An hour or so at Millbrook back in 1984 produced plenty of variety with classes 33, 47 and 73 on various trains and light engine, plus some older slam door units on stopping trains. I've never been a big fan of island platforms for photography, although their reduced cost appeals to the economist in me!
More info (from Wikipedia)
The station is served mainly by the Salisbury to Romsey stopping service. This service runs once per hour in each direction. The station is run by South West Trains. The platforms face the slow lines only, there are no platforms for the fast lines.
Millbrook Freightliner Terminal is located next to the station on the up side. A car terminal and rail access to Southampton's Western Docks can be seen from the down side of the station.
- 1 train per hour (tph) to Salisbury via Romsey
- 1 tph to Romsey via Chandler's Ford
- 2 tpd to Weymouth via all stations(mon-fri only)
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Andover and Redbridge railway
Passing trains and freight traffic
It is popular with railway enthusiasts due to the wide array of freight and passenger trains which stop and pass through. Services into Southampton Central which pass through Millbrook include: the Weymouth - London Waterloo services normally Class 444s, the Southampton Central - Wareham services, normally Class 450s, the First Great Western Cardiff Central - Portsmouth Harbour service normally a Class 158 but often a 150, the Westbury - Southampton shorts either a 150 or 153, the SWT local service to/from Salisbury to Romsey with a Class 158 and also the CrossCountry service to/from Bournemouth to Birmingham and beyond which are operated by the Voyager fleet.
The freight traffic is also frequent as the Millbrook Freightliner Terminal is behind the station, with frequent Freightliner Class 66s hauling containers to Leeds and Cardiff. More freight services withEWS operate daily intermodal trains into the docks and also a car/van train which operates most days. Passing though the station as well are Freightliner Class 66s on intermodal or heavy haul, EWS 66s on intermodal, petroleum or engineers; Mendip Rail's Class 59s operating stone trains and GBRf's daily gypsum service into the docks. The future of the freight looks promising with EWS and Freightliner continually increasing the freight traffic into Southampton. Soon. DRS traction may also pass through, if they win the MoD contract operating out of Marchwood.
Heritage traction are also frequent visitors to the South with occasional DRS Class 37s running on Serco test trains, and in the summer seasons diesel and steam tours pass though. Steam trains include: Tangmere, Clan Line and Lord Nelson. The latest diesel traction includes Riviera Class 47s and EWS Class 37s on Pathfinder Tours.
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