30th April 2016

UK Railtours
The Pines Express

Locos Used 66747, 73109, 73119 'Borough of Eastleigh' & 87002 'Royal Sovereign'
Stock Used 4959+4949+4946+4998+1691+3149+3147+3120+1651+3123+3097+35469

Route : 
1Z94 : London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly
1O95 : Manchester Piccadilly to Eastleigh (4)
1Z96 : Eastleigh to London Waterloo

Loco(s) Route
87002 London Euston - (via WCML, Weedon & Trent Valley) - Colwich Jn - Stoke-on-Trent - Macclesfield - Stockport - Manchester Piccadilly
66747 Manchester Piccadilly - Stockport - Macclesfield - Stoke-on-Trent - Colwich Jn - Rugeley Trent Valley - Cannock - Ryecroft Jn - Walsall - Pleck Jn - Bescot Stadium - Perry Barr North Jn - Perry Barr West Jn - Soho East Jn - Soho South Jn - Birmingham New Street - St Andrews Jn - Bordesley Jn - Tyseley - Dorridge - Leamington Spa - Banbury - Oxford - Didcot Parkway - Goring & Streatley - Reading West Jn - Oxford Road Jn - Southcote Jn - Bramley - Basingstoke - Worting Jn - Winchester - Eastleigh
66747 (1) Eastleigh - St Denys - Southampton Central - Redbridge - Brockenhurst - Bournemouth
73109 + 73119 (2) Bournemouth - Brockenhurst - Redbridge - Southampton Central - St Denys - Eastleigh - Winchester - Worting Jn - Basingstoke - Farnborough Main - Woking - Byfleet & New Haw - Weybridge - Surbiton - Wimbledon - Clapham Junction - London Waterloo

Notes : 
(1) 73119 & 73109 on rear.
(2) 66747 on rear.
(3) This tour marked 50 years since the closure of the Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway.
(4) Headcode 1O95 was used by the last southbound 'Pines Express', hauled by 92220 'Evening Star', over the S&D on 08/09/1962.

Sources : Nick Bartlett, David Lodwick (both on the tour throughout) & Mark Mulle

Photo Review


87002 at Nuneaton on outward leg (photo: Nick Bartlett)


66747 waits to leave Manchester Piccadilly (photo: Nick Bartlett)


73109+73119 at Bournemouth (photo: Nick Bartlett)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Nick Bartlett & David Lodwick)

