Saturday 2 February 2019

28th January - 2nd February 2019

Sunday 27th January: 37116 3Q37 23:34 Woking - Poole -Woking
Monday 28th January:
Tuesday 29th January:
Wednesday 30th January: 47815 0M59 12:28 Eastleigh -Leicester one two three four five; 50007 19:34 Reading - Eastleigh (it seems to have run early - 50007 is back at Eastleigh one two)
Thursday 31st January: 66519 4O66 20:18 Hunslet Yard - Maritime (hopper wagons to pass by Swaythling detector, arrived 06:09).
Friday 1st February: 66519 4E67 07:17 Maritime - York one two
Saturday 2nd February: 59003 0Z59 11:00 Eastleigh - Doncaster Roberts Road one two three

Next week: many Freightliner workings to/from Southampton Maritime are expected to run via Test Valley, Laverstock Loop and Andover. This relates to the 775m train length extension works currently ongoing around Maritime.

Network Rail CP6 contract changes:
  • DB Cargo are understood to have lost all work at Eastleigh Yard. The Scunthorpe train, goes to GBRf - this was often used to bring in and return Class 60 locos for Westbury.
  • Westbury - Eastleigh (Colas & DBC) goes to GBRf
  • Hoo - Eastleigh (Colas) goes to GBRf
  • Hinksey - Eastleigh (Freightliner) goes to Colas
      When implemented we will likely be seeing more GBRf, less DBC and it seems fewer Colas Class 70s.

70808 is out of traffic, initially in August at Tavistock Junction, and now at Cardiff (via Westbury)- fire damage / fuel hoses pipes and joints

Eastleigh Works: 09Jan - 10Jan - 11Jan - 15Jan - 17Jan

Maritime Transport and DB Cargo UK announce agreement to increase UK railfreight capacity
- DB Cargo UK will be contracted to run Maritime Intermodal’s rail operations out of Felixstowe and Southampton.
- Maritime Intermodal will take responsibility for DB Cargo UK’s existing intermodal customers on its Felixstowe and Southampton services.

- "The removal of diesel only passenger trains from the national rail network by 2040 is achievable."
- "The removal of diesel only freight and maintenance (Yellow Rail) trains from the national rail network presents unique challenges. There is no alternative independent power source available"