Tuesday 29 January 2019

Freightliner Class 70 locomotives at Eastleigh, 26th January 2019

Currently 9 of the Freightliner Class 70 locomotives are in traffic, leaving 10 in storage.
In traffic: 70002 / 03 / 05 / 06 / 07 / 08 / 10 / 15 /20 .

The last three of these were on workings through Eastleigh on Saturday 26th. Also 70006 & 70007 were believed to be at Maritime.

Rumours continue that Freightliner will need the Class 70s to be assigned to the Mendip stone flows in the later 2019 period.

Two views of 70015 taken while paused at Campbell Road with 4B06 11:10 Maritime - Eastleigh. Another angle.

70015 ran around its train, and appears to be in position for 08:54 working back to Maritime on Monday. 66082 to the right had arrived with 4O43 04:11 from Wakefield Europort. On the left 70010 arrives with 4O27 05:21 Garston - Maritime.

The Garston did not have a crew change and ran to the end of the platform before proceeding. Another view of the departure.

4O90 05:27 Leeds - Maritime ran in a different path from typical, and sat for an hour earlier at Bescot, arriving at Eastleigh at 14:46½. 70020 seen from Campbell Road upon the departure for the remaining leg to Maritime.