19th April 2008

Spitfire Railtours
The Wey-farer

Locos Used 20307, 20310 & 57601
Stock Used 5569+99328+4940+4984+99318+6041+99679+3360+3362+99680

Route:
1Z30 : Crewe to Weymouth
1Z31 : Weymouth to Crewe

Loco(s) Route
20310 + 20307 (1) Crewe - Stafford - Wolverhampton - Dudley Port - Soho South Jn - Birmingham New Street - St Andrews Jn - Bordesley Jn - Tyseley - Dorridge - Leamington Spa - Banbury - Oxford - Didcot North Jn - Foxhall Jn - Swindon - Chippenham - Westbury - Warminster - Salisbury - Dean - Romsey - Chandlers Ford - Eastleigh - St Denys - Southampton - Bournemouth - Poole - Wareham - Dorchester South - Weymouth
20307 + 20310 (1) Weymouth - (reverse of outward route) - Eastleigh - Winchester - Worting Jn - Basingstoke - Bramley - Oxford Road Jn - Reading West Jn - Didcot East Jn - Didcot Parkway - Didcot North Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Crewe

Notes :
(1) 57601 on rear (for ETH only).

Sources : various including Richard Moxon

Photo Review
(all photos: Steve Kemp, except where stated)


20310, 20307 & 57601 at Crewe in the morning before departure.


The train passes through Bournemouth (photo: Nick Bartlett)


20310 leads 20307 on arrival at Weymouth.


20307 leading 20310 prior to departure from Weymouth.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from various including Alan Sheppard & John Clifford)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Crewe 05.29d ?   23.12a ?
Basford Hall Jn 05/33 ?   23/08 ?
Madeley 05/38 ?   22/59 ?
Norton Bridge 05/49 ?   22/50 ?
Stafford No.5 05/54 ?   ? ?
Stafford 05.56a ~ 05.58d ?   22.42a ~ 22.44d ?
Stafford No.4 06/00 ?   22/41 ?
Bushbury Jn 06/18 ?   22/27 ?
Wolverhampton North Jn 06/20 ?   22/24 ?
Wolverhampton 06.22a ~ 06.25d ?   22.20a ~ 22.22d ?
Dudley Port 06/36 ?   22/12 ?
Galton Jn 06/42 ?   22/08 ?
Soho South Jn 06/44 ?   22/05 ?
Birmingham New Street 06.49a ~ 06.53d ?   21*46a ~ 22*00d ?
Proof House Jn 06/56 ?   21/43 ?
Grand Jn 06/57 ?   ? ?
St Andrews Jn 06/59 ?   21/38 ?
Bordesley Jn 07/00 ?   21/37 ?
Small Heath South Jn 07/03 ?   21/36 ?
Tyseley 07/05 ?   21/35 ?
Bentley Heath Crossing 07/19 ?   21/26 ?
Dorridge 07/20 ?   21/25 ?
Hatton 07/27 ?   21/14 ?
Leamington Spa 07/42 ?   21/05 ?
Fenny Compton 07/54 ?   20/55 ?
Banbury 08.04a ~ 08.07d ?   20.42a ~ 20.46d ?
Aynho Jn 08/15 ?   20/34 ?
Heyford 08/20 ?   20/24 ?
Wolvercot Jn 08/28 ?   20/16 ?
Oxford 08.33a ~ 08.36d 08.39 ~ 08.43   20.10a ~ 20.12d 20.12 ~ 20.14
Kennington Jn 08/39 08/47   20/05 20/07
Didcot North Jn 08/48 08/55   19/57 19.57 ~ 19.57
Foxhall Jn 08/51 08/57  
Wantage Road 08/57 09/06  
Challow 09/00 09/09  
Uffington 09/02 09/11  
Swindon 09/12 09/22  
Wootton Bassett Jn 09/17 09/28  
Chippenham 09/27 09/37  
Thingley Jn 09/33 09/40  
Bradford Jn 09/54 09.51 ~ 09.53  
Westbury 10*07 ~ 10*14 10.13 ~ 10.20  
Warminster 10/26 10/30  
Upton Lovell 10/34 10/36  
Wylye Crossing 10/40 10/40  
Wishford 10/44 10/45  
Wilton Jn 10/48 10/48  
Salisbury 10/56 10/52  
Tunnel Jn 10/59 10/56  
Dean 11/10 11/07  
Romsey 11/19 11/16  
Didcot Parkway   19/49 19/55
Didcot East Jn   19/49 19/52
Reading West Jn   19/33 19.23 ~ 19.27
Oxford Road Jn   19/21 19/22
Southcote Jn   19/19 19/20
Bramley   19/10 19/11
Basingstoke   19/03 19/05
Worting Jn   19/01 19/02
Winchester   18/46 18/46
Shawford   18/42 18/42
Eastleigh East Jn 11/33 11/24   ? ?
Eastleigh 11/34 11/33   18/38 18/37
Southampton Airport 11.37a ~ 11.39d 11.38 ~ 11.39   18.33a ~ 18.35d 18.33 ~ 18.34
St Denys 11/43 11/44   18/31 18/29
Northam Jn 11/45 11/46   18/29 18/27
Southampton 11/47 11/48   18/26 18/23
Redbridge 11/51 11/53   18/22 18/17
Brockenhurst 12/02 12.08 ~ 12.10   18/09 18/05
Bournemouth 12/19 12.33 ~ 12.33   17/48 17/47
Branksome 12/23 12/39   17/30 17/30
Poole 12/30 12/44   17/23 17/24
Wareham 12/39 12/52   17/13 17/14
Wool 12/45 12/57   17/06 17/07
Moreton 12/50 13/02   17/01 17/02
Dorchester South 12/57 13/10   16/54 16/56
Dorchester Jn 12/59 13/11   16/53 16/55
Weymouth 13.08a [P3] 13.24 [P3]   16.40a [P3] 16.40


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