Sunday 19 May 2024

Swanage Railway Diesel Gala, 10th May 2024 Part 2: 69002 'Bob Tiller CM&EE'

69002 stood in for 69007, which failed on Wednesday 8th, on a working to Eastleigh, leading towards the gala. 69002 was formerly 56311, originally 56057, completed at BREL Doncaster on 27th March 1979. Following rebuild at Longport, it was outshopped from Eastleigh Works paintshop on 4th May 2021. In recent weeks it has been working between Eastleigh and Hoo.

Approaching Swanage with 2C05 11:39 Corfe Castle - Swanage.

As an air-brake only loco, 69002 was restricted to working with the 4-TC set, which reduced later opportunities when several of the Swanage - Corfe stopping trains were cancelled in the afternoon.

69002 in the platform at Swanage.

View of the cab interior.

Nameplate Bob Tiller CM&EE, which was unveiled on 10th July 2021.

Two further views in the platform at Swanage.