Saturday 13 July 2024

69008 extracts 701046 from Marchwood, 11th July 2024

The narrative appears to have been that 69008 Richard Howe came down from Wimbledon on Monday 8th, but something prevented it from going to Marchwood to collect 701046. 69010 came down from Leicester on 9th, but failed to couple up to 701046, so returned light engine to Wimbledon and onward to Leicester. 69008 moved to the Works on the 9th, and was able to work to Marchwood from there on 11th. 701046 was extracted to schedule on this day, where the train entered Eastleigh East Yard as scheduled for a planned wait, but it became 'game over' for the day, and 69008 returned light engine to Leicester.


69008 started and running at Eastleigh Works.


69008 then ran through platform 3 and reversed at this location to run through platform 2. There were public addresses to say that there was a points problem, and it appeared to be stopping traffic from Down Slow into platform 3.


Departing for Marchwood, 0Z84 11:11 Eastleigh East Yard - Marchwood Mod Gbrf


Returning over two hours later, 69008 + 701046 5Q84 13:15 Marchwood M.O.D. - Eastleigh.


Running through platform 2.


One end of 701046, which went into storage on 22nd March 2023.


69008 + 701046 paused before entering the yard, where the forward working was cancelled.

Class 50 move to Alton, Eastleigh, 11th July 2024

50008 Thunderer + 50021 Rodney + 4-TC
3Z50 11:33 Eastleigh Arlington (Zg) - Eastleigh
1Z50 12:05 Eastleigh - Alton


The 4-TC leads in the reverse move from the Works into platform 3.


50008 + 50021 in platform 3.


50021 + 50008 prepared for the off - an early departure was made.

8th - 13th July 2024


35028 Clan Line passes Southampton Maritime with 'The End of Southern Steam' on 9th July. Image by Ian Knight.


5902 passes Millbrook as 5B39 10:01 Wimbledon Park - Bournemouth T&R.S.M.D, 9th July. This unit was new from BREL York in February 1985.


458426 on test as 5Q90 11:19 Bournemouth - Basingstoke, Millbrook, 9th July. This unit, built by Alstom, at Washford Heath, was delivered in April 2001, and most recently redelivered from Alstom, Widnes, one week previously


458412, new in May 2000, was moved to Widnes on 14th  May as 458512, then returned as 458412 on 11th June.


701008 was running as 5Q51 11:14 Waterloo - Staines Up Loop. Originally delivered on 1st September 2020, then sent to Widnes on 26th May 2021, taken out of storage at Worksop in April, and redelivered from Derby to Wimbledon on 17th June.

Monday 8th July: 69008 0Z26 17:51 Wimbledon Park (earlier re-delivered 701010) - Eastleigh Flickr for the day
Tuesday 9th July: 69010 0Z10 06:00 Leicester - Marchwood (was planned to extract 701046 after 15 months of storage), 0Q84 / 0Z84 13:15 Marchwood - Wimbledon Park (to return to Leicester - an apparent waste of time and energy) Flickr for the day; 35028 + 47812 1Z96 17:36 Weymouth - Waterloo Flickr for the day
Wednesday 10th July:
Thursday 11th July: 50008 + 50021  (+ 4-TC) 1Z50 12:05 Eastleigh - Alton Flickr for the day; 69008 0Z84 , 69008 (+ 701046) 5Q84 13:15 Marchwood - Eastleigh - Wimbledon Park; 69008 0Z09 14:44 Eastleigh - Leicester one; 59104 0O59 18:17 Westbury -Maritime, 0W66 19:45 Maritime - Alton Flickr for the day
Friday 12th July: 802014 5X80 11:31 Eastleigh - Reading one; 69012 0Z12 12:59 Eastleigh Works - Tonbridge Flickr for the day; 43059 0Z44 08:15 Crewe - Eastleigh one two Flickr for the day
Saturday 13th July:

69012 is named FALCON 2, and carries the second version of the two-tone green livery once worn by D0280. one two three 

"DB Cargo now runs a new flow from East Midlands Gateway to Southampton and return 5 days a week , 4M55 and 4O55." It seems that the Maritime Transport traffic was taken from GBRf, and the flow operates to and from the Maritime terminal given capacity issues at Western Docks. 4M54 seems to be the actual working rather than 4M55. 
  • 4O55 21:51 East Mids Gateway Tml Dbc to Southampton M.C.T. Ews
  • 4M54 09:29 Southampton M.C.T. Ews to East Mids Gateway Tml Dbc
The lunchtime GBRf 4M19 11:47 Western Docks - East Midlands Gateway does not appear to be running, possibly in consequence.

Friday 12 July 2024

Freight at Millbrook, 9th July 2024

 


66753 EMD Roberts Road 0B44 12:18 Marchwood - Eastleigh East Yard.


70016 4O14 06:39 Basford Hall - Maritime.


66078 4O43 04:28 Wakefield Europort - Soton W Docks Berth 109.

66585 4M61 12:56 Maritime - Trafford Park.

70002 4M65 13:12 Maritime - Lawley Street.

70008 + 66532 P&O Nedlloyd Atlas 4O90 06:04 Leeds - Maritime. There were 6 KTA wagons in the rake, including two noted on the preceding Saturday.

66775 HMS Argyll 4M46 14:21 Western Docks - Trafford Pk Euro Tml Gbrf.

Wednesday 10 July 2024

69010 to Marchwood, 9th July 2024

69010 0Z10 06:00 Leicester - Marchwood (was planned to extract 701046 after 15 months of storage), 0Q84 / 0Z84 13:15 Marchwood - Wimbledon Park (then return to Leicester - an apparent waste of time and energy)


After some months of running in undercoat, the locomotive was outshopped with new paint at Eastleigh on 10th June.


