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Date: 02/25/21 09:23
Signs of Spring (in England)!
Author: exhaustED

Some much appreciated blue sky materialised today... which coincided with the Margam-Dee Marsh loaded steel train (South Wales to North Wales) coming north through Ludlow on the western fringes of England/close to the Welsh border. 
The class 66 is in the paint scheme of DB Cargo customer 'Maritime Containers' and is named 'Maritime Intermodal Four'.
Note the 'swinghead' knuckle coupler on the front of the locomotive, in addition to the usual hook/buffer arrangement.



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 02/25/21 15:04 by exhaustED.




Date: 02/25/21 09:58
Re: Signs of Spring
Author: 86235

Nice, I saw it at Llanvihangel just after 2 p.m.



Date: 02/25/21 14:44
Re: Signs of Spring (in England)!
Author: exhaustED

I'm looking forward to seeing the Colas logs in the light!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/25/21 15:03 by exhaustED.



Date: 02/26/21 05:28
Re: Signs of Spring (in England)!
Author: gbmott

That's a very nice photo -- really makes me long for the day when we again can travel.

Gordon



Date: 02/26/21 05:50
Re: Signs of Spring (in England)!
Author: exhaustED

Thanks Gordon, with a bit of look we might not have to wait too much longer for freedom! 



Date: 02/27/21 04:38
Re: Signs of Spring (in England)!
Author: 86235

exhaustED Wrote:
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> I'm looking forward to seeing the Colas logs in
> the light!

I got the East Usk to Crewe Mk4 familiarisation run yesterday, just before the sun disappeared behind the mountains, luckily it was running early.




Date: 02/27/21 05:51
Re: Signs of Spring (in England)!
Author: Hexagon789

86235 Wrote:
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> exhaustED Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > I'm looking forward to seeing the Colas logs in
> > the light!
>
> I got the East Usk to Crewe Mk4 familiarisation
> run yesterday, just before the sun disappeared
> behind the mountains, luckily it was running
> early.

Nice, I see they've repainted/vinyled the 67 to match the Mk4s.

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Date: 02/27/21 06:46
Re: Signs of Spring (in England)!
Author: 86235

Hexagon789 Wrote:
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> 86235 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > exhaustED Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > I'm looking forward to seeing the Colas logs
> in
> > > the light!
> >
> > I got the East Usk to Crewe Mk4 familiarisation
> > run yesterday, just before the sun disappeared
> > behind the mountains, luckily it was running
> > early.
>
> Nice, I see they've repainted/vinyled the 67 to
> match the Mk4s.
>
> Posted from Android

That's an optical illusion I'm afraid, the DVT and loco are in TfW livery, the cars remain in the execrable Virgin East Coast livery



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 02/27/21 06:50 by 86235.



Date: 02/27/21 07:59
Re: Signs of Spring (in England)!
Author: Hexagon789

86235 Wrote:
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> Hexagon789 Wrote:
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> -----
> > 86235 Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > exhaustED Wrote:
> > >
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> >
> > > -----
> > > > I'm looking forward to seeing the Colas
> logs
> > in
> > > > the light!
> > >
> > > I got the East Usk to Crewe Mk4
> familiarisation
> > > run yesterday, just before the sun
> disappeared
> > > behind the mountains, luckily it was running
> > > early.
> >
> > Nice, I see they've repainted/vinyled the 67 to
> > match the Mk4s.
> >
> > Posted from Android
>
> That's an optical illusion I'm afraid, the DVT and
> loco are in TfW livery, the cars remain in the
> execrable Virgin East Coast livery

I meant they've painted them into the Red/White TfW from the previous blue/turquoise ATW livery. Afaik the Mk4s are not getting repainted but each of the DVTs was to get its own unique variation.



Date: 02/27/21 09:28
Re: Signs of Spring (in England)!
Author: 86235

Hexagon789 Wrote:
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> I meant they've painted them into the Red/White
> TfW from the previous blue/turquoise ATW livery.
> Afaik the Mk4s are not getting repainted but each
> of the DVTs was to get its own unique variation.

Yes, a sub class of 67s have been modified to operate with the Mk4s and reliveried, the DVTs are ex-LNER so never wore ATW aquamarine. TfW are apparently going to use the DVTs as mobile billboards for charities, three have been identified, the fourth is subject to a competition.



Date: 02/27/21 10:11
Re: Signs of Spring (in England)!
Author: exhaustED

Lovely shot of the 67, Nick!



Date: 02/27/21 10:57
Re: Signs of Spring (in England)!
Author: Hexagon789

86235 Wrote:
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> Hexagon789 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> ----
> > I meant they've painted them into the Red/White
> > TfW from the previous blue/turquoise ATW
> livery.
> > Afaik the Mk4s are not getting repainted but
> each
> > of the DVTs was to get its own unique
> variation.
>
> Yes, a sub class of 67s have been modified to
> operate with the Mk4s and reliveried, the DVTs are
> ex-LNER so never wore ATW aquamarine. TfW are
> apparently going to use the DVTs as mobile
> billboards for charities, three have been
> identified, the fourth is subject to a
> competition.

Which is a nice touch I think, and something a little different for a change

Posted from Android



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