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wkd47828

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hi does anyone know if it is possible to see the stored class 58's from the airport car park? last time i went i only went down campbell road i seen the 37's and one of the shunters but no sign of the 58's.
concrete bob

Never used this vantage point myself, but i'm sure somebody mentioned that you could, as long as you have some ladders with you  Confused
MartinHarrison

You could see all three 58's from the Airport Long Stay car park when I last visited in Feb..and phot.

The 56's and two shunters were a bit further up...but visible and the 37's you could see from the Campbell Road bridge by Knights.

No ladders were used in obtaining these numbers Confused  Wink

Martin
55012

MartinHarrison wrote:
You could see all three 58's from the Airport Long Stay car park when I last visited in Feb..and phot.

The 56's and two shunters were a bit further up...but visible and the 37's you could see from the Campbell Road bridge by Knights.

No ladders were used in obtaining these numbers Confused Wink

Martin


How much is the long stay car park please Martin? Thinking of making the long trek to Soton in July and wouldn't mind a shot of the grounded 58s while I'm in the area.

TIA
concrete bob

Can't you just flash your piece of paper and promise not to stand on the live bits  o.k.gif  photo.gif

Regarding the ladders bit, i remember a post from Phil Wignal ( whatever happened to him ?? ) a few years ago, saying that he walked across the car park with a set of ladders on his back. Whether he used them or not though, is another question  Confused
MartinHarrison

Good memory Steve...you're right Razz

The Long Stay Car Park starts , I think, at 8.50 per day so once you go in you pay the fee whether you are in there for 5 mins or 24 hours.

Best thing to do Chris is to get the bus up from the Airport and back..leaving the car parked nearby ..which could be at Eastleigh station and get a train down.

If you go into the Airport with the car you've got a problem where to leave it..but if there's more than one of you, take it in turns to drive each other up to the car park..which is what I did with my lads.

There's a turning area before you get to the entrance gate and you can walk through quite easily..Martin
55012

Thanks for that Martin, top info as usual  salut

Steve, I wish. I dont have PTS or even an ID card anymore (NR cutbacks, saves a few quid you see  Rolling Eyes ) so I'm at the mercy of finding a gaffer with a heart just like everyone else Laughing
wkd47828

thanks for the reply most useful will try this out on thursday.
concrete bob

55012 wrote:
Steve, I wish. I dont have PTS or even an ID card anymore (NR cutbacks, saves a few quid you see Rolling Eyes ) so I'm at the mercy of finding a gaffer with a heart just like everyone else Laughing


I know. I remember you saying at Barnetby  Laughing
wkd47828

got the bus into the car park on thursday could see the 58s but no sign of the 08 to much vegatation,

it was nice to see the 2 08 in the yard been kept busy for nearly the full day.
MartinHarrison

Good to hear your trip was a success..any sign of the two shunters by the 58's...Martin
wkd47828

MartinHarrison wrote:
Good to hear your trip was a success..any sign of the two shunters by the 58's...Martin


no just the 58s and a line of 56's

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