Poole Photo Gallery June - December 2004
The latest gallery of some of the Trains to visit Poole between June and December 2004
2406 has just arrived with the 8:05 service from Waterloo. This unit will draw into the carrige sidings and go out as the 11:01 service to Waterloo.
With most of these slamdoor units in the scrap yards the surviving ones are living on borrowed time. 1399 pulls alongside the new platform extension at Poole on a Wareham - Brockenhurst service. Note the newly extended 3rd rail with what seems an extroidnary amount of overkill on placement of insulation pots!!!
With possibly a first on a Saturday for the Wareham to Brockenhusrt turn 450 039 approaches Poole with the 11.14 departure from Poole (10:59 ex Wareham). Incidently this shot was taken on the freshly opened extension of Platform 1 ( Weymouth end).
This was the state of things on Tuesday night, in Poole Yard. Allaleys had the first half ( check the pic below) and the middle half of the stricken Railgrinder on their low loaders.
But due to fading light the last part was placed on the 3rd low loader on Wednesday morning. This was to have been done on Monday but due to soft ground in the yard area , a platform had to be built to support the weight of the crane supports.
The whole trio left some when on Wednesday for the long haul to Kilmarnock so the unit can be looked at. No doubt an expensive grinding session for Network Rail.
It looks as though this is the end that split the points. I learnt on Sunday after these 2 shots were taken, that the hole unit is going to be shipped out by low-loaders and crane on Monday the 13th of December.
In the early hours of the morning on Tuesday 9th December The Railgrinder above split a set of points, whether it was entering the yard where it is situated or the carriage sidings is unclear but it resulted in Waterloo to Poole trains being terminated at Bournemouth. Weymouth services were unaffected. Not sure whether the unit is damaged or just going away for a checkup.
Taken on a cold December 8th afternoon 3417 prepares to leave Poole with a Wareham - Brokenhurst stopper.
If Saturdays visit by Royal Skip number 5 (67005) was'nt enough, Then Monday 04/10/2004 bought 2 more. 67010 Unicorn top and tailing 67014 on the 1Z14 Hither Green - Hammworthy Quay Serco test train.
The train was halted at Poole due to a slammer leaving some few minutes earlier. 3 in 3 days, well this Wednesday there is another skip due down. Watch the space above.
A shot that will not be repeated around the SWT Network for much longer. 1302 ( which is due for Withdrawal later this month) and 3809, Scheduled to last till the June 2005 deadline, at Poole together. 1302 was on a Brockenhurst to Wareham stopper. 3809 was on a Wareham to Brockenhurst stopper.
67005 Queen's Messenger glides into Poole Station with the ECS working of Hertfordshire Railtours "English Welsh & Scottish" tour on Saturday October 2nd.
This was the first time that the dedicated Royal Train loco as 67005 visited Poole. In Jan/Feb of this year when one of the Royal 47's appeared on a Serco test Train.
The train was running some 8 minutes down after it dropped the passengers off at Bournemouth, due to a broken rail at Branksome.
2311 departs Poole on a Brockenhurst to Wareham service. This unit is to become a 3CEP in the new year and renumbered to 1197 as a stable mate, sister, to 1198 Linda, Sister of Lucy ex 1199 now in slamdoor heaven. These will be dedicated units to run between Brockenhurst and Lymington.
3415 Leaves Poole on a Brockenhurst-Wareham stopping service. This unit is scheduled to be withdrawn towards the end of November.
33103 Swordfish idles in the Yard at Poole as it awaits the Cathedrals Express Steam service from Bristol Temple Meads on 22/09/04.
In Darkness and with quite a few people around as well as the men in the HV vest's scurrying around trying to water the steamer on the Up Platform ( yeah on the mainline) 73096 steams away. This then went into the carrige sidings where 33103 then coupled onto it and left about an hour later.
Two shots of Class 444 "Super Dorito" 444 009 stopping at Poole during a driver training run to Weymouth on 02-09-04. This will return later on in the afternoon.
SouthWest Trains Class 442 2418 leaves the Carrige sidings with the 14:48 Poole to Waterloo service on 21-08-04.
Two shots of 66245 leading the return leg of Hertfordshire Railtour's Forgotten Tracks "King Canute" tour from Hammworthy Quay. This tour went from London Waterloo to Fawley Oil Refinery then onto Hammworthy Quay. Then it was to call at Southampton Eastern Docks then back to Waterloo via Fareham ,Havant and Croydon.
66131 at the rear of the " King Canute ". This train was 13 coaches in length and was using the pride of the nation stock. It was running 30 minutes late when it passed Poole on its return journey.
Fragonset owned Class 47 47145 at the tail end of Saturdays Very Special Trains charter to Norwich. This train arrived at Poole some 86 minutes late!!!
On the other end of the train was 47709 "Dionysos" This loco was in a rather poor spot for a photo opportunity So the footbridge at Sterte had to suffice.
Another shot of 47145. This is the first time that I can recall this loco visiting Poole whilst in Fragonset ownership and these rather striking colours.
Standard 5MT 73096 makes another return trip through Poole on yet another Steam Dreams Sunny South Specials from Kensington Olympia - Weymouth service. This is the 6th visit since July last year to Poole for this locomotive.
Friday 09th July 2004 was most defeinately a Day for Fragonset Railways at Poole. 33103 follows the Steam Dreams Charter some 10 minutes after the Kettle had left Poole. 3 Fragonset locos @ Poole in one day, is that a record?
To start off this new 6 month gallery. 67020's visit to Poole on June 2nd. I learn't of this visit about 20 minutes before I took this photo. It was on a Woman's Royal Voluntary Service (WRVS) charter to Bournemouth.
There was no room at Bournemouth to run the loco round so it was sent to Poole carriage sidings for servicing and the loco run round. The coaching stock was the Mk.I "Pride of the Nation" rake from Old Oak Common, London. This was the sixth visit of the class since August last year and the fourth one since March this year.
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