Post by westernpathfinder on Feb 11, 2019 18:53:39 GMT
Hello just to let you know that the following wagons have visited Eastleigh works arlington fleet.
all of the ex br turbot wgons have been to the works the first 9 sb231 to sb239 have been scrapped with the bodys been taken to a scrap yard in southampton. some of the last few are still in the works in various stages of compeation to be returned to west ruislip. since then we have had a mixed bunch of general purpose wagons in for repair or storage this is the following list gp905/gp924/gp937/gp929/gp935/gp930/this first batch have all now returned the second batch to arrive are gp940/gp906/gp911/gp959/gp920/gp939/gp913/ jublee line wagons also presant are jle3/4/2/1/12
and match wagons which are stored off bogies are mw956/960/961 also passing through works last year were L133 AND TAMPERS TMM 775/776 ALSO jublee bogie well wagons jle18/19. mike.
UPDATE WAGON JLE7 AND JUBLEE LINE DIESEL JLE9 ARRIVED TODAY 12/2/19 MIKE
UPDATE WAGON JLE13 ARRIVED TODAY 13/2/19 MIKE
THATS IT FOR THIS WEEK THERE WILL BE FOUR IN NEXT WEEK BUT I WONT SEE TWO OF THEM DUE TO WORK AND SOME OF THE GPS AND JLES WILL GO BACK TO WEST RUISLIP.
wagon CM952 ARRIVED MONDAY 18TH FEB AND WAGON CM953 ARRIVED 19TH FEB BOTH FOR SPARES.
The Turbot wagons have done well. They were bought by LU, effectively at scrap prices a long time ago; I'm sure someone with a better memory than mine will remind us when. They made a great difference to the efficiency of track renewal before the days of Metronet and the class 66/100t wagons. Indeed there were some that suggested they had paid for themselves in efficiency savings within 6 months of going into service.