Wednesday, 29 June 2016
Saturday, 18 June 2016
37175 with ultrasonic test train 3Z18 10:51 Eastleigh - Hither Green, which departed 50 mins early. The previous time I wanted to catch this, on 21st November last, it left early and I was left standing in Lidl, just watching it go by. I was rather better prepared this time.
At the works in preparation for departure. 37175 was new as D6875 from English Electric Vulcan Foundry EE/VF3353/D839 1963 on 20th September 1963, allocated to Cardiff Canton. Withdrawn in June 1999 it spent time with the EWS Heritage Fleet, before being sold for preservation in 2006, and reaching Bo'ness in September 2007. Sold to Colas in January 2014.
6260 is Generator Van converted from a BG (formerly 81450 then 92116, Lot 30400, Pressed Steel August 1958). The departmental conversion was made in March 2003.
Leaving the works and heading into platform 3 at the station.
9703 was originally Mk2F BSO 9517 completed at Derby to Lot 30861 in June 1974. Converted to DBSO for Edinburgh - Glasgow services in June 1979, and taken into departmental use in February 2007 as a DTC.
Heading out past Lidl in the Up direction,
60017, new to traffic in October 1990, is sitting on the naughty step after failing on Thursday, understood to be an AWS fault.
DRP81532 is a Plasser & Theurer GPC72 heavy duty diesel hydraulic crane (number 5530 of 1981)
Posted by 47soton at 18:37
59201 heading 7O44 13:35 Merehead - Eastleigh passing Romsey, 17th June.
Monday 13th June: 67010 + 60017 T+T 5O61 09:54 Wembley - Eastleigh one two three four, 67010 0M61 14:27 Eastleigh - Wembley; 66768 5O08 09:42 Wolverton - Eastleigh (barrier coaches) one
Tuesday 14th June: 60017 6B45 09:14 Eastleigh - Marchwood one two three, 6B38 11:00 Marchwood - Eastleigh one two
Wednesday 15th June:
Thursday 16th June: 60017 6B43 09:37 Eastleigh - Western Docks (reported failed on down line at Eastleigh with AWS fault, train ran forward 100 mins late) one; 37175 3Q22 20:57 Wimbledon - Eastleigh Works one
Friday 17th June: 37175 3Z08 21:57 Eastleigh - Redbridge - Bath - Redbridge
Saturday 18th June: 73961 + 73964 5Z61 02:55 Eastleigh - Ashford; 37175 3Z18 10:51 Eastleigh - Hither Green (ran early from Eastleigh, then held at Wallers Ash)
Posted by 47soton at 14:06
Saturday, 11 June 2016
1Z52 16:05 Swanage - Derby
The location is Redbridge, where the train was 8 minutes late, right time being recovered by Winchester.
50050 Fearless now leads with 50007 Hercules in multiple.
1Z50 (04:48 Derby -) Saltley - Swanage. Hoover time!
The location is Crampmoor.
50050 Fearless was completed at English Electric / Vulcan Foundry in August 1967. Allocated new to LMWL on 7th October 1967 as first of class D400. The allocation was later changed to DO5, but it was moved to the WR at BR (Bristol Bath Road) between October 1972 and May 1973, then back to the LMR at CD until May 1974 when it again went to the WR at OC (Old Oak Common). Refurbished between January - July 1983. Similarly to 50007, it ran until March 1994, and was then privately purchased, latterly kept at the Yeovil Railway Centre, before sale to Boden Rail Engineering in January 2015.
3325 is a Mark 2F FO, from Lot 30859, built by BR Derby, and placed in traffic in December 1973. Still in basic Virgin Trains colours.
3390 comes from the same lot, also being delivered in December 1973. More recently it was 'Constable' in the "Great Briton" set.