Eastleigh - 19th November 2014
Eastleigh is a railway town located between Southampton and Winchester the town has always had strong ties with the railway thanks to the Eastleigh Railway Works which dates back to the days of steam. Today the Railway Works are still in use as a large maintenance and repair facility operated by Arlington Fleet Services. Eastleigh Station itself has always been a busy location for interesting freight traffic thanks to its close proximity to Southampton Docks, from where much deep sea container traffic originates. Eastleigh also has a large yard complex which Network Rail use as a base for their engineering traffic in the South of England. There is always something of interest at Eastleigh on any given day, whether it be shunting in the yard or heavy container trains passing through the station.