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 remove 56049, 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.