TQ2289 : Freight Lines at Silkstream Junction

taken 4 years ago, near to Hendon, Barnet, Great Britain

Freight Lines at Silkstream Junction
Freight Lines at Silkstream Junction
DB Schenker class 67's 67016 and 67020 travel northbound with a railhead treatment train. These trains are part of the war against 'leaves on the track' and other conditions that reduce grip for trains during the autumn and winter period. There's no sign of spray from the wagons so I guess this is an early season test run. Using two locomotives allows for a swift reversal of the train as and when required - important as these trains have to fit in between the passenger services they are preparing the rail surfaces for (lightweight electric units are particularly susceptible to wheelslip - this lines class 319's especially!)
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TQ2289, 217 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 18 October, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 18 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2208 8908 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:35.2415N 0:14.3555W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2212 8915
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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