BASINGSTOKE AREA
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DRS 66431 on hire to DB Schenker comes over Battledown Flyover with car carriers forming 6M48 09.28 (Q) Southampton Eastern Docks-Halewood on 21/04/12.
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37401 near Mortimer with a heavy 6O26 Hinksey-Eastliegh on 26/03/09.
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A dissapointingly grubby 47841 passes Battledown Flyover with the first 'Cruise Saver Express' of 2012, the 05.40 Edinburgh-Southampton on 21/04/12.
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66108 approaches Worting off the Andover line with a delayed and diverted 4M29 09.16 Southampton Western Docks-Hams Hall on 09/01/10. The container ports had been closed due to the snow.
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DRS livery 66413, now operated by Freightliner, runs through Overton with a engineers train from Deane on 23/10/11.
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Having a rare break from its 'super shunter' duties at Southampton 47309 partners 47303 in place of the booked class 66 on 4O14 04.35 Garston-Southampton on 07/04/04.
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A smart 47279 ,standing in for failed 57009, departs Basingstoke on 27/05/02 with 4M55 10.13 Millbrook-Lawley Street.
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DRS livery 66413, now operated by Freightliner HeavyHaul passes Wyke, east of Andover to form a 6Y21 13.35 Laverstock Jcn-Eastleigh, having come from a track renewal worksite at Deane. Note the crane in the background used for bridge replacement work as the route gets upgraded for 9'6" containers.
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37706 passes Basingstoke with 6Y30 WFO 08.18 Fawley-Holybourne on 18/02/02.
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The new order.......70001 'Powerhaul' passes Battledown Flyover with 4O29 08.14 Crewe-Southampton on 21/04/12.
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66534 'OOCL Express' passes Wyke, east of Andover with a hefty 4O29 08.14 Crewe-Southampton, diverted due to engineering work in Southampton tunnel on 19/12/09. A short while later this loco failed at Laverstock Jcn blocking both lines and caused chaos!
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66157 passes Battledown Flyover working 6O26 10.53 Hinksey-Eastleigh engineers trip on 30/01/10
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66567 passes Oakley with 4O29 08.14 Crewe-Southampton on 30/01/10.
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73109 'Battle of Britain 50th Anniversary' hammers through Micheldever on 11/04/02 with a 5Z25 10.55 Basingstoke-Poole crew training run.The headshunt on the right was used by trains to the closed oil depot.
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66559 works a diverted 4O02 11.12 Lawly Street-Southampton past Wyke on the Andover line on 19/12/09.This was due to engineering work in Southampton tunnel to accept 9'6" containers on standard wagons.The 9'6" boxes at the front of this train are on 'lowliner' wagons.This route will also be upgraded in due course.
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GBRf 73208 'Kirsten' & 73204 'Janice' work a 7G10 15.39 Feltham-Eastleigh past Worting Jcn on 30/05/10.
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The driver of 37710 checks his train as it negotiates Worting Jcn......7Y39 09.46 Hoo Jcn-Eastleigh.......30/05/01.
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66570 kicks up the snow at Worting Jcn with a diverted additional STP 4E76 08.34 Southampton-Lawley Street on 09/01/10. The container port had been closed the previous day due to the snow.
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66571 takes the Andover line at Worting Jcn with a well laiden 4O14 06.39 Birch Coppice-Southampton on a snowy 09/01/10.
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GBRf 73205 'Jeanette' waits in an engineers possession near Basingstoke while materials are unloaded 04/01/09.
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159012 comes under Battledown Flyover forming a Waterloo-Exeter service on 09/01/10.
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With Southampton tunnel closed for engineering work to allow 9'6" containers on standard wagons, 66570 is diverted via Andover and passes Wyke with 4O14 06.39 Birch Coppic-Southampton on 19/12/09.
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444018...........Battledown Flyover............09/01/10.
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Railfreight grey 47356 with a lightweight 4V38 08.58 Marchwood-Didcot MOD train.....31/10/95.
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444030 passes Battledown Flyover on 21/04/12 forming a Waterloo-Weymouth service.
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RfD 47237 applies power to 4O20 07.30 Cowley-Southampton Docks at Worting Jcn on 31/10/95. The train conveys Rover car for export.
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Another 159 crosses Hurstborne Viaduct on 19/12/09
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2-EPB Railtrack de-icing unit 930005 passes Worting Jcn enroute to Eastleigh on 31/10/95
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73107 leads a 1Q40 09.40 Hither Green-Eastleigh track recording train with 73201 on the rear near Micheldever on 23/07/12.
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66589 near Micheldever with 4O49 MO 10.13 Birch Coppice-Southampton on 23/07/12.
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A workstained 66188 leads classmate 66230 past Battledown Flyover at the head of 6O26 Hinksey-Eastleigh with some MLA wagons leading the consist...13/10/12.
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Typically running 100+ minutes late and in dire conditions, 73204,119,206 & 213 pass a previously sunny Worting Junction powering a 6Y68 Tonbridge-Eastleigh on 13/12/10.
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47709 leads the first outing of the ill-fated 'Blue Pullman' near Winchfield on Valentines day 14/02/06. This loco didn't fare much better, being cut up at Eastleigh Works in September 2012.
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DCR 56303 with four repaired JRA scrap wagons in tow forming a 6Z56 14.40 Eastleigh-Chaddesden at Silchester on 05/04/13.
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DRS 37425 works 3Z04 10.49 Eastleigh-Derby RTC past Worting on 06/04/13.
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66562 at Worting Junction with a 4M55 'fresh air liner' on 06/04/13.
