Saturday 29 February 2020

24th - 29th February 2020

Keeping to the named theme of this website, here are D1935 (47805) Roger Hosking MA 1925-2013 + D1944 (47501) Craftsman approaching Eastleigh on 27th. 59003 lurks in the background.

The partially re-instated track layout at Eastleigh, with platform 2 back into usage for Southampton bound traffic. While 444036 runs through a slack in the Up direction, 66505 departs with 4O14 05:00 Garston - Maritime on 27th.

66587 AS ONE WE CAN passing Romsey with 4O57 13:29 Wentloog - Maritime on 28th, which earlier worked through the slip area at Milford. The following stone train ended up delayed by the better part of an hour, and consequently passed through after dark.

Monday 24th February: 37254 3Q03 08:15 Derby - Eastleigh one two three; 3Qxx 20:26 Eastleigh - Hither Green
Tuesday 25th February: 801201 + 802219 5X99 12:31 Acton - Eastleigh one two three four five
Wednesday 26th February: 
Thursday 27th February: 47805 + 47501 0Z36 07:17 Crewe - Eastleigh one two three four; 66762 (LT stock 4TC + 45029 + 12 Sarah Siddons) 5Z12 10:56 West Ruislip - Eastleigh one two three four; 57312 5O86 12:00 Ely - Eastleigh one
Friday 28th February: 66759 + 801224 5Q98 08:20 Eastleigh - Acton one two three four; 47501 + 47805 + 87002 5Z36 10:50 Eastleigh - Crewe (86101 reported to have failed brake test) one two three four five six seven eight; 57312 5M59 13:53 Eastleigh - Leicester one
Saturday 29th February:

Pacer 141108 has been at Eastleigh Works for a couple of weeks, and is understood to be present for a repaint.

150001 and 150002, the prototype Sprinter units, are leaving GWR to go to Northern after the end of March. Given the blockage, we will not be seeing them on the South Coast again. GWR are organising a GWR135 charity tour on 28th March.

A last look, 150002 at St Denys on 17th January.

There are suggestions that there is a shortage of containers at this end of of the logistics chains from Asia, and these may lead to lean loadings and cancellations of intermodal services.

The Redbridge siding extensions are now reported to be available for use.