14th July 2016

Railway Touring Company
The Swanage Belle

Locos Used 33207 'Jim Martin' & steam: 46115 'Scots Guardsman'
Stock Used 80217+99304+5032+1860+99350+99121+99122+99712+99128+99127

Route : 
1Z94 : London Victoria to Swanage
1Z95 : Swanage to London Victoria

Loco(s) Route
46115 (1) London Victoria - Grosvenor Bridge Jn - Stewarts Lane Jn - Longhedge Jn - Clapham Junction - Barnes - Brentford - Hounslow - Feltham - Staines - Virginia Water - Addlestone Jn - Byfleet & New Haw - Woking - Farnborough Main - Basingstoke - Worting Jn - Winchester - Eastleigh - Northam Jn - Southampton Central - Redbridge - Brockenhurst - Bournemouth - Poole - Wareham - Worgret Jn - Norden - Corfe Castle - Swanage
46115 + 33207 (2) Swanage - (reverse of outward route) - Southampton [Up Goods Loop]
46115 (1) Southampton  [Up Goods Loop] - Redbridge - Romsey - Dean - Laverstock South Jn - Laverstock North Jn - Andover - Worting Jn - Basingstoke - (reverse of outward route) - Staines

Notes: 
(1) 33207 on rear.
(2) 46115 running tender first.
(3) John Clifford comments: Over the months before the tour various locos were advertised as hauling it. Finally the loco became 45699 'Galatea'. However, this failed so the tour was hauled by 46115 'Scots Guardsman'. There had been a signal failure at Queenstown Road, so South West Trains were running late. On the Hounslow Loop we were behind a late running 08.40 Waterloo - Waterloo via Brentford and Twickenham which delayed us. At Byfleet Jn there was another check to allow the 09.20 Waterloo - Woking stopper to go ahead. There was a further check between Sturt Lane Jn (as was) and Farnborough to allow the 09.39 Waterloo - Poole get ahead of us. At Winchfield there was a delay in watering the engine as the hose was initially too short. With all these problems it was not surprising that we left Basingstoke 39 minutes late. However the Eastleigh signalman looked kindly upon us and we ran Fast Line at both Shawford Jn and St Denys thus regaining much lost time assisted by a schedule which included a lot of recovery time.  The rest of the outward journey was uneventful. We regained much of the remaining lost time and were only slightly late arriving into Swanage.
 This was not the end of the problems on this tour. It was found that the T.P.W.S. on 33207 was faulty so it could not haul the train back from Swanage to Southampton Up Goods Loop. The only solution was for 46115 to haul the train tender first back to Southampton then run round the train and continue on the booked route. Since the maximum speed was 45 mph when running tender first we lost further time, and after Bournemouth caught up the 18.50 Poole - Waterloo stopper. The tour train was terminated at Staines, since there was no loco available to take the empty stock from Victoria to Southall. London passengers travelled back to Waterloo by South West Trains arriving there only slightly later than the advertised Victoria time.

Sources : John Clifford (on the tour Victoria - Swanage - Woking), Guy Vincent, Chris Bracey & Nigel Benning

Photo Review


46115 passing through Southampton on the outward leg (photo: Nick Bartlett)


