Monday, 28 February 2022

Eastleigh Works, 27th February 2022

 
43468 + 43465, the second pair of power cars for Hanson + Hall / RailAdventure, appear to be substantially completed.


66017 moved as 14:37 Eastleigh Trsmd - Eastleigh Arlington (Zg)


66017 passing 56049, which then moved to depart.


769946, now with upper marker light, arrived on 11th February, and had a short attempt on 25th to return to Reading, but returned. 313121 had returned from Old Dalby on 23rd.


73133, TDA wagon TIPH 78259 and 769932, which arrived 19th January, now with higher level marker light.

Two aviation fuel TDA tanks from Sinfin traffic, TIPH 78269 and TIPH 78275, which arrived behind 56049 on 16th February.

Sunday, 27 February 2022

56049 departs from Eastleigh Works, 27th February 2022

56049 Robin of Templecombe (new from Doncaster in October 1978) came off the works at 14:55, and moved into the East Yard, later ending up among the Colas locomotives in the HS sidings next to platform 3.


My presence was by chance, and I arrived to find 56049 ticking over, and receiving some attention.


66017 came into the works, to pick up a BG to take to Stewart's Lane, and Colas used the same slot to removed 56094, seen departing the Works gate.



Entering East Yard.


66714 on engineers' wagons in the background in the yard.


View of the nameplate, while the locomotive was paused in the yard.

Saturday, 26 February 2022

21st - 26th February 2022

158798 at Romsey with 1O98 10:41 Great Malvern - Brighton, on 23rd February. This 158 operated service will stop running in May, see below.
 
Sunday 20th February: 67012  08:12 Eastleigh - Romsey - Westbury one & a return via Salisbury in stages; 69004 + 73965 6Y71 18:40 Dollands Moor - Eastleigh (lost 2 hours between Barnham and Chichester, 73965 for Eastleigh Works), 66728 + 66792 + 69004 0Y63 22:55 Eastleigh - Fareham -Tonbridge
Monday 21st February: 57310 (+ Mk IV coaches 82230 + 11322 + 10301 + 12316 + 12452 + 12210) 5Q86 05:33 Doncaster - Eastleigh one two three, 0H72 (?) 13:25 Eastleigh - Wembley
Tuesday 22nd February: 769939 5Q10 09:02 Reading -Eastleigh, 769922 5Q12 11:10 Eastleigh - Reading; 43059 + ( 41149 + 41176 ) + 43058 5Z43 08:58 Crewe -Eastleigh one Flickr for the day47739 (+ 360101) 5Q80 11:28 Cricklewood - Eastleigh one two three four five47739 0M81 16:53 Eastleigh - Leicester one two
Wednesday 23rd February: 43058 + (41108) + 43059 11:10 5Z44 Eastleigh - Crewe one two Flickr for the day; 66724 (+ 313121) 5Z14 09:59 Old Dalby - Eastleigh one two; 73962 + 73963 1Q22 11:01 Woking - Laverstock - Fawley - Laverstock - Woking one two Flickr for the day
Thursday 24th February:
Friday 25th February
: 769935 5Q20 11:33 Reading - Eastleigh one (a return 5Qxx 13:51 Eastleigh was starting from the Works, with 769946 but got no further than Allbrook one).
Saturday 26th February: 73202 0E73 09:18 Littlehampton - Southampton Down Loop - Littlehampton Flickr for the day

Eastleigh Works: 01Feb - 02Feb - 03Feb - 10Feb - 15Feb - 17Feb

57311 is now under repair for Locomotive Services, at Eastleigh Works

56049 at Eastleigh Works is listed for N420, traction motor repairs

The Locomotive Services HST GTi moves relate to the fitment of retention toilets

GWR services beyond Portsmouth cease from May.

RAIB Interim report 01/2022: Collision between passenger trains at Salisbury Tunnel Junction

Thursday, 24 February 2022

Romsey, 23rd February 2022


66622 at the front of 6V16 1155 Fareham - Whatley.


73963 Janice with the 6-monthly 1Q22 11:01 Woking - Fawley - Woking test train.


73963 Dick Mabbutt on the rear.


66738 as 0M47 12:18 (Marchwood) Eastleigh - Kineton.


