Saturday, 9 August 2014

The Dorset Coast Express, 7th August 2014

1Z67 08:44 Victoria - Weymouth, 1Z69 16:35Weymouth - Southampton - Laverstock - Waterloo

70013 Oliver Cromwell leading the down working at Southampton just after midday. 70013 is vacuum brake only. Image by Ian Knight.
37706 (D6716, Vulcan Foundry June 1961) leads the return working through Redbridge.
RMB (later RBR) 1860, bult at Wolverton to Lot 30670 in 1962 for the Eastern Region. In West Coast usage since 1994.
37706 approaching Millbrook - in West Coast ownership since December 2007, and returned to traffic one year later. Image by Ian Knight.
70013 passing Redbridge on the return to London.
FO 99121 JULIA originally M3105 built at Swindon to Lot 30697 in January 1963. To SLOA Pullman Rail as 99121 in November 1984 and to West Coast in November 1993.
37706 again on the rear of the train.

The tour on Wednesday 13th is cancelled because of planned action by the Fire Brigades Union.