Saturday 14 February 2015

Two working Class 08's at Eastleigh, 14th February 2015

DB Schenker withdrew most of their Class 08 shunters on 1st September, however some were reinstated, making working examples rare.

08904 engaged on DBS duties for Civil Engineers. New as D4134 in June 1962 from Horwich, allocated to 14E Bedford.
08721 DOWNHILL C.S. was new from Crewe in June 1960 and allocated to 64A St Margarets. Most recently workng at Liverpool Edge Hill in pool ATLO (Alstom Class 08), it is sporting a 9A Lomgsight shedplate, having been in Manchester until 2010. Downhill Carriage Sidings are in Liverpool.

08721 was brought to Eastleigh on 11th, and 08790 was returned northward to Oxley. The locomotive is working, and was seen shunting.