15th August 2009

Steam Dreams
The
Cathedrals Express Summer Hampshire Circular

Locos Used 67008 & steam: 60163 'Tornado'
Stock Used 17015+3068+3097+1691+3122+3112+3140+3107+1963+5009+4927+5350+14007

Route :
1Z82 : London Victoria to Botley
1Z83 : Botley to London Victoria

Loco(s) Route
60163 (1) London Victoria - Stewarts Lane - Longhedge Jn - Clapham Junction - Barnes - Richmond - Twickenham - Feltham Jn - Staines - Virginia Water - Addlestone Jn - Byfleet & New Haw - Woking - Basingstoke - Winchester - Eastleigh - Botley - Fareham - Cosham - Havant - Petersfield - Haselmere - Guildford - Woking - (reverse of outward route) - London Victoria

Notes :
(1) 67008 on rear.
(2) John Clifford comments: This trip didn't get off to a good start. We started slightly late, then there was a TPWS activation on 67008 just it got to the end of the platform. This involved a 3 min wait while the problem was sorted out. There was then a 5 min wait under the Brighton line bridge near Clapham Junction. By Clapham Junction we were 11 min late (less than 3 miles from the start). As we were out of our path there was some slow running & we left the Woking stop over 16 min late. After leaving there we were stopped again near Farnborough to let a Weymouth train pass. After some good running we were stopped at Eastleigh & reached the Botley water stop over 40 min late. Botley was left 34 mins late. Even with a stop at Farlington Jn we had made up a small amount of time by Woking (left 30 min late). A slacker schedule saw us back at Victoria only 17 min late despite stops before Twickenham. 60163 then went on to haul another Steam Dreams charter in the evening; "The Cathedrals Express Kent Summer Circular".

Source : John Clifford

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
London Victoria 09.51d 09.53   15.39a 15.56
Battersea Pier Jn 09/55 10/01   15/33 15/53
Stewarts Lane 09/58 10/03   15/30 15/50
Longhedge Jn 10/01 10/05   15/28 15/49
Clapham Junction 10/05 10/14   15/24 15/46
Barnes 10/11 10/19   15/15 15/37
Richmond 10/15 10/24   15/08 15/29
St Margarets ? ?   15/03 15/27
Twickenham 10/19 10/27   15/01 15/26
Twickenham Jn ? ?   15/00 15.24 ~ 15.24
Whitton Jn 10/23 10/34   14/55 15/18
Feltham Jn 10/24 10/35   15/54 15/18
Feltham 10/26 10/39   14/51 15/16
Staines 10/32 10/48   14/42 15/08
Virginia Water 10/40 10/59   14/28 14/58
Addlestone Jn 10/48 11/09   14/16 14/47
Byfleet & New Haw 10/51 11/12   14/14 14/44
Woking 11.03 ~ 11.06 11.19 ~ 11.22   14.02 ~ 14.07 14.35 ~ 14.37
Woking Jn 11/08 11/24   13/59 14/33

 

Location Booked Actual
Farnborough 11/18 11/43
Basingstoke 11/31 12/00
Worting Jn 11/35 12/04
Winchester 11/51 12/20
Shawford 11/54 12/23
Eastleigh 12/00 12.30 ~ 12.34
Eastleigh South Jn 12/02 12/40
Botley 12w09 ~ 12w33 12.49 ~ 13.07
Fareham North Jn 12/41 13/17
Fareham 12/43 13/18
Cosham 12/52 13/26
Cosham Jn 12/53 13/26
Farlington Jn 13/801 13.27 ~ 13.29
Havant 13/07 13/36
Petersfield 13/21 13/55
Haslemere 13/37 14/08
Farncombe 13/46 14/17
Shalford Jn 13/48 14/20
Guildford 13/51 14/22

Timings continue in first table.

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