Saturday, 18 November 2017

Diesels at the South Devon Railway, 18th October 2017


6737 (37037) new in May 1962.
37275 new in April 1965.

D7612 (25262, 25901) new in April 1966. 
55000 goes back a long way for me, as it was part of the Haymarket dmu fleet in the 1970s.

50002 was under a tarpaulin.

Friday, 17 November 2017

13th - 18th November 2017


Monday 13th November:
Tuesday 14th November: 37254 3Qxx 23:10 Woking - Eastleigh
Wednesday 15th November: 37254 3Q01 20:47 Eastleigh - Weymouth - Fratton - St Denys - Eastleigh one two
Thursday 16th November: 37254 at Eastleigh Works, 3Qxx 20:34 Eastleigh - Wareham - Eastleigh - Reading
Friday 17th November:
Saturday 18th November: 35028 1Z80 10:12 Victoria - Grateley, 1Z81 12:56 Grateley - Laverstock - Romsey - Redbridge - Eastleigh - Victoria

Eastleigh Works: 24Oct - 27Oct - 31Oct

FRGT 1447 Eastleigh to Wool Mod Siding Gbrf
Runs on 13th December 2017

Saturday, 11 November 2017

DCR fleet for sale, 11th November 2017


Many seen here when the Railvac was kept at Totton.

Some of the Class 31s are familiar to us from the Wessex Railways T&T service, when operated by Fragonset.

For sale:
31190     Stored serviceable         Wolsingham
31452     In service                 Washwood Heath
31454     Component recovery         Washwood Heath
31468     Component recovery         Wolsingham
31601     Component recovery         Washwood Heath
31602     Component recovery         Wolsingham   

56091     Stored unserviceable       Washwood Heath
56103     Stored unserviceable       Washwood Heath
56128     Component recovery         Washwood Heath
56303     In service (yesterday)     Washwood Heath
56311     Stored unserviceable       Washwood Heath
56312     Stored serviceable         Washwood Heath

PDF of the offer document

"Bid submissions: 16/11/17 midday
Washwood Heath locomotives must be collected by Tuesday 28th November."

Full circumstances and background not yet known.

6th - 11th November 2017


BSO 9521 following repair at Eastleigh Works, 4th November. In 2015 this was in Fife Circle service.

Monday 6th November: 
Tuesday 7th November:
Wednesday 8th November: (SWR affected by strike action); 37423 0Z70 01:08 Crewe - Eastleigh, (with coach 9521) 5Z68 10:20 Eastleigh - Norwich one two three four
Thursday 9th November: (SWR affected by strike action)
Friday 10th November:
Saturday 11th November:

South Western Railway passengers to benefit from £50m train refurbishment upgrade (Class 444 and 450)
"Work will be undertaken at Eastleigh, with investment being made in local facilities as well as procurement from Axminster Carpets, located on the South Western Railway network."

47739 has been restored to traffic, on test so far one

Sunday, 5 November 2017

66098 66131 66096 triple head through Romsey, 4th November 2017

66098 + 66131 + 66096 leading 2 STVA (a SNCF subsidiary) 'IPA V' quad 4 wheel car carriers

23.87.4375.027-1
23.87.4375.012-3

6Z12 12:42 Newport Alexandra Dock Junction - Eastleigh Yard

Passing Romsey in low light about 5 minutes before sunset.

Approaching Romsey, it seems less leaves on the trees than in preceding years. For some reason the driver is leaning out of the cab at this moment.




23.87.4375.012-3 on the rear, built by Arbel Fauvet, Douai, France in 1978.

Another picture of the working, again after Westbury.

Saturday, 4 November 2017

30th October - 4th November 2017


66739 Bluebell Railway at Eastleigh, 4th November (also the following pictures). Formerly 66579.

158887 was returned from overhaul in the new SWR colours on 5th October. Paired here with a 159 on an augmented Romsey train, covering football traffic for St Mary's.

444040 which was the launch unit for the SWR colours.

66100 passes with 4O40 10:44 Morris Cowley - Eastern Docks.

Monday 30th October:
Tuesday 31st October: 37057 + 37116 1Qxx 20:42 Woking - Eastleigh; 37175 3Qxx 23:38 Woking - Eastleigh
Wednesday 1st November: 37057 + 37116 1Q66 07:47 Eastleigh - Fawley - Eastleigh - Romsey - Laverstiock - Andover - Ludgershall - Andover - Woking one two three four five six seven, 37175 3Q15 22:59 Eastleigh - Hove - Eastleigh one
Thursday 2nd November: 37175 3Qxx 21:17 Eastleigh - Totton Yard - Eastleigh - Reading
Friday 3rd November:
Saturday 4th November:

Eastleigh Works: 02Oct - 04Oct - 10Oct - 16Oct

158890 went to Brush on the 1st November: one
158888 returned from Brush to Salisbury on 2nd: one two three four five

Saturday, 28 October 2017

23rd - 28th October 2017


Stored 47812 at Eastleigh Works, 25th October.

66115 with a single set of car carriers, going into the T&RSMD, having arrived from Hinksey behind 66536, 25th October.

66774 at Eastleigh, 25th October.

Monday 23rd October: 37057 + 37116 1Q51 11:15 Derby - Eastleigh - Weymouth - Eastleigh
Tuesday 24th October: 37057 + 37116 1Q52 10:46 Eastleigh - Portsmouth & Southsea - Littlehampton - Portsmouth & Southsea - Totton Yard - Havant - Guildford - Fareham - Eastleigh - Woking - Lymington Pier - Eastleigh one two three four five six
Wednesday 25th October: 37057 + 37116 1Q53  1Q53 11:57 Eastleigh - Southampton Down Loop - Wimbledon Park -Eastleigh - Southampton Down Loop - Wimbledon Park - Totton Yard - Eastleigh - Romsey - Eastleigh one two three four five six
Thursday 26th October: 37057 + 37116 1Q54 12:27 Eastleigh - Hither Green one
Friday 27th October:

South Western Railway awards Class 442 refurbishment contract
Railway Gazette
Kiepe Electric

GBRf are starting Western Docks - Hams Hall traffic, starting from 1st November as an STP path
4M69 02:34 Western Docks - Hams Hall from 1st Nov
4O77 17:25 Hams Hall - Western Docks (arr 22:27)