Sunday, 28 August 2016

22nd - 27th August 2016


20107 and 20311 at Eastleigh on Sunday 21st, having worked 'The Buffer Buffer' on the preceding day. Three images by Ian Knight.

20314 originally was D8117 delivered in February 1962.

20107 preceded from Robert Stephenson & Hawthorns on 20th December 1961.

Sunday 21st August: 37254 3Z08 16:00 Eastleigh - Hither Green one two three; 20107 + 20314 at Eastleigh one two three four then 0Z20 18:35 Eastleigh - Peterborough one two three
Monday 22nd August: 66121 06:48 Eastleigh - Fawley, 6Y32 08:24 Fawley - Holybourne one two three, 6Y34 20:03 Holybourne - Eastleigh one two three; 442418 5O41 09:33 Eastleigh - Basingstoke, 5O42 10:26 Basingstoke - Eastleigh one two ; 442403 + 442418 5O43 13:38 Eastleigh - Basingstoke one two three, 5O44 14:27 Basingstoke - Eastleigh one
Tuesday 23rd August: 66121 6B93 0648½ Eastleigh- Fawley
Wednesday 24th August: 45699 + 33207 T+T 1Z67 08:42 Victoria - Weymouth one two three four; 1Z69 16:35 Weymouth - Southampton - Laverstock - Waterloo; 442403 + 442415 5O42 12:49 Eastleigh - Woking (- Staines) - Havant - Eastleigh one two three four five
Thursday 25th August: 43014 + 43062 1X23 13:39 Salisbury - Redbridge - Southampton UGL - Redbridge - Salisbury one two three
Friday 26th August:
Saturday 27th August:

Eastleigh Works: 21Jun - 23Jun - 28Jun - 01Jul - 05Jul - 06Jul - 07Jul - 08Jul - 11Jul - 12Jul - 13Jul - 14Jul - 15Jul - 18Jul - 19Jul - 20Jul - 21Jul

Fawley Tanks - last run to Holybourne expected on Monday 29th and last movement from Eastleigh to Fawley on Tuesday 30th. Timings for Marchwood on Monday and Tuesday. However there are STPs set up for Tuesday + Wednesday as well (?).

442 railtour also on Monday 29th - outward - return

On Wednesday 24th, 37901 was removed from the Mid-Hants Railway for further usage by Colas, Prior to removal then 66846 + 37901 0Z91 13:37 Alton - St Leonards one two three four

With a Southampton twist - Leadhills and Wanlockhead Railway, 14th August 2016

A useful wee trip to the highest adhesion worked railway in the British Isles - only about 6 miles from the M74 motorway. From the end of the line, and wearing sensible shoes, it is possible to walk into Wanlockhead, the highest village in Scotland.


Scroll down for the Southampton connection.

Leadhills station. The standard gauge light railway was worked as one engine in steam, so the signalbox is a creation in preservation, featuring a set of Caledonian and BR standard signals. The box is clad in bricks from the demolished Rispin Cleugh viaduct. The train is ready for a departure - the coaches will be propelled for the ¾ mile uphill journey to Glengonnar Halt.

Clyde is in the platform road, with representative mining wagons in the loop.


Clyde No. 6 at Leadhills.

Glengonnar Halt situated at Hillend Summit, the highest point worked by adhesion on a UK railway - at 1498 ft (457 m).

The train approaching Glengonnar Halt.

Clyde awaits a return journey.

The Southampton connection is each of Luce (above) and Little Clyde, for these were the Edmund Nuttall Ltd locomotives in the Southampton tunnel repairs in 1983-85. Beyond is Mennock.

Clyde again departs from Leadhills.

Saturday, 20 August 2016

15th - 20th August 2016


Monday 15th August:
Tuesday 16th August: 47812 0M42 19:43 Wembley - Eastleigh
Wednesday 17th August: 66177 6Y32 08:24 Fawley - Holybourne one two three four five, 6Y34 20:03 Holybourne - Eastleigh; 442403 + 442418 5O41 09:33 Eastleigh - Basingstoke, 5O42 10:12 Basingstoke - Eastleigh one; 4424xx 5O43 13:38 Eastleigh - Basingstoke, 5O44 14:27 Basingstoke - Eastleigh; 66434 0Z68 10:21 Eastleigh - Willesden Brent; 45699 + 33207 1Z67 08:42 Victoria - Weymouth one two three, 1Z69 16:35 Weymouth - Southampton - Laverstock - Waterloo; 47812 + 442423 + 37884 5E42 12:49 Eastleigh - Ely one; 37254 3Q08 22:42 Hither Green - Eastleigh
Thursday 18th August: 66177 6B93 06:56 Eastleigh - Fawley; 09:16 Fawley - Eastleigh
Friday 19th August: 60017 6O41 10:14 Westbury - Eastleigh one two three, 6E15 21:06 Eastleigh - Scunthorpe Trent one two; 20107 + 20314 0O65 19:50 Peterborough - Eastleigh; 37254 3Q08 22:48 Eastleigh - Basingstoke - Romsey - Salisbury - Eastleigh - Romsey - Salisbury - Basingstoke - Eastleigh;
Saturday 20th August: 20107 + 20314 1Z20 04:45 Eastleigh - Lymington Pier - Waterloo one two three four, 1Z25 23:55 Waterloo - Eastleigh


