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Q6 in Traffic

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The Q6 was used on service trains today (Wednesday 13th August) and is reported as performing satisfactorily so has now returned to regular traffic. It will be in traffic tomorrow so the working part has been cancelled. Thanks to all those who volunteered and to those who have helped to get it from Crewe to New bridge to Grosmont and eventually back in to service.

63395 stands at Grosmont awaiting departure with the 12.30 to Pickering - Chris Lawson

Chris Williams drove the engine yesterday and reports that it performed very satisfactorily. There a few things to watch as it settles down but there is nothing to particularly worry about at this stage. The current plan is for the engine to be based out of Grosmont until its first washout (after 14 days use).

Update 14th August:

The Q6 successfully worked three round trips between Grosmont and Pickering today.

63395 leaves Goathland with the 13.00 - Dave Pennock

63395 leaves Goathland with the 13.00 - Dave Pennock

63395 crosses Fen Bog with the 14.00 ex Pickering - Chris Lawson

63395 under coaling tower as B1 leaves with 14.30 - Dave Pennock

63395 makes its way to station - Dave Pennock

63395 makes its way to station - Dave Pennock

63395 awaiting departure at Grosmont with 15.30 - Dave Pennock

63395 approaches Darnholm with the 15.30 ex Grosmont - Chris Lawson

63395 leaving Darnholm with the 15.30 ex Grosmont - Chris Lawson

63395 passes Moorgates with the 15.30 ex Grosmont - Chris Lawson

63395 crosses Moorgates bridge with the 15.30 ex Grosmont - Chris Lawson

Today was an auspicious one as it saw three of our locomotives operating round the country - K1 in Scotland, Q6 on the NYMR, and the J72 on the Wensleydale. Quite an achievement (only to be bettered by all 4 in 2016!?).

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 September 2014 20:07