4 shots of todays visit by Colas 67023 with 67027 vice the NMT again for CRS, working 06.09 Reading Triangle Sidings-Paignton. To be honest, I got lucky while out walking our dog, having forgotten about it coming down and not checking Realtime trains. Arrival was at 11.25 departing again at 12.03 Have a great Christmas and New Year to all involved with C.R.S
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Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year
Many thanks Clive - thanks for witnessing the likely end of an era familiar to us all. AND also many thanks to you for your support over the past and previous years.
We see 56001 ‘Whatley’ and 56034 ‘Ogmore Castle with one of the regular Port Talbot to Llanwern workings at a sunny Cardiff on 17 February 1988.Thanks for dealing with this and Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New year,best wishes,Michael
Wishing you a Happy Christmas and a prosperous
An early start on the 22nd April 1988 got me to the village of Staverton, Wiltshire, just slightly north of Bradford Junction. As it happened, it was only with a few minutes to spare and my first target of the day, the morning Merehead to Wootton Bassett loaded aggregate train could be heard negotiating Bradford Junction.
56040 is seen here emerging from the mist and passing Staverton Junior School with the first of the two daily trains.
By the time the empties returned later in the day, I had moved to the Westbury area and it was a mainly sunny day.
The morning empties from Wootton Bassett were photographed passing Hawkeridge Junction, heading once again for the massive Foster Yeoman quarry at Merehead.