9th July 2009

Steam Dreams
Sunny South Special

Loco Used steam: 34067 'Tangmere'
Stock Used 35518+5237+1961+5249+99371+9104+13440+1840+5171+5200+5216

Route :
1Z92 : Clapham Junction to Weymouth
1Z93 : Weymouth to London Waterloo

Loco Route
34067 Clapham Junction - Barnes - Brentford - Hounslow - Feltham - Staines - Virginia Water - Chertsey - West Byfleet - Woking - Basingstoke - Winchester - Eastleigh - Southampton Central - Brockenhurst - Bournemouth - Poole - Dorchester South - Weymouth
34067 Weymouth - (reverse of outward route) - Woking - Surbiton - Wimbledon - Clapham Junction - London Waterloo

Notes :
(1) John Clifford comments: This looked like a routine Steam Dreams tour to Weymouth & back. On the outward part there was some good running & we got to Weymouth just 1 min late. While there the plan was for a diesel (37706) to take the engine & support coach to Yeovil Junction to allow 34067 to be turned & serviced. So much for the theory! There was a small fire on 37706 near Maiden Newton so the move was heavily delayed. This also meant that there was no loco to provide banking assistance out of Weymouth. In time SW's 73235 arrived from Bournemouth to assist with the shunting at Weymouth. 73235 no longer has vacuum brakes so was unable to be connected to our train. The weather conditions were good, the loco was in fine condition so our driver decided that the climb out of Weymouth would be tackled without assistance. 73235 remained in Jersey Sidings in case it was needed. In the event we got to Bincombe summit unaided. As we passed the top there was a well-deserved spontaneous round of applause from the first coach. The operating for the whole run was of a high standard. We went via platforms 4 & 3 at Bournemouth and managed to pick up some of the lateness. The only signal check seen was just outside Waterloo.

Source : John Clifford (on the train throughout)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Waterloo   21.48a 23.00
Clapham Junction 08.10d 08.12   21/38 22.45 ~ 22.47
Barnes 08/16 08/19  
Brentford 08/27 08/28  
Hounslow 08/34 08/37  
Feltham Jn 08/39 08/41  
Feltham 08/41 08/44  
Staines 08/50 08/51  
Virginia Water 08/58 09/00  
Addlestone Jn 09/09 09/12  
Wimbledon   21/33 22/38
New Malden   21/30 22/35
Surbiton   21/28 22/33
Hampton Court Jn   21/26 22/32
Byfleet 09/16 09/16   ? ?
Woking 09.23a ~ 09.26d 09.28 ~ 09.28   21.10a ~ 21.13d 22.17 ~ 22.20
Woking Jn 09/29 09/30   21/09 22/16
Pirbright Jn 09/34 09/38   ? ?
Farnborough 09/38 09/42   21/02 22/08
Fleet 09/42 09/45   ? ?
Winchfield 09w47 ~ 10w00 09.49 ~ 10.06   ? ?
Basingstoke 10/11 10/20   20/45 21/57
Worting Jn 10/15 10/23   20/32 21/54
Winchester 10/30 10/38   20/12 21/35
Shawford Jn 10/33 10/40   ? ?
Shawford 10.36 ~ 10.38 10.42 ~ 10.44   20/07 21/32
Eastleigh 10/45 10/52   19/59 21/28
St Denys 10/52 10/58   19/53 21/24
Northam Jn 10/54 11/00   19/51 21/22
Southampton 10/57 11/02   19w33 ~ 19w47 21.05 ~ 21.18
Redbridge 11/02 11/06   19/22 20/58
Brockenhurst 11/13 11/16   19/06 20/46
Bournemouth 11/36 11/39   18/48 20/26
Branksome 11/42 11/44   18/34 20/16
Poole 11/47 11/50   18/26 20/10
Hamworthy Jn 11/51 11/54   ? ?
Wareham 11w59 ~ 12w09 12.00 ~ 12.11   18.10 ~ 18.15 19.55 ~ 19.56
Wool 12/17 12/19   18/04 19/49
Moreton 12/22 12/24   17/59 19/45
Dorchester South 12.32 ~ 12.34 12.33 ~ 12.34   17.48 ~ 17.51 19.33 ~ 19.36
Dorchester Jn 12/37 12/36   17/47 19/31
Weymouth 12.46a 12.47   17.35d 19.16


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