Saturday, 16 August 2014

11th - 16th August 2014

 
56301 and 56311 with the Railvac at Totton, 16th August.
08691 Terri at Maritime, 16th August. New as D3858 in October 1959, allocated to 27E Walton on the Hill. While this has come to Southampton in the past month, it may be for storage, as repairs are understood to be incomplete.
70803 is a hire-in by Freightliner, seen here at Maritime, 16th August.
70809 + 70802 lead 6Z30 past Romsey, 13th August

Monday 11th August: 56301 + 56311 6Y57 22:47 Eastleigh - Guildford
Tuesday 12th August: 56301 + 56311 6Y57 05:00 Guildford - Totton (via Liss), 22:29 Totton - Guildford
Wednesday 13th August: 56301 + 56311 6Y57 05:00 Guildford - Totton, 22:29 Totton - Guildford, 73138 + 73201 1Q85 06:08 Woking - Southampton DGL - Southampton - Southampton UGL - Shalford one two
Thursday 14th August: 56301 + 56311 6Y57 04:40 Guildford - Eastleigh, 22:30 Eastleigh - Havant - Guildford, 66740 5Z68 19:22 Parkeston - Eastleigh
Friday 15th August: 56301 + 56311 6Y57 05:00 Guildford - Totton, 31285 3Q05 22:30 Hither Green - Eastleigh, 60091 6B43 09:38 Eastleigh - Western Docks, 6X44 12.07 Western Docks - Eastleigh
Saturday 16th August: 56301 + 56311 6Y57 22:45 Totton - Ashford (Surrey)
Sunday 17th August: 56301 + 56311 6Y57 06:40 Staines - Totton

66848 and 70803 have been seen on Freightliner turns: one two three four five six seven eight nine ten eleven twelve (at work!). These hires will continue for several weeks as Freightliner cannot use electric traction to Ipswich while the yard there is remodelled, and this also involves FL heavy haul locomotives working for intermodal.

Saturday, 9 August 2014

4th - 10th August 2014

On Monday, 66416 made its first working in new colours on 4O54 06:13 Leeds - Maritime with 66590 DIT. Image by Ian Knight.

Monday 4th August: 56301 + 56311 6Z42 22:00 Totton - North Sheen
Tuesday 5th August: 56301 + 56311 6Z42 04:35 North Sheen - Totton, 22:00 Totton - North Sheen
Wednesday 6th August: 66085 + 66086 5Z20 03:47 Eastleigh - Poole, 1Z20 06:02 Poole - Bury St Edmunds one two three four, 1Z21 14:15 Bury St Edmunds - Poole, 5Z21 23:18 Poole - Eastleigh, 56301 + 56311 6Z42 04:35 North Sheen - Eastleigh, 22:14 Eastleigh - North Sheen, 70013 + 37706 T+T 1Z67 08:44 Victoria - Weymouth one two three four five six seven eight nine ten, 1Z69 16:35Weymouth - Southampton - Laverstock - Waterloo one two three four five six seven eight
Thursday 7th August: 56301 + 56311 6Z42 04:35 North Sheen - Totton (appears to have gone to Eastleigh), 66044 + 60091 6X01 Scunthorpe - Eastleigh one two three four, 66044 + 60045 21:06 Eastleigh - Scunthorpe one two three, 57312 Willesden Brent - Eastleigh (for repaint to DRS colours), 66751 arrived Eastleigh - for repaint? one two, 67004 1Y91 11:42 Victoria - Hove
Friday 8th August: 73136 + 73107 5Z84 07:11 Eastleigh - Acton Lane one two
Saturday 9th August: 66848 (Colas) 4O29 08:14 Basford Hall - Maritime one two three

Further images of 66416 working 4O54: one two three four five

59003 is expected to return to the UK for DRS: one two three four
                 - Update: GBRf

17:26 Westbury - Eastleigh, 6th and 8th August 2014

Turkish built 70801 passes Redbridge as 0Z30 on Wednesday 6th.
On 8th August in pouring rain,a short and light 6Z30 is approaching Romsey led by 66849 Wylam Dilly (once Freightliner 66576) and ....
.... and 66850 David Maidment OBE (formerly Freightliner 66577).

