1st September 2010

Railway Touring Company
The Dorset Coast Express

Locos Used steam: 44932 & 60019 'Bittern'
Stock Used load 10 (including relevant steam loco support coach)

Route :
1Z96 : London Victoria to Weymouth
1Z97 : Weymouth to London Waterloo

Loco(s) Route
44932 London Victoria - Stewarts Lane Jn - Longhedge Jn - Clapham Junction - Barnes - Brentford - Hounslow - Feltham - Staines - Virginia Water - Addlestone Jn - Byfleet & New Haw - Woking - Farnborough (Main) - Basingstoke - Worting Jn - Winchester - Eastleigh - Northam Jn - Southampton Central - Redbridge - Brockenhurst - Bournemouth - Poole - Wareham - Dorchester South - Weymouth
60019 (1) Weymouth - (reverse of outward route) - Byfleet & New Haw - Surbiton - Wimbledon - Clapham Junction - Queenstown Road (Battersea) - London Waterloo

Notes :
(1) 44932 on rear from Weymouth to Wareham.
(2) Route & loco confirmation required - above is from booked timings. 44932 substituted for booked 30777 'Sir Lamiel' which was on loan to the North Norfolk Railway. Reports suggest 60019 was delayed on the return leg due to a Desiro EMU 'gapping' part-way out of the yard at Poole which was unable to move until another EMU arrived to push it out of the way. It is also understood the driver of 60019 was reporting injector problems at Bournemouth.


60019 passing through Brockenhurst at speed (photo: Nick Bartlett)

Sources : Neil Kearns & Nigel Benning

Timings (Booked & Actual)

(from Neil Kearns, Nigel Benning & Nick Bartlett)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Victoria 08.45d [P2] [FL] ?  
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 08/48 ?  
Stewarts Lane Jn 08/51 [RVL] ?  
Longhedge Jn 08/56 ?  
Waterloo   20.55a [P16] ?
Nine Elms Jn   20/45 [RVL] ?
Queenstown Road (Battersea)   20/43 [P2] [RVL] ?
Clapham Junction 09/01 [P5] [FL] ?   20/40 [P8] [MFL] ?
Barnes 09/08 [P3] ?  
Chiswick 09.11a ~ 09.13d ??.?? ~ 09.15  
Brentford 09/16 [P2] ?  
Hounslow 09/22 [P2] ?  
Feltham Jn 09/24 ?  
Feltham 09/26 [P2] ?  
Staines 09.32a ~ 09.34d [P2] ?  
Virginia Water 09/45 [P4] ?  
Addlestone Jn 09/53 ?  
Wimbledon   20/34 [P6] [FL] ?
New Malden   20/31 [P2] [FL] ?
Surbiton   20/29 [P2] [FL] ?
Hampton Court Jn   20/28 [FL] ?
Weybridge   20/23 [P2] [FL] ?
Byfleet & New Haw 09/56 [SL] ?   20/20 [SL] ?
Woking 10.03a ~ 10.06d [P5] [SL] ?   20.12a ~ 20.15d [P1] [SL] ?
Woking Jn 10/07 [SL] ?   20/11 [SL] ?
Brookwood 10/12 [P2] [SL] ?   19w57 ~ 20w07 [P1] [SL] ?
Pirbright Jn 10/15 [SL] ?   19/55 [SL] ?
Farnborough (Main) 10/19 [P2] [SL] ?   19/50 [P1] [SL] ?
Fleet 10/22 [P2] [SL] ?   19/45 [P1] [SL] ?
Winchfield 10w26 ~ 10w37 [SL] ?   ? ?
Basingstoke 10.47a ~ 10.49d [P1] [SL] ?   19.28a ~ 19.30d [P4] [SL] ?
Worting Jn 10/55 ?   20/11 [SL] ?
Winchester 11/12 [P2] ?   19/03 [P1] ?
Shawford Jn / Shawford 11/16 [FL] ?   18/58 [P1] ?
Allbrook ? ?   18/50 [SL] ?
Eastleigh 11/23 11/50   18w36 ~ 18w47 [FL] ?
St Denys 11/33 [P2] ?   18/27 [P1] ?
Northam Jn 11.37 ~ 11.50 ?   18/24 ?
Southampton Central 11/54 [P4] [FL] ?   18c18 ~ 18c21 ?
Redbridge 11/58 [P2] ?   18/05 [P1] [SL] ?
Brockenhurst 12/09 [P3] ?   17/53 [P2] 18/33 [P2]
Bournemouth 12.27a ~ 12.29d [P4] ?   17.33a ~ 17.35d [P2] ?
Branksome 12/35 [P2] ?   17/29 [P1] ?
Poole 12/44 [P2] ?   17/23 [P1] ?
Hamworthy 12/51 [P2] ?   ? ?
Wareham 12w57 ~ 13w09 [P2] ?   17L09 ~ 17L15 [P1] ?
Wool 13/16 [P2] ?   17/02 [P1] ?
Moreton 13/22 [P2] ?   16/57 [P1] ?
Dorchester South 13/28 [P1] ?   16.49a ~ 16.50d [P1] ?
Dorchester Jn 13/29 ?   16/48 ?
Weymouth 13.38a [P2] ?   16.35d [P2] ?


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