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Date: 09/24/21 00:50
Glorious late September afternoon
Author: 86235

Yesterday afternoon was really lovely down in the Usk Valley in SE Wales, temperatures peaking at 22C. I have a class on Thursday until 3 p.m. but was out shortly after for the loaded timber, which this week has been running to an amended daylight schedule, and the evening Gerald, the 1W96 Cardiff to Holyhead. 56302 'Peco The Railway Modeller 2016 70 Years' with driver Wayne Evans at the controls and Transport for Wales liveried 67008 were the two locomotives. Really good to see loco hauled passenger trains back again.






Date: 09/24/21 09:09
Re: Glorious late September afternoon
Author: exhaustED

Lovely autumnal sunshine there... great action shots!



Date: 09/24/21 16:37
Re: Glorious late September afternoon
Author: gaspeamtrak

What can I say ...WOW...:):):)



Date: 09/24/21 21:45
Re: Glorious late September afternoon
Author: krm152

Definiotely excellent photos.  Most especially like Photo 1.
ALLEN
 



Date: 09/26/21 20:43
Re: Glorious late September afternoon
Author: dwatry

Love those timber trains!



Date: 09/27/21 05:23
Re: Glorious late September afternoon
Author: Hexagon789

Both great photos but I have to say I've never been overly keen on 56s aesthetically. Sound great though.

And it's nice to see the 67 and Mark 4 sets out and about regularly now. I'm sure they are a welcome feature in North Wales with their greater capacity and amenities over the 150/153/175 railcars more usually produced.

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Date: 09/27/21 07:22
Re: Glorious late September afternoon
Author: 86235

Hexagon789 Wrote:
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> Both great photos but I have to say I've never
> been overly keen on 56s aesthetically. Sound great
> though.

Yes, I know what you mean. They have a lumbering quality about them, but were conceived and built in something of a hurry following the 1974 oil crisis and the resulting reliance on coal for power generation. They raided the spare parts bin for much of the design. But 40+ years later it's great to see them hard at work.



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Date: 09/29/21 01:33
Re: Glorious late September afternoon
Author: Hexagon789

86235 Wrote:
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> Hexagon789 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Both great photos but I have to say I've never
> > been overly keen on 56s aesthetically. Sound
> great
> > though.
>
> Yes, I know what you mean. They have a lumbering
> quality about them, but were conceived and built
> in something of a hurry following the 1974 oil
> crisis and the resulting reliance on coal for
> power generation. They raided the spare parts bin
> for much of the design. But 40+ years later it's
> great to see them hard at work.

They are good locos, in as much as once the quality issues were sorted out they've given fairly good service. I have to agree that they do seem to have been a design "spare parts job". There's definitely a Class 47-ish look about the cab fronts, but the grilles rather spoil that classic design.

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