Wagon hunting Part 2

A second trip out this week had one purpose in mind.  Information on the Freightmaster Online forum had made it known that the ICA international registered tanks in the 7797 series that run the Aberdeen – Irvine via Mossend service were being sent to France, never to return.  After some help from a fellow railway worker on the forum regarding timings and making sure the wagons were coming south on the appointed day an early start was had.  The weather was booked a clear and sunny day but due to the wagons coming south on 6M76 21:36 Mossend – Wembley Yard the usual shot at Rugby was going to be a no no (pitch dark).  After examining googlemaps for possible locations I settled on Kings Langley station.  The train is booked to go into Kings Langley Up Goods Loop for a few minutes in the morning peak and I figured this would allow me to shoot in low light as the train was slowing down.

92 009 heading south on 6M76 21:36 Mossend to Wembley Yard on the 13th January 2012 at Kings Langley

92 009 heading south on 6M76 21:36 Mossend to Wembley Yard on the 13th January 2012 at Kings Langley

The consist of the train was as follows:

ICA 33 87 7797 004-1
ICA 33 87 7797 008-2
ICA 33 87 7797 039-7
ICA 33 87 7797 006-6
ICA 33 87 7797 035-5
ICA 33 87 7797 002-5
ICA 33 87 7797 038-9
ICA 33 87 7797 013-2
ICA 33 87 7797 010-8
ICA 33 87 7797 011-6
ICA 33 87 7797 003-3
ICA 33 87 7797 005-8
ICA 33 87 7797 007-4
ICA 33 87 7797 009-0
ICA 33 87 7797 024-9
ICA 33 87 7797 033-0
ICA 37 80 7898 047-1
ICA 37 80 7898 079-4
ICA 37 80 7898 061-2

After freezing myself waiting on Kings Langley station I headed into London.  I popped up to Gospel Oak hoping to shoot the Transfesa Blue Train, also known as 7L22 08:20 Dollands Moor – Dagenham.  Alas it didn’t show on time so I moved off quickly as I wanted to get to Acton Mainline.  Two targets were in sight, 6M91 11:24 Theale – Earles and 6M54 12:30 Thorney Mill – Bardon Hill.

JPA VTG 12404 at Acton Mainline on the 13th January 2012 in the consist of 6M91 11:24 Theale - Earles

JPA VTG 12404 at Acton Mainline on the 13th January 2012 in the consist of 6M91 11:24 Theale - Earles

JGA BHQ 17115 at Acton Mainline on the 13th January 2012 in the consist of 6M54 12:30 Thorney Mill - Bardon Hill

JGA BHQ 17115 at Acton Mainline on the 13th January 2012 in the consist of 6M54 12:30 Thorney Mill - Bardon Hill

Both of these were results as far I was concerned as my previous pictures were not the best, more of a “I’ve got a record of them”.  A glorious blue sky winter day.  Yes, that is my shadow in the lower left corner, now way of avoiding it in the low winter sun.

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~ by gingespotting on January 16, 2012.

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