Wednesday, 20 March 2019

50049 on a test run under darkness, Romsey, 20th March 2019


50049 Defiance 0R45 Eastleigh - Romsey (reverse) - Redbridge - Southampton - Eastleigh.

This followed the GBRf livery reveal ceremony earlier in the day. 50007 + 50049 are due to run to Penzance and back with "The Class 50 Terminator Phoenixed" on Saturday 23rd.






Sunday, 17 March 2019

'The Statesman' returns past Crampmoor, 16th March 2019


D1924 (47810) + 47614 (47853) 1Z62 16:32 Portsmouth - Eastleigh. The dregs of light in the remains of the damp day.

Approaching from Chandler's Ford direction.

The first coach is TSO 5912 built to Lot 30846 at Derby in 1973.


D1924 (47810) on the rear.

Saturday, 16 March 2019

"The Statesman" at Dunbridge, 16th March 2019


D1924 (47810) + 47614 (47853) 1Z60 06:07 Crewe - Salisbury - Eastleigh - Portsmouth

The outward run was led by D1924 Crewe Diesel Depot (later 47247, 47655 and 47810)

A closer view.

47614 was on the rear, this being 47853 (D1733, 47141, then 47614)

11th- 16th March 2019


Sunday 10th March: 66726 5S66 09:53 Eastleigh - Hamilton E.G. Steele & Co (Royal Scotsman set, new base for 2019 season) one two three four five six seven eight nine
Monday 11th March: 800202 5X82 08:24 Eastleigh - Acton one; 47813 0M60 12:00 Eastleigh - Leicester one two three four five; 66505 4O53 13:51 Wembley - Millbrook one, 4E67 17:40 Millbrook - York Holgate Sidings (new MWA wagons to pass the acoustic equipment at Swaythling) one two
Tuesday 12th March: 800202 + 801106 5X41 03:08 Acton - Eastleigh one; 800108 5X82 08:24 Eastleigh - Acton one (and to Doncaster two)
Wednesday 13th March:
Thursday 14th March:
Friday 15th March: 66720 4Z84 12:30 Wellingborogh - Eastleigh (GBRf hoppers) one two three
Saturday 16th March: 47810 + 47853 1Z60 06:07 Crewe - Salisbury - Eastleigh - Portsmouth one two three four five six seven eight nine ten eleven twelve thirteen fourteen 1Z62 16:32 Portsmouth - Eastleigh one two

70003 was returned to storage on Tuesday, leaving only eight in traffic. Last worked in traffic 1st - 2nd March Southampton - Leeds.

Railroad Owner Genesee & Wyoming Is Exploring a Stake Sale (the owning company for Freightliner).

314204 believed to be on the road to Eastleigh, currently in haulier's yard at Wishaw, while delivery location at Eastleigh is finalised. Understood to be for eventual re-use in London, it seems in an emergency training role, possibly with FGW.

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Shunting and wagons at Eastleigh, 9th March 2019


DBC 66050 was shunting the yard, this could be a GBRf job sometime in April.

1110102 is a OBA wagon, built at BREL Ashford about 1977 to Lot 3909.

112273 is an OCA built at BREL Swindon in 1981-82

112307 is another OCA of similar background.

DC 967636 is YLA MULLET Bogie Borail Flat wagon rebuilt as a BRA at BREL Shildon to Lot 4012 in 1981-82  from an earlier 1959-60 wagon.

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Freightliner at Eastleigh, 9th March 2019


70002 4O05 07:03 Birch Coppice - Maritime.

66566 4O27 05:21 Garston - Maritime, which started from Crewe and may have been running as 4Z22 06:51 from Basford Hall.

66555 was running as 0W26 from East Yard to Maritime.

66542 4O29 08:50 Basford Hall - Maritime, running late following a fallen tree near Micheldever.

Monday, 11 March 2019

Colas Kirow 125 tonne crane at Eastleigh, 9th March 2019


Previously seen passing Romsey on 4th May 2018. Presented here as seen, left to right, from the Lidl fence. 66850 was on the train, beyond the switch and crossing wagons,

KFA wagon CN 97418 and crane DRK 81612, coded as a ZOA.

KFA wagon CN 97416.

Storage on board KFA wagon CN 97417.

"Worksite: Shawford 67M 61CH- 71M 16CH

66, 1 Loaded Modular Support Bass, 1 Empty Modular Support Wagon, 1 Loaded Modular Tilting Wagon, 1 Empty Modular Support Wagon, 1 Loaded Modular Support Beam, 1 Empty Modular Support Wagon, 1 Loaded Modular Tilting Wagon, 1 Empty Modular Support Wagon, 1 Kirow Crane Lifting Beam, 1 Colas Rail Kirow Crane, 1 Kirow Crane Counter Weight KFA, 1 Kirow Crane Support Wagon."