Monday, 28 June 2021

Romsey, 25th June 2021

I arrived at Romsey station to find the service in disarray, SWR were advising that a tree had fallen on the line, and 2S35 13:07 Romsey to Salisbury was held in section towards Dunbridge. There were chain saw noises in the distance. Up services, from Salisbury, resumed first, then the Down line, where 4M65 was 114 minutes late passing the station, having been held on the edge of town near to the allotments and the Rapids. Romsey Rocket services had a gap through cancellations. A pair of Portsmouth - Cardiff trains were joined together at Southampton, and proceeded as a 10 car dmu, although the rear coaches could not be in use, as they exceeded the platform length.

66515 passes with the much delayed 4M65 13:45 Maritime - Lawley Street.

10 coach 165131 + 166206 + 165134 + 166213 coupled up with preceding 1F20 and working as 1F22 14:23 Portsmouth Harbour - Newport, where the working was terminated.

59103 working 7V09 13:41 Chichester - Merehead, with the eight wagons left behind the previous day.

66565 passing with 4O57 13:29 Wentloog - Maritime ...

... where the first KTA wagon was GERS 97764.

59204 followed with 7O40 13:35 Merehead - Eastleigh,