156444 departs Lincoln heading for Leeds with 2L20 2115 SuO service. 26/6/2005
A railtour from Poole had worked in earlier in the evening. The train was top and tailed by Fragonset class 47 locos. 47703 is one loco on 1Z48 1653 off Poole. The sidings are at East Holme, Lincoln. 26/6/2005
Market Rasen, early morning. 153385 pauses at the deserted station with 2T11 0746 of Newark North Gate to Grimsby. 27/6/2005
66147 scurries through Market Rasen heading from Welhan oil terminal to Immingham shed, 0D90.
Now at Lincon station and a Central Trains bubble car, 153334, arrives at its destination with a class 2 working from Scunthorpe via Doncaster. 2P61 0810 off.
Once the station work is complete, the unit moves clear of the platform. It utilises a turnback siding just beyond the station before running back in to form another working.
156404 departs a very sunny Lincoln station with 2M66 1141 Lincoln to Leicester. The unit passes the down starter and advanced starter signals.
This was a real surprise, DRS 37609 running in light engine. I believe it is 0Z37 0907 Derby to Lincoln and back route learner.
After a brief pause just beyond the station 37609 sets out back the way it came. The loco has the road past the down through road starter. It stopped to drop off someone at the boarded crossing then powered up and left.
Another terminating bubble car runs in over the High Street level crossing. 153352 forms 2P63 0917 Scunthorpe toLincoln.
158793 crosses over the High Street level crossing and passes High Street signalbox. This is a busy station and traffic is frequently disrupted. The train is 2E65 1032 Leicester to Lincoln.
153352 slips below the advanced down starter as its sets out on its journey to Adwick, 2R21 1227 off Lincoln.
At the east end of Lincoln station there are just as many semaphores as the west end, 8 dolls of three different kinds are visible in this shot. 153385 departs with 2T85 1238 to Grimsby, one hour away.
The first proper freight of the day shakes the station as it passes through under clear signals. Freightliner Heavy Haul 66610 lifts its 3000 plus tonnes oil train loaded into 30 TEA bogie tanks. The train is 6M00 1123 Humber to Kingsbury oil tanks.
Bubblecar sprinters abound in Lincoln and 153325 slips away with 2K20, a through working from Peterborough to Doncaster, 1150 off.
The low bridge over the River Witham is a popular location for photographers and I was not going to pass it up on a superb day. 153334 passes over the river with 2K25 1304 Doncaster to Lincoln. East Holmes signalbox is to the left.
66616 is operated by Freightliner Heavy Haul and it approaches the station from the west with 6E54 1038 Kingsbury to Humber empty oil tanks. 26 empty TEA bogie tanks hang on the drawbar.
Pacer 144006 nears its journey's end working 2P67 1117 Scunthorpe to Lincoln.
A slight change of viewpoint and 170113 passes East Holmes signalbox with 2E69 1232 off Leicester to Lincoln.
After a short layover 170113 departs Lincoln heading back to the Midland Region. The working is 2M72 1432 off to Leicester.
EWS 60021 passes over River Witham with 25 empty TEA bogie tanks running back to Lindsey. The train is 6E82 1251 off Rectory Junction.
Another move this time to the carpark looking down on the line running into the station. 153385 has the road into the up platform with 2K33 1538 Newark North Gate to Peterborough. The signal gantry and signals are all brand new.
156473 passes the signals protecting Brayford level crossing with 2C76 1627 Lincoln to Hull service. To the left of the railway over the crossing is the remains of the former Great Northern Railway 1875 built four road loco shed. 15 months after this photo was taken the building opened as "The Engine Shed", a 1500 seat music venue as part of Lincoln University. Out of shot to the left is the former Great Central Railway warehouse now the university library.
On the line between Lincoln and Newark, 66114 passes Winthorpe level crossing with a Permanent Way train.
EWS 60021 passes over River Witham with 25 empty TEA bogie tanks running back to Lindsey. The train is 6E82 1251 off Rectory Junction, the last shot of the day. 27/6/2005