As each week comes and goes we just keep getting busier!
We had our second public tour on Thursday 20th which went down well with the 27 participants. All being well, we should be releasing tour dates for early 2012 in early November.
With the recent departure of 73119 we've seen 08933 in use as second shunter as part of its testing following repairs. We've also received, on loan from Northumbria Rail, two ex DB (German Railways) Kof Class 323 shunters. These are a lot different to normal British designs so should attract some attention once up and running.
Big news at the moment is Network Rail's investment in new 'Snow Trains'. Eastleigh's playing it's part in this with modifications and repaints to the three De-Icing GLVs and NR's recently acquired Class 57 locomotives, all of which were (briefly) on site on Thursday 20th.
Another 'first' (at least in this era of the Works) is the expected arrival of a railtour (1Z37 Routes and Branches III) into the Works later today, top 'n' tailed by Class 37s. Expected to be onsite for less than 10 minutes!
As always, you can see the goings on on my photo website www.carlswatson.com/trains.html