Tuesday 18 February 2020

G&W colours at Eastleigh, 14th February 2020

(2 pictures)The most recent repaint, outshopped at Eastleigh in late November 2019, 66503 The Railway Magazine passes with 4O14 05:36 Garston -Maritime. Following the derailment two weeks previously, the down slow through platform 2 is out of use and the rails are turning rusty.

(2 pictures) An earlier, March 2019, Eastleigh repaint was 66623, which lost its name, as this was associated with the sponsor of the previous colours. Through the week, 66623 had been working the Up Yard services from Whatley, this being 6V62 13:21 Up Yard - Whatley. Now one of a kind, as the only low emissions, and associated smaller fuel tank, Class 66/6 in the UK, as the following two locomotives now operate in Poland.