Tuesday 5 March 2024

Two Class 59s at Romsey, 4th March 2024


Two final views of 59102 Village of Chantry in Hanson livery, as it was running 0Z59 08:05 Westbury Tarmac - Eastleigh Works for repaint into Heidelberg Materials green, similar to 59101. G&W Freightliner orange.

59102 entered traffic in November 1990.

59001 YEOMAN ENDEAVOUR followed an hour later, with 6O68 09:11 Westbury Tarmac - Crawley.

59001 is looking rather worn, this Aggregate Industries scheme being applied at Eastleigh in 2008. That "30 Years" is now over 38, as the locomotive entered traffic in February 1986.