Saturday 10 July 2021

69002 departs Eastleigh for naming at Waterloo, 10th July 2021

69002 + 66789 British Rail 1948 - 1997 0Z69 07:53 Eastleigh - Waterloo, where 69002 was named Bob Tiller CM&EE

Soon after 7 a.m,, and the pair of Large Logo locomotives were prepared and running at the Works,with nameplates covered on 69002.

Now moving, and proceeding towards platform 2 at the station. 69002 was formerly 56311, originally 56057, completed at Doncaster in March 1979.

A closer view of 69002 as it enters the platform. To me the Class 69 sounds rather like a Class 57.

There followed a short break for a person to board from the platform to take a place in the secondman's seat.

The pair of locomotives ready to proceed.

Away, and heading to Waterloo, where arrival was on time

69002 was operating in multiple with 66789,

A video of the naming ceremony.

There is a rumour that Class 69 may shortly operate on the Mountfield workings.