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Re: Finding times/ schedules of freight trains
« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2020, 02:28:43 PM »
Sounds good. Memories I mainly have are 1990s / 2000s FL and oil trains with 37 and 47 haulage and the silcock express cartics

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Re: Finding times/ schedules of freight trains
« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2020, 02:32:07 PM »
Sounds good. Memories I mainly have are 1990s / 2000s FL and oil trains with 37 and 47 haulage and the silcock express cartics

I am assuming it would be something like a class 66 now days. If I mange to see it I will post up.
Seems to be a daily service from London gateway to Coatbridge in Scotland. 

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Re: Finding times/ schedules of freight trains
« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2020, 02:36:40 PM »
This is a probable class 70 hauled FL heading via dagenham,  barking, gospel oak  willesden for wembley or Acton
 The 1735 London Gateway Coatbridge heads 1810 Dagenham  just before 7pm wrmbley. THEN THERE is the 4S4L renumbered 4E4L 1058 Bristol to gateway arrives dagenham 5pm ish. Should cross the coatbridge

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Re: Finding times/ schedules of freight trains
« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2020, 03:17:19 PM »
Are they using 70s down there much? I thought they tended to come from Southampton on the comparatively rare occasions FL used them!

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Re: Finding times/ schedules of freight trains
« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2020, 03:19:35 PM »
It maybe standing in for a class 66 and there were at least 10 plus a 67 in willesden / wembley last night, I was not capturing every number sadly

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Re: Finding times/ schedules of freight trains
« Reply #20 on: February 12, 2020, 03:43:43 PM »
Crikey, there are only 19 of them. They seemed to have fallen out of favour and were all stored c18 months ago, seems they’re all back in use now.

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Re: Finding times/ schedules of freight trains
« Reply #21 on: February 12, 2020, 03:55:02 PM »
It was after 10pm and glimpsed them from my train home . Yes there are few left and I was not working out what was what. Plenty of wagons though. But back on topic. Let's wait till gavin ' s next post

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Re: Finding times/ schedules of freight trains
« Reply #22 on: February 12, 2020, 04:56:23 PM »
There were only ever 20, and they dropped one (012 IIRC), which was too badly damaged to ever come into service. Shame, I quite like them in a hideously ugly sort of way!

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Re: Finding times/ schedules of freight trains
« Reply #23 on: February 12, 2020, 05:04:00 PM »
I was referring to the sight of class 66 and a 67 s that I saw not 70s

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Re: Finding times/ schedules of freight trains
« Reply #24 on: February 14, 2020, 08:07:28 PM »
I was off work today and was out on the bike as the weather was nice. Was coming out of terling and noticed that the greater anglia line ran right past.
Pulled out my phone and checked real train times and found there were x2 freights due in the next 20 mins. Sun was out so I made myself comfy  8)
Felixstowe to Trafford Park pulled by 66513
Felixstowe to Ditton pulled by 66507 which I filmed. See attached youtube link.

https://youtu.be/4e-Oov9Egb0

Will try and get down to London gateway when I am next free.

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Re: Finding times/ schedules of freight trains
« Reply #25 on: February 14, 2020, 08:20:17 PM »
Cool!

Complete tangent, but I had a meeting at Maersk's head office on Tuesday, and they have a 1:200 model of one of their Triple-E container ships in their reception, absolutely awesome thing, despite being significantly smaller N gauge it was bloody enormous!

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Re: Finding times/ schedules of freight trains
« Reply #26 on: February 14, 2020, 08:21:41 PM »
Bet that kept you two occupied

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Re: Finding times/ schedules of freight trains
« Reply #27 on: February 14, 2020, 09:00:57 PM »
Cool!

Complete tangent, but I had a meeting at Maersk's head office on Tuesday, and they have a 1:200 model of one of their Triple-E container ships in their reception, absolutely awesome thing, despite being significantly smaller N gauge it was bloody enormous!

Do you mean the one in Copenhagen?
I spent half an hour or so one idle afternoon just looking at all the model ships they had in window displays around the building.
Work was a real drag at times back in the 90's  :D

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https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39501.msg476247#msg476247

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Re: Finding times/ schedules of freight trains
« Reply #28 on: February 14, 2020, 09:12:05 PM »
Yep, it was amazing. They've got their own gift shop and everything, and a really good staff canteen! Not much has changed with work it seems ;)

 

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