Sunday, 19 September 2021

Dunbridge, 16th September 2021

 
59003 leading 6V40 14:05 Easleigh - Westbury. This was the same CWR wagon set as seen on Monday 13th, now reloaded with rail ahead of weekend activity.


59201 with 7V07 13:41 Chichester - Merehead empties.


The  KEA wagons were VTG 3181, 3238, 3167 and 3230, the last being seen here.


66594 NYK Spirit of Kyoto returning as 0V44 15:32 Eastleigh - Stoke Gifford, following arrival on Monday from Westbury. It appears to have been working driver trainers, 0A33 07:32 Eastleigh East Yard - Brockenhurst, 0A71 10:51 Brockenhurst - Weymouth - Eastleigh East Yard (Tue and Wed) then 0A33 07:48 Maritime - Brockenhurst. 0A71 10:48 Brockenhurst - Eastleigh East Yard (Thu).


66557 at the front of 4O57 1329 Wentloog - Maritime, with what appeared to be the 2nd 'KTA Liner' as noted on 7th.


The rake this time included a clean GERS 97743.

Saturday, 18 September 2021

13th - 18th September 2021

 

66594 NYK Spirit of Kyoto passing Romsey with 0O84 10:30 Westbury - Eastleigh.

Monday 13th September: 66725 5Z54 04:35 Dorridge - Eastleigh
Tuesday 14th September: 
Wednesday 15th September:
67005 5Z81 00:12 Eastleigh - Reading - Newport, 70006 failed Maritime - Trafford Park between Winchester and Wallers Ash, limping to the latter, and 66508 sent as 0Z99 to assist - 70006 later parked at Basford Hall
Thursday 16th September: 67005 5Z85(?) 00:04 Newport - Reading - Eastleigh
Friday 17th September: 66798 5Z67 22:28 Eastleigh - Birmingham
Saturday 18th September: 20007 + 20205 moved two Hanson+Hall HST power cars to Eastleigh East Yard

66796 repainting at Eastleigh - departed as 0Z96 20:32 Eastleigh East Yard to Willesden Eurotermnal Gbrf on 13th,then named on 14th.

New FFA-G wagons (115 pairs with two numbers) Sggrrss are arriving at Wembley from Poland, for Freightliner, numbered 81.70.4846.000-7 to -229-2. Pictures from Germany.

Southampton Metro could link city to towns such as Eastleigh and Fareham every 30 minutes - Hampshire NewsDaily Echo

Staycation Express workings (see Kirkby Stephen, 18th August) last ran on 9th September, running as a 4 car rake for the final week.

Friday, 17 September 2021

Fareham Stone Empties, Crampmoor, 15th September 2021


66601 The Hope Valley leads 6V16 11:55 Fareham - Whatley.


A closer view over newly cut hedges, the tractor being still at work nearby.


VTG 3462, a JNA, converted by Marcroft in 1998, running on former tanker wagon bogies.

Of similar background, this is VTG 3411.


Touax owned JNA 81 70 5500 837-6, built by Astra Rail, Romania, in 2020.

Thursday, 16 September 2021

59003 with 6O41, 13th September 2021

 

59003 YEOMAN HIGHLANDER rolls slowly into Romsey, with an empty CWR train.

JZA NLU 93334 converted from KFA (near) NLU 979508 a YEA 'Porpoise' CWR wagon (far).


NLU 93612, classified JZA, a CWR clamping bank module.

NLU 93768 also JZA, fitted with roller banks.

MLA ballast wagon 503576.

Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Eastleigh, 12th September 2021

 

    70808, 70806 and 66848 in the siding frequented by Colas.

DB Cargo 66093.


66847 Terry Baker of Colas.


Colas DR 73931 Plasser & Theurer 08-16/4x4C100-RT Tamper, which appears to be a regular in these parts.

Tuesday, 14 September 2021

Eastleigh Works and T&RSMD, 12th September 2021

 

Mk3 HST TF 41183, of Locomotive Services; GERS 89028, a TEA of Touax; GERS 97763 a KTA, also Touax leased to Freightliner, where it has been in traffic in the past month; HST TF 41106 which arrived at the Works in May 2020.


Identified by various markings, four coaches remaining of 442424 appear to be ready for scrapping, with DTS 77429 nearest the camera.


Riviera Trains RMB 1832 (left) and RBR 1651 (right).


769959 arrived in a swap move on 6th September.


701023, 701031, 701014, 701015 and 701022 in the airport sidings.

