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2011  Part 3

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2nd August 2011. GBRf class 66 diesel-electric locomotive 66731 heads through Clapham Junction station with train 5Y55 from Tonbridge West Yard to Wimbledon.
This train later had EMU 455851 inserted between the barrier vehicles and then proceeded as train 5L55 to Ilford depot. This was the movement that was planned to take place the previous day, but which had been postponed.
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1st August 2011. GBRf class 66 diesel-electric locomotive 66731 heads through Teddington station with train 5O55 from Peterborough to Wimbledon, comprising of barrier vehicles number 6376 and 6377 belonging to Porterbrook Leasing.
The plan was that an EMU due for maintenance would be inserted between the two barrier vehicles and taken to Ilford depot as train 5L55. However, a last minute hitch prevented this move and the locomotive and barrier vehicles instead travelled on from Wimbledon to Tonbridge West Yard as train 5Z55.
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28th July 2011. BR steam locomotive 70000 "Britannia" heads train 1Z90 "The Cathedrals Express" through Byfleet Junction on its journey from Salisbury to Canterbury.

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26th July 2011. Ex-LNER A4 class steam locomotive 60019 "Bittern" was masquerading as LNER 4492 "Dominion of New Zealand" at the head of train 1Z94 the "Dorset Coast Express" from London Victoria to Weymouth. The location was Coxes Mill, near Addlestone Junction. Bringing up the rear of the train was class 37 diesel-electric locomotive 37516 in West Coast Railway Company maroon livery.
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12th July 2011. SR Battle of Britain class Pacific steam locomotive 34067 "Tangmere" approaches Byfleet Junction at the head of train 1Z94 the "Dorset Coast Express" from London Victoria to Weymouth.
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6th July 2011. Electro-diesel class 73 locomotive 73138 heads track test train 1Q85 on the Up Fast line at Esher. Sister locomotive 73107 in two-tone grey livery was at the rear. The carriages had departed from the Railway Technical Centre (RTC) at Derby two days before and had stayed overnight in Grove Park depot. The following morning the train worked to Reading and Waterloo before staying overnight in Woking Down Yard.
On the day of the photograph the train worked from Woking Yard to Waterloo, then to Southampton, and then was photographed heading for Wimbledon. There were severe disruptions on this line at about the time of the photograph, so it is not known whether the train completed its planned diagram for the day. This would have involved running from Wimbledon to Effingham Junction and from there to an overnight stop at Grove Park depot.
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7th June 2011. Built by GM in Canada, class 66 diesel-electric locomotive number 66727 "Andrew Scott CBE" in GBRf blue livery stands at Tonbridge West Yard. The footbridge from which the photograph was taken has cast a shadow on the front of the loco as it stands in the strong low evening sunshine.

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4th June 2011. 4-4-0T steam locomotive "Isibutu" was on the traverser at the Statfold Barn Railway near Tamworth. This locomotive was built by W Bagnall of Stafford as their works number 2820 in 1945. She worked at the Tongaat Sugar Company in South Africa, and was originally named "Egolami", then "Robert Armstrong" and finally "Isibutu".
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28th May 2011. Class 66 diesel-electric locomotive 66176 in EWS livery heads stone empties train 6Y08 from Tolworth Stone Terminal to Cliffe, soon after leaving Tolworth. This was a rather overcast day
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27th May 2011. Class 73 electro-diesel locomotive 73206 in GBRf livery approaches Clapham Junction "light engine", heading west through the Down Fast Windsor Line platform.
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