9th July 2010

Railway Touring Company
The Dorset Coast Express

Locos Used 47760 & steam: 46115 'Scots Guardsman'
Stock Used 5222+4984+1861+3093+3136+99128+99316+99125+99371+80217

Route :
1Z96 : Kensington Olympia to Yeovil Junction
1Z97 : Yeovil Junction to Weymouth
1Z98 : Weymouth to Waterloo

Loco(s) Route
46115 (1) Kensington Olympia - Latchmere Jn - Clapham Junction - Barnes - Brentford - Hounslow - Feltham - Staines - Virginia Water - Addlestone Jn - Byfleet & New Haw - Woking - Farnborough (Main) - Basingstoke - Worting Jn - Andover - Salisbury - Templecombe - Yeovil Junction
47760 Yeovil Junction - Yeovil Pen Mill
47760 Yeovil Pen Mill - Maiden Newton - Dorchester West - Dorchester Jn - Weymouth
46115 (1) Weymouth - Dorchester Jn - Dorchester South - Wareham - Poole - Bournemouth - Redbridge - Southampton Central - Northam Jn - St Denys - Eastleigh - Winchester - Worting Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Byfleet & New Haw - Surbiton - Wimbledon - Clapham Junction - Queenstown Road (Battersea) - London Waterloo

Notes :
(1) 47760 on rear.
(2) Reported as the first visit of a 'Royal Scot' to Dorset. Originally scheduled to depart from London Victoria however with 30777 also due to depart from Victoria (for Swanage) it was decided to start this tour from Kensington Olympia instead.
(3) Paul Green comments: There was a delay at Yeovil Pen Mill station of just over half an hour due to a passenger being taken off the train feeling unwell. On the return, there was a booked water stop in Southampton Up Goods Loop, but this was taken at Eastleigh station instead. This may have been due to the fact that 30777 was in the Goods Loop as we passed by. There was also a booked crew change at Southampton Central, but again, we sailed straight through the station non stop. I presume the crew change took place at Eastleigh station. I can also confirm that 47760 assisted in parts with the train at the rear from Weymouth to Dorchester up the bank on the return as I was in the last coach. The train arrived in platform 3 at Weymouth, not platform 2, but did depart from platform 2.
(4) John Clifford comments: when this one was first advertised the engines were to be: 34067 'Tangmere': Victoria - Weymouth & 70000 'Britannia': Weymouth - Waterloo, both ways via Bournemouth. Both engines were undergoing overhaul. On the outward run we were delayed at Wilton Jn by debris on the track & by the poorly passenger at Yeovil Pen Mill. On the return run we run up the fast line from Basingstoke until Farnborough where we were  diverted to the slow line, then back to the fast line after the station. After Clapham Junction there were a couple of signal stops which caused a late arrival at Waterloo.

Sources : Nigel Benning, Neil Kearns & Paul Green

Timings (Booked & Actual)

(from Nigel Benning, Neil Kearns & John Clifford)

Location Booked Actual
Kensington Olympia 08.25d [P3] 08.24
Latchmere Jn 08/34 08.32 ~ 08.36
Clapham Junction 08/41 [P5] [FL] 08/43
Barnes 08/46 [P3] 08/49
Chiswick 08.51a ~ 08.56d [P2] 08.53 ~ 08.56
Brentford 09/00 [P2] 09/00
Hounslow 09/06 [P2] 09/07
Feltham Jn 09/10 09/10
Feltham 09/12 [P2] 09/13
Staines 09.20a ~ 09.22d [P2] 09.21 ~ 09.23
Virginia Water 09/28 [P4] 09/31
Addlestone Jn 09/38 09/42
Byfleet & New Haw 09/58 [SL] 09/52
Woking 10.03a ~ 10.07d [P5] 10.06 ~ 10.09
Woking Jn 10/08 [SL] 10/1
Pirbright Jn 10/15 [SL] 10/17
Farnborough (Main) 10/20 [P2] [SL] 10/21
Fleet 10/23 [P2] [SL] 10/24
Winchfield 10w28 ~ 10w40 [SL] 10.29 ~ 10.39
Basingstoke 10.51 ~ 10.53 [P1] [SL] 10.54 ~ 10.56
Worting Jn 10/58 11/01
Andover 11/12 [P2] 11/15
Tunnel Jn 11/26 11/30
Salisbury 11w29 ~ 12w05 [P4] 11.33 ~ 12.04
Wilton Jn 12/12 12.12 ~ 12.17
Wilton 12/14 12/21
Tisbury Loop 12/30 12/33
Gillingham 12x46 ~ 12x51 [P1] 12.45 ~ 12.51
Templecombe 12/58 [P1] [ML] 13/02
Sherborne 13/08 [P2] [ML] 13/12
Yeovil Junction [P3] 13L20a ~ 14L00d [P1] 13.22 ~ 14.00
Yeovil Pen Mill 14.08 ~ 14.28 [P1] 14.17 ~ 15.01
Maiden Newton 15/54 [P2] 15.26 ~ 15.36
Dorchester West 15.11 ~ 15.13 [P2] 15/50
Dorchester Jn 15.15 ~ 15.15 15.51 ~ 15.52
Weymouth [P2] 15.25a ~ 17.38d [P2] 16.10 ~ 17.40
Dorchester Jn 17/52 17/51
Dorchester South 17/53 [P1] 17/52
Moreton 18/00 [P1] ?
Wool 18/06 [P1] 18/04
Wareham 18/13 [P1] 18/10
Poole 18/22 [P1] 18/20
Branksome 18/28 [P1] 18/26
Bournemouth 18/32 [P2] 18/32
Brockenhurst 18/49 [P2] 18/54
Redbridge 19/00 [P1] [FL] 19/04
Southampton Central 19c04 ~ 19c04 [P1] 19/08
Northam Jn 19/07 [FL] 19/10
St Denys 19/09 [P1] 19/12
Eastleigh 19w16 ~ 19w30 [P1] [FL] 19.20 ~ 19.31
Shawford 19/36 [P1] 19/38
Winchester 19/41 [P1] 19/42
Worting Jn 19/58 [SL] 19/58
Basingstoke 20w01 ~ 20w13 [P4] [FL] 20.02 ~ 20.14
Farnborough (Main) 20/28 [FL] 20/31
Woking Jn 20/36 [SL] 20/43
Woking 20.37a ~ 20.40d [P1] [SL] 20.44 ~ 20.45
Byfleet & New Haw 20/46 20/51
Weybridge 20/48 [P2] [FL] 20/52
Hampton Court Jn 20/55 [FL] 21/02
Surbiton 20/57 [P2] [FL] 21/04
New Malden 21/00 [P2] [FL] 21/08
Wimbledon 21/04 [P6] [FL] 21/11
Clapham Junction 21/10 [P8] [MSL] 21/15
Waterloo 21.20a [P16] 21.38


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