Saturday 5 November 2016

Shunters at Maritime, 5th November 2016

Since there was no 'Andover Fist', I dropped by for a few minutes at Maritime.

08785 and recently arrived 08873 at Maritime.

08873 was originally D4041 delivered from BR Darlington on 25th November 1960 to 41B Sheffield Grimesthorpe. Air brakes were fitted in November 1968, and the locomotive sold by EWS in January 2000, used at LNWR Crewe. Previously at Southampton from May 2010 until May 2013, it returned from Barton under Needwood around 20th October, replacing 08691.

08785 was new as D3953 in April 1960 from BR Derby, initially allocated to 81A (Old Oak Common.

70010 is back in traffic, following repairs after some weeks in storage at Leeds Midland Road - many of the others are still there, although there seems to be some rotation.