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Driving near Bristol, UK about 7 a.m. this morning I passed under a rail bridge as a freight train went by. It was hauled by 67 019 and tailed by 67 025, and looked to be made up of very dirty brown VGA vans.

Does any enthusiast know what freight flow this was, by any chance?

(I like to model what I see locally, a.k.a. any excuse to buy more rolling stock...)
 

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QUOTE (goedel @ 5 Apr 2007, 21:17) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hmmm near Bristol you say. At about 7am... The Flying Kipper?


Goedel

Hmnn....That's not as helpful or illuminating as I would have hoped, but thanks for sharing....


Any knowledgeable soul out there..?
 

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QUOTE (goedel @ 10 Apr 2007, 13:16) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Sorry! Perhaps you could ask on RMweb, it's their sort of question. Although if you aren't modelling the industry/port that manufactures/receives the contents then they could just be described as containing 'generic' freight, therefore justifying the purchase.

Goedel

Hey, never mind Goedel! I don't know RMweb. But you're right, I could darn well model that train anyway...Good thought. I'm just curious about it.

QUOTE (BRITHO @ 11 Apr 2007, 12:54) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Sounds like one of two things to me. Either it was on a clearance/timings working, or it was working a branch line working on an as required basis, the destination having no run round facility.

Just a thought

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John

John, thanks for that. Remember you're talking to a bit of a numpty, here, could you explain what you mean by clearance or timings working?

QUOTE (M8 INTERNET @ 11 Apr 2007, 16:49) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>67019 and 67025

67019 WAAN AVONM PBA 810V53CD06 F BARTONHIL N
67025 WAAN AVONM PBA 810V53CD06 F BARTONHIL N

M8, cheers - you're making me work for this, aren't you?


OK, so I'm guessing WAAN is the EWS pool code (although it isn't listed in my 2006 edition of "Locomotives & Coaching Stock"). Is it a new code since EWS split its business into three?

AVONM PBA...Avonmouth what?

Barton Hill depot, OK, happy with that.

But what do the letters "F" and "N" signify?

And is that the full headcode in the middle there, in which case, can you interpret it for me?

Thanks for the reply, anyway. Pax.
 

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Thanks for those, guys - both useful and informative. Even if we can't be certain what the exact purpose was.

Anyway I like the idea of running a model of this train...

As they say, there's a prototype for everything.


Best wishes,
Paxman
 

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QUOTE (BRITHO @ 13 Apr 2007, 16:48) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>So now we know, it's amazing how information turns up here. thanks M8 for the definitive answer.

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John

I'll second that, thanks, M8!

BTW - nice, well-organised looking layout progress on your web-site. If I had any sense I'd have used N gauge myself, but I was seduced by the (mostly) gorgeous new 00 rolling stock.
 
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