A colourful combination of loco and containers pound the WCML as they head south on a beautiful afternoon. The loco is 'wide open' (full throttle) on the climb to Craigenhill Summit.
Freightliners brand new toy in the form of 70007 makes its way South past Carluke (20 mile South of Glasgow) with the daily 4M74 Coatbridge (Glasgow) - Crewe Basford Hall (England) intermodel
Class 86 632 and 86 622 descend Shap bank with a nearly fully loaded 4M74 14.01 Coatbridge - Crewe Basford Hall.
86604 & 90041 make there way South on the lightly loaded 4M74 Coatbridge - Crewe Basford Hall intermodel
A southbound Freightliner service, leaving the container terminal at Coatbridge, passes the light engine for the next southbound DRS Rail working.
The 4M74 enterprise container service snakes it's way out of Coatbridge Container Terminal on its way south.
86637 and 86614 are seen working 4M74 Coatbridge-Crewe south near Shap - 08/04/2009
Class 86 no.86609 leads a spectacular trio of Class 86 locomotives through Crawford Village in the Clyde Valley on the West Coast MainLine (WCML) with a Freightliner service from Coatbridge Freigh... (more)
This daily Carlisle-Edinburgh infrastructure train was the only freight to Edinburgh's Millerhill Yard to utilise electric traction. It has since reverted to the ubiquitous EMD class 66.
Freightliner's small fleet of 1965-built class 86s still clock up high mileages on intermodal trains on the West Coast Main Line, like this southbound Crewe-bound train leaving Carstairs.
86604 with 86639 leads 4M74 past Carluke heading for Crewe Basford Hall... This class has recently been withdrawn from passenger services but can still be seen on long distance electric fright ove... (more)