Chiltern commences Birmingham loco-hauled

Published: 12:37PM Dec 14th, 2010
By: Gareth Bayer

Loco-hauled services begin on the Chiltern Railways route between Birmingham Moor Street and London Marylebone.


Chiltern commences Birmingham loco-hauled

MOOR STREET REBORN: Pictured in the recently re-opened bay platforms at Birmingham”s Moor Street station, Wrexham & Shropshire-liveried Class 67 No. 67014 Thomas Telford (all part of the same Deutsche Bahn-owned family) is ready to depart with the 1H06 05.46 to London Marylebone. This was the first working of Chiltern Railways” new loco-hauled service between the two cities. Paul Waring

EARLY December saw a number of test runs carried out by Chiltern Railways in preparation for the introduction of its new Class 67-hauled services from the December timetable change. For example, December 1st found 67014 taking a Wrexham & Shropshire set from Chiltern’s Wembley depot to Birmingham Snow Hill for platform step and disabled ramp height checks against the Mk. 3s while 67018 performed similarly to High Wycombe late on December 8th, the original destination of Banbury not being reached due to late running.

From the 12th, a WSMR set commenced weekday operation from Birmingham as 1H06 05.46 Birmingham Moor Street–Marylebone and 1R47 16.33 return, while 67018, a six coach rake of DB Regio stock and the Chiltern-liveried DVT 82302 worked 1H08 06.53 Banbury–Marylebone and 1U53 18.06 return, calling at Bicester North, Haddenham & Thame Parkway and Princes Risborough.

In readiness for the new operation, December 10th saw the formal opening of the reinstated platforms at Birmingham Moor Street by the Chiltern Railways Chairman, Adrian Shooter. The two bay platforms were brought into full use the next day.

Responses to “Chiltern commences Birmingham loco-hauled”

Current Issue: June 2016

Issue June 2016

Last '66' named Evening Star: New look and name for GBRf celebrity
Modern traction dinosaur: The District Railway's small fleet of electric bogie locos
Power car goes retro! Great Western HST gets original livery for 40th anniversary
St Philip's Marsh depot open day: full report
Classic freight: charting 50 years of fuel oil traffic
40 pages of modelling

PLUS:

Buy this issue now

• Next issue on sale: June 16, 2016

Issue 241

Issue 241
June 2016

Essential reading for today's rail enthusiast

Subscribe and get this issue

Buy it now

facebook

Other News

TPE orders 125 loco-hauled carriages and IEPs

TPE orders 125 loco-hauled carriages and IEPs

More new trains for the North and Scotland as TPE orders a mix of loco-hauled stock - to be powered ...

Read More »

Passengers consulted on next WCML franchise

Passengers consulted on next WCML franchise

The Government has invited rail users to have their say on the next InterCity West Coast franchise.
 

Read More »

View all...

Advertisements

Related magazines:

Heritage Railway magazine The Railway magazine Old Glory magazine

Use our handy tool to find your nearest stockist!
Find your nearest Stockist

Advertising Deadline:

July 2016 - 2nd June 2016
August 2016 - 7th July 2016

Book advertising here

Next Issue Out:

June 16, 2016

Advertisements