Monday 26 November 2018

Cross Country Train Fire, Brockenhurst, 26th November 2018


On SWR webpage (the grammar is as shown on the page):
What going on
Following a fire on a Cross Country train at Brockenhurst, all lines have now reopened.  Train services running through this station may be cancelled, delayed or revised. Disruption is expected until 16:00 26/11.

What we're doing about it

We have been informed that there was a fire on a Cross Country train in the Brockenhurst area. 
Emergency services attended and have dealt with the incident.  During this time no trains were able to run through Brockenhurst as the power to the line had to be switched off to allow emergency services access to the railway, resulting in a queue of trains in the area.  Power has been restored but there may be residual delays and alteration to services

Replacement buses are available running between Southampton Central and Bournemouth.
For further information or onward travel advice please speak to a member of staff or use a station help point.
We are very sorry for any delay that this may cause to your journey.
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Saturday 24 November 2018

44871 returns to Southall, 24th November 2018

44871 + 99035 5Z68 08:10 Swanage - Southampton UGL (run around) - Laverstock - Southall

 Passing Redbridge, about to cross over to the Test Valley line. Image by Ian Knight.

 Three pictures, approaching and passing Romsey.

44871 was completed by the LMS at Crewe in 1945. In July 1968 it was finally reallocated from Bolton to Carnforth, prior to hauling the Fifteen Guinea Special,  which was the final curtain for BR steam on 11th August 1968.

Support coach 99035 was BSK 35322 built to Lot 30699 at BR Wolverton in 1962.Withdrawn from BR service in June 1988, becoming support coach for 70000, running as 99035 since July 1992, for a while in the Queen of Scots train, before sale to West Coast in 2008.

Further coverage: one two three four five six seven eight nine ten eleven

19th - 24th November 2018

59203 passes Romsey with 7O40 13:35 Merehead - Eastleigh, 23rd November.

Monday 19th November: 47853 + 47805 5Z80 08:20 Crewe - Bristol - Salisbury - Eastleigh one two three four, 47853 0Z80 15:48 Eastleigh - Crewe one; 73962 + 73964 1Q51 11:15 Derby - Eastleigh - Weymouth - Eastleigh; 60062 7O43 21:12 Westbury - Eastleigh; 66726 5S66 20:08 Craigentinny - Eastleigh (Royal Scotsman ECS), arrived Tuesday 06:27
Tuesday 20th November: 60062 7V98 03:28 Eastleigh - Merehead, 7O44 21:12 Westbury - Botley one two; 73962 + 73964 1Q52 10:37 Eastleigh - Portsmouth Harbour - Littlehampton - Portsmouth Harbour - Totton Yard - Havant - Guildford - Havant - Fareham - Eastleigh - Woking - Lymington Pier -Eastleigh
Wednesday 21st November: 60062 7V97 02:59 Botley - Merehead, 6O43 21:12 Westbury - Eastleigh one two three; 73962 + 73964 1Q53 11:48 Eastleigh  - Southampton Up Yard - Wimbledon Park - Southampton Up Yard- Wimbledon Park - Totton Yard - Eastleigh - Romsey - Eastleigh one two three
Thursday 22nd November: 60062 6V98 03:28 Eastleigh - Merehead, 7O44 21:12 Westbury - Botley; 73962 + 73964 1Q54 12:27 Eastleigh - Hither Green one; 800301 5X82 11:54 Acton - Eastleigh one
Friday 23rd November: 60062 7V97 02:59 Botley - Merehead
Saturday 24th November: 44871 5Z68 08:10 Swanage - Southall

Eastleigh Works: 29Oct - 01Nov - 05Nov - 09Nov

Sunday 18 November 2018

Eastleigh, 17th November 2018

Bright lower sunshine at Eastleigh on a Saturday morning, however no 4O27 from Garston, following no northbound 4M98 on Friday.

66740, 66770, 59003, 70810 & 70816.

66508 4O14 07:20 Lawley Street - Maritime.

66558 0O26 / 0W26 10:50 Hinksey - Maritime.

70005 4O90 05:27 Leeds - Maritime.

66092 4O40 10:44 Morris Cowley - Eastern Docks.

66547 4O29 08:50 Basford Hall - Maritime.

TIPH 93405 is a KFA wagon. It looks a bit tatty, and the wagon number board is not to the typical standard seen in the Touax wagons maintained at Eastleigh. In 2013 it was reported to be stored at Long Marston, but in 2017 it was in a 6Z50  train formation, rather than the more usual Class 4 for liner trains. Is it about to enter the works, or is it in civil engineer's service?

Saturday 17 November 2018

12th - 17th November 2018

59002 ALAN J DAY passes Romsey with 7V07 12:41 Chichester - Merehead.

60062 Stainless Pioneer is covering some Mendip stone workings, as there is an apparent shortage of Class 59 traction. Here it leads 7O40 13:35 Merehead - Eastleigh on 16th November.

