Wednesday 10 June 2020

Tractors on the Test Train, Totton, 9th June 2020

37025 + 37116 T+T 1Q52 10:37 Eastleigh - Portsmouth Harbour - Littlehampton - Portsmouth Harbour - Totton Yard - Fareham - Eastleigh - Woking - Lymington Pier -Eastleigh

37025 Inverness TMD 'McPet', having spent time the Rhmney passenger workings, returned to the South for the first time since January 2018. Although it was at one time expected to be stood down in January 2018, the Scottish Thirty-Seven Group loco has now been active for over 4 years with Colas.

The other SRPS Diesel Bo'ness hire loco 37403 was due for return from DRS at the end of March, but this has been deferred until the Bo'ness site can open again.

6261 Generator van

1256 Plain Line Pattern Recognition vehicle "PLPR3"

999550 High Speed Track Recording Train coach

977969 Staff and Generator coach

37116 on the rear, this loco was preserved at the Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway between 2007 and 2014 before sale to Colas.

Returning after time in the loop at Totton Yard.

37025 now on the rear heading towards Redbridge.

Before it arrived at Totton, here the train is seen passing Redbridge. Image by Ian Knight.