Thursday 22 October 2020

1 hour 15 minutes of freight at Romsey, 20th October 2020 part 2: 59206 with the Chi-stone empties


59206 John F Yeoman Rail Pioneer slows to stop at a signal check with 7V09 13:41 Chichester - Merehead.

A closer view of the no longer unique G&W liveried Class 59.

81.70.5500.838-4 is a JNA delivered earlier in 2020, leased from Touax. 

81 70 5500 193-4 is a similar wagon, built in 2016 leased from VTG. While built to similar specification, there is a significant difference in the handbrake arrangements, using two variants of the LN25 bogie. The Touax JNA and the DB Cargo MMA wagons are those with the body mounted brake wheel. The Freightliner HHA wagons, from which bogie and brake components were recycled, had bogie mounted brake wheels, but when reportedly recycled to MWA wagons had body mounted. This seems rather confusing and inconsistent!