Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Class 70s at Eastleigh, 9th December 2017


It took 4 months of waiting, but here is 70813, all Colas 70s now marked off in my book.

70014 4O27 05:21 Garston-Maritime

70006 paused at a red signal with 4O90 05:27 Leeds-Maritime ...

... then clags on departure.

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Bund Sightseeing Tunnel, Shanghai, 25th November 2017


Cosmic and Trippy !


Bund Sightseeing Tunnel - which costs 70 RMB return (£7.89)

Eastleigh Works, 9th December 2017


Having entered works in July 2016, 08887 of Alstom is now out and about at Eastleigh Works. New as D4117 from BR Horwich in February 1962, and renumbered in February 1974.

08567, 47771, 47812 and TEA 89019 (on accommodation bogies) outside the works on what had been a frosty morning.

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Shanghai Railway Museum , 25th November 2017


A modest museum, with two real steam locomotives, mainly otherwise focused upon a collection of artefacts. The location of the museum is the former Shanghai North Railway Station.

KD7-641 (Lima, Ohio, USA, February 1947) 2-8-0. This pattern of 2-8-0 was produced in the post-war period, after the S160 series of World War 2 (Class KD6 in China). As Class KD7 160 examples were delivered to China, these being similar to 300 delivered to Belgium as Class 29.

Model of a JS 2-8-2, which were produced between 1951 - 1965 and 1981 - 1988. In another era, I have ridden behind a JS, a tale for another time.

SN-26 a 600mm gauge 0-10-0 made in 1920 in the USA.

A representation of Pioneer, the first locomotive to work in China, on the Woosung Railway, which lies within modern Shanghai. The original locomotive was constructed by Ransomes and Rapier for the line's opening in 1876. The railway ran for less than a year before it was purchased and dismantled by the Qing viceroy Shen Pao-chen.

4th - 9th December 2017


33207 + 47245 depart Eastleigh with ECS on 4th. Image by Ian Knight.

66003 passes Dunbridge, on 5th December, with 7V16 11:47 Fareham - Whatley.

Monday 4th December: 33207 + 47245 0Z60 08:30 Southall - Eastleigh one two, 5Z47 12:20 Eastleigh - Carnforth (coaches 1207 + 1221; from long term storage at ZG for VSOE / Belmond, a movement related to sale of Northern Belle to West Coast) one two three four five
Tuesday 5th December: 45212 + 47580 T+T 1Z92 09:21 Alton - Guildford - Petersfield - Havant - Fareham - Southampton - Bath, 1Z94 18;54 Bath - Romsey - Eastleigh - Alton (losing 45212 at Salisbury 5Z95 20:04 Salisbury - Southall), eventually running 2½ hours late after signal failures in Bath area.
Wednesday 6th December: 158890 5O96 10:00 Loughborough - Salisbury (multiple pictures)
Thursday 7th December: 180104 5O86 1511 Old Oak Common - Eastleigh one
Friday 8th December:
Saturday 9th December:

Colas Rail Class 47s: 47727, 47737 and 47749 are sold to GBRf.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

45212 The Cathedrals Express. 5th December 2017


45212 + 47580 T+T 1Z92 09:21 Alton - Guildford - Petersfield - Havant - Fareham - Southampton - Bath

Return 1Z94 ran about 2½  hours late following signal failures in the Bath area, with 45212 coming off at Salisbury as planned. The return route was via Chandler's Ford.

Passing Redbridge. Image by Ian Knight.

The train was then seen passing Dunbridge - three pictures.







47580 County of Essex on the rear. New from Brush, Loughborough in September 1964.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Southampton Maritime, 3rd December 2017


70010 on Sunday morning shunt duties.

66501 Japan 2001 at the inspection area.

08530.