28th September 2013

Cotswold Line Promotion Group
The Cotswold - Purbeck Express

HST Used 43028 & 43078
Stock Used 44011+42035+42007+42033+42034+40755+41024+41023

Route :
1Z12 : Worcester Shrub Hill to Swanage
1Z13 : Swanage to Worcester Shrub Hill

HST Route
43028 + 43078 Worcester Shrub Hill - Norton Jn - Evesham - Honeybourne - Moreton-in-Marsh - Charlbury - Wolvercote Jn - Oxford - Didcot North Jn - Didcot East Jn - Reading West Jn - Oxford Road Jn - Southcote Jn - Bramley - Basingstoke - Worting Jn - Winchester - Eastleigh - St Denys - Southampton Central - Redbridge - Brockenhurst - Bournemouth - Poole - Wareham - Worgret Jn - Corfe Castle (1)
43078 + 43028 Corfe Castle - (reverse of outward route) - Didcot East Jn - Didcot Parkway - Didcot North Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Worcester Shrub Hill

Notes :
(1) This is the first known visit of an H.S.T. to the Swanage branch. However due to gauging issues the train terminated at Corfe Castle, where a connecting train was provided.

Sources : Chris Bracey, Nigel Benning & Barry Owen

Photo Review


34028 arriving at Corfe Castle (photo: Andrew P.M. Wright)


43078 leading away from Corfe Castle (photo: Andrew P.M. Wright)


43028 trailing the rake through Poole (photo: Nick Bartlett)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Worcester Shrub Hill 07.32d [P2] 07.32   21.14a [P1] 21.11
Norton Jn 07.36 ~ 07.40 07.36 ~ 07.40   21/09 ?
Pershore 07.45a ~ 07.47d ?   21.00a ~ 21.03d ?
Evesham 07.54a ~ 07.56d 07.53 ~ 07.56   20.51a ~ 20.54d 20.43 ~ 20.47
Honeybourne 08.02a ~ 08.04d [P2] ?   20.42a ~ 20.45d [P1] ?
Moreton-in-Marsh 08.15a ~ 08.17d [P2] 08.15 ~ 08.17   20.29a ~ 20.32d [P1] 20.22 ~ 20.25
Kingham 08.24a ~ 08.26d ?   20.18a ~ 20.21d ?
Shipton 08.30a ~ 08.32d [P2] ?   20.11a ~ 20.13d [P1] ?
Ascott-under-Wychwood 08/34 [P2] 08/33   20/09 [P1] 20/06
Charlbury 08.38a ~ 08.41d ? ~ 08.41   20.02a ~ 20.05d ?
Hanborough 08.48a ~ 08.52d ?   19.54a ~ 19.56d ?
Wolvercote Jn 09/03 08/56   19/49 19/47
Oxford 09.10a ~ 09.12d [P1] 09.09 ~ 09.13   19.43a ~ 19.46d [P2] 19.39 ~ 19.43
Oxford [U&DPL] 09*14 ~ 09*20 ?   - -
Kennington Jn 09/22 09/24   19/38 19/35
Didcot North Jn 09/28 09/29   19/31 19/29
Didcot Parkway - -   19/22 [P4] 19/27
Didcot East Jn 09/29 [UM] 09/30   19/22 [RL] 19/26
Pangbourne 09/36 09/36   19/14 19/17
Reading West Jn 09/39 09/41   19/10 [DM] 19/13
Oxford Road Jn 09/41 09/43   19/09 19/11
Reading West 09C44 ~ 09C46 09.44 ~ 09.45   19C07 ~ 19C09 19.09 ~ 19.11
Southcote Jn 09/49 09/46   19/05 19/07
Bramley 10/03 09/54   18/58 19/00
Basingstoke 10.15 ~ 10.19 [P1] [DS] 10.12 ~ 10.17   18.51a ~ 18.52d [US] [P4] 18.51 ~ 18.54
Worting Jn 10/24 [DS] 10/21   18/48 [US] 18/45
Winchester 10/36 [P2] 10/35   18/35 [P1] 18/34
Shawford Jn 10/39 [DF] 10/38   18/32 18/33
Eastleigh 10/42 [DF] 10/42   18/29 [UF] 18/30
St Denys 10/51 [P2] 10/48   18/26 [P1] 18/26
Northam Jn 10/52 [DF] 10/49   18/24 [UF] 18/24
Southampton Central 10.57 ~ 10.59 [P4] [DF] 10.53 ~ 10.56   18.20a ~ 18.22d [UF] [P1] 18.18 ~ 18.22
Redbridge 11/02 11/00   18/17 18/14
Brockenhurst 11/11 [P3] 11/09   18/05 [P2] 18/04
Bournemouth 11.30a ~ 11.33d 11.31 ~ 11.34   17.48a ~ 17.50d [P2] 17.48 ~ 17.50
Branksome 11/37 [P2] 11/39   17/34 [P1] 17/31
Poole 11.44a ~ 11.47d [P2] 11.43 ~ 11.46   17.25a ~ 17.28d [P1] 17.24 ~ 17.26
Wareham 11t56a ~ 11t58d [P2] ?   17t13a ~ 17t15d [P1] 17.13 ~ 17.15
Worgret Jn 12.01 ~ 12.02 ? ~ 12.02   17.07 ~ 17.08 ? ~ 17.08
Motala GF 12t16 ~ 12t26 ?   16t44 ~ 16t54 ? ~ 16.44
Norden LC 12t31 ~ 12t32 [Loop] 12.30 ~ 12.31 [Loop]   16/39 [Loop] 16.38 ~ 16.40 [Loop]
Corfe Castle 12/35 [DM] 12.41a [DM]   16/35 [DM] 16.35d [DM]
Harmans Cross 12/46 CAN   16/25 CAN
Swanage 13.03a CAN   16.10d CAN


Associated Workings on Swanage Railway

1Z15 : (34028 'Eddystone') : Corfe Castle to Swanage
1Z16 : (34028 'Eddystone') : Swanage to Corfe Castle
Stock used : 4945+4899+35059+4961+4416+4983+4981

Location Booked (out) Actual   Booked (rtn) Actual
Corfe Castle 12.50d [UM] 13.10 [UM]   16.18a [UM] 16.21 [UM]
Harmans Cross 12/55 13/18 [DM]   16/12 16/15 [UM]
Herston ? 13/26   ? 16/09
Swanage 13.01a [P2] 13.30 [P2]   16.03d [P2] 16.05 [P2]


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