Wednesday 25 January 2023

Class 701 Eastleigh - Marchwood drag, 25th January 2023

47727 (+ 701019) 5Q96 11:29 Eastleigh Trsmd - Marchwood Mod Gbrf. SWR are understood to have arranged storage space for up to 9 of these units at this location, and 47727 has two further possible trips to make on 26th, before a planned return to Leicester.

47727 drags 701019 from the T&RSMD towards the yard, through platform 3 at Eastleigh.
A closer view as the train runs through the platform.

Having run around, as 0Z96, involving a short stay in platform 3, 5Q96 proceeds through platform 2.

A closer view as the train comes to a stand to await a passing Weymouth train.

Detail of the special linkages between 47727 and 701019.

A classic Class 47 awaiting departure from platform view.


Twenty minutes later, passing Redbridge. Image by Ian Knight.