Pangbourne HOBC - Sightings Requests - Forum
Posted: 16 December 2016, 08:14
HOBC set last night at Pangbourne again - also seen once last week. Too dark to see properly but if anyone posted consist elsewhere please let me know. Arrived approx 2130 from Willesden I believe. Last week it was 924xx wagons.
Posted: 16 December 2016, 14:21
Last weeks sighting only showed a VM80 and 7 MFS wagons, was that the total consist or only those identified.
Posted: 16 December 2016, 15:10
Yes that's all I could identify of a much longer train - I was passing the station parallel on relief lines as it was moving in the same direction on the main line into the darkness!
Posted: 19 December 2016, 08:19
Thanks for the info, Ben. I just wondered if it was a vacuum ballast removal session.
Posted: 19 December 2016, 19:30
Appears to be scheduled again for tonight. If it runs I may pop out and try to see it properly!
Posted: 19 December 2016, 22:54
More success tonight at Reading - consist now posted although I missed the barrier wagon at the end. Passed through quite quickly at about 2145. 73117 & 77907 headed off ahead of it at around 2115.
Two Windhoff sets also headed eastbound to Ruscombe (2135) and Maidenhead (2200) but missed consist of the latter as it was running late.
Posted: 20 December 2016, 16:24
It returned leaving Tilehurst East Junction at 0400. It is due to run again tonight.