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Happy anniversary to all at the DGR!

I'd never actually thought about your exclusively steam offerings before but yes, come to think of it it does seem strange with a relatively modern diesel on the layout although I must admit that it looks rather splendid against the greens of the bamboo - and it's nicely weathered.

The Intermodals are a bit fiddly to put together but it's always a welcome sight to see a container train so it's all worth the effort involved. They're not so easy to store off the layout as most other wagons.

Every time I respond to someone I'm reminded of another weathering job I have to attend to and as you mention, the pristine wagons and containers would benefit from a little dirt. Must have a go with mine one day.

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DGR does globalisation: first run of the intermodal train


Class 66 waiting for work




Bringing home a train of containers - literally all the way from China


















Then it was time to form up another rake at Northdown container terminal:



Before heading off again











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Autumnal Interlude

Having waited a while for some decent weather, I decided to go for a running session today despite it being overcast, in order to get some autumn leaves photos.  Polishing up the track seemed to take a bit longer than normal, as it hadn't been used for such a long time.

The new Class 66 was keen to have another stretch of her legs, and there was a new intermodal wagon to add to the rake.  I hope the pictures convey that autumn feeling (and yes, it was a bit cold).

A video may be along later.



























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