Tuesday, 31 December 2013

SRPS Diesel Gala, 29th December 2013

A set of 36 pictures is available on SkyDrive.

37401 Mary Queen of Scots is now restored, and spent the second day of the gala at the Bo'ness end of the train, providing ETH, This picture reminds me of its display at the Haymarket Rail Festival in August 1985.
37401 returns to Bo'ness in the later light of the afternoon.
The largest crowd was present when 55022 Royal Scots Grey came out, with the owner at the controls.
DC Rail 56312 Jeremiah Dixon about to come onto its train.

37175 WS Sellar (for Colas) & 47739 Robin of Templecombe were both present, but not for suitable photography while I was there.

SRPS Diesel Goup and on Facebook
37401 Restoration Gallery

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Saturday, 28 December 2013

23rd - 28th December 2013

58008 at Milford, Salisbury, 16th September 1995. Image by David Mant.  Understood to still be intact at Eastleigh, although 58017 is now being cut up, with ony cab remaining.

Monday 23rd December: 34046 1Z92 09:55 Waterloo - Salisbury, 1Z94 15:41 Salisbury - Southampton - Victoria, 59004 + 59102 + 59103 0Z40 13:35 Merehead - Eastleigh for attention over holiday period
Tuesday 24th December:
Wednesday 25th December:
Thursday 26th December: 
Saturday 28th December:

Eastleigh Works photo updates: 12Dec - 19Dec - 24Dec

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Rocket 150, The Great Railway Exposition, Liverpool Road, Manchester, 10th September 1980

Rocket 150 took place in 1980, marking the 150th anniversary of the Rainhill Trials in 1829 and the Liverpool & Manchester Railway the following year. The Great Railway Exposition at Liverpool Road took place from 2nd August to 14th September.

On  Wednesday10th September 1980, I made a long student railcard journey to Manchester to see the exhibition, which took place at Liverpool Road station, now the Museum of Science & Industry. Also on the same day was a visit to Dinting, and my only opportunity to see the Class 76 electrics, of which regrettably no photos, partially because I was within a Class 506 EMU. Notable in my memory was the delay of the last train north that evening from Preston to Edinburgh, but my onward connection was thankfully held at Haymarket.  No mobile phones or RealTimeTrains in those days.

Coverage of the cavalcade at Rainhill is available on BBC iPlayer, presented by the late Brian Redhead. It is delightful to again hear his style of words, and I noted a  Class 40 in the background while he was presenting at 03:36. Cheltenham  is seen in steam at 27:03.

Also in retrospect, it is strange to reflect that this event took place only 12 years after the end of BR Steam.

The NRM Rocket replica giving very short rides at Liverpool Road. The poster says "Ask us today about coal, the fuel of the future". The building in the background is the Lower Campfield Market Hall, of 1882 now the air and space hall at the museum.
A more general view of the same location with Rocket in motion. The Class 08 on the left was 08477 which at the time was allocated to Longsight. This locomotive was new from Crewe to order E496  in January 1959 as D3592, and was withdrawn in December 1986, after which it was disposed of at Allerton depot in March 1990. In June 1980 it has been through works attention at BREL Swindon, just prior to the exhibition.
24081 (CD) was the last survivor of the class, by over a year at this time, and was on display at the exhibition soon before it was withdrawn in the following month. It had already worked its last revenue train in January 1980, and was used for exhibitions through the year. I was pleasantly surprised to find it here that day, there was always an element of surprise in those days, with no internet, and magazines publishing information which was a month to six weeks in the past. 24081 is now working on the Gloucester Warwickshire Railway.
Considering that my camera was an Instamatic, it is amazining that this picture worked out at all. The locomotives I can identify are:
Dane Road was a station in southern Manchester, now on Metrolink.
4472 Flying Scotsman, with 6115 Scots Guardsman in the background and Gresley Buffet coach 24287 to the right.
44008 Penyghent is seen rather lonely at the west end of the site. By this time only three members of the class existed, and these were all withdrawn two months later in November 1980. Now working at Peak Rail.

