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Portsmouth, Fratton (for 34067 Tangmere), Cosham & Hilsea 21 February : Steam in Portsmouth! I took a ferry trip from Gosport to get some photos of 34067 at Fratton, and made a day of it (well, the weather WAS glorious), visiting Cosham and Hilsea, as well as the usual haunts of Portsmouth Harbour and Portsmouth & Southsea. Managed to travel in ATW 150 278 (ATW???) between Fratton & the town station. Thanks as usual to Mick Rowland for train info.

Portsmouth, Fratton (for 34067 Tangme...

Dave Rowland

Steam in Portsmouth! I took a ferry trip from Gosport to get some phot ...

Updated: Jul 12, 2011 9:49am PST

Southampton (for 'Bubblecar' 960 012) & Eastleigh 04 March : Off to Eastleigh again (via Southampton), in order to catch a couple of ECS moves (of which only one materialized), then back to Southampton for 'Bubblecar' 960 012's last main line outing, from Salisbury to Bournemouth TRSMD (then it will be going to the Swanage Railway by road). There are a few pics from Fareham at the start. It SNOWED.... Thanks as ever to Mick Rowland for: A) the train info, B) dinner, and C) a very welcome sit down. My legs haven't aged at all well.... Full itinerary:- Fareham, Southampton Central, Eastleigh, Southampton Central, (Saxon Road footbridge), Eastleigh, Fareham.

Southampton (for 'Bubblecar' 960 012)...

Dave Rowland

Off to Eastleigh again (via Southampton), in order to catch a couple o ...

Updated: Jul 12, 2011 1:22am PST

Hilsea, Fratton & Havant (for the NMT) 19 March : A glorious afternoon for pootling around on trains; it just so happened that the National Measurement Train was also out for an extended pootle in my neck of the woods, so I had to give it a go. Photos of the NMT taken at Hilsea, Fratton & Havant, plus all the usual units from these stations, plus just a few more from Portsmouth Harbour, Portsmouth & Southsea, and Bedhampton. Thanks as usual to Mick Rowland for the train info.

Hilsea, Fratton & Havant (for the NMT...

Dave Rowland

A glorious afternoon for pootling around on trains; it just so happene ...

Updated: Jul 11, 2011 1:37pm PST

Romsey & Dunbridge (for 'Thumper' 1001 & diverts) 21st March : A pleasant afternoon spent in the remote wilds of Hampshire, in order to catch Hastings Class 201 'Thumper' 1001, plus a few of the diverted trains unable to travel between Southampton Airport & Central. Four freights & a few Voyagers here, plus a wealth of SWT & FGW 158s, and a couple of 150/2s; with just a few photos from Eastleigh on the way home. Only two EMU photos, just for a change! Thanks as ever to Mick Rowland for the train info.

Romsey & Dunbridge (for 'Thumper' 100...

Dave Rowland

A pleasant afternoon spent in the remote wilds of Hampshire, in order ...

Updated: Jul 11, 2011 11:52am PST

Eastleigh (for D1015 Western Champion) 08 April : Another afternoon at Eastleigh, this time with the intention of catching 'Western' class diesel D1015 "Western Champion" taking a stoneblower from Bristol to Southampton for export. I just managed to arrive in time, then waited about two and a half hours for the light loco return move to Eastleigh T & RSMD. Lots of freight action, and a surprise light engine move by EWS 37406 made my day! Also present were 08482, 09019, 47712 (outside Works - no pic), the usual 66/0 & 66/5 (including 66152 in DB Schenker red livery), Hanson 59104 on stone, and EWS 67001 working the 'Javelin' barriers to Southampton from East Yard. Plus the same old stream of units... Thanks as usual to Mick Rowland for the train info.

Eastleigh (for D1015 Western Champion...

Dave Rowland

Another afternoon at Eastleigh, this time with the intention of catchi ...

Updated: Jul 11, 2011 2:57am PST

Eastleigh (for 70013 Oliver Cromwell) 13 April : No apologies for yet another set of photos from Eastleigh; I WAS going to take pics of 70013 "Oliver Cromwell" at Botley, but would have been stuck there for ages, missing other stuff at Eastleigh, with nothing moving again through Botley until the next Eastleigh train. Just as well; it was packed, and never made the 13 minute stop! Caught it at Eastleigh there and back, although the sun (as usual) didn't play nicely. Not a lot else going on, certainly not loco-wise - DB Schenker 66152 cleared off before I had a chance to take a photo, so just 2 EWS 66's & 08482 about. LOTS of 444s though, and a PAIR of Voyagers together.

Eastleigh (for 70013 Oliver Cromwell)...

Dave Rowland

No apologies for yet another set of photos from Eastleigh; I WAS going ...

Updated: Jul 10, 2011 2:18pm PST

BRITAIN: Eastleigh 09 July : A run up to Eastleigh from Portsmouth Harbour in order to meet a friend for lunch and a few drinks, consequently most of the time was spent in The Wagonworks pub, but I managed to get a few photos, including four at Fratton, where I'd had time to stop off for a cigarette. Not much happening in the time I was on Eastleigh station, other than a torrential downpour.

BRITAIN: Eastleigh 09 July

Dave Rowland

A run up to Eastleigh from Portsmouth Harbour in order to meet a frien ...

Updated: Jul 10, 2011 11:41am PST

Botley & Fareham 19 April : A small collection of photos taken whilst going to the Brijan open day at Botley; since it was a Sunday service, trains don't feature heavily here, but it was an opportunity to capture some aspects of Botley station & approaches, also to update the progress of the new lifts/bridge being built at Fareham.

Botley & Fareham 19 April

Dave Rowland

A small collection of photos taken whilst going to the Brijan open day ...

Updated: Jul 08, 2011 6:09am PST

Eastleigh (for 58001/9), St Denys, Millbrook & Southampton  (for 37423+Caroline) 22 April : Having not managed to see last week's 47/50/50/37 convoy, I thought I'd better make the effort today, since 58001 was coming to Eastleigh, 58009 was LEAVING Eastleigh, and DRS 37423 was making an appearance at Southampton with inspection saloon 975025 "Caroline". A worthwhile day, with STACKS of freight workings! Full itinerary:- Fareham, Eastleigh, St Denys, Millbrook, Southampton Central, Fareham. Many thanks as usual to Mick Rowland for the train info.

Eastleigh (for 58001/9), St Denys, Mi...

Dave Rowland

Having not managed to see last week's 47/50/50/37 convoy, I thought I' ...

Updated: Jul 07, 2011 2:49am PST

St Denys (for 34067 Tangmere), Brockenhurst & Lymington 02 May : A nice day for going to the New Forest! 34067 "Tangmere" was the target at St Denys, then the Lymington 'slammer' (unfortunately it was blue & grey 1497 again), then back to Eastleigh to catch 37706 with the return charter. I managed to stop off at a few places, so a few photos from new locations at Swanwick and Ashurst (New Forest) (formerly Lyndhurst Road). Full itinerary:- Fareham, Swanwick, St Denys, Southampton Central, Brockenhurst, Lymington Pier, Lymington Town, Lymington Pier, Brockenhurst, Ashurst (New Forest), Eastleigh, Fareham. Thanks to Mick Rowland for the train info.

St Denys (for 34067 Tangmere), Brocke...

Dave Rowland

A nice day for going to the New Forest! 34067 "Tangmere" was the targe ...

Updated: Jul 06, 2011 3:45pm PST