Monday 24 February 2020

Notes from Eastleigh, 21st February 2020

66546 arrives with 4V54 10:14 FO Maritime - Avonmouth, diverted from its normal route because of the embankment issue. This lightly loaded train returned via its normal route on the Saturday as a 'fresh air express'. Preparatory is under way by the 'orange army' for the reinstatement of the normal S&C following the recent derailment.

59102 Village of Chantry ended up at Up Yard on Tuesday 18th as its route back to the quarries was blocked. It returned as 7Z07 11:34 Up Yard - Merehead, via Reading and Swindon.

66847 Terry Baker + 66850 David Maidment OBE return as 0Z06 13:30 Totton - Eastleigh, the second hop of a return from Marchwood.

The route from Leeds now seems to be W10 gauge, this is 70020 passing with 4O90 0608 Leeds - Maritime, with no pocket or low floor wagons in the consist.

66107 passes with 4O43 0527 Wakefield - Western Docks, which was a later schedule away from Wakefield than in the preceding period.