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Rail Exclusive DRS Class 47 Models

These ViTrains Class 47s will be available from
Rail Exclusive in late summer 2014
Each of the four locos modelled were overhauled and painted by
Arlington Fleet Services
at Eastleigh Works
Click the image on the left for more info and a very special offer
 

4th August 2014 - Woodhead

The western end of the old Woodhead tunnels
Easily accessible from the main road above but not a lot to see apart from the tunnel mouths themselves
 

4th August 2014 - York

A pair of 20s and a 66 stabled plus the usual units
 

4th August 2014 - National Railway Museum, York

A lot less people than last time I was here!
 

3rd August 2014 - Wirksworth

A quick visit to see when they were open later in the week
 

3rd August 2014 - Peak Rail

D8 and an Austerity on the service train
It was a 1940s weekend with an excellent mock battle
Plenty of locos of all types in the yard to see but unfortunately the Heritage Shunters Trust shed was all locked up
 

2nd August 2014 - Peak Forest

A pair of 60s and the resident shunter
 

1st August 2014 - Clapham Junction

Plenty to see including a 'new' 458/5 and the latest 377/6s
 

1st August 2014 - Kensington Olympia

A 59 and the usual units
 

30th July 2014 - Arlington Eastleigh Works

57310 departs with Maddy at the controls
66714 has the blue applied in the Paintshop
73201 and 73207 are back with their Test Train
455811 is ready for departure
 

29th July 2014 - Arlington Eastleigh Works

08947 is used to check clearances etc in the new Paintshop
57310 poses in the sunshine out the back of the Works
73207 is stabled with a Test Train (73201 was on the other end)
 

28th July 2014 - Arlington Eastleigh Works

The trackwork to the new Paintshop is now complete
66591 is on the Maritime trip
 

25th July 2014 - Arlington Eastleigh Works

Norman and John sign off their final job before Retirement
Well Done Gents!
66714 is already in the Paintshop
 

24th July 2014 - Arlington Eastleigh Works

59103 and 59002 are prepared for departure
 

23rd July 2014 - Arlington Eastleigh Works

57310 is now complete
Repairs continue to 08790
 

22nd July 2014 - Arlington Eastleigh Works

59002 is completed
 

21st July 2014 - Arlington Eastleigh Works

57310 has its decals applied
66714 has arrived for repainting
 

19th July 2014 - DRS Gresty Bridge Open Day

Another excellent open day by DRS with steam, diesel and electric locos on display. Most had come to see the new 68s and weren't disappointed as there were five of them on display
 

18th July 2014 - 4079 and 4179 Departure

ex-LU 4079 and 4179 depart for pastures new
They will be used by the charity Village Underground as mobile venues
They already have the four ex-LU 1983 Tube Stock vehicles on the viaduct at Shoreditch used as artists' studios - Check out their website for more info and pictures
 

18th July 2014 - Arlington Eastleigh Works

57303 is now blue and 57301 is next
 

16th July 2014 - Eastleigh

56311 makes a smokey departure with a stock move to Wolverton
 

15th July 2014 - Arlington Eastleigh Works

37423 collects the two Escort Coaches
455811 has arrived for overhaul
The first pair of converted 2-car IPA wagons are completed
Two old gantry cranes are shunted into Raxstar's scrap area
 

14th July 2014 - Arlington Eastleigh Works

455814 is ready for departure
66589 is on the Maritime trip
 

10th July 2014 - Arlington Eastleigh Works

57310 and 59002 are brought out of the Paintshop
 

9th July 2014 - Arlington Eastleigh Works

59103 arrives for repairs and 66719 becomes the fisrt loco to be worked on in the new Diesel Running Shed
57303 loses its Network Rail branding
 

8th July 2014 - Arlington Eastleigh Works

57310 has yellow ends
Work is underway on the two 4-CEP cars
 

7th July 2014 - Eastleigh

56303 passes with 'TORNADO' and its Support Coach on the way to Swanage
 

7th July 2014 - Arlington Eastleigh Works

The first converted IPAs are now painted
66719 is back with the T7 Translators
 

4th July 2014 - Eastleigh

Colas Rail's first Class 60 visits
 

4th July 2014 - Arlington Eastleigh Works

A trio of 73s depart after bringing in the final batch of KFAs from the Docks
 

3rd July 2014 - Arlington Eastleigh Works

47810 returns to service in its new livery
Work is underway preparing 57310 for repainting
 

2nd July 2014 - Arlington Eastleigh Works

57310 has lost it's NR branding
47810 is re-united with its nameplates
66593 is on the Maritime trip
 

1st July 2014 - Arlington Eastleigh Works

66713 is repainted in the new GBRf livery
A last look at 57310 in NR yellow
59002 has had its ghost decals applied to enable painting of the complex Aggregate Industries branding

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