13th June 2007

Steam Dreams
Sunny South Special

Locos Used 37248 & steam : E850 'Lord Nelson'
Stock Used 35317(1)+5249+5236+1961+5237+9392+13440+5200+1840+5216+5222

Route:
1Z82 : London Waterloo to Yeovil Junction
1Z83 : Yeovil Junction to London Waterloo

Loco(s) Route
E850 (2) London Victoria - Stewarts Lane - Clapham Junction - Richmond - Staines - Chertsey - Woking - Basingstoke - Andover - Salisbury - Gillingham - Yeovil Junction
37248 Yeovil Junction - Yeovil Pen Mill
37248 Yeovil Pen Mill - Maiden Newton - Dorchester West - Weymouth
E850 (2) Weymouth - Dorchester West - Maiden Newton - Yeovil Pen Mill - Castle Cary - Frome avoiding line - Westbury
37248 (3) Westbury - Warminster - Salisbury - Laverstock South Jn
E850 (2) Laverstock South Jn - Andover - (reverse of outward route) - London Victoria

Notes :
(1) 35317 only in consist when E850 was hauling or on the rear of the train.
(2) 37248 on rear.
(3) E850 on rear.
(4) This tour was originally advertised as returning the same way it went out. However, the track at the A30 bridge between Milborne Port & Sherborne had moved laterally so the engine was out of gauge. Hence the detour via Westbury. The same problem affected "The Cuneo Centennial" on 28th April 2007.
(5) John Clifford comments: On the day a points failure at Yeovil Junction caused a delay in E850 getting into the Yeovil Steam Centre for servicing. This delayed the engine getting to Weymouth which, in turn caused the 14.00 Cardiff - Weymouth to be late at Weymouth. The 14.00 forms the 17.21 Weymouth - Bristol which left about 20 late. We followed it & were further delayed waiting for it to clear the single line sections. There was a delay at Yeovil Pen Mill to pass 17.48 Bristol - Weymouth which we should have seen before it got to Castle Cary. There was an option to get off at Woking & get to London by service train for an earlier arrival. Such are the joys of railtouring!


E850 at Salisbury prior to watering (photo: Gordon Jakes)

Source : John Clifford (joined at London Victoria, left at Woking on the return)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from
John Clifford)

Miles Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual Miles
0.0 London Victoria 08.38d 08.41   23.29a ? 90.1
0.9 Battersea Pier Jn 08/43 08/45   23/26 ? 89.2
1.4 Stewarts Lane Jn 08/49 08/46   23/23 ? 88.7
1.7 Longhedge Jn 08/55 08/48   23/21 ? 88.4
2.9 Clapham Junction 09.01a ~ 09.02d 09.03 ~ 09.05   23.12a ~ 23.16d ? 87.2
6.1 Barnes 09/09 09/11   23/06 ? 84.0
8.7 Richmond 09/14 09/16   23/01 ? 81.4
? St Margarets ? ?   22/58 ? 80.3
10.3 Twickenham 09/19 09/21   22/57 ? 79.8
12.1 Twickenham Jn ? ?   22/56 ? 79.4
? Whitton Jn 09/23 09/26   22/53 ? 78.0
12.5 Feltham Jn 09/24 09/28   22/53 ? 77.6
13.9 Feltham 09/26 09/30   22/51 ? 76.2
18.1 Staines 09/34 09/35   22/44 ? 72.0
22.2 Virginia Water 09/42 09/44   22/36 ? 67.9
27.1 Addlestone Jn 09/50 09/52   22/26 ? 63.0
28.1 Byfleet & New Haw 09/53 09/54   22/24 ? 62.0
32.0 Woking 10.04a ~ 10.06d 10.04 ~ 10.07   22.16a ~ 22.18d 22.59 ~ 23.00 58.1
32.4 Woking Jn 10/07 10/09   22/15 22/58 57.7
37.3 Pirbright Jn ? ?   22/10 22/53 52.8
40.9 Farnborough 10w20a ~ 10w28d 10.21 ~ 10.32   22.03a ~ 22.04d 22.46 ~ 22.47 52.8
44.2 Fleet 10/34 10/38   ? ? 49.2
55.5 Basingstoke 10/46 10/49   21w37 ~ 21w44 22.19 ~ 22.28 34.7
58.0 Worting Jn 10/50 10/56   21/35 22/13 32.2
74.0 Andover Jn 11/10 11/13   21/15 21/54 16.2
? Laverstock North Jn ? ?   20/55 21/34 0.4
- Laverstock South Jn   20.49 ~ 20.52 21.26 ~ 21.31 0.0
26.0
90.2 Salisbury Tunnel Jn 11/26 11/29   20/47 21/25 25.7
91.3 Salisbury 11w30 ~ 12w08 11.31 ~ 12.07   20w23 ~ 20w43 21.00 ~ 21.20 24.6
93.2 Wilton Jn 12/12 12/14   20/19 20/55 22.7
93.9 Wilton South 12/14 12/16  
103.6 Tisbury Loop 12/25 12/29  
113.0 Gillingham 12*37 ~ 12*43 12/44  
119.8 Templecombe 12/52 12/55  
125.9 Sherborne 13.02 ~ 13.05 13.08 ~ 13.10  
130.4
0.00
Yeovil Junction 13L14 ~ 13L26 13.19 ~ 13.36  
- Wylye AHB   20/05 20/43 15.4
- Upton Lovell   19/57 20/37 10.1
- Warminster   19/49 20/29 4.7
- Westbury   19.30 ~ 19.37 20.14 ~ 20.18 0.0
58.7
- Fairwood Jn   19/27 20/02 57.3
- Clink Road Jn   19/23 19/58 54.0
- Blatchbridge Jn   19/21 19/57 52.1
- East Somerset Jn   19/15 19/53 48.2
- Castle Cary   19/02 19/43 39.2
1.8
0.0
Yeovil Pen Mill 13.44 ~ 14.04 13.48 ~ 14.08   18w31 ~ 18w43 18.54 ~ 19.23 27.4
12.8 Maiden Newton 14/24 14/37   18/07 18.21 ~ 18.32 14.6
20.4 Dorchester West 14/33 14/49   17/53 18.01 ~ 18.05 7.0
20.8 Dorchester South 14/34 14/50   17/51 17/59 6.6
27.4 Weymouth 14.43a 15.02   17.36d 17.47 0.0


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