Saturday, 28 September 2013

A scout around Totton Yard, 28th September 2013

Totton Yard is the current operational base for the Railvac, although the Network Rail sign at the gate still says Corrall's Coal Yard. There are also some stored Mark 1 & 2 coaches.

General view of Totton Yard which has seen something of a clear-out before use for Civil Engineering duties. The DBS owned coaches are FO 3255 (nearest), RB 1658, TSO 5386, TSO 5331, RB 1696 & FO 3368. Of these four may be sold, and two may be for repair (the RB's?). The coaches were in store from 2009 at Fawley, but it is understood that they were moved here on 12th July since there is road access.
Mk 2E FO 3255 (BR Derby, December 1972). From 1992 to 1999 this was Micro Buffet 3525.
Mk 1 RB 1658 (Pressed Steel, Linwood 1960).
Mk 2 TSO 5386 (BR Derby, August 1968), came out of normal main line usage in January 2002.
31452 awaiting its next nocturnal duties. New from Brush as D5809 in July 1961, later 31279 and converted to 31452 in October 1984. To Fragonset ownership, now with Devon & Cornwall Railways.
31452 with wagons, the Railvac and 31190 beyond.
Google Maps shows the layout of these sidings.
31190 (D5613 Brush, May 1960) is partially hidden by some spoil.