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Icebreaking - January 2013
Icebreaking - January 2013
During the winter of 2012/2013, Electric Traction Ltd. hired locomotives to Network Rail for Overhead Line Equipment ice clearance, based at Carlisle, operating as required in icy weather.
Metrolink East Manchester Line - Jan/Feb 2013
Metrolink East Manchester Line - Jan/Feb 2013
Test running and first days of operations.
Morocco - March 2013
Morocco - March 2013
First trip to Africa, based around the PTG "Rail Wonders of Southern Morocco" trip. See trip report.
Sunday 17th March 2013: Marrakech depot visit then private trip to Benguerir and back
Monday 18th March 2013: Marrakech to Safi via Benguerir
Tuesday 19th March 2013: Safi to Casablanca, then private trip on the Casablanca tramway system
Wednesday 20th March 2013: Casablanca to Oued Zem and return
Thursday 21st March 2013: Casablanca to Casablanca Airport and to Jorf Laskar and El Jadida, and return
Friday 22nd March 2013: Casablanca to Rabat for a trip on the tramway system there, and the end of the PTG trip
Saturday 23rd March 2013: Casablanca to Tanger and the branch to Ksar Sghir
Sunday 24th March 2013: Tanger to Fès
Monday 25th March 2013: Fès to Marrakech and the flight home
Greece - April 2013
Greece - April 2013
These photos were taken on a ten day trip to Greece in April 2013, see trip report.
8th April 2013: Athens to Thessaloniki via the Florina branch;
9th April 2013: Thessaloniki to Piraeus and Athens via the Volos, Stylida and Halkida branches;
10th April 2013: travelling from Athens to Patra, via the Diakofto - Kalavryta 750 mm gauge railway;
11th to 15th April 2013: 5-day railtour on the Peloponnese metre gauge railway system - also listed here;
16th April 2013: Athens local rail, metro and tram routes;
17th April 2013: Athens area.
Germany - May 2013
Germany - May 2013
Flew to Berlin then by train to Warszawa; then by train through Poland (photos) before the PTG tour of Lithuania (photos).
Poland - May 2013
Poland - May 2013
Travelling from Warszawa to Vilnius before the PTG tour of Lithuania (photos).
Lithuania - May 2013
Lithuania - May 2013
Arriving via Poland (photos); 7 days of PTG railtour around the Railways of Lithuania; then home from Vilnius airport. The album for each day has individual details.
Icebreaking - December 2013
Icebreaking - December 2013
87002 spent the time from mid December 2013 to late March 2014 based at Warrington Bank Quay on Overhead Line "icebreaking" duties. The loco would be run overnight to Carstairs and back on nights with a heavy frost, to help keep the overhead line clear for other trains.
These photos are from the positioning move, 0Z87 from Willesden TMD to Warrington Bank Quay.