Sunday, 9 December 2012

70014

Sunday, 9 December 2012 @ 14:00

70014 was outside this afternoon together with two former Gatwick Express driving cars.
56009, 92045, 92046 and Eurostar 3308 were in their usual positions behind the portakabins.
Wellies still required!

Monday, 3 December 2012

Wet, wet, wet

Sunday, 2 December 2012 @ 15:00

Not much to report across the field that now resembles a lake.

Two former Gatwick Express end cars ( anyone with a canoe got the identities?) and industrial 0-4-0DH "George Toms".

Thursday, 22 November 2012

70014

Thursday, 22 November 2012 @ 14:30

Recent arrival, General Electric Class 70,  70014 was just visible this afternoon, peeping out from behind an unidentified Anglia 170/2. In the same part of the works were two former Gatwick Express cars.

Wellingtons are currently required!

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

70099

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

70099 completed its journey from Turkey to the Brush this afternoon, It arrived from Basford Hall yard behind 66504.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Friday, 19 October 2012

170204 departs

Friday, 19 October 2012

Greater Anglia's 170204 left the Brush this afternoon bound for Norwich.

Saturday, 13 October 2012

170204

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Greater Anglia's 170204 arrived today from Norwich Crown Point.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

57301 gone

Tuesday, 1 October 2012

NetworkRail's 57301 was seen leaving the Brush this morning.

Thursday, 27 September 2012

73209

Thursday, 27 September 2012 @ 12:10

Just 73209 with Sprite and George Toms today.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Usual suspects

Tuesday, 19 September 2012 @ 15:15

Nothing much to report - still 73209 outside with the 92s still behind the portakabin block.
The centre car from a Greater Anglia 170 was being shunted around.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Mixed classes

Wednesday, 12 September 2012 @ 15:00

From the layby:

73209, 66541, 57603 Tintagel Castle

Behind Portakabin block:

56009, 92045, 92046, Eurostar power car 3308

Monday, 10 September 2012

Not much about today at Brush - but King on the GC

Monday, 10 September 2012 @ 12:30

73209 "Alison" and an unidentfied 57/3 ( possibly 306) plus "Sprite" and "George Toms" could be seen from the layby.

Off topic but worth a detour: GWR 6023 "King Edward II" in British Railways blue livery was lurking next to the signalbox at Loughbrough GC.

Sunday, 9 September 2012

70004 - report

The "End of the line" website, www.wnxx.com , has reported the return of 70004 to the Brush on 6th September for further testing.

73209

Friday, 7 September 2012 @ 17:30

Very little to be seen - 73209 has moved to the side and the usual suspects still lurk behind the Portakabin block. ( Eurostar 3308's nose is still uncovered)

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Three locos

Sunday, 26 August 2012 @ 15:40

Network Rail 57301, Freightliner 70004 and First Great Western 57603 Tintagel Castle all easily identifiable from the layby this afternoon.

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Another Anglia 170

Thursday, 23 August 2012 @ 15:30

170271 seen across the field today.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

57603 Tintagel Castle

Tuesday, 21 August 2012 @ 15:30

After arriving yesterday, First Great Western blue liveried 57603 was visible this afternoon alongside Network Rail's 57312.

The noses of 92045 and 92046 could be seen next to 56009 behind the Portakabin block.

Friday, 10 August 2012

57306

wnxx.com report that 57306 ran light to Loughborough on 9 August 2012.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

57305

Wednesday, 1 August 2012 @ 15:00

Only Network Rail's 57305 to be seen from the layby this afternoon.

Thursday, 26 July 2012

A "new" visitor?

Thursday, 26 July 2012 @ 15:00

The field is still too wet so from the layby this afternoon:

66534 OOCL Express, new arrival 66532 P&O Nedlloyd Atlas, an unidentifiable Network Rail 57/3 (believed to be 57305), Sprite and a Gatwick Express Class 460's DMFLO without branding. - Is this the first time a 460 has visited the Brush?

15:32

Network Rail's 57312 arrived from the north to go through the gate into the Brush.

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Class 92s

Sunday, 22 July 2012 @09:00

Field now so wet the water is across the road!

Only "Sprite" HC D1341/1966, visible from the layby but a move further round towards the viaduct found a few bits hiding behind the portakabin block.

