Covered Up

The latest uploads are a mix of very old wagons and very new.  Last weekend I had the chance to go Basford Hall Yard, Crewe with a group from Freightmaster.  I have been on these trips which Freightliner run for charity, where you are escorted around the yard.  Some trips where it has been very busy I have not had the chance to get over to part of the yard where some very old and unloved wagons are stored, next to the virtual quarry loading area.  This time though we were given the chance to pop over and get some shots.  Stored over in this section is an old Pallet Brick wagon (Palbrick) which was converted for use as an adaptor wagon with freightliner wagons.

RGQ B462783 stored at Basford Hall Yard, Crewe on the 17th March 2012

RGQ B462783 stored at Basford Hall Yard, Crewe on the 17th March 2012

I’ve done these trips a number of times over the last five years and I have never noticed another RGQ wagon on site.  On the way out of the site Mark Franklin suddenly informed me “You’ve walked past it”.  Confusion passed over my face until I took a closer look at what Mark was pointing at.

RGQ B462732 at Basford Hall Yard, Crewe on the 17th March 2012

RGQ B462732 at Basford Hall Yard, Crewe on the 17th March 2012

In my defence though this wagon is sat right next to the dreaded modern palisade fencing and as you can see, plant life, re-bar and sleepers are all trying their best to hide this wagon.

On the same day Mark Franklin and myself went down to Bescot yard to see what could be viewed from the walk, fence side from Tame Bridge Parkway to Bescot Stadium stations.  Some long term occupants have recently been moved around which gave us the chance to photograph these old vans which are coded REA & RLA.  They were used as barrier/match wagons for the movement of London Underground stock.

RLA 210175 stands in Bescot Yard on the 17th March 2012

RLA 210175 stands in Bescot Yard on the 17th March 2012

On the flip side of very old, now onto something rather new.  I’ve never had the chance to shoot the biomass converted bogie hoppers now in use with GBRf.  When I went out to photograph the FBA wagons I started to pass a biomass train heading north as we came past York North sidings.  At that point it was a case of pointing the camera in the right direction and praying everything came out okay as I didn’t have a chance to alter any settings.  As can be seen, it did work out, result.

IIA 37 70 6955 285-1 north of York at Skelton Junction on the 19th March 2012

IIA 37 70 6955 285-1 north of York at Skelton Junction on the 19th March 2012

As soon as I went past the train I pointed the camera the other way and went for a shot of the train itself, again, it worked out.

66 727 passing Skelton Junction, York on the 19th March 2012

66 727 passing Skelton Junction, York on the 19th March 2012

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~ by gingespotting on March 25, 2012.

One Response to “Covered Up”

  1. The IIA biomass wagon is mine 🙂
    It’s not had a modification done (to all 48)

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