1st August 2009
The Weymouth Seaside Special
|Locos Used||73141 & 73204|
1Z92 : London Waterloo to Weymouth
1Z93 : Weymouth to London Waterloo
|73141 + 73204||London Waterloo - Clapham Junction - Barnes - Richmond - Staines - Ascot - Wokingham - Earley - Reading - Southcote Jn - Basingstoke - Worting Jn (2)|
|73141 + 73204 (3)||Worting Jn - Winchester - Eastleigh - St Denys - Southampton - Brockenhurst - Bournemouth - Poole - Wareham - Dorchester South - Weymouth|
|73204 + 73141 (3)||Weymouth - (reverse of outward route) - St Denys - Fareham - Cosham - Havant - Chichester - Ford - Pulborough - Horsham - Dorking - Leatherhead - Epsom - Sutton - Mitcham Junction - Tulse Hill - Herne Hill - Brixton - London Victoria|
(1) John Clifford comments: Because of a problem with the power supply in the Wareham area the train was to operate with only one ED taking power from the third rail west of Branksome (out) & Bournemouth (back). The other loco was to operate on diesel power west of these points. It didn't work out like this! We left on time but made a brief stop at Richmond to set down a passenger who had got on the train by mistake. All the went well (including running via platform 4 at Basingstoke) until Worting Jn when 73141 packed up. So we carried on with just 73204 providing power. Just north of Winchester we were stopped by signals. It looked like a signal failure. This caused us to lose some time. As only one loco was working there was no need to stop at Branksome but, because the trains in front were late we were checked a few times before we got to Weymouth 19 late. The return working ran with only 73204 working but kept roughly to time.
(2) 73141 failed.
(3) 73204 only powering.
Source : John Clifford
Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford)
|Clapham Junction||08.48a ~ 08.51d||08.49 ~ 08.51|
|Richmond||09/01||09.03 ~ 09.03|
|Reading Spur Jn||09/55||09/55½|
|Reading New Jn||10/01||09.57 ~ 09.58½|
|Branksome||11.36 ~ 11.41||11/42|
|Poole||11/47||11.53 ~ 11.54|
|Weymouth||12.24a ~ 16.38d||12.43 ~ 16.38½|
|Bournemouth||17.26 ~ 17.31||17.24 ~ 17.29|
|Streatham South Jn||20/53||20/51|
|Voltaire Road Jn||21/04||21/04|
|Battersea Pier Jn||21/07||21/07|
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