Thursday 27 June 2024

"The Swanage Belle", 26th June 2024

44871 + 47826 T+T 1Z92 08:16 Victoria - Swanage, 47826 1Z93 16:29 Swanage - Southampton - Redbridge - Laverstock - Clapham Jcn - Victoria

The stock was essentially the same CDL Mk2 ac set seen on The Cumbrian Mountain Express on1st June.

44871 leads through Redbridge. Image by Ian Knight.

4 pictures taken at the Brokenford Lane Bridge, Totton.

Mk2c BSK 35508 (built as BFK 14128. BR Derby, Lot 30796, April 1970) was the support coach.

47826 pushing on the rear.

Following multiple lineside fires on the down run, 44871 and its support coach were 'grounded' by Network Rail at Swanage, and the return was run by 47826, routing via Eastleigh and Winchester. A working is awaited to return 44871 to Southall.