Margum to Eastleigh on a sat

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Nigeglos
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Margum to Eastleigh on a sat

Post by Nigeglos » Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:21 pm

Hi, can I ask, the movement of multiple light engines on a sat just after lunch, what does this happen?
Why move them to Eastleigh? As opposed to somewhere else?

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the green mile
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Re: Margum to Eastleigh on a sat

Post by the green mile » Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:13 am

Which company's locos are they and how many? Presumably all in one raft and not individually. Do they go through the Severn Tunnel or via Gloucester? Any idea of a headcode and how do you know they are en route to Eastleigh?

Roy

Nigeglos
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Re: Margum to Eastleigh on a sat

Post by Nigeglos » Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:25 pm

It's this one. Runs every sat, often runs far earlier than scheduled

https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/ ... 6/detailed

Believe its had numerous locos attached together in the past. Think there is a you tube video with perhaps 8 or more.

the green mile
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Re: Margum to Eastleigh on a sat

Post by the green mile » Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:07 pm

Speculation - not sure if fuelling/servicing facilities still exist at Margam. If not, I wonder if they are gathered up to be attended to at Eastleigh depot. Failing that I wonder if they are diagrammed for weekend engineering work on the Southern region. In my latter years most engineering trains appeared to have been contracted to Freightliner.

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