Sunday 3 March 2019

Departures from Eastleigh Works, Saturday 2nd March 2019

47815 Lost Boys 68 - 88 0M60 11:50 Eastleigh - Leicester, returnin for ROG duties.

As D1748 the locomotive was new from Brush on 1st July 1964. As 47155 in early 1976 the locomotive had an interesting loan to the CEGB to act as an exciter at West Thurrock Power Station in Essex. 

66207 leads empty stock as 5Z54 14:24 Eastleigh - Doncaster Belmont Down Yard, for the Tornado and Alycidon charter on Sunday 3rd. (55009 had traction motor issues, train delayed at Drem, failed at Berwick, some passengers onto LNER, 67004 dragged the train south & video)

3141 is a relatively recently overhauled FO, built at BR Swindon to Lot 30717, entering traffic in February 1964. In 1976 it became RSO (Restaurant Second Open) E1063 and in December 1981 became SO 3608, running until August 1988 when it reverted to 3141 in charter services. Following a period of storage, sent to Nemesis Rail at Burton in August 2015, being delivered to Eastleigh in August 2018 for completion and return to traffic.