Saturday, 15 July 2017

9th - 15th July 2017


66746 + 66744 Crossrail with 'The 'Royal Scotsman' at Redbridge, 11th July. 66743 was failed at Edinburgh on Sunday, but was working again on Monday. Image by Ian Knight.

66775 F231 HMS Argyll at Eastleigh,13th July. Image by Ian Knight.

Sunday 9th July: 35028 1Z68 17:40 Yeovil Jct - Salisbury - Romsey - Eastleigh - Havant - Waterloo (Flickr link to 35028 on 9th)
Monday 10th July: 57301 + 57303 T+T 5Z41 10:00 Kidderminster - Eastleigh one two three four
Tuesday 11th July: 66746 + 66744 1Z80 13:20 Bath - Westbury - Salisbury - Southampton - Basingstoke - Banbury one two three four five six; 37057 + 37116 1Q65 20:42 Woking - London area - Eastleigh one; 37421 3Qxx 23:38 Woking - Eastleigh one
Wednesday 12th July: 57307 0Z70 00:44 Crewe - Eastleigh one; 56303 0Z56 10:15 Wembley - Eastleigh one two three, 6Z57 14:01 Eastleigh - Willesden one two three four; 180114 16:01 Eastleigh - Bounds Green (ran at 18:52) one two
Thursday 13th July: 37421 22:54 22:54 Eastleigh - Brighton Eastleigh; 37057 + 37116 1Q68 16:38 Eastleigh - Dollands Moor one two
Friday 14th July:
Saturday 15th July: 66775 + 66778 5Z65 04:16 Eastleigh - Ipswich (on tour one two three)
Sunday 16th July: 66775 + 66778 5Z21 22:24 Basingstoke - Eastleigh

Eastleigh Works: 19Jun

66775 named HMS Argyll with number F231

707003 + 707005 have been seen on mileage accumulation runs to Bournemouth through the week - seen here on Saturday 15th.

WC '34019' in near scrapyard condition is on exhibition in central Eastleigh 15th - 16th July. Really 34007, the Bulleid was noted in a broken-down movement on the M3 on the 14th.

Freightliner Class 66 storage: 
66595 is now reinstated from storage to pool DFHH one
66597 remains in the stored pool DHLT but sees some usage one
66596 66954 66955 (still in DFIN pool) 66956 & 66957 have all been moved from Wentloog to Crewe Basford Hall on 12th July one
All listed are in the group leased from JP Morgan (Beacon).

Rumour: Freightliner to test Class 68 as a potential fleet mix replacement for Class 70 - month long trial, two weeks each in Heavy Haul and Intermodal.

The new South Western Railway franchise has been presented with a Competition and Markets Authority requirement to produce a remedy, since First would otherwise control all traffic from the east to Exeter. Precedent suggests that this may be fares capping exercise one two three four five.