My spotting record from the grand day out:

Another set from the same exhibition - notable that the exhibits were moved around the site
Pictures of transition of the MOSI site

Saturday, 21 December 2013

16th - 21st December 2013


Sunday 15th December: 31190 + 56312 6Z41 09:05 Branksome - Totton Yd one two, 56312 0Z56 14:15 Totton Yd - Maritime - Romsey - Washwood Heath
Monday 16th December: 44871 + 45407 1Z82 07:45 Victoria - Havant - Eastleigh - Romsey - Yeovil Jct one two three four, 1Z84 16:42 Yeovil Jct - Romsey - Eastleigh - Havant - Victoria, 56312 + 50026 + 50031 + '50135' 0Z51 13:21 Kidderminster - Salisbury - Romsey - Eastleigh one two three four, 56312 0Z56 21:26 Eastleigh - Totton Yd, 31190 + 56312 6Z42 22:47 Totton Yd - Weymouth, 56113 6Z30 17:23 Westbury - Eastleigh one two, 6Z31 20:12 Eastleigh - Westbury 
Tuesday 17th December: 
Wednesday 18th December: 60045 Eastleigh - Western Docks, 6B44 Western Docks - Eastleigh one two three four
Thursday 19th December: 37218 1Q23 13;44 Salisbury - Redbridge - Southampton - (Redbridge) Chandlers Ford - Westbury - Andover - Reading - Theale - Reading - Andover - Salisbury - Andover - Reading - Old Oak Common one two, 60045 6B93 09:48 Eastleigh - Fawley one two, 6B94 12:05 Fawley - Eastleigh one two56113 6Z30 15:30 Westbury - Eastleigh, 6Z31 20:12 Eastleigh - Westbury
Friday 20th December: 31190 + 56312 6Z41 04:40 Weymouth - Totton Yd, 6Z42 10:13 Totton Yd - Doncaster Decoy one two three four
Saturday 21st December:

Saturday, 14 December 2013

9th - 14th December 2013

47818 at Eastleigh Works, 14th December, having arrived on Friday.
57301 & 57303 await further duties at Eastleigh, 14th December

C-stock 5582 for disposal at Eastleigh, 14th December. Withdrawn during November, to Northwood on 28th.
44871 + 45407 with the 'Cathedrals Express' to Chichester, Shawford, 14th December. The majority of the train was SRPS Railtours stock.

Monday 9th December: 44871 + 45407 1Z82 07:41 Ipswich - (steam from Willesden) - Winchester one two three four five six seven eight, 5Z83 14:02 Winchester - Eastleigh one two three, 5Z84 16:50 Eastleigh - Winchester, 1Z84 17:09 Winchester - (steam to Willesden) - Ipswich, 67005 5O61 09:52 Wembley - Eastleigh, 31190 6Z42 11:17 Par - Romsey - Eastleigh- Totton one two three, 31190 + 56312 6Z42 22:00 Totton - Waterloo
Tuesday 10th December: 31190 + 56312 6Z41 04:55 Waterloo - Totton, 6Z42 22:22 Totton - Waterloo
Wednesday 11th December: 31190 + 56312 6Z41 04:55 Waterloo - Totton, 6Z42 22:00 Totton - Waterloo one two
Thursday 12th December: 31190 + 56312 6Z41 04:55 Waterloo - Totton, 6Z42 22:00 Totton - Waterloo, 67005 + 67011 5Z34 13:01 Salisbury - Eastleigh one two, 5Z35 16: 20 Eastleigh - Salisbury
Friday 13th December: 31190 + 56312 6Z41 04:55 Waterloo - Totton, 6Z43 10:13 Totton - Eastleigh one two three four five six seven eight, 6Z44 13:30 Eastleigh - Totton, 47818 0Z47 05:35 Crewe - Eastleigh Works one two three, 47790 0Z48 14:30 Eastleigh - Willesden (was to be to Crewe)
Saturday 14th December: 44871 + 45407 1Z82 08:24 Southend - Eastleigh - Chichester one two three four five six, 31190 + 56313 6Z41 22:00 Totton - Moreton (Dorset)

Eastleigh Works update: 12Dec

Colas 70805 in transit across USA from Erie, PA, also here & some more info

Cathedrals Express formation was Black 5's + support coach 35517 + 4836 + 21241 + 5239 + 4831 + 4856 + 1666 + 3150 + 3115 + 3096. Those linked are to their home at SRPS Railtours, except for 1666 which appears to be from the NYMR.

RAIB appeal for pictures of 34067 at and after departure from Waterloo on Saturday 23rd November

Thursday, 12 December 2013

58002, 58017, 58037 cut up at Eastleigh, 12th December 2013

Report on WRGEN today to say that 58002, 58017 and 58037 have been cut-up on site at Eastleigh. Work may be starting on 58008.

Most recent coverage for these locomotives.

