1st July 2000

Vintage Trains
(Birmingham to Poole)

Locos Used 47575 & steam: 35005 'Canadian Pacific'
Stock Used 35470+???

Route : 1Z60 throughout

Loco Route
35005 Birmingham Snow Hill Birmingham Moor Street Tyseley Solihull Dorridge Leamington Spa Banbury Oxford Didcot Parkway Reading West Jn Southcote Jn Basingstoke - Winchester - Eastleigh
47575 Eastleigh Southampton Central Brockenhurst - Bournemouth - Poole
35005 Poole (reverse of outward route) Birmingham Snow Hill

Notes :
(1) Gordon Jakes comments: Problems with watering 35005 at Oxford UDPL caused a loss of path on the outward journey but 35005 made up some time and was less than 20 minutes late at Eastleigh. 35005 was detached at Eastleigh in the outward direction in order to facilitate servicing and turning. Some high speed running was experienced on the return journey north of Oxford but eventually this was to no avail as service trains prevented an early arrival. The commentary provided by Vintage trains quoted that a total of 307 miles was covered behind 35005 involving the consumption of around 8 tons of coal and 18,000 gallons of water! An excellent day out with 35005 at its best.

Source : Gordon Jakes (on the train throughout)

Photo Review
(all photos: Gordon Jakes
)


35005 enters Poole station with the train, prior to starting the return journey.


35005 during the watering stop at Eastleigh, en-route homewards.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Gordon Jakes
)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
0.00 Birmingham Snow Hill 07.56d 07.56   22.39a 22.36
0.50 Birmingham Moor Street 07/59 ?   22/36 ?
2.57 Small Heath South Jn 08/03 ?   22/33 ?
3.31 Tyseley 08.06a ~ 08.09d ?   22.25a ~ 22.28d ??.?? ~ 22.25
7.11 Solihull 08.15a ~ 08.18d ?   22.15a ~ 22.18d 22.12 ~ ??.??
10.41 Dorridge 08.24a ~ 08.27d ?   22.05a ~ 22.08d 22.03 ~ 22.05
16.65 Hatton North Jn 08/38 ?   21/56 ?
17.22 Hatton 08/39 ?   21/55 ?
23.29 Leamington Spa 08/48 08/48   21/47 21/45
34.40 Fenny Compton SB 09/02 09/03   21/35 ?
43.20 Banbury 09.18a ~ 09.20d 09.18 ~ 09.20   21.20a ~ 21.23d 21.11 ~ 21.13
48.34 Aynho Jn SB 09/29 09/29   21/12 21/05
54.15 Heyford 09/36 09/36   21/06 ?
63.04 Wolvercot Jn 09/46 09/46   20/55 ?
65.75 Oxford 09.53a ~ 09.55d 09.53 ~ 09.55   20.46a ~ 20.49d 20.46 ~ 20.47
66.36 Oxford UPL 09w58 ~ 10w20 ??.?? ~ 10.50   20w02 ~ 20w43 19.56 ~ 20.43
75.36 Didcot North Jn 10/34 11/01   19/45 ?
76.26 Didcot Parkway 10*37 ~ 10*40 11.04 ~ 11.06   19*40 ~ 19*42 19.32 ~ 19.35
92.40 Reading West Jn 11/03 11/27   19/11 19/11
93.76 Southcote Jn 11/06 11/29   19/08 19/07
102.65 Bramley 11/17 11/37   18/58 ?
107.53 Basingstoke 11/25 11/44   18/50 18/52
110.13 Worting Jn 11/29 11/48   18/45 18/42
126.29 Winchester 11/45 12/03   18/18 18/23
? Shawford ? ? [SL]   ? ?
133.27
0.00
Eastleigh 11L56 ~ 12L16 12.15 ~ ??.??   17w44 ~ 18w04 17.46 ~ 18.05 [SL]
5.63 Southampton Central 12/26 ??.?? ~ 12.55   17/32 ??.?? ~ 17.33
8.35 Redbridge 12/32 ?   17/25 ?
19.31 Brockenhurst 12/47 13/16   17/14 ?
24.47 Bournemouth 13.08a ~ 13.11d 13.42 ~ ??.??   16.51a ~ 16.54d ?
37.16 Branksome 13/16 ?   16/47 ?
40.27 Poole 13.21a ?   16.40d 16.39


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