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Section 9 - Brian Thomas Hymek Spotting Notes

Before October 1969 my notes are in such a state as to be useless for the purpose of this document.

Notes:

Abbotswood Junction is a triangle where the Western line out of Worcester joins the Midland line from Birmingham to Bristol.  Just to the north is where the Cotswold line crosses over the Midland line on its way to Oxford and eventually London.  Hymeks may have been seen on any of these three lines BUT I cannot ever remember seeing a Hymek go north towards Birmingham on the Midland line or come south from that direction.

A lot of my Hymek spotting was carried out in the school lunch break.  For this reason many sections of the spotting notes appear as weekly digests as that is the way they were transferred from the back of my school diary into the notebooks I still have today.

As soon as the bell rang a gang of us cycled furiously up the hill to Railway Walk.  From there we could see the complete layout at Worcester Shrub Hill.  Usually a quick dash down to the depot to get the numbers of locomotives on shed, then a more leisurely saunter back up the hill to stand opposite Tunnel Junction Signal Box so we could check the bell codes to see if anything interesting was due.

The local chip shops, Laslett Street and Vicar Street, were well used to us and on the days when we had no money, which was quite often really, we would always succeed in scrounging a bag of scratchings to see us through lunch.

At the appointed time we leapt back onto our bicycles and headed back down the hill usually arriving back at school with seconds to spare.

Did I manage to see all 101 Hymeks at Worcester?

Click HERE to find out

Numbers highlighted thus 7054 indicate that I took a photograph

Worcester 4/10/1969

7023 7024

Worcester 29/10/1969

7023 7024 7059 7078

Abbotswood 15/11/1969

7021 7040 7046 7063

Abbotswood 6/12/1969

7022 7024 7037 7078

Worcester 12/12/1969

7053 7057 7059 7071 7092 7096 7097

Worcester 13/12/1969

7014 7037 7051 7057 7066 7089 7099

Worcester 26/12/1969

7014

Worcester 21/2/70

7014 7056 7090

Abbotswood 28/2/70

7037

Worcester 9-20/3/70

7000 7008 7010 7024 7033 7036 7049 7052 7060 7063 7081 7090

Abbotswood 14/3/70

7077

Worcester 23-26/3/70

7000 7021 7022 7025 7091

Abbotswood 25/3/70

7075

Abbotswood 20/4/70

7052 7091

Worcester 21-24/4/70

7007 7013 7022 7023 7025 7049 7050 7066 7081 7094 7095

Abbotswood 25/4/70

7064

Worcester 27/4-1/5/70

7007 7013 7022 7023 7024 7025 7063 7095 7096 7100

Abbotswood 2/5/70

7010

Worcester 3/5/70

7007 7010 7013 7092

Fernhill Heath 3/5/70

7010

Abbotswood 4/5/70

7011 7059

Worcester 4-8/5/70

7006 7007 7009 7012 7022 7023 7025 7027 7034 7073 7100

Oxford 9/5/70

7001 7034 7035

Reading 9/5/70

7082 7095

Slough 9/5/70

7062

Paddington 9/5/70

7062 7066

Reading 9/5/70

7062 (again!)