Monday 12th November: 66707 4Y08 08:37 Eastleigh - Hexthorpe one two three; 800312 5X82 11:56 Acton Main Line -  Eastleigh one two; 60062 0O43 21:12 Westbury - Eastleigh
Tuesday 13th November: 60062 7V98 03:28 Eastleigh - Merehead (empties from Friday)
Wednesday 14th November;
Thursday 15th November: 43013 + 43062 1Q23 15:13 Salisbury - Southampton UGL - Salisbury (at Westbury)60062 7O44 21:12 Westbury - Botley
Friday 16th November: 60062 7V97 03:02 Botley - Merehead, 7O40 13:35 Merehead - Eastleigh, 7V33 20:00 Eastleigh - Merehead
Saturday 17th November:

It is possible that 60062 has made further nocturnal workings.

44871 on Saturday 24th.

Sunday 11 November 2018

Diverts at Dunbridge, 10th November 2018

A bit of a damp day.

66524 4O14 07:29 Lawley Street - Maritime. Also seen by Mike Lalley.

70006 4O27 05:21 Garston - Maritime. Again also seen by Mike Lalley. 70006 had worked north on 4M98 on the day before, arriving at Garston at 00:35.

66558 0Z26 10:20 Hinksey - Swindon -Melksham - Westbury - Maritime. A 6O26 Hinksey - Eastleigh was in the timetable, running vi Petersfield, and the light engine was then to route via Fareham to Maritime. This working became the alternative with no load. So wet and dark at this time that I had taken to the protection of the platform shelter.

70015 4O29 08:50 Basford Hall - Maritime. This locomotive was reinstated from storage last week.

66221 6N01 14: 25 St Denys - Laverstock - Woking - Petersfield - Eastleigh East Yard. Seen earlier at St Denys. 66221 had worked light engine 0N01 from Westbury to Eastleigh on Friday evening.

No Leeds, Margam or Mountfield services, although these were in the timetable.

Saturday 10 November 2018

5th - 10th November 2018

70006 passes Romsey with 4M98 17:30 Maritime - Garston, 9th November.

Monday 5th November: 60062 7O43 21:12 Westbury - Eastleigh
Tuesday 6th November: 60062 7V98 03:28 Eastleigh - Merehead, 7O44 21:12 Westbury - Botley one; 37219 23:11 Reading - Portsmouth - Woking - Eastleigh; 442404 + 442414 5Q42 16:50 Fratton - Southampton - Woking - Southampton - Fratton one two three
Wednesday 7th November: 60062 7V97 02:59 Botley - Merehead; 59003 0Z60 09:42 Doncaster - Eastleigh (but went to Westbury before going to Eastleigh) one two three; 442404 + 442414 4Q30 10:25 Fratton - Bournemouth, 5Q31 14:09 Bournemouth - Fratton one; 37219 at Eastleigh one
Thursday 8th November: 180112 5Q86 08:45 Crofton - Eastleigh one two; 60062 7O44 21:12 Westbury - Botley one two three four five six; 37219 23:44 Eastleigh - Romsey- Bristol; 
Friday 9th November: 60062 7V97 02:59 Botley - Merehead; 180102 5Q12 10:21 Eastleigh - Heaton one two
Saturday 10th November: 395017 + 395018 1Z85 12:48 Portsmouth Harbour - Southampton one two three four, 1Z86 14:10 Southampton - Portsmouth Harbour one two three

It's possible that 60062 may have had other nocturnal workings.

47813 outside Eastleigh Works

66413 named Lest We Forget at Southampton on 5th November. A further Tweet. At work this week one two three four five

Wednesday 7 November 2018

Diesels at the Churnet Valley Railway, 20th October 2018

In addition to 33021.

20057 (D8057 delivered in May 1961 to Sheffield Darnall, withdrawn 1994) has had a nomadic retirement, where I have previously seen it at Long Marston and Butterley, and it was at Barrow Hill as well. The engine is currently removed for overhaul and repair, in the adjacent shed, but it it appears that this will be a challenging restoration.

Former Eastleigh allocated 33102. I recall this working with the "Swedish Scrubber" at Salisbury in the early 1990s, for which it was dedicated locomotive, with smoke emerging from the bogies / underframe which did not look encouraging. I don't recall a train consist like that once seen at Grateley. Withdrawn 6th November 1992, and now preserved at the Churnet Valley Railway for 25 years. When seen it was poorly, but was revived by the middle of the day.

6 Roger H Bennett is a Yorkshire Engine 'Janus' (works no. 2748 of 1959), which arrived at the Churnet Valley in 2008.

D3800 (BR Derby, December 1959) is the former 08633. Latterly it was shunter at Axiom Rail in Stoke. The vacuum brake has been reinstated in preservation.

