23rd August 2003

Daylight Railtours
The Weymouth Boat Train

Loco Used 33202 (1)
Stock Used Set RP02 11 coaches (VB, SH)

Route:
1Z93 : Alton to Weymouth
1Z97 : Weymouth to Alton

Loco Route
33202 Alton - Aldershot - Ash - Guildford - Haslemere - Havant - Cosham - Fareham - Netley - Southampton Central - Brockenhurst - Bournemouth Central - Poole - Wareham - Dorchester South - Weymouth
33202 Weymouth - (reverse of outward route) - Alton

Notes :
(1) This train should have been hauled by 34016 'Bodmin' + 73096 but diesel was substituted because of a late steam ban. The return journey would have featured 34016 hauling with 73096 banking out of Weymouth (as far as Dorchester South where it was to run round and be added at the front to double-head with 34016). Gordon Jakes adds: The disappointment at the lack of steam, particularly out of Weymouth on the return journey was partially offset by a cruise on the steamship 'S.S. Shieldhall' albeit that the steam was generated by oil fired boilers! The cruise of Weymouth Bay departed from the Pleasure Pier at 15.25hrs and was a big success. Website at: www.ss-shieldhall.co.uk

Sources : John Clifford (from contemporary sources) & Gordon Jakes (on the train throughout)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Gordon Jakes)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
0.00 Alton [P2] 07.15d 07.20   23.15a 22.31
4.69 Bentley 07/24 ?   22x59 ~ 23x06 ?
8.60 Farnham 07/30 ?   22x45 ~ 22x51 ?
11.68 Aldershot 07.36a ~ 07.38d 07.37 ~ 07.40   22.36a ~ 22.39d 22.06 ~ 22.10
13.26 Aldershot North Jn 07/41 ?   22/33 ?
13.68 Aldershot South Jn 07/43 ?   22/31 ?
14.51 Ash 07/45 07/50   22/29 21/57
20.58 Guildford [P6] 07.55a ~ 08.00d 08.01 ~ 08.08   22.15a ~ 22.17d 21.42 ~ 21.47
21.73 Shalford Jn 08/06 ?   22/12 ?
23.71 Farncombe 08/08 ?   22/10 21/36
26.52 Milford ? ?   ? 21/30
28.67 Whitley ? ?   ? ?
33.30 Haslemere [P1] 08w24 ~ 08w40 08.30 ~ 08.41   21w38 ~ 21w54 21/21
37.18 Liphook ? ?   ? 21/16
41.66 Liss ? ?   ? ?
45.22 Petersfield 08/54 08/54   21/24 21/02
53.49 Rowlands Castle ? ?   ? ?
56.65 Havant 09/12 09/15   21/09 20/44
59.64 Farlington Jn 09/17 09/22   21/04 ?
60.59 Cosham 09/21 09/28   21/02 20/36
66.44 Fareham 09/29 09/40   20/54 20/27
73.51 Hamble ? ?   ? ?
79.11 St Denys 09/51 ?   20/34 19/58
80.16 Northam Jn 09/53 ?   20/27 ?
81.20 Southampton Central [P4] 09/55 ?   19w50 ~ 20w24 19/51
83.71 Redbridge 10/00 10/07   19/45 ?
84.44 Totton ? ?   ? ?
94.67 Brockenhurst [P4] 10w13 ~ 10w26 10.20 ~ 10.26   19/33 19/34
106.29 Christchurch ? ?   ? ?
110.03 Bournemouth Central [P3] 10/48 10/45   19/15 19/07
112.52 Branksome 10/50 ?   19/11 ?
115.67 Poole 10/58 10/57   19/04 18/57
117.78 Hamworthy Jn ? ?   ? ?
122.71 Wareham 11/06 11/06   18/54 18/40
127.70 Wool 11/11 11/11   18/49 ?
132.35 Moreton 11/16 11/17   18/43 ?
137.71 Dorchester South 11/24 11/25   18L15 ~ 18L34 18.15 ~ 18.17
138.16 Dorchester Jn 11/25 11/26   18/14 ?
142.32 Upwey ? ?   ? ?
144.65 Weymouth [P3] 11/35 11/36   18.00d 18.00


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