Carl's Railway Photos

29th March - Arlington Eastleigh Works

66230 collects six coaches for return to LNWR Heritage at Crewe, including Mk2 RFO 1203 which has been repainted in BR Crimson and Cream
24 HYA/IIA coal hoppers have arrived for General Repair

23rd March - Arlington Eastleigh Works

37884 has been stripped for repairs
66783 is released from the Paintshop in red Biffa livery and departs with Translator Set T7, a very colourful combination!
37059 and 37069 have arrived for the weekend's charter

16th March - Eastleigh

A trio of GBRf 66s depart the Depot

15th March - Arlington Eastleigh Works

47813 collects three Stoneblowers that NR have sold to Harsco

14th March - Arlington Eastleigh Works

Sarah Siddons is lifted off her bogies onto stands
37884 has also been lifted onto stands
47810 is released from the Paintshop in primer
Mk2 TSO 5991 is released from the Paintshop in BR Crimson and Cream

11th March - Waterloo East

More 465s and 466s with a handful of 375s and 377s and the London city skyline to boot

11th March - London Bridge

Never been here before so thought it a good place to see 465s and 466s... Although the middle platforms were closed for engineering work, there was still plenty to see, the track machine adding a little variety

11th March - Stratford

Should've done my research!
Arrived at Stratford to find no mainline trains due to engineering works!!! Had hoped to photograph the Anglia stock before it all gets replaced in the next few years
Still, never realised there was a plinthed steam engine out front of the station though!

10th March - Didcot

So much has changed since my last visit....
Old and new at Didcot with plenty of HSTs and two 165s on shuttles to Oxford with some IETs and lots of 387s on stoppers to Paddington

9th March - Arlington Eastleigh Works

47818 is back on its bogies

8th March - Arlington Eastleigh Works

TDA 78213 is completed and shunted out ready for departure

7th March - Arlington Eastleigh Works

LU spoil and ballast wagons continue to arrive

6th March - Arlington Eastleigh Works

66141 has arrived with Translator Set T7
66141 is for repainting and will re-emerge as 66786
First sight of Mk2 TSO 5991 in its new colours

5th March - Arlington Eastleigh Works

50021 is shunted out to gain access to the shed, giving a chance to see the progress made on the bodywork in recent months

2nd March - Arlington Eastleigh Works

73109 has been lifted and the bogies are being prepared for the new wheelsets
It's so cold that large Icicles hang from the sides of some of the locos!

1st March - Arlington Eastleigh Works

66788 and 66789 are moved to the fuel point as the snow comes down harder

1st March - Eastleigh

A busy morning with locos departing Eastleigh Depot as the snow comes down

28th February - Arlington Eastleigh Works

73109 is inside to be lifted for wheelset replacement
73110 (E6016) is outside on accommodation bogies

27th February - Arlington Eastleigh Works

66789 is unveiled to GBRf and looks superb in its retro BR Large Logo Blue livery and 'British Rail 1948 - 1997' nameplates
47810 is back on its overhauled bogies and has moved into the Paintshop

26th February - Arlington Eastleigh Works

The decals and nameplates are fitted to 66789

24th February - Tonbridge Yard

Plenty of GBRf traction on view in the yard, with many SITT sets being made ready for the cold weather to come

24th February - Tunbridge Wells, Spa Valley Railway

BLUEBELL and 33063 on the service train
Bright blue 31289 and 33201 on shed

24th February - Isfield, Lavender Line

Not open today and not much on view but the Class 205 looked nice sitting in the platform in the sunshine

23rd February - Arlington Eastleigh Works

Another three LU wagons are in the scrap line

21st February - Arlington Eastleigh Works

57304 has arrived for some mods
37254 is back with a Test Train
First sight of the new livery on 66789
Floor painting in Bay 4 South is progressing well

20th February - Arlington Eastleigh Works

Work has started on transforming 66058 into 66783
The nameplates for 66789 have arrived
Mk2 5991 is in primer in the Paintshop

19th February - Arlington Eastleigh Works

GBRf's 66788 (ex DBC 66238) is released from the Paintshop
The first LU wagon for eventual scrapping has been stripped and lifted off its bogies

15th February - Arlington Eastleigh Works

First hint of 66789's new livery
37219 and 37254 are stabled with a Test Train
66081 has arrived for repainting and will become 66784
66788 (ex 66238) is receiving the finishing touches

13th February - Arlington Eastleigh Works

66788 is now in GBRf gold

12th February - Arlington Eastleigh Works

The Class 37s from the wekend charter are ready to leave but the move is cancelled
66238 (to become 66788) and 66250 (to become 66789) are both in primer

9th February - Arlington Eastleigh Works

37609 and 37069 have arrived for the charter this weekend

8th February - Arlington Eastleigh Works

Network Rail have sold the Geismar Concept MPV to Raxstar
07007 is shunting LU wagons and two more have arrived

7th February - Arlington Eastleigh Works

57307 is outside ready for testing after its F Exam
47812 is made ready to depart after a bogie swap
66238 (to become 66788) is in primer with yellow on the fronts
Work has started cleaning the floor in Bay 4 South, ready for painting

6th February - Arlington Eastleigh Works

5991 is in the Paintshop for repainting
More LU wagons have arrived

5th February - Arlington Eastleigh Works

66238 (to become 66788) is now in primer
Another pair of LU wagons have arrived

2nd February - Arlington Eastleigh Works

08879 shunts 442419 around into Bay 1
37608 departs with repaired JRA wagons
47812 is back on its bogies
Another two LU wagons arrive

1st February - Arlington Eastleigh Works

37608 takes 442410 to Bournemouth and returns in the evening with 442419
47848 arrives with 37884 from Foxton
Two more LU wagons have arrived

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