Thursday, 6 August 2020

Test Train at Redbridge, 3rd August 2020


3rd August: Three pictures of 37421 + 37025 passing Redbridge with 1Q51 heading for Weymouth.

37421 was was new as D6967 from English Electric / Vulcan Foundry on 13th February 1965

The formation was 977868 + 977983 + 5981 + 6264.

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

Freight at Eastleigh, 3rd August 2020


59003 YEOMAN HIGHLANDER on regular turn 6O41 10:14 Westbury - Eastleigh.

66775 HMS Argyll 4M19 11:50 Western Docks - East Midlands Gateway.

66544 4O18 07:24 Lawley Street - Maritime.

66041 4O40 09:43 Morris Cowley - Eastern Docks.

66784 Keighley & Worth Valley Railway + 66702 Blue Lightning STP 0Z70 12:31 Eastleigh East Yard - Brockenhurst Down Siding

70016 on regular turn 4M61 13:00 Maritime-Trafford Park for the fourth week.

Eastleigh Works, 3rd August 2020


47848, noted under test on 21st May, awaits collection.

47813 Jack Frost arrived to make the collection.

47813 coupled up to 47848.

08507 shunts 43055, having moved coach 10416 into the works.

442421 lay stripped in the scrap siding.

The destination indicator on 319373 changes between shots! Todmorden then Wakefield Kirkgate, neither electrified.

Saturday, 1 August 2020

Dunbridge, 30th July 2020


59003 YEOMAN HIGHLANDER ran early as 0V41 14:48 Eastleigh - Westbury. Network Rail seems to sponsor rather too many light engine workings between these points.

66566 ran via Eastleeigh with  6V09 13:41 Chichester - Merehead.

43014 The Railway Observer leading 1X23 15:13 Salisbury - Southampton UGL - Salisbury.

43013 Mark Carne CBE leading the return part of the journey back to Salisbury.

27th July - 1st August 2020


159015 takes the route to Marchwood and Fawley at Totton, 28th July. A demo for key persons with interest in reinstatement of service through the Waterside Community Railway Project


43014 Railway Observer leads the NMT into Redbridge, 30th July. Image by Ian Knight.

Monday 27th July: 800203 5X95 (Bounds Green -)  10:18 Basingstoke - Eastleigh (went into T&RSMD) one two three; 800203 + 801201 5X96 12:35 Eastleigh - Reading (failed coming out of T&RSMD blocking Botley line, then to platform 3, and into T&RSMD again)
Tuesday 28th July: 800203 5X94 09:35 Eastleigh - Bounds Green one; 159015 1Z20 Southampton - Fawley - Southampton Flickr for the day
Wednesday 29th July:
Thursday 30th July: 43013 + 43014 1X23 15:13 Salisbury - Southampton UGL - Salisbury
Friday 31st July: 800208 (Bounds Green -) 5X95 Reading  - Eastleigh one two three four, 800208 + 801201 5X96 12:35 Eastleigh - Reading one two - this may conclude the Azuma programme; 66787 + 701006 + 66787 6X24 06:17 Derby - Eastleigh one two Flickr for the day
Saturday 1st August: 

LSL 'Blue Pullman' HST to emerge from Eastleigh: one two three four

Eastleigh Works: 24Jun - 26Jun - 29Jun - 02Jul - 06Jul - 07Jul - 08Jul (442421 stripped - and now reported as on the scrap line)

Repainted Class 319373 at Eastleigh Works. Destination board 'Whitehaven' would be a challenge for this class. When it arrived the destination was 'Manchester Victoria'.

314204 disposal has been completed.

GBRf have tested the 3rd rail at the Eastleigh carriage sidings using 73141.

Platform 2/3 switch and crossing at Eastleigh were further repaired over weekend of 25th - 26th

70001 / 003 / 005 / 010 / 015 / 016 / 017 are now all re-listed on TOPS, but activity seems limited, many have not worked yet. 70017 was on 4M61 on Monday 27th. On Friday 70017 led 70016 on 4M61, and now appears to be at Basford Hall, 70016 having returned south. 70001 was dragged south on Saturday 1st on 4O29.

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Eastleigh, 27th July 2020


66067 approaches with 6M48 10:34 Southampton Eastern Docks - Halewood (Jaguar Cars)

800203 passes over the repaired crossing with 5X95 (Bounds Green -)  10:18 Basingstoke - Eastleigh.

800203 takes the Botley line to go through to the T&RSMD.

PDTS 811203 of 800203. This unit received attention at Eastleigh in June 2019.

66416 uses the reinstated route from platform 3 with 4O14 05:34 Basford Hall - Maritime.

Monday, 27 July 2020

Diverts at Dunbridge, 25th July 2020


66524 4O27 06:51 Basford Hall - Maritime, was a 'fresh-air express'.

Lightly loaded 66955 4O51 09:45 Wentloog - Maritime, which was not actually a divert.

After which, rain stopped play for me; the next working was 66549 4O29 08:50 Basford Hall - Maritime.