15th October 2011

Spitfire Railtours
The R'n'B 3 & The R'n'B 3.14

Locos Used 37685 'Loch Arkaig' & 37706
Stock Used 5236+5249+4994+1861+99722+4940

Route :
1Z37 : London Paddington to Portsmouth Harbour
1Z38 : Portsmouth Harbour to Ealing Broadway

Loco(s) Route
37685 (1) London Paddington - Acton Main Line - Ealing Broadway - Southall - Slough - Maidenhead - Twyford - Reading (4) - Oxford Road Jn - Southcote Jn - Bramley - Basingstoke -Worting Jn - Winchester - Eastleigh -St. Denys - Northam Reception Number 1 - Northam Jn - Southampton Central - Southampton Down Loop - Southampton Maritime Departure Road - Redbridge - Brockenhurst - Bournemouth - Poole - Hamworthy - Hamworthy Quay N/R Limit
37706 (2) Hamworthy Quay - Hamworthy - Poole - Bournemouth - Redbridge - Southampton Up Goods Loop - Southampton Central - Northam Jn - Bevois Park Reception Number 1 - St Denys - Eastleigh - Winchester - Winchester Baltic Siding
37685 (1) Winchester Baltic Siding - Winchester - Eastleigh - Eastleigh Works
37706 (2) Eastleigh Works - Eastleigh
37685 (1) Eastleigh - South Jn - Eastleigh Depot - Eastleigh
37706 (2) Eastleigh - South Jn - Botley - Fareham - Cosham Jn - Portcreek Jn - Fratton (5) - Portsmouth Harbour
37685 (1) Portsmouth Harbour - Fratton - Portcreek Jn - Havant Jn - Haslemere - Guildford - Aldershot South Jn - Aldershot
37706 (2) Aldershot - Aldershot North Jn - Ash Vale Jn - Ascot - Staines - Staines Up Loop - Feltham Jn - Hounslow - Brentford - Barnes - Clapham Junction - London Waterloo
37685 (1) London Waterloo - Clapham Junction - Wimbledon - Surbiton - Weybridge - Virginia Water - Staines - Staines Up Loop - Feltham Jn - Twickenham - Richmond - Barnes - Clapham Junction - Kensington Olympia - Mitre Bridge Jn - Down Willesden No7 - Wembley Central - Watford Junction - St. Albans Abbey
37706 (2) St. Albans Abbey - Watford Junction - Harrow & Wealdstone - Wembley Central - Willesden No7 - Acton Canal Wharf - Acton Wells Jn - Acton Mainline - Ealing Broadway

Notes :
(1) 37706 on rear.
(2) 37685 on rear.
(3) Run as two tours; the main tour running London Paddington to London Waterloo and the section of 1Z38 from London Waterloo to Ealing Broadway via St Albans Abbey was marketed as 'The R'n'B 3.14' & run as an add-on.
(4) Train was delayed at Reading due to signalling problems at Basingstoke, (cable theft).
(5) At Fratton, the train was booked to travel along the 'No.1 Reception Road' & the 'Back Road'. Even though permission had been granted with instructions appearing in the 'Goods Line Authority', the move was refused by the Depot Manager.


37706 is seen on the rear of the R'n'B 3 at Reading (photo: Nick Bartlett)

Sources : Alan Sheppard & John Clifford

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Alan Sheppard & LASERman)

