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Railscene No.41


Dover Western Docks: Preparations for the introduction of Eurostar services with the
closure of Dover Western Docks and driver training with Unit 931001.
Waterloo Station: Completion of the new Eurostar Terminal in the old Windsor platforms
and guests depart on new service via the temporary route before HS1 is completed.
Cab Ride – Glasgow Queen Street to Crainlarich.
Modern news: Launch of newly painted two-tone green Class 47 No. 47004
Old Oak Common Depot. Line-up of Class 47s in all liveries for the special event.
Preparations for test runs of D172 Ixion from Crewe to Derby. Interview with Tony Moseley
of Waterman Railways regarding the newly overhauled diesel.
Last main line run of two Class 50s in blue liveries. Nos. 50033 and D400 head to Glasgow
from Crewe and via the Settle-Carlisle line.
Final runs of the two remaining 4TC sets. We see No. 33116 providing traction for the
Hertfordshire Railtours special from Waterloo to Exeter, Weymouth and up to
Yeovil and Bristol.
Steam News: Great Central Railway Winter Gala with Nos. 44767, 45231, 34039,
34101, 4498 and 7029.
Winter Gala at the Mid-Hants Railway with Nos. 76017, 92203, 34105 and the first
appearance of an LMS type in preservation with No. 5593 Kolhapur.
Bluebel Railway with a Wainwright Weekend to celebrate the return of No. 593
accomapanied by the H class and visiting M7 tank No. 30053.
Driver experience with 4472 Flying Scotsman at Tyesley.
East Lancs Railway sees the introduction of LMS ‘Crab’ No. 42765 with Nos. 5407
and S&D 13809.
A launch of the Royal Mail new selection of railway stamps was held at Quorn on the GCR.
A4 No. 4498 produced run pasts to show the mailbag collection procedure at speed.
Main Line Steam: Locomotives include 46203 bound for Holyhead, 71000 south from
Carlisle, 6024 from Didcot to Cardiff, 34027 speeds through Whitchurch for Yeovil and 60009
on tours in Scotland. Finally, No. 75069 departs Brighton Depot for a working to Victoria.
Approximately 90 minutes