Thursday, 27 January 2022

In Fife, January 2022

As an aside, pictures have emerged of an instrumented Class 800 on test running in Cornwall, with a bare metal area. Changes have been made to add additional plate in the affected areas, and to extend and thicken webs above the yaw damper.

800103 with 1W11 10:00 Kings Cross - Aberdeen, Dalgety, 7th January.

A few minutes later, 43149 (+ 43131) on a 5-coach set, 1B32 13:13 Aberdeen - Edinburgh.

The same pair of trains, at Aberdour, on 13th January. 800113 with 1W11.

43164 (+ 43142) with a 4 coach set on 1B32.

Saturday, 22 January 2022

17th - 22nd January 2022

 

66778 Cambois Depot 25 Years 4M46 14:24 Western Docks - Trafford Park, approaching Eastleigh, 18th January.


Newly arrived 769932 alongside 142056 at Eastleigh Works, 19th January.

Monday 17th January: 60007 6O41 16:44 (Morris Cowley M.A.T -) Didcot. - Western Docks one
Tuesday 18th January: 60007 6V64 01:16 Western Docks - Morris Cowley M.A.T. one two three four five; Trains between Basingstoke and Woking stopped for several hours - "Person threatening to jump off a signal gantry naked!" at Farnborough Main; 73963 + 73965 1Z52 15:33 Derby - Eastleigh
Wednesday 19th January:  769922 + 769932 5Q11 09:02 - Eastleigh Arlington one, 769938 + 769949 5Q12 11:40 Eastleigh - Reading one two; 73963 + 73965 1Q53 12:02 Eastleigh - Up Yard - Wimbledon - Up Yard one two three, 1Q53 18:04 Up Yard - Wimbledon - Totton - Romsey - Eastleigh ;43049 + 43047 5Z33 08:12 Crewe - Eastleigh one two three four five
Thursday 20th January: 20007 + 20142 0Z21 10:15 Eastleigh - Fareham - Eastleigh, 0Z22 11:05 Eastleigh - Fareham ? (may have returned to T&RSMD at that time); 73963 + 73965 1Q54 12:46 Eastleigh - Tonbridge one two
Friday 21st January: 20007 + 20142 0Z21 10:15 Eastleigh - Fareham - Eastleigh one two, 0Z22 11:05 Eastleigh - Fareham, 0Zxx 12:43 Fareham - Eastleigh
Saturday 22nd January: 43055 + (44078 41169 40801 41182 41059 41162 40802 41183 41176) + 43046 1Z34 05:00 Eastleigh - Carlisle, 1Z35 16:15 Carlisle - Eastleigh Flickr for the day

SWR 455 & 456 status

142003 has unfortunately been tagged on Friday night.

08891, recently painted into the latest Freightliner scheme, is expected soon at Maritime.

37405
has been added to the DRS tender list.

37405.Romsey. 30th November 2013.

Railways Illustrated reports that no more Class 768s will be prepared for Orion Logistics for the time being.

Arlington Fleet, well known in Eastleigh, have established at Somain in France, and are working on a luxury train for Puy de Fou, called Le Grand Tour.

Friday, 21 January 2022

Locomotive Services HST to Eastleigh, 19th January 2022

43049 + 43047 5Z33 08:12 Crewe - Eastleigh Works. A 'Midland Pullman' will be assembled to run a tour to Carlisle on Saturday 22nd.


43049 Neville Hill leads from platform 3 into the Works.

Entering the Works.

43047 is seen as the set was being parked, along with Hanson+Hall / Rail Adventure 43468.

Thursday, 20 January 2022

5-WES cab removed from Eastleigh Works, 19th January 2022

Reid Freight removed this cab, from 442424, which was scrapped in September. Since this is the 'A' end, it is believed to be DTSO 77405.

Later noted heading up the M3, destination TBA.








Eastleigh Works, 18th January 2022 (part 2)

 

142003 in historic GMPTE colours. There is a 'SOLD' sign inside the door, but it has been attached for some months. A newly painted Class 360 (360109 ?) lies inside the paintshop. Sadly, this was "tagged" on the evening of 21st January.


The four outer coaches of 442412.


43484 and 50021 Rodney.


07007 and 43046 Geoff Drury 1930-1999.


4959 is a Riviera trains coach not removed to Burton for ongoing usage. The last lifting date appears to be in 2009. The remaining Riviera coaches are 1671, 1832, 3112, 3149, 4959, 21245, 21269 and 80041.


Prince of Wales's Dining Car 2916, formerly TRUK 40512, of 1976.

Wednesday, 19 January 2022

Eastleigh Works, 18th January 2022 (part 1)

 
08954 (D4184, Darlington, October 1962) with 43055 going through a cold start.


769938 + 769949, and 43468 awaiting fitting of lighting. 313121 can just be glimpsed in the shed.


Partially stripped 142089, with numbers removed.


142056.

6313 of the Belmont British Pullman (Presssed Steel, Lot 30484, 1958), and 59003 awaiting repairs.

Tuesday, 18 January 2022

Caledonian Sleeper 73s pass Aberdour, 2nd January 2022

 


800105 1W11 10:00 Kings Cross - Aberdeen.


73969 + 73971 with late running 0Z25 14:41 Craigentinny - Aberdeen Clayhills.


73969 was 73105, 73971 was 73207.