The Dorset Coast Express, 7th August 2014

1Z67 08:44 Victoria - Weymouth, 1Z69 16:35Weymouth - Southampton - Laverstock - Waterloo

70013 Oliver Cromwell leading the down working at Southampton just after midday. 70013 is vacuum brake only. Image by Ian Knight.
37706 (D6716, Vulcan Foundry June 1961) leads the return working through Redbridge.
RMB (later RBR) 1860, bult at Wolverton to Lot 30670 in 1962 for the Eastern Region. In West Coast usage since 1994.
37706 approaching Millbrook - in West Coast ownership since December 2007, and returned to traffic one year later. Image by Ian Knight.
70013 passing Redbridge on the return to London.
FO 99121 JULIA originally M3105 built at Swindon to Lot 30697 in January 1963. To SLOA Pullman Rail as 99121 in November 1984 and to West Coast in November 1993.
37706 again on the rear of the train.

The tour on Wednesday 13th is cancelled because of planned action by the Fire Brigades Union.

Saturday, 2 August 2014

28th July - 2nd August 2014

At Dunbridge on 30th, 70806 on 6Z31 - leaving me with one 70/8 to see ....
.... which was 70808, seen at Romsey with 0Z31 on 1st August ....
.... with 70807 in tow. All 70/8's finally underlined!

Monday 28th July: 56301+56311 6Z56 10:10 Chaddesden - Totton one two three four five six, 6Z42 23:18 Totton - Fareham one two three four
Tuesday 29th July: 56301+56311 6Z42 05:57 Fareham - Eastleigh, 23:28 Eastleigh - Fareham, 73201 + 73207 1Q05 14:00 Hither Green - Eastleigh one two three
Wednesday 30th July: 56301+56311 6Z42 05:20 Fareham - Totton, 23:18 Totton - Fareham, 73201 + 73207 1Q05 06:15 Eastleigh - Southampton - Portsmouth & Southsea - Redbridge - Laverstock - Andover - Ludgershall - Andover - Laverstock - Redbridge - Eastleigh one two three four five six seven eight nine ten eleven twelve , 44932 + 37706 1Z67 08:44 Victoria - Weymouth one two three four five, 1Z69 16:35 Weymouth - Southampton - Laverstock - Waterloo one two three four five six seven, 57310 0Z68 12:38 Eastleigh - Willesden Brent
Thursday 31st July: 56301+56311 6Z42 05:20 Fareham - Totton, 23:18 Totton - Fareham, 73201 + 73207 1Q05 06:15 Eastleigh - Hamworthy Goods - Poole - Weymouth - Eastleigh - Totton - Eastleigh one two three four, 60045 Warrington - Western Docks (from Eastleigh)
Friday 1st August: 60045 00:35 Western Docks - Eastleigh, 56301+56311 6Z42 05:20 Fareham - Totton, 73201 + 73207 1Q05 04:51 Eastleigh - Fareham - Eastleigh - Northam - Hither Green, 67004 + 67006 5Z88 12:00 Chichester - Eastleigh one two, 5Z89 17:05 Eastleigh - Chichester
Saturday 2nd August: 56301+56311 6Z42 22:45 Totton - Effingham Jct
Sunday 3rd August: 56301+56311 6Z42 07:30 Effingham Jct - Totton one two three four

57310 was outshopped from repainting at Eastleigh on Tuesday in new DRS scheme named Pride of Cumbria (plates from withdrawn 47802) - wnxx.com/ Carl Watson

Track recording train at ZG, 31st July


9481 originally a Mk 2d BSO built to Lot 30824 at Derby in 1971, and allocated to the Eastern Region. Realloacated to the LMR from September 1979, and in use as a staff coach since 2009.
6261 was built as a BG M81284  by Pressed Steel, Linwood,  in 1957 to Lot 30323. Later 92088 and 92988, converted to 6261 in September 2003.
999550 was the last Mark 2f shell, added to the final order at Derby as Lot 3830 in the freight series, emerging in 1975. As the High Speed Track Recording Coach, it was always intended to run at up to 125 mph on B5 bogies, and ran in the Network Measurement Train HST for a number of years.
1256 was completed as a Mk 2f FO 3296 at Derby to Lot 30845 in 1973. Converted to 1256 in March 1991 to RFB Buffet Open First. It entereed departmental service in 2009 as a staff coach and is now a Plain Line Pattern Recognition Coach.

Friday, 1 August 2014

The Dorset Coast Express, 30th July 2014

1Z67 08:44 Victoria - Weymouth, 1Z69 16:35Weymouth - Southampton - Laverstock - Waterloo

44932 approaches Dunbridge with the return train to London, 30th July. 37706 was doing most of the work from the rear.
 37706 leads earlier at Redbridge. Image by Ian Knight.
44932 returns through Redbridge, heading for London. Image by Ian Knight.