Tuesday 24 December 2019

Class 70s at Eastleigh, 17th and 20th December 2019

70001 PowerHaul with 4O90 06:08 Leeds - Maritime approaching Eastleigh on Tuesday 17th. 70001 was recently returned to traffic, in mid-November. In the background 66848 is departing from the East Yard towards Hinksey with 6V27.

A rather closer image, showing clean bogies reflecting work for reinstatement. Earlier, at Basingstoke and Worting.

70805 arriving at Eastligh as a 0Zxx 10:00 Westbury - Eastleigh on 17th. In a sign of the idiocy of the modern railway, and consequent increase to carbon footprint, 59003 made the same journey, also light engine, some 6 minutes behind. Joined up thinking could even promote the concept of a 'train' for such instances.

70805 reversed in platform 2, and made a smoky departure.

On Friday 20th, 70007 arrives for a crew change with 4M61 13:00 Maritime - Trafford Park. A few moments earlier.