M.C. Location Booked Actual
0.00 London Euston 07.10d [P16] 07.10 [P16]
? Camden South Jn 07/13 [E] ? [E]
? Camden Jn 07/13 [DF] ? [DF]
5.23 Willesden West London Jn 07/16 [DF] 07/17 [DF]
8.04 Wembley Central 07/18 [DF] 07/19 [DF]
11.30 Harrow & Wealdstone 07/20 [DF] 07/21 [DF]
17.35 Watford Junction 07/24 [P6] [DF] 07/24 [P6] [DF]
? Bourne End Jn 07/28 [DF] 07/29 [DF]
31.53 Tring 07/32 [DF] 07/33 [P1] [DF]
38.16 Ledburn Jn 07/36 [DF] 07/36 [DF]
46.46 Bletchley 07/42 [P1] [DF] 07/42 [P1] [DF]
49.65 Milton Keynes Central 07.45a ~ 07.54d [P5] [DS] 07.45 ~ 07.54 [P5] [DS]
56.47 Hanslope Jn 08/05 [DS-DF] 08/04 [DS-DF]
69.56 Weedon 08/13 08/14
? Hillmorton Jn 08/21 08/21
82.40 Rugby 08/23 [DF] 08/22 [DF]
83.18 Trent Valley Jn 08/25 [DF] 08/22 [DF]
87.72 Brinklow 08/30 [DF] 08/24
95.49 Attleborough Jn 08/37 [DS] 08/30 [DS]
97.10 Nuneaton 08c40a ~ 09c03d [P2] [DF] 08.32 ~ 09.03 [P2]
? Amington Jn 09/12 [DF] ? [DF]
116.23 Lichfield North Jn 09/17 [DF] ? [DF]
124.22 Rugeley North Jn 09/21 [DF] 09/23 [DF]
127.08 Colwich Jn 09/26 09/25
138.69 Stone 09/36 09/35
? Stoke Jn 09/41 09/41
145.69 Stoke-on-Trent 09/43 [P2] 09/42 [P2]
152.20 Kidsgrove 09/49  09/49 [P2]
157.74 Congleton 09/54 09/53
165.66 Macclesfield 10/00 [P1] 09/59 [P1]
175.42 Cheadle Hulme 10/09 [P3] 10/08 [P3]
? Adswood Road Jn 10/10 [DS] 10/10 [DS]
177.18 Edgeley Jn No.1 10/18 [DS] 10/12 [DS]
177.63 Stockport 10/20 [P4] [DS] 10/13 [P4] [DS]
178.38 Heaton Norris Jn 10/22 [DS] 10/16 [DS]
181.28 Slade Lane Jn 10/27 [DS-DF] 10.22 ~ 10.24 [DS-DF]
182.75 Ardwick Jn 10/30 [DF] 10.29 ~ 10.32 [DF]
183.53 Manchester Piccadilly 10L34a [P8] ~ 11L00d [P8] 10.35 [P8] ~ 11.00 [P8] 
184.31 Ardwick Jn 11/02 [UF] 11/03 [UF]
185.78 Slade Lane Jn 11/04 [UF] 11/05 [UF]
188.68 Heaton Norris Jn 11/07 [UF] 11/09 [UF]
189.43 Stockport 11/09 [P2] [UF] 11/10 [P2] [UF]
190.08 Edgeley Jn No.1 11/10 [UF] 11/11 [UF]
? Adswood Road Jn 11/11 11/12
191.64 Cheadle Hulme 11/12 [P4] 11/13 [P4]
201.40 Macclesfield 11*24 ~ 11*37 [P3] 11.26 ~ 11.37 [P3]
209.32 Congleton 11/46 11/46
215.06 Kidsgrove 11/52 11/51 [P1]
221.37 Stoke-on-Trent 12c01 ~ 12c03 [P1] 11/59 [P1]
? Stoke Jn 12/05 12/00
228.37 Stone 12/12 12/07
240.18 Colwich Jn 12/23 [US] 12/18 [US-UF]
? Rugeley North Jn 12/35 [UDR] 12.22 ~ 12.23
243.04 Rugeley Trent Valley 12/36 12/25 [P1]
? Rugeley B Power Station Jn 12/37 12/26
? Rugeley Town 12/39 12/29
248.44 Hednesford 12/48 12/37
? Cannock ? 12/41
255.50 Bloxwich 13/01 12/52 [P1]
257.56 Ryecroft Jn 13/07 12/59
? Walsall North Jn ? 13.00 ~ 13.03
258.26 Walsall 13/09 [UF] 13/04 [P2] [US]
259.13 Pleck Jn 13/11 13/08 [US-UB]
260.00 Bescot Stadium 13c14 ~ 13c15 13/10
264.37 Perry Barr North Jn 13/21 13/19
264.76 Perry Barr West Jn 13/23 13/20
266.75 Soho East Jn 13/28 13/26
267.28 Soho South Jn 13/31 13.27 ~ 13.28
