Saturday, 11 July 2020

57312 Pig Drags, 10th & 11th July 2020


Friday 10th July: 57312 + 442402 5Q86 10:30 Wolverton Centre Sidings - Bournemouth T&R.S.M.D

57312 leads the train through Eastleigh. The train departed Wolverton about 100 minutes late, and ran so throughout.

Leading DBC coach 77383 of 442402.

MBC to be MBS 62938 with new electrical arrangement, although the new cabinets were fitted before it was moved north on 16th May. Compare with the same coach when new. It was separated from the rest of the unit and retained at Eastleigh for a while from 2018 for the start of electrical work.

A few minutes later, 5Q86 passes Redbridge. Image by Ian Knight.
 
Saturday 11th July: 57312 +  442413 5Q70 06:35 Bournemouth T&R.S.M.D - Wolverton Centre Sidings - the train was 190 minutes late leaving Bournemouth. 442413 was in service until the lockdown period.

57312 rounds the curve through the junction at Redbridge.

 DTC 442413 of 77394.

MBS 62949 is still configured with the 4-REP electrical package.

DTS 77418 on the rear with tail lamp.

6th - 11th July 2020


59003 YEOMAN HIGHLANDER hauling 6V41 14:48 Eastleigh - Westbury at Dunbridge, 6th July. The OCAs were 112321 and 112135, the latter being visually rough riding.

66541 leading 4O57 13:29 Wentloog - Maritime, Dunbridge, 6th July.


66512 approaches Redbridge with 6V07 12:41 Chichester - Merehead, 7th July.

66532 P&O Nedlloyd Atlas reaches the places other 66s do not reach, having worked in with 4O49 09:31 Basford Hall - Maritime.

66732 leads 4Y19 1230 Mountfield - Western Docks, Eastleigh, 10th July

Monday 6th July: 37219 0Z37 10:21 Derby - Salisbury - Romsey - Eastleigh; 37025 + 37099 1Q51 11:51 Derby - Eastleigh - Weymouth - Eastleigh one two three four five six seven eight
Tuesday 7th July: 37219 (with survey fittings) 0C01 09:08 Eastleigh - Hove - Eastleigh one two three four; 73961 + 73965 0Z01 10:00 Derby - Eastleigh one two; 37025 + 37099 1Q52 10:37 Eastleigh - Portsmouth Harbour - Littlehampton - Portsmouth Harbour - Totton Yard - Fareham - Eastleigh - Woking Winchester Baltic Siding - Lymington Pier -Eastleigh
Wednesday 8th July: 37219 0C01 08:57 Eastleigh - Littlehampton - Horsham - Littlehampton - Eastleigh one two three; 73961 + 73965 1Q53 11:48 Eastleigh - Up Yard - Wimbledon - Up Yard, 1Q53 one two three four five, 18:04 Up Yard - Wimbledon - Totton - Romsey - Eastleigh; 37025 + 37099 0Z02 12:00 Eastleigh - Nottingham one two three four
Thursday 9th July: 37219 0Z37 10:05 Eastleigh -Redbridge - Salisbury - Derby;73961 + 73965 1Q54 12:45 Eastleigh - Tonbridge one two
Friday 10th July: 57312 + 442402 5Q86 10:30 Wolverton - Bournemouth one two three four five
Saturday 11th July: 57312 +  442413 5Q70 06:35 Bournemouth - Wolverton Flickr for the day

Eastleigh Works: 10Jun - 11Jun - 16Jun - 17Jun - 19Jun (442401 stripped for scrap)

Some Eastleigh - Staines - Up Yard 5Qxx paths seem to be in place for Class 701 testing, but not seen running yet.


Friday, 10 July 2020

Eastleigh Works, 10th July 2020


08507 of Riviera has emerged again, and may have been receiving attention since last noted in January.

Two coaches from 314204, PTS 71453 & DMS 64589, stand in the scrap line, beyond 43083 of Locomotive Services. 

50026 Indomitable.
 
442412 arrived  on 12th March from Ely, and is for disposal.

Thursday, 9 July 2020

37219 returns to Derby, 9th July 2020


37219 0Z37 1012 Eastleigh East Yard - Derby R.T.C.(Network Rail)

Seen passing Dunbridge.

As a sign of the times, noting that both crew members are wearing face coverings.

Onwards to Lockerley.


Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Tractors on the Test Train, Redbridge, 7th July 2020


37025 + 37099 1Q52 1037 Eastleigh - Portsmouth Harbour - Littlehampton - Portsmouth Harbour - Totton - Eastleigh - Guildford - Fareham - Winchester - Lymington Pier - Eastleigh.

Same test train coaches as a month ago.

37025 Inverness TMD leads through Redbridge.

37099 MERL EVANS 1947-2016 leads with the next stage of the schedule.

66532 at the left, as the train heads into Redbridge.

37099 in a closer view.

The train proceeds towards Millbrook.


Monday, 6 July 2020

37219 makes a move to Eastleigh, 6th July 2020


37219 Jonty Jarvis 8-12-1998 to 18-3-2005  0Z37 10:21 Derby RTC to Eastleigh Yard
 - expected to work Coastway route learning trains

At the same time, 37025 + 37099 have arrived on the monthly test train.

