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Nice photos' date=' Noel! :) Any chance of a look at the fiddle yard? Are the lower and upper levels connected or are they completely separate?[/quote'] Here you go Patrick.... The lower and upper levels are not connected,but I may make an attempt to connect them in the future. Thanks gents for your comments. image-341836133.jpg

 

Thanks to driver301 who built this M class expressway bus a few years ago-I knew it would come in handy one day...

 

 

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M class 100IK negotiates the narrow roads at Ashburton grove on a Ballina-London'Supabus'service,the tractor driver turned into the field shortly after this photo was taken...!!!

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Late night operations at the MPD sees 56 074 in for fuel,oil and water while the HST set undergoes a B exam in the shed.

 

 

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Some driver training taking place at the factory sidings using the Class 47 and 56.

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Nice one Noel. Tidy looking layout.

 

Thanks Karl-more additions are planned after my Warley visit.

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Ill look forward to that.

 

If you get a chance can you post some photos for those of us that couldn't make the trip to Birmingham

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A new arrival at Ashburton grove 37 251 shunts some TEA tank wagons at the factory sidings.

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Looks smashing Noel. I agree with Fran on the subsector livery. I loved the class 60's in the triple grey re-branded Mainline, EWS, Loadhaul, and Transrail liveries before they were repainted.

 

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You can't beat BR blue . . . :)

 

Agree, especially with a rake of blue/grey mk2. Bachmann Class 37s in original BR blue livery with later generation chassis with operating lights have been difficult to source on eBay. The Class 37 has had an amazingly varied and extended working life in so many different liveries starting with BR green hauling maroon ex-LMS and ex-GWR stock.

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Happy Christmas from the management and staff of BR's Ashburton grove depot.

 

37 251 does some last minute shunting at the factory sidings preparing the liner for departure.

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New arrivals at Ashburton Grove are two class 20 locomotives, two TPO's and two typical West Yorkshire 1980s single and double deck buses.

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A lunchtime arrival at Ashburton Grove's up loop, Class 20-20 063 arrives with a trip working consisting of four oil tanks for use at the factory sidings, after running round the tanks it will propel them to the discharging point.

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A class108 passes on the mainline with a Leeds-Doncaster local service, while 20063 shunts the tanks into position for unloading, after uncoupling the loco will operate light engine to the MPD for servicing.

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56 070 has arrived at the factory sidings and will shunt the wagons in the morning to form the 0800 departure.

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The ever versatile class 08 diesel shunter no 08 672 makes a welcome addition to the Ashburton grove locomotive fleet.

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Not a great start to 2018 when 56 070 failed at the factory sidings, 08 672 is seen here hauling the failed 56 to the MPD for attention,

Later on the 08 returned to shunt the wagons from the factory sidings to the loop in preparation for the two class 20s to work the train forward.

In the meantime a HST screams by with the up Highland Chieftain. 

 

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08 672 and 56 070 are pictured here on the depot at Ashburton grove getting serviced before the evening shift begins.

The 56 then departs the depot.

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56 070 rests in the head shunt while the 2x20s have arrived from the MPD and will work the Speedlink liner in the morning.

The 08 will shunt the wagons into position out on the running loop before departure.

 

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20063 has charge of two TPOs which have been looped to allow an afternoon express to overtake....

 

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Due to a driver shortage, an unusual movement took place earlier when 56 074 was added to the front of 2x20s which were hauling the freight liner in order to return it to the MPD for examination.

 

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