Portsmouth Harbour

  • Three Type 3s – to the sea!

    Three Type 3s – to the sea!

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    THREE Class 37s at the head of a heavy freight train used to be a regular sight in South Wales and around Glasgow in BR days, but such a trio has always been a rare event on passenger trains.  On August 11, the Branch Line Society completed its two-day ‘Type 3 to the Sea’ trip…

  • More issues mean delays for SWR Class 442 return

    More issues mean delays for SWR Class 442 return

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    PLANS by South Western Railway to re-introduce Class 442s to the third rail network have been delayed again. The refurbished sets were due to enter traffic between London Waterloo and Portsmouth last December, but bodyshell corrosion was greater than envisaged. This meant more work was needed, with February being the predicted date for completion. So…

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