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BLS/PLEG Arlington Explorer - 2nd June 2018

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Plan of the Arlington Eastleigh Works with thanks to Arlington Fleet services and Martyn Brailsford (tour route marked in red). The mainline connection, near the station (northwest end of the complex) is on the left, end of line stop blocks (southeast) is right.

The 'William and Mary' railtour https://goo.gl/vCT1dw of 29 Jun 1985 with 2BIL and 4SUB units on the loop around the outside of the depot, which is still in use now, of course.[All pictures have been approved by Arlington for use in BLN and on our website]<br>[© Ian Mortimer 2018]

A series of pictures in the sequence of the tour, mostly from the Class 07 Loco cab on the final trip, (all by Ian Mortimer). This is at 'Crossing 1' where participants boarded and alighted.<br>[© Ian Mortimer 2018]

'Area 4'; ahead is 'Crossing 3' with 'Crossing 4' (reached by the tour) in the distance.<br>[© Ian Mortimer 2018]

A great 'Vue' of the mainline connection, 73m 50ch from Waterloo, any further and the loco might be doing the trap point protecting the connection as well!<br>[© Ian Mortimer 2018]

'Molly' with Tour Manger approaches the end of Works headshunt.<br>[© Ian Mortimer 2018]

Running up to the main workshop from the headshunt (southeast).<br>[© Ian Mortimer 2018]

The pièce de résistance was going right through the 300yd main workshop.<br>[© Ian Mortimer 2018]

The pièce de résistance was going right through the 300yd main workshop.<br>[© Ian Mortimer 2018]

Distance covered on Trip 2