From right to left: 73209, the cab ends of 2 class 92s ( presumed to be long term residents 92045 and 92046), 56009 and, on the back of a trailer and under tarpaulins, the unmistakable outline of a Eurostar power car (3308).

Pack your wellies!

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Swamp!

Sunday, 15 July 2012 @ 12:20

Field has standing water, coming onto road at footpath end.

Visible today were a complete First Hull Trains Class 180 unit plus a  DVT in Chiltern livery and one unpainted DVT.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

70001 on Great Central

Slightly off topic but 70001 escaped from the Brush on Tuesday afternoon, was taken on a lorry to Quorn and is currently on the Great Central Railway at Loughborough.

Saturday, 30 June 2012

57305

Friday, 29 June 2012 @ 13:00

Recently arrived 57305 was trying to hide behind the Greater Anglia 170/2 this afternoon.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Chiltern DVT

Wednesday, 27 June 2012 @15:00

Not much outside today, a Chiltern Railways DVT and the nose of an Anglia 170/2 sticking out of a shed.
The usual suspects behind the portakabin block; 73209, 56009 and the sheeted over Eurostar power car.

Sunday, 24 June 2012

170 disappeared

Sunday, 24 June 2012 @ 14:00

The Anglia 170/2 has disappeared, presumably inside.

Visible across the field were 66516, "Sprite", 59910 from 180110, 56009 and 73209.

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Another Greater Anglia 170

Saturday, 23 June 2012 @ 13:20

Earlier, 92032, with its "IMechE Railway Division" nameplates, had departed behind 66720.
Today's new arrival, visible on the far right, was Greater Anglia's three car Class 170/2, 170203 in "1" livery.
66516 was outside the far left shed and DMSL 59910, from First Hull Trains' 180110, was on its own near "Sprite".

Monday, 18 June 2012

92032

Monday, 18 June 2012, 14:00

92032 visible across field. The Grand Central class 180 (indentity?) had been reformed and was on the far right hand side.

Thursday, 14 June 2012

A busy morning at the Brush

Thursday 14 June
09:45    70019  was waiting at the gates to the Midland Mainline.

10:15    66702 "Blue Lightning" arrives on the Down Slow with 92032 crosses over and goes back into the Up Fast station platform.

10:28   66702+92032 go back north on the fast to eventually cross to the Up Slow. At the same time, 70019 was walked back into the Brush.

10:38   66702+92032 arrive on the Up Slow past the point that gains access to the Brush.

10:47   The pair enter the Brush.

11:15   Network Rail liveried 57310 moves towards the exit.

11:25  Visible across the field were 66702 depositing 92032, 70019 presumably waiting to leave, part of a Grand Central Class180 and Greater Anglia's 170270 still in "1" livery.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

George Toms & Sprite

Tuesday 12 June, 14:30

Just the green industrials, George Toms and Sprite visible.

Friday, 8 June 2012

Eurotunnel Locomotive

Friday 8 June, 15:00

No sign of 70001.

A Eurotunnel locomotive without numbers was being shunted by 0-4-0DH "Sprite" ( Hudswell Clarke D1341).
Also seen: Virgin liveried DVT 82145 and 0-40DH "George Toms" (W G Bagnall 3209)

70001

Friday 8 June. 11:00

70001 was towed to the Brush yesterday and is currently visible outside.

Thursday, 7 June 2012

70018

Wednesday 6 June.
It has been reported that 70018 has been taken inside.

Monday, 4 June 2012

70018


Monday 4 June


70018 is outside looking very sorry without its engine. (for pictures see wnxx.com)

Here's a video taken on 5 June by "zaccee1996" : http://www.uvioo.com/video?m=wilfcat&so=yt&v=YYGz3JtFs_k

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Network Rail 57303

Tuesday 29 May

After arriving from the south, Network Rail yellow liveried 57303 passed through the gates into the Brush at 15:11.

Monday, 28 May 2012

170273

Monday 28 May 2012

170273 left this afternoon.

Greater Anglia Class 170

Sunday 27 May 2012.

Greater Anglia 170/2   2 car unit 170273 in Anglia  green & white livery.
First Hull  Trains 180113 - both DMSLs
Unidentified Class 70 in shed.

Off the rails:
56009
(Eurostar Power car 3308  - under tarps)
Assumed 73209 far right behind Portacabin block.