Saturday 1 June 2019

27th May - 1st June 2019

70006 4M99 17:00 Maritime - Trafford Park, arriving at Eastleigh, 31st May.

66121 4V39 17:36 Eastern Docks - Cowley, passing Eastleigh, 31st May.

66594 4O57 13:29 Wentloog - Maritime, departs Eastleigh, 31st May.

802205 and 802206, order unknown, no visible numbers, at the T&RSMD sidings at Eastleigh, 31st May.

66083 is prepared for tour duty, Eastleigh Works, 31st May.

70816 on inspection, Eastleigh Works, 31st May. A dmu car lies alongside.

Monday 27th May: 67004 + 67021 5Z47 05:24 Stewarts Lane - Southampton one two three four, 1Z47 09:09 Southampton - Victoria one two three four five six; 800101 5X82 08:24 Eastleigh - North Pole one two three
Tuesday 28th May: 180107 5Q87 08:50 Heaton - Eastleigh one two three; 70809 0Z07 09:47 Eastleigh - Wareham - Eastleigh one two
Wednesday 29th May: 180101 5Q15 10:05 Eastleigh - Heaton one two
Thursday 30th May: 66732 + 802206 + 802205 6X80 00:01 Dollands Moor - Eastleigh one two three four five six seven eight nine47815 0O86 09:55 Leicester - Eastleigh one two, 5E24 15:56 Eastleigh - Leeds Balm Road one two
Friday 31st May: 66083 5M61 21:30 Eastleigh - Wembley (for UK Railtours 'The Curvey Weaver'; 60001 7O43 21:12 Westbury - Eastleigh (I heard this passing through Romsey, was noisy and was wondering if unusual...), 03:28 7V97 Eastleigh - Westbury
Saturday 1st June: 60103 1Z04 15:03 Salisbury - Eastleigh Signal E97 one, 1Z05 16:36 Eastleigh Signal E97 - Salisbury; 66171 6O12 14.57 Llanwern - Eastleigh (JSA wagons for Eastleigh Works) one

Didcot - Oxford 175 on 15th June

- Flying Scotsman and Clun Castle
and a reflection of the 150 event as seen at Radley

A good read: "Right Away" by Steve Davies

"Steve Davies spent 48 years working in the railway industry from 1969 to 2017. His insider’s view of the railways is presented in an easy to read style that will appeal to those in the industry as well as those for whom the jargon would be incomprehensible without Steve’s explanations. He started work as a messenger boy and in 1982 he took his first driving turn. He subsequently kept 148 notebooks recording the details of all the trains he had driven including details of trains, times, number of coaches or tonnage of freight hauled. This fascinating insight into the day-to-day workings of the railway industry will be of interest to railway workers, enthusiasts and all of us who have ever wondered “What’s it really like to drive a train?”."
Interesting tales in a self-published biography by a recently retired Westbury driver, seeing through from the 1970s to the near present day.

- could someone please donate some commas to whoever writes these?

Flickr - indexing of uploads seems to be slow and delayed, I cannot see any yet from Friday 31st.