Wednesday 28 June 2023

Two 'Drag Queens' at Eastleigh, 26th and 27th June 2023


First was 37884 Cepheus on Monday 26th, with 5Q86 12:46 Wimbledon Park - Bournemouth T&R.S.M.D.

Cabside view while running through the station area on the Down Fast.

Class 455 5863 was the load, this unit was new in October 1983, and was heading to Bournemouth for a C4  overhaul - needed since the 701s have not been introduced.. DTS 77703 closest to the camera.

47727 Edinburgh Castle / Caisteal Dhùn Èideann 5Q86 12:35 Bournemouth T&R.S.M.D - Wimbledon Park, seen approaching Eastleigh, 27th June.

The loco was opened up, when closer to the Campbell Road Bridge.

701042 was being moved, reported as the last of these units at Bournemouth.