STROLEY INTERNATIONAL

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56)                   The fuel stocks are being replenished from the two Esso tank wagons and the 08 shunter has swapped ends and will haul the empties back into the Fitzwilliam Yard via the bi-directional Yard Line when authorised to do so.

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57)                   The DMU stabling lines are quite full with units awaiting their next diagrams.  Front left is a green Class 108, with three Class 117s also just in view.

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59)                   With the mid morning Thalys service disgorging its European passengers onto platform 1, a pair of Class 20s arrive into platform 4 from York hauling a blue / grey set of Mk.2s.  The pair, 20192 (blue) and D8001 (green) will be exchanged for a hydraulic loco to continue on to the darkest depths of the West Country. Most inter-regional expresses swap locos here at Stroley International.  D818 Glory is slowing for a signal check but will continue into the Fitzwilliam Yard for a loco and crew change.

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60)                   With the Class 20 pairing awaiting to be unhitched from its blue / grey Mk.2s and D818 Glory sill signal checked, an unidentified pairing of a Warship and Western hauling a newly repainted (into Swallow livery) HST power car through the lower freight route destined for Laira.  The double headed green Hymek pairing of D7097 (leading) and D7039, are in charge of the Express Parcels service for Swansea, are held in platform 6.  The blue pair of Hymeks, D7036 (nearest) and D7035, are running off shed alongside the loco washer unit.

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61)                   An excellent view of the Hymeks, D7036, D7039 and D7097.  The route is still set up for previous light engine move which had been through the washer unit.

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63)                   Serendipitous Timing of Double Trouble!! 

Same colour pairings of Warships and Westerns, Hoovers and Hymeks at Stroley International.  Loco numberings are from left to right.  The maroon Warships, D806 Cambrian and 817 Foxhound have been let loose on a chocolate and cream set in platform 2 destined for London Paddington whilst the green Western pairing of D1035 Western Yeoman and D1037 Western Empress have brought the Pullman set back up from Plymouth.  The Hoovers, 50011 and 50010 are in charge of a set of blue / greys destined for Gloucester as the blue pair of Hymeks (D7035 and D7036) have now just run back, after some minor repairs in the TMD, onto another blue / grey set in platform 5.  The green Hymeks (D7039 and D7097) haven’t managed to “get the road” out of platform 6 with their Express Parcels diagram.

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65)                   The leading locos in this shot from left to right, and platforms 6, 5 and 4 are D7097, D7036 and 50010 Monarch.

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66)                   The green Western in platform 3 is D1037 Western Empress; the Warship pairing is of D806 Cambrian and 817 Foxhound and are alongside the Thalys unit (Set 4321) which will depart in amongst the hydraulics and return to Amsterdam shortly.

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67)                   A “set up” shot in front of the Signalling Centre of the green Peaks.  From the top are D193; D95; D1 Scafell Pike and D67 The Royal Artilleryman.

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69)                   Arriving into the through freight lines at Stroley International and a couple of Peaks.  In the lower line is D1 Scafell Pike with a short rake of 45 ton Sub Sector VDAs whilst D193 is hauling a quantity of Tiphook, Ferrywagon and Transfesas.

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71)                   With still no onward movement as yet, D7097, D7036 and 50010 Monarch patiently await their respective departures for various parts of the country.

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72)                   Monarch meets Scafell Pike; 50010 and D1 pass at Stroley International.

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73)                   At the opposite end of the station, Peaks D193 and D1 Scafell Pike wait for their signals to clear which will enable them forward transit to their respective destinations of Plymouth Dockyard (the former) and Exeter Riverside.

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75)                   A colourful trio of Class 117 DMUs are being spruced up in readiness for the evening commuters in the DMU cleaning and stabling area.  The blue / grey set ( W51332) is alongside the chocolate and cream set (51368) which is also alongside the green set (W51340).

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