28th November 2013

Railway Touring Company
The Bath & Bristol Christmas Markets

Locos Used 33029 'Glen Loy' & steam: 44871
Stock Used 35517+99304+4973+99311+99348+99350+99121+99122+99316+99125+99127

Route :
1Z87 : Poole to Bristol Temple Meads
1Z88 : Bristol Temple Meads to Poole

Loco(s) Route
44871 Poole - Parkstone - Milepost 111 (3)
44871 (1) Milepost 111 - Bournemouth - Brockenhurst - Redbridge - Southampton Central - St Denys - Eastleigh - Chandlers Ford - Romsey - Dean - Salisbury - Warminster - Westbury - Trowbridge - Bathampton Jn - Bath Spa - North Somerset Jn - Bristol Temple Meads
44871 (1) Bristol Temple Meads - (reverse of outward route) - Poole

Notes :
(1) 33029 on rear.
(2) 44871 replaced unavailable 34067 'Tangmere', which had failed near Winchfield on 23/11/13.
(3) On leaving Poole, 44871 started slipping soon after coming off the causeway across Parkstone Bay. Speed very much reduced by the time Parkstone station was passed and stalled near Milepost 111, with the rear of the train still in Parkstone station. A member of train crew then returned by road to Poole Yard to get 33029.
This was almost the same spot that 34067 stalled with 'The Capital Christmas Express' on 17/11/12.

Source : Clive Simmons (joined the outward leg at Poole/left at Bournemouth on return leg)

Photo Review


44871 departs Christchurch on the delayed outward leg (photo: Nick Bartlett)


29/11/2013: 33029 approaches Bournemouth with 44871 on the rear on the
return ECS 5Z89 (photo: David Lodwick)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Nick Bartlett)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Poole 08.03d [P1] 08.09   21.05a [P2] 21.04
Parkstone ? 08.17 ~ 09.19   ? ?
Branksome 08/11 [P1] 09/23   20/59 [P2] 20/58
Bournemouth 08.16a ~ 08.19d [P2] 09.28 ~ 09.30   20.49a ~ 20.52d [P3] 20.49 ~ 20.52 [P3]
Christchurch 08.27a ~ 08.29d [P1] 09.37 ~ 09.39 [P1]   20.38a ~ 20.41d [P2] ?
Brockenhurst 08/47 [P2] 09/55   20/22 [P3] 20/19
Redbridge 09/01 10/07   20/10 20/05
Southampton Central 09.06a ~ 09.08d [UF] [P2] 10.12 ~ 10.16   20.00a ~ 20.04d [P4] [DF] 19.58 ~ 20.00
Northam Jn 09/11 [UF] ?   19/57 [DF] ?
St Denys 09/13 [P1] 10/21   19/54 [P2] 19/53
Eastleigh 09.20a ~ 09.28d [P2] 10.27 ~ 10.29   19.44a ~ 19.46d [P2] 19.43 ~ 19.46
Eastleigh East Jn 09/30 ?   19/42 ?
Romsey 09/43 [P2] 10/45   19/27 [P1] 19/27
Dean 09/52 10/55   19/17 19/18
Tunnel Jn 10/02 11/08   19/05 19/05
Salisbury 10w05a ~ 10w18d [P4] 11.11 ~ 11.25   18w05a ~ 19w00d [P4] 18w04 ~ 19w00 [P4]
Wilton Jn 10/21 11/30   18/00 17/59
Wishford 10/26 11/35   17/55 17/53
Wylye LC 10/30 11/40   17/51 17/49
Upton Lovell 10/35 11/45   17/41 17/44
Warminster 10/40 11/51   17/35 17/38
Westbury 10/49 [P3] 12/02   17/24 [P1] 17/27
Bradford Jn 10/58 12/10   17/14 17/14
Bathampton Jn 11/12 12/23   17/02 17/03
Bath Spa 11.16a ~ 11.19d [P1] 12.27 ~ 12.33   16.52a ~ 16.57d [P2] 16.54 ~ 16.58
North Somerset Jn 11/34 12/46   16/38 16/40
Bristol East Jn 11/35 12/47   16/37 16/39
Bristol Temple Meads 11.37a [P10] 12.48   16.35d [P11] 16.37


Associated E.C.S. Workings

27/11/13 :
5Z86 : (33029 with 44871 on rear) : Southall to Poole

Location Booked
Southall Depot 09.45d
Southall 09.55 ~ 10.10
Hanwell Bridge Loop 10*14 ~ 10*18
West Ealing 10/22
Acton Main Line 10*29 ~ 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 11/15
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*35 ~ 13*45
Worting Jn 13/55
Winchester 14/12
Eastleigh 14*30 ~ 14*34
Southampton Central 14.54 ~ 14.56
Brockenhurst 15/10
Bournemouth 15/29
Poole 15*42 ~ 15*47
Poole Sidings 15.50a

28/11/13 : 
5Z87 : (44871) : Bristol Temple Meads to Bristol West Jn
5Z87 : (44871) : Bristol West Jn to Bristol Temple Meads

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Bristol Temple Meads 11.50d 16.28a
Bristol West Jn 11.53a 16.25d

5Z88 : (44871 + 35517) : Bristol West Jn to Bristol Barton Hill
5Z88 : (44871 + 35517) : Bristol Barton Hill to Bristol West Jn

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Bristol West Jn 12.15d 16.00a
Bristol Temple Meads 12/17 15/58
Bristol Barton Hill 12.22a 15.53d

0Z88 : (44871) : Bristol Barton Hill - North Somerset Jn - Lawrence Hill - Bristol Barton Hill
(loco turning trip)

Location Booked
Bristol Barton Hill 13.54d
Bristol Temple Meads 13.59 ~ 14.03
Bristol East Jn 14/05
North Somerset Jn 14.07 ~ 14.09
Dr Days Jn 14/12
Lawrence Hill 14.13 ~ 14.22
Dr Days Jn 14/24
Bristol East Jn 14/26
Bristol Temple Meads 14/27
Bristol West Jn 14.29 ~ 14.33
Bristol Temple Meads 14/35
Bristol Barton Hill 14.40a

29/11/13 :
5Z89 : (33029 with 44871 on rear) : Poole to Southall

Location Booked
Poole Sidings 10.12d
Poole 10/14
Bournemouth 10/27
Brockenhurst 10*48 ~ 10*52
Southampton Central 11.16 ~ 11.17
Eastleigh 11/28
Winchester 11/38
Worting Jn 11/54
Basingstoke 12/02
Farnborough Main 12/20
Woking 12/36
Byfleet & New Haw 12/43
Virginia Water 12/58
Staines 13/12
Staines [UGL] 13*14 ~ 13*46
Feltham 13/54
Feltham Jn 13/56
Twickenham 13/58
Richmond 14/07
Barnes 14/15
Clapham Junction 14/23
Latchmere Jn 14/26
Kensington Olympia 14/33
North Pole Jn 14/38
Mitre Bridge Jn 14/39
Willesden SW Sidings 14/43
Acton Wells Jn 14/45
Acton Main Line 14.48 ~ 14.54
West Ealing 15/00
Southall 15.08 ~ 15.20
Southall Depot 15.30a


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