Friday 19 April 2024

47749 on a 701 move, Eastleigh, 18th April 2024

47749 CITY OF TRURO 0Z75 10:35 Eastleigh - Marchwood
47749 (+ 701029) 5Q78 13:19 Marchwood - Wimbledon Park
47749 0Z80 16:35 Wimbledon Park - Eastleigh


47749 clags on departure from Eastleigh, thankfully a tad late, as this was a VST working, in place of a 701 move from Wimbledon.


A closer view from the Campbell Road bridge. 47749 is now in its 60th year.


The loaded working was early out of Marchwood, but held to time at Totton.


Classic 47 platform view.


Some detail of the special connection to 701029, which was sent for storage on 6th September 2023, having originally been delivered on 1st May 2021.


47749 sets off from Eastleigh.


701029 being dragged up towards Shawford.

Thursday 18 April 2024

Freightliner at Redbridge, 16th April 2024

 


70011 pulls forward with recently arrived 4O14 06:41 Basford Hall - Maritime.


59204 in the loop with 6V09 13:41 Chichester-Merehead


59204 departs for Merehead following 6V41, and after the down passage of 1Q51.


66568 pulls forward with recently arrived 4O49 09:23 Basford Hall - Maritime.

Wednesday 17 April 2024

Class 458 delivery, Redbridge, 16th April 2024

57303 brought 458421 from Widnes to Wembley on 15th
5X64 11:35 Wembley - Southampton, 5Q64 15:34 Southampton - Bournemouth


57303 approaching Redbridge, with 66568 at right with a Freightliner arrival from Basford Hall.


57303, once 47705, running through Redbridge station.


458421 coupled behind 64707 Labezerin, a former Class 508 driving coach.

DRS workings on Shap, 13th April 2024

 


The Tesco Liner 4S43 06:40 Daventry - Mossend remains a much followed working, seen here approaching Scout Green ...


... powered by 88005 Minerva.


Following the Grange-over-Sands washout and derailment, DRS nuclear trains are operating by Workington and Carlisle. This is 6K74 09:09 Sellafield B.N.F. - Crewe Coal Sidings (Drs).


68017 Hornet was the leading locomotive.


68002 Intrepid was following.

Tuesday 16 April 2024

Steam on Shap, 13th April 2024 3: 45212 in the empty stock for 'The Jacobite'

47245 V.E. Day 75th Anniversary + 45212 5Z12 10:50 Carnforth Steamtown - Crianlarich (for an onward working to Fort William).

35486 6000 6022 6103 1860 3360 - the passenger carrying coaches in this rake are fitted with Central Door Locking, per West Coast Railways news announcement (which should be read with care, as there is much controversy). While the coaches and 45212 are air-braked, there is no obvious ETH source for the air-conditioning, with some rumours of a Class 37/4 hire-in.



47245 approaches Scout Green. The weather was poorer than an hour earlier when the earlier steam trains passed, and many had driven away.. However 3 steam trains in one hour seems remarkable.


47245 + 45212 on their northbound journey.


45212 (Armstrong Whitworth, 1935) operates under the management of Riley & Sons (E) Ltd.


3360 (BREL Derby, Lot 30859, 1974) has recently been repainted back into West Coast maroon, after a period in Pullman colours. While this is a FO, it carries no marking for this, and West Coast are reported not to be selling first class seats.

From other photographers


Monday 15 April 2024

Steam on Shap, 13th April 2024 2: 34067 'Tangmere' on 'The Northern Belle'

34067 Tangmere + 57313 Scarborough Castle 1Z86 09:03 Liverpool Lime Street - Carlisle
80217 3375 3273 1953 3267 3313 3174 3247 325 17167 10734 10729 (passenger coaches fitted with Central Door Locking)


Only eight minutes after Britannia passed, 34067 is on the next train, passing Low Moor Cottages


Working hard, closer to Scout green.


There was a blustery wind from the west, and this made photography of Tangmere rather sub-optimal.


Mk 2F FO 3313 has replaced Mk 2D 3182, which was fire damaged, as WARWICK in 2024.



57313 on the rear.

Sunday 14 April 2024

Steam on Shap, 13th April 2024 1: 70000 'Britannia' with 'The Lakelander'

70000 Britannia + 47805 Roger Hosking MA 1925 - 2013 T+T ''The Lakelander' 1Z15 06:26 Leicester - Carlisle
35451 17013 3045 3122 80044 3100 3148 3125 1863 3107 3140 3330

70000 was failed at Carlisle, reported as a big end problem, so did not work the return.


70000 has worked past Low Moor Cottages as it climbs towards Shap.


Hard at work approaching Scout Green.


Passing the crowd near Scout Green, with sanders on.




3140 was rebuilt last year at Eastleigh Works, where Commonwealth bogies were changed to B4 type, and Central Door Locking was fitted, along with door bars.


47805 (D1935) on the rear.