PAA 4 wheel open sand hopper wagon WBB 30025 (formerly BIS 7954) was part of orders split between Standard Wagon and WH Davis in 1981-83 (this example appears to be from WH Davis). This type of wagon was the last to carry sand from Oakamoor in 1988 when the traffic ceased to go by rail. 

Monday 5 November 2018

Three Class 70s, Eastleigh, 3rd November 2018

 Two shots of 70008 starting away with 4O27 05:21 Garston - Maritime.

70008 returned to traffic in June with clean bogies.

This is believed to be 70010's first working 4O90 05:27 Leeds - Maritime after return to service from storage, into which it was placed in May. The bogies are not clean.

G&W report "Return of remaining excess equipment now less likely due to strong commercial demand" & "Hiring and training of new U.K. locomotive drivers top priority for new and existing business".

70006 trundles in with 4O29 08:50 Basford Hall - Maritime. Again this locomotive was stored in May, and reinstated in September.

Sunday 4 November 2018

Eastleigh Works, 3rd November 2018

73101 formerly The Royal Alex, new in October 1965 and withdrawn in May 2002. 

The Freightliner HTAs seen last week appear to be gone, apart from their bogies. The IIAs from GBRf traffic appear now to belong to Touax, the logos are newly applied. This is 37 70 6791 045-7 built by IRS in Romania in 2008. Returning to traffic for the winter?

Similar 37 70 6791 066-3.

Saturday 3 November 2018

Science & Industry Museum, Manchester, 16th October

The Science & Industry Museum, formerly MOSI (Museum of Science of Industry), at the Liverpool Road Station. I had visited the location once before, for The Great Railway Exposition in 1980.

Rocket of 1829, on tour, having already visited Newcastle, eventually headed for York.

Novelty replica of 1929, incorporating wheels and one cylinder of the original from 1829. The 1980 replica is now at the Swedish Railway Museum, Gävle,

Planet replica of 1992.

EM2 (Class 77) NS 1505 (27001) ARIADNE built by BR at Gorton Works, new to traffic in March 1954.

Cab of EM1 76039 HECTOR (26048, 76048 ) built at Gorton Works, entering traffic in October 1952. Seen here in BR traffic at Penistone.

This locomotive latterly ran in an air brake only configuration.

Yes, I do know that Manchester was historically in Lancashire.

Campbell Road Bridge - to be strengthened and refurbished, 3rd November 2018

Daily Echo: 'More needs to be done' - reaction as railways get a £2bn funding boost

"Network Rail will deliver track renewals at Shawford and Eastleigh, as well strengthening and refurbishing the railway bridge at Campbell Road, Eastleigh."

Today, 3rd November

Meanwhile, daytime closures in week of 12th November.

Steam at the Churnet Valley Railway, 20th October 2018

USATC S160 2-8-0 5197 (Lima, 1945) spent its working career in China as KD6.463. Restored to traffic on the Churnet Valley in early 2017. Seen upon arrival at Froghall.

The first train of the day is ready for departure.

The S160 runs around at Ipstones.

Polish TKh49 no. 2944 "Hotspur" surrounded in steam at Cheddleton.

Later, with a train for Leekbrook Junction and back to Cheddleton.

29th October - 3rd November 2018

59101  Village of Whatley approaches Romsey with 7O40 13:35 Merehead to Eastleigh, 2nd November. (60062 went to Wooton Bassett).

OK 19310 is an "end" JHA, on the tail of the formation.

Sunday 28th October: 60062 7O44 21:20 Westbury - Botley one
Monday 29th October: 60062 7V97 02:58 Botley - Merehead, 7O43 21:12 Westbury - Eastleigh one two; 56103 0Z33 09:53 Willesden - Eastleigh one two, 6Z34 14:04 Eastleigh - Willesden one two three
Tuesday 30th October: 60062 7V98 03:28 Eastleigh - Merehead, 7O44 21:12 Westbury - Botley one two three four
Wednesday 31st October: 60062 7V97 02:59 Botley - Merehead; 47812 + stored and for repair 47813 0O86 10:00 Leicester - Eastleigh one two three four five
Thursday 1st November: 47815 (completed collision and other repairs, repaint and covered nameplate) + 47812 0N42 12:00 Eastleigh - Crewe one two three four five six
Friday 2nd November: 47815 was named Lost Boys 68-88 at Crewe one two, name previously on 56098
Saturday 3rd November:

Eastleigh Works: 18Oct (47815 being painted) - 19Oct - 22Oct - 23Oct - 25Oct - 26Oct

70002, 70010 & 70015 returned to the operational DFGI pool on Monday. 70002 & 70015 had reached Maritime by Thursday. 70010 at Midland Road one, 70015 on the 31st: one two

£2 billion for rail in Hampshire - Network Rail Media (includes a bridge refurbishment at Eastleigh - Campbell Road?)

Changes at Flickr: