REQ SLATEFORD 05/10/16 - Sightings Requests - Forum
REQ SLATEFORD 05/10/16
Posted: 10 October 2016, 07:52
Noted from passing 221123 was DR98905+DR98955, plus one other MPV (parked next to 905+955) and also a Stoneblower. Does anyone know what the other MPV and Stoneblower were?
Many thanks in advance
Posted: 10 October 2016, 21:39
Hi Mark the two snow blowers would have been 968500 and 968501,which are always parked at slateford.
Posted: 11 October 2016, 07:51
Are we talking stoneblowers or snowblowers?!
Posted: 11 October 2016, 09:56
From a process of elimination from previous sightings and recorded TRUST movements I believe the Stoneblower to DR80215 and the MPV DR98912 + DR98962, but if anyone can confirm that would be appreciated.
Posted: 11 October 2016, 11:14
STONEBLOWER could have been 80213 as this was at Rutherglen on the 3rd Oct. Sorry cant help any further as Edinburgh is of my beat
Posted: 12 October 2016, 06:52
MPV 98905/955 is normally based out of York Holgate!
Posted: 12 October 2016, 09:03
DR80213 was on Rutherglen (it didn't move from the same spot, Glasgow end of the depot) everyday 3rd-7th October.
DR80215 was last reported (on this site) at Stirling. The day after it had a schedule in TRUST to move to Slateford. Couldn't find a schedule for it to move since then and my (partly obscured by vegetation) photo from a passing train shows DR8021x. Grrr!
Re DR98905/955. Went past Slateford on the 6th Oct and there were two MPVs visible (side by side). I was 85% certain the front one was DR98905 (with the naked eye). Went past again on the 7th and took some photos (trying to get the numbers). Only one MPV was present and I can read off DR98905 from the photo. I think they tend to move around more this time of year than any other, what with RHTT duties. Last week TOPS showed DR98905/955 as being at Mossend!
Posted: 12 October 2016, 14:19
Mark some good & some bad news as follows.
There was a working on 29th September from Wigan TMD behind 66111 to Mossend. The consist, for the RHTT season up here in Scotland,
was as follows.
DR 98905 + DR 98955
DR 98907 + DR 98957
DR 98910 + DR 98960
DR 98911 + DR 98961
DR 98912 + DR 98962
These work of Mossend & Slateford. Which ones went where I have no knowledge.
What I do know that it is a long shift that they do.
The one that passes by me, Glasgow South Side on the Glasgow & South Western (G&SW), leaves Slateford at 1950 and back to Slateford at 0852
Another Slateford turn is 0005 and returns 1159.
Mossend 0217 - Nielston 0619 - Airdrie 1208 - 1211- Mossend 1715
Mossend 0202 - Girvan 1040 - 1111 - Mossend 1351
Sorry will have to leave this thread for the moment as Granddaughter to pick up