Thursday 18 May 2023

Southern Railway Class 313s for storage at Eastleigh, 17th May 2023

313206 + 313212 5Z01 09:42 Lovers Walk T&R.S.M.D - Eastleigh Arlington (Zg). Seven of the nineteen Class 313/2 units are now in storage, and anticipated disposal, for lessor Beacon Rail at Eastleigh Works, with space cleared for the remainder of the class to come after they are stood down at the end of this week (may end tomorrow?). Some TDA and TIA tank wagons are currently being scrapped at the Works, as part of the clear out preparations.

Seven of the units were in traffic on Thursday 18th. These are the oldest EMU stock operating on Network Rail.

As an aside, 313018 was not sent to the Southern, and remained at work on the Great Northern lines until sent to Sims at Newport on 17th June 2019.

313206 (April 1976) led into platform 3, likely its last driven move.

Entering the platform.

313212 (May 1976) after arrival. I saw this in traffic on 25th April.

313212 now being driven from the platform into the Works.