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UK/Non UK Diesel Combo's
Occasionally a mix turns up with both GM power and one of the older UK Locomotives together.Not too often but it does happen!
Shocking Schenker-Red action at Fairwood nr Westbury! 59203 hauling '6C28' the 12:45 empty stone working from Exeter-Riverside to Whatley waits for 60091 to pass so as to gain access to the Down Sidings in the yard at Westbury. It can then reverse to go on down to the Quarry.The '60' was also going to Whatley with '7V16' the 13:03 from Fareham.As can be seen there is currently a bit of variety working the quarry duties.The late afternoon being particularly busy with many duties returning empties!
..5 october 2016..
Making a surprise visit to the Mendip Quarries was Schenker-Pink 60054 here seen in double- harness with 59102 on '7C77' from Acton going down to Merehead. As can be seen it was slashing down with torrential rain about the time this working was due! Armed with an umbrella I was able to hold out until its arrival..However being well soaked from the waist down though requiring a full change of clothing when I arrived back home---just 150 yards away!
..15 august 2013..
59206 with 60065 DIT passes Berkley-Marsh with the 17:00 from Westbury to Whatley-Quarry.Running as '7Z50' it is a combination of the wagons of workings from Oxford-Banbury Road and Fareham.Stunning light but it would have been so much better if the Schenker 'Pinky' had been the one that was dead....Still musn't grumble at least the sun was shining.(Actually it was a pretty close run thing!)
..01 august 2013..
60007 which had been around Westbury for several days failed yesterday on 'Low Power' so today was added to '6O41' from Westbury to Eastleigh to begin its convoluted return route to Toton for repair.Here it is seen 'inside' 59206 climbing Upton-Scudamore Incline fairly slowly as the train today was quite heavily loaded mainly consisting of ballast filled 'side-tippers.The working passed the point at about 15mph.
..01 august 2012..
After a brief booked stop at Westbury '6C76' continues on down to Whatley Quarry still with both DBS liveried engines as seen earlier at Great-Cheverell. 60011 with 59206 slows for Clink-Junction still in superb evening sunlight.Train of 43 bogie-hoppers originated at Acton.Whoever was playing trains today ------Thanks very much! ..11 april 2011..
60009 with 59203 DIT heads '6O41' from Westbury going the Eastleigh.This is the daily engineers train for shuffling stock and stores up and down from the south to Westbury.Here seen passing Little-Langford in the Wylye-Valley on a lovely autumn morning. ..25 october 2010..
Todays '7C77' from Acton to Merehead produced this combination of very colourful Locomotives.59004 leading with 60074 and 59203 tucked 'inside'.Nice! and not a Hanson in sight! Seen at Great-Cheverell on the B&H. ..11 october 2010..