Saturday, August 27, 2011

22nd - 27th August 2011

47832 repainted (again!) and awaiting collection from Eastleigh, 23rd August. Image by Chris Finch.
43124 + 43148 pass Romsey with 5Z30 St Philips Marsh - Fratton for a football special return trip to Cardiff, 27th August


Monday 22nd August: 67008 5O61 10:26 Wembley - Eastleigh
Tuesday 23rd August: 34067 1Z94 08:45 Victoria - Weymouth 1 2 3 4, 4492 (60019) 1Z95 16:35 Weymouth - Waterloo 1 2 3, 47790 + 47853 DIT 0Z47 09:50 Crewe Gresty Bridge - Eastleigh 
Wednesday 24th August: 47790 + 47832 5Z56 09:25 Eastleigh - Crewe
Thursday 25th August: 67008+37411+37416+37417 7Z37 05:22 Eastleigh - Basingstoke, 6Z37 07:10 Basingstoke - Didcot and onward to Carlisle Kingmoor 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Friday 26th August: 66431+ 66588 DIT 4O29 Trafford Park - Maritime (66588 had hit tree)
Saturday 27th August: 43124 + 43148 5Z30 12:31 St Philips Marsh - Fratton, 1Z31 17:26 Fratton - Cardiff


Eastleigh Works 23rd August - 47790, 47832 & 47853

Sunday, August 21, 2011

47712 stored

A relative regular on the Cruise Saver, 47712 is reported by WNXX to have been placed in pool XHSS for storage. At Eastleigh last Saturday it was noticed to be rather smoky.

Also, I understand that 47818 has a no-ETH restriction, which follows from its recent failure at Perth.

Update 27th August: I understand that 47712 required repairs to engine and wheelsets, and with acquisition of 47853 this was a better business case to put through repair.

Friday, August 19, 2011

14th - 20th August 2011

66101 in newly applied DB red leaves Eastleigh with 6V41 14:45 to Westbury, 16th August. Image by Ian Knight.
Newly repainted 66847 at Eastleigh Works (was 66574), 16th August. Image by Ian Knight.
73201 + 73138 at St Denys, 17th August. Image by Ian Knight.

Sunday 14th August: 47818 + 47712 5Z58 09:30 Eastern Docks - Eastleigh, 1Z58 10:59 Eastleigh - Edinburgh
Monday 15th August: 66006 + 67008 T+T 5O61 10:26 Wembley - Eastleigh
Tuesday 16th August: 4492 (60019) 1Z94 08:45 Victoria - Weymouth34067 1Z95 16:35 Weymouth - Waterloo
Wednesday 17th August: 70000 1Z87 08:05 Poole - Bristol, 1Z88 15:35 Bristol - Poole (failed at Warminster, relieved by 59203), 67008 5Z88 04:30 Eastleigh - Victoria, 60163 (+67002 to Eastleigh because no fireman!) 1Z90 08:45 Victoria - Weymouth, 73138 + 73201 T+T 1Q84 06.08 Woking - Eastleigh
Thursday 18th August: 67002 5Z92 00:03 Victoria - Eastleigh, 73138 + 73201 T+T 1Q85 08:00 Eastleigh - Grove Park
Friday 19th August: 66738 5Z30 10:25 Eastleigh - Peterborough, 67028 + 67008 1Z85 11:00 Chichester - Westbury, 1Z86 13:33 Westbury - Chichester, 66723 + 975978 + 508201 + 508210 + 975974 5O08 10:00 Donnington - Eastleigh 1 2, 66723 5E09 18:58 Eastleigh - Ferme Park
Saturday 20th August:
Sunday 21st August: 5Z08 09:55 Peterborough - Eastleigh, 0Z11 15:30 Eastleigh - Peterborough (will be 66/7, 55022 northbound in a drag to Donacaster)

This week's steam trains, 16th - 17th August 2011

Images by Ian Knight.

4492 (60019) 1Z94 08:45 Victoria - Weymouth 16/8
34067 1Z95 16:35 Weymouth - Waterloo 16/8
60163 1Z90 08:45 Victoria - Weymouth 17/8 (returned via Yeovil)
70000 1Z87 08:05 Poole - Bristol 17/8, 1Z88 15:35 Bristol - Poole (failed at Warminster, relieved by 59203)
 4492 Dominion of New Zealand at Millbrook
 34067 Tangmere at Redbridge on the return
 70000 Britannia passing St Denys
60163 Tornado approaches Beaulieu Road
 60163 in repose at Beaulieu Road

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Cruise Saver Express ECS, Eastleigh, 13th August 2011

47712 + 47818 0Z58 09:05 Crewe Gresty Bridge - Eastleigh, T+T 5Z58 16:15 Eastleigh - Eastern Docks
 47712 Pride of Carlisle + 47818 arrive from Crewe.
 47712 leads the stock out of the sidings.
 47818 appears to have been recovered from its failure at Perth on Monday. It had worked south from Carlisle to Crewe on Thursday.
47818 clags as it accelerates away.

