JL 22.4.15 - 60002 & 66849 6J37 Carlisle - Chirk, Birkett Common

JL 22.4.15 - 60002 & 66849 6J37 Carlisle - Chirk, Birkett Common - Birkett Common (southbound)
Some kind folk had alerted me to the fact that Colas owned 60002 had worked light engine to Carlisle on Sunday for trial runs this week on the Carlisle - Chirk log diagram. This has been a long awaited and much anticipated event and is a very welcome change at a time of low S&C freight traffic volumes and a fairly static rail scene in the north. Yesterday was the first run and today saw a repeat formation with 66849 'Wylam Dilly' DIT in case of any problems with the Brush machine. At Hellfield the ex-petroleum liveried 'Capability Brown' would come off and work light engine back over the S&C to Carlisle. The ever attractive working is seen climbing well through Birkett Common. It's been almost 2 years since I last photted a 60 on the S&C when 60001 turned up on the ballast working from Ribblehead (see Blea Moor gallery).
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Also in: Birkett Common (southbound)

JL 22.4.15 - 66431 6K05 Carlisle - Crewe, Birkett Common
JL 20.1.15 - 66849 6J37 Carlisle Yard - Chirk, Birkett Common
JL 20.1.15 - 158848 12.49 Leeds - Carlisle, Birkett Common
15.4.14 - 57012 & 57007 6K05 Carlisle - Crewe, Birkett Common
15.10.13 - 66424 & 66430 3J11 Carlisle - Carlisle, Birkett Common
30.3.13 - 66548 6E31 Killoch - Stourton, Birkett Common
10.8.12 - 66102 6K05 Carlisle - Crewe, Birkett Common
20.3.12 - 66528, 70002, 70010 6Z68 Killoch - Drax, Birkett Common
2.4.11 221112 1S60 12.20 Bham - Glasgow Birkett Common
2.4.11 158792 & 158797 14.26 Car - Leeds Birkett Common
7.3.11 - 66198 6K05 Carlisle - Crewe, Birkett Common
3.7.10 - 71000 'Duke of Gloucester' Carlisle - Crewe, Birkett Common
12.3.10 66843 6J37 Carlisle - Chirk, Birkett Common
4.3.10 66140 & 66061 6K05 Carlisle - Crewe, Birkett Common
4.3.10 - 66181 6E13  Kirkby Thore - Milford, Birkett Common

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