Saturday, 24 June 2017

Kirkby Stephen West, 13th June 2017


LMS 8F 48151 (Crewe, 1942) passes with ‘The Dalesman’ Z45 07:48 Chester to Carlisle.

The BR (LMR) Type 15 signalbox structure was moved from Kendal in 1974.

The train proceeds northwards to Carlisle, and bridge SAC/182.



153352 + 158902 arrive with 2H89 11:55 Carlisle - Leeds.

In review of my video I found that this Pullman Parlour First (FP) coach is now "AMBER" which was a new one for me. It is car E325E, at one time "AMETHYST", then on the Strathspey Railway as their 108 (on BR1 bogies as BR wanted their Commonwealth bogies back), later stored at the Mid-Hants from April 2005 until December 2013. Returned to service by West Coast in June 2017, also now numbered 99025.


19th - 24th June 2017


Monday 19th June: 66102 10:10 Bristol - Eastleigh one two
Tuesday 20th June:
Wednesday 21st June:
Thursday 22nd June: Class 707s working through Eastleigh one
Friday 23rd June: 66756 0Y67 Hoo Junction to Eastleigh one
Saturday 24th June: 66756 0Z56 07:04 Eastleigh - Swanage, {named Royal Corps of Signals one two three four }0Z41 15:35 Swanage - Eastleigh one two three

A Class 802 docked at Southampton. Also: one two three .

Eastleigh Works: 05Jun - 06Jun - 07Jun - 08Jun - 09Jun

66775 reported to have had nameplates attached at Eastleigh Works

'FAKE NEWS': Sorry, my story re 66594 being stored was actually 66954.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Swanage Diesel Gala Focus: GBRf Class 73's


73119 Borough of Eastleigh was new to traffic as E6025 from English Electric Vulcan Foundry, Newton-le-Willows in March 1966. Withdrawn it was sold in 2003, eventually resident at the Keith & Dufftown Railway from 2004. Moved in early 2009 to Knight's Rail Services at Eastleigh Works,where it was named at the 2009 open day, and who ran it at the Swanage Diesel Gala in 2010. Acquired by GBRf in late 2011, and returned to traffic in 2012.

73961 Alison  was next in production at Vulcan Foundry, entering traffic as D6026 in April 1966. Renumbered to 73120 and later to 73209 when it joined the Gatwick Express fleet, later joining GBRf following storage between 2001 and 2003. Rebuilt at Brush in 2013- 2015 becoming 73961.

Arriving at Harman's Cross with 10:00 from Swanage.

Returning into Swanage with 11:30 from Norden.

Approaching Harman's Cross with 14:30 from Swanage.

Departing Norden with 16:00 train.

73119 was used as a brake translator, so was working on the train side through the day. Seen at Norden, having arrived earlier with 17:30 from Norden.

Sunday, 18 June 2017

12th - 17th June 2017


Mon 12th June: 37518 + 33025 5Z24 11:35 Carnforth - Swanage one two
Tuesday 13th June: 
Wednesday 14th June: 70805 6C34 13:22 Eastleigh - Westbury one two three(Colas ferryvans from the Works to Westbury then Aberthaw for cement traffic)
Thursday 15th June: 37601 0O86 10:00 Leicester - Eastleigh one two three four
Friday 16th June:
Saturday 17th June:

Eastleigh Works: 22 May - 23 May - 24 May - 30 May - 31 May - 01Jun

Swanage Railway resumes service to Wareham: one two

          Service is in the hands of 33012, 33025 and 37518, using four coaches from West Coast Railway Company.

Friday, 16 June 2017

June Friday Evening Freight at Eastleigh, 2nd June 2017 - 5: Freightliner Class 70


70015 working 4E96 19:01 Maritime - Leeds.

70019 arriving with 4M04 19:14 Maritime - Lawley Street. This locomotive was stored for some time last year, returning to traffic in October.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

June Friday Evening Freight at Eastleigh, 2nd June 2017 - 4: Freightliner Class 66


66954 is on of  an order of 10 lower emission locomotives leased by Freightliner from JP Morgan / Beacon, of which 5 have just recently been stored. Here it was working 4O57 13:00 Wentloog - Maritime. [UPDATE: 66954 was stored at Wentloog on 10th June, after a movement from Southampton]

66534 OOCL Express was working the FO 4O25 16:25 Bristol - Maritime.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

June Friday Evening Freight at Eastleigh, 2nd June 2017 - 3: DB Cargo working


66200 leads 6O42 11:31 Halewood - Eastern Docks. The train was loaded with Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Discovery Sport models for export.

66200 returned later light engine, to go onto the T&RSMD.