Tuesday, 20 November 2012

That Was The Week That Was

The last week or so has been, interesting... Actually, it's been an awful few days! Someone hit Suzi's car at speed which led to the car being written off sadly - it's her toy, so was held in much higher regard than most people do with their cars! The week was well and truly topped off by Suzi being rushed to A&E (Emergency Room for my North American readers) with severe stomach pains - very soon after she was having her appendix removed as it had well and truly burst.

She's on the mend and back home now - to all of you who sent texts and messages over the last few days, thank you! We're hoping this next week will a bit better!

So no modelling what so ever, but this was the view at Gilberdyke the other morning, just as the sun was starting to bathe East Yorkshire.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

RHTT 2012

Still on the sbject of class 20s! One of the Rail Head Treatment Trains (RHTT) at Gilberdyke - it had arrived as 3S21 from Sleby and go out back towards Selby as 3S22. I think it has 20301 and 20303 powering it. The best bit is once it's clear of the cross over and you hear them open right up! Fantastic!

Right at the start of the leaf fall season, DRS Class 20s, 20302 and 20301, glide passed Gilberdyke Signal Box with 3S21 in readiness to form 3S22. They were around for slightly longer than planned due to a problem with the points. Not great quality but not too bad for a quick shot leaning out of the window in poor light!

It's hard to believe that in 2012 you can still see six train movements (as on is the same train shuttling back and forth!) all powered by Class 20s!