M.C Location Booked Actual
0.00 London Paddington 07.09d [P9] 07.09 [P9]
1.68 Ladbroke Grove 07/12 [RL] 07/14
4.75 Acton West 07/16 [RL] 07/18
9.01 Southall 07/22 [RL] 07/24 [P3]
11.09 Airport Jn 07/28 [RL] 07/27
18.31 Slough 07.36a ~ 07.39d [P4] 07.37 ~ 07.38 [P4]
24.14 Maidenhead 07/46 [P3] 07/45 [P3]
30.76 Twyford 07/55 [RL] 07/52 [P3]
35.73 Reading 08.07a ~ 08.15d [P9] 08.07 ~ 08.48 [P9]
37.57 Southcote Jn 08/19 08/52
46.36 Bramley (Hants) 08/28 [P2] 09/00
? Sig.BE541 ? 09.07 ~ 09.10 [DR-UR @ mp50]
51.26 Basingstoke 08.33a ~ 08.35d [P1] 09.17 ~ 09.19 [P4][US-DS-DF]
53.66 Worting Jn 08/47 [DS] 09/24 [DF-DS]
70.04 Winchester 09/00 [P2] 09/38 [P2]
73.15 Shawford Jn 09/05 [SL] 09/41 [SL]
77.00 Eastleigh 09.16a ~ 09.18d [P3] 09.48 ~ 09.49 [P3]
80.55 St Denys 09/23 [P2] 09.56 ~ 09.57 [P2]
? Northam Traincare 09.26 ~ 09.28 [No.1 Recp] 10/02 [No.1 Recp]
81.60 Northam Jn 09/29 10/03
82.64 Southampton Central 09/31 [P4] 10/05 [P4]
? Southampton Down Loop 09.33 ~ 09.55 [RCL] 10/07
? Down Loop Extension ? 10/09
? Millbrook [Up DB / Dep Rd] 10/10
85.35 Redbridge 09/59 [Arr/Dep] 10.17 ~ 10.19
96.31 Brockenhurst 10/11 [P3] 10/31 [P3]
111.47 Bournemouth 10/33 [P3] 10.41 [P3/P4]
114.16 Branksome 10/38 [P2] 10/51 [P2]
117.27 Poole 10/44 [P2] 11/04 [P2]
119.42 Hamworthy 10.48 ~ 10.50 11.09 ~ 11.14
121.50
0.00
Hamworthy TC
(1.81 dec. miles by GPS)
10.58 ~ 11.03 11.24 ~ 11.34
[alongside platform @ 117.52]
2.08 Hamworthy 11.11 ~ 11.13 11/44
4.23 Poole 11/19 [P1] 11/58 [P1]
7.34 Branksome 11/25 [P1] 12/06
10.03 Bournemouth 11/30 [P2] 12/16
25.19 Brockenhurst 11/49 [P2] 12/48
36.15 Redbridge 12/02 [P1] [FL] 13/02
? Millbrook Sig.E752 ? [UF] 13.06 ~ 13.18
38.30 Southampton Up Goods Loop 12.06 ~ 12.07 13/20 [UGL]
38.66 Southampton Central 12/09 [P1] 13/22
39.70 Northam Jn 12/11 [SL] 13/25 [US]
? Mount Pleasant LC ? 13/27 [No.1 Recp]
? Bevois Park Sidings 12.15 ~ 12.23 [No.1 Recp] 13/28 [No.1 Recp]
40.75 St Denys 12/26 [P1] 13/30 [P1]
44.50 Eastleigh 12/32 [FL] 13/35 [FL]
48.35 Shawford 12/35 [P1] 13/39 [P1]
51.46 Winchester 12/39 [P1] 13/43 [P1]
52.05
0.00
Baltic Siding 12.40 ~ 12.58 13.45 ~ 13.54
[8 EMU car stop marker]
0.39 Winchester 13/00 [P2] 13/55 [P2]
3.50 Shawford Jn 13/04 [SL] 13/59 [SL]
7.35 Eastleigh 13/10 [P2] 14.05 ~ 14.08 [P2]
7.75
0.00
Eastleigh Works - Alstom 13.14 ~ 13.20 14.13 ~ 14.17 [No.23 Road]
0.40
0.00
Eastleigh 13.26 ~ 13.31 [P2] 14.32 ~ 14.35 [P3]
0.49 Eastleigh South Jn 13/33 14/38 [Through Road]
? 'DEMU' GF ? 14.40 ~ 14.41
1.09 Eastleigh RSMD 13.38 ~ 13.50 14/46 [No.5 Stabling Sdg]
? Depot Exit Road No.1 ? 14.48 ~ 14.50
1.60
0.00
Eastleigh 13.55 ~ 14.03 [P2] 14.53 ~ 14.58 [P2]
0.49 Eastleigh South Jn 14/05 15/00
5.37 Botley 14/15 [P2] 15/07 [P2]
10.59 Fareham North Jn 14/28 15/14
10.66 Fareham 14/32 [P3] 15/15 [P3]
16.51 Cosham 14/40 [P2] 15/22
17.10 Cosham Jn 14/41 15/24
17.46 Portcreek Jn 14/44 15/26
20.08 Fratton East Jn 14/47 [BKR] 15/30 [DM]
? Fratton 14.52 ~ 15.18 [Staff Halt]
[No.1 Recp / Back Rd]
15/30 [P3]
27.13 Portsmouth & Southsea 15/21 [P2] 15/31 [P2]
21.79
0.00
Portsmouth Harbour 15.26a ~ 15.40d [P3] 15.36 ~ 15.43 [P4]
0.66 Portsmouth & Southsea 15/46 [P1] 15/46 [P1]
1.52 Fratton 15/48 [P1] 15/49 [P1]
1.71 Fratton East Jn 15/49 15/49
4.33 Portcreek Jn 15/53 15/52
4.78 Farlington Jn 15/54 15/53
7.75 Havant 15/59 [P1] 15/58
19.39 Petersfield 16/12 [P1] 16/13 [P1]
31.31 Haslemere 16/25 [P2] 16/25 [P3]
40.68 Farncombe 16/35 [P1] 16/.35 [P1]
42.68 Shalford Jn 16/37 [Up] 16/39
43.79 Guildford 16/39 [P8] 16/40 [P8]