Worcester 11-15/5/70

7006 7007 7021 7022 7023 7025 7046 7054 7065 7070 7073 7093 7099

Fernhill Heath 17/5/70

7010 7022

Worcester 18-22/5/70

7018 7025 7030 7068 7071 7082 7100

Worcester 27-29/5/70

7002 7021 7022 7023 7025 7028 7044

Abbotswood 30/5/70

7006 7012

Abbotswood 3/6/70

7076

Worcester 1-5/6/70

7012 7071 7072

Abbotswood 6/6/70

7021 7022

Abbotswood 8/6/70

7065

Abbotswood 10/6/70

7057

Worcester 8-19/6/70

7024 7025 7039 7040 7054 7085 7097 7100

Abbotswood 20/6/70

7046

Worcester 22-26/6/70

7015 7021 7034 7050 7055 7061 7086

Worcester 29/6-3/7/70

7010 7015 7016 7021 7023 7031 7047

Crewe 5/7/70

7074

Worcester 6-10/7/70

7009 7010 7018 7022 7034 7058 7075

Worcester 13-16/7/70

7023 7039 7064 7073 7081

Worcester 18/7/70

7029

Worcester 19/7/70

7029 7039 7040 7049

Worcester 20/7/70

7032

Bromsgrove 22/7/70

7023 7024 7025

Worcester 22/7/70

7040

Birmingham (Kings Norton?) 23/7/70

7000 7003

Worcester 23/7/70

7050 7073

Abbotswood 27/7/70

7040 7050

Abbotswood 30/7/70

7094

Abbotswood 1/8/70

7021

Abbotswood 3/8/70

7025 7063

Newton Abbot 15/8/70

7007

Plymouth Laira 16/8/70

7007

Newton Abbot 18/8/70

7008 7038

Totnes 20/8/70

7013

Exeter 20/8/70

7008

Newton Abbot 20/8/70

7031 7040

Worcester 23/8/70

7010 7022 7042 7044 7050 7065

Abbotswood 25/8/70

7025

Worcester 27/8/70

7010 7018 7022 7034 7063 7065 7072

Worcester 31/8/70

7021 7029 7034

Abbotswood 1/9/70

7010

Worcester 2-4/9/70

7010 7011 7012 7021 7022 7023

Abbotswood 5/9/70

7012 7018

Worcester 7-11/9/70

7014 7016 7022 7024 7025 7034 7035 7058 7100

Between Worcester and Bristol 12/9/70

7041 7070

Bristol 12/9/70

7002 7003 7006 7007 7012 7015 7018 7021 7032 7037 7040 7042 7045 7047 7096

Between Bristol and Worcester 12/9/70

7021 7034

Worcester 12/9/70

7008 7023 7034

Worcester 14-19/9/70

7005 7008 7010 7016 7022 7023 7034 7036 7082 7084 7095 7100

Between Worcester and Bristol 19/9/70

7005 7012

Bristol 19/9/70

7000 7003 7004 7010 7011 7016 7018 7020 7033 7037 7038 7039 7041 7044 7081 7093 7100

