Monday, 24 July 2017

The Northern Belle, 23rd July 2017

68025 Superb + 68028

  • 1Z68 09:58 Victoria - Eastleigh - the passengers went to the docks to see the ocean liners
  • 1Z69 16:00 Eastleigh - Southampton - Redbridge - Laverstock - Victoria - after which ECS to Kidderminster

The outward train arriving at Eastleigh. The Mk1 coaches are Kitchen First 325 (at some time 2907 in the Royal Train) and 1566. Image by Ian Knight.

68028 on the rear of the consist, heading into the works for servicing. Image by Ian Knight.

The return train passing Redbridge in the rain. Image by Ian Knight,

Conditions in Romsey were considerably heavier rain.

68028 is in a simpler DRS scheme, and is expected to be assigned to Trans-Pennine services. It came off the boat at Workington as recently as 23rd May.