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Skako Train & Edinburgh Portobello

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Cristoff

Hi

I have been to Scotland recently & am starting to work my way through what I saw.

I had a few runs past Carlisle Yard, (Think it's Kingmoor, just north of the DRS depot). One on July 11th, another July 22nd. Both times I noticed around 10 large wagons, similar to but not autoballasters, which were a mixture of maroon and yellow (and inbetween!). Is this the Skako train (DR92213-92222) please? Looks very probable, but just wanted to make sure there was nothing else knocking around that I may have confused it for.

Thanks to Ben for his recent comments on Mini 4-4 M42/0023 & Unimog 979103. I saw, but never identified a mini 4-4 in the back of a lorry, plus an Unimog (on one occasion there was a 2nd Unimog) at Portobello. Do you happen to know if they were both there by 21st July, and if they are the only ones there please?

I'll try to alert people if I add any sightings that may be of help to others, as I note a few other people have been up that way too. (I did try to do some whilst I was away, but it wasn't many).

Also, not reported any sightings as I didn't get any numbers, but noted around 10 mini 4-4s and also some trailers at Nuneaton Weddington Terrace. I was surprised there were still some there after all this time, even if not the mountain of them last time I went there.

Regards

Chris

Ben Williams avatar

Ben Williams Editor

I think the new unimogs have been swapping around in the time we have both been up there Chris. The ones at Salkeld have definitely swapped.

Do you mean 4-4 trolley or 4-2 trolley at Portobello? I was told the Portobello one was due to return to Shettleston next week for maintenance.

Cristoff avatar

Cristoff

Hi Ben

Thanks for the reply and good question about the mini. It was a 2 seater I saw in the back of a lorry. I only went past it about 20 times without noticing that important detail...

Regards

Chris

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