Sunday 21 February 2016

Eastleigh, 20th February 2016

66067 seen over the fence next to Lidl.
DRP81525 is a Plasser & Theurer heavy duty diesel hydraulic crane (number 5523 of 1981), originally operated by the BR Civil Engineer and designed to handle switch and crossing renewals as well as general permanent way functions.
158881 diverges for Romsey as 66955 approaches with 4O14 07:37 HamsHall-Maritime, which stopped in platform 3 for a crew change.
70007 passes through at speed with 4O27 0521 Garston-Maritime.
Now a real survivor, 08904 shunts in the yard. New as D4134 in June 1962 from Horwich, allocated to 14E Bedford.
DB980087 a YGB 40 tonne 'Seacow' ballast hopper built at BR Shildon to Lot 3966 in 1981-82. The earlier 'Sealion' of 1970 was developed from the SR 'Walrus', itself developed from an LSWR desig of 1903.
70019 departs with 4O54 05:27 Leeds-Maritime.
66540 Ruby passes in light rain with 4O29 08:15 BasfordHall-Maritime. The locomotive name was applied in January 2006 to mark the 40th anniversary of Freightliner.