25th October 2008

Pathfinder Tours
Andover Fist

Train postponed until ??/??/2009 due to reasons as listed below.


Advertised Loco(s) Advertised Route
GBRf 66/7 Clapham Junction - Staines - Ascot - Wokingham - Wokingham - Reading - Newbury - Westbury Down Reception
GBRf 66/7 (2) Westbury Down Reception - Whatley Quarry
EWS class 60 (3) Whatley Quarry - Westbury Down Reception
GBRf 66/7 (2) Westbury Down Reception - Warminster - Salisbury
2x GBRf 73/2 (2) Salisbury - Andover
EWS class 60 (4) Andover - Ludgershall
2x GBRf 73/2 (2) Ludgershall - Andover
2x GBRf 73/2 Andover - Basingstoke - Woking - Surbiton - Wimbledon - Earlsfield - Clapham Junction - Waterloo International
EWS class 66 Waterloo International - Linford Street Jn - Herne Hill - Tulse Hill - Balham - Clapham Junction

Notes :
(1) Letter received from pathfinder stated: Unfortunately an incident on the Whatley branch last week, in which two locomotives came to grief, has meant that a lot of freight traffic out of Whatley has to be accommodated at Merehead, resulting in Mendip Rail now being unable to guarantee that they will have enough ground staff available to facilitate our visit, having worked unplanned long hours since the accident. Furthermore, we have just been advised that access to the International platforms at Waterloo has been refused by the British Railways Board (actual owners of the infrastructure), as work to convert the platforms and access for domestic use will not be completed in time.
(2) EWS class 60 on rear.
(3) GBRf class 66/7 on rear.
(4) 2x GBRf class 73/2 on rear.

Source : John Clifford

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