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Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Clan Line's Farewell

In this post, 7th July 2015, we feature the farewell appearance of Oliver Bulleid's large 'Pacific', prior to its next overhaul. Altogether we have sixteen shots from seven contributors.


Up first are two shots from David Wood. His first shows the Bulleid 4-6-2, No.35028 Clan Line, on its final appearance before a major overhaul. The shot was taken at Hargrave on 30th June 2015; the railtour was London Victoria - Chester. 

David's second shot depicts a consist of five locos at Parkside on 29th June 2015. The five are Hanson Traction class 31, 31601 Devon Diesel Society (top), Bo'ness Diesels class 47, 47643, class 20, 20020, and class 26, 26038 and DRS nuclear traffic class 37, 37025 (tail) - the working was Bo'ness - ELR  

Ieuan Wood has sent in the following duo. First up is DRS class 66, 66427 double heading with Freightliner class 66, 66508, through Red Bank on 29th June 2015.

Next, from Ieuan, is DRS class 57, 57309 Pride of Crewe heading a loaded ballast working from Carlisle. The location was Winwick and the date, 29th June 2015. 

Alan Rigby is up next with three shots. His first shows the same Bulleid 'Pacific', No.35028 Clan Line, on the same railtour as above, on the same date and at the same location, Hargrave.

Alan's second shot features class 90,  90037 Spirit of Dagenham and failed class 92, 92036 Bertolt Brecht, on a china clay working through Winwick, on 1st July 2015.

The third and final shot from Alan shows DRS class 68, 68003 Astute  heading a Carlisle - Crewe engineers' working at Helwith Bridge, on 23rd June 2015.

Not before time, is an effort from myself. My brother and I went over to Beeston to photograph 35028 Clan Line on its final railtour, before its ticket ran out. This is the last of three pics in this post of the same railtour; date as above.

Next, are three pics from Jeff Nichols. First is a shot from Leyland Station of DRS nuclear traffic class 37, 37667 on a Derby-Carlisle test train. The pic is dated 27th June 2015.

Pic number two from Jeff features DRS class 57, 57309 Pride of Crewe on the tail of a Stockport - Ravenglass 'Northern Belle' railtour on 27th June 2015. The location was Leyland Station.

Another shot from Parkside is of the same, 5-loco consist as taken by David Wood above  - but from the reverse. Pictured are 37025 (tail), 26038, 20020, 47643 and 31601(head) - details above. The destination was the ELR's Diesel Gala.

The next two shots, both taken at Preston Station, are from Geoff Monks. First up is  DRS nuclear traffic class 37, 37218, on a Northern service to Barrow as Trans Pennine class 350,  350409 pulls out on a Glasgow Central - Manchester Airport service. The date was 24th June 2015.

Geoff's second shot features DRS class 90s, 90024 and 90036 Driver Jack Mills, passing through Preston on a Mossend - Daventry intermodal working. 

This post's final three pics are from Bevan Price. First is DRS nuclear traffic class 37, 37218 with a Barrow - Preston service at Parton, on 22nd June 2015.

GBRf class 66, 66738 Huddersfield Town is next, heading Newbiggin - Doncaster gypsum empties through Appleby, on 23rd June 2015.

Finally, double heading Freightliner class 86s, 86604 and 86627, are pictured at Oxenholme on 23rd June 2015. The working was a Coatbridge - Basford Hall intermodal.

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