Monday, 25 September 2017

46233 "The Cathedrals Express", Salisbury, 23rd September 2017


46233 Duchess of Sutherland  +47746 T+T
1Z47 (07:41 Faversham) - Hanwell Bridge Loop - Salisbury
1Z49 16:29 Salisbury - Reading (- Faversham)

Arriving at the destination about 1 minute early.

46233 Duchess of Sutherland was built by the LMS at Crewe, entering traffic in July 1938. Withdrawn by BR in February 1964, then displayed at Butlins, Heads of Ayr from 1964 to 1971, when it was moved to Bressingham.

The view from platform 6. The previous visits of this locomotive were in 2007 and 2008.

Not the departure shot! The train is being hauled through platform 4 by 47746 before running through the erstwhile platform 1 to get to the east sidings.

Hauling the empty stock out of platform 1.

Ready for departure.

Sunday, 24 September 2017

35028 "The Atlantic Coast Express", Salisbury, 23rd September 2017


35028 Clan Line 1Z63 07:13 Victoria - Exeter

Arriving amongst autumn colours, 7½ minutes early from London.

A closer view from platform 6.

The locomotive was detached for watering in what was platform 1.

Paused for the servicing (this is a mobile phone image).

Refreshed and returning to the train, and departure to work to Exeter.

Saturday, 23 September 2017

60009 "The Swanage Belle", 21st September 2017


60009 Union of South Africa + 57314 T+T
1Z67 08:43 Victoria - Swanage
1Z69 16:55 Swanage - Southampton - Laverstock - Victoria

60009 at St Denys





57314 on the rear of the train.

Returning via Romsey.



18th - 23rd September 2017


47812 with the "Pig Drag", Bournemouth, 19th September. Image by Ian Knight.

Sunday 17th September: 57303 + 57306 5Z16 13:17 Eastleigh Artlington - Haslemere one
Monday 18th September: 66023 5Zxx 10:55 Bescot - Eastleigh one
Tuesday 19th September: 47812 +  442423 + 442415 5O86 09:06 Ely - Bournemouth one two three four; 66055 5Z44 10:00 Burton - Eastleigh one two three
Wednesday 20th September: 31452 0Z96 09:48 Willesden - Eastleigh one, 6Z97 14:32 Eastleigh - Wembley one two three four
Thursday 21st September: 60009 + 57314 1Z67 08:43 Victoria - Swanage one, 1Z69 16:55 Swanage - Southampton - Laverstock - Victoria (Flickr for the day); 43014 + 43062 15:07 Salisbury - Redbridge - Southampton - Redbridge - Salisbury (one two)
Friday 22nd September: 47848 + 442403 + 442420 5O86 09:06 Ely - Bournemouth one two
Saturday 23rd September:

Eastleigh Works: 14Aug - 17Aug - 22Aug - 23Aug - 24Aug - 25Aug - 29Aug - 30Aug - 31Aug

57003 at Eastleigh Works has been stored in pool XHSS (DRS Locomotives Stored).

Friday, 22 September 2017

West Somerset Railway, 14th September 2017


Images by Ian Knight.

53808 blowing off upon arrival at Stogumber.

7822 Foxcote Manor at Watchet.

6960 Raveningham Hall at Crowcombe Heathfield.

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Eastleigh Works, 17th September 2017


59003, 57003 and 73110 are seen at Eastleigh on 17th. Looking at the red painted springs on 57003, this may have had a rapid turnaround for a bogie change, so may be returning north Wednesday 20th? [Update 23rd September: 57003 has been stored in pool XHSS (DRS Locomotives Stored), it was in Eastleigh for overhaul in March 2014 - November 2015, so would only appear to have been at a mid-life point]

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Greenholme, 26th August 2017


390136 9S55 10:05 Milton Keynes Central - Glasgow Central

350407 1S56 12:00 Manchester Airport - Edinburgh