Carl's Railway Photos

29th June - Arlington Eastleigh Works

Colas's latest 37, 37521, arrives with a Test Train

28th June - Arlington Eastleigh Works

66744 and 66755 are back

27th June - Arlington Eastleigh Works

66755 (with plate covered) and 66744 head to Victoria for the naming and a GBRf VIP special charter

26th June - Arlington Eastleigh Works

Bodyside repairs complete, 66785 is shunted back to the Paintshop
66755 arrives with new nameplates ahead of official naming the next day
68501 is almost complete in the Paintshop
Riviera's Mk1 FO 3146 is in primer

25th June - Arlington Eastleigh Works

08567 is a runner...a few more jobs to do before it's fully operational
Another 442 swap with Bournemouth, 442406 used as traction again to bring up 442417 and take away 442413
Three OTP machines are on site for maintenance

21st June - Arlington Eastleigh Works

LU's 4-TC set has arrived

19th June - Arlington Eastleigh Works

A before view of a coil carrier showing how much is being changed
Two DMU cars have been dug out from behind the Test Sheds

18th June - Arlington Eastleigh Works

Repairs to 47815 are underway

14th June - Arlington Eastleigh Works

Coil Carrier conversion work in progress
73136 has arrived for new wheels

13th June - Arlington Eastleigh Works

Ex-GLV 68501 is now in Arlington Green
HNRC 37612 is stabled with a Test Train

12th June - Arlington Eastleigh Works

Two LU wagons head to Southampton Docks for final scrapping
Coil Carriers in the various stages of conversion

8th June - Arlington Eastleigh Works

Work is well underway on the complete overhaul of Riviera's Mk1 FO 3141
6024's support coach, Mk1 BSK 35333, is now up on stands for its overhaul to begin

7th June - Arlington Eastleigh Works

66557 is collected by 66526
GLV 68504 waits its turn in the Paintshop

6th June - Arlington Eastleigh Works

Siemens 444 and 450 units are now having interior refreshes

5th June - Arlington Eastleigh Works

66557 undergoes a wheelset and traction motor swap
47739 is now in the Paintshop
66785 (66132) is almost painted but requires some additional bodywork repairs
47813 has arrived with another 13 JSA coil carriers for conversion
73962 and 73965 are stabled with a Test Train
GLV 68501 is also in the Paintshop

2nd June - BLS Arlington Explorer

Four round trips to the Test Sheds and the round the back and up through Bay 3 for BLS and PLEG members using 07007, the Kof, 73133 and 66784
Over £5000 was raised for Arlington's nominated charity, RNLI
Thanks to BLS, PLEG and to GBRf for the loan of 66784 and a driver and to Cambrian Trains for allowing us to use 73133
What an afternoon...same again (but slightly different!) next year??

2nd June - Arlington Eastleigh Works

66133 attempts toleave with the Charter stock but is turned back by the signaller and has to try again later!
07007 does its 'day job' of shunting ahead of starring in the BLS event in the afternoon

1st June - Arlington Eastleigh Works

'MOLLY' arrives for the BLS Arlington Explorer this weekend
66557 has arrived for a traction motor replacement
Riviera's Mk1 FO 3141 is dug out of the sidings as the next one to go in for full overhaul

29th May - Arlington Eastleigh Works

313121 has arrived for storage
66785 (ex 66132) is now GBRf Gold
66124 collects the first five converted JSA coil carriers in the pouring rain

28th May - Bedhampton

Back to Bedhampton for the yellow 313 on its way to Eastleigh Works

25th May - Arlington Eastleigh Works

RBR 1691 now has decals
The first batch of converted JSA Coil Carriers are nearing completion

23rd May - Arlington Eastleigh Works

66784 is having a traction motor replaced

22nd May - Arlington Eastleigh Works

Riviera's Mk1 RBR 1691 is out of the Piantshop in its new BR Blue and Grey livery
RMB 1832 is now being prepared for repainting

18th May - Arlington Eastleigh Works

47815 has been shunted inside for repairs to begin

17th May - Arlington Eastleigh Works

07007 shunts converted JSAs

16th May - Arlington Eastleigh Works

442406 arrives from Bournemouth with 442403 and departs with 442408
47812 arrives with 47815 for repairs
RBR 1691 is almost completed in the Paintshop

15th May - Arlington Eastleigh Works

The 50s and 45 depart for Kidderminster

14th May - Arlington Eastleigh Works

The convoy from Swanage arrives to drop off 73133
66783 departs for East Yard and the rest stable overnight
67018 arrives back with the Riviera Charter stock

13th May - Purbeck Mining Museum, Norden

Have always promised myself I'd have a look around the museum and never found the time so made sure I did this time and it's well worth it...very interesting with lots of exhibits and useful info...will come back again!

13th May - Swanage Diesel Gala - Day 3

Day 3 and a bit of welcome sunshine!

An excellent Gala as always and a credit to all those who made it happen...well done guys!

12th May - Swanage Diesel Gala - Day 2

Day 2 of the Gala with plenty more action including D6515 and 50049 on the Corfe Castle to Wareham shuttles

11th May - Swanage Diesel Gala - Day 1

First day of the Gala proper with 20007, 20142, D6515, 33111, D7017, 45041, 50031, 50049, 73133 and 73136 all in action

10th May - Swanage Diesel Gala - Preview Day

The prelude to the Annual Swanage Diesel Gala with Hymek D7017 and Battle of Britain 34053 on the service trains, 33111 providing Driver Experience runs from Norden towards the NR boundary and D6515 arriving from London with a charter with 20007 and 20142 on the rear of the LU 4-TC set

9th May - Arlington Eastleigh Works

66783 and 73136 arrive with ten JRAs for repairs and to collect 73133 to make up the second convoy of locos to Swanage

8th May - Eastleigh

Two Class 50s and a Class 45, on their way to Swanage

8th May - Arlington Eastleigh Works

37884 is complete and ready to depart, complete with new nameplates
66132 has arrived for repainting, to become 66785 in due course
66784 (ex 66081) is in primer
Riviera's Mk1 RBR 1691 is also in primer
The first of the coil carrier conversions are underway

3rd May - Bedhampton

A short trip out for some fresh air and a bit of exercise, hoping to see the blue and grey 313 but was not to be this time!

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