269.29 Birmingham New Street 13*36 ~ 13*38 [P9] 13.37 ~ 13.41 [P9]
270.03 Proof House Jn 13/41 13/44 [U&D Derby]
271.00 St Andrews Jn 13/44 13/49
271.26 Bordesley Jn 13/45 13/50
272.58 Small Heath South Jn 13*49 ~ 13*59 [UM] 13.56 ~ 14.00 [UM]
273.32 Tyseley 14/02 [P1] 14.02 ~ 14.03 [P1]
? Bentley Heath LC 14/10 14/10
280.42 Dorridge 14/11 [P1] 14/11 [P1]
287.23 Hatton 14/18 [P1] 14/17 [P1]
293.12 Leamington Spa 14/29 [UM] 14/26 [UM]
304.41 Fenny Compton 14/41 14/38
313.21 Banbury 14/48 [P3] 14/48 [P3]
318.25 Aynho Jn 14/54 14/54
324.16 Heyford 14/59 14/59
333.05 Wolvercote Jn 15/06 15/06
335.76 Oxford 15/10 [P1] 15/16 [UT]
336.56 Oxford [U&DPL] 15*12 ~ 15*23 [U&DPL] 15.20 ~ 15.28 [U&DPL]
338.29 Kennington Jn 15/26 15/32
345.43 Didcot North Jn 15/36 15/39
346.27 Didcot Parkway 15*38 ~ 15*42 [P4] 15.42 ~ 15.45 [P4]
346.51 Didcot East Jn 15/44 [UR] 15/46 [UR]
354.57 Goring & Streatley 15/51 [UR] 15/53 [P4] [UR]
362.41 Reading West Jn 16/00 16/02
363.02 Oxford Road Jn 16/01 16/03
364.27 Southcote Jn 16/03 16/05
373.66 Bramley 16/12 [P2] 16/13 [P2]
378.04 Basingstoke 16/21 [P2] [DF] 16/21 [P2] [DF]
380.44 Worting Jn 16/27 16/24
396.62 Winchester 16/42 [P2] 16/38 [P2]
399.33 Shawford Jn 16/46 [DS] [P3] 16/40 [DF] [P2]
? Allbrook Jn ? 16/46 [DF-DS]
403.58 Eastleigh 16.55a [P3] ~ 18.06d [P3] 16.49 [P3] ~ 18.06 [P3]
407.33 St Denys 18/13 [P2] 18/12 [P2]
408.38 Northam Jn 18/15 [DF] 18/15 [DF]
409.42 Southampton Central 18/17 [P4] 18/17 [P4]
409.78 Southampton [Down Loop] 18*19 ~ 18*26 [DL] 18.20 ~ 18.27 [DL]
412.13 Redbridge 18/30 [P2] 18/31 [P2]
423.09 Brockenhurst 18/44 [P3] 18/42 [P3]
438.25 Bournemouth 19.09a ~ 19.14d [P3] 19.07 ~ 19.18 [P3]
453.41 Brockenhurst 19/38 [P2] 19/38 [P2]
464.37 Redbridge 19/51 [P1] 19/52 [P1]
467.08 Southampton Central 19*55 ~ 19*57 [US] [P2] 19/57 [US] [P2]
468.12 Northam Jn 20/00 [US] 20/00 [US]
469.17 St Denys 20/07 [P1] 20.02 ~ 20.05 [P1]
472.72 Eastleigh 20/13 [UF] 20/15 [UF]
477.17 Shawford 20/17 [P1] 20/19 [P1]
? Winchester ? [P1] 20/23 [P1]
496.06 Worting Jn 20/36 [US] 20/38 [US]
498.46 Basingstoke 20/38 [P4] [US] 20/41 [P4] [US]
509.69 Fleet 20/48 [P1] [US] 20/50 [P1] [US]
513.10 Farnborough Main 20/51 [P1] [US] 20/53 [P1] [US]
516.68 Pirbright Jn 20/55 [US] 20/57 [US]
? Brookwood ? 20/59 [US-UF]
521.45 Woking Jn 21/02 [US] 21/03 [UF]
522.00 Woking 21/06 [P1] [US] 21/03 [P2] [UF]
525.75 Byfleet & New Haw 21/14 [P1] [US] 21/07 [UF]
? Weybridge 21/18 [P2] [US-UF] 21/09 [UF]
533.00 Hampton Court Jn 21/23 [UF] 21/16 [UF]
534.24 Surbiton 21/24 [P2] [UF] 21/17 [P2] [UF]
536.45 New Malden 21/26 [P2] [UF] ? [P2] [UF]
539.08 Wimbledon 21/29 [P6] [UF] 21/23 [P6] [UF]
542.33 Clapham Junction 21/34 [P8] [UMF] 21/28 [P8] [UMF]
546.27 London Waterloo 21.43a [P19] 21.40 [WR] [P19]