Running one hour late, 66531 was at the head of 6V62 13:21 Up Yard - Whatley.


Unusually, this was made up from Freightliner MWA wagons, rather than from the ,Mendip pool. This is 81.70.5891.053-7, built by Greenbrier in 2016.

Wednesday, 23 February 2022

Miscellany at Eastleigh, 17th February 2022



50008 Thunderer returns with the Hanson+Hall / RailAdventure barriers as 6Z50 11:26 Eastleigh - Kings Norton.



'Coalfish' MPA wagon 394103, with works plate from RFS(E) Doncaster for the conversion in 1997-98.


153385 is now marked up as VIU3 (Visual Inspection Unit).


73961 Alison shunts to depart with test train 1Q54 12:46 Eastleigh - Tonbridge, with 73962 partnered at the other end.


Electrification Measurement Coach 977983 (3407, 72503) was the cleanest coach in the test train configuration.


66738 took 08683 and two London Underground wagons from the Works to the East Yard.




Tuesday, 22 February 2022

New Wascosa MLA wagons at Eastleigh, 17th February 2022

Twenty of the 260 new Network Rail MLA wagons, leased from Wascosa, were delivered to Eastleigh on, or just before 14th January: 81.70.5932.231-0 to 81.70.5932.250-0. While they will scatter, 10 were noted from the platform area on 17th February ( 235 / 236 / 237 / 238 / 239 / 240 / 243 / 246 / 249 / 250 ).

These wagons are being built by Astra Rail, covered by this ORR approval letter, which lists the numbers including check digits.

Some of the similar big box JNA wagons were in the further away sidings, 50 wagons were delivered before the MLA series.


81 70 5932 238-5 MLA

81.70.5932.235-1

81.70.5932.246-8

Monday, 21 February 2022

Cable drum train in 6V41, Eastleigh, 17th February 2022

 As 6V41 14:48 Eastleigh - Westbury approached, one look showed that the wagons were rather interesting - mostly a cable drum train, which had arrived as 6O26 from Hinksey, and which returned on 6O39 the next day, although this working was interrupted at Salisbury by Storm Eunice, and appears to have completed on Saturday 19th.

667638 HUDDERSFIELD TOWN passing through platform 2 at Eastleigh.

200493 is a VXA, a generator van. originally a VCA van, which appears to have been built to Lot 3832  at Shildon in 1974.

KDC950807 is a YVA built upon a conversion of a BDA series steel wagon, the same base as the MXA series, and itself a conversion to Lot 3965 at Shildon in 1979, from 1950s period Bogie Bolster D type..

Of similar history, KDC950056 is a conversion to Lot 3907 at Ashford in 1977. The train included 10 of these YVA wagons.

The second VXA was 200879, formerly a VDA built at Ashford to Lot 3855 in 1976.

Not related to the cable section of the train, YKA 'Osprey' wagon DB996593 hitches a ride back to Westbury. Originally built as a 'Salmon' by Teesside B&E in 1958 to Lot 3065. These wagons are expected to be replaced by the incoming FEA-W series.

Sunday, 20 February 2022

Class 70s at Eastleigh, 17th February 2022

 

70011 with 4O14 05:36 Garston - Maritime.




70017 leads 4M61 12:24 Maritime - Trafford Park.


Eastleigh Works, 17th February 2022

 


56049 had arrived on 16th from Sinfin with two tanks. The front end of 43423 is to the right, and 59003 is next, awaiting the start of repairs. 78275 is one of the Sinfin tanks, as noted last year.

43480 + 43484, with 50021 under cover.

317892 MS coach 62696, and 317509 MS coach 62672 await disposal. Toward the scrap area 142089 is farther and 142056 nearer.

769927 (arrived 16th Feb), 769922 (arrived 19th January, and now has higher level marker light) and 43047 (arrived 19th January).

