20180317 – Carlisle & the Cumbrian Coast

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It was the usual early start, getting up around 04:00 hrs and arriving at Stirling around 04:30 hrs in time to see the 1S25 London Euston-Inverness Caledonian Sleeper, hauled by DBS class 67 locomotive, 67007. After the sleeper passed, it was possible to have a short sleep before the arrival of the 4D47 Mossend Yard-Inverness ‘Tesco’ intermodal working at 05:44 hrs, hauled by DRS class 66, 66424. Around 05:40hrs, I headed for the platform in order to catch my first train of the day, the 1T02 to Glasgow Queen Street. I am a recent convert to the Scotrail smartcard ticketing system, and while not all journeys can be made using the smartcard, I do try to use it now whenever I can. The train to Glasgow was around ten minutes late, due to a signalling fault just north of Gleneagles, and, although this made my next connection from Glasgow Central a bit tight, I managed it with time to spare.

The trip from Glasgow Central to Carlisle was uneventful and I managed to catch up on a bit of sleep during this time.

At Carlisle it was a quick walk over the footbridge to platform one, where my train to Barrow in Furness was waiting. It wasn’t the expected DRS class 37 & DBSO, however, but top & tail class 68’s; 68018 ‘Vigilant’ leading, with 68017 ‘Hornet’ on the rear. DRS class 37 locomotive, 37403 ‘Isle of Mull’ ran the corresponding service and it was passed at St. Bees. The journey down to Barrow was quiet and I got chatting to a fellow Enthusiast from Manchester. I noticed at Sellafield station sidings, a rake of twenty, and a further rake of three GBRf open wagons, similar to iron ore tipplers; they looked brand new and freshly painted. Does anybody have any ideas why they were in the siding at Sellafield and what is the planned use for these wagons. (if you happen to know, please send an email to info@railreports.co.uk or send an instant message via the Railreports Facebook page).

When I arrived back at Carlisle, I thought I was going to miss the 1Z87 Carlisle-London Euston

Your intrepid author takes a quick selfie at Barrow-in-Furness.

steam working, however, it was running forty-five minutes late, due to a late arrival at Carlisle. The steam locomotive was LMS\Stanier Jubilee class 4-6-0, 45699 ‘Galatea’. In addition to this the 6V38 Carlisle-Chirk ran in a later path, so I saw this as well, and if that wasn’t enough, the 4S43 Daventry-Mossend Euroterminal Tesco intermodal failed in the Wigan area with DRS class 88, 88010 ‘Aurora’ in charge and class 66 locomotives 66430 & 66432 were sent to rescue the train, which eventually passed Carlisle around four hours late, so, in reality, I saw an additional three locomotive hauled workings that should’ve left Carlisle before I got back from Barrow.

On arrival back at Stirling, I watched two freight and two engineers workings (see table below), from the warmth and comfort of my car before heading for home.

Locomotives & multiple-units seen:

Barrow-in-Furness:
158870
Carlisle:
57311 60085 66127 66134 66430 66432 66569 68017 68018 88010
142015 153307 156443 156462 156463 156486 156492 156502 156503 156511
158798 158815 185131 185138 350402 350403 350404 350408 350409 350410
390005 390009 390040 390115 390121 390129 390148 390151 390153 390154
390155 390156 45699
Carlisle Wapping Sidings:
DR73914 DR73915
Carlisle Yard:
60085 66067 66068 66120 66733
DRS Kingmoor TMD:
37409 37423 66423 68004 88009
Flimby:
153363 156427 156484
Glasgow Central :
220027 314206 314212 318259 350403
380108 390151
Glasgow Queen Street:
156493 156507 158715 158729 170409 170451
Lockerbie:
DR73116 DR79100
Parton:
37403
Polmadie TMD:
73968 92038 221127 390119 73123 (Engineers crane)
Ravenglass :
156444
Sellafield:
66426 66433 68002 68005 68023
68026
Shettleston:
78217(Engineers Crane) ADB96500 ADB96501 DR73932 DR80215
Silecroft :
153363 156427
St Bees:
37403
Stirling:
60047 60076 66198 66302 66424 67007
156446 158714 158716 158724 158726 158729 158731 158741
158782 158789 170406 170419 170427 170432 170434 170450
170456 170459 170473
Wigton:
156444

Here’s is a list of loco hauled services seen:

Location

Sch Arr

Sch Dep

Headcode

Plat

Act Arr

Act Dep

Type

Route

Loco 1

Loco 2

Addit Locos

Stirling

4:52

4:55

1S25

2

04:38

04:43

Sleeper

London Euston-Inverness

67007

 

 

Stirling

Pass

5:45

4H47

2

Pass

05:45

Intermodal

Mossend Yard-Inverness (Tesco)

66424

 

 

Carlisle

8:33

 

2C33

1

08:30

 

LH Pass

Barrow in Furness-Carlisle

68017

68018

 

Carlisle

 

8:42

2C40

1

 

08:42

LH Pass

Carlisle-Barrow in Furness

68018

68017

 

Carlisle

Pass

11:40

4S43

3

Pass

15:41

Intermodal 

Daventry-Mossend Yard (Tesco)

66430

66432

88010

St. Bees

10:04

10:08

2C41

1

10:07

10:09

LH Pass

Barrow in Furness-Carlisle

37403

 

 

Barrow in Furness

 

11:38

2C45

3

 

11:38

LH Pass

Barrow in Furness-Carlisle

68018

68017

 

Parton

 

14:36

2C48

n/a

 

14:36

LH Pass

Carlisle-Lancaster

68017

68018

 

Carlisle

Pass

13:19

6V38

4

Pass

14:31

Timber (L)

Carlisle-Chirk

60085

 

 

Carlisle

 

14:25

1Z87

3

 

14:52

Railtour

Carlisle-London Euston

45699

 

 

Carlisle

15:55

15:57

4M30

4

16:04

16:06

Intermodal

Grangemouth-Daventry

66127

 

 

Carlisle

17:28

17:30

4S49

3

17:28

17:30

Intermodal

Daventry-Grangemouth

66134

 

 

Carlisle

17:35

17:37

4S44

3

18:26

18:28

Intermodal

Daventry-Coatbridge FLT

66569

 

 

Stirling

Pass

23:11

6K01

2

Pass

23:07

Engineers

Millerhill Yard-Leuchars

60076

 

 

Stirling

Pass

22:31

6D84

3

Pass

22:20

China Clay (E)

Aberdeen Waterloo-Mossend Yard

66198

 

 

Stirling

Pass

22:39

4N83

3

Pass

22:41

Intermodal

Aberdeen Craiginches-Grangemouth

66302

 

 

Stirling

Pass

23:49

6K02

2

Pass

23:45

Engineers

Millerhill Yard-Leuchars

60047

 

 

And here’s my travel log:

From

Sch DT

Act DT

To

Sch AT

Act AT

Loco \ Unit

Headcode

M

Ch

Stirling

05:54

06:04

Glasgow Queen Street

06:35

06:44

170419/ 170450

1T02

29

46

Glasgow Central

07:10

07:10

Carlisle

08:30

08:30

350403

1M92

102

27

Carlisle

08:42

08:42

Barrow in Furness

11:30

11:30

68018/ 68017

2C40

85

56

Barrow in Furness

11:38

11:38

Carlisle

14:24

14:24

68017/ 68018

2C45

85

56

Carlisle

18:47

19:03

Glasgow Central

19:59

20:20

390148

1S78

102

27

Glasgow Queen Street

20:41

20:41

Stirling

21:07

21:07

170407

1A91

29

46