Poole Gallery July - December 2006 (continued)
December 30th 2006 - Pigs to the rescue!!
2401 Pauses at Bournemouth with 2411 in tow, which it has collected from Wimbledon. 2411 is sidelined with Traction motor problems.
December 29th 2006 - Whose Pig is it anyway?
2 Shots of Gatex Bound? 2421's new livery!!! They could have least lost the red and gone for yellow round the sides. Please note these are Copyright and must NOT BE Hot linked or uploaded to any other sites. © Roger Smith & Hentis-Rail.co.uk
December 28th 2006 - Hybrid Steel
Hybrid 442 2413 stops at Poole on a Weymouth - Waterloo service. 2418 is still numbered on the Weymouth end of the train (DTSO).
66232 passes through Poole over an hour early with the 6Z53 Bescot Yard - Hamworthy OP empty Steel working.This consisted of 18 empty BYA wagons.
15 minutes later and a trip of 4 miles for the train and about 0.93 miles (checked via Google Earth!!) on foot.... well van really, 66232 approaches the level crossing at the Port of Poole.
The train was conveying empty BYA steel wagons due to a clear out at Poole of the imported steel for a customer in the West Midlands.
With Sunseeker's world renowned logo and factories in the background 66232 runs round its train of BYA's. By this time a small group of enthusiasts had turned up at the docks, that made the Port security leap into action.
66232. In all fairness to the Security people they were very helpful in letting us take pictures and video footage. So a big thanks goes to Poole Harbour Commissioners for allowing us on the land, and to take pictures.
Dorset's only working commercial shunter gets ready to pull the wagons onto the dockside for loading.
66232 prepares to run light engine back to Eastleigh whilst the Yorkshire engine shunter number L116 prepares to haul the first 2 BYA's away for loading.
L116 Pulls away with 2 empty BYA's as the driver looks out to the rear. The 66 has now begun its journey back to Eastleigh.
L116 makes its way to the dockside to load the steel coils on to 2 wagons at a time. It will then shunt them back onto the line next to the empty BYA's and grab another 2 for loading.
BYA 966173 waiting to be loaded. Note the sign to the right of the picture stating that its the end of the British Rail Maintained section of line. From that point to past me is maintained (or lack of judging by the ropey condition!!) by Poole Harbour Commissioners.
December 25th 2006 - Bournemouth Stable
Bournemouth Depot seen on Christmas day. Left to Right we have 3417 Gordon Pettit, 2415 Mary Rose 960012 John Cameron an unidentified DTSO and to the far right 2409 Bournemouth Orchestras. © Roger Smith
December 23rd 2006 - Weymouth Pullman
450084 passes through Poole with an ECS to Wareham to form the next Wareham to Brockenhurst service. I was on my way to Weymouth to photograph the Blue Pullman train which was visiting.
2403 The New Forest sits at the blocks at Weymouth after just arriving with a service from Waterloo.
DR98980+DR98930 wait under caution for 2403 to clear the block ahead before it can leave on its De-icing duties.
2409 Bournemouth Orchestras Crosses Weymouth Junction on its approach to Weymouth station with a service from Waterloo.
Running some 40 minutes down 47709 Dionysos crosses Weymouth Junction and pulls into platform 2 at Weymouth with Hertfordshire Railtours Blue Pullman service from Waterloo. This has come via Yeovil.
47712 Artemis at the rear end of the train. This was due to leave the station and pull into Jersey sidings but because it was so late it was decided to leave the train there.
The nameplate of 47712. Artemis was the goddess of the wilderness, the hunt and wild animals, and fertility. She was the daughter of Leto & Zeus and Apollo's twin!!
The Pullman coat of arms and Pullman Branding that adorns each coach.
47709's nameplate. Dionysos is the son of Zeus, chief of the Olympians, and Semele, a woman of Thebes.
The Blue Pullman Headboard that was on the front of 47709 as it pulled into Weymouth.
Two more shots of 47709 next tot he blocks at Weymouth.
December 19th 2006 - BoB & Doreen again!!!
The love affair between Doreen and BoB really seems to be over. 73109 Battle of Britain hauls an unwell 2416 Mum in a million 1997 - Doreen Scanlon through Branksome, after rescuing her from Weymouth. It seems the affair is over as BoB dumped Doreen at Bournemouth with a motor bearing failure!!! © Roger Smith
December 02nd 2006 - Notice of Withdrawal
2418 Wessex Cancer Trust arrives at Poole with a service to Waterloo. A week and a half later 2418 was taken out of service with problems to the traction motors on the buffet car. The unrefurbished DTSO 77418 has now been placed into the refurbished set of 2413 as its Windscreen on 77423 was smashed.
Recently refurbished pig 2411 The Railway Children rests at Poole with a Winchester to Weymouth service on December 2nd. This unit is currently on decision at Wimbledon depot since December 8th due to a wheel bearing fault.
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