18 TRACTION 197 May/June 2011 OPPOSITE PAGE: TOP: On the 20th August 2004, 47 818 leads 86 238 and the 12:12 Norwich - Liverpool Street (via Cambridge) through Brandon. This was a very short lived working to provide a direct Norwich - London service during the time of the Ipswich Tunnel closure for engineering work.
CENTRE LEFT: 37 025 ‘Inverness TMD’ and 33 116 ‘Hertfordshire Railtours’, working in multiple, pass Hallen Marsh Junction with stone empties returning from Avonmouth Rockingham Bridge to Whatley Quarry on the 21st November 1997.
CENTRE RIGHT: 66 179 passes Greenholme as it drags Belgian liveried 90 128 ‘Vrachtverbinding’ and the 13:15 Mossend - Crewe Gresty Lane south on the 20th July 2000.
LOWER LEFT: On the 3rd September 1999, and working in multiple, DRS’s 20 314 and 37 607 run through Moreton Cutting (Dorset) with the 12:02 Winfrith - Crewe nuclear waste train, having reversed at Dorchester. The service was a short term working, which lasted approximately six weeks, following the de-commissioning of the Winfrith nuclear facility.
LOWER RIGHT: Corus liveried 60 006 Scunthorpe Ironmaster passes Besford with 6V70 the 08:58 Cliffe Vale - St Blazey china clay empties. 47 789 is 'dead in train' en route to Newton Abbot for 'Thunderbird' duties on 14th December 2001.
THIS PAGE: TOP:47 523 and 37 689 cross the River Stour, on the approach Manningtree, with 6L79 the 13:13 Doncaster Railport – Harwich. The 37 was “dead in train”, presumably required for an unbalanced working later in the day. The pair of locomotives are seen on 23rd July 1998.
CENTRE: On 5th March 2008 86 501 got into trouble at Ingatestone while heading 4L41, the 08:05 Daventry - Felixstowe Freightliner service. The Colchester “Thunderbird”, Cotswold Rail’s 47 828 Joe Strummer, was used to assist the train to Ipswich where it was photographed in the station.
LOWER: 92 030 Ashford and 66 096 pass Denmark Hill with the 11:55 Dollands Moor- Scunthorpe empty steel service on the 22nd May 2009. Les Peters
All photographs, unless otherwise credited, were taken by John Chalcraft from Rail Photoprints.