UPDATE 14Dec: Cutting activity has been executed on 58002 and 58037 down to the engine and frames, the other pair are as they were.

UPDATE 28Dec: 58002 and 58037 are cut up. 58017 reduced to one cab and frame, 58008 intact.

UPDATE 09Jan: 58017 now cut. All 3 scrapped locomotives removed from TOPS.

Saturday, 7 December 2013

"The Bath Christmas Market" returns through Romsey, 7th December 2013


2nd - 7th December 2013

44871 + 45407 The Lancashire Fusilier pass Lockerley, 7th December.
The train was "The Bath Christmas Market" organised by The Railway Touring Co.
The double headed Black 5's are substituting for the failed 34067 Tangmere
The return train, seen passing Romsey, was then 5 minutes late, but was right time by Hedge End.

Monday 2nd December: 
Tuesday 3rd December: 56312 0Z57 11:30 Washwood Heath - Basingstoke - Totton one two three56113 6Z30 17:23 Westbury - Eastleigh, 6Z31 20:12 Eastleigh - Westbury
Wednesday 4th December: 73138 + 73201 1Q31 06:06 Hither Green - Southampton DGL - Southampton - Southampton UGL - Hither Green, 60045 6O34 06:56 Eastleigh - Fawley, 56312 0Z56 11:16 Totton Yard - Eastleigh - Laverstock - Andover, 6Z56 13:20 Andover - West Ealing Loop
Thursday 5th December: 67006 5Z15 02:47 Eastleigh - Bristol, 44871 + 45407 + 57313 1Z44 08:45 Victoria - Havant - Eastleigh - Bath one two three four five six seven eight nine ten eleven twelve thirteen, 1Z45 17:47 Bath - Salisbury, 57313 Salisbury - Eastleigh - Havant - Victoria (44871 + 45407 to Southall via Andover), 60045 6B93 09:53 Eastleigh - Fawley, 6B94 12:05 Fawley - Eastleigh 
Friday 6th December: 67006 5Z66 00:10 Bristol - Eastleigh
Saturday 7th December: 44871 + 45407 1Z84 07:55 Three Bridges - Bristol one two three four five six seven eight nine ten eleven twelve thirteen fourteen, 1Z85 16:35 Bristol - Three Bridges, 56312 0Z56 18:02 West Ealing - Totton

70801 moved from Landore to Cardiff - now expected to be for repainting. one two three four


Saturday, 30 November 2013

25th - 30th November 2013

37405 leads "The Festive Festival Express" from Whitchurch (Shropshire) to Portsmouth, at Romsey, 30th November.
The train then continued to Eastleigh for servicing.
37405 was new as D6982 in June 1965 from Vulcan Foundry, allocated to 86A (Cardiff Canton). It was converted to 37405 in August 1985. Following EWS service, returned to service for DRS in March 2013.
37261 was on the rear. New as D6961 from Vulcan Foundry in January 1965 and allocated to Sheffield Darnall. EWS stopped using it in 1999, after which it saw usage in France. In East Lancs and NYMR service with Ian Riley in early 2004, then sold to West Coast in May that year, working on Royal Scotsman duties through 2005 as Loch Arkaig. Then onwards to DRS, working from late 2005 with some periods in store, including at Eastleigh. Overhauled, return to traffic February 2012. This is only its second railtour duty since sale to DRS.
37261 had been run around at Salisbury, to provide top&tail for exit from Portsmouth Harbour.
A few minutes earlier, Ian Knight captured 37405 leading the train at Dunbridge.

