Category dedicated to FOC's other than "the big two"; such as Colas, DRS, and GBRF.
Last Update 9/7/13.
47727 - 6Z48, 5/4/13.
In early evening sunshine at Lawrence Hill, 47727 has just passed beneath the bridge carrying the trackbed of the old LMS route into Bristol with the rather paltry 6Z48 Cardiff Canton-Taunton Fairwater Yard, consisting of DR92701.
66846 - 6Z52, 20/3/13.
Heading 6Z52 Gloucester New Yard-Teigngrace log empties, 66846 crawls through Dr Day's Junction.
47739 - 6J88, 17/11/12.
As ever being last in the queue, this was my first image of a Colas 47. Running 89 minutes early, 47739 emerges out of the murk and departs Westerleigh with DR 77901 in tow forming 6J88 Westerleigh-Rugby.
56094 - 6Z52, 17/10/12.
A happy moment, 56094 screams through Severn Tunnel Junction with 6Z52 Chirk-Teigngrace empty logs.
66850 - 6Z50, 18/5/12.
I had planned for this photo to be taken at the other end of Patchway's platform 2, but someone had started a bonfire next to the line, smoke from which was continually drifting across the tracks so a change of plan resulted. A distinctly grubby 66850 passes with 6Z50 Chirk-Gloucester timber empties.
66850 - 6Z51, 17/5/12.
Obligingly given the poor light, 66850 crawls past with the loaded 6Z51 Teigngrace-Chirk,
66843 - 6Z78, 17/4/11.
The Sunday Colas steel workings in 2011 proved incredibly popular with photographers, note the gaggle of them at the end of Patchway's platform 2 here. Heading 6Z78 Margam-Dollands Moor (bound ultimately for Germany), 66843 passes on a lovely warm day..
57302 - 20/4/13.
Stabled within Crewe Station, 57302 sits bathed in Spring sunshine. According to TOPS on this day 57302 was under "Genius Control".
37402 - 6K73, 20/4/13.
Passing Crewe Station and nearly at journey's end, immaculate 37402 leads 57011 with 6K73 Sellafield-Crewe CLS.
66303 - 4V38, 17/10/12.
66303 passes STJ at some speed with 4V38 Daventry-Cardiff Wentloog "Tesco Express".
66305 - 4V38, 13/5/12.
This Sunday 4V38 Daventry-Cardiff Wentloog "Tesco Express" was diverted away from the Chepstow line, so as to reach South Wales via Yate, Patchway and the Severn Tunnel. In lovely sunshine, 66305 passes Lower Wick at speed.
57004/007 - 6M67, 14/2/12.
At Bristol Parkway, DRS 57s 57004/007 power past working 6M67 Bridgwater-Crewe flasks.
37602/606 - 6M67, 25/11/11.
With such a light load I rarely seem to be fortunate enough to witness DRS's classic traction working hard when in charge of the nuclear flask traffic, as was the case on this occassion as 37602/606 flew quietly past Filton Abbey Wood with 6M67 Bridgwater-Crewe. Always just fantastic to see them though.
66714 - 6Z93, 5/7/13.
At Chinley East Junction, 66714 restarts 6Z93 Tunstead-Brentford loaded stone.
66746 - 4V94, 5/4/13.
My first GBRF biomass image, though sadly not in time to record the doubleheaded 66/7 era. In happy sunlight, 66746 passes Lawrence Hill with 4V94 Ironbridge PS-Portbury.
I don't recall seeing many Class 73s back in my spotter days, so seeing GBRF trio 73141/212/208 at the Southern Region heartland of Eastleigh was some thing of a novelty.
66718 - 6Z33, 1/4/12.
A nice bonus on a Sunday, 66718 passing Patchway with an empty scrap metal train in the form of 6Z33 Cardiff Tidal-Hexthorpe.
66731 - 6V35, 21/8/11.
66731 hurries along the down main at Pilning with 6V35 Ferme Park-Cardiff Tidal, I remember the group of photographers on this day were joined by a passer-by, who given the eventual lack of appearance by a steam special seemed most confused as to what all the fuss was about.