Saturday, 10 September 2011

Saturday excursions to Portsmouth, 10th September 2011 (outward)

43030 Christian Lewis Trust leads 1Z30 Hereford - Portsmouth "Cotswold Portsea Express" past Romsey. 43030 was built at Crewe and was new to traffic in September 1976.
43181 on the rear, which went into traffic in December 1981.
 10 minutes later, running 8 minutes early, came BR Class 7 4-6-2 70000 with the "Pompey Pacific" 1Z34 Taunton - Portsmouth.
Two "Brits" through Romsey in one week! 70000 was also built at Crewe and was new in January 1951.