Between Bristol and Worcester 19/9/70

7016

Worcester 19/9/70

7005 7015 7022 7024

Worcester 20/9/70

7054

Worcester 21-25 9/70

7005 7021 7022 7024 7025 7027 7036 7040 7065 7071 7100

Worcester 25/9/70

7011 7014

Bristol 25/9/70

7003 7004 7005 7007 7010 7016 7038 7092

Newton Abbot 26/9/70

7007

Plymouth Laira Open Day 26/9/70

7000 7093

Exeter 26/9/70

7043 7058

Between Exeter and Worcester 26/9/70

7024

Worcester 28/9-2/10/70

7007 7014 7020 7021 7022 7023 7024 7026 7046 7058 7071 7095 7100

Worcester 5-9/10/70

7021 7031 7057 7084

Didcot 10/10/70

7027 7053

Paddington 10/10/70

7046

Old Oak Common 10/10/70

7026 7028 7029 7035 7036 7046 7053 7058 7062

Paddington 10/10/70

7046 7080

Oxford 10/10/70

7033

Worcester 12-16/10/70

7009 7047 7048 7061

Bristol Open Day 17/10/70

7002 7007 7008 7009 7019 7025 7035 7037 7081

Worcester 19-23/10/70

7029 7043 7046

Reading 30/10/70

7098

Worcester 2-6/11/70

7001 7004 7016 7022 7030 7053 7083 7095

Worcester 7/11/70

7022 7031 7069

Worcester 9-13/11/70

7001 7021 7022 7035 7050 7052 7069 7072 7091

Worcester 16-27/11/70

7001 7021 7022 7082 7086 7092

Worcester 28/11/70

7014 7025 7086 7096

Worcester 30/11-4/12/70

7024 7057 7072 7096

Worcester 5/12/70

7047

Worcester 6-23/12/70

7014 7022 7028 7032 7038 7039 7097 7099

Worcester 28/12/70

7024 7047 7058 7064 7066

Worcester 29/12/70

7052

Worcester 30/12/70

7024 7047 7058 7072 7082 7099

Worcester 31/12/70

7032 7047 7085 7086

Worcester 1/1/71

7020 7028 7099

Worcester 2/1/71

7095

Worcester 4/1/71

7010 7025 7026 7039 7099

Worcester 5-8/2/71

7009 7010 7025 7034 7084

Worcester 9/1/71

7100

Worcester 11-15/1/71

7003 7009 7010 7021 7022 7024 7028 7036 7092 7100

Worcester 16/1/71

7010 7033

Worcester 18-22/1/71

7010 7025 7039 7064 7082

Worcester 23/1/71

7009 7010

Worcester 25-28/1/71

7009 7013 7025 7035 7087

Worcester 1-5/2/71

7009 7010 7013 7021 7023 7024 7025 7028 7030 7032 7033 7035 7046 7052 7064 7083

Worcester 6/2/71

7023 7025 7033 7051

Worcester 8-11/2/71

7008 7010 7021 7022 7025 7033 7047 7049 7062 7071

Worcester 13/2/71

7021 7022 7025 7028 7033 7090

Abbotswood 15/2/71

7047

Worcester 16-20/2/71

7014 7021 7023 7024 7028 7031 7046 7047 7083 7086

Abbotswood 21/2/71

7038

Worcester 22-26/2/71

7014 7018 7021 7025 7031 7033 7040 7046 7067

Worcester 28/2/71

7014

Worcester 1-5/3/71

7010 7012 7030 7035 7037 7084 7087 7089

Worcester 8-12/3/71

7007 7016 7022 7024 7025 7034 7050 7061 7093

Abbotswood 13/3/71

7016 7025

Worcester 15-19/3/71

7007 7021 7048 7050 7065 7088

Worcester 20/3/71

7021 7025 7043 7050 7080

Worcester 22-26/3/71

7021 7023 7024 7034 7043 7050 7059 7080 7082

Between Gloucester and Swindon 27/3/71

7001

Swindon 27/3/71

7041

Reading 27/3/71

7011 7035

Old Oak Common 27/3/71

7003 7013 7028 7034 7046 7050 7061 7066 7071 7100

Worcester 29/3/71

7009 7021 7029

Abbotswood 30/3/71

7037

Abbotswood 31/3/71

7004 7009 7016

Worcester 7/4/71

7009

Worcester 8/4/71

7043 7091

Worcester 10/4/71

7009 7045 7079 7080

Abbotswood 13/4/71

7054

Worcester 15/4/71

7005 7021 7023 7033 7043 7060 7062 7064 7079

Between Gloucester and Swindon 16/4/71

7033

Swindon 16/4/71

7028 7056 7060 7082

Gloucester 16/4/71

7010 7040

Worcester 16/4/71

7005

Abbotswood 19/4/71

7042

Worcester 20-23/4/71

7005 7021 7023 7024 7025 7028 7046 7077 7088 7091 7095

Worcester 27-30/4/71

7020 7021 7023 7024 7025 7046 7050 7092 7094

Worcester 1/5/71

7021 7023 7025 7035 7046 7094

Worcester 3-6/5/71

7009 7019 7021 7022 7025 7035 7040 7048 7090 7094

Worcester 10-14/5/71

7005 7009 7017 7021 7022 7023 7024 7025 7028 7040 7041 7043 7045 7048 7050 7054 7071 7084

