Saturday 13 August 2016

Eastleigh Works, 12th August 2016

37884 amongst four 5-WES Class 442s, having delivered 442403 earlier in the day. This locomotive was new as D6883 on 7th November 1963, and was allocated to Landore. Renumbered to 37183 in March 1974, an spent a spell allocated to Inverness between April 1982 and May 1987 when it was transferred to Motherwell. Refurbished and re-engineered at Crewe as 37884 in June to November 1988. Stored by EWS in January 2001 and sent to Spain in August 2001, in the company of 37800. In Spain it ran as L34, returning from there in 2007, entering storage at Toton. Sold to Europhoenix in 2013, overhauled in 2014, and entered Rail Operations Group service in late 2015.

The locomotive is seen below in storage at Eastleigh on 10th June 2001, sandwiched between 33202, currently at Tunbridge Wells, and 37219, the latter now revived on the mainline.

4422423 was delivered to the works on 8th July, and has not seen subsequent use. Delivered from BREL Derby in December 1988.

66434 is now on the works for sound deadening activities in the cabs. This locomotive was delivered in early 2008, and for a while ran for Fastline,

Resident 47818.