Monday, 20 February 2017

Noted at Eastleigh, 18th February 2017


158881 has been refurbished and re-liveried, the 2nd of the 158/8's following 158880. It went to Brush at Loughborough on 24th December, and was released on 9th February.

70018 was on local duties bringing flats from Maritime for weekend storage in East Yard.

70010 with 4O90 05:27 Leeds - Maritime.


Sunday, 19 February 2017

Eastleigh Works, 18th February 2017


RMB 1813 was built at BR Wolverton to Lot 30520 entered traffic in March 1960, and came out of regular traffic in July 1992.

57011 has been in storage since June 2016, and was moved to Eastleigh Works in January to swap bogies with 57308. It arrived along with 57303, also seen in this picture. This locomotive was new as D1810 in February 1965 to D16 Toton. In May 1974 it became 47329, then rebuilt to 57011 in March 2000 for Freightliner.

Currently resident 08790.

Saturday, 18 February 2017

13th - 18th February 2017


37219 with 1Q52 at Totton, 14th February. The first coach is the former 'Mentor' 975091. Image by Ian Knight.

37254 at Totton Yard with the same train. Image by Ian Knight.

60054 passes St Denys on 17th with7V52. Image by Ian Knight.

Monday 13th February: 37219 + 37251 1Q51 11:15 Derby - Eastleigh - Weymouth - Eastleigh one two three
Tuesday 14th February: 37219 + 37251 1Q52 10:37 Eastleigh - Portsmouth Harbour - Litttlehampton - Portsmouth Harbour - Totton Yard - Havant - Guildford - Havant - Fareham - Woking - Lymington Pier - Eastleigh one two three four five six seven
Wednesday 15th February: 37219 + 37251 1Q53 11:38 Eastleigh - Southampton Up Yard - Wimbledon - Eastleigh - Southampton Up Yard - Wimbledon - Totton Yard - Eastleigh - Romsey - Eastleigh one two
Thursday 16th February: 37219 + 37251 1Q53 12:27 Eastleigh - Hither Green
Friday 17th February: 60054 7O51 05:00 Westbury - Hamworthy, 7V52 12:15 Hamworthy - Whatley - see below
Saturday 18th February:

70003 has been returned to an active pool, but is still at Leeds Midland Road, and 70016 is now in store. It is believed that there are problems related to both availability of wheelsets, and maintenance resources, for Class 70s at Leeds.

The Hamworthy Stone ran on Thursday with 59202 one two three and 60054 on Friday one two three four five

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Staff Panel at Westbury, 10th February 2017


On platform 3 at Westbury and rather useful! The CIS (Customer Information System) on the right can be viewed live, selecting a staff view for detail - apparently using Darwin data feeds. The signalling data may correspond with that at Open Train Times.

Monday, 13 February 2017

New Wagons at Westbury, Friday 10th February - 2: Astra Rail JNA


6C77 1240 Acton-Merehead (empties)

59102 Village of Chantry (GM EMD Nov 1990) arrives with the empties, having been held for some time outside of Westbury.

The consist was exclusively these new JNA wagons, from Astra in Romania, and with design similarities to the recently delivered DBC MMA's - no side door (clean out hatch) and two more pillars per side. The first wagon is 81 70 5500 194-2. 

Here is 81 70 5500 216-3. The number series for these JNA Ealnos boxes currently delivered goes up to '292', with allocations up to '378' although this involves other fleets. Hiveminer can see '318'.

The last wagon was 81 70 5500 181-9.

Sunday, 12 February 2017

New Wagons at Westbury, Friday 10th February - 1: Astra Rail HOA


6L21 13:30 Whatley - Dagenham

59206 John F Yeoman Rail Pioneer leads the train into Westbury.

The new HOA Bogie Aggregate Hopper wagons are leased from VTG and are dedicated to Mendip Rail service. 81 70 6957 111-2 was built by Astra Rail in Romania in 2016, being delivered in the September period (the lot runs up to number 115).

Similar 81 70 6957 068-4 on the rear of the train.

Colas at Westbury, Friday 10th February


Plasser & Theurer 08-4x4/4S-RT Switch & Crossing Tamper DR73905 (works number 1095 of 1998) running as 6J44 14:10 Westbury - Exeter Old Yard.

Three class 70s, led by 70810 were at the stabling point. 70809 arrived with 7C28 13:45 Exeter-Whatley, which was re-marshalled and worked forward by 60054.

37057 departed at 17:03, 23 minutes late, with 1Q06 16:40 Westbury - Weymouth - Woking.

70810 departs at 17:29 as a delayed  0A28 1700 Westbury - Hinksey.

66850 + 70809 wait for the green signal light to depart as 0O31 17:30 Westbury - Eastleigh (Almost dark - 1/60th f5.0 at ISO 2500)