30th August 2019 · Outdoor Meeting Eastleigh Station

Friday 30th August saw four members from Thames Valley branch enjoy an afternoon of observation at our third new venue of the summer after our visits to Westbury and Clapham Junction earlier. Despite industrial action being taken that day by South West Railway staff, it was overheard that the revised timetable was indeed operating better than the normal one.As expected, a selection of Cross Country trains, cl 444 and 450’s on passenger services. With regards to freight traffic several were seen during the afternoon, these included 59002, 70003 and 70807 and several cl 66’s. A good afternoon was had by those attending and the general view that it was worthwhile and should be on our calendar for next year.