Monday, 13 September 2021

Romsey, and the second 'KTA Liner', 7th September 2021

 

59201 working with 7V09 13:41 Chichester - Merehead.

66414 4O57 13:29 Wentloog-Maritime, with a leading sequence of 13 KTA wagons.

GERS 97751 which was so clean that it must have just seen some overhaul activity.

The formation had no wagon in common with that noted before, and contained a total of 23 KTA wagons + 4 FSAs. An even longer variant was recorded on 4O57 on Friday 3rd. It can be seen that this second formation has been operating from Wentloog to Felixstowe at up to 29 KTA wagons (there are 75 in total)

GERS 97752 KTA
GERS 97747 KTA
GERS 97727 KTA
GERS 97724 KTA
GERS 97774 KTA
GERS 97723 KTA
GERS 97735 KTA
GERS 97730 KTA
GERS 97742 KTA
GERS 97769 KTA
GERS 97738 KTA
GERS 97764 KTA
GERS 97767 KTA
608548 FSA
608537 FSA
608198 FSA
608199 FSA
GERS 97751 KTA
GERS 97761 KTA
GERS 97731 KTA
GERS 97766 KTA
GERS 97729 KTA
GERS 97771 KTA
GERS 97722 KTA
GERS 97710 KTA
GERS 97713 KTA
GERS 97770 KTA
  

Sunday, 12 September 2021

Kirkby Stephen West, 5th September 2021

Two workings in sequence, some 25 minutes apart.


43062 John Armitt + 43299 1Q17 10:22 Derby R.T.C.(Network Rail) - Heaton T&R.S.M.D.


A closer view of 43062.


43299 on the rear. 


35018 British India Line passes with 'The Waverley' 1Z62 09:44 York - Carlisle 





Saturday, 11 September 2021

'Royal Scotsman' at Aberdour, 3rd September 2021

 
43031 1H13 13:33 Edinburgh - Inverness


43151 on rear of 1H13 13:33 Edinburgh - Inverness


66746 1H79 13:45 Edinburgh - Keith Branch Platform Gbrf, this time leaving 66743 at Craigentinny.


A closer view as the train approached.

Just to note, as this sequence of Scottish coverage concludes, that the Craiginches - Oxwellmains cement empties have operated only in their after-dark schedule during the last few weeks.

6th - 11th September 2021

 

73963 Janice at Crampmoor on Wednesday 8th.


73965 on the rear, named Des O'Brien on 2nd September, as part of the GBRf tour.

Sunday 5th September: 69001 + 69002 + 66765 5Z34 19:36 London Paddington - Eastleigh (stock from the GBRf tour, which was afflicted with norovirus) one; 37254 3Q03 22:21 Woking - Eastleigh - Fareham - Hove - Fareham - Eastleigh - Woking
Monday 6th September: 73136 + 69001 + 69002 + 73201 0Z69 12:08 Eastleigh - Tonbridge (via coast) one two three four five six seven eight; 769959 5xxx 09:19 Oxford Down Carriage Sdg - Eastleigh Arlington (Zg), 769943 5xxx 12:46 Eastleigh Arlington (Zg) -Reading Traincare Depot
Tuesday 7th September: 
Wednesday 8th September:
 73963 73965 1Q22 1106 Woking - Laverstock - Romsey - Eastleigh - Fawley - Eastleigh - Romsey - Laverstock - Woking
Thursday 9th September:
Friday 9th September: 

Saturday 10th September: 66725 5Z50 01:21 Eastleigh - Tame Bridge Parkway

Andover Yard is being reduced to make room for housing development, with new loop arrangement to the west one two three four five six seven eight nine ten. The location of a Railfair on 22nd - 23rd March 1986.

Friday, 10 September 2021

'Tornado' at Dalgety Bay, 2nd September 2021

 
43137 (+ 43179) 1A55 09:28 Edinburgh -Aberdeen.


A wave from the driver of 800108 on 1E11 07:52 Aberdeen - Kings Cross.


60163 has an audience as it passes with 1Z90 09:41 Edinburgh - Aberdeen, which had completed its run to Inverkeithing in 18 minutes.


The tour was promoted by the A1 Steam Trust.


The coaches were from SRPS Railtours, and the operator was West. Coast Railway Co

The atmospheric shot as the train was worked hard up the bank, with no diesel on the rear.

Thursday, 9 September 2021

Afternoon Walk, 31st August 2021

 

800107 near Dalgety with 1W11 10:00 Kings Cross - Aberdeen.


A closer view of 800107


43168 leads 1B32 13:13 Aberdeen - Edinburgh.


43130 on the rear.