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Workstained 66537 passes Worting Junction with 4O27 Garston-Southampton on 06/04/13.
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73141 + 73212 + 57301 + 57306 + 73213 + 73109 form a 0Y68 Tonbridge-Eastleigh convoy at Woking on 06/04/13.
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73201 'Broadlands' leads a 1Z0110.05 Dollands Moor-Woking track recording train into Woking on 06/04/13.
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450071 passes Woking yard on 06/04/13. Note some sidings have been relayed and ballasted although tamping has yet to be done.The Rail Grinder is also present.
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Rebuilt after a serious fire, 70018 works 4O27 Garston-Southampton past Popham on 01/06/13. Note the new roof panels.
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70019 storms through Bramley with 4O59 SO 10.44 Wentloog-Southampton on 01/06/13.
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West Coast Railways 47245 comes under Battledown Flyover with a 5z36 Southall-Bristol ecs on 01/06/13.
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'Skinhead' 31105 passes Popham with a 3Z37 08.12 Acton Wells Jcn-Eastleigh transit move on 02/06/13
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GBRf 73213+73205 pass Potbridge with a 5Z94 13.21 Doncaster Royal Mail Terminal-Eastleigh empty stock on 07/07/13 following a GBRf staff outing to Glasgow the previous day. The ED's worked from Wembley.
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EWS livery 60065 'Spirit of Jaguar' has a rare outing on 6N13 19.00 Addlestone Jcn-Eastleigh passing Potbridge on 07/07/13.
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Powerhaul livery 66504, still the only one of the UK fleet repainted so far, passes Worting Jcn with 4O09 10.18 Trafford Park-Southampton on 12/07/13.
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Having taken over from failed 47806 at Reading, Parcels livery 47501 'Craftsman' awaits departure from Basingstoke with the 11.43 York-Poole on 09/03/95. I had to leave the comfort of the front coach here and make my way home on a SWT 159.
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66540 'Ruby' passes Silchester with 4O09 Trafford Park-Southampton on 21/08/13. The church of St.Mary in Stratfield Mortimer is visable in the left distance.
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Ex-Centro 150002 now plying the Reading-Basingstoke route for First Great Western.........Silchester, 21/08/13.
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Recently returned to the frontline, DRS 37402 & 'Caroline' pass Mortimer forming a Weymouth-Old Oak Common jolly on 21/08/13.
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3 car 150002 at Mortimer with another shuttle from reading...21/08/13.
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66125 passes Mortimer with Halewood-Southampton Eastern Docks loaded car wagons on 21/08/13.
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With the harvest in full swing in the background, doyen of 'Sprinter' units, 150001 now earning its keep on the Reading-Basingstoke shuttles approaching Mortimer on 21/08/13.
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D400 (50050) having arrived at Basingstoke with the 15.15 Waterloo-Exeter on 13/07/91
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70018.....4O54 Leeds-Southampton.......Kingsworthy........17/04/14.
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Rusty 66555 passes Winchester with 6O26 10.19 Hinksey-Eastleigh on 18/04/14.
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66207,66206,66087 & 67005 front a 5O61 Wembley-Eastleigh empty stock move at Winchester on 18/04/14.
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DRS livery 66416 crosses Hurstbourne Viaduct with the diverted 4O29 Crewe-Southampton on 18/04/14.
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66174 4O20 08.21 Morris Cowley-Southampton Eastern Docks passes Winchester on 18/04/14.
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70018 passes Wyke,nr Andover with a diverted 4O27 Garston-Southampton on 18/04/14.
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70018 passes Wyke,nr Andover with a diverted 4O27 Garston-Southampton on 18/04/14.
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66745 'Modern Railways - The first fifty years' passes Worting Junction with 6G15 08.33 Eastleigh Yard-Sholing on 08/06/14.
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DCR 56301 (still in Fastline colours) leads 6Z41 07.15 Kew Bridge-Totton yard 'Railvac' with 56311 on the rear at Micheldever on 29/06/14.
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GBRf 66727, still in First Group colours, works the elusive 4Y19 12.19 (Q) Mountfield-Southampton Western Docks gypsum containers past Popham on 26/09/14. As I was passing it would be rude not to stop.
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New & old at Worting Junction as Colas 70806 & 70809 top'n'tail some rusty 'seacow' ballast hoppers forming 6C14 12:06 Eastleigh Yard-Yeovil Pen Mill (via Woking & Westbury !!)....24/01/15.
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First Group livery 66726 'Sheffield Wednesday' at Old Basing with 4Y19 12.02 Mountfield-Southampton West Docks.....24/01/15.
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Major engineering work on the GWML over Easter sees 66085 at Wyke near Andover working the diverted 6V47 10.27 Tilbury IRFT-Margam on 06/04/15..Yet more bridge work here,despite loading gauge upgrade several years ago.
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GBRf's Mediterranean Shipping Company livery 66709 'Sorrento' sails through Micheldever at a rate of knots with 4Y19 12.19 Mountfield-Southampton West Docks gypsum containers....19/05/15.
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66572 works 4O09 11.52 Crewe Basford Hall-Southampton past Silchester on 11/06/15.
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DRS 'split-box' 37087 'Keighley & Worth Valley Railway' with stoneblowers 80202 & 80211 in tow at Micheldever forming 6Z26 09.30 Ashford CS-Eastleigh RC on 26/04/10.
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In abysmal light, GBRf 20905+20901 pass Popham with a 6Y20 12.15 Eastleigh Arlington-Tonbridge West Yard formed of 'Snow & Ice Treatment Train' (SITT) wagons....18/12/15.