Saturday, 19 February 2022

New Wascosa FEA-W wagons at Eastleigh, 17th February 2022

In 2020, Network Rail and GBRf arranged a lease from Wascosa of 570 wagons, of JNA, MLA and FEA-W (W for Wascosa) types, manufactured by Greenbrier - Astra Rail, which are now in delivery. Included in the order are 260 of the FEA-W type - "a modular wagon developed by Wascosa for the carriage of track panels, sleepers, switches, rails and loose materials" - which will displace several types including the YKA, YMA, YSA and YWA flat wagons, some of which have underframes up to 70 years old (Lot 2363, Head Wrightson, 1952). Maintenance of these wagons will be managed by GBRf.

This video shows a delivery run on 29th January, including two configured wagons (via LTSV News).



ORR authorisation letter for the FEA-W wagons, series 81.70.4524.001-4 to 81.70.4524.260-6, with full list of numbers, including check digits.

In something of a surprise, the spine wagons, which are the foundation of the system, have entered service in GBRf intermodal service, perhaps only this week. 10 wagons were noted at the leading end of 4M46 14:24 Western Docks - Trafford Park on 17th.


66762 arrives into Eastleigh with the yellow flats following the locomotive.

In order, these were 81.70.4524.074-1 / 080-8 / 072-5 / 077-4 / 084-0 / 082-4 / 073-3 / 085-7 / 036-0 / 032-9.


81.70.4524.074-1, with Network Rail logo flash on the underframe.


Detail of the end platform area of 81.70.4524.082-4 (right). These appear to be single wagons, rather than pairs.


81.70.4524.084-0. The axle boxes are marked "NEW 12/21"

14th - 19th February 2022

 
66501 Japan 2001 passing Romsey with 4O57 13:29 Wentloog - Maritime, 16th February.

Monday 14th February: 66105 6M48 10:54 Eastleigh - Warrington (terminated at Bescot) one two; 57309 0Z57 12:47 Eastleigh - Crewe one two three; 20007 + 20142 0Z20 10:27 Kings Norton - Eastleigh one two three four five; 73961+ 73962 1Q51 11:15 Derby - Eastleigh - Weymouth - Eastleigh one; 50008 6Z50 20:00 Kings Norton - Eastleigh (sent with barriers to move 484005 from T&RSMD to East Yard)
Tuesday 15th February: 73961+ 73962 1Q52 10:37 Eastleigh - Portsmouth Harbour - Littlehampton - Portsmouth Harbour - Totton Yard - Fareham - Eastleigh - Winchester - Woking - Lymington Pier -Eastleigh one two three; 20007 + 20142 (+ TfW Mk IV set) 5Zxx 12:11 Eastleigh - Romsey - Westbury - Severn Tunnel - Crewe one two three four; 47749 0Z98 10:26 Cricklewood - Eastleigh one, 47749 (+ 360114) 5Q99 15:45 Eastleigh - Cricklewood one two three 50008 moved 484005 to the East Yard
Wednesday 16th February: 769927 5Q11 09:02 Reading- Eastleigh one two; 769925 5Q12 11:03 Eastleigh - Reading one two; 56049 6Z73 02:39 Sinfin - Eastleigh one two three four ;73961+ 73962 1Q53 18:09 Eastleigh - Wimbledon - Totton - Romsey - Eastleigh; 37175 Tonbridge - Eastleigh, 3Q03 23:42 Eastleigh - Brighton - Eastleigh
Thursday 17th February: 73961+ 73962 1Q54 12:46 Eastleigh - Tonbridge; 50008 6Z50 11:26 Eastleigh - Kings Norton; 73212 + 69004 0Y73 16:00 Eastleigh - Brighton Wall; 37175 3Q04 21:04 Eastleigh - Totton - Reading
Friday 18th February: Storm Eunice stopped play 
Saturday 19th February: Recovery from Storm Eunice ongoing
"Big Tree" aftermath of storm, 07:45 Saturday 19th.

Eastleigh Works: April 2021 - 04Jan - 05Jan - 11Jan - 13Jan - 19Jan - 20Jan - 25Jan - 27Jan

08954 moved from Eastleigh to Polmadie, 08451 from Polmadie to Eastleigh.

66619 to Eastleigh Works for repaint ?? - reported at Wembley on Tuesday, but moved on to Basford Hall


DRS have stored 37059, 37069, 37402, 37407, 37423 and 57003.