31st May 2010

Railway Touring Company
The Swanage Belle

Locos Used 37516 & steam: 30777 'Sir Lamiel' & 44871
Stock Used (2) (35508+) 99128+4994+1861+99121+99127+99316+99371+99125 (+99304)

Route :
1Z82 : Victoria to Swanage
1Z83 : Swanage to Victoria

Loco(s) Route
44871 (3) London Victoria - Stewarts lane - Longhedge Jn - Clapham Junction - Barnes - Brentford - Hounslow - Feltham Jn - Staines - Virginia Water - Addlestone Jn - Byfleet & New Haw - Woking - Basingstoke - Winchester - Eastleigh - St Denys - Northam Jn - Southampton Central - Brockenhurst - Bournemouth - Poole - Wareham - Worgret Jn - Motala GF - Swanage
30777 Swanage - (reverse of outward route) - Feltham Jn - Twickenham - Richmond - Barnes - Clapham Junction - Queenstown Road (Battersea) - London Waterloo

Notes :
(1) 44871 replaced 34067 & 70013, neither of which were available due to mechanical failures.
(2) 35509 only in the formation when 44871 was on the train, 14099 only in the consist when 30777 was on the train.
(3) Banked by 37516 from Victoria to Grosvenor Bridge.
(4) John Clifford comments:
The tour was originally advertised as returning to Victoria. The tour started out on time but the first problem encountered was at Brentford where we were held for over 20mins caused by a door problem on a unit in front. At Staines we had to pull up, presumably to let passengers get on, then there was a signal stop at Egham for a few minutes. This meant that we got to Woking nearly half an hour late. A few minutes were gained but we spent 40mins at the water stop near Mount Pleasant Crossing (at signal E707). Watering was done from a hydrant so it may have been 'slow'. By this means we roughly achieved 'Railtour Standard Time'. There were no more problems and Swanage was reached 56 min late. All this has caused the Swanage Railway some problems as well so we left over half an hour late. We had picked up about 10mins by Basingstoke but this was lost by signal checks afterwards We left Basingstoke on the slow line, crossed to the fast line at Winchfield to pass a stopping train, then back to the slow line at Farnborough. By dint of a slow schedule from Woking and finding that a Weybridge - Waterloo train was held at Addlestone Jn to let us go ahead, we were only 4mins late at Waterloo.

Sources : various including Scott Spencer, Mike Hunt & John Clifford

Timings (Booked & Actual)

(from Scott Spencer, Mike Hunt, Nick Bartlett & John Clifford)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Victoria 08.35d [P2] 08.35  
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 08/39 08/38  
Stewarts Lane Jn 08/43 [RVL] 08/40  
Longhedge Jn 08/47 08/42  
Waterloo   21.38a [P19] 21.42
Nine Elms Jn   21/32 [UWR] 21/34
West London Jn   21/28 [UWR] 21/33
Clapham Junction 08/53 [P5] 08/55   21/23 [P3] 21/31
Barnes 09/00 [P3] 09.01 ~ 09.03   21/14 [P1] [WSL] 21/25
Brentford 09/11 09.11 ~ 09.32  
Hounslow 09/21 09/39  
Richmond   21/08 [P2] 21/18
St Margarets   21/03 [UM] 21/16
Twickenham   21/01 [P4] 21/15
Twickenham Jn   21/01 21/15
Whitton Jn   20/55 21/13
Feltham Jn 09/23 09/41   20/55 21/13
Feltham 09/24 [P2] 09/44   20/51 21/11
Staines 09.32a ~ 09.34d [P2] 09.50 ~ 09.59   20.41 ~ 20.43 [P1] 21.02 ~ 21.04
Virginia Water 09/44 [P4] 10/14   20/28 [P3] 20/52
Addlestone Jn 09/52 10/23   20/17 20/41
Byfleet & New Haw 09/56 [SL] 10/24   20/14 20/39
Woking 10.05a ~ 10.07d [P5] 10.33 ~ 10.36   20.04a ~ 20.07d [P1] 20.30 ~ 20.32
Woking Jn 10/08 [DS] 10/38   20/02 20/29
Pirbright Jn 10/14 10/45   19/55 20/24
Farnborough (Main) 10/18 10/49   19/50 [P1] 20/19
Fleet 10/22 10/52   19/46 [P1] 20/15
Winchfield 10w27 ~ 10w40 10.57 ~ 11.09   ? ?
Basingstoke 10.52 ~ 10.55 [P1] [DS] 11.23 ~ 11.25   19w20 ~ 19w35 [P4] [US] 19.46 ~ 19.57
Worting Jn 10/59 11/33   19/18 [US] 19/41
Winchester 11/16 [P2] 11/49   19/01 [P1] 19/22
Shawford Jn / Shawford 11/20 [DS] 11/51   18/54 [P1] 19/18
Eastleigh 11/26 [P2] 11/55   18w31 ~ 18w45 [P1] 19.01 ~ 19.11
St Denys 11/34 [P2] 12/01   18/25 [P1] 18/55
Sig E707 ? 12w03 ~ 12w43  
Northam Jn 11/53 12.45 ~ 12.47   18/22 18/53
Southampton Central 11/56 [P4] [DF] 12/53   18/19 [P1] 18/51 [P1]
Redbridge 12/01 [P2] 12/58   18/07 [P1] 18/47
Brockenhurst 12/13 [P3] 13/12   17/55 [P2] 18/32
Bournemouth 12/32 [P3] 13/31 [P2]   17/36 [P2] 18/11
Branksome 12/38 [P2] 13/37   17/30 [P1] 18/05
Poole 12/46 [P2] 13/44   17/22 [P1] 17/57
Hamworthy 12/52 [P2] 13/52   17/17 [P1] 17/51
Wareham 12.59 ~ 13.01 [P2] 14.00 ~ 14.01   17.07 ~ 17.09 [P1] 17.41 ~ 17.42
Worgret Jn 13/05 14/07   17/02 17/36
Motala GF 13.18 ~ 13.28 14.18 ~ 14.26   16.39 ~ 16.49 17.11 ~ 17.22
Norden ? 14/31   ? 17/07
Corfe Castle ? 14/33   ? 17/04
Harmans Cross ? 14/40   ? 16/57
Swanage 13.56a 14.52   16.11d 16.43


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