Monday 25th November: 56303 + 31190 (from Derby) 6Z41 08:00 Doncaster Decoy - Totton one two three, 6Z42 22:00 Totton - Wool, 60045 6X01 10:17 Scunthorpe - Eastleigh one two three four, 60045 + 66115 6E15 21:06 Eastleigh - Scunthorpe
Tuesday 26th November: 31190 + 56303 6Z41 05:40 Wool - Eastleigh, 6Z42 21:30 Eastleigh - Wool, 60045 0O01 10:36 Doncaster - Eastleigh, 56113 6Z30 17:23 Westbury - Eastleigh, 6Z31 20:12 Eastleigh - Westbury (?)
Wednesday 27th November: 31190 + 56303 6Z41 05:50 Wool - Totton one two, 6Z42 22:00 Totton - Wool, 47727 0Z80 10:13 Eastleigh - Fairwater, Taunton., 33029 + 44871 5Z86 09:45 Southall - Poole one two three four five six, 56113  6Z30 17:23 Westbury - Eastleigh, 60045 + 66149 6N70 23:05 Eastleigh - Sherborne
Thursday 28th November: 60045 + 66149 6N70 04:20 Gillingham - Eastleigh, 60045 0Y20 10:12 Eastleigh - Ludgershall, 6Y21 12:39 Ludgershall - Eastleigh (cable train) one two three, 31190 + 56303 6Z41 05:50 Wool - Totton, 6Z42 22:00 Totton - Wool, 44871 Poole - Bristol (rescued by 33029 after stall on Parkstone Bank) one two three four five six seven eight nine, 44871 + 33029 Bristol - Poole one two three four five, 56113 0Z56 14:19 Eastleigh - Westbury, 33202 on M3 to Swanage on loan while 33111 needs repair
Friday 29th November: 31190 + 56303 6Z41 05:50 Wool - Totton, 6Z42 10:21 Totton - Doncaster Decoy one two, 33029 + 44871 5Z89 10:12 Poole - Southall one two three, 37419 3Q08 22:05 Woking - Tisbury - Romsey - Eastleigh - Salisbury - Basingstoke
Saturday 30th November: 37261 + 37405 1Z42 05:01 Whitchurch (Shropshire) - Salisbury - Romsey - Eastleigh - Portsmouth Harbour - Eastleigh one two three four five six seven eight nine ten eleven, 1Z43 15:13 Eastleigh - Portsmouth Harbour - Southampton - Salisbury - Whitchurch one two three

Formation of the steam train was: 35517+ 99127 + 99125 (3113) + 99316 (13321 - kitchen) + 99122 (3106) + 99121 (3105) + 99350 (350) + 99348 (348) + 99311 (1882) + 4973 + 99304 (21256)

Formation for "The Festive Festival Express" was: 17105 + 3100 + 1671 + 3149 + 3147 + 3122 + 1813 + 4998 + 4949 + 4946

Monday, 25 November 2013

56303 and 66850 at Romsey, 25th November 2013



56303 + Railvac + 31190 6Z41 08:00 Doncaster Decoy to Totton. 56303 was new as 56125 from BREL Crewe in October 1983, and fell out of use in 1999, until revived for FastLine in 2006.

66850 David Maidment OBE 6Z31 20:12 Eastleigh - Westbury. This locomotive was Freightliner 66577.

Saturday, 23 November 2013

The Capital Christmas Express, 23rd November 2013

34067 Tangmere leads 1Z92 07:25 Weymouth - Waterloo through Redbridge. The headcode is not in the guide.
A footplate crew member looks through the window on the curve.
47580 County of Essex on the rear of the formation - rather sensible in light of the delay last year.

UPDATE: Tangmere got into difficulties about ¼ mile east of Winchfield on the return trip, with part of connecting rod reported coming apart from crosshead, and some damage to 3rd rail equipment. The train was terminated at Basingstoke some 200 minutes late, and 47580 took the steam locomotive and stock to Acton Lane Yard, for return to Southall.

18th - 23rd November 2013

 
DRS colours remain on 66420, Maritime, 23rd November. Locomotive is out of service N120 - cylinder heads, gaskets and seals.
70008 was on super shunter duties
Temporarily reformed as a two-car, 159108 is on Salisbury - Southampton workings, 23rd November.
RHTT duties for DR98927, working 3S84 duty from Eastleigh, here passing Redbridge while working Salisbury - Southampton.

Sunday 17th November: 31190 + 56303 6Z31 19:00 Wimbledon -Totton
Monday 18th November: 31190 + 56303 6Y69 11:06 Totton - Eastleigh, 6Yxx 14:00 Eastleigh - Totton, 6Z42 22:55 Totton - Surbiton, 47727 6Z32 11:23 Westbury - Eastleigh, 0Z47 13:40  Eastleigh - Westbury
Tuesday 19th November: 31190 + 56303 6Z42  04:45 Surbiton -Totton, 6Z42 23:15 Totton - Surbiton
Wednesday 20th November: 31190 + 56303 6Z41 04:45 Surbiton - Totton (to Eastleigh), 6Z42 23:15 Totton - Surbiton,  66726 + 47812 + 47815 0Z36 09:30 Eastleigh - Crewe one two three four five six, 37601 6Z30 07:34 Crewe - Eastleigh one two three four five
Thursday 21st November: 31190 + 56303 6Z41 04:45 Surbiton - Totton, 6Z42 23:15 Totton - Surbiton, 47727 0Z47 10:16 Westbury - Eastleigh, 37601 0Z30 11:23 Eastleigh - Crewe one two
Friday 22nd November: 31190 + 56303 6Z41 04:45 Surbiton - Totton, 31190 0Z31 10:13 Totton - Taunton, 56303 6Z41 10:16 Totton - Doncaster one two three, 47580 + 34067 5Z90 09:45 Southall - Weymouth one two three four
Saturday 23rd November: 34067 + 47580 T+T 1Z92 07:25 Weymouth - Waterloo one two three four five six seven eight nine ten eleven twelve, 1Z94 17:48 Waterloo - Weymouth  (cancelled at Basingstoke)

