Sunday 7 January 2018

Diverts at Dunbridge, 6th January 2018

A father and son, who had just disembarked from a local train, admire 66524, complete with job opportunities advert, as it trundles over the crossing as 0O26 (?) 09:20 Hinksey - Maritime - all eastbound trains appeared subject to a slack. 66524 was the second of two trains at this time, but the the level crossing barriers did not go up for some 5 minutes after it had passed, assumed to be an intervention from the Salisbury signalman. 66524 has been on Eastleigh - Hinksey duties in the past week, and features revised headlights, fitted after a visit to Brush Loughborough in October - November 2014..

66415 with 4O14 07:30 Lawley St - Maritime, one of three Freightliner locomotives still in the remnants of the DRS Compass colours - the others are 66413 and 66419. Also seen here at Nursling.

70017 leads 4O27 05:21 Garston - Maritime. A few minutes later at Nursling.

70004 with 4O90 05:27 Leeds - Maritime, still height restricted, and with many pocket and small wheel wagons. Also seen at Romsey.

66536 + 70011 (DIT) 4O29 08:20 Basford Hall - Maritime. Seen earlier at Reading West: one two.

70011 appears to be for repair at Maritime. On Thursday 4th, this loco and 70020 were noted being dragged from Ipswich to Crewe, and noted as for repair: one two.