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In the last of the days strong sunshine Freightliner veteran pairing 86604 + 86627 pass Wandel on the evening of the 27th of April 2012 with 4M11 Coatbridge - Crewe Basford Hall


Scruffy Freightliner veteran green pairing 86609 + 86604 pass Cranberry with 4L75 Crewe Basford Hall - Felixstowe on the 30th of September 2011, a pretty rare sight for this working is the fact that its fully loaded, normally the first 4 or so spaces are fresh air!


Filthy can pairing 86610 leads 'Powerhaul' example 86637 as they scream South near Cranberry with 4L75 Crewe Basford Hall - Felixstowe on the 15th of September 2011


86610 + 86604 are seen passing through Crawford with the iconic 'IT' on the hillside in the background while working 4M74 Coatbridge - Crewe Basford Hall on the 28th of April 2011, to the left of the picture a handful of tups can be seen grazing happily


86610 + 86604 make a stunning sight as they pass Wandel on the 27th of April 2011 with the later timed Wednesday only 4M80 Coatbridge - Crewe Basford Hall


Freightliner's heritage 86 pairing of 86628 + 86607 whine their way through Stoke Hammond on the 16th of January 2012 at the head of a fully loaded 4M88 Felixstowe - Crewe Basford Hall


With Tewsgill Hill dominating the sky line 86632 + 90041 unusually pair up and are both powering while working a well loaded 4M74 Coatbridge - Crewe Basford Hall through Crawford on the 26th of April 2011, in the foreground is a cracking dry stone wall, so nice to see rather than the usual ugly palisade fencing


86638 + 86612 scream through Wandel with 4M11 Coatbridge - Crewe Basford Hall on the 26th of June 2013


Original Freightliner green bearer 90016 eases towards Lichfield on the 12th of October 2012 at the head of 4M88 Felixstowe - Crewe Basford Hall


On the morning of the 9th of July 2013 faded EWS 90020 leans into the curve at Old Linslade with 1M16 Inverness - London Euston 'Caledonian Sleeper'


First Scotrail liveried 90021 and EWS example 90028 pair up to work 6O15 Mossend - Eastleigh through Wandel on the evening of the 23rd of April 2012, so pleased to get this in good light as it is quite a rare event to get paired up Class 90's on freight north of the border now


Shortly after arriving 90039 stands at Edinburgh Waverley with the empty Caledonian Sleeper stock that formed 5C11 from Polmadie on the night of the 25th of April 2012


In some glorious morning light 90041 storms through Cranberry with 4L97 Trafford Park - Felixstowe on the 30th of September 2011, this working is currently booked for Class 70 haulage but of late anything from a 66 to a 90 can turn up on it


90044 speeds through Old Linslade on the morning of the 9th of July 2013 with 4L41 Crewe Basford Hall - Felixstowe


With the morning frost still visible on the rails as the winter sun climbs slowly in the sky, 90044 passes Stoke Hammond with 4L89 Crewe Basford Hall - Felixstowe on the 16th of January 2012


My second encounter with 90047 on the same day, this time though its working 4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Park through Chelmscote on the 9th of July 2013


Freightliner grey 90047 powers through Old Linslade with 4L89 Coatbridge - Felixstowe on the 9th of July 2013


90049 swings round on the approach to Lichfield on the 12th of October 2012 with 4M87 Felixstowe - Trafford Park


Striking 2 tone grey example 92003 leads a interesting 6O15 Mossend - Eastleigh through Wandel on the 27th of April 2011, despite appearances this isnt a tresspass shot as its taken at the base of a road bridge with a 2 foot fence in front of you!


92003 powers over Crawford Viaduct with 6S51 Carlisle - Mossend engineers on the 27th of April 2011


92003 accelarates away from its stop in Abington loop at the sharp end of 4M63 Mossend - Hams Hall on the 26th of April 2011, up until now i've not had much contact with the class but after seeing them at work close up im more than impressed with their pulling power, Abington loop is just out of view on the right of the picture and already by this point the train was travelling at over 35mph and by the time the last wagon had passed was nearly at full speed, immence!


92003 hauls 66134 DIT while heading a cracking colourful consist that forms 6M49 Mossend - Carlisle through Abington on the 27th of April 2011


92011 is seen passing over the Crawford viaduct on the 11th of September 2012, judging by the consist it must be getting near that time of year again, with two MPV units and a RHTT set in amongst the eclectic consist the leaf fall season is nearly upon us for another year, and stood here waiting for this shot it certainly felt like autumn was on the way, with temperatures struggling and the latest heavy shower passing to the right of the frame, this working being 6S51 Carlisle - Mossend


92011 powers through Crawford on the 27th of April 2012 with 4M63 Mossend - Hams Hall, for this working this is quite well loaded as sometimes it can contain more empty spaces than containers! From here up on the hillside this telephoto view shows of the near 90 degree curve in the track visible at this location


A very early start was rewarded on the 27th of April 2012 with the capture of 92015 leading 92011 DIT while working 6X65 Didcot - Mossend, todays consist was made up entirely of loaded cars seen here passing Wandel bang on time


66126 is seen dragging 92015 through Stenson while working 0D44 Bescot - Toton, i'm not normally a fan of light engine shots, especially not going away ones! But seen as this is on a non electrified route coupled to the fact that the next time 92015 will be out and about it will no doubt have received a shiny new coat of DB Schenker red, 13th of January 2012


DB Schenker 92016 leads a rake of empty cartics as it works 6O15 Mossend - Eastleigh through Wandel on the 26th of June 2013


Looking superb in the morning sunshine 92016 leans into the bend as it passes through Abington with 6M49 Mossend - Carlisle on the 26th of June 2013


On the 28th of April 2011 92017 rounds the curve towards Abington with 4S43 Rugby - Mossend 'Tesco Express' the stuning light helped create a very blue picture!


If i was to get just one sunny shot from my entire trip this is the one i would of chose to get in the bag! 92017 heads the 'Tesco Express' 4S43 Rugby - Mossend through Crawford on the 27th of April 2011, every man and his dog has done this shot but its easy to see why, the location and surroundings are breath taking, what a super place to spend a few hours


92022 heads a tidy looking 6O15 Mossend - Eastleigh 'Wagonload' through Wandel as it slows for its booked stop in Abington loop on the 28th of April 2011


After a quick dash i arrived at Abington in time to see 92022 depart Abington loop and round the sharp curve with 4M63 Mossend - Hams Hall on the 27th of April 2011


I had had my eye on this shot since a visit to Edinburgh the previous year and i couldn't of hoped for a better outcome than this, 92022 passes through Wandel with 4M63 Mossend - Hams Hall on the 27th of April 2011, the lighting was truly superb and with Dungavel Hill standing in the centre of the picture the scene is complete


An additional engineers ran on the afternoon of the 26th of June 2013 from Carlisle - Mossend and here the return working 6T04 Mossend - Carlisle is seen at Abington with 92029 in charge of 46 MHA/MTA/MFA style wagons, the sun played ball and also the Freightliner Heavy Haul coal going in the other direction that can be seen in the background wasn't 30 seconds later!


Two tone grey 92037 makes a welcome appearance on 4S43 Daventry - Mossend 'Tesco Express' on the 19th of August 2011 seen storming Northbound near Cranberry in Staffordshire, what promised to be a lovely sunny day soon disappeared behind a bank of cloud moving in from the west


Still wearing the original two tone grey with added and indeed now outdated EWS sticker 92039 provides the power for 6X65 Didcot - Mossend loaded cars through Wandel on the 26th of June 2013