Sadly this pair were failed just prior to departure and ran empty to Fratton depot instead of forming their intended 9P56 1615 Portsmouth Harbour-London Waterloo via Petersfield, Guildford and Woking. Class 442s run as class 9 services due to a number of route restrictions that apply to their use. Enter 'class 442 modifications' into your usual search engine to find out more.
With regards, Guy Vincent.
Creech St Michael
These will probably work ecs from LA to Long Marston.
Thankfully the fog lifted
Kindest regards, Bill
Wentloog Freightliner at
A rare fault on a class 70 caused 70805 to fail just outside Plymouth on 15th. Just behind (with massive fortune) was DBC class 66 66099. The red shed coupled onto the rear and assisted the formation into Plymouth station. The class 66 went on its route refreshing jaunt to Par, and a fellow Colas 70 arrived later in the day to carry on the cement service to Moorswater.
During the recent fine sunshine, bright red class 66 66094 has worked the afternoon clay 21st. There are some nice spots to catch it, and as the sun gets higher into the season, Golant will be back on the circulation.
Here are some shots taken at Rocks of the loco doing the shunting (as is the norm for the time being) at Rocks. The two shunting locos positioned out of the operations rather forlorn in the sidings.
The train is then seen at Middleway, and St Blazey.
Also featured are the currently stored Imerys shunt locos at Rocks, and 150207 working the morning Newquay to Par service.