Monday 2 December 2019

Eastleigh Works, 29th November 2019

87002 Royal Sovereign was new from BREL Crewe in June 1973, and was worked intensively on the West Coast route for 33 years until it hauled the last Class 87 diagram for Virgin in 2006. After a period of  Electric Traction Ltd. / AC Locomotive Group operation, much of it with the Caledonian Sleeper, it was sold to Locomotive Services Ltd on 5th November.

47848 alongside 87002. 848 was sent to Ilford in March 2018 as an ETH generator for stock, and was stored there in September 2018.

 08507 is a working shunter, seen here moving a Riviera Trains coach.

Mk 1 TSO 5009 has recently received attention at Nemesis Rail in Burton upon Trent.