Saturday, 12 July 2014

The Swanage Belle, 10th July 2014

This train was originally scheduled for haulage by 70013 Olver Cromwell but was changed to diesel power after industrial action was taken by the Fire Brigades Union. Further planned action may be disruptive to planned steam workings over the next week.

1Z87 16:55 Swanage - Waterloo

37706 takes the slow line at Eastleigh, and would be followed on this line by a Freightliner, allowing a Cross Country train to proceed ahead on the fast.
This example of class EE power was new from Vulcan Foundry in June 1961 as D6716, later 37016.
47237 had worked the down working.