Llangollen class 26 running day, April 23rd 2022

A quick trip to Llangollen to sample 26010 thrashing through the Dee valley. Unfortunately 26010 expired on the 1100 departure at Llangollen goods jn (1/3 mile out) but to the Line’s credit after 08195 rescued the failure, 47449 produced for the rest of the day.

The 08 Berwyn shuttle was sampled, highly recommended, a deep grinding thrash up the hill in an open wagon right behind 08195. The 47 sounded good on 4 former Kings Cross inner surburban coaches which were well filled despite the late running.

A last laugh on the return run, the 158 should have made a plus 3 at New St onto the 1736 to Northampton. The 158 arrived in platform 2, the 8 car 350 in platform 3 opposite. The 158 was checked outside New St which put me onto a plus 2, running towards the unit with 20 seconds to spare, the guard closed the doors in my face. Cheers then, i rejoined the 158 and arriving at Birmingham Int’l the 1836 ex New St was still in on the opposite platform. The same guard passing through the train at Long Buckby looked shocked to see me……..

The phots

08195 looks the part at Llangollen prior to growling up to Berwyn with the 1020 shuttle

08195 at the superbly located Berwyn station above the River Dee

With Mike Lewis looking down 47449 arrives at Llangollen to work the heavily delayed 1100 service to Carrog after 26010 collapsed

The villain, 26010 dumped at Llangollen Goods jn after failing

47449 runs round the Kings X Inner suburban set at Carrog

47449 running round at Llangollen

A suprise at Northampton whilst heading North, 68021 and 68028 on a Wolverton – Crewe move on April 22nd 2022

The moves

22/4/22 Fr

350263}  1224 Euston – Northampton                                               LB-NO

350247}         

68021/68028 Wolverton W – Crewe l/e

350111}  1249 Euston – Birmingham                                                 NO-INT

350258}

57309, 86259 – Rugby

158829 1506 Bir Int’l – Holyhead                                                       INT-RU

1003    5 – 1740 Wrexham – Llangollen                                              RU-LL

23/4/22 Sa

08195  1020 Llangollen – Berwyn                                                      LL-BE

YJ17 FYY T3 0825 Barmouth – Wrexham (Lloyds Coaches)              BE-LL

47449 1100 Llangollen – Carrog (80L- 26010 fail Goods jn) LL-CA

47449 1150 Carrog – Llangollen                                                         CA-LL

43359, 43012, 48004, 43182

47449 1250 Llangollen – Carrog                                                         LL-CA

47449 1400 Carrog – Llangollen                                                         CA-LL

1003 5 – 1535 Llangollen – Wrexham                                                 LL-RU

158835  1446 Rhyll – Birmingham Int’l                                              RU-SH

158837}  1446 Rhyll – Birmingham Int’l                                            SH-INT

158835}         

350257}  1736 Birmingham NS – Northampton                                INT-NO

350117}  Co 1814.22 Ru 23.29

350376   1904 Northampton – Euston                                               NO-LB

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