Carl's Railway Photos

31st May - Arlington Eastleigh Works

43047 prepares to depart with Mk1 FO 3107 (a strange sight indeed) but alas a power problem with the loco means the move is cancelled
A very tired looking 66720 has arrived for a much needed repaint
66734 has the base colours of its Platinum Jubilee livery and is shunted around for final finishing
73201 has arrived for new wheels

26th May - Arlington Eastleigh Works

66734 with the first part of its new livery, the purple roof

25th May - Arlington Eastleigh Works

360120 has been repainted
66734 is progressing
142089 has been reduced to two underframes ready for final component recovery
Mk1 RBR 1671 is ready for repainting

24th May - Arlington Eastleigh Works

55739 awaits its turn in the scrap line
360108 is being prepped for repainting

21st May - Swanage Railway

Celebrating our Wedding Anniversary with a ride behind 34072 during the day and on the dining train behind 50026 in the evening

18th May - Arlington Eastleigh Works

142003 is receiving an exam prior to release
142056 and 142089 are inside for component recovery

17th May - Arlington Eastleigh Works

43047 is repainted and having its headlight conversion
43059 is inside receiving attention
43083 is up on stands donating parts to the other two
Mk1 FO 3107 is being prepped for repainting
77028 of 317729 is the last 317 vehicle for scrap for the time being

13th May - Criccieth

Sat in a cafe having a nice quiet coffee when a pair of yellow 37s pass by in the distance on a charter train returning from Pwllheli

11th May - Barmouth Bridge

Couldn't pass by this way without stopping and having a look at this amazing piece of railway architecture

11th May - Talyllyn Railway

'DOUGLAS' in its striking blue RAF livery and 'TOM ROLT' on the service trains and plenty of diesels scattered about
The other three steam engines were visible inside the sheds at Pendre

10th May - Betws-y-Coed

150245 on the Blaenau Ffestiniog branch plus the interesting Conwy Valley Railway Museum with miniature train rides and several preserved vehicles, the Mk1 coach being used as a cafe
The outstanding 15" Gauge model of 'BRITANNIA' is the highlight of the museum

7th May - Swanage Diesel Gala - Day 2

A quick round trip into Swanage from Norden before heading off home at lunchtime
Another thoroughly enjoyable gala with plenty of variety and no serious issues...well done to everyone involved...can't wait for next year!

6th May - Swanage Diesel Gala - Day 1

Great weather with mostly sun and plenty of variety to enjoy;

08436 shunting at Swanage
D7612 (25262), 31128 'CHARYBDIS', D6515 (33012) 'Lt Jenny Lewis RN', 33111, 37703, D4 (44004) 'GREAT GABLE', D182 (46045), 50026 'Indomitable', 73136 'Mhairi' all taking turns hauling trains
69004 on static display at Swanage, with cab visits and engine starts helping to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK

5th May - Swanage Diesel Gala - Preview Day

'Class 37 Thursday', this year's Preview Day with 37703 and West Country 34028 'EDDYSTONE' on the service trains
An issue with 37703 in the afternoon meant 33111 took one round trip while the 37 was repaired
Other visiting locos stabled awaiting their turn tomorrow
69004 arrived in the evening as a static exhibit

4th May - Arlington Eastleigh Works

66708 arrives for fitting of 'Ukrainian Railways' logos
43047 is now Nanking Blue
The first 5-car 701 arrives

3rd May - Arlington Eastleigh Works

37688 arrives with the next Mk3 TF for CET fitting and 43059

30th April - Cosham

Another shopping trip...so an excuse for a quick visit and a few photos

29th April - GB Railfreight, Eastleigh East Yard

69005 moves to East Yard for 'naming', the plates weren't covered for the short journey from the Works
John Smith gave a short speech to assembled GBRf staff and invited guests including details of the order for new Class 99 locos!

29th April - Arlington Eastleigh Works

69005 is completed and presented to GBRf
66734 has arrived for repainting
43047 is having its upper headlight fitted

27th April - Arlington Eastleigh Works

Generator 6313 is completed with a repaint of all key areas and new Belmond branding applied
59203 is on stands while repairs take place
69005 is green by the end of the day
317732 is in the scrap line
360116 is repainted EMR purple

26th April - Arlington Eastleigh Works

69005 is in the paint booth and its nameplates have arrived

25th April - Arlington Eastleigh Works

66792 is finished and its plates covered up ready to depart
I was off this day so thanks to Adam Barber for the photos

21st April - Arlington Eastleigh Works

50021 is shunted outside to help with a wheelset issue
The plaques for 66792 have arrived, the nameplates having gone straight to the Paintshop for painting
Generator 6313 has had the brown repainted
Yes, I get to drive the 07 occasionally...it's a tough job....!

20th April - Arlington Eastleigh Works

66792 is part way through a partial repaint which requires the large number to be painted out so a complex set of nameplates/plaques can be fitted
50021 is started again
66848 has arrived for repairs

19th April - Arlington Eastleigh Works

The Slinger FEAS wagons are all having the additional equipment removed and scrapped, so they can be used as standard container flats
43047 is now in primer
66707 brings in 66792 for a partial repaint
Generator car 6313 has had its roof repainted

12th April - Southampton Central

701042 out on test runs
66781 and 70015 on intermodals
All Turbostars on the GWR services today

12th April - Cosham

166204 'Norman Topsom MBE' takes us to Southampton and 166220 brings us back

10th April - Churnet Valley Railway

TKh 2944 and 33021 top 'n' tail the train from Kingsley and Froghall to Ipstones and back
A stop off at Cheddleton to view the collection of locos awaiting restoration, including 25322 'TAMWORTH CASTLE'.... would like to see this one running again

9th April - Avanti Training Academy, Crewe

The final two vehicles from the ill-fated 390033, in use to train Avanti staff here at their Academy

9th April - Crewe Heritage Centre

Here for the Inter City Railway Society AGM
Plenty of variety of exhibits with a pair of HST Power Cars and the APT looking good in the shunshine

9th April - Freightliner Basford Hall

A formal visit around this busy Freightliner facility courtesy of Inter City Railway Society...plenty to see including various non-Freightliner locos plus a fair few of the stored Class 86s
A glimpse (and that was really all it was!) of 08891 recently repainted in G&W Orange and Black livery

9th April - Crewe

The day starts with a quick visit to the station, just missing (by seconds!) 86259 departing north on a Charter to Aintree
47245 and 47802 on a southbound charter

8th April - Crewe

Plenty to see on the LSL depot and a good variety of units through the station

7th April - Arlington Eastleigh Works

69005 arrives behind 69001
47739 departs with repainted 360101, after bringing in 360116

6th April - Arlington Eastleigh Works

66708 is unveiled...in all its Glory...
D6515 (33012) has its nameplates back on

5th April - Arlington Eastleigh Works

66708 now sports its new nameplates which are then covered up along with the large bodyside Ukraine flag
43047 is in the Paintshop being prepped for a coat of blue and white

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