Poole Gallery July - December 2010
Welcome to page two of the Poole Gallery for the second half of 2010PLEASE NOTE ALL PHOTOS ON THIS WEBSITE ARE COPYRIGHT AND MAY NOT BE USED ON OTHER WEBSITES VIA ANY MEANS AVAILABLE
Sunday December 12th 2010 - Christmas Grinding
During a pre Christmas shopping scouting trip to town on the Saturday, I was walking past the old goods yard at Poole and saw a six car railgrinder sat on number 9 road. This is the Speno railgrinder numbered DR79221 - DR79226. I am not exactly sure where the grinding work was being carried out.
Sat next door to the railgrinder on the engine road (number 6) was a Switch & Crossing Tamping / Lining machine, DR73908. This must have come down Saturday night as it was not in the yard during Saturday daytime. There was engineering work being carried out between Southampton & Bournemouth over that weekend so it might have had something to do with that. Yes the photo is a tad overexposed. I have bought the EV setting down as much as I can with out making the photo too dark, but the low winter's sun was a tad too bright.
Saturday November 27th 2010 - Capital Christmas Kettle
5MT 4-6-0 44932 starts its climb up Parkstone Bank after its stop at Poole with the 1Z92 Swanage - London Waterloo "Capital Christmas Express" charter.
With its 14th visit to Poole this year 44932 approaches the High Street level crossing at Poole
To say I was surprised not to see 47500 on the rear was an understatement. The 47 was left at Swanage and was not needed. This was the last tour of what has been a rather successful year for railtours.
Saturday October 23rd 2010 - Black 5MT
Southwest Trains 5-Des 444038 awaits the signal to depart as ECS to either Bournemouth T&RSMD or Northam Train Care depot for the night. Note the "Empties" on the PIS screen.
A five second exposure shot of 5MT 4-6-0 44932 preparing to stop at Poole with the 1Z93 Weymouth - Eastleigh "Quantock Hills Express".
Finally at a Stand. A five second exposure was all I needed to get a decent shot of 44932. But when I got the image on to the lap top I had to bring the temperature down to 3500, hence the blue look, as it looked to "orangey".
Time to depart and this time another 5 second exposure. This was running some 50 minutes down. 47500 was on the rear of the train.
Monday September 27th 2010 - No Vacancies!!
A Yard full of Bardon Aggregates JRA wagons is not a sight you see everyday at Poole. These were here as the 6O49 Neasdon - Wool Sand empties were caped at Poole due to apparently no shunter being available at Wool. So how did they managed to shunt them at Poole then?
Not one of the best shots of a loco stabled in the engine siding (#6 road) in Poole Yard but it was the Signalling gantry at that end or a bush at the cab closest to the camera. The GBRF 66 was stabled in the yard as it was due to pick up Lymington unit 1497 from Bournemouth Traincare depot the following morning for onward movement to The Mid Norfolk Railway.
Internationally registered JRA 337069050736 on number 9 road in Poole Yard.
No room at the inn bar keep. Yep for the first time in a good few years Poole's old Goods Yard was a bustling .... well ok it was full but wasn't bustling.
Taken from Sterte Road and balanced precariously on a slim concrete ledge and holding on for dear life I carefully balanced the camera on the wall (that was on the piss) and did a 5 second exposure shot of 66705. I was losing the light fast and had to get it done as it had started to drizzle as well.
A shot of 66705 taken the same way as above but this time with 66598 in the frame as well. This was the loco that was allocated to do the trip to Wool. It was also a kop for me.
Saturday September 25th 2010 - The Swanage Belle
4-6-0 5MT class steam loco 44932 at the head of the 1Z86 London Victoria - Swanage "The Swanage Belle".
44932 in pristine condition passing Sterte (Poole) with the 1Z86 to Swanage. Note the reflection of the approaching footbridge in the smoke box.
37516 idling away on the rear of the consist would take the tour as far as Southampton where 44932 would then take the tour back to Redbridge and along the Test Valley line up to Salisbury and then onto Basingstoke. I didn't go down for the return journey as again I was feeling ill.
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