Oxford 16/5/71

7018

Didcot 16/5/71

7036 7043 7087

Reading 16/5/71

7061

Worcester 18-21/5/71

7004 7005 7021 7022 7025 7027 7044 7061 7069

Worcester 24-28/5/71

7004 7012 7021 7022 7023 7024 7025 7029 7048

Abbotswood 31/5/71

7066

Abbotswood 1/6/71

7040

Worcester 2-4/6/71

7022 7023 7024 7037 7051

Worcester 7-10/6/71

7014 7023 7025 7040 7053 7099

Worcester 15/6/71

7016 7022 7023

Worcester 21-23/6/71

7023 7024 7043 7047 7049 7061 7064 7068 7088

Cardiff Canton 26/6/71

7007 7017 7059 7064 7068 7073 7074 7077 7079 7082 7083 7094 7095 7096 7098

Severn Tunnel Junction 26/6/71

7006 7076 7081 7099

Worcester 28/6-9/7/71

7010 7021 7022 7023 7026 7031 7043 7053 7061 7068 7100

Worcester 10/7/71

7024 7037

Worcester 12-15/7/71

7021 7041 7042 7046 7048

Worcester 17/7/71

7021 7031

Worcester 18/7/71

7000 7041

Bromsgrove 18/7/71

7009 7020 7022 7023 7025

Worcester 19/7/71

7020 7054

Worcester 21/7/71

7068

Worcester 29/7/71

7061

Worcester 30/7/71

7024 7025 7050

Worcester 31/7/71

7023 7025

Worcester 3/8/71

7013

Worcester 7/8/71

7023 7025 7031 7054

Worcester 11/8/71

7018

Worcester 17/8/71

7020 7022 7033 7036 7038

Worcester 3/9/71

7054 7065

Worcester 6/9/71

7086 7096

Worcester 18/9/71

7010 7064 7070

Bromsgrove 18/9/71

7022 7023 7024

Worcester 18/9/71

7013 7022 7064

Oxford 2/10/71

7030

Worcester 6/10/71

7011 7040 7064

Worcester 4/11/71

7025 7032

Henwick (to Malvern) 31/12/71

7004

Bristol St Philips Marsh 19/2/72

7008 7025 7040 7041 7043 7047 7056 7057 7063 7065 7067 7078

Newport Ebbw Junction 19/2/72

7095

Cardiff canton 19/2/72

7060 7064 7070 7073 7083 7086 70888 7091 7094 7097 7098 7099

Severn Tunnel Junction 19/2/72

7089

Reading 11/3/72

7015 7031 7044

Worcester 1/4/72

7023 7026 7075

Worcester 3/4/72

7016 7023

Swindon 5/4/72

7016 7087

Swindon Works 5/4/72

7058

Worcester 10/4/72

7011 7085 7095

Worcester 11/4/72

7001 7050 7082 7087

Worcester 12/4/72

7001 7044 7082

Worcester 13/4/72

7001 7082

Worcester 15/4/72

7054 7082 7087 7100

Worcester 22/4/72

7000 7004 7031

Worcester 13/5/72

7026 7032 7079

Worcester 30/5/72

7017 7050 7052 7076

Abbotswood 10/6/72

7026

Abbotswood 13/6/72

7032

Abbotswood 15/6/72

7099

Worcester 16/6/72

7030 7032

Worcester 22/6/72

7031

Worcester 1/7/72

7031 7100

Between Birmingham and Cheltenham 27/7/72

7001

Worcester 29/7/72

7026 7029 7100

Worcester 30/7/72

7030 7100

Worcester 4/8/72

7030

Worcester 5/8/72

7017 7026 7058

Worcester 8/8/72

7026 7038 7077 7087

Worcester 9/8/72

7026 7038 7077

Abbotswood 11/8/72

7037

Worcester 11/8/72

7022 7038 7077

Abbotswood 12/8/72

7037 7076

Worcester 12/8/72

7000 7022 7037 7038 7044 7077

Abbotswood 14/8/72

7028

Abbotswood 15/8/72

7026

Worcester 15/8/72

7038 7077

Abbotswood 16/8/72

7080

Worcester 17/8/72

7026 7100

Worcester 18/8/72

7031 7044

Abbotswood 19/8/72

7023

Oxford 20/8/72

7023 7044

Worcester 21/8/72

7055 7100

Abbotswood 22/8/72

7018

Worcester 25/8/72

7011

Abbotswood 29/8/72

7089

Worcester 30/8/72

7017 7022 7023 7028 7089

Worcester 1/9/72

7000 7017 7022

Abbotswood 2/9/72

7017

Worcester 2/9/72

7099 7100

Worcester 3/9/72

7009 7017 7031

Norton (Evesham Line) 6/9/72

7050

Worcester 6/9/72

7028 7084

Worcester 9/9/72

7028 7044 7098

Worcester 10/9/72

7011

Worcester 12/9/72

7080

Worcester 15/9/72

7009 7016

Worcester 16/9/72

7001

Worcester 17/9/72

7001

Worcester 18/9/72

7000 7009 7009 7023 7029 7029