Associated E.C.S. & Light Engine Workings

5Z94 : (73119 + 73109) : Eastleigh T&RSMD to London Euston

Location Booked
Eastleigh T&RSMD 04.00d
Eastleigh 04/10
Winchester 04/18
Worting Jn 04/33
Basingstoke 04/35
Farnborough Main 04/49
Woking 04/58
Byfleet & New Haw 05/03
Addlestone Jn 05/05
Virginia Water 05/12
Staines 05/22
Feltham 05/27
Feltham Jn 05/29
Hounslow 05/31
Brentford 05/35
Kew East Jn 05/38
South Acton Jn 05/40
Acton Central 05.43 ~ 05.45
Acton Wells Jn 05/49
Willesden SW Sidings 05*52 ~ 06*20
Willesden West London Jn 06/23
Camden Jn 06/30
Camden South Jn 06/31
London Euston 06.34a [P16]

0Z94 : (87002) : Willesden T.M.D. to London Euston

Location Booked
Willesden T.M.D. 06.05d
Willesden West London Jn 06/10
Camden Jn 06/15
Camden South Jn 06/16
London Euston 06.19 ~ 06.27
Backing Out Roads 06.32 ~ 06.47
London Euston 06.52a [P16]

0Z95 : (66747) : Bescot to Manchester Piccadilly

Location Booked
Bescot Holding Sidings 06.34d
Bescot Jn 06/37
Pleck Jn 06/39
Walsall 06/42
Ryecroft Jn 06/44
Bloxwich 06/48
Hednesford 07/01
Rugeley Town 07/11
Rugeley B Power Station Jn 07/14
Rugeley Trent Valley 07/16
Rugeley North Jn 07/17
Colwich Jn 07/32
Stone 07/42
Stoke Jn 07/48
Stoke-on-Trent 07.50 ~ 07.52
Kidsgrove 08/00
Congleton 08/06
Macclesfield 08/13
Cheadle Hulme 08/30
Adswood Road Jn 08/32
Edgeley Jn No.1 08/36
Stockport 08*38 ~ 09*23
Heaton Norris Jn 09/25
Slade Lane Jn 09.29
Longsight [U&DGL] 09*32 ~ 10*29
Ardwick Jn 10/34
Manchester Piccadilly 10.37a [P8]

0Y68 : (73109 + 73119) : London Euston to Eastleigh

Location Booked
London Euston 07.33d [P16]
Camden South Jn 07/36
Camden Jn 07/37
Willesden West London Jn 07/44
Willesden SW Sidings 07/45
Acton Wells Jn 07/47
Acton Central 07.49 ~ 07.51
South Acton Jn 07/54
Kew East Jn 07/56
Brentford 07/59
Hounslow 08/04
Feltham Jn 08/10
Feltham 08/12
Staines 08/18
Virginia Water 08/27
Addlestone Jn 08/38
Byfleet & New Haw 08/52
Woking 09/04
Farnborough Main 09/17
Basingstoke 09/34
Worting Jn 09/39
Winchester 09/53
Eastleigh H.S. 10.09a

0Z86 : (87002) : Manchester Piccadilly to Willesden T.M.D.

Location Booked
Manchester Piccadilly 12.00d [P8]
Ardwick Jn 12/02
Slade Lane Jn 12/04
Heaton Norris Jn 12/07
Stockport 12/09
Edgeley Jn No.1 12/10
Adswood Road Jn 12/11
Cheadle Hulme 12/12
Macclesfield 12*24 ~ 12*37
Congleton 12/46
Kidsgrove 12/52
Stoke-on-Trent 13/00
Stoke Jn 13/01
Stone 13/08
Colwich Jn 13/19
Rugeley North Jn 13/22
Lichfield North Jn 13/29
Amington Jn 13/37
Nuneaton 13.51 ~ 13.53
Trent Valley Jn 14/10
Rugby 14*12 ~ 14*16
Hillmorton Jn 14/18
Daventry North Jn 14/21
Long Buckby 14/29
Northampton 14/40
Hanslope Jn 14/49
Milton Keynes Central 14/56
Bletchley 15/00
Ledburn Jn 15/11
Tring 15/19
Bourne End Jn 15/26
Watford Junction 15/37
Harrow & Wealdstone 15/43
Wembley Central 15/49
Willesden West London Jn 15/52
Willesden T.M.D. 15.57a

5Z95 : (66747) : Eastleigh to Eastleigh T&RSMD

Location Booked
Eastleigh 17.01d [P3]
Eastleigh T&RSMD 17.10a

0Z96 : (73119 + 73109) : Eastleigh to Eastleigh T&RSMD

Location Booked
Eastleigh H.S. 17.05d
Eastleigh East Yard 17.07 ~ 17.10
Eastleigh 17/13
Eastleigh T&RSMD 17.20a

5Z96 : (73109 + 73119 with 66747 on rear) : Eastleigh T&RSMD to Eastleigh

Location Booked
Eastleigh T&RSMD 17.45d
Eastleigh 17.55a [P3]

5Z96 : (66747 with 73119 + 73109 on rear) : London Waterloo to Eastleigh T&RSMD

Location Booked
London Waterloo 22.15d [P19]
Clapham Junction 22/23
Barnes 22/29
Brentford 22/35
Hounslow 22/39
Feltham Jn 22/46
Feltham 22/50
Staines 22/57
Virginia Water 23/05
Addlestone Jn 23/12
Byfleet & New Haw 23/16
Woking 23/22
Farnborough Main 23/32
Basingstoke 23/46
Worting Jn 23/51
Winchester 00/06
Eastleigh 00.13 ~ 00.14
Eastleigh South Jn 00/17
Eastleigh T&RSMD 00.29a


Back to "The Railtour Files"