Eastleigh Works update - 19Nov

Saturday, 16 November 2013

11th - 16th November 2013

66613 with 6O49 12:40 Theale - Wool sand empties, passing Crampmoor, between Romsey and Chandlers Ford.
HIA 'Wagon of the Week' is 369034. the last in the formation.
66095 + 66099 + 66184 + 66110 + 66137 running through Romsey as 0X12 10:25 Margam - Eastleigh, with 10 locos to Westbury, then 5 as seen here.
66137 on the rear - it is noticeably darker than a week ago at the same time. Route today was via the booked route through Redbridge.

Sunday 10th November: 31190 + 31452 6Z31 05:50 Winnersh - Totton one two
Monday 11th November: 47813 5Z30 07:34 Crewe - Eastleigh one two, 31190 + 31452 6Z31 10:01 Totton - Eastleigh, 6Z32 22:15 Eastleigh - Feltham, 47727 6Z30 17:23 Westbury - Eastleigh, 6Z31 20:12 Eastleigh - Westbury, 73107 + 73201 3Q01 23:18 Hither Green - Botley - Fareham - Eastleigh - Southampton - Eastleigh
Tuesday 12th November:  31190 + 31452 6Z31  04:50 Feltham - Eastleigh, 31452 0Z31 13:12 Totton - Washwood Heath one two, 31190 6Z32 Totton - Feltham, 47813 + 47853 0Z47 11:25 Eastleigh - Crewe one two three
Wednesday 13th November: 73107 + 73201 3Q02 01:47 Eastleigh - Hither Green, 31190 6Z31 04:35 Feltham - Eastleigh, 0Z31 20:11 Totton - Eastleigh, 0Z32 21:10 Eastleigh - Totton, 6Z32 22:00 Totton - Staines
Thursday 14th November: 31190 6Z31 04:20 Whitton Jct - Totton, 56303 0Z56 15:30 Washwood Heath - Totton. 31190 + 56303 6Z32 22:00 Totton - Staines
Friday 15th November: 31190 + 56303 6Z31 04:20 Staines - Totton, 6Z32 20:11 Totton - Eastleigh, 47727 0Z30 17:23 Westbury - Eastleigh, 6Z31 20:12 Eastleigh - Westbury
Saturday 16th December: 31190 + 56303 6Z32 22:35 Eastleigh - Wimbledon

DRS Class 68 seen on test, how much longer for the DRS 47 fleet?

The formation of 6O49 is recorded as
369005 369059 369027 369046 369080 369006 369065 369048 369097 369087 369115 369079 369066 369056 369100 369110 369034


Sunday, 10 November 2013

Saturday afternoon at Romsey, 9th November 2013

After seeing 37194 at Shawford, it was onwards to Romsey for three consecutive hours where freight and engineering related workings worked through the Romsey - Eastleigh single track section.

66957 Stephenson Locomotive Society with 6O49 12:40 Theale - Wool stopped at Romsey at 15:28 to pick up a dayglo clad railway person.
HIA "Wagon of the Week" is 369080, again much the same rake was running as in recent weeks.
This convoy only started at Westbury, 15:23 to Eastleigh. 66148 + 66003 + 66094 + 66167 + 66093, passing at 16:25.
66093 on the rear.
31190 + 31452 pass at 17:29 with 6Z00 11:03 Chaddesden - Totton, with the Railvac in tow.

Saturday, 9 November 2013

4th - 9th November 2013

DBSO 9703 leads 3Z04 14:32 Eastleigh - Derby, running a few minutes earlier at Shawford.
37194 providing power on the rear of the train.
Earlier the train had worked back from Exeter, and I was woken up this morning by passing "tractor" noise.

