Saturday, 9 April 2022

Class 69s at Eastleigh, 7th April 2022

 All of the odd-numbered examples!

69001 Mayflower + 69005 0Z69 1005 Longport F.D. - Eastleigh Works Gbrf.

A first look at 69005. The rubber surrounds on the cabside windows show that this was a Romanian built example, 56007, shown in the small lower numbers.

56009 was new in April 1977.

There was a lengthy wait at the platform ...

... before entry to the Works.

69003 worked the 4Y19 12:30 Mountfield - Western Docks on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

69005 in the Works, awaiting shunting and entry to the paintshop. Word is to expect a special scheme. 69001 moved to Tonbridge on the next day.

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