23rd November 2013

Railway Touring Company
The Capital Christmas Express

Locos Used 47580 'County of Essex' & steam: 34067 'Tangmere'
Stock Used 35518+99127+99125+99316+99122+99121+99350+99311+4973+9104

Route :
1Z92 : Weymouth to London Waterloo
1Z94 : London Waterloo to Weymouth

Loco(s) Route
34067 (1) Weymouth - Dorchester South - Wareham - Poole - Bournemouth - Brockenhurst - Redbridge - Southampton Central - St Denys - Eastleigh - Winchester - Basingstoke  - Farnborough Main - Woking - Surbiton - Wimbledon - Clapham Junction - London Waterloo
34067 (1) London Waterloo - (reverse of outward route) - Farnborough Main - Fleet - Milepost 39 (3)
47580 (2) Milepost 39 - Winchfield - Basingstoke

Notes :
(1) 47580 on rear.

(2) 47580 propelling from rear.
(3)
34067 'Tangmere' failed at milepost 39, on the Down Slow line, between Fleet and Winchfield. 
(4) Nick Bartlett comments: On the return leg we were booked to have a water stop at Fleet but this had been moved to Winchfield, due to station rebuilding works at Fleet. Just after passing through Fleet we heard a loud clang - clang - clang like sound from the front end of the train. We then stopped at a signal by milepost 39. The signal was then changed from  green to red. There we sat there from 18.49 to 22.18. The down lines were blocked so the crew could examine the damage. We were told on the train that the off side connecting rod had come off and hit the third rail. Network Rail staff then arrived and checked the track for damage. They carried a large supply of new pots for the third rail. Track possessions of the line  were taken and a considerable number of South West Trains' services were delayed. We eventually got moving at 22.18 with 47580 pushing us from the rear to Basingstoke, arriving 200 minutes late at 22.36, where the tour was cancelled. Passengers were transferred on to the 21.35 Waterloo to Weymouth, which made a special stop to pick us up as this was the last service train through to Weymouth for the night.


34067 'Tangmere' on arrival into London Waterloo (photo: Nick Bartlett)

Source : Nick Bartlett (joined the outward leg at Poole/left at Basingstoke on return leg).

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Nick Bartlett and Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Weymouth 07.25d [P3] 07.25   21.52a [P2] CAN
Dorchester Jn 07/40 07/38   21/43 CAN
Dorchester South 07/42 [P1] 07/39   21/41 [P2] CAN
Moreton 07/50 [P1] 07/48   21/32 [P2] CAN
Wool 07/56 [P1] 07/55   21/26 [P2] CAN
Wareham 08/03 [P1] 08/01   21/19 [P2] CAN
Poole 08.14a ~ 08.17d [P1] 08.16 ~ 08.19 [P1]   21.04a ~ 21.07d [P2] CAN
Branksome 08/25 [P1] 08/25 [P1]   20/58 [P2] CAN
Bournemouth 08.30a ~ 08.33d [P2] 08.30 ~ 08.33 [P2]   20.48a ~ 20.51d [P3] CAN
Brockenhurst 08/52 [P2] 08/59 [P2]   20/29 [P3] CAN
Redbridge 09/05 [P1] 09/09 [P1]   20/17 [P2] CAN
Southampton Central 09C18a ~ 09C21 [US] [P1] 09.23 ~ 09.26 [US] [P1]   20C08a ~ 20C11d [P3] [DS] CAN
Northam Jn 09/24 [UF] 09/29 [UF]   20/05 CAN
St Denys 09/27 [P1] 09/31 [P1]   20/02 [P2] [DF] CAN
Eastleigh 09w33a ~ 09w37d [P1] [US] 09w38 ~ 09w47 [P1] [US]   19.52a ~ 19.55d [P2] CAN
Shawford / Shawford Jn 09/47 [P1] 10/03 [P1]   19/44 [DF] CAN
Winchester 09/52 [P1] 10/10 [P1]   19/40 [P2] CAN
Wallers Ash 09*58 ~ 10*11 [UPL] 10/16 [UM]     CAN
Worting Jn 10/20 [US] 10/25 [US]   19/23 CAN
Basingstoke 10/27 [P4] [US] 10/28 [P4] [US]   19/16 [P1] [DS] 22.36 [DS] [P3]
Winchfield 10w38a ~ 10w47d [P1] [US] 10w39 ~ 10w49 [P1] [US]   19/06 [P2] [DS] 22/22 [P2] [DS]
Milepost 39 - -   - 18.49 ~ 22.18 [DS]
Fleet 10/50 [P1] [US] 10/54 [P1] [US]   18w45a ~ 19w00d [P2] [DS] 18/44 [P2] [DS]
Farnborough Main 10/56 [P1] [US] 10/57 [P1] [US]   18/38 [P2] [DS] 18/39 [DF-DS] [P2]
Pirbright Jn 11/17 [US] 11/02 [US]   18/33 [DS] 18/29 [DF]
Brookwood 11/20 [P1] [US-UF] 11/05 [P1] [US]   18/29 [DF-DS] [P2] 18/25 [DF]
Woking Jn 11/26 [UF] 11/09 [US]   18/22 [DF] 18/22 [DF]
Woking 11/28 [P2] [UF] 11/10 [P1] [US]   18/21 [P4] [DF] 18/21 [P4] [DF]
Weybridge 11/34 [UF] 11/20 [P2] [US]   18/16 [DF] 18/16 [DF]
Hampton Court Jn 11/41 [UF] 11/33 [US]   18/10 [DF] 18/11 [DF]
Surbiton 11/42 [P2] [UF] 11/37 [P1] [US]   18/09 [DF] 18/10 [DF]
New Malden 11/45 [P2] [UF] 11/43 [US-UF] [P2]   18/06 [P3] [DF] 18/08 [P3] [DF]
Wimbledon 11/48 [P6] [UF] 11/47 [P6] [UF]   18/03 [P7] [DF] 18/05 [P7] [DF]
Clapham Junction 11/54 [P7] [UMF] 11/54 [P7] [UMF]   17/58 [P9] [DF] 18/01 [P9] [DF]
Queenstown Road 11/57 [P2] [RVL] 11/56 [UMF]   17/55 [P3] [DMF] 17/57 [P2] [DMF]
Nine Elms Jn 11/59 [RVL] 11/57 [UMF]   17/53 [RVL] 17/53 [RVL]
London Waterloo 12.04a [P19] 12.03 [WR] [P19]   17.48d [P19] 17.49 [P19] [WR]


