Saturday, 29 April 2017

24th - 29th April 2017

56312 Jeremiah Dixon has been resident at the works in recent weeks, apparently awaiting wagons to complete repairs. This is the oldest surviving Class 56, originally delivered from Romania as 56003, reaching Zeebrugge on 13th August 1976, as the second delivery from Craiova, entering traffic on 28th February 1977. Withdrawn in 1999 with worn centre castings, it reached Booth's scrapyard in Rotherham from Toton in February 2004.  In April 2004, it was sold into preservation, initially at MOD Ashchurch, and later at the Nene Valley Railway. In 2008 it became 56312 Artemis in the Hanson Traction fleet, a predecessor to DC Rail.

57303 Pride of Carlisle has been on the works since 25th January, and is believed to have swapped bogies with 57011. 57303 was D1957, delivered on 14th January 1967, later 47554 from October 1974 upon ETH conversion, and 47705 from March 1979, then allocated to Haymarket. Rebuilt in March 2003 to 57303 Alan Tracy, later to Network Rail and then DRS. This locomotive has seen use on GWR sleeper services.

56312 and 57011.

Mk 1 BSK 35469. BR Wolverton Lot 30721 1963.

Monday 24th April: 66096 5O61 09:53 Wembley - Eastleigh one
Tuesday 25th April:
Wednesday 26th April:
Thursday 27th April: 70812 was on the Westbury - Eastleigh - Westbury; 70014 returned to traffic with Freightliner one two
Friday 28th April: 70014 was on the Maritime - Wentloog - Maritime
Saturday 29th April:

Eastleigh Works: 10Apr - 11Apr (08879 operational) - 18Apr - 19Apr - 20 Apr - 24Apr - 25Apr - 26Apr - 27Apr - 28Apr