Saturday, 30 March 2013

Eastleigh Works, 30th March 2013

47839 (new from Brush in April 1964 as D1728) has been put out to grass, partially stripped. Stored since January 2008, PEGASUS nameplates removed. DBSO 9710 beyond.
47790 Galloway Princess (new from Crewe as D1973 in November 1965) recently arrived at Eastleigh, possibly for cooler group replacement.
20305 Gresty Bridge, originally D8095 delivered in October 1961 from Robert Stephenson & Hawthorn, rebuilt by Brush in 1996 and renumbered.
57303 has not worked since its failure at Dorchester in January. New from Brush in January 1967 as D1957, and later 47705 Lothian.
57305 was new in May 1964 from Brush as D1758, and later was Union Jack D1964 in 1977. Now on the SITT with 57310.

58s at Eastleigh, 30th March 2013

As mentioned in the weekly update, and also at wnxx.com, the Class 58s which were grounded at Eastleigh are now back in the sidings, awaiting their removal for disposal.
58017 and 58008, the latter as transferred from Toton via Eastern Docks.
58017 with 12RK3ACT engine open to the elements.
Closer cab detail of 58017

Cabs of 58002, 58008 and 58037.

Previous coverage: 4th April 2011 - 9th April 2012

25th - 30th March 2013

Monday 25th March: 57306 + 57310 SITT 8Y87 01:30 Eastleigh - Eastleigh, 31465 3Z04 09:32 Eastleigh - Hither Green
Tuesday 26th March: 57306 + 57310 SITT 8Y87 ??, 159015 5Z31 08:35 Salisbury - Bournemouth, 1Z31 10:12 Bournemouth - Swanage, 1Z32 12:00 Swanage - Wareham, 1Z33 13:20 Wareham - Swanage, 1Z34 14:40 Swanage - Bournemouth, 5Z34 16:13 Bournemouth - Salisbury, 60049 10:19 6O26 Hinksey - Eastleigh one two, 6V41 14:45 Eastleigh - Westbury
Wednesday 27th March: 57306 + 57310 SITT 8Y87 00:32 Eastleigh - Eastleigh & another in afternoon, 60049 0W57 05:29 Westbury - Eastleigh, 6B43 09:38 Eastleigh - Western Docks, 6X44 12:07 Western Docks - Eastleigh, 6V41 14:45 Eastleigh - Westbury, 47727 + 47749 6Z56 13:00 Toton - Eastleigh one two three four five six seven
Thursday 28th March: 37607 + 37409 + 20305 + 47790 5Z29 05:39 Crewe - Eastleigh one two three four five six seven, 73119 + 73207 + 66739 5Z85 06:15 Eastleigh - Victoria one two three four, for 1Z85 with 66739 to East Grinstead and Sheffield Park, Bluebell Railway where 66739 was named Bluebell Railway, 5Z86 20:31 Victoria - Eastleigh, 60049 6O41 10:14 Westbury - Eastleigh, 60049  + 661xx 6V41 14:45 Eastleigh - Westbury
Friday 29th March: 37607 + 37407 5Z30 01:22 Eastleigh - Exeter (for 1Z30 05:15 Exeter - Hexham, returns to Exeter late on Monday 1st)
Saturday 30th March:

58002 / 17 / 37 have been moved at Eastleigh and are now close to 58008

Saturday, 23 March 2013

18th - 23rd March 2013

Monday 18th March: 67026 5Z94 09:53 Wembley - Eastleigh
Tuesday 19th March: 57306 + 57310 8Y87 00:29 Eastleigh - Brockenhurst - Basingstoke (57306 TPWS fault) - Eastleigh, 47805 + 47828 5Z30 07:20 Crewe - Eastleigh, 57306 + 57310 8Y87 14:30 Eastleigh - Twickenham - Clapham Jct - Hounslow - Windsor & Eton - Hounslow - Barnes - Twickenham - Reading - Virginia Water - Woking - Eastleigh
Wednesday 20th March: 73138 + 73201 1Q85 06:08 Woking - Southampton DGL - Shalford one two, 47805 5Z31 11:23 Eastleigh - Kingmoor, 57306 + 57310 8Y87 14:30 Eastleigh - Windsor & Eton etc. - Eastleigh one two
Thursday 21st March: 33207 0Z69 07:12 Southall - Eastleigh, 5Z70 11:45 Eastleigh - Derby one two, 60049 6O26 10:19 Hinksey - Eastleigh, 6V27 13:29 Eastleigh - Hinksey
Friday 22nd March: 31465 3Z04 09:51 Hither Green - Eastleigh , 3Q04 22:34 Eastleigh - Redbridge - Romsey - Bathampton - Romsey - Redbridge - Portsmouth & Southsea - Southampton - Eastleigh
Saturday 23rd March: 66089 1Z70 04:50 Eastleigh - Carlisle (routed WCML as S&C blocked by snow), 1Z71 15:56 Carlisle - Eastleigh

Stirling Middle Signals, 15th March 2013

Considered to be one of the finer collections of semaphore signals still in use on Network Rail, planning permission has been given for LED signals as replacements, while retaining the two signalboxes, which are both listed buildings. One condition is that a Caledonian Railway signal is to go on display in the station concourse.

The Caledonian Railway triple starter (it appears with BR arms) is scheduled for removal to The Museum of Scottish Railways at Bo'ness.
These Caledonian Railway signals, adjacent to Stirling Middle, are suffering from corrosion to the finials.

