Carl's Railway Photos

1st September - Tonbridge Yard

GBRf's base in this part of the world, plenty of 73s in evidence plus the new Schweerbau High Speed Milling train
Also, the Test Train locos from Eastleigh were here, 37421 and 37612

1st September - Tunbridge Wells West

On the Spa Valley Railway, unique Clayton D8568 was on the service train and plenty of other stock around the shed

1st September - Isfield, Lavender Line

Surprisingly, this line was closed on a sunny saturday!

31st August - Arlington Eastleigh Works

60095 arrives to be the first repainted into GBRf livery
66780 has been sprayed blue

30th August - Arlington Eastleigh Works

66008 is being transformed into 66780
37421 is on the front of the Test Train

29th August - Arlington Eastleigh Works

37901 is part way through repainting into Europhoenix livery
37612 is on the rear of a Test Train as it departs

24th August - Arlington Eastleigh Works

73213 has arrived for repairs

23rd August - Arlington Eastleigh Works

66008 is in the paint booth for priming
37901 is in primer

22nd August - Arlington Eastleigh Works

73136 is back outside, repairs almost complete

21st August - Arlington Eastleigh Works

73101 is on stands for its traction motors to be removed and sent away for overhaul
37901 is in the paint booth ready for priming

20th August - Arlington Eastleigh Works

66007 arrives with the empty charter stock and 07007 shunts 444007!
Riviera's FO 3141 is now Chocolate and Cream
Another batch of HHAs has arrived for disposal

18th August - Portsmouth

Into Portsmouth again by train

15th August - Arlington Eastleigh Works

73136 is now on its new wheels

13th August - Arlington Eastleigh Works

After a week off, much has changed
66008 has finally arrived and a start has been made on tranforming it into 66780
Riviera's Mk1 FO 3141 is in the process of being painted chocolate and cream
With the first batch having been consigned to history, Freightliner have delivered another batch of coal hoppers

4th August - Portsmouth

A trip into Portsmouth by train from Cosham

2nd August - Arlington Eastleigh Works

66787 (ex-66184) is nearly complete, just awaiting decals
37901 is now in the prep bay

1st August - Arlington Eastleigh Works

LSL 47805 arrives with 47501 and Mk2 FO 3330 for repairs
59003 has also arrived

30th July - Arlington Eastleigh Works

66008 arrives for its repaint but 24 hours later is back out earning its keep!
66787 (ex-66184) is now in GBRf gold and masked up ready for the blue in the Paintshop

28th July - Ropley, Mid Hants Railway

Here to see the arrivals since my last visit, 03197, 33202 and 47579 as well as the usual locos with 41312 on the service train and 92212 on a freight

28th July - Eastleigh

Meeting some friends off the train at Eastleigh...surprisingly nothing in the holding sidings!

27th July - Arlington Eastleigh Works

Decals all now fitted to Translators 68501 and 68504

26th July - Arlington Eastleigh Works

66846 arrives with 37901 from St Leonards, having been sold by Colas

25th July - Arlington Eastleigh Works

A big shunt around the Paintshop produces a very colourful line-up!

24th July - Arlington Eastleigh Works

Wagons galore!
Freightliner have delivered the first batch of coal hoppers for component recovery and scrapping
47813 delivers another 12 coil carriers for conversion
73136 is on stands while its new wheels are fitted to its bogies

23rd July - Arlington Eastleigh Works

The second ex-GLV Translator, 68504, is now in green and both receive their Arlington logos and company info
Please Note; For those awaiting photos of 47739 in its new livery, which is now complete, GBRf have requested that it be kept under wraps while other work is carried out on the loco

18th July - Arlington Eastleigh Works

Riviera's Mk1 RMB 1832 is released from the Paintshop resplendent in Chocolate and Cream livery
73961 is on site as standby for the forthcoming GBRf charter

17th July - Arlington Eastleigh Works

The 'English' side of 47727
Work has started turning 66184 into 66787

16th July - Arlington Eastleigh Works

Caledonian Sleeper liveried 47727 arrives with Translator Set T7
66137 arrives back with the Torbay Express empty stock

14th July - Arlington Eastleigh Works

Riviera's Mk1 FO 3146 is in the train ready for its first run for them since purchase and overhaul

13th July - Arlington Eastleigh Works

08567 shunts the latest batch of converted coil carriers for 66050 to take to Llanwern
07007 shunts its namesake 450007

12th July - Arlington Eastleigh Works

73101 and 73139 are now owned by GBRf and have been delivered for storage
Vastly different fates await Swanage Railway 117s, 51346, 51388 and 51392!

12th July - Eastleigh

Two Class 73s arrive from Derby by road

11th July - Arlington Eastleigh Works

47739 is in primer
66184 has arrived for repainting and will re-emerge as 66787
Riviera's FO 3146 is made ready for its first outing since being completely rebuilt

10th July - Arlington Eastleigh Works

The next batch of converted coil carriers are coming together

6th July - Arlington Eastleigh Works

07007 is busy shunting Desiros
Paul finds out just how protective the Seagulls are of their young as he sees the 07 up the yard!

4th July - Arlington Eastleigh Works

68501 is outside, awaiting completion of partner 68504 which is now in the prep area
37254 and 37175 are stabled with a Test Train
Riviera's RMB 1832 is now in primer

3rd July - Arlington Eastleigh Works

A look at 68501 in its new colours
66785 (ex 66132) is outside ready for release

2nd July - Arlington Eastleigh Works

66785 (ex 66132) is completed
Ex-GLV 68501 receives the final touches
Riviera's Mk1 FO 3146 is now Chocolate and Cream

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