Kingmoor DRS

    27/05/2020 Kirkby in Furness 68 001 Evolution and 88 008 Ariadne 6K73 Sellafield-Crewe CLS

    27/05/2020 Kirkby in Furness 68 018 Vigilant and 88 004 Pandora 6C22 Seaton-Sellafield

    29/05/2020 Park South 88 008 Ariadne and 68 001 Evolution 6C53 Crewe CLS-Sellafield

    30/05/2020 Thwaites Flats 68 001 Evolution and 88 008 Ariadne 6K73 Sellafield-Crewe CLS

    30/05/2020 Furness Abbey Tunnel 68 001 Evolution and 88 008 Ariadne 6K73 Sellafield-Crewe CLS

    02/06/2020 Askam in Furness (White bridge) 88 006 Juno and 68 017 Hornet 6C53 Crewe CLS-Sellafield

    02/06/2020 Askam in Furness 66 118 and 66 094 334Q Carlisle NY-Carlisle NY Weedkiller

    02/06/2020 Lindal in Furness 66 118 and 66 094 334Q Carlisle NY-Carlisle NY Weedkiller



    Kev
     
  3. Hytec

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    Kev, your camera expertise is wonderful, Thank you.
     
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    The first photo looks ghastly, especially the floating skulls. :eek: (Actually your bad is my best on my worst day. Say that three times without smiling :rolleyes: .)
     
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    really excellent video.

    I'm curious - UK trains aren't required to whistle approaching platforms or level crossings at speed?
     
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    Hi Philip.

    They are only required to sound the horn when they approach a'Whistle board' usually positioned before Tunnels, ungated crossings etc. They can obviously use them as a warning if they see anybody 'on or near the line'. If it is a railway worker, who should be there and is wearing Hi-Viz orange they are required to acknowledge the horn by raising one arm whereupon the driver wil give a second blast to say he has seen them do it. All this is in the rule book we are all issued with, My current one is 3 inches thick and covers just about everything!

    Because I work for the railway you will notice on some of my videos some additional horn blasts. This is because one of the drivers has spotted its me! Mike Wylie was one of the worst offenders of this even to the point of sticking his head out of the window and shouting 'Hiyah Kev' while I'm filming!

    Kev
     
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