Scotland, August 2011

67027 Rising Star approaches Aberdour with 2G13 17:08 Edinburgh - Fife Circle - Edinburgh, 1st August
The same locomotive and train on 2nd August, again at Aberdour.
 43300 Craigentinny in new 'East Coast' grey passes Dalgety Bay with an Aberdeen train, 3rd August
 90024 waiting for its next Caledonian Sleeper duty, Edinburgh, 3rd August
 New 380107 at Edinburgh for North Berwick services, 3rd August. The last 322 duties finished that week.
 91105 at Berwick in 'East Coast' grey, 3rd August
 67027 approaches Aberdour with 2G13, 4th August
57001 hauls 1H84 Royal Scotsman from Dundee to Edinburgh, passing Aberdour, 5th August
67019 and 90020 Collingwood at Edinburgh, 9th August
390029 at Haymarket with a service to Euston, 9th August

7th - 13th August 2011

66575 is at Eastleigh awaiting full repaint for Colas with renumber to 66848. Seen on 13th August


Sunday 7th  August: 1001 1Z91 07:00 Hastings - Poole, 1Z92 17:10 Poole - Hastings
Monday 8th August: 67029 5O61 10:26 Wembley - Eastleigh
Tuesday 9th August: 34067 1Z94 08:45 Victoria - Weymouth, 4492 (60019) 1Z95 16:25 Weymouth - Waterloo, 67002 + 67028 T+T 1Y93 09:44 Victoria - Eastern Docks, 1Y94 17:25 Eastern Docks - Victoria
Wednesday 10th August: 
Thursday 11th August:
Friday 12th August:
Saturday 13th August:


66303 and 66305 continue in use on Freightliner duties

66723 at Odiham 1 2 3

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Northern Belle in Scotland, 6th - 8th August

47790 Galloway Princess + 47818 pass Aberdour with 1Z36 08:26 Kings Cross - Inverness 'Northern Belle', 6th August
47790 with 1Z13 15:00 Dunfermline - Aberdeen on the rarely used Inverkeithing North Jct. - East Jct. chord, 7th August
47790 (once D1973 of Haymarket) clags as it sets of up Dalgety Bank from Inverkeithing East Jct.
47790 with 1Z38 08:37 Inverness - Kings Cross, passing Aberdour, 8th August. 47818 was removed at Perth with reported ETH and brake problems, and moved to Carlisle by 66427 on 9th August

Waverley Route - Whitrope and Riccarton, 28th July 2011

The Whitrope scheme is currently developing, however that at Riccarton Junction has sadly imploded.
 The southern portal of Whitrope Tunnel, the fourth longest in Scotland at 1208 yds, opened in 1862 and closed to rail traffic in January 1969. Closed to walkers around 2002 after a small collapse immediately inside this south portal.
Mk2 BSO 9400 at Whitrope Heritage Centre. Originally preserved at Errol Station, following years in ScR service. Telephone box on platform reflects that once on the platform at Riccarton Jct.
TSRB 69316 was part of 4-BIG 7046 / 2108 / 2258. Both coaches are better painted on the platform side.
 Fowler 4240015, formerly of Hartlepool Power Station
 On the trackbed not far from Whitrope, facing in the down direction towards Hawick
Further south a bridge remains in use as part of Forestry Commission access. LNER V2s and Pacifics, and later first generation diesels were once daily sights here. Again facing towards Whitrope.
 The remains of Riccarton Jct are once again desolate and returning to nature. Facing towards Steele Road and Newcastleton.
 The remains of the station master's house in the background.
Looking towards Whitrope
http://www.wrha.org.uk/
http://riccartonjunction.org/history.html


http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=353234&Y=598960&A=Y&Z=120


http://www.railbrit.co.uk/location.php?loc=Whitrope
http://www.railbrit.co.uk/location.php?loc=Riccarton%20Junction


http://www.forgottenrelics.co.uk/tunnels/gallery/whitrope.html
http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=61673


http://www.erichall.eu/2008s010.html
http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/scotland/Railway-feud-erupts-into-bitter.2443958.jp
http://www.thesouthernreporter.co.uk/news/local-headlines/derailed_boss_steamed_up_over_shunting_1_93154

70s on Shap, 28th July 2011

 70006 at Greenholme with 6C16 08:07 Basford Hall - Carlisle Yard
 A closer view of 70006
One minute later came 70010 with empties 6Z25 10:02  from Carlisle Yard for Shap Quarry (run round at Tebay)

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Dorset Coast Express - 9th August 2011

Images by Ian Knight. 34067 1Z94 08:45 Victoria - Weymouth, 4492 1Z95 16:25 Weymouth - Waterloo
 34067 approaches Beaulieu Road with the down working
 Having watered 34067 is on its way to Weymouth
4492 Commonwealth of New Zealand (60019) passes Redbridge on the up working

Friday, August 5, 2011

1st - 6th August 2011

47818 + 47790 with the Cruise Saver Express at St Denys, 2nd August. Image by Ian Knight.
70000 Britannia passes St Denys with 'The Bath Spa Express', 3rd August. Image by Ian Knight.
Hybrid 153399 on 11:11 Westbury - Southampton passing Redbridge, 30th July. Image by Ian Knight.

Monday 1st August: 31465 3Q08 21:59 Eastleigh - Selhurst
Tuesday 2nd August: 47818 + 47790 1Z57 05:50 Edinburgh - Eastern Docks, 5Z57 Eastern Docks - Eastleigh, 4492 (60019) 1Z94 08:45 Victoria - Weymouth, 34067 1Z95 16:25 Weymouth - Waterloo,
Wednesday 3rd August: 70000 5Z86 04:50 Eastleigh - Poole, 1Z87 08:05 Poole - Bristol, 1Z88 15:35 Bristol - Poole, 5Z89 20:13 Poole - Eastleigh, 47818 + 47790 0Z25 09:25 Eastleigh - Gresty Bridge
Thursday 4th August: 67028 5Z65 00:05 Eastleigh - Ely
Friday 5th August:  67016 5Z91 13:25 Prestonpans - Eastleigh
Saturday 6th August:

66303 & 66305 continued to operate on Freightliner duties

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Dorset Coast Express - 2nd August 2011

Images by Ian Knight
 4492 Dominion of New Zealand (60019) approaches Beaulieu Road through recently reduced foliage.
 Beaulieu Road can be seen in the distance
Following a water stop, 4492 is between Beaulieu Road and Brockenhurst.