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Saturday, 28 April 2018

Pics from the Barnetby Area

Barnetby is a popular location for railway photography and in today's post, 28th April 2018, we have six contributions from the area. The village is featured several times on the blog so just input Barnetby in the search box to the right, for further previous pics. According to WIKIpedia "Barnetby railway station serves the village of Barnetby-le-Wold in North Lincolnshire, England. It is operated by TransPennine Express, with East Midlands Trains and Northern also serving the station. Barnetby.... is unstaffed and popular with railway enthusiasts for the freight which passes through". New Barnetby is roughly 2 miles to the east.
The complete post comprises 24 images from 4 contributors.


The first six pics are from Geoff Monks, all taken in the aforementioned area. The date for all was 5th April 2018. 

His first was taken at New Barnetby and features DB class 60, 60019 Port of Grimsby & immingham, on a Kingsbury (Birmingham) - Lindsey Oil Refinery empty oil working.

Pic number two shows Freightliner class 66, 66560 at Knabb's Bridge (between Barnetby and New Barnetby), on a Scunthorpe - Immingham empty iron ore working.

Geoff's third shot depicts Freightliner class 66, 66616 at Knabb's Bridge, on an Immingham - Scunthorpe loaded iron ore working.

Next is DB class 60, 60017 on a Humber Oil Refinery - Kinsbury loaded oil working, also taken at Knabb's bridge.

Knabb's Bridge is again the location for the next shot showing GBRf class 66, 66704 Colchester Power Signal Box, working a loaded coal train, from Immingham to Cottam Power Station.

Colas Rail class 67, 67027 (67023 Stella on the tail) is featured next on a Derby-based NRTT entering Barnetby Station from Cleethorpes, whilst covering lines in North Lincolnshire and Yorkshire on the same day.

The following four shots have been sent in by Bevan Price. Pic number one was taken at Hebden Bridge on 5th April 2018. Two Colas Rail class 56 locos, 56078 and 56113 are pictured with a Preston Docks - Linsey tanks working.

Next is DB (EWS livery) class 66, 66167, heading a Wilton - Knowsley empty 'binliner' working, on 5th April 2018. The location was Hall Royd Junction (Todmorden).

The third shot from Bevan was taken at the same location, on the same date as 66167, above. Depicted is GBRf class 66, 66711 Sence, in Aggregate Industries livery, with a LBT - Drax P.S. biomass working.

Bevan's fourth and final shot was taken at Winsford on14th April 2018. Featured is DB (EWS livery) class 67, 67021, heading empty Pullman stock from Runcorn to Crewe Carriage Sidings. DB class 67, 67024, is just visible on the tail. The stock had previously worked a Grand National Special from  London Victoria to Runcorn.

Next up are six pics from Jeff Nicholls. His first features a 156 unit approaching Grosmont on the NYMR, on 19th April  2018. the service was Whitby - Middlesborough. Also in the picture is ' ex BR 'Standard' class 4MT 2-6-0, No.76079, known as 'Pocket Rocket'. The loco was preparing to work a morning service from Grosmont to Whitby.

Jeff's second and third pics above show Ex LNER 'A3' class 4-6-2, No.60103 Flying Scotsman, (for loco details just use the search bar above) heading the Great Britain XI railtour. The first day schedule was Kings Cross-Scarborough (left) followed by Scarborough - York on day 2 (right). Both shots were taken at Kirkham Abbey on 19th and 20th April 2018.

A pair of electro-diesels of class 73, Nos 73966 and 73967, are pictured next having worked a Caledonian Sleeper train into Fort William. The pic is date 7th April 2018.

Pics five and six from Jeff feature the same working. This pic was taken at Levisham on 19th April 2018. Ex BR 'Standard' class '4', 2-6-4 tank No.80136, was working the passenger service from Grosmont to Pickering.

In this shot No.80136 was working in the opposite direction at Beck Hole on the same date.

The final six shots in this post are from Colin Platt, taken at the SVR gala in March. First up is a shot of the outside cylinder, class '1500' 0-6-0 pannier tank, No.1501. The class of ten were built at Swindon in 1949, for the BR Western Region. The loco is working light engine, Bewdley - Bridgnorth, on 16th April 2018.

Next is 'King' class 4-6-0, No.6023 King Edward II, in BR blue livery, working into Bewdley from Kidderminster on 16th April 2018.

The same loco is pictured again, in the snow at Eardington on 18th April 2018.

Shot number four from Colin was taken at Bewdley on 18th April 2018. Featured are three locos Nos.1501 and 6023 again, but also a loco of local interest. Built at Haydock Foundry in 1874, the 0-6-0WT Bellerophon was withdrawn from NCB service in 1964 and moved on to the K&WVR in the ownership of the Vintage Carriages Trust. She is currently running on the Foxfield Railway, often heading that railway's restored North Staffordshire Railway coaches.

Colin's fifth shot features a S.D. Holden 4-6-0 loco, No.8572, - ex GER ('S69' class) and ex LNER ('B12'  class). The location was the approach to Highley and the date, 17th April 2018. The class was built between 1911 and 1921 with the later examples being improved. The passing of the token from the single line is about to take place.

Last but not least is No.1501 again standing in a snowstorm with ex GWR Collett '14xx' class 0-4-2T locomotive No.1450 (originally No.4850) at Kidderminster on 17th April 2018.

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