Carl's Railway Photos

30th June 2011 - Eastleigh Works

66850 poses outside the Paintshop
GLVs 68504 and 68505 join 68501 up on jacks for overhaul

28th June 2011 - Eastleigh Works

47813 has been lifted off its bogies and the overhaul has begun
Painting of 66847 (ex 66574) and 66850 (ex 66577) is almost complete
450016 is up on jacks in the Siemens area
GLVs 68504 and 68505 have arrived for overhaul
306017 is preparing to leave for its new home at the East Anglian Railway Museum at Chappel and Wakes Colne
73208 returned to collect the two AFSL liveried Translator vehicles to enter service with GBRf

24th June 2011 - Eastleigh Works

73208's new wheelsets are fitted and the loco is on test in the yard
66519 arrives to collect seven of the HXAs that have had new wheelsets
450555 is the latest unit up on the jacks

22nd June 2011 - Newport

A variety of units plus HSTs and a couple of freight trains including 66703 on loaded scrap

21st June 2011 - Eastleigh Works

66546 arrives to collect ten KVAs from storage that have been repaired by AFSL
66847 (ex 66574) is complete in the Paintshop
450011 is on the jacks

20th June 2011 - Eastleigh Works

73208's replacement wheelsets have arrived and refitting is in progress
66573 (to be 66846) has had the fuel tank removed to access the engine bay floor for repairs
66847 (ex 66574) is masked out for application of the black paint
66129 arrives with vans for storage and repair and departs with two repaired IVBs

17th June 2011 - Eastleigh Works

57004 has remained on site to assist with the following weekends Boat Train
66716 arrives to take Translators 975974 and 975978 with 508302 on their first run since conversion

16th June 2011 - Eastleigh Works

57004 brought in DRS 47813 from Barrow Hill for overhaul by AFSL
66573 (66846) has donated its bogies to 66850 (ex 66577)
Twelve HXA coal hoppers arrived behind 66519 the previous evening for wheelset replacement
Work has begun clearing Bay 5 (North) for laying of new track

15th June 2011 - Eastleigh Works

450020 is up on the jacks
Various vans in for repairs

14th June 2011 - Eastleigh Works

66850 is now painted in Colas Rail livery and awaits decals and finishing touches
66847 (ex 66574) is being prepared for repainting

10th June 2011 - Eastleigh Works

31106 and 31285 are stabled with a Network Rail Test Train
66577 has been renumbered 66850 on RSL and is almost complete in the Paintshop
66573 and 66574 have also been renumbered on RSL (66846 and 66847) but still currently retain their old numbers
GLV 68501 is lifted for work to begin on overhauling it

9th June 2011 - Eastleigh Works

66577 is progressing well in the Paintshop

8th June 2011 - Eastleigh Works

66575 and 66576 receive Colas Rail logos on their cab sides and are released into traffic
66724 arrives for refuelling
66843 receives a B exam
GLV 68501 has been taken out of storage ready to be overhauled

7th June 2011 - Eastleigh

47804 and 47826 passing on a West Coast Railways charter

7th June 2011 - Eastleigh Works

07007 shunts 66575 and 66576
66577 is being painted with the yellow
450041 is on the jacks

6th June 2011 - Eastleigh Works

66577 is in the Paintshop
66711 is being overhauled
450554 is on the jacks

1st June 2011 - Eastleigh Works

66577 is in the AFSL Paintshop being transformed into Colas Rail livery
66711 has arrived for overhaul by EMSI
73208 is on stands receiving replacement wheelsets
450002 is up on jacks
AFSL liveried Translators 975974 'Paschar' and 975978 'Perpetiel' were officially named on 27th May

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