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|Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:06 am Post subject: Key Highlights for w/c 28th May 2017
|The key highlights from week commencing 28th May 2017 have been summarised below:
1. A small selection of Freightliner class 90s could be found in working pairs for all or part of the week, which included 90016 & 90049; 90044 & 90049 as well as 90047 & 90043. The loco's performed 4S44, 4S45, 4M27 and 4M49 between Daventry-Coatbridge-Daventry.
2. The West Coast sleepers were routed via the North London Line and the ECML on the evening of the 28th and 29th May. However, there were no reports of them being worked by a FL90. However, if anybody knows if any did work, then please drop us a message.
3. A handful of DB90s could be found in working pairs for all or part of this week, which included 90036 & 90028; 90018 & 90019 as well as 90028 & 90037. The trains worked by the loco's included 4M25, 4S47, 6V15 and 6X65. In addition,
4. 90034 started working for VTEC this week after replacing 90039 which went back to Crewe mid-week for repairs and an exam (went via Wembley and the WCML this time). Also, 90029 continued to be hired by VTEC this week too, which worked a couple of trains
5. Over in Anglia, 90004 re-entered traffic with Greater Anglia, but suffered reliability issues with ongoing brake problems and needed to be taken out of traffic for further repairs on a couple of occasions. In addition, a set of stock with 90003 was taken out of traffic in London on the 3/6/17 due to brake issues and ended up returning to Norwich empty stock resulting in a couple of trains being cancelled.
6. There were a number of 90s in and out of traffic for all or part of the week, which included 90001, 90004, 90005, 90010, 90014, 90016, 90019, 90020, 90021, 90024, 90026, 90035, 90036, 90041 and 90048. The reason for the stoppages included wheelset repairs and overhaul; brake issues; routine maintenance; Heavy Overhauls and other general repairs.
There is nothing else that needs to be added here, but should you require more details on what worked what and when, then please refer to the archived news and gen pages on the main website.