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.