FXA Interlude

In the midst of the mass upload of wagon photographs from Switzerland I am sneaking in some United Kingdom images.  Another early turn at work and the cold foggy weather cleared away just in time for a late running 4M07 04:06 Felixstowe Docks (DBS) to Birch Coppice to pass through the station when I did not have any work to deal with.  If it had run to time I would have been stuffed, so thank you DB Schenker for stuffing up Northampton for 30 minutes, much appreciated.  Why so interested about this train? Well I noticed this morning when running one of my daily queries on the computer some of the recoded FCA/FYA, now FXA were consisted in the train, bonus.

The data panel of FXA 610024 whilst in the consist of 4M07 04:06 Felixstowe Docks to Birch Coppice intermodal whilst at Rugby on the 9th of January 2013

The data panel of FXA 610024 whilst in the consist of 4M07 04:06 Felixstowe Docks to Birch Coppice intermodal whilst at Rugby on the 9th of January 2013

The wagons have had their wheels re-profiled to a lower diameter, to assist in lowering the deck height on these recoded wagons.  These wagons now a maximum diameter of 818 mm as shown in the image below.

Bogie and reminder sticker for the new wheel profile size on FXA 610233 whilst at Rugby on 4M07 04:06 Felixstowe to Birch Coppice intermodal service on the 9th of January 2013

Bogie and reminder sticker for the new wheel profile size on FXA 610233 whilst at Rugby on 4M07 04:06 Felixstowe to Birch Coppice intermodal service on the 9th of January 2013

The current fleet list as of today is as follows:

CARINO AARKND DESCDE POOLNO
610023 FXAC   FX004A 2008
610024 FXAC   FX004A 2008
610029 FXAC   FX004A 2005
610030 FXAC   FX004A 2005
610053 FXAC   FX004A 2005
610054 FXAC   FX004A 2005
610071 FXAC   FX004A 2005
610118 FXAC   FX004A 2005
610125 FXAC   FX004A 2008
610126 FXAC   FX004A 2008
610127 FXAC   FX004A 2005
610128 FXAC   FX004A 2005
610233 FXAC   FX004A 2008
610234 FXAC   FX004A 2008

Two of the wagons in the consist had been repainted in bright red DB Schenker colours and branding, except for the data panel area.

FXA 610023 in the consist of 4M07 04:06 Felixstowe Docks to Birch Coppice intermodal service passes through Rugby on the 9th of January 2013

FXA 610023 in the consist of 4M07 04:06 Felixstowe Docks to Birch Coppice intermodal service passes through Rugby on the 9th of January 2013

FXA 610024 in the consist of 4M07 04:06 Felixstowe Docks to Birch Coppice intermodal service passes through Rugby on the 9th of January 2013

FXA 610024 in the consist of 4M07 04:06 Felixstowe Docks to Birch Coppice intermodal service passes through Rugby on the 9th of January 2013

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~ by gingespotting on January 9, 2013.

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