Saturday, 29 November 2014

The Festive Portsmouth Explorer, Shawford, 29th November 2014

37218 leads into Shawford on the down slow with 1Z36 07:02 Stafford - Portsmouth Harbour - Eastleigh, running about one hour late, after a lot of time was lost at Swindon.
37218 was built as D6918 by English Electric, entering traffic in January 1964 at Landore. Stored by EWS in September 1998, and restored to traffic by DRS in early 2003. Latest DRS colours were applied in May this year.
17105 is a "Service Couchette". Originally completed as BFK 14105 to Lot 30790 at Derby in March 1969, this was taken out of traffic in July 1975 and converted with a generator, under Lot 30888 at Wolverton, becoming Staff Sleeper / Power Brake 2905 in the Royal Train from 1977. Withdrawn in November 2000, it became 17105 from July 2001,
37688 Kingmoor TMD on the rear.
70019 leads 4O27 05:26 Garston to Maritime.
66504 leads 70016 (failed?) on 4O54 05:27 Leeds to Maritime