A ground level view at the south end of the station.
Stirling Middle, opened 4th August 1901.
Stirling North and down starter - this box controls only Perth direction and has just wo semaphores.

Network Rail Heritage Assessment
Stirling Middle                                            Diagram ~1980
2008 pictures including SAK diagram
Pictures of the signals


47839 withdrawn - another picture

Following my selection posted last week, Dave Mant has shared a picture of the locomotive running as 47621.

47621 Royal County of Berkshire passing Milford, Salisbury, 10th August 1985. Image by David Mant.

There are some pictures by Carl Watson of 47839 arriving and in the works.

Sunday, 17 March 2013

11th - 16th March 2013

Sunday 12th March: 57306 + 57310 8Y87 SITT 18:00 Eastleigh - Wareham - Wimbledon Carriage Sidings - Eastleigh, 66081 66016 66002 66181 66168 66087 66084 66112 0X14 Eastleigh - Westbury
Monday 11th March: 57306 + 57310 8Y87 14:48 Eastleigh - Portsmouth - St Denys - Havant - Botley - Eastleigh, 8Y85 SITT 19:00 Eastleigh - Weymouth - Eastleigh
Tuesday 12th March: 31190 6Z13 10:10 Chaddesden - Eastleigh one two three four five six seven eight nine, 0Z31 17:39 - Washwood Heath, 57306 + 57310 8Y87 SITT 14:30 Eastleigh - Windsor & Eton - Reading - Eastleigh (-Weymouth -  Eastleigh?)
Wednesday 13th March: 57306 + 57310 8Y87 SITT Eastleigh - Eastleigh, 73109 + 68504 + 68501 5Z73 14:44 Tonbridge - Eastleigh
Thursday 14th March: 60099 6Z15 01:41 Warrington - Eastleigh , 0B45 09:14 Eastleigh - Marchwood, 6V38 11:00 Marchwood - Eastleigh one two three, 13:50 Eastleigh - Didcot one two
Friday 15th March: 67026 5M61 09:26 Eastleigh - Wembley
Saturday 16th March:

47839 de-registered

WNXX.com reports that 47839 has been de-registered at Eastleigh Works withdrawn
Three pictures of 47811 at Bristol on 11th February 2002. Arriving with 1V39 07:11 Leeds - Bristol.
Pride of Saltley runs around
Returning as 1E33 12:10 Bristol - Newcastle
Running past Redbridge with 1O10 09:10 Liverpool - Weymouth on 6th July 2002.
At  Taunton with 1V45 09:16 Manchester - Paignton on 7th September 2002.

Sunday, 10 March 2013

4th - 9th March 2013

Monday 4th March:
Tuesday 5th March: Campbell Road Bridge damaged, 73204 (pictured here last week) 0Y19 15:30 Eastleigh - Western Docks (slow speed because of spring problem, then by road 06Mar to Brush for diesel power upgrade project)
Wednesday 6th March: 60071  0Y32 06:56 Eastleigh - Fawley, 6Y32 08:24 Fawley - Holybourne, 6Y34 20:03 Holybourne - Eastleigh, 47749 6Z47 12:51 Hinksey - Eastleigh, 0Z47 16:22 Eastleigh - Oxford one two
Thursday 7th March:
Friday 8th March:
Saturday 9th March: 66016 + 66181 5Z64 04:14 Eastleigh - Paddington, 5Z66 21:36 Paddington - Eastleigh, 66112 66084 66081 66034 0X12 10:25 Margam - Eastleigh

57313 inside Eastleigh works, 21st February

Not in the area, but 37401 has been delivered for safe keeping on long term loan at Bo'ness one two

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Watercress Line Spring Steam Gala, 3rd March 2013

LSWR T9 30120, built at Nine Elms in 1899, approaching Ropley from Alton.
 SR 925 Cheltenham + 850 Lord Nelson come off shed at Ropley before attachment on the rear of a train to Alresford.
SR 777 Sir Lamiel at Ropley with a train for Alton.
GWR 5101 class 5164 (Swindon 1930) arrives at Alresford for the first train of the day.
30120 approaches its train, towards the end of the day.

Saturday, 2 March 2013

25th February - 2nd March 2013


73204 Janice at Eastleigh Works, 24th February. This entered the works on 23rd January with a broken spring.

Monday 25th February:
Tuesday 26th February: 37602 + 37607 6Z41 03:02 Crewe Coal Sidings - Winfrith one two three four five six seven eight, 6Z42 16:50 Moreton - Dorchester - Crewe Coal Sidings
Wednesday 27th February: 73107 +  73138 1Q31 05:15 Hither Green - Waterloo - Brockenhurst - Waterloo - Hither Green
Thursday 28th February: 66736 + 317732 5L17 09:26 Eastleigh - Ilford one two three, 31465 3Q01 18:31 Hither Green - Eastern Docks - Northam Jct - Eastleigh - Redbridge - Romsey - Redbridge - Winchester Baltic Sdg - Lymington Pier - Eastleigh
Friday 1st March: 31465 3Q01 21:27 Eastleigh - Romsey - Salisbury - Cheltenham Spa
Saturday 2nd March:

73119 was returned to traffic, light engine to Tonbridge on 26th February.

Some pictures from the Mid-Hants Gala