An hour or two on the East Coast main line

23rd April 1976

I drove along the M6 from Tottington to the East Coast Main Line. Weather was rather dull with spots of rain from time to time. It was a bad day for Deltics, on several services they were replaced by class 47s.

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55022 'Royal Scots Grey' approaching Brayton with the northbound 'Aberdonian'
2
47541 on the 11.45  King's Cross to Newcastle train approaching Brayton.
3
47291 with a southbound express at Brayton
4
47527 heads the 11.00 King's Cross to Edinburgh at Henwick Hall.
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47215 on a southbound oil train at Henwick Hall crossing
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The 12.03 Edinburgh to King's Cross at Hensall behind  55009 'Alycidon'
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14.00 king's Cross to Aberdeen at Hensall behind an unidentified Deltic
8
47039 passing the site of Heck station with a northbound oil train
9
46055 heading the 13.50FO King's Cross to Newcastle passing 40008 on southbound coal at Hensall
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14.00 king's Cross to Aberdeen at Hensall behind an unidentified Deltic
11
47401 at Burn Lane crossing at the head of the 13.00 King's Cross to Edinburgh
12
47379 northbound oil at Hensall
13
31159 near Hensall with a southbound freight
14
40008 on southbound coal at Hensall
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47412 on the late running 10.30 Edinburgh to King's Cross at Burn Lane Crossing
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47402 heading the 11.30 Edinburgh to King's Cross. Burn Lane crossing.
17
Dmu for Doncaster, southbound at Heck
18
Unidentified 47 on 12.40 Edinburgh to King's cross passing beneath the M62 at Heck.
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47526 on the 15.00 King's Cross to Newcastle crossing Balne Moor
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47430 approaching Heck with the 14.53FO King's Cross to Newcastle
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47432 10.30 Aberdeen to King's Cross crossing Balne Moor