26th September 2009

Spitfire Railtours
The Purbeck Growler

Locos Used 37516 & 37706

Route :
1Z49 : Crewe to Swanage
1Z50 : Swanage to Crewe

Locos Route
37706 + 37516 Crewe - Stafford - Wolverhampton - Bescot Stadium - Birmingham New Street - Tyseley - Dorridge - Leamington Spa - banbury - Aynho Jn - Oxford - Didcot North Jn - Didcot East Jn - Reading West Jn - Southcote Jn - Basingstoke - Winchester - Eastleigh - Southampton Central - Brockenhurst - Bournemouth - Poole - Wareham - Worgret Jn - Swanage
37516 + 37706 Swanage - (reverse of outward route) - Crewe

Notes :
(1) Train was delayed on the return leg by a signal failure outside Reading West and problems with 37516.

Source : Dave Ross

Photo Review


37706 & 37516 wait time at Leamington Spa (photo: Dave Ross)


37516 & 37706 back at Crewe, tour over (photo: Dave Ross)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Dave Ross)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Crewe 06.04d 06.04   22.49a 23.20
Stafford 06.29a ~ 06.31d 06.30 ~ 06.32   22.23a ~ 22.25d 22.52 ~ 22.54
Wolverhampton 06.50a ~ 06.52d 06.49 ~ 06.52   22.06a ~ 22.08d 22.29 ~ 22.32
Bescot Stadium 07/01 07/01   21/50 22/16
Birmingham New Street 07.23a ~ 07.26d 07.24 ~ 07.26   21.22a ~ 21.30d 21.52 ~ 21.56
Tyseley 07/37 07/37   20/56 21/40
Dorridge Loop 07*47 ~ 07*55 ??/??   - -
Dorridge 07/57 07/45   20/46 21/32
Leamington Spa 08.16a ~ 08.19d 07.59 ~ 08.19   20.28a ~ 20.31d 21.13 ~ 21.15
Banbury 08.40a ~ 08.43d 08.38 ~ 08.42   20.07a ~ 20.10d 20.46 ~ 20.49
Oxford 09.08a ~ 09.20d 09.19 ~ 09.24   19/44 20/17
Didcot North Jn ? ?   19/33 20/05
Didcot East Jn 09/36 09/36   19/31 19/49
Reading West Jn 09/50 09/50   19/17 19/35
Basingstoke 10/21 10/11   18/58 18/57
Winchester 10.40a ~ 10.46d 10.40 ~ 10.46   18.35a ~ 18.38d 18.37 ~ 18.39
Eastleigh 10/59 10/53   18.16a ~ 18.24d 18/28
Southampton Central 11/14 11/00   18/06 18/18
Brockenhurst 11/27 11/20   17/53 18/05
Bournemouth 11.47a ~ 11.52d 11.44 ~ 11.52   17.35a ~ 17.37d 17.47 ~ 17.50
Poole 12/02 12/01   17/26 17/33
Wareham 12/11 12/13   17.16a ~ 17.17d ??.?? ~ 17.24
Worgret Jn 12.15 ~ 12.16 ?   17/11 ?
Motala GF 12.29 ~ 12.30 ?   16/58 ?
Swanage 13.00a 13.00   16.30d 16.30

 

Location Booked Actual
Adwick 08/28 08/29
Adwick Jn 08/29 08/30
South Kirkby Jn 08/33 08/35
Hare Park Jn 08/38 08/44
Crofton West Jn 08/41 08/47
Calder Bridge Jn 08/43 08/50
Turners Lane Jn 08/47 08.51 ~ 08.55
Altofts Jn 08/51 09/00
Methley Jn 08/57 09/01
Stourton Jn 09/03 ?
Engine Shed Jn 09/10 09/10
Whitehall Jn 09/15 09.11 ~ 09.14
Armley Jn 09/22 09/16
Apperley Jn 09/28 09/23
Dockfield Jn 09/32 09/31
Shipley 09/33 09/31
Keighley 09/43 09/39
Skipton 09/56 09/50
Hellifield 10/08 10/08
Hellifield Goods Loop 10L10 ~ 10L48 10.09 ~ 10.50
Settle Jn 10/55 10/57
Horton-in-Ribblesdale 11/09 11/10
Ribblehead 11/19 11/20
Blea Moor 11/22 11/22
Garsdale 11/37 11/37
Kirkby Stephen 11/50 11/49
Appleby 12w05 ~ 12w20 12.03 ~ 12.21
Kirkby Thore SB 12/28 12/31
Culgaith SB 12/32 12/35
Lazonby & Kirkoswald 12/42 12/44
Low House LC 12/51 12/54
Howe & Co Sidings 12/55 12/58
Petteril Bridge Jn 13/12 13/07
London Road Jn 13/12 ?
Carlisle 13.17a ~ 16.37d 13.15 ~ 16.37
London Road Jn 16/39 16/39
Petteril Bridge Jn 16/40 16/40
Corby Gates SB 16/46 16/47
Brampton Fell 16/55 17/29
Low Row SB 17/02 17/37
Haltwhistle 17/13 17/47
Haydon Bridge 17/24 17/58
Hexham 17/33 18/06
Prudhoe 17/44 18/17
Wylam 17/47 18/20
Blaydon 17/54 ?
Metrocentre 17/57 18/32
Norwood Jn 18/01 18/36
Low Fell RMT 18w06 ~ 18w51 18.42 ~ 19.10
Low Fell Jn 18/55 19/14
Birtley Jn 19/01 19/20
Durham 19/10 19/32
Tursdale Jn 19/17 ?
Ferryhill South Jn 19/19 ?
Darlington 19/28 19/58
Northallerton 19/40 20/12
Thirsk 19/53 20/19
Tollerton Jn 20/03 ?
Skelton Jn 20/13 ?
York 20L17a ~ 20L47d 20.37 ~ 21.11
Colton Jn 20/54 21/18
Hambleton North Jn 20/59 21/25
Temple Hirst Jn 21/03 21/32
Shaftholme Jn 21/09 ?

Timings continue in first table.

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