Railways Illustrated

Unit Focus

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CLASS 142

The first half of February saw the disposal of 142032 commence at Eastleigh Works, the bodies of 55573 and 55623 being removed and scrapped on site by Raxstar. This has allowed easier access to the chassis, both of which will undergo component recovery before also being cut up.

CLASS 150

w/c 17/1 – 150124 Newton Heath to Wolverton by road, unit for cab roof repairs after hitting a fallen tree near Chester in Storm Arwen at the end of November last year.

CLASS 165

2/2 – 165130 5Q81 10.09 Wolverton-st Philip’s Marsh after internal refresh.

CLASS 171

7/2 – 79423 from 171202 returned to Selhurst from Wolverton by road after repairs to damaged cab, was unloaded the next day after being away since November last year. An earlier attempt to deliver the car to Selhurst on 18/1 had to be abandoned due to local roadworks and it was returned to Wolverton.

CLASS 196

21/1 – 196009 5Q66 13.44 Donnington Rft-tyseley. 27/1 – 196103 5Q66 13.44 Donnington Rft-tyseley. 10/2 – 50008 + 196108 5Q96 11.36 Tyseley-long Marston, set for temporary storage due to lack of room at Tyseley.

CLASS 197

11/2 – 197011 delivered from CAF, Newport to Donnington RFT by road. 14/2 – 47830 + 197010 6G68 10.23 Donnington Rft-crewe Carriage Sidings, for commission­ing to commence.

CLASS 313

7/2 – 66790 + 313121 5Z13 09.33 Eastleigh Works-old Dalby.

CLASS 317

Vehicles scrapped at Eastleigh Works during January were the third trailer from 317892, DTS 77083, on the 4th along with 71588, 77011 and 77059 from 317509 between the 11th and 18th. The MSO cars from these two sets, 62672 and 62696, still await disposal.

CLASS 318

10/2 – 57310 + 318251 5Q06 08.32 Kilmarnock Bonnyton-yoker, refurbishe­d. 10/2 – 57310 + 318257 5Q08 12.29 Yoker-kilmarnock Bonnyton, for refurbishm­ent.

CLASS 321

21/1 – 321340 + 321343 5M70 09.52 Clacton-wolverton. 28/1 – 321331 + 321333 5M70 09.53 Clacton-wolverton.

4/2 – 321339 + 321341 5M70 09.53 Clacton-wolverton.

CLASS 360

28/1 – 47727 + 360103 5Q80 10.28 Cricklewoo­d-eastleigh Works, for refurbishm­ent. 28/1 – 47727 + 360109 5Q81 16.55 Eastleigh Works-cricklewoo­d, refurbishe­d.

CLASS 365

20/1 – 37800 + 365540 5Q76 05.31 Doncaster Belmont-sims, Newport, 65974 subsequent­ly by road to East Kent Railway with rest for scrap. 25/1 – 37800 + 365512 5Q76 05.45 Doncaster Belmont-sims, Newport.

27/1 – 37800 + 365524 5Q76 05.45 Doncaster Belmont-sims, Newport, 65917 and 72287 then by road to East Kent Railway with other two cars for scrap.

CLASS 390

11/2 – 390125 5T25 16.38 Alstom, Widnes-longsight, first Pendolino to be released from refurbishm­ent.

CLASS 397

20/1 – 37611 + 397005 5N32 05.58 Kilmarnock Bonnyton-longsight.

CLASS 465/466

28/1 – 66782 + 466015 + 466031 5Q88 21.33 Wabtec, Doncaster-slade Green. 29/1 – 66782 + 465912 5Q89 11.30 Slade Green-wabtec, Doncaster. 11/2 – 66789 + 465912 5Q88 21.33 Wabtec, Doncaster-slade Green.

12/2 – 66789 + 465906 5Q89 11.30 Slade Green-wabtec, Doncaster.

CLASS 701

20/1 – 47749 + 701506 5Q11 10.50 Derby Litchurch Lane-worksop. 25/1 – 56081 + 701040 + 47749 5Q11 10.50 Derby Litchurch Lane-worksop. 27/1 – 47727 + 701037 5Q10 08.25 Worksop-arriva, Eastleigh.

27/1 – 47749 + 701511 + 56081 5Q11 10.50 Derby Litchurch Lane-worksop. 2/2 – 47727 + 701509 5Q10 07.49 Derby Litchurch Lane-arriva, Eastleigh.

7/2 – 47727 + 701512 5Q10 07.50 Derby Litchurch Lane-arriva, Eastleigh.

CLASS 710

22/1 – 37510 + 710374 + 37611 5Q99 07.53 Derby Litchurch Lane-derby Litchurch Lan, turning move via Chesterfie­ld and Toton.

CLASS 720

19/1 – 56081 + 720544 + 47749 5Q11 10.28 Old Dalby-worksop. 19/1 – 47749 + 720529 + 56081 5Q47 15.57 Worksop-derby Litchurch Lane. 21/1 – 720572 5Q96 09.00 Oxley-ilford after testing on WCML in preceding days.

21/1 – 47749 + 720525 5Q30 10.50 Derby Litchurch Lane-oxley. 26/1 – 720532 5Q96 06.46 Oxley-ilford.

28/1 – 47749 + 720586 5Q30 10.50 Derby Litchurch Lane-oxley. 1/2 – 47749 + 720528 + 720506 + 56081 5Q47 15.08 Worksop-derby Litchurch Lane. 4/2 – 720525 5Q96 07.12 Oxley-ilford. 5/2 – 47727 + 720579 5Q30 08.00 Derby Litchurch Lane-oxley. 9/2 – 47727 + 720527 5Q12 12.05 Derby Litchurch Lane-oxley. 10/2 – 47727 + 720541 + 56081 5Q11 10.08 Old Dalby-worksop.

12/2 – 720579 + 720586 5Q96 09.00 Oxley-wembley.

CLASS 730

25/1 – 37510 + 730002 + 37611 5Q57 11.36 Old Dalby-derby Litchurch Lane. 8/2 – 37800 + 730103 + 37510 5Q58 11.12 Oxley-old Dalby.

10/2 – 37884 + 730101 + 37510 5Q58 11.12 Oxley-old Dalby.

CLASS 769

21/1 – 37800 + 769927 5Q74 10.42 Wolverton- Reading Traincare. 28/1 – 57310 + 769940 5Q74 10.42 Wolverton-reading Traincare.

4/2 – 57312 + 769936 5Q74 10.42 Wolverton-reading Traincare.

11/2 – 57312 + 769935 5Q74 10.42 Wolverton-reading Traincare.

CLASS 777

18/1 – 50008 + 777005 + 20189 + 20205 5Q20 19.05 Crewe Carriage Sidings-kirkdale. 8/2 – 20142 + 20007 + 777007 + 777009 + 20205 + 20189 5Q20 19.05 Crewe Carriage Sidings-kirkdale, sets returning to Merseyrail after modificati­ons.

 ?? Spencer Conquest ?? 57310 Pride of Cumbria hauls 769940 through Oxford on January 28, working 5Q74 from Wolverton to Reading Train Care Depot.
Spencer Conquest 57310 Pride of Cumbria hauls 769940 through Oxford on January 28, working 5Q74 from Wolverton to Reading Train Care Depot.
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