Wednesday 28 July 2021

5-WES 'Plastic Pig' 442420 on the way to Bournemouth, Eastleigh, 26th July 2021

66722 + 73128 + 442420 + 73107 5Q85 11:50 Wolverton Centre Sidings - Bournemouth T&R.S.M.D
 - unexpectedly recessed into Eastleigh East Yard for a couple of hours
 - proceeded later to Bournemouth, where 442422 was picked up and taken to Wolverton
 - two remaining trips to Bournemouth, after this one, before 442420 itself will be disposed of - the last should be on Wednesday 28th.

66722 Sir Edward Watkin was the train engine.

73128 OVS Bulleid CBE was the buffer coupler and brake translator.

DTC 77401 of 442420. The 3rd rail shoes have been removed, likely some while ago, for transit away from the Southern Region.

The coupling of the 73 and 442. A sight unlikely to be repeated after this week.

TS 71837 with MBS 62956 beyond. This MBS has an ex-REP traction package. The train worked no further forward into the station.