Norton 19/9/72

7075

Worcester 19/9/72

7000

Worcester 20/9/72

7054 7099

Worcester 21/9/72

7001 7100

Worcester 22/9/72

7001 7029

Worcester 25/9/72

7026 7029

Worcester 26/9/72

7026 7085 7100

Worcester 27/9/72

7026 7085

Worcester 28/9/72

7085

Worcester 29/9/72

7026 7068

Lickey Incline 30/9/72

7055 and 7075 banking 6201 Princess Elizabeth

Hereford 30/9/72

7084

Worcester 3/10/72

7022

Worcester 4/10/72

7011 7031 7032

Worcester 5/10/72

7029 7030

Worcester 6/10/72

7023 7029 7030 7031

Worcester 8/10/72

7031

Worcester 12/10/72

7032

Worcester 13/10/72

7011 7026

Worcester 14/10/72

7001 7011 7054

Norton 14/10/72

7029

Worcester 15/10/72

7011 7031

Worcester 16/10/72

7011 7030 7054

Worcester 17/10/72

7011 7030 7031 7089

Worcester 19/10/72

7001 7017

Worcester 20/10/72

7001 7018 7054

Worcester 23/10/72

7093 7096

Worcester 28/10/72

7011 7026 7031 7055 7075

Worcester 30/10/72

7017 7026 7032 7098

Worcester 31/10/72

7026

Worcester 1/11/72

7026

Worcester 2/11/72

7011 7096

Worcester 3/11/72

7026

Worcester 6/11/72

7016 7026

Worcester 8/11/72

7011 7026

Worcester 14/11/72

7016 7017 7032 7076

Worcester 15/11/72

7016 7076

Worcester 20/11/72

7032 7085

Worcester 3/12/72

7028

Worcester 10/12/72

7030

Worcester 29/12/72

7029 7074

Worcester 8/1/73

7022

Worcester 11/1/73

7030 7096

Worcester 14/1/73

7023

Worcester 21/1/73

7023

Worcester 27/1/73

7022 7026 7028

Worcester 4/2/72

7023 7029 7030 7075

Worcester 9/2/73

7075

Worcester 20/2/73

7018

Worcester 4/3/73

7011

Worcester 6/3/73

7011

Worcester 8/3/73

7011

Worcester 9/3/73

7011

Worcester 11/3/73

7011 7031

Worcester 18/3/73

7029

Worcester 19/3/73

7001 7031 7032

Worcester 22/3/73

7018 7028 7029

Worcester 23/3/73

7018

Worcester 26/3/73

7018 7022 7028

Worcester 27/3/73

7031

Worcester 28/3/73

7028

Worcester 29/3/73

7028

Worcester 30/4/73

7028 7031

Hereford 1/4/73

7022

Worcester 1/4/73

7009 7028

Worcester 3/4/73

7011 7018

Worcester 4/4/73

7017 7026

Gloucester 8/4/73

7030

Swindon Works 8/4/73

7038 7045 7050 7052 7080 7087 7094

Westbury 8/4/73

7029

Bristol Bath Road 8/4/73

7076 7093 7096 7097

Cardiff Canton 8/4/73

7098

Worcester 9/4/73

7000

Worcester 29/4/73

7028

Worcester 2/5/73

7022

Worcester 5/5/73

7029 7031

Swindon 5/5/73

7009

Reading 5/5/73

7001

Paddington 5/5/73

7028 7029

Worcester 14/5/73

7011

Worcester 16/5/73

7011 7022

Worcester 18/5/73

7022

Worcester 19/5/73

7022

Worcester 20/5/73

7022 7029

Worcester 21/5/73

7022

Worcester 29/5/73

7018

Worcester 30/5/73

7016

Worcester 1/6/73

7026

Worcester 11/6/73

7000

Worcester 12/6/73

7000

Worcester 13/6/73

7000

Abbotswood 5/7/73

7018

Abbotswood 3/8/73

7017

Worcester 13/8/73

7011

Worcester 14/8/73

7029

Worcester 23/8/73

7022

Worcester 30/8/73

7018

Worcester 23/9/73

7011 7022

Worcester 12/10/73

7026

Sonning Cutting 17/11/73

7026

Reading 17/11/73

7011 7026 7093

Worcester 30/12/73

7018

And then there were none left running around Worcester so we went on one last Hymek hunt and found the following dumped, seemingly out of use

Old Oak Common 20/1/74

7000 7026 7029 7030 7031 7032 7044 7100

Reading 20/1/74

7011 7017 7022

Then one last foray to find a few Hymeks, which had escaped the cutters torch.

Bristol St Philips Marsh 5/5/74

7054 7055 7068 7074 7076 7096 7097 7098

 

Brian Thomas - 22nd November 2003

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