Poole January - June 2005
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Saturday 30th April, 60091 Sits at Poole docks whilst it's train of 8 JNA's are being loaded with scrap metal. This is the first time the scrap train has ran on a Saturday.
3516 on its last trip to Poole on April 23rd. It had 3540 for company & 73235 as the engine.
73235 pulls out of Poole reception sidings with units 3516 + 3540 on the 5Z59 18:10 Bournemouth T+RSMD - Wimbledon Park(21:25) Scrap unit move.
The term "Out with the old in with the new" seems apparent here. 3540 is dragged past new 450074. These were the last 2 slamdoor units at Bournemouth T+RSMD apart from the 3 car Depot donkey which will possibly be leaving the depot via road at some point.
60058 on the Hamworthy - Merehead Stone empties at Sterte footbridge on April 22md
A rather dirty 66201 replaces a booked 60 on the first Scrap train to run from Poole Quay for a good 18 months.
This was using the 17:55 alternative Stome empties pathway. It had 12 loaded JNA's and was booked for a stay of 2 hours at Eastleigh yard.
66201 for some unexplained reason waited at Poole for the green signal, whilst it was waiting 66062 passed through on the Eastleigh - Furzebrook lightengine move. This will lead tonighs Gas train out from Furzebrook.
Still looking smart in the new Southwest trains livery 73235 rounds the bend at Poole opposite the Signal box with the 5Z50 1015 Weymouth to
Bournemouth T&RSMD on April 20th.
The unit 442417 failed at Weymouth and was towed to Bournemouth depot for attention. The 73 was on another shout to rescue yet another failed pig not long after it had dumped the above unwell pig at Bournemouth. As one observer commented " Blimey they are dropping like flies!" The other unit that failed was 2414 - Thanks to Dave for the Gen.
66121 draws into platform 2 at Poole with the 7X53 Eastleigh yard to Bournemouth T&RSMD Class 450 Delivery.The 450 was 450110. This was the 3rd time I had seen this unit with in 24 hours. The first time I had seen it was at Stonebridge Park , North London the day before.
The above 2 pictures show a not very common move at Poole. Unfortunately there was a 5 car Class 442 on the other siding next to 66121's train. So the 66 had to wait until the up Weymouth train had cleared into Poole and then crossed over from the reception sidings over the up line onto the down Weymouth Mainline and worked wrong line back to the crossover (Picture 2), then reversed again back across the up line again into the reception sidings, and coupling to the front of its train.
66121 leaves the reception sidings for the journey to Bournemouth depot. Sitting patiently to the right of me was a 10 car Class 442 Wessex Pig unit The train had to wait as the service terminated at Poole and needed access to the by then full carriage sidings. It had waited at the previous signal (PO48) for a good 10 minutes before being allowed to proceed into the station.
67025 accelerates off the old Holes Bay junction on the Serco Test Train On Monday April 11th.
This also ran the train along the Hamworthy Branch to Poole Quay. It didnt do the Furzebrook Branch again this time. But with the imminent demise of the LPG trains from Furzebrook then it doesn't surprise me.
On the rear of the train was royal skip 67005 Queens Messenger. The above view from the bridge looking towards the old yard is soon going to disapear with a multi-million pound development taking shape of a new Station, hotel and residential housing on the old Poole Goods yard site.
2005 seem's to be a year of the unusual traction events to visit Poole. Although 57002 is only the second Class 57 to visit Poole but its the first past Poole and the first Freightliner loco at Poole and past Poole on Saturday April 9th.
57002 Replaced 57005 @ Southampton, as 005 was apparently feeling ill, on the Solent leg of Pathfinder Tours Solent Syphons.
Bringing up the rear was 60091. 57002+60091 worked together in tandem (yet another first) back from Weymouth to Westbury via Soton Central later on in the afternoon.
So much for a restful Good Friday morning. Still I guess we can count our blessings that this train was running some 133 minutes late!!
67020 on the 7X530 5:30 Eastleigh yard to Bournemouth T+RSMD via Poole sidings. Its currently awaiting the nod to leave at 10:11.
The driver gets the nod and starts to pull out of the carriage sidings with 450105 in tow. This was the first time that a Class 67 has been utilised for a brand new Desiro/Doodlebug delivery. Also its the first time that MEA wagons have been seen at Poole, as well as being used for this service. A total of 8 were in the consist.
This shot of 67020 from the end of Platform 2 @ Poole was taken and used with the thanks of James Henley.
Around 90 minutes later the 67 minus, the new Doodlebug, arrives at Poole for a further run-round.
7 minutes later and the 67 gets the nod again for the run to Eastleigh.
A rare site indeed. Although the line is electrified its very rarely used. 2404 Sits in the yard at Poole after failing at Moreton earlier on in the morning of March 9th.
2404 runs, under its own power out of the yard into the carriage sidings. This then went empty to presumably Bournemouth Depot.
Slamdoor trains are still being operated by Southwest Trains. Here 3569 stops at Poole on a Brockenhurst to Wareham service.
66044 arrives at Poole on the 6W65 Eastleigh - furzebrook LPG empties. This service will be ending some when this month, apparently!!!
73109 arrives at Poole light-engine on a driver training run from Woking (0Z21).
About 10 minutes later 73109 pulls out of the carriage siding's with Class 442 2409 attached. This worked to Eastleigh as the 5Z22 Poole - Eastleigh working. It returned to Poole about an hour later with 73109 propelling 2409 into the carriage sidings.
60052 Glofa Twr - The last deep mine in Wales - Tower Colliery pulls along Platform 2 with the 7O39 Merehead - Hamworthy stone working.
