Saturday 18 July 2020

13th - 18th July 2020

70016 has been returned to traffic, with new larger logos on the cab sides. Seen approaching Eastleigh with 4M61 13:00 Maritime - Trafford Park on Wednesday 16th.

70016 was stored in February 2017, and returned to traffic on 7th January this year, but was not noted on intermodal duties before storage at lockdown time.

66509 7V62 1321 Up Yard - Whatley, pausing outside Eastleigh on Wednesday 15th.

Monday 13th July: 66539 + 70017 + 70016 4O14 05:34 Basford Hall - Maritime one two three four, 70016 into traffic on 4M61 13:00 Maritime - Trafford Park and 4O22 01:23 Trafford Park - Maritime (on that diagram until Friday, when it went to Garston instead); 156449 5Q88 11:54 Heaton - Eastleigh one two three four five six
Tuesday 14th July: 
Wednesday 15th July: 37521 (D6817) 5Z36 07:14 Crewe - Eastleigh one two three, 5Z37 15:55 Eastleigh - Crewe (with Mk2a BFK 17056) one two three four five
Thursday 16th July: 60046 6Z91 16:15 Westbury - Up Yard one two three four five; 37025 3Q14 23:00 Westbury - Redbridge - Southampton - Redbridge - Bristol one
Friday 17th July: 60046 6Z90 08:01 Up Yard - Westbury one two, 6Z91 16:15 Westbury - Up Yard
Saturday 18th July: 

66790 has been released from the paint shop at Eastleigh, in a standard GBRf scheme, was in Eastleigh yard on Tuesday evening, then on 6Z66 11:20 Eastleigh - Guildford - Wimbledon - Petersfield - Eastleigh with 66726 on Wednesday one two three four

The global economy seems to be in some recovery, and 70016 is back in traffic one two three four, we seem to still be waiting for 70017.

SWR have an option to order five more Class 701 units. A delivery is chalked in for Monday: 6X24 06:18 Derby LL to Eastleigh ATC.

IE 224 has a severe frame crack - picture - discussion - Irish Examiner - RAIU - relevant to Class 66?