Tuesday 6 June 2023

GBRf convoy at Doncaster, 22nd May 2023

60047 + 60021 PENYGHENT + 69005 Eastleigh + 69002 Bob Tiller CM&EE 0D63 09:00 Tyne Coal Terminal Gbrf - Doncaster Down Decoy Gbrf

The pair of 69s had worked weedkiller circuits in the North East, then took the stock to Scotland, where there were some nocturnal runs, before handing over to Class 66s. They then returned to Tyne, before the move seen here. After this return to Doncaster they started the next day on another weedkiller circuit in the Midlands, working from Kings Norton..

60047 was working Tyne Dock to Drax and Lynemouth biomass trains, and returned to these workings.

60021 was forwarded to Toton, and returned to Doncaster at the end of the following week.

60047 unofficially named Faithful.

60021 was next in the convoy.

Followed by 69005.

And 69002.

After a pause the convoy moved forward to Down Decoy.

60047, still in the Colas scheme, later returned as 0N01 13:05 Hexthorpe R.S. - Tyne Coal Terminal Gbrf.

Passing through the station.