Sunday, 30 August 2015

24th - 29th August 2015


Monday 24th August: 47739 5Z47 09:27 Eastleigh - Doncaster one two three; 57305 0Z68 12:38 Eastleigh - Willesden Brent one two
Tuesday 25th August: 73136 + 73107 T+T 5Z70 08:11 Eastleigh -Victoria one two three four five six, 5Z71 16:18 Victoria - Eastleigh one two three four; 47739 0Zxx 09:07 Wimbledon - Eastleigh one
Wednesday 26th August:
Thursday 27th August:
Friday 28th August:
Saturday 29th August:

73107 named Tracy and 73136 named Mhairi on Tuesday. At Eastleigh on Thursday.

Coverage of 37401 + 37405 +57307 22nd August: one two three four five six seven eight nine ten eleven twelve thirteen fourteen fifteen sixteen seventeen eighteen nineteen twenty twenty-one  twenty-two twenty-three twenty-four twenty-five twenty-six

Eastleigh Works: 13Jul - 14Jul - 21Jul - 23Jul - 28Jul - 29Jul - 30Jul - 31Jul

Saturday, 29 August 2015

South Tynedale Railway, 16th August 2015


Alston Station - completed in 1852.
Barber arriving at Alston.

Barber runs around. The locomotive worked at Harrogate Gas Works until 1948, and the permanently affixed wagon contains braking equipment.

Saturday, 22 August 2015

17th -22nd August 2015


Monday 17th August: 66430 + 57305 0Z70 00:26 Crewe - Eastleigh one; 66429 0Z68 12:38 Eastleigh - Willesden Brent one two; 60056 (?) 6V32 22:26 Eastleigh - Hinksey
Tuesday 18th August: 60056 6O33 05:16 Hinksey - Eastleigh
Wednesday 19th August: 47818 + 975025 2Z02 08:50 West Brompton - Basingstoke - Laverstock - Redbridge - Southampton UGL - St Denys - Portsmouth Harbour - West Brompton one two three four five six, 70808+ 60056 0Z70 10:50 Eastleigh - Toton one two
Thursday 20th August:
Friday 21st August:
Saturday 22nd August: 37401 + 37405 + 57307 T+T 1Z37 06:17 Chester - Bournemouth one two three, 5Z38 12:53 Bournemouth - Eastleigh, 5Z39 14:44 Eastleigh - Bournemouth, 1Z39 16:52 Bournemouth - Chester

Welsh Narrow Gauge Miscellany

Images by Ian Knight.

Welshpool & Llanfair. 823 Countess at Llanfair Caereinion, 26th July.
822 The Earl, at Welshpool Raven Square, 26th July.
Talyllyn. Now 149 years old, number 2 Dolgoch, at Nant Gwernol, 24th July.
Douglas at Tywyn.
 Welsh Highland Railway 138 at Porthmadog, 23rd July.
Ffestiniog Railway Merddin Emrys at Porthmadog.

Saturday, 15 August 2015

9th - 15th August 2015


60056 still based at Eastleigh, 14th August, with 70810 and 66508.
70801 arrived with 6O31 with Railvac 1 in tow.
9970 9515 001-4 RAUK-1 Railvac 1
The wagon underframe heritage of the Railvac can be recognised here.
At the works, a number of KTA pocket container wagons have arrived from Freightliner service. KTA GERS97719 is one of these,

Sunday 9th August: 47739 + 60056 6C05 Romsey - Eastleigh (appears to have run directly from worksite near Romsey, not via Salisbury, and also much earlier than scheduled)
Monday 10th August: 47739 0Y58 11:57 Eastleigh - Wembley one
Tuesday 11th August: 60056 6V30 10:39 Eastleigh - Westbury one, 6O31 17:25 Westbury - Eastleigh (ran late)
Wednesday 12th August: 61306 + 47746 1Z67 08:44 Victoria - Weymouth one two three four five six seven eight nine, 1Z69 16:35 Weymouth - Southampton - Waterloo one two three four five
Thursday 13th August: 60100 6X01 10:17 Scunthorpe Trent - Eastleigh one two three four five, 6E15 21:06 Eastleigh - Scunthorpe one, 60056 6V30 10:39 Eastleigh - Westbury one two, 6O31 17:25 Westbury - Eastleigh, 6C19 21:49 Eastleigh - Earlswood one
Friday 14th August: 60056 6C19 05:00 Purley - Eastleigh one
Saturday 15th August: 47739 5Z47 08:10 Wimbledon - Eastleigh one two

Eastleigh Works: 02Jul - 03Jul - 06Jul - 07Jul - 08Jul - 09Jul

60056 at Eastleigh: one two three four five six seven eight nine

Saturday, 8 August 2015

60095 and its travels, 5th to 7th August 2015

0O31 17:25 Westbury - Eastleigh, Wednesday 5th August.

Between Spaniards Lane bridge, in background, and Lee Lane, south of Romsey.
60095 was new in March 1992.
Heading onward towards Nursling,

A few minutes later at Redbridge. Image by Ian Knight.

Between turns at Eastleigh, Thursday 6th August.

Detail pictures - taken while in the holding sidings.

6O31 17:25 Westbury - Eastleigh, Friday 7th August.

 Passing Romsey, running early, with an almost empty LWR train.

Colas Variety at Eastleigh, 7th August 2015


60056 was only returned to traffic on 1st August, following its Toton rebuild for Colas. 
It was worked to Eastleigh from Hinksey with two other locomotives, on Friday morning. 60056 was new in May 1991 to Immingham and was named William Beveridge,
One day earlier, 56087 (BREL Doncaster, December 1980) resides in the yard on one end of the LWR train. 56105 was at the other end.
47739 Robin of Templecombe (BR Crewe, August 1964) was at Eastleigh Works on the 7th, following its little incident there on Tuesday.

66846 (formerly 66573, delivered to UK December 2003) worked south from Hinksey on Monday, but has been out of service since then.