With the possibility of EWS sticking GM power Plants in "SOME" class 60's becoming more of a reality, 60017 hauls the stone empties from Hamworthy to Merehead. This has become more of a daily working since the new year instead of 3 times a week.
66087 on the 7V89 Hamworthy - Merehead Stone empties heads towards Poole.
The rear of the 7V89 with 2419 in the sidings. this left the sidings about 5 minutes after the 66 passed.
2412 Special Olympic's, with Back the bid Stickers in the leading windows of the driving ends waits with 2407 on a Poole - Waterloo service on Saturday 19/02/2005.
As there are still engineering works still ongoing between Poole & Wool all services were terminating at Poole. Here 450004 enters the carriage sidings after just coming off a Brockenhurst to Poole service.
Another frequent visitor to Poole, Still in Balfour Beatty livery. DR 98220 stands on the other side of Poole yard. Its pretty rare seeing anything other than a unit parked over on that side of the yard.
EWS liveried 59204 Vale of Glamorgan Slows for the 30 mph run into Poole on the 7V89 Hamworthy - Merehead empty stone. Over the past few weeks this service has become solely a Class 59 service with hardly a Class 60 or 66 getting a turn. 17/02/05
Friday Feb 11th was supposed to be the last day of Slam door stock operating on the Wareham - Brockenhurst runs. Although On Saturday 12th of February the Slammers were still running. Ableit terminating at Poole as per the blockade at Wareham. 1890 prepares to depart fom Poole with a service for Brockenhurst.
2417 arrives into the reception sidings at Poole on the 12th of February. All services from Waterloo were terminating at Poole as engineering works were taking place between Holton Heath and Wareham.
For the first time ever a Class 57 visits Poole. 57601 draws into Poole with the 5Z45 Green Express charter ecs from Winchester. This originated at Doncaster as the 1Z44 Doncaster - Winchester.
For more shots of this train goto James Mayl's site UK Rrailpics and click the "February 12th Southern tours" option.
The 57 gets the 2 white lights and a R from the GPL on the gantry for entry into the reception sidings. The stock comprised of West coast Railways locos and Coaches. As well as Pullman coaches.
At the rear of the 12 coach train was 47854. It was sent to Poole for Watering (coaches) as at Eastleigh EWS staff were unabled to service the train due to industrial action. Southampton couldn't do it, neither Bournmouth so it was decided to service and water the train at Poole.
Another shot of the 47 pulling into the siding, also showing the MK2 Pullman coaches.
47854 draws into platform 1 with a clear signal all the way to Bournmouth. The train had only been in Poole for about an hour.
57601 now at the rear of the train, heads off curve at Poole and onto the high street level crossing.
On my 3rd trip to Poole Station in 24 hours for the late evening engineers trains coming out of Holton Heath. 2424 waits for the driver for the return leg to Waterloo.
This next lot of images were taken from the 31st Jan & Feb 1st after notifications of Long Welded Rail trains were due down on consecutive nights at the same time to run round in Poole carriage sidings for Rail drops at Branksome (Monday) & Parkstone (Tuesday). To start off both nights were not boring to some extent. The pictures say it all.
An unidentified Class 442 leaves Poole on the 23:49 service to Bournemouth.
2414 awaits to leave Poole on the last train to Weymouth for the night @ 00:41.
66712 accelerates from Poole and holds the title as only the second GBRf owned Class 66 loco to get this far. This was on Tuesday nights / Wednesday mornings LWR drop for Parkstone station. This was the 6Z16 23:26 Eastleigh Yard to Poole Sidings. This was running some 60 minutes late. It was 02:10 in the morning and freezing cold.
Monday night threw up a nice one. 2401 and 2403 had pulled into Poole with the 21:05 Waterloo - Poole. It was due to leave about 5 minutes after it had pulled into the station at 23:39. It didn't leave until 00:15. The driver reported an air leak in the brakes as the brakes would not "come off" the air pressure could only get up to about 3, it should be over 3 1/2. After several calls, walks to each cab it was deemed that the leak was in the 9th coach ( 2 x 5 car units). So about 30 minutes into the problem the fitters were called out from Bournemouth depot. Fortunately they were not needed. Some woman had got trapped in the Toilet and couldn't get out. So to grab someones attention she pulled the emergency chord thus the brakes were locked on. The train moved off to Bournmouth depot as an ecs some 45 minutes late.
66172 pulls its rather long train ( over 600 feet in length) through Poole at about 00:49 Tuesday Morning. This train was the 6Z93 23:26 Eastleigh yard - Poole sidings. It just managed to fit in the sidings for the loco to run round with in the sidings. This left about 01:10 for the rail drop at Branksome.
221109 Slides into Platform 1 whilst working an ECS back to Bournemouth to form a service to the north at 15:46.
Another shot of 221109 with the low winters sun reflecting of the side off the train.
450069 at the end of 450066 and 450082. This unit is forming the 11:01 Poole - Waterloo service.
450023 runs under the signal gantry at Poole on the 10:16 Brockenhurst - Wareham stopper. Usually these are slam door operations but today 22nd Jan there were only 2 slamdoor services operating. A 4 car on the Brockenhurst - Lymington service and a 4 car on the Brockenhurst - Wareham service. Looks as though the slamddor trains are near the very end of their working lives.
Stabled in the yard was a regular visitor to Poole Balfour Beatty's tamper # DR 73276. A Road / Rail digger was also present parked next to a Network Rail van. This photo was taken from the new extension to platform 1.
444023 + 444010 runs into the reception siding after coming off the 09:05 Waterloo - Poole service.
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