|Forthcoming Diesel Galas
|If you missed the Etches Park open day and wishing for a phot of the sparkling 08899, fear not, as it has been booked to attend the Nene Valley Railway diesel gala on the 26th, 27th and 28th September.
Full details etc...
|West/East Mids fri/sat
Had a 2 day pass from the mrs so had a jolly out in the car on Friday and Saturday 12/13-09-14
First port of call was Kidderminster. Only viewed the shed off the footbridge behind the footy ground. Not much to report as all bar 2 gronks had been removed from the turntable area for trackwork. One was green with red rods and was sat on the turntable and the other was green and had its rad end tarped over (also had red rods). Only other loco visible was 20059 outside the shed. Alongsid ...
|Derby Litchurch Lane 21/5/14
|Saw a very smart maroon 08 899 at the open day today and could see 08 631 in Network South East livery, blue 003 and BR green D3871 and a what looked like East Midland trains 08 behind them at Litchurch Lane.
|South Wales Shunters.
|I am planning a trip to South Wales soon to see 08641 at Landore and 08787 at Machen.
Could anyone please confirm that 787 is still at Machen and how easy is it to photograph? I would follow the directions on this forum.
Also, does anyone know how long 641 will be at Landore before they cart it back to Laira (or somewhere else)?
These are two of my last three for sighting. (The other is 615 at Craigentinny)
|LH Services Barton
|Beavers gone...there's a joke in there somewhere
Moved to Immingham, or Lindsey oil refinery to be precise, today ( 10th ).
|Nemisis Rail Burton
|09014 and 08918 seen from the train.
From the main road bridge at the Derby end I was able to see a nice black gronk but not able to get the number. There seemed to be 3 shunter types, with centre cabs down the road side of the depot.
4x73 visible. 2x20s, 2x37s (from train only) 31461 from the road, I think that there was 1x33 and a 26/27. Various tops of 47 or 56 looking traction too.
Oh and the slight matter of 10x66 in the GBRf convoy.
|08911 hard at work for Frieghtliner 07.12.13
|Image of 08911 taken in the NRM, York on 4 August 2014:
When did 08911 return to the NRM?
|Battery Electric Shunters
|These machines are often referred to as train movers or shunt mules. The smaller units are normally used for simple tasks like moving passenger stock in and out of maintenance buildings or across a heavy maintenance facility such as a wheel lathe or bogie drop. Some are road rail, some are rail only, most have a radio remote control and some have a cab as well.
These machines are often hard to see from outside the depot - they usually live indoors!
The first machine that we supplied in t ...
|Road/rail - is it a loco?
|If you're interested, the data sheet for this vehicle is here: http://daten.ws-mack.de/Freigabe/...-en-shunters2000/Dateien/2_F1.pdf
These road rail type shunters will become more common in the UK as the 08s get (even) older. This particular machine has a weight of 29 tonnes and drives 4 of the 6 wheels. There's also supposed to be a % of weight on the guide wheels to ensure they do not derail, but manufacturers tend not to post technical information like tha ...
Next to the 6 demic 90s by the mainline ...
Next to the builders yard ...
Visible from the roundabout by Morrisons
Visible at the Chester end of the depot (B ...