Wednesday 4 March 2020

Notes from Eastleigh, 27th February 2020

66592 passes through platform 2 at Eastleigh with 4O49 09:21 Basford Hall - Maritime.

66061 in lowering sunshine with 4O21 09:17 Trafford Park - Western Docks.

450021 has been running in the new SWR scheme since earlier in February.

DR 98216 is a Plasser & Theurer GP-TRAMM built in 1988.

Unusually the ballast workings were being prepared in MCA / MDA wagons, rather than the more typical yellow JNA and MLA examples. 500216 is a MCA (with buffers at one end) built by Thrall Europa at York in 1999.  LTSV notes on these wagons. The chalk marking says 'Dozer Wheels'. Why?

500268 is a MDA from the same build time, with swing head couplers. The former BR York works was closed in 2002, and later orders went to Eastern Europe for the similar Network Rail JNAs.