Two pictures when passing Dunbridge.



Some minutes later, passing Redbridge. Image by Ian Knight.

Sunday, 5 July 2020

KTA wagons arrive from Wentloog


4O57 13:29 Wentloog -Maritime, arriving at destination. 8 of the 75 potentially limited lease time KTA wagons in one train! 

97730
97762
97712
97763 loaded
97764 loaded
97767
97769 loaded
97749

66526 Driver Steve Dunn (George) arrives from Wentloog.

97730.

97764.

97767.

97749.

Saturday, 4 July 2020

29th June - 4th July 2020


66792, one of the last remnants of Rush Rail, soon after arrival at Eastleigh, 1st July. Image by Ian Knight.

Monday 29th June: 47815 + 442411 5Q70 06:35 Bournemouth - Wolverton Flickr for the day
Tuesday 30th June:
Wednesday 1st July: 73141 + 66792 0Y68 09:39 Tonbridge - Eastleigh one two three four five six seven eight nine ten eleven
Thursday 2nd July: 67023 + 67027 1X23 15:13 Salisbury - Southampton Up Loop - Salisbury Flickr for the day
Friday 3rd July:
Saturday 4th July:


KTA pocket wagon return to lessor? Anticipated on one discussion board, when further FWA Ecofret wagons anticipated for operation by Freightliner. The complete delivery of 75 KTA wagons is intact on TOPS, and all of them have been noted over the past 5 years around this area.


Cross-Country are dropping Winchester and Brockenhurst stops from 6th, their message is still:


Friday, 3 July 2020

Test Train at Redbridge, 2nd July 2020


67023 + 67027 1X23 15:13 Salisbury - Southampton Up Loop - Salisbury

The same two test cars as one year ago, but the runner and facilities coaches were different.

67027 Charlotte
9806 Network Rail support coach (with retention toilet)
977997 Radio Survey Train Test coach
72631 Plain Line Pattern Recognition vehicle "PLPR1"
6397 Brake force runner (HST barrier until 2018)
67023 Stella


The train was running about 50 minutes early, not having had to wait at loops on the Exeter - Salisbury section earlier, and it beat me to Redbridge. Image by Ian Knight.

67027 leads the return.

9806 was built as Mk2E TSO 5840 to Lot 30844 in December 1972, converted to Open Brake Unclassified at Wolverton in December 1999 for Caledonian Sleeper use.

977997.

72631.

6397 was built as BG 81600, to Lot 30716 by Gloucester RC&W in June 1963, and was a 100 mph NEA with public address by 1979. Became 92190 in July 1983, to differentiate from the general BG series. Converted to HST barrier 6397 in February 1995. To test train use in 2018.

67023 on the rear.

Thursday, 2 July 2020

Dunbridge, 1st July 2020


59202 Alan Meddows Taylor MD Mendip Rail Limited leads 6V16 11:56 Fareham - Whatley, mostly formed of the latest Touax red JNA wagons.

Touax JNA 81.70.5500.848-3 was delivered to the UK in March, being at Wembley on 18th of that month, the bogies may have previously run under Freightliner HHA wagons.

In its recently revised GBRf scheme, 59003 YEOMAN HIGHLANDER worked a very early 0V41 from Eastleigh - Westbury.

66512 with 7V62 13:21 Up Yard - Whatley, formed of an O&K JYA rake, supplemented by a KEA and a JNA at each end.

Tuesday, 30 June 2020

47815 on 442 drag, Ashurst, 29th June 2020


47815 + 442411 5Q70 0635 Bournemouth T&R.S.M.D - Wolverton Centre Sidings, passing Ashurst New Forest. A fair bit of time was lost between Poole and Christhurch, but was made up later in the journey. 

442411 has been operational following storage at Ely in 2016-17, and has been sent to Wolverton with the original 4-REP equipment fitted.

47815 Lost Boys 68-88 leads the train with four barrier coaches.

Barrier ADB 977087 is attached to 442411, the third-rail shoes and beam have been removed.

There is an interesting tail lamp hook arrangement.

Sunday, 28 June 2020

701002 returns from Wareham to Eastleigh Works, 27th June 2020


66741 Swanage Railway + 701002 + 66775 HMS Argyll 
 - 6X70 0513½ Worgret Jn - Eastleigh Works Gbrf
 - departed 28 minutes late, and was 52 minutes late on arrival at Eastleigh, just as rain started to fall.

66741 leads as the train approaches the Campbell Road Bridge. The first barrier was 87.80.2797.014-3, an IWA Cargowaggon, which appears to have only recently been converted..

DMS 489002 at the No.2 end, and the special coupling to the Cargowaggon.

Detail of the bogie and the rather unusual 'retractable' 3rd rail shoe arrangement, the cover marked 'No Step', with arrangement tied up by cord for this journey.

DMS 480002, the No.1 end.

The second IWA was 87.80.2797.013-5, similar in recent background to that above.

The following ballast / brake wagons were IGB Cargowaggons, some of which had previously been seen on the Class 802 delivery workings from Dollands Moor.

33.80.4737.023-8
33.80.4737.002-2
33.80.4737.027-9
33.80.4737.047-7
33.80.4737.039-4

66775 on the rear.