Monday, 16 July 2018

Eastleigh, 15th July 2018


The last GBRf Class 66 still in EWS colours, but with GBRf pattern windows fitted at Longport, 66008 has recently been the regular locomotive on 4Y19 12:34 Mountfield - Western Docks.
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73961 Alison and 73963 Janice 5Z43 13:20 Peterborough Virtual Gbrf - Eastleigh Works Gbrf, following Saturday's tour duties.

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Eastleigh Works, 15th July 2018


Unexpectedly at Eastleigh after problems on 20th June is the LT 4TC set. 76324 was converted in February 1967 from Mk1 TSO 4009 from Lot 30149 (Ashford / Swindon), which entered traffic in May 1956. Initially in 4TC 428, which became 8028 in June 1986. Reformed into 6REP 1903 in April 1990, then 1901 in March 1991 before sale to London Transport in February 1992.

70823 was originally Mk1 BSK 34970 from Lot 30229 (Metro-Cammell) which entered traffic in February 1957. It was converted to 70823 in September 1966, joining 4TC 412, renumbered 8012 in June 1986. This coach was reformed into 8015 in August 1988 and sold to London Transport in May 1991.

51346 and 51392 are expected to eventually be broken up. The former saw preserved usage on the North Norfolk and Swanage Railways.

One half of the Geismar MPV has been moved, and can be seen in right background, and at a different height. Is this a breaking-up? The roofs of 73101 (further) and 73139 nearer can be seen).

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Redbridge and Maritime, 14th July 2018


73963 Janice + 73961 Alison passing Redbridge with 1Z41 17:35 Weymouth - Stevenage



66508 formed for a northbound run from Maritime. Two other 66s and one 70 were also formed up on rakes facing towards Millbrook.

9th - 14th July 2018


73101 arrived in Chickenhall Lane, Eastleigh on11th, to hold before movement by Campbell Lane into the Works on 12th. This locomotive, and 73139, which travelled with it, have recently been acquired by GBRf. 73101 was delivered as E6007 in October 1965 as the first 73/1 from English Electric Vulcan Foundry, Newton-le-Willows. Withdrawn in May 2002 the locomotive spent some time in preservation before movement to Derby for the RVEL / Loram 73/9 project. Image by Ian Knight.

66743 + 66746 at Redbridge with 'The Royal Scotsman', 10th July. Images by Ian Knight.



Monday 9th July: 180103 5Q53 Eastleigh - Bounds Green one two
Tuesday 10th July: 66743 + 66746 1Z82 1Z82 13:30 Bath - Southampton - Didcot one two three four five six; 180106 5Q86 15:00 Bounds Green - Eastleigh one two; 66184 to Eastleigh Works one two three
Wednesday 11th July: 73101 & 73139 arrived from Derby on low loaders, following sale to GBRf
Thursday 12th July: 66184 at Eastleigh Works to become 66787 one
Friday 13th July:
Saturday 14th July: 73961 + 73963 5Z40 01:50 Eastleigh - Stevenage one two three  1Z41 17:35 Weymouth - Stevenage one two
Sunday 15th July: 73961 + 73963 5Z43 13:20 Peterborough - Eastleigh

66008 is still on the Mountfield workings one two three four five six

Eastleigh Works: 12Jun - 13Jun - 14Jun - 18Jun - 19Jun - 21Jun - 25Jun - 26Jun - 27Jun - 28Jun - 29Jun

Saturday, 7 July 2018

Eastleigh Works, 30th June & 5th July 2018


All on 5th July, unless indicated.

Welcome to Eastleigh Works. 73136 is just seen here, next to railcar 55028.

68501 has exited from the paintshop. This former De-Icer coach will become a barrier coach for Arlington, working with 68504, currently in the paintshop. 68505 has been designated for spares.

66785 was ready to make its departure the following morning, following transformation from 66132.

30th June: unidentified JSA wagon - being converted from telescopic hood to an open configuration.

37.70.6791.062-2 is  an IIA coal hopper, brought to the works on 27th March. Built by IRS in Romania in 2008.

37.70.6791.017-6 has been re-coded as an HYA, but little else has clearly changed - a shortened body may have been expected.

Car trains at Eastleigh, 5th July 2018


 66063 leads empties for another load of Minis, 4V39 17:36 Eastern Docks - Cowley, running 49 minutes late.

66162 6O42 11:31 Halewood - Eastern Docks. This was stopped outside of Eastleigh for 20 minutes or so before proceeding.

The load was of Land Rover Discovery Sport / Range Rover Evoque models.

2nd - 7th July 2018


37254 with test train at Totton, 3rd July. Image by Ian Knight.

37175 on the rear, Totton, 3rd July. Image by Ian Knight.

Monday 2nd July: 37175 + 37254 1Q51 10:49 Derby - Eastleigh - Weymouth - Eastleigh one two three
Tuesday 3rd July: 37175 + 37254 1Q52 10:37 Eastleigh - Portsmouth Harbour - Littlehampton - Portsmouth Harbour - Totton Yard - Havant - Guildford - Havant - Fareham - Eastleigh - Woking - Lymington Pier -Eastleigh one two three four five six seven eight nine
Wednesday 4th July: 37175 + 37254 1Q53 11:48 Eastleigh  - Southampton Up Yard - Wimbledon Park - Southampton Up Yard- Wimbledon Park - Totton Yard - Eastleigh - Romsey - Eastleigh one two three four five
Thursday 5th July: 37175 + 37254 1Q54 12:27 Eastleigh - Tonbridge one two; 442 units working Bournemouth - Southampton UL
Friday 6th July: 66785 (66132) off Eastleigh Work to Tonbridge (later in day), 442406 + 442410 Bournemouth - Southampton UL workings one two
Saturday 7th July:

Eastleigh Works: 02Jun - 02Jun (BLS tour) - 05Jun - 06Jun - 07Jun - 08Jun

GBRf 66008 still in basic EWS scheme on Mountfield workings, expected for repaint shortly one two three four five six seven eight nine