Sunday 25 February 2018

Eastleigh, 24th February 2018

Cold with a clear sky - American Midwest like lighting conditions. Also good for passing aviation at altitude.

Continuing the American theme, here is 70008 "smokin' like an Alco" on 4O14 07:33 Lawley Street - Maritime.

70003 approaches with 4O27 05:21 Garston - Maritime.

At the works 66788 (66238) awaits a return to traffic with GBRf.

66727 Maritime One continues its residence for workings from Eastleigh.

66596 leads 4O90 05:27 Leeds - Maritime.This is one of these leased from JP Morgan / Beacon. I understand that 66595 may have been delayed awaiting wheelsets for transfer to Poland, but it seems to be at Midland Road this weekend. 66596 is the next candidate for export after 66595.

Still in the remnants of DRS 'Compass' scheme, 66413 is at the front of 4O29 08:20 Basford Hall - Maritime.

Seen from the platform at Eastleigh, this is N732AN a B777-323ER on American Airlines flight  AA39 from Heathrow to Miami, ascending through 16000 feet.