Thursday, 1 November 2012

Tugs and Semaphores at Barnetby, 30th October 2012

The Class 60 workings from daylight hours at Barnetby.

60035 passes at 09:06 with 6E46 Kingsbury - Lindsey oil tanks.

60035 has not been overhauled, only repaired, and was returned to traffic at the start of October, being noted as a yard shunter by 10th of month, then later allocated to pool WCAI (DB Schenker Industrial Class 60). It is understood to still have a coolant leak that it was stored for in 2009. After time on shed on Tuesday at IM where it was reported N/CLK (coolant leak), it then returned later in the day to Kingsbury where it is now reported to be failed again. UPDATE: Sent to Toton, then back into storage.

Overhauled 60017 passes at 09:43 with Scunthorpe - Immingham iron ore empties. 60017 returned to traffic only in mid-October.

60071 Ribblehead Viaduct seen passing Barnetby East at 10:23 with Immingham - Scunthorpe iron ore. Former Salisbury SWT unit 170307 is seen departing for Grimsby. While not overhauled, 60071 seems to have been a regular performer in the recent lean years for the class, although like many it has seen spells in storage.

60071 returns with the empties at 11:47.

60017 returns at 12:11.

60054 working light engine Toton - Doncaster - Immingham. 60054 was overhauled in 2011. Wrawby Jct signalbox in the distance.

Passing through Barnetby station.

60017 returning with empties at 13:28, showing more of the signals at Wrawby Jct.

There are now three lines between Brocklesby Jct and Wrawby Jct, and the down slow line appeared to come into use in the afternoon, possibly following a shift change. 60071 with loaded iron ore at 14:11.

The light was fading by 15:21 when 60017 brought the next load in. 60071 returned a few minutes later, there only being one train in the Scunthorpe complex at a time. 185138 is on a Manchester Airport - Cleethorpes TransPennine service.