5th May 2012

Pathfinder Tours
Hampshire Hotchpotch

Locos Used 20308, 20312 & 37409 'Lord Hinton'
Stock Used 5366+4946+5008+4991+4949+1671+3110+3100+3147+3112+21272

Route :
1Z61 : Crewe to Eastleigh Works
1Z62 : Eastleigh Works to Southampton Western Docks
1Z63 : Southampton Western Docks to Crewe

Loco(s) Route
20312 + 20308 (1) Crewe - Stafford - Bushbury Jn - Tame Bridge Parkway - Aston - Stetchford - Birmingham International - Coventry - Leamington Spa - Banbury - Oxford - Didcot North Jn - Foxhall Jn - Wantage Road [Down Relief] - Swindon - Thingley Jn - Melksham - Westbury - Salisbury [P2] - Romsey - Millbrook [UF] - Southampton Central [P1] - Northam Jn [US] - Eastleigh - Eastleigh East Jn - to signal E228
37409 (2) Eastleigh East Jn - (via x/o at 73.43) - Eastleigh [P2] - Eastleigh Works [Road 19, to depot doors] (3)
20312 + 20308 (1) Eastleigh Works - Eastleigh [P3] - Eastleigh East Jn - to signal E228 (4)
37409 (2) Eastleigh East Jn - (via x/o at 73.43) - Eastleigh [DF] - to signal E427 (5)
20312 + 20308 (1) signal E427 - Eastleigh [P2]
37409 (2) Eastleigh - St Denys - Northam Jn [DF-DS] - Southampton Eastern Docks [to end of line at QEII Terminal]
20312 + 20308 (1) Southampton Eastern Docks - Northam Jn [no.1 Reception]
37409 (2) Northam Jn - Southampton Central [P4] [Loop] - Millbrook [Down Docks] - Southampton Western Docks [to end of line at 106 Berth via arr-dep x/o and Bulk Road]
20312 + 20308 (1) Southampton Western Docks [via Bulk Road] - Millbrook [Up Docks] [DF] - Southampton Central [p4] [UM] - Northam Jn [UF] - St  Denys - Fareham - Havant - Haslemere [P2] - Guildford [P6] - Wokingham - Reading - Didcot Parkway - Didcot North Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Crewe

Notes :
(1) 37409 on rear.
(2) 20308 + 20312 on rear.
(3) Tour was originally booked to traverse the Eastleigh Depot loop.
(4) Booked reversal point was Allbrook Jn.
(5) Wrong route set/taken, so train set back into the platform to pick up passengers who had alighted for an off-train break.


20308 & 20312 are seen passing through Melksham (photo: Guy Vincent)

Sources : Stuart Smith & Neil Green

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