Sunday 12 May 2024

Colas Class 56 swap, 9th May 2024

After some weeks at Eastleigh, associated with training, 56096 departed to Westbury, where it was exchanged for 56094.

56096 0F75 10:14 Eastleigh East Yard - Westbury Down T.C., passing Redbridge. Image by Ian Knight.

Shortly afterwards, passing Romsey. The locomotive was built at BREL Doncaster, and entered service on 13th September 1981.

As something of a surprise, the returning loco was 56094, seen at Redbridge.

A closer view, in the sunshine. 56094 was new from BREL Doncaster on 9th August 1981.

Shortly afterwards, in the Freemantle area of Southampton. Image by Ian Knight.