50.06 Ash 16/48 [P2] 16/50
50.79 Aldershot South Jn 16/50 16/52
51.31 Aldershot North Jn 16/55 16/54
? Sig.AS2 ? 16.59 ~ 17.01
52.72
0.00
Aldershot 17.04 ~ 17.13 [P3] 17.03 ~ 17.13 [P3]
1.41 Aldershot North Jn 17/17 17/16
2.50 Ash Vale 17/22 [P1] 17/22 [P1]
5.59 Frimley 17/26 [UF] 17/23
? Sig.F334 ? 17.39 ~ 17.44
14.28 Ascot 17/47 [P1] 17.46 [P1]
20.12 Virginia Water 17/57 [P1] 17/56 [P1]
24.25 Staines 18/10 [P1] 18/10
? Staines Up Goods Loop 18.12 ~ 18.16 18/13
28.39 Feltham 18/24 [P1] 18/20 [P1]
29.72 Feltham Jn 18/27 [UH] 18/23
30.73 Hounslow 18/35 [P1] 18/34 [P1]
33.58 Brentford 18/42 [P1] 18/42 [P1]
37.23 Barnes 18/52 [P1][SL] 18/52 [P1]
40.36 Clapham Junction 19/01 [P3][WSL] 19/01 [P3] [UpWS]
41.13 West London Jn 19/03 [WL] 19/03
42.32 Nine Elms Jn 19/05 [WL] 19/05
? Vauxhall ? 19/06 [P2]
? West Crossings ? [UW-UMR]
44.30
0.00
London Waterloo 19.10 ~ 19.18 [P15] 19.13 ~ 19.19 [P13]
? Vauxhall ? 19/22 [P6]
3.74 Clapham Junction 19/25 [P9][FL] 19/26 [P9]
7.19 Wimbledon 19/31 [P7][FL] 19/29 [P7]
9.62 New Malden 19/33 [P3] 19/32
12.03 Surbiton 19/36 [FL] 19/34 [DF]
13.16 Hampton Court Jn 19/37 [FL] 19/35 [DF]
19.12 Weybridge 19/45 19/42 [DF]
19.74 Addlestone Jn 19/48 [UC] 19/45
24.65 Virginia Water 20/04 [P3] 20.01 ~ 20.02 [P3]
29.73 Staines 20.14 ~ 20.19 [P1] 20.11 ~ 20.11
? Staines Up Goods Loop 20*21 ~ 21*12 20.15 ~ 21.10
34.07 Feltham 21/21 [P1] 21/18 [P1]
35.40 Feltham Jn 21/23 21/22
36.32 Whitton Jn 21/26 21/23
37.26 Twickenham Jn 21/29 [FL] 21/27
37.53 Twickenham 21/32 [P4][FL] 21/27 [P4]
38.09 St Margarets 21/33 [P2] 21/32 [P2]
39.18 Richmond 21/36 [P2] 21/36 [P2]
41.68 Barnes 21/46 [P1][SL] 21/44 [P1]
45.01 Clapham Junction 21/54 [P3] 21/53 [P3]
45.35 Latchmere Jn 21/56 21/56 [Dn Latchmere]
48.18 Kensington Olympia 22.01 ~ 22.03 [P2] 22.02 ~ 22.03 [P2]
50.12 North Pole Jn 22/06 22/06
50.43 Mitre Bridge Jn 22/07 22/08
50.72 Willesden West London Jn 22/09 [DR] 22/10 [DWR]
51.46 Willesden No.7 22/11 [DR] 22/11 [DWR]
52.42 Wembley Yard South Jn 22/12 [DR] 22/14 [DWR]
52.54 Sudbury Jn 22/13 [DR] 22/15 [DS]
53.44 Wembley Central 22/16 [SL] 22/17 [P5]
56.65 Harrow & Wealdstone 22/19 [SL] 22/21 [P5][DS]
? Watford Yard GF ? 22.31 ~ 22.33
62.69 Watford Junction 22.25a ~ 22.27d [P11] 22.36 ~ 22.38 [P11]
63.49 Watford North 22.30a ~ 22.32d 22.40 ~ 22.42
69.19
0.00
St Albans Abbey 22.51a ~ 22.56d 22.53 ~ 22.58
6.30 Watford Junction 23.17a ~ 23.19d [P11][SL] 23.13 ~ 23.17 [P11]
12.34 Harrow & Wealdstone 23/26 [SL] 23/27 [P6][US]
15.55 Wembley Central 23/30 [SL] 23/31 [P6][US]
16.45 Sudbury Jn 23/32 [UR] 23/33
16.57 Wembley Yard South Jn 23/33 [UR] 23/33 [UR]
17.53 Willesden No.7 23/35 23/37
18.00 Acton Canal Wharf Jn 23/37 23/39
18.59 Acton Wells Jn 23/39 23/41
? Sig.SN177 ? 23.42 ~ 23.53
19.31 Acton Main Line 23/50 [RL] 23/55 [P3][DR]
20.13 Acton West 23/52 [RL] 23/56
20.69 Ealing Broadway 23.55a [P3] 23.58 [P3][DR]


Associated E.C.S. Workings

5Z37 : (37685 with 37706 on rear) : Southall Depot to Southall
5Z37 : (37706 with 37685 on rear) : Southall to London Paddington
5Z38 : (37706 with 37685 on rear) : Ealing Broadway to Southall
5Z38 : (37685 with 37706 on rear) : Southall to Southall Depot

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Southall Depot 06.15d 00.25a
Southall 06.25 ~ 06.34 00.05 ~ 00.15
Southall East Jn 06/35 00/04
West Ealing 06/38 00/01
Ealing Broadway - 23.59d
Acton West 06/43 -
Ladbroke Grove 06/46 -
Paddington 06.50a -


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