Saturday 16 November 2019

11th - 16th November 2019

66709 with part of a ballast cleaner set, 6V41 Eastleigh - Westbury on Thursday 14th, also seen at Eastleigh. Image by Ian Knight.

Monday 11th November: 
Tuesday 12th November: 67025 0Z25 06:15 Eastleigh - Wembley; 67008 + TfW Mk4 set led by 82226 (this set one two?) 5Z25 16:53 Eastleigh - Willesden, 5Zxx 20:15 Willesden - Reading - Westbury - Romsey - Eastleigh one two; 47815 + 47848 0O86 21:16 Ilford - Eastleigh (47848 will need works attention, currently in SROG storage pool)
Wednesday 13th November: 47815 5M62 14:37 Eastleigh - Leicester one two three four
Thursday 14th November: 802204 5X99 13:04 Acton - Eastleigh one
Friday 15th November: 180108 5Q12 10:12 Eastleigh - Heaton one two; 802301 5Q53 07:42 Eastleigh - Doncaster one two; 66590 + 47830 4O49 09:22 Basford Hall - Maritime (47830 to Eastleigh works for air tank recertification) one two three four47813 0M61 20:50 Eastleigh - Leicester
Saturday 16th November: 37521 3Z79 12:25 Derby - Eastleigh one two

ved at Eastleigh from Wembley by Sat 9th one two three four five six but later returned there on Tuesday 12th, as shown. It was returning south again on Fri 15th, at least as far as Wembley one.

70001's recent first return to traffic did not last long, it was returned to storage about 6th November, but is now once again reinstated and in the DFGI pool, noted on Thursday arriving from Leeds: one .

Brighton Belle set to Eastleigh in Spring 2020?

"The latest expectation is that testing of the Belle unit will be in spring 2020. When the systems and their wiring are all in place and static testing yields perfect results (don’t forget we are replacing all the electrical equipment and wiring on an original 1930s train.

When the interior fitting is complete, the Belle unit consisting of four of the six original cars will be moved from Shirebrook to Eastleigh for testing on the third rail, and the testing regime is currently unclear. Following the successful commercial test running, charter and public runs will start.This could be August 2020."