Sunday 3rd November: 31190 + 31452 6Z31 08:30 Northam - Eastleigh
Monday 4th November: 31190 + 31452 6Z31 10:30 Eastleigh - Totton, 6Z00 10:15 Totton - Selby one two three four five six, 56113 6Z30 17:23 Westbury - Eastleigh, 0Z31 20:12 Eastleigh - Westbury
Tuesday 5th November: 66718 + 66721 5Z40 06:11 Eastleigh - Victoria one two, 5Z41 14:30 Victoria - Eastleigh one two three four66143 0V62 09:13 Fawley - St Philips Marsh, 6C62 15:31 St Philips Marsh - Tavistock Jct, 6O34 21:38 Tavistock Jct - Fawley (last Tavistock Tanks - picking up the empties), 56113 6Z30 17:23 Westbury - Eastleigh, 0Z31 20:12 Eastleigh - Westbury
Wednesday 6th November: 73119 + 73141 + translator + 977087 + 64720 (508210) + 64710 (508208) + 975875 + 73212 + 73136 7Y08 08:35 Eastleigh - Western Docks one two three four five, 5Y08 14:00 Western Docks - Eastleigh, 67006 1Z64 13:05 Hook - Laverstock - Redbridge - Eastleigh - Romsey - Laverstock - Hook one two
Thursday 7th November: 56113 6Z30 17:23 Westbury - Eastleigh6Z31 20:12 Eastleigh - Westbury
Friday 8th November: 67019 1Y91 11:42 Victoria - Hove, 37194 3Z06 08:04 Derby - Eastleigh one two three, 22:04 Eastleigh Redbridge - Salisbury - Exeter - Salisbury - Romsey - Eastleigh
Saturday 9th November: 37194 3Z04 14:32 Eastleigh - Derby, 31190 + 31452 (from Washwood Heath) 6Z00 11:03 Chaddesden Sidings - Totton one two three, 6Z32 22:40 Totton - Winnersh

Eastleigh Works Updates: 6th Nov - 8th Nov

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Wool Sand Empties from Theale, 2nd November 2013

FLHH 66525 passing Dunbridge with the Theale to Wool sand empties. Yet another set of new platform lights here (actually from 2012) - it was tungsten lighting when I first went there.
Running today as 6O49 10:23 Theale - Wool.
Detail of white HIA 369048. In general, the set seems to be the same as a week ago.

28th October - 2nd November 2013

31452, with 31190 in the distance, with the Railvac at Totton, 27th October, having returned early from Botley via Fareham.

Sunday 27th October: 31190 + 31452 6Z31 09:05 Botley - Totton
Monday 28th October: 31190 + 31452 6Z56 12:38 Totton - Eastleigh - Romsey - Crediton
Tuesday 29th October: 66136 6V62 09:13 Fawley - St Philips Marsh one two three four five six seven eight nine ten eleven twelve, 6C62 15:31 St Philips Marsh - Tavistock Jct one two, 6O34 21:38 Tavistock Jct - Fawley (the last Tavistock Tanks)
Wednesday 30th October: 56113 6Z30 17:23 Westbury - Eastleigh, 6Z31 20:12 Eastleigh - Westbury
Thursday 31st October: 31190 + 31452 0Z66 10:11 Kings Cross - Eastleigh, 56113 6Z30 17:23 Westbury - Eastleigh, 6Z31 20:12 Eastleigh - Westbury
Friday 1st November: 31190 6Z00 12:57 Crediton - Eastleigh, 31190 + 31452 6Z32 18:40 Eastleigh - Totton, 66849 + 56113 0Z30 17:23 Westbury - Eastleigh, 56113 6Z31 20:12 Eastleigh - Westbury
Saturday 2nd November: 31190 + 31452 23:53 6Z32 Totton - Northam

Class 70
70018 has now had its engine removed at Brush Loughborough
70020 is back to work, but earlier was reported failed on the Southampton - Wentloog, on Tuesday 29th, after only a few yards. It then returned to service on Garston workings, Wednesday 30th.

New photograph of 70801 (70099) at Canton. It was moved yesterday by 56094 to Landore.

Watercress Line Autumn Steam Gala, 27 October 2013

Images from the camera of Ian Knight.
34046 Braunton + 34007 Wadebridge with the Watercress Belle set at Ropley.
925 Cheltenham + 850 Lord Nelson arrive from Alton at Ropley.
34007 with a freight at Ropley.
34046 running around at Alresford.

60163 Tornado departing from Alresford.
Black 5 45379 arriving at Ropley.