Saturday 7 December 2019

2nd - 7th December 2019

159021 VSTP 5Z52 10:56 Salisbury - Southampton - Chandler's Ford - Romsey, passing Romsey on 2nd December. No further workings like this occurred through the week, where SWR + RMT (+DftT ?) appear to have abandoned their service to Romsey for the month of December.

DR98923 05:55 Effingham Jn. - Effingham Jn. rail head treatment train.

Sunday 1st December: 66740 5Z34 09:03 Bristol - Eastleigh one
Monday 2nd December:
Tuesday 3rd December: 31128 5Z31 09:50 Burton - Eastleigh one two three four five six, 0Z31 16:43 Eastleigh - Burton one
Wednesday 4th December:
Thursday 5th December: 802302 5X98 07:48 Eastleigh - Acton one two; 73963 + 73965 1Q68 16:00 Eastleigh - Dollands Moor
Friday 6th December:
Saturday 7th December: 801217 + 800210 5X66 02:35 Acton - Eastleigh

Eastleigh Works: 05Nov - 06Nov - 07Nov - 08Nov - 12Nov - 13Nov - 15Nov -21Nov - 22Nov - 26Nov

73963 + 73965 were present until Thursday, in the East Yard at Eastleigh, with a test train formation.

57312 continues to languish at the station.

59206 returned to traffic on Monday 2nd. 59003 continues to be located at GBRf in Doncaster.

The Southern Way Special No 16: The Bournemouth Electrification is rather interesting for coverage of the 1967 and onwards electrification, associated traffic, and infrastructure in this area, with which many readers are familiar.

The LNER HST era will end on Sunday 15th December. Here is 254010 in the early era of fixed set formations including power cars, which I recorded as 43074 and 43075,  at Edinburgh on 13th March 1979, having been delivered from BREL at Crewe in December 1977. My notes also record 27030, believed to be running past on the left, withdrawn in April 1986 and cut up by Vic Berry at Leicester in October 1987.
  • 43074 is now MTU powered 43274, was Spirit of Sunderland, and has just been transferred to EMR from ECML service.
  • 43075 is now VP185 powered and while in East Midlands colours was latterly in LNER service, and is now moved to Tyne Yard from Neville Hill formed up in a rake with NL65 for scrap.