6th July 2007 / 20th October 2007
Past Time Rail
The Royal Wessex
Train postponed as availability of the booked steam loco could not be guaranteed (according to the letter sent out to passengers who had booked "We have been informed by the loco owners that due to circumstances beyond their control they cannot guarantee that 34067 will be available to operate the train"). Was re-dated to run on 20th October 2007 but that was subsequently cancelled.
|Booked Traction||Booked Route|
|34067 'Tangmere'||London Victoria - Woking - Salisbury - Yeovil Junction|
|34067 (1)||Yeovil Junction - Yeovil Pen Mill|
|76079 (2)||Yeovil Pen Mill - Maiden Newton - Weymouth|
|34067 (1)||Weymouth - Dorchester South|
|34067||Dorchester South - Bournemouth Central - Southampton Central - Winchester - London Victoria|
(1) 76079 on rear.
(2) 34067 on rear.
(3) The letter from Past Time Rail regarding the planned re-dated run on 20th October stated: "We had been endeavouring to find a replacement loco for ex BR Standard 2-6-0 No. 76079 as she has commitments elsewhere on that date. However, we have now been advised by Network Rail that they are unable to plan the train any further as they have currently found that on the outward journey the Salisbury area is totally blocked and on the return journey the Bournemouth area is totally blocked."
Sources : John Clifford & Nigel Benning
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