Carl's Railway Photos

30th September - The Torbay and Dart Explorer

The first run for Mk1 RBR 1657, fresh out of Overhaul and performing faultlessly
My thanks to everyone at Riviera Trains, Pathfinder Tours and Frying Scotsman Catering for their hospitality on this wonderful trip

28th September - Arlington Eastleigh Works

66725 is complete and looks fantastic in the sunshine
66769 is on the DB East Yard trip!
Canadian Pacific is back on its wheels

27th September - Arlington Eastleigh Works

66725 has had the Sunderland adornments added in the Paintshop

26th September - Arlington Eastleigh Works

Resident at the Works since December 2008, Mk1 RBR 1657 has finally made it out! Looking very smart in BR Blue and Grey and marshalled into the Riviera Charter for the coming weekend as a proving run

25th September - Arlington Eastleigh Works

DMU 51356 is now in BR Green
66725 is in GBRf Gold
Canadian Pacific is almost ready to go back on its wheels
Preparations in Bay 1 for the arrival of the first 442s are well underway

22nd September - Arlington Eastleigh Works

The supports for the Wheel Shop crane have been blasted and painted and are ready to be shunted inside for fitting
Painting of the floor in Bay 1 is progressing

19th September - Arlington Eastleigh Works

66055 brings in 21245 and 6310 from Burton

15th September - Arlington Eastleigh Works

A Class 47 triple header as 47812, 47815 and 47813 depart on 9 KFAs destined for Dollands Moor
08790 is in use in the yard

14th September - Arlington Eastleigh Works

Installation and Commissioning of the Wheel Lathe is underway
Training has started on the Wheel Press
Mk1 FO 3121 is the first to have its roof repainted
Mk1 FO 3120 is masked up ready for blasting back to bare metal as part of its Overhaul

13th September - Arlington Eastleigh Works

08790 is repaired and out in the yard ready for testing
66434 has arrived with 57003 and departs with two KXA-Cs
73119 is inside being disconnected ahead of a wheel change

12th September - Arlington Eastleigh Works

66724 is complete
Work has already started on 66725, the final one in 'Barbie' livery

9th September - ICRS @ Eastleigh Works

The Inter City Railway Society annual Eastleigh Works event
Cab rides and 'Driver for a Fiver' in 07007, 08879 and 47818
The weather was wet and windy at times but with some sunshine too

7th September - Arlington Eastleigh Works

'Sarah Siddons' arrives by road
66721 arrives with Translator Set T7
Views of the almost completed new roof, with only part of Bay 3 to complete
The new Wheel Lathe is being installed

6th September - Arlington Eastleigh Works

73110 is offloaded

6th September - Eastleigh

73110 arrives by road

5th September - Arlington Eastleigh Works

66147 on the East Yard trip

4th September - Eastleigh

Old and new passing....
33025 and 37518 return the LU 4-TC set from Swanage to Ruislip
SWR's first 444 in their new livery returns from the launch in London

2nd September - From London

Willesden Junction to home

2nd September - Old Oak Common Open Day

What a fantastic Spectacle!
So much to see and great weather too
It was also great to catch up with so many people I haven't spoken to in a while

2nd September - To London

Petersfield to Willesden Junction for the Old Oak Common Open Day

31st August - Arlington Eastleigh Works

Specialist lifting machines are used to lift the wheel press into position while even more lorry loads of concrete are laid for the floor in the new Wheelshop

30th August - Arlington Eastleigh Works

Finished 66726 poses alongside 66724 and 66740

29th August - Arlington Eastleigh Works

66724 has arrived for repainting
37608 and 37611 are stabled with a Test Train

25th August - Arlington Eastleigh Works

Another look at 47771 outside

24th August - Arlington Eastleigh Works

66726 makes an apperance outside but still needs final finishing
Translator Set T5 has arrived for maintenance

23rd August - Arlington Eastleigh Works

08879 shunts more equipment inside for the new Wheelshop

23rd August - Eastleigh

Union of South Africa passes on the Dorset Coast Express

22nd August - Arlington Eastleigh Works

08650 is collected for return to Whatley
47771 is back outside on accommodation bogies while work progresses on it's own set
66726 is in gold in the Paintshop
Mk1 FO 3121 is the fisrt to have it's roof repainted as an interim measure
The concrete for the Wheelshop floor is now being laid - 15 or more lorry loads per day!

17th August - Arlington Eastleigh Works

57307 is undergoing an F Exam

15th August - Eastleigh

Having missed 66723 departing when I was on Holiday, I caught up with it here

14th August - Arlington Eastleigh Works

66726 is next for repainting
Another repainted MPV stops over on it's way back to Effingham Junction

12th August - Peak Rail

The magnificent D8 and an ex-Stocksbridge Steelworks steam loco on either end of the service train
A recently arrived Class 25 and a good selection of other locos on view

12th August - Sheffield Trams

A last trip on the tram before heading home

11th August - Sheffield Trams

Into Sheffield on the tram from Meadowhall

10th August - Deepcar

The old station is now a private residence and the Woodhead line is no more. Now Deepcar is on the branch to Stocksbridge Steelworks which used to branch off the Woodhead line just north of Deepcar station

9th August - Stocksbridge

Wagons waiting for work in the sidings just outside Stocksbridge Steelworks

9th August - Keighley and Worth Valley Railway

A lovely ride to Oxenhope and back behind WD 2-8-0 90733 and a visit to the shed at Haworth

9th August - Keighley

Waiting for the train to Oxenhope, a chance to see plenty of 333s and a GBRf freight

9th August - Embsay and Bolton Abbey Railway

'Beatrice' in action on the service train
Several diesel locos stored at Bolton Abbey, with the serviceable ones in the yard at Embsay

8th August - Sheffield

A chance to sample a pacer or two between Meadowhall and Sheffield then a very wet 90 minutes in Sheffield!

7th August - Sheffield Trams

New Tram-Trains on test and the normal fleet in action

4th August - Arlington Eastleigh Works

66720 arrives with 59003
66723 is now blue in the Paintshop
The second repainted MPV pays a visit

3rd August - Arlington Eastleigh Works

A look at 66723 with Chinook stencils applied
1657 has the decals applied
Rails are laid in the Wheel Shop

2nd August - Arlington Eastleigh Works

07007 shunts the next batch of wagons into the scrap line

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