Associated E.C.S. Workings

22/11/13 :
5Z90 : (47580 with 34067 on rear) : Southall to Weymouth

Location Booked (out)
Southall Depot 09.45d
Southall 09.55 ~ 10.11
Hanwell Bridge Loop 10*14 ~ 10*18
West Ealing 10/22
Acton Main Line 10*30 ~ 10*52
Acton Wells Jn 10/55
Willesden SW Sidings 10*58 ~ 11*05
Mitre Bridge Jn 11/10
North Pole Jn 11/11
Kensington Olympia 11/14
Latchmere Jn 11/25
Clapham Junction 11/28
Barnes 11/38
Brentford 11/49
Hounslow 11/54
Feltham Jn 12/00
Feltham 12/02
Staines 12/10
Virginia Water 12/19
Byfleet & New Haw 12/52
Woking 13/06
Farnborough Main 13/17
Basingstoke 13*34 ~ 13*45
Worting Jn 13/55
Winchester 14/12
Eastleigh 14*30 ~ 14*34
Southampton Central 14C54 ~ 14C55
Brockenhurst 15/11
Bournemouth 15/29
Poole 15*42 ~ 15*47
Poole Sidings 15.49 ~ 16.28
Wareham 16/38
Dorchester South 16/55
Weymouth 17.07 ~ 17.13
Weymouth Jersey Sidings 17.16a

23/11/13 : 
5Z93 : (47580 with 34067 on rear) : London Waterloo to Southall
5Z94 : (34067 with 47580 on rear) : Southall to Willesden No.7 Jn
5Z94 : (47580 with 34067 on rear) : Willesden No.7 Jn to London Waterloo

Location Booked (out)   Booked (rtn)
London Waterloo 12.18d [P19]   17.30a [P19]
West London Jn 12/26   17/18
Latchmere Jn 12/37   17/13
Kensington Olympia 12C46 ~ 12C48   17C02 ~ 17C04
North Pole Jn 12/54   16/58
Mitre Bridge Jn 12/55   16/57
Willesden SW Sidings 12/59   -
Willesden No.7 Jn -   16.35 ~ 16.45
Acton Canal Wharf Jn -   16/31
Acton Wells Jn 13/02   16/29
Acton Main Line 13/06   16/26
West Ealing 13/18   16/21
Southall 13.24 ~ 13.34   16.05 ~ 16.16
Southall Depot 13.44a   15.55d

23/11/13 :
5Z94 : (47580 with failed 34067 on rear) : Basingstoke to Acton Lane Reception Sidings

Location Revised
Basingstoke 23.21d
Farnborough Main 23/37
Woking 23/47
Byfleet & New Haw 23/52
Virginia Water 00/03
Staines 00/14
Feltham 00/20
Feltham Jn 00/22
Hounslow 00/24
Brentford 00/30
Barnes 00/37
Clapham Junction 00/40
Latchmere Jn 00/46
Kensington Olympia 00/52
North Pole Jn 00/56
Mitre Bridge Jn 00/57
Willesden WL Jn 01/03
Acton Lane Reception Sidings 01.08a

23/11/13 : 
5Z96 : (34067 + 35518) : Weymouth to Swanage (cancelled)

Location Booked
Weymouth Jersey Sidings 22.34d
Weymouth 22.38 ~ 22.41
Dorchester South 22/50
Wareham 23/14
Poole Sidings 23.30 ~ 23.54
Wareham 00t04 ~ 00t06
Worgret Jn 00.08 ~ 00.11
Motala GF 00t24 ~ 00t29
Swanage 00.55a

25/11/13 :
5Z97 : (47580) : Weymouth to Southall (cancelled)

Location Booked (rtn)
Weymouth Jersey Sidings 07.45d
Weymouth 07.50 ~ 08.03
Dorchester South 08/16
Wareham 08/43
Poole Sidings 08.55 ~ 09.24
Poole 09/27
Bournemouth 09/50
Brockenhurst 10/05
Southampton Central 10/20
Eastleigh 10/29
Winchester 10/39
Worting Jn 10/59
Basingstoke 11/03
Farnborough Main 11/20
Woking 11/37
Byfleet & New Haw 11/44
Virginia Water 11/58
Staines 12/12
Feltham 12/22
Feltham Jn 12/24
Twickenham 12/32
Richmond 12/37
Barnes 12/46
Clapham Junction 12/54
Latchmere Jn 12/59
Kensington Olympia 13/07
North Pole Jn 13/12
Mitre Bridge Jn 13/13
Willesden SW Sidings 13.20 ~ 13.47
Acton Wells Jn 13/49
Acton Main Line 13/55
West Ealing 14/01
Southall 14.08 ~ 14.28
Southall Depot 14.38a


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