Along the Mainline
As well as the intermodal services for the yard, a variety of different trains can be seen passing to the rear of the container terminal along the mainline.
Under the bridge at the south end of the layout, a BR blue 08 shunter trundles back into the headshunt as a 37 with an engineering service slowly heads up the mainline:
A quick run up the hill reveals a better view of the 37:
A quiet Sunday with a pair of DRS 37s in possesion of the Down-Main with the total rail replacement train:
Network Rail class 31 light engine move waits at the signal:
Load-Haul class 37 heading up on the wrong line with a train of steel coils:
A suspiciously clean Mainline blue 37 passes down the line on a little light mixed freight:
Light engine moves are common heading up the mainline from engines that have been released at the far end of the yard. Here a Freightliner class 66 'Shed' waits at a red signal as another of it's class mates crosses from the mainline to the yard with a fresh batch of containers:
More mainline light engine returns, this time in the form of a double headed RfD 86/87 combo. A visiting Mainline class 09 looking very ex-works can be seen shunting the train that the AC traction has just brought into the yard:
The signal finally goes green! shunting move is well underway already:
Catenary stretching off along the line....
HGVs all wait to set out on the road as an MPV and class 70 pass each other on the mainline:
More to follow soon.......