Tag «Class 70»

Westbury Trip Report 30/01/20

Westbury Trip Report 30/01/20 It has been 10 years since I last stood on the platforms of this popular station (although I did pass through in 2014 on a steam charter to Weymouth). The last time I stopped off was in 2010, it was a quick stop en-route to Devon on a Friday evening. Not …

Freightliner Train Derails at Eastleigh 28/01/20

Freightliner Train Derails at Eastleigh 28/01/20 The 0705 Birch Coppice Freightliner to Southampton Maritime Terminal derailed this morning at Eastleigh causing disruption to services to and from Southampton. Lead by freightliner class 70 number 70001, the train conveys a rake of empty or loaded intermodal containers or flats. This comes as the second derailment in …

Successful Trial of Class 70 on Mendip Jumbo Train

Successful Trial of Freightliner Class 70 on Mendip Jumbo Train Last night saw the successful trial of a class 70 on a jumbo train from Merehead to Acton Terminal Complex. Freightliner class 70 number 70003 hauled the 7A91 on Thursday 19th July 2019, working 2250 out of Merehead. With approx 46 wagons, assumed loaded at …