Joined: 26 Jan 2011
|Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:29 pm Post subject: Key Highlights for w/c 9th April 2017
|The key highlights for week commencing 9th April 2017 have been summarised below:
1. 90018 & 90040 ran light engine from Crewe TMD to Bescot on the morning of the 15/4/17. Upon arrival at Bescot, 90040 continued south with the footex empty stock to Wembley which had originated from Burton with a diesel loco. Also, in the consist was 90018.
2. Freightliner class 90s continued to be hired to GBRF this week with 90043 and 90049 being the sole engines. One key working from this week took place in the early hours of the 10/4/16, which saw 90043 work the Highland sleeper 1M16 from Edinburgh via the ECML to Wembley Yard. The same 90 went back north on the same day with 1S25 via the WCML.
3. DB Cargo 90s continued to be hired by VTEC this week, which saw 90019 in action for most of the week and 90029 was spare at Bounds Green. In addition, 90039 transferred from Crewe to Doncaster mid-week in order to go on hire to VTEC and got dragged to Doncaster on a freight in order to be moved from Doncaster to Bounds Green to replace one of the other 90s.
4. 90005 was finally released from Crewe TMD on the 13/4/17 and was subsequently dragged from Crewe via the WCML, NLL and GEML to East Anglia by 57301. The GA90 had been at Crewe for a planned overhaul for a couple of months.
5. Freightliner class 90s continued to operate in pairs this week on 4M27 and 4S45 between Daventry-Coatbridge-Daventry. In the early part of the week, 90016 and 90046 could be found in action, but 90046 was swapped with 90044 on the 11/4/17 due to 90046 requiring an exam. The rest of the week saw 90044 and 90016 doing the Daventry to Coatbridge intermodals after they were swapped over.
6. There were a number of 90s in and out of traffic for all or part of the week, which included 90005, 90010, 90014, 90018, 90020, 90021, 90026, 90034, 90035, 90041, 90044, 90045 and 90046. The reasons for the stoppages included wheelset changes; general maintenance through wear and tear; routine exams and long-term 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.