All other DBS freight flows aside from tanks and Mendip stone traffic.
Last Update 9/7/13.
Peak Forest 5/7/13.
60099 - 6H60.
60099 slows to a halt at Peak Forest, before reversing 6H60 Hope Street-Peak Forest into Dove Holes Quarry. Whilst the surviving semaphore signalling in this area is indeed fantastic, shouldn't that upper quadrant signal be a bit more "upper"?.
67022 - 0Z75.
67022 stands ticking over at Peak Forest, departing soon afterwards as 0Z75 Peak Forest-Crewe IEMD. If anyone could provide more information as to what this 67 was up to exactly I'd be very grateful.
60091 - 6M11.
The noise 60091 made as it approached the exit of Dove Holes Tunnel will live long in the memory, and is seen here in charge of 6M11 Washwood Heath-Peak Forest.
60091 - 6M11 (2).
A little later and having split the rake of 6M11 in half, 60091 is seen at Dove Holes Quarry reversing the remaining hoppers into Dove Holes Quarry.
66136 - 6H52.
Working hard against the grade climbing from Peak Forest towards Dove Holes Tunnel, 66136 is seen passing with the loaded 6H52 Dowlow-Ashburys.
60010 - 6H03.
On the outskirts of Chinley, 60010 looks very smart in DB red working 6H03 Northwich-Tunstead empties.
66035 - 6H43, 5/7/13.
Having just passed the rather barren remains of the once hugely impressive Chinley Station, 66035 is depicted working 6H43 Pendleton-Tunstead. I was slightly disappointed because as I understood it this working was a good bet for a Class 60, although the tatty nature of 66035 was some consolation.
66150 - 0X12, 4/5/13.
About to negotiate Dr Days Junction and having just passed Lawrence Hill 66150 leads 66085/031/198/019/194/041 as 0X12 Margam-Eastleigh.
66089 - 4O40, 6/11/12.
After having been held for a little while outside Didcot Station, 66089 slowly gathers pace with 4O40 Cowley (Oxford)-Southampton car carriers.
66001 - 4O40.
"Doyen of the class" as they used to say, in the form of 66001 (now of course in DB red), passes Eastleigh with the loaded 4O40 (BMW) Oxford RT-Southampton East Docks.
66165 - 4M52.
On the approach to Eastleigh Station, 66165 heads 4M52 Southampton East Docks-Castle Bromwich (Jaguar) empties.
66101 - 4M68.
At a distinctly gloomy Eastleigh, 66101 passes with 4M68 Southampton E. Docks-Halewood empty cars.
66145/051 - 4O53.
Running over three hours late due to the failure of 66051 (here seen 'dit'), 4O53 Wakefield Euro-Southampton West Docks modal passes Eastleigh behind 66145.
66126/027 - 3S59, 17/10/12.
A rare RHTT image for me, 66126 is top and tail with 66027 working 3S59 Morton-Weston through Severn Tunnel Junction.
66053 - 4B09, 28/7/12.
An early morning start was rewarded by 66053 with 4B09 Avonmouth-Newport Docks, seen here having just passed Hallen Marsh Junction about to embark on the short hop to South Wales.
66213 - 4O83, 30/6/12.
Passing Patchway, 66213 with 4O83 Didcot PS-Onllywn empty HTAs
66168 - 4C58, 19/5/12.
With 60079 sat in Pilning's down goods loop with 6B33, 66168 speeds along the up main with 4C58 Aberthaw PS-Avonmouth coal empties.
66199/141 - 6M60, 6/5/12.
With 66141 'dit', 66199 heads the incredibly late running 6M60 Exeter Riverside-Bescot loaded scrap/china clay through Patchway.
66057 - 4C61, 21/3/12.
In nice light a fairly clean 66057 passes Patchway with 4C61 Aberthaw PS-Avonmouth coal empties.
66131 - 6B86, 15/2/12.
66131 passes Patchway with the loaded 6B86 Avonmouth-Aberthaw PS, while 66117 with 4C61 empties from Aberthaw PS waits for permission to run down to Avonmouth once 6B86 has fully cleared Patchway Junction.
66117 - 4C61, 15/2/12.
With the tail of 6B86 still visible in the distance, the sun makes a rare appearance on this day as 66117 restarts 4C61.
66145 - 4E66, 25/11/11.
At a sunny but very cold Severn Tunnel Junction, 66145 passes with 4E66 Margam-Redcar empty HTAs.
66160/138 - 6Z35, 30/9/11.
Caught in the very last dregs of sunlight, 66160 & 66138 (dit) rumble slowly through Patchway with 6Z35 Moreton On Lugg-Acton loaded stone.
66118 - 6B35, 30/8/11.
66118 passes Patchway with 6B35 Hayes-Moreton On Lugg stone empties.
66058 - 4Z32, 8/7/11.
66058 approaches Hallen Marsh Junction working 4Z32 Ratcliffe PS-Avonmouth empties.
66016 - 4C70, 15/4/09.
66016 passes slowly at Filton Abbey Wood, working 4C70 Aberthaw PS-Portbury empty coal.
66213 - 4C70, 23/3/09.
66213 gathers pace through Filton Abbey Wood heading 4C70 Aberthaw PS-Portbury empty coal.
Going back a little bit, but recalling the days when Avonmouth could still boast a "Gronk" is well worth it, so here depicted is lovely 08405 basking in the sunlight on a September Saturday morning. I have incredibly happy memories watching 08s shunting Lawrence Hill's goods yard as a child, although of course those were all BR blue.