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Eastleigh Works

Eastleigh Works

Inside view of Eastleigh Works.

Photo: Michael Taylor

 
Eastleigh Works remained active in the repair of steam locomotives throughout 1966 although the work was generally confined to that necessary to keep the engines going until the end of steam in July 1967. The following photographs were taken inside the Works in January 1966.
 
34071 Wheel-less and tender-less, but looking very clean and sporting its crest and nameplate, rebuilt Battle of Britain pacific Nº34071 601 Squadron is seen undergoing repair in the Works.

photograph by Keith Harwood

 
Accompanying Nº34071 in the Works on the same occasion but seemingly in a slightly earlier stage of its repair is rebuilt West Country Nº34025 Whimple.

photograph by Keith Harwood

34025
 
34006 It was heartening to see original condition pacifics in the Works in January 1966. This suggested that at least a handful were likely to remain at work for some time to come and indeed the last such locomotive remained in service until almost the end of Southern Steam. Here Nº34006 Bude is undergoing repair accompanied by a rebuilt pacific and a Type 2 diesel.

photograph by Keith Harwood

 
Rebuilt Battle of Britain pacific Nº34077 "603 Squadron" under repair in the Works.

photograph by Keith Harwood

34077
 
30926 Schools class 4-4-0 Nº30926 "Repton" is seen at Eastleigh, with M7 0-4-4T 30053 immediately behind, on 27th December 1965. Both locomotives were to be transported across the Atlantic. Prior to its departure in April 1967 "Repton" was fully restored at Eastleigh Works where it had been built some 33 years previously in May 1934. "Repton" spent almost 20 years on display at Steamtown, Bellows Falls, Vermont before being repatriated to the UK in April 1987. Nº30053, its companion in this photograph, was also destined to be repatriated.

photograph by Keith Harwood

 
Ex-works B4 shunts an unidentified BR 2-6-4T at Eastleigh during one of the annual open days.

photograph by Mike Morant

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30757 On the same day the former PD&SWJR 0-6-2T Nº30757 "Earl of Mount Edgcumbe" was rostered as the actual works shunter. This loco, built by Hawthorn Leslie in 1907 for the PD&SWJR, was taken into LSWR, Southern and subsequently BR(S) ownership. Having worked their home metals for some 45 years Nº30757 and sister loco Nº30758 "Lord St Leven" were replaced by Southern Region Ivatt 2-6-2Ts in 1952 and, after four years of light work in the Plymouth area, were re-allocated to Eastleigh during 1956.

photograph by Mike Morant

 
Another shot of Nº30757 at Eastleigh, date not known. Nº30757 was withdrawn in December 1956 and subsequently scrapped.

photograph by Mike Morant

30757

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