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Rail Exclusive DRS Class 47 Models

These ViTrains Class 47s have been dispatched from Italy and should be delivered in about 2 weeks
The DRS liveried pair are now both Sold Out and there are only a handful of Northern Belle sets left
If you want to put your name on the waiting list please contact Rail Exclusive directly
Thanks to all those who took advantage of this offer

7th November 2014 - Arlington Eastleigh Works

Docklands Engineers wagon 998 is nearing completion
450041 is on test in the yard
 

6th November 2014 - Arlington Eastleigh Works

66703 is fresh out of the Paintshop
The rails are being laid in Bay 1 North
 

3rd November 2014 - Arlington Eastleigh Works

70008 is ready to return to service
66757 is over the pit in the Van Shop
70802 makes a rare appearance
 

1st November 2014 - Bonfire Night Celebration

The annual Arlington Bonfire & Fireworks party for staff,
families and invited guests
As always, started with a loco setting off tons of detonators, then a big bonfire is lit followed by the first set of fireworks
A hog roast and burgers are served in the interval then
the second half of the fireworks
Almost £1000 was raised for charity during the event
Thanks to Barry and Jeanne for a lovely evening
 

31st October 2014 - Arlington Eastleigh Works

With the traction motor replaced, 70008 is lifted back onto its bogies
 

30th October 2014 - Arlington Eastleigh Works

70008 is lifted for a traction motor change
37688 is back with another Test Train
 

28th October 2014 - Arlington Eastleigh Works

One of GBRf's newest 66s arrives for fuel while one of their oldest is in the Paintshop being repainted
455821 is the penultimate 455 to arrive for overhaul
 

27th October 2014 - Arlington Eastleigh Works

A handful of experimental night shots
73141 has arrived for driver training
455818 is ready for departure
 

23rd October 2014 - Arlington Eastleigh Works

The Diesel Running Shed is getting busier all the time
 

22nd October 2014 - Arlington Eastleigh Works

Loram Rail Grinder C2103 is preparing for departure
The 73s are back with their Test Train
 

21st October 2014 - Arlington Eastleigh Works

37405 is taken inside for attention to an AWS fault
73141 and 73138 are stabled with a Test Train
 

20th October 2014 - Arlington Eastleigh Works

57312 returns to service
37405 is stabled with the UTU3Test Train
Loram Rail Grinder C2103 has arrived for repairs
 

18th October 2014 - Basford Hall

The stripped shell of 86247 awaits its fate
 

18th October 2014 - Stafford

DB branded 66088 on the Malcolm train
 

18th October 2014 - Crewe

86605 leads a pair of 90s from Basford Hall to LNWR away from the station
 

16th October 2014 - Arlington Eastleigh Works

50026 has arrived back for the winter
37688 is stabled with a Test Train
70008 has arrived for repairs
 

15th October 2014 - Arlington Eastleigh Works

Work has begun on returning 59003 to UK spec
The loco is expected to be here for 3-4 months
 

14th October 2014 - Arlington Eastleigh Works

59003 has arrived back from Germany
First job is to give it a good wash off
There's a re-union with Steve, the engineer who spent 3 months in
Germany back in 1997 when the loco left the UK
 

10th October 2014 - Arlington Eastleigh Works

57305 is shunted into the workshop for the finishing touches and
'Northern Princess' nameplates attached
08947 has entered the workshop for its overhaul
455818 has arrived - only two more after this one
 

10th October 2014 - Eastleigh

08735 in use on permanent way work on the depot entry/exit roads
 

9th October 2014 - Arlington Eastleigh Works

GBRf newbies, 66748 (Ex Netherlands) and brand new 66757
08790 is on test in the yard
455822 is completed and ready to go
 

8th October 2014 - Arlington Eastleigh Works

57305 nears completion in the Paintshop
 

7th October 2014 - Eastleigh

60049 is the new 'super shunter' in the yard
 

7th October 2014 - Arlington Eastleigh Works

08947 is used for training on Translator Set T7
 

6th October 2014 - Arlington Eastleigh Works

70018 on the Maritime trip
57305 is ready to be painted in the Crimson Lake
 

3rd October 2014 - Arlington Eastleigh Works

Up on the roof so took some aerial shots
 

2nd October 2014 - Arlington Eastleigh Works

Colas 70s galore outside the Diesel Running Shed
 

1st October 2014 - Arlington Eastleigh Works

73212 and 73213 visit the Diesel Running Shed
70001 is repaired and ready to go
08790 is being put back together

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