Monday, 4 September 2017

Maritime, Sunday 3rd September 2017

08530 was new as D3692 from BR Darlington in March 1959, allocated to 34B Hornsey. Air brakes fitted in October 1971 and renumbered 08530 in July 1974. Its most recent previous stint at Southampton was in 2014, and this time it arrived in mid-August following tyre turning at Leeds, and overhaul at LH Services.

08624 arrived at Maritime in late May for its current presence. This locomotive was new as D3791 from BR Derby in October 1959, originally allocated to 15C Leicester Midland, renumbered 08624 in March 1974.

The Shanks livery on 66522 is now more than 11 years old and is looking rather worn. Working as 'Super Shunter' on the Sunday morning.

66957 is one of the Beacon Rail Leasing Class 66s, recently in storage from late May until mid-August, returned to traffic following repair work at EMD Longport.