GBRf class 66 locomotive number 66705 pulled
train 6G14 through Addlestone Junction on this bitterly cold January
day. The junction itself is out of sight in the distance, around
the curve. The train was carrying engineering materials from Eastleigh
A closer view of 66705 as it crossed the
canal bridge at Coxes Mill, just north of Addlestone Junction. The
Union Flag is clearly visible on the side of the loco.
66705 approaches repeater signal WK 906
BR. The green aspect of the signal itself is visible in the
distance from this vantage point, but was not visible to the driver
until a few moments later when he had rounded more of the curve.
The first two wagons in the train were type
YCA "Parr" carrying new concrete sleepers. This is DC
967533, rebuilt by BR Shildon in the early 1980s as part of lot number
The is type OCA wagon number 112153, built
at BR Shildon in 1981 or 1982 as part of lot number 4014. The bags
in the wagon are thought to have contained Pandrol rail clips.
Also thought to be carrying bags of Pandrol
rail clips was type OBA wagon number 110451, built at BR Ashford in the
late 1970s as part of lot number 3909. Originally this wagon had
This is type MTA wagon 395325. It was
built on a secondhand chassis in 2006 or 2007.
Another type MTA wagon was 395278.