Sunday, 21 November 2021

Eastleigh Works, 20th November 2021


73212 Fiona was brought over from St Leonards on 19th, the most likely reason is wheelset repairs. The blue 08 seems to be a new arrival, not yet identifiable. Answers on a postcard, please. UPDATE, with thanks to Joe L, it is 08954, which arrived on 22nd June from Longsight for repairs.

33.80.4647.007-0 IGA Cargowaggon built by Waggon Union, Germany in 1983 (foreground). This was in usage for rail exports from Scunthorpe.
68504 - last noted out in December 2019
57302 in storage. The DRS tender list closed on 11th November.
442412 - 4 coaches minus MBS

769928 appears to have acquired an upper marker light, when compared with 12th October.

Balfour Beatty FEA-D 640573 is essentially an intermodal spine wagon, built by Wagony Swidnicaa in Poland in 2003-04. It has a pair 640574, and these have been used as sleeper carriers in a track renewal train. TIPH 78254, a 'TPA' (officially a TDA) lies behind.

142003 has been rubbed down since last winter, but protective plastic has gone. A magazine reported that 142003 + 142007 have been sold to Locomotive Services, 142032 + 142089 have been stripped and await disposal, and 142014 + 142056 could be considered for sale. Class 360 coaches lie behind.

701031 (delivered 7th May), 701023 (29th March) and 701028 (28th April). Now a serious underutilisation of resources.