Saturday, 24 September 2016

"The Purbeck Adventurer", Saturday 24th September 2016


1Z63 07:45 Tonbridge - Swanage
1Z64 17:25 Swanage - Tonbridge

73109 leads 73107 Tracy entering Redbridge.

A closer view as the train is about to pass me.

Just having passed.

BSO (with generator) 35469. BR Wolverton Lot 30721 1963. Newly completed body repairs and repaint at Eastleigh Works.

Southampton Maritime, 24th September 2016


Three latest livery style Class 66s at Maritime - 66504, 66420 and 66418.

66420.

66418.


19th - 24th September 2016


66305 (20078929-005)has emerged from repaint at Eastleigh Works, 23rd September, following its arrival on 7th. It was previously repainted from FastLine in mid-2011.

66305 and resident 47818.

5731 appears to be under test with its new traction package.

Monday 19th September:
Tuesday 20th September: 47812 09:37 Eastleigh - Havant - Three Bridges, 47812 + 442409 Three Bridges - Havant - Eastleigh one two three
Wednesday 21st September: 08954 appears to have been removed by truck from Eastleigh Works
Thursday 22nd September: 73961 + 73964 11:00 Tonbridge - Eastleigh - Tonbridge one two
Friday 23rd September: 47812 + 442412 5E42 12:51 Eastleigh - Ely one two three four five six;  67005 + 67006 T+T 1Y91 11:42 Victoria - Eastleigh - Hove one two
Saturday 24th September: 73107 + 73109 5Z63 02:00 Eastleigh - Tonbridge, 1Z63 07:45 Tonbridge - Swanage one two three, 1Z64 17:25 Swanage - Tonbridge
Sunday 25th September: 73107 + 73109 5Z65 12:27 Tonbridge - Eastleigh (diverted)

Freightliner Class 70 - 70013 is back in traffic following attention at Maritime. The other Class 70s were still out of traffic at Leeds in a Wednesday TOPS listing.

Saturday, 17 September 2016

47812 brings 442412 to Eastleigh Works, 17th September 2016


"Pig Drag" 47812 + 442412 5T42 12:20 Stewarts Lane - Eastleigh Works.

This drag started from Three Bridges on 6th September, but for some reason 442412 was left at Stewarts Lane, and this move appeared intended to recover it to Eastleigh Works, for storage, and likely also 3rd rail shoe removal before a move to Ely.

Moving between the station and the works.

Pulling into the works, passing resident 47818.

47812, originally D1916 was new on 18th November 1965 from Brush at Loughborough. For a while this was Pride of Eastleigh.

A close up of DTSO(B) coach 77417.

47812 then moved to shunt the unit to the back of the works, after which it was parked.

12th - 17th September 2016


66779 Evening Star at Eastleigh, 12th September. The coaching stock from GBRf 15 was being returned to Burton, having been worked empty from Paddington. Image by Ian Knight.

66721 Harry Beck at Eastleigh, 16th September.

70801  6O31 17:30 Westbury - Eastleigh passing Romsey in declining light, 12th September.

Monday 12th September: 66715 + 66779 5Z18 00:01 Reading - Eastleigh one two three, 66779 5Z15 11:22 Eastleigh - Burton-on-Trent Wetmore Sidings one two three four five six seven; 66121 5Z29 11:38 Bristol - Eastleigh; 47812 Three Bridges - Eastleigh one two
Tuesday 13th September: 47815 0O42 07:52 Ely - Eastleigh one two
Wednesday 14th September: 47815 + 442415 + 442416 5E42 12:51 Eastleigh - Ely (2415, one of the recent tour units, now sent to Ely) one two three four five six
Thursday 15th September:
Friday 16th September: 68016 +68017 1Z80 08:04 Norwich - Winchester one two three four five, 5Z80 13:12 Winchester -Eastleigh, 5Z81 16:23 Eastleigh - Winchester,1Z81 17:13 Winchester - Norwich one two three four; 66727 0Z27 18:45 Eastleigh - Peterborough in new Maritime colours one two three four five six; xxxxx 5Z59 23:00  Eastleigh - Tame Bridge Parkway
Saturday 17th September: 67006 + 67007 1Z56 11:42 Victoria - Eastleigh - Preston Park (Brighton) one two three; 47812 09:30 Eastleigh - Stewarts Lane, 47812 + 442412 5T42 12:20 Stewarts Lane - Eastleigh one two three four five

Freightliner Class 70s out of traffic

WNXX.com advises that while not stored, there are a six Class 70s currently out of regular traffic awaiting repairs at Leeds London Road - five reported to now be in a single line there. 70013 was dragged to Maritime on 14th, presumably for attention.

70009  DFGI  26Aug  28Aug  04Sep  09Sep
70010  DFGI  (dragged on 31Aug04Sep  09Sep  09Sep
70013  DFGI  09Sep then to Maritime on 14th
70014  DFGI  (in use on 07Sep)  09Sep
70017  DFGI  01Sep  05Sep  
70019  DFGI

Colas 70803

Meanwhile Colas 70803 remains at Laira, here is a catch-up of some photos from summer months. It's does not appear that substantial work has taken place - rumours of parts awaited from USA. There is also understood to be a gap between cab roof and roof section that is not fully explained.

May: one two three four
July: one
Not dated: one


Friday, 16 September 2016

66727 goes Maritime, Eastleigh, 16th September 2016


66727 0Z27 18:45 Eastleigh - Peterborough.

66727 has been repainted at Eastleigh into a colour scheme for Maritime Transport. Watch their website and their Facebook page, also that of GBRf, for an event shortly

Arrriving at Platform 3 from the works.

Covered nameplate.

The bodyside logo is seen here.

Waiting for a signal and then departing from Eastleigh.



Sunday, 11 September 2016

ECS move for "The Torbay Express", 10th September 2016


66121 5Z16 13:52½ Eastleigh - Bristol formed 21272 + 3098 + 3121 + 1671 + 3147 + 3149 + 3066 + 3123 + 3120 + 1813 + 4998 . The locomotive had earlier worked into Eastleigh with 4O43 06:31 from Birch Coppice.

66121 approaching and passing Romsey with  the empty stock move.



TSO 4998 was constructed at BR Wolverton in August 1962 to Lot 30690.

66546 from the DFHH (Freightliner Class 66 Heavy Haul) pool was also running as a 0Y80 12:54 Stoke Gifford - Eastleigh.