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Date: 11/03/22 15:14
Out on the Great Western Mainline
Author: 86235

Yesterday (Wednesday Nov 2nd) between Didcot and Swindon

1: A pair of 387 EMUs on 9L13 09:51 Cardiff Central to London Paddington. Each day Great Western run 387s on one Paddington to Cardiff and vv service to maintain crew traction knowledge. As 110 mph EMUs they're marginally slower than the 125 mph class 800 IETs. But I prefer them to the 800s despite their outer suburban characteristics.

2: And here is an 800, or rather a pair of the 800/0 five car sets, unusually without a nose cone.

3: Heading west on the down relief 66065 on 6C03 Binliner, carrying domestic waste from the refuse transfer station at Northolt in NW London to the Energy Recovery Facility (aka incinerator) at Avonmouth








Date: 11/03/22 15:23
Re: Out on the Great Western Mainline
Author: 86235

4: A few miles west at Uffington 66414, wearing the now redundant Powerhaul livery, on 6C58 Oxford Banbury Road to Machen Quarry. Until a couple of weeks ago this flow was being handled by DCR, who I think were standing in for Freightliner Heavy Haul (FLHH).

5: Shrivenham; Celebrity GBRf 66793 in ersatz BR livery circa 1987 on 6V32 Tilbury to Trostre empty vans.

6: Short video clip taken at Denchworth and Shrivenham



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/04/22 00:53 by 86235.



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Date: 11/03/22 22:47
Re: Out on the Great Western Mainline
Author: krm152

Absolutely excellent photo and video posting.  Being a Class 66 enthusiast, the scenes featuring that model are my favorite.
ALLEN  



Date: 11/04/22 02:01
Re: Out on the Great Western Mainline
Author: 86235

krm152 Wrote:
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> Absolutely excellent photo and video posting. 
> Being a Class 66 enthusiast, the scenes featuring
> that model are my favorite.
> ALLEN  

A couple more for you Allen

6A60 loaded stone from Whatley and 66621 on empty stone to Whatley






Date: 11/04/22 05:36
Re: Out on the Great Western Mainline
Author: ShortlinesUSA

Nice photos and video, Nick!

Mike Derrick
 



Date: 11/04/22 05:40
Re: Out on the Great Western Mainline
Author: dwatry

Nice photos!  Agree the 800s without the nose cone look very odd.  Kind of like they left the house without getting fully dressed....



Date: 11/04/22 09:12
Re: Out on the Great Western Mainline
Author: PHall

dwatry Wrote:
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> Nice photos!  Agree the 800s without the nose
> cone look very odd.  Kind of like they left the
> house without getting fully dressed....

The "nose cone" is still there, it's just in the open position. It opens like a clam shell.



Date: 11/06/22 05:02
Re: Out on the Great Western Mainline
Author: march_hare

With the nose cone open, it looks a bit like a high speed lamprey. 



Date: 11/06/22 08:21
Re: Out on the Great Western Mainline
Author: King_Coal

Nice series. I like the GWR dark green scheme. Interesting to see the approach to catenary towers after growing up along the PRR in Pennsyvlania. Certainly looks lighter.



Date: 11/06/22 09:45
Re: Out on the Great Western Mainline
Author: 86235

march_hare Wrote:
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> With the nose cone open, it looks a bit like a
> high speed lamprey. 

Definitely:-)



Date: 11/07/22 04:38
Re: Out on the Great Western Mainline
Author: WrongWayMurphy

Its craze to me that you can video a freight train in less than 30 seconds.

They take 10-15 minutes to pass by here in Tyler, Tex.



Date: 11/07/22 06:49
Re: Out on the Great Western Mainline
Author: 86235

WrongWayMurphy Wrote:
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> Its craze to me that you can video a freight train
> in less than 30 seconds.
>
> They take 10-15 minutes to pass by here in Tyler,
> Tex.
I'm afraid our attention span isn't that great, that's why ours have to be shorter :-)



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/07/22 07:33 by 86235.



Date: 11/07/22 19:51
Re: Out on the Great Western Mainline
Author: krm152

Thanks for posting the two additional photos.  I definitely appreciate seeming them.
ALLEN



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