23rd May 2009

Spitfire Railtours
The Wessexman

Locos Used at least 37069 & 37602
Stock Used ???

Route :
1Z44 : Crewe to Weymouth
1Z45 : Weymouth to Crewe

Loco(s) Route
37602 + 37069

Crewe - Madeley - Norton Bridge - Stafford - Bushbury Jn - Wolverhampton - Dudley Port - Galton Jn - Soho South Jn - Birmingham New Street - Proof House Jn - St Andrews Jn - Bordesley Jn - Small Heath South Jn - Tyseley - Dorridge - Leamington Spa - Banbury - Oxford - Didcot North Jn - (via Didcot station avoiding line) - Didcot East Jn - Reading West Jn - Southcote Jn - Basingstoke - Winchester - Eastleigh - Southampton Central - Bournemouth - Dorchester South - Weymouth

37069 + 37602 Weymouth - (reverse of outward route) - Didcot East Jn - Didcot Parkway - Didcot North Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Crewe

Notes :
(1) Route confirmation required - above is from booked timings.

Sources : John Cowlinshaw & Nigel Benning

Photo Review


37602 & 37069 pass Basford Hall Jn (photo: John Cowlinshaw)


37602 & 37069 passing Lymington Jn (photo: Nick Bartlett)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Nigel Benning)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Crewe 06.49d ?   22.30a ?
Basford Hall Jn 06/53 ?   22/26 ?
Madeley 06/57 ?   22/21 ?
Norton Bridge 07/07 ?   22/12 ?
Stafford 07.12a ~ 07.15d ?   22.03a ~ 22.06d ?
Stafford No.4 07/16 ?   ? ?
Trent Valley Jn 07/17 ?   22/02 ?
Bushbury Jn 07/28 ?   21/52 ?
Wolverhampton North Jn 07/29 ?   21/50 ?
Wolverhampton 07.32a ~ 07.34d ?   21.46a ~ 21.49d ?
Dudley Port 07/41 ?   21/38 ?
Galton Jn 07/45 ?   21/35 ?
Soho South Jn 07/47 ?   21/33 ?
Birmingham New Street 07.52a ~ 07.56d ?   21.12a ~ 21.28d ?
Proof House Jn 07/59 ?   21/10 ?
St Andrews Jn 08/02 ?   21/02 ?
Bordesley Jn 08/03 ?   21/01 ?
Small Heath South Jn 08/06 ?   20/57 ?
Tyseley 08/09 ?   20/56 ?
Bentley Heath Crossing 08/19 ?   ? ?
Dorridge 08/20 ?   20/49 ?
Hatton 08/25 ?   20/42 ?
Leamington Spa 08.42a ~ 08.45d ?   20.32a ~ 20.35d ?
Fenny Compton 08/57 ?   20/22 ?
Banbury 09.06a ~ 09.09d ?   20.12a ~ 20.14d ?
Aynho Jn 09/15 ?   20/06 ?
Heyford 09/21 ?   20/02 ?
Wolvercot Jn 09/32 ?   19/54 ?
Oxford 09.36 ~ 09.47 ?   19/52 ?
Kennington Jn 09/51 ?   19/49 ?
Didcot North Jn 10/00 ?   19/41 ?
Didcot Parkway   19/33 ?
Didcot East Jn 10/01 ?   19/31 ?
Reading West Jn 10/16 ?   19/18 ?
Southcote Jn 10/19 ?   19/07 ?
Bramley 10/28 ?   18/58 ?
Basingstoke 10/40 ?   18/51 ?
Worting Jn 10/45 ?   18/47 ?
Winchester 11/00 ?   18/35 ?
Shawford 11/03 ?   18/31 ?
Eastleigh 11.09a ~ 11.1d ?   18.14a ~ 18.22d ?
St Denys 11/23 ?   18/08 ?
Northam Jn 11/25 ?   18/06 ?
Southampton Central 11/27 ?   18/04 ?
Millbrook 11.30 ~ 11.55 ?   ? ?
Redbridge 11/58 ?   18/00 ?
Brockenhurst 12/09 ?   17/49 ?
Bournemouth 12.26a ~ 12.29d ??.?? ~ 12.35   17.25a ~ 17.33d 17.25 ~ ??.??
Branksome 12/33 ?   17/17 ?
Poole 12/41 ?   17/12 ?
Wareham 12/54 ?   17/04 ?
Wool 13/00 ?   16/59 ?
Moreton 13/05 ?   16/55 ?
Dorchester South 13/12 ?   16/50 ?
Dorchester Jn 13/13 ?   16/49 ?
Weymouth 13.24a 13.38   16.36d 16.37


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