46115+33207 departs from Corfe Castle, on the return leg (photo: Martyn Thresh)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford & Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
London Victoria 08.43d [P2] [FL] 08.47 [P2] [FL]   23.12a [P2] CANC
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 08/47 08/50   23/08 [SL] CANC
Stewarts Lane Jn 08/52 [RVL] 08/52 [RVL]   23/00 [RVL] CANC
Longhedge Jn 08/57 08/54   22/52 CANC
Sig.W135 - 08.56 ~ 09.02   - -
Clapham Junction 09/01 [P5] [DF] 09/06 [P5] [DF]   22/48 [P3] CANC
Barnes 09/08 [P3] 09/12   22/38 [P1] [US] CANC
Sig.F137 - 09.19 ~ 09.26   - -
Brentford 09/15 [P2] 09/29 [P2]   22/31 [P1] CANC
Hounslow 09/21 [P2] 09/34 [P2]   22/26 [P1] CANC
Feltham Jn 09/23 09/36   22/23  CANC
Feltham 09/25 [P2] 09/39   22/21 [P1] CANC
Staines 09.32a ~ 09.34d [P2] 09.45 ~ 09.48 [P2]   22.11a ~ 22.13d [P1] 23.09
Virginia Water 09/45 [P4] 09/57 [P4]   21/58 [P3] 22/59
Addlestone Jn 09/53 10/06   21/47 ?
Byfleet & New Haw 09/56 [P2] [DS] 10/10 [DS]   21/44 [P1] 22/45
Woking 10.04a ~ 10.06d [P5] [DS] 10.26 ~ 10.28 [P5] [DS]   21.33a ~ 21.36d [P1] [US] 22.37 ~ 22.39 [P1] [US]
Woking Jn 10/09 [DS] 10/30 [DS]   21/31 22/34 [US]
Pirbright Jn 10/14 [DS] 10/37 [DS]   21/25 22/27 [US]
Farnborough (Main) 10/19 [P2] [DS] 10/47 [P2] [DS]   21/21 [P1] [US] 22/22 [P1] [US]
Fleet 10/23 [P2] [DS] 10/51 [P2] [DS]   21/17 [P1] [US] 22/19 [P1] [US]
Winchfield 10w27 ~ 10w39 [P2] [DS] 10w57 ~ 11w16 [P2] [DS]   21/13 [P1] [US] 22/16 [P1] [US]
Basingstoke 10.51a ~ 10.54d [P2] [DS] 11.30 ~ 11.33 [P2] [DS]   20w52a ~ 21w05d [P1] [US] 21.50 ~ 22.07 [P1] [US]
Worting Jn 10/59 11/38   20/47 [US] 21/44 [US]
Winchester 11/15 [P2] 11/52 [P2]   - -
Shawford Jn 11/19 [DS] 11/54 [DF]   - -
Eastleigh 11/36 [P3] 11/58 [DF]   - -
St Denys 11/42 [P2] 12/02 [P2]   - -
Northam Jn 11/49 [DS] 12/03 [DF]   - -
Andover - -   20/27 [P1] 21/26 [P1]
Laverstock North Jn - -   20/09 21/09
Laverstock South Jn - -   20/06 21/08
Dean - -   19/56 21/00 [P2]
Romsey - -   19/47 [P2] 20/51 [P2]
Redbridge - -   19/39 [P2] 20/42 [P2]
Southampton Central 11/52 [P3] [DS] 12/06 [P3] [DS]   - -
Southampton [Up Goods Loop] - -   19.10 ~ 19.32 [UGL] 20.01 ~ 20.34
Redbridge 12/04 [P2] 12/09 [P2]   19/04 [P1] 19.54 [P1]
Beaulieu Road 12w13 ~ 12w24 [P2] 12.17 ~ 12.30 [P2]   18/57 19/47
Brockenhurst 12/31 [P3] 12/37 [P3]   18/52 [P2] 19/40 [P2]
Bournemouth 12.51a ~ 12.53d [P3] 12.54 ~ 12.56 [P3]   18.29a ~ 18.33d [P2] 19/11 [P2]
Branksome 12/59 [P2] 13/02 [P2]   18/23 [P1] 19/06
Poole 13/04 [P2] 13/09 [P2]   18/16 [P1] 19/00 [P1]
Wareham 13t16a ~ 13t18d [P2] 13.18 ~ 13.21 [P2]   18t03a ~ 18t05d [P1] 18.44 ~ 18.46 [P1]
Worgret Jn 13/23 13/25   17/58 18.39 ~ 18.40
Furzebrook 13/30 13/32   17/51 18/33
Norden Gates 13*36 ~ 13*42 13.33 ~ 13.41   17/47 18/26
Corfe Castle 13.44a ~ 13.48d [DM] 13.48 ~ 13.51 [DM]   17.40 ~ 17.43 [UM] 18.20 ~ 18.22 [UM]
Harmans Cross SB 13*55 ~ 14*12 13.59 ~ 14.11   - -
Harmans Cross 14/12 [DM] 14/13 [DM]   17/35 [UM] 18/14 [DM]
Swanage 14.21a [P2] 14.23 [P2]   17.25d [P2] 18.03 [P2]


Associated E.C.S. Workings

5Z94 : (33207 with 46115 on rear) : Southall to London Victoria

Location Booked
Southall Depot 06.05d
Southall Yard 06.15 ~ 06.30
Southall East Jn 06/31
West Ealing 06/35
Acton West 06/41
Acton Main Line 06/44
Acton Wells Jn 06/47
Willesden SW Sidings 06.50 ~ 07.19
Mitre Bridge Jn 07/23
North Pole Jn 07/26
Kensington Olympia 07.32 ~ 07.37
Latchmere Jn 07/43
Longhedge Jn 07/46
Stewarts Lane Jn 07/49
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 08/01
London Victoria 08.05a [P2]

5Z96 : (33207 with 46115 on rear) : London Victoria to Southall (cancelled)

Location Booked
London Victoria 23.28d [P2]
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 23/32
Stewarts Lane Jn 23/36
Longhedge Jn 23/40
Latchmere Jn 23/51
Kensington Olympia 23.57 ~ 23.59
North Pole Jn 00/02
Mitre Bridge Jn 00/04
Willesden SW Sdgs 00.08 ~ 00.10
Acton Wells Jn 00/13
Acton Main Line 00/16
Acton West 00/20
West Ealing ?
Southall East Jn 00/28
Southall Yard 00.30 ~ 00.40
Southall Depot 00.50a

5Z96 : (46115 with 33207 on rear) : Staines to Southall

Location Revised
Staines 23.19d [P1]
Feltham 23/26
Feltham Jn 23/27
Whitton Jn 23/29
Twickenham 23/33
Richmond 23/36
Barnes 23/41
Clapham Junction 23/47
Latchmere Jn 23/51
Kensington Olympia 23.57 ~ 23.59
North Pole Jn 00/02
Mitre Bridge Jn 00/04
Willesden SW Sdgs 00.08 ~ 00.10
Acton Wells Jn 00/13
Acton Main Line 00/16
Acton West 00/20
West Ealing ?
Southall East Jn 00/28
Southall Yard 00.30 ~ 00.40
Southall Depot 00.50a


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