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Eastleigh TMD

Post by Steve Blick on Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:36 pm

Address

Campbell Road
Eastleigh
Hampshire
SO50 5AE



This is a difficult depot to view from a public area, particularly so being bounded for the most part by a tall wooden fence.

By car, leave the M3 at junction 13, taking the A335 Leigh Road, signposted Eastleigh. Continue for approx 3.5 miles, where upon reaching the island, the car park for Lidl supermarket will be directly in front of you. Taking the 4th exit, go past Eastleigh station and turn first left into Campbell Road. This takes you over the railway and down along the side of the Works yard on your left. Continue past the depot ( on your right ) along Campbell Road and turn right just before the road ends into an unnamed short cul-de-sac . Park at the end of this cul-de-sac, and walk off to the right along the path/service road between the allotments and the backs of the houses to view the back of the depot.

For another view of the depot, instead of turning left into Campbell Road, continue straight down Southampton Road and park in a small car-park on the left before the petrol station. The far side of the depot can be seen from here, though the views are end-on. Binoculars required.

Views of the depot from trains passing between Eastleigh and Southampton Airport Parkway station are very limited.

Vantage Points: Unfortunately, there are no clear vantage points for the depot. The best and really only one, is via the service road, explained at the end of the first main paragraph. Latterly, there have been a row of stored locos adjacent to the allotments, but if these have been moved, the shunters could be in view. If not, walk towards the depot, and you'll come upon a gate for the car park. Looking past the stored locos, you may be able to see one or two from here. Photographic opportunities are poor from this view though.


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