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.


66775 on the rear.