A closer view of the locomotive which was approaching a red signal to let the GWR 165s, seen in the distance, proceed ahead.


Going away picture, as 69010 trundles towards the signal.

Sunday 7 July 2024

Southampton Maritime, 6th July 2024

 


08785, 70016, 70003 and 66951, with 158951 on a Cardiff - Portsmouth working.


Another angle showing 66951, 70003 and 70016, with KTA pocket wagon GERS 97742.


70006 and KTA wagon GERS 97703.


66511 in the train handling area.

Statesman to the Seaside, Redbridge, 6th July 2024

47712 Lady Diana Spencer + 57311 1Z47 05:45 Nantwich - Weymouth
3344 + 3384 + 3348 + 1211 + 3229 + 3231 + 80043 + 3188 + 3312 + 17056


47712 leads into and passes through Redbridge station.





17056 is the first built Mk2a BFK (BR Derby Lot 30775, as 14056 in April 1968).


57311 on the rear. A naming for this locomotive is expected soon.


57311 was new as D1611 on 18th August 1964 allocated to Landore, later 47032, 47662 and 47817.

Saturday 6 July 2024

A second pair of Class 50s, Eastleigh, 4th July 2024

50008 Thunderer + 50021 Rodney / Dave
0O50 08:04 Knottingley T.M.D. - Eastleigh Arlington (Zg)

After the working, there were five Class 50s on Eastleigh Works, one tenth of the class: 50007, 50008, 50021, 50026 & 50049.


50008 + 50021 approaching the Works entrance track.


50008 leads through the Works.


50021 trailing, making its return to its base.

1st - 6th July 2024

 


66092 4O39 09:43 Morris Cowley - Eastern Docks, Eastleigh, 1st July.


DB 996932 (BR Wolverton, Lot 3284, 1961) was in a rake of 5 YKA Osprey wagons at Eastleigh on 1st July.


221114 leading 1M50 12:45 Bournemouth - Manchester Piccadilly, on 1st June. This was an Avanti West Coast Voyager, recently re-logoed into an Arriva Cross-Country scheme.


Painted at Eastleigh a year ago, 66309 Charley Wallace passes Romsey 0O41 10:14 Westbury - Eastleigh, 4th July.

Monday 1st July: 69009 0Z09 09:44 Eastleigh - Leicester Flickr for the day; 43058 + 43059 0Z62 07:43 Crewe - Eastleigh one two Flickr for the day; 50007 + 50049 0Z50 10:56 Kidderminster - Eastleigh Flickr for the day; 73962 + 73965 1Q51 11:15 Derby - Weymouth - Eastleigh
Tuesday 2nd July: 43059 (+ 41187 + 41160 + 41166 + 44078 - all coaches with 'West Highland Pullman' logos) + 43049 5Z63 09:50 Eastleigh - Crewe one two Flickr for the day; 73962 + 73965 1Q52 10:47 Eastleigh - Portsmouth Harbour - Littlehampton - Barnham- Portsmouth Harbour - Totton Yard - Havant - Guildford - Havant - Fareham - Eastleigh - Winchester - Basingstoke - Woking - Lymington Pier - Eastleigh; 69011 (+ 458426) 5X64 11:27 Wembley - Southampton Central one two, 5Q64 15:31 Southampton - Bournemouth, 69011 (+ 458510) 5Z66 20:18 Bournemouth -Eastleigh Flickr for the day
Wednesday 3rd July: 47812 0Z47 10:04 Southall - Swanage Flickr for the day; 73962 + 73965 1Q53 12:00 Eastleigh - Up Yard - Wimbledon - Up Yard, 1Q53 18:05 Up Yard - Wimbledon - Totton - Romsey - Eastleigh Flickr for the day; 69011 (+ 458510) 5Q95 18:31 Eastleigh - Widnes
Thursday 4th July: 47812 + 44871 5Z71 08:20 Swanage - Crewe Flickr for the day; 73962 + 73965 1Q54 12:55 Eastleigh - Reading; 50008 + 50021 0O50 08:04 Knottingley - Eastleigh one two Flickr for the day; 66063 (+ Pullman xxxxx) 5Z25 18:33 Eastleigh - Stewarts Lane
Friday 5th July: 66063 (+ 99530 301 PERSEUS) 5Z44 11:07 Stewarts Lane - Eastleigh one  Flickr for the day
Saturday 6th July: 47712 + 57311 1Z47 05:45 Nantwich - Weymouth, 1Z48 15@35 Weymouth - Nantwich Flickr for the day

69012 said to be painted at Eastleigh Works and being securely held. 

The West Highland Pullman has subsequently gone on to Scotland, and 40804 is expected to join the set as kitchen car, but remains under preparation at Eastleigh Works.

Labour plans to abolish Network Rail

Friday 5 July 2024

Eastleigh Works, 4th July 2024

 


denamed 50049, 73128 Kent & East Sussex Railway, and  323 539-7 Cheviot.


458424 in storage, and barrier coach 68501.

Four 5-WES Class 442 coaches in the scrap area, led by DTF 77388 once of 442407, delivered April 1988.


Another view of 50049 and 73128. The latter had a path to Tonbridge on Tuesday 2nd, but did not run.

Black 5 recovery from Swanage, 4th July 2024

 47812 + 44871 5Z71 08:20 Swanage - Crewe Heritage Centre


47812 arrives in the Up Goods Loop at Southampton, prior to running around. Image by Roger Homan.


44871 in the loop while 47812 runs around. Image by Roger Homan.


A short while later, passing Romsey.


A closer view of 44871, with its ScR blue background number plate. The shed plate 65J is for Fort William (until changed to 63B on 31st May 1960).


Support coach 35508, a now rare Mk 2C coach.