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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
 

18th June 2014 - Arlington Eastleigh Works

08790 arrives from Oxley for repairs
The locos have arrived for a wagon move from the Docks the following day
 

17th June 2014 - Arlington Eastleigh Works

66115 is on the East Yard trip
 

16th June 2014 - Arlington Eastleigh Works

47810 is in DRS blue and on the Loadbank
59002 has entered the Paintshop
Conversion of an IPA car carrier is nearing completion with the two halves now modified
56301 sticks its nose out of the depot next door
 

12th June 2014 - Arlington Eastleigh Works

57004 arrives to collect the two KXA wagons
 

11th June 2014 - Arlington Eastleigh Works

The Boiler is lifted off Canadian Pacific
 

10th June 2014 - Arlington Eastleigh Works

455802 is ready to depart
47810 is in the Paintshop
 

9th June 2014 - Arlington Eastleigh Works

More testing of the new Translators
 

7th June 2014 - Arlington Eastleigh Works

Inter City Railway Society takes over the Works for the afternoon
in the 2nd Annual Eastleigh Works Event for Members Only
08947 masquerades as a Gateshead machine for the afternoon!
Members have shunter cabrides in the 08 and 01
Thanks to Barry Stephens, MD of Arlington, and all his staff who helped make it an excellent afternoon
 

6th June 2014 - Arlington Eastleigh Works

66719 is released in revised GBRf livery
Trackwork outside the new Paintshop is underway
 

5th June 2014 - Arlington Eastleigh Works

Further Testing of Translator Set T7
66719 nears completion in the Paintshop - Metronet livery is now extinct
 

4th June 2014 - Eastleigh

66147 is back on the rails
 

4th June 2014 - Arlington Eastleigh Works

59002 is being prepared for re-painting
66719 is in the Paintshop
 

3rd June 2014 - Eastleigh

Oops! 66147 comes to grief in Eastleigh Yard
 

3rd June 2014 - Arlington Eastleigh Works

Preparations are underway for track laying in the new Painshop
 

2nd June 2014 - Eastleigh

DCR 56s on a stock move into the LNWR depot
 

2nd June 2014 - Arlington Eastleigh Works

Translator Set T7 is onTest
66543 is on the Maritime trip
 

30th May 2014 - Arlington Eastleigh Works

Translator Set T7 is on Test in the yard
73006 and E6005 are moved into Bay 4 for work to begin
31105 is stabled with a Test Train
 

29th May 2014 - Arlington Eastleigh Works

The floor is being cut for the three tracks in the new Paintshop
66541 is on the Maritime trip
 

27th May 2014 - Arlington Eastleigh Works

73006 has arrived to join GBRf's other recent acquisition, E6005 (73005)
66719 has arrived for repainting
59002 is being prepared for repainting while it waits for new wheels
 

22nd May 2014 - Bath Spa

The usual FGW HSTs and units with a SWT 159 for variety
 

22nd May 2014 - Chippenham

One of the new GWML electrification units on a training run
A pair of DBS 66s light eastbound
 

20th May 2014 - Toddington & Cheltenham

A trip on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway
A Manor and a Class 177 DMU on service trains
Plenty of other locos and units on view
 

19th May 2014 - Bitton, Avon Valley Railway

No trains running today and the recently repainted 07 was
behind coaches but still plenty to see including the
09 visiting from the Swindon & Cricklade Railway
 

19th May 2014 - Arlington Eastleigh Works

66722 is outshopped in new GBRf livery
- photo courtesy of Barry Stephens
 

14th May 2014 - Arlington Eastleigh Works

Two Colas Class 70s arrive for exams
 

13th May 2014 - Arlington Eastleigh Works

The ground is prepared for tracklaying into the new 3-road Paintshop
66722 is in the Paintshop
73207 departs with the four SITT wagons
The KXA wagons are ready for departure
 

12th May 2014 - Arlington Eastleigh Works

50031 is brought back from Swanage by 73207
 

11th May 2014 - Swanage Railway Diesel Gala

Third and final day of the Gala
Another excellent Gala, well organised and well executed
50026 looked stunning in its revised NSE livery
Class 24 no. 5081 from Toddington looked superb and performed well
 

10th May 2014 - Swanage Railway Diesel Gala

Day 2 of the Gala, The NRM's D6700 and 55002 proved very
popular but there was plenty of variety so suit everyone
 

9th May 2014 - Westbury

A quick visit on the way past to see if there were any Colas 70s,
alas no!
 

9th May 2014 - Swanage Railway Diesel Gala

Day 1 of the Gala with plenty of visiting locos including the prototype HST power car which was at Corfe Castle and was open for cab visits and was regularly started up
 

8th May 2014 - 'Day on the Mule'

The Swanage Railway put on a theme day based on the Waterloo to Exeter route using a selection of traction associated with the route over the years, including a West Country, Class 50, Class 33 and a SWT Class 159
 

7th May 2014 - Eastleigh

D6515 makes its mainline return as it leads the convoy away from Eastleigh station to Swanage for the Diesel Gala - Welcome back!
 

7th May 2014 - Arlington Eastleigh Works

73207 arrives to collect 50026, 50031 and D6515 for the
Swanage Diesel Gala
 

6th May 2014 - Arlington Eastleigh Works

50026 receives the finishing touches from Paul Spracklen
66722 has arrived for repainting
455820 has arrived for overhaul
 

2nd May 2014 - Eastleigh

55002 passes with a convoy of locos for the Swanage Diesel Gala
 

2nd May 2014 - Eastleigh Works

Rails are being laid into the new Diesel Running Shed
455806 is shunted onto the juice rail for testing prior to departure
The last TDA tanker is cut up by Raxstar
Two TDA tankers have been kept for internal use
 

1st May 2014 - Eastleigh Works

50026 emerges from the Paintshop in revised NSE livery
50031 has the nameplates fitted for 50001 and 50011 ready for its masquerade at the Swanage Diesel Gala
66533 is on the Maritime trip
The two KXA wagons are now on new wheels

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