Saturday 11 August 2018

5th - 11th August 2018

 66413 at Maritime, 5th August. Now stored 70015 in right background. Image by Ian Knight.

66413 on 4M67 14:17 Maritime - Hams Hall, at Test Lane, 7th August. Image by Ian Knight.

Sunday 5th August: (50049 + 50007) + 47727 on rear 5Z52 21:00 Basingstoke - Eastleigh one two three
Monday 6th August: 47749 + 47727 + 66713 0M27 11:57 Eastleigh - Leicester one two three four; 50007 + 50049 0Z50 14:02 Eastleigh - Kidderminster one two three four five. The line was blocked beyond Hinksey, so the 47s appear to have been sent to Wembley Yard, the 50s ran an altered route via Swindon; 37175 3Q10 20:53 Burton - Eastleigh
Tuesday 7th August: 37175 3Q01 22:30 Eastleigh - Wimbledon - Basingstoke - Reading - Basingstoke - Woking -Eastleigh
Wednesday 8th August: 37175 3Qxx 21:37 Eastleigh - Weymouth - Southampton - Fratton - St Denys - Eastleigh
Thursday 9th August: (60009 + 47760) + 47580 T+T 1Y50 08:45 Victoria - Weymouth; 1Y52 16:40 Weymouth - Southampton - Laverstock - Victoria; 37175 20:17½ Eastleigh - Bournemouth - Reading Triangle Sidings
Friday 10th August:
Saturday 11th August: 

Class 70s to store:
70002 - was running on 8th
70011 - last ran about 25th July, seen 10th at Leeds Midland Road
70015 - last ran on 4th one two three, then designated for dead in tow to Leeds (seen at Maritime with number obscured in upper right of picture at top of this update).

70801: repairs completed after about one year

Potential new timber freight flow to Totton Yard: a run was planned for Wednesday 15th: from Chirk (14:05 at Totton) - Thursday 16th: to Chirk (15:17 from Totton). Although not expected next week, if and when this operates, it is anticipated to be Colas Rail. There were three management-pose types in orange waistcoat hi-viz in Totton Yard on Thursday, so something is happening there.

GBRf stone train, operated earlier in the month: 
  • Monday 30th July: 6O44 19:27 Whatley - Southampton Up Yard
  • Tuesday 31st 6V43 09:07 Southampton Up Yard to Whatley
  • Continued to run cycle on Wed 1st and Thursday 2nd
  • Saturday 4th: 6M43 09:35 Southampton Up Yard - Wellingborough Up Tc Gbrf - but 66742 operated light engine, leaving the wagons in the yard
  • one two three four five six seven eight
These pink ONE containers (Ocean Network Express) - suddenly seem to be everywhere, and in the picture above. "Ocean Network Express was established on July 7, 2017 by the integration of 'K' Line, MOL and NYK". The colour is actually 'cherry blossom magenta'.