Monday 21 June 2021

Steam Dreams on Tour, 20th June 2021

A main tour from Paddington to Portsmouth and return, with a secondary tour from Portsmouth to Brockenhurst, reversing at Eastleigh on return. Light engine moves from and to Swanage to support, featuring Maunsell U 2-6-0 31806, believed to have been the first sighting of a Maunsell Mogul in these parts in 55 years.

31806 passes Maritime as 0Z31 08:30 Swanage - Eastleigh. Image by Ian Knight.

The same movement approaches Eastleigh.

LNER B1 61306 Mayflower arrived, and now with 31806 on the rear, 1Z29 08:19 Paddington - Portsmouth Harbour departs from Eastleigh.

31806 leads 1Z31 13:45 Portsmouth & Southsea - Brockenhurst over the Redbridge causeway.

Not long later, passing through Totton. Image by Ian Knight.

61306 on the rear. Image by Ian Knight.

61306 lead the return 1Z32 16:00 Brockenhurst - Portsmouth & Southsea, passing through Totton.

The return light engine working for 31806, 0Z34 20:42 Eastleigh - Swanage, reversed at Romsey at 20:59, one day before the longest day of the year.

Further Flickr coverage from other photographers using keywords 31806 and 61306.