In the archive - summer 2001


08786 shunts at Eastleigh 10th June 2001. Now in storage at Barrow Hill, for past 5 years, under HNRC ownership.

37038 then on hire to Freightliner from Riley & Son, Maritime, 14th July 2001. Now under overhaul for DRS at RVEL Derby.

37602 was on hire from European Passenger Services, at Maritime, on 21st July 2001 but is now operational for DRS.

58029 was returning from rescuing a Class 57 to Maritime, 14th July 2001. Now in Spain as L44.

Seaton & District Electric Tramway, 1st July 2016


A set of images from the camera of Ian Knight.

10, constructed in 2002 - 2007, based on design elements from Plymouth and Blackburn tramcars.

16, a 1921 Bournemouth open top car 106 (3’6” gauge), rebuilt at Seaton between 1974 and 1991.

9, constructed in 2002 - 2007, effectively a sister car of 10.

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Eastleigh Works, 12th August 2016


37884 amongst four 5-WES Class 442s, having delivered 442403 earlier in the day. This locomotive was new as D6883 on 7th November 1963, and was allocated to Landore. Renumbered to 37183 in March 1974, an spent a spell allocated to Inverness between April 1982 and May 1987 when it was transferred to Motherwell. Refurbished and re-engineered at Crewe as 37884 in June to November 1988. Stored by EWS in January 2001 and sent to Spain in August 2001, in the company of 37800. In Spain it ran as L34, returning from there in 2007, entering storage at Toton. Sold to Europhoenix in 2013, overhauled in 2014, and entered Rail Operations Group service in late 2015.

The locomotive is seen below in storage at Eastleigh on 10th June 2001, sandwiched between 33202, currently at Tunbridge Wells, and 37219, the latter now revived on the mainline.

4422423 was delivered to the works on 8th July, and has not seen subsequent use. Delivered from BREL Derby in December 1988.

66434 is now on the works for sound deadening activities in the cabs. This locomotive was delivered in early 2008, and for a while ran for Fastline,

Resident 47818.

8th - 13th August 2016


Monday 8th August: 66124 6Y32 08:24 Fawley - Holybourne one two three four five six seven; 6Y34 20:03 Holybourne - Eastleigh one
Tuesday 9th August: 66124 6B93 06:48½ Eastleigh - Fawley one two three four; 09:21 Fawley - Eastleigh; 47812 0O43 07:52 Ely - Eastleigh one; 442415 + 442418 5O41 13:51 Eastleigh - Basingstoke, 14:24 Basingstoke - Eastleigh one two three
Wednesday 10th August: 66124 06:26 Eastleigh - Fawley; 6Y32 08:24 Fawley - Holybourne one two, 6Y34 20:03 Holybourne - Eastleigh; 66434 0Z70 01:10 Crewe - Eastleigh one; 66425 (+9527) 5Z68 10:21 Eastleigh - Willesden one two three four five (this combination ran onward to Motherwell); 47812 + 442407 5E42 10:33 Eastleigh - Ely one two three four five; 45699 + 33207 T+T 1Z67 08:42 Victoria - Weymouth one two three; 1Z69 16:35 Weymouth - Southampton - Laverstock - Waterloo one two three four
Thursday 11th August: 66124 6B93 06:56 Eastleigh - Fawley one; 09:03 Fawley - Eastleigh
Friday 12th August: 37884 + 442403 5O37 09:02 Stewarts Lane - Eastleigh
Saturday 13th August:

Eastleigh Works: 07Jun - 08Jun - 13Jun - 14Jun 15Jun - 16Jun

08954 of Alstom, was delivered to the works on 10th August

Recently viewed 20092 at Barrow Hill is understood to shortly be going for scrap - since originally writing this, it is confirmed as delivered to EMR at Kingsbury for immediate disposal. 20312 is understood to now be under repair, but 20304 joins 20301 as a spares source, 20304 being said to have a bent frame.