16th July 2016

UK Railtours
The Herd of Wildebeeste

Locos Used 73107 'Tracy', 73128 'O.V.S. Bulleid C.B.E.', 73962 'Dick Mabbutt' & 73963 'Janice'
Stock Used 4959+4998+4946+1691+3097+3123+3149+3147+1651+3121+3098+21272

Route :
1Z73 : London Waterloo to Paignton
1Z74 : Paignton to London Waterloo

Loco(s) Route
73962 + 73963 (1) Basingstoke - Worting Jn - Andover - Tunnel Jn - Salisbury
73962 + 73963 (2) Salisbury - Gillingham - Templecombe - Sherborne - Yeovil Junction - Axminster - Honiton - Exeter Central - Exeter St Davids - Exeter Riverside Yard
73128 + 73107 (3) Exeter Riverside Yard - Exeter St Davids - Dawlish - Teignmouth - Newton Abbot - M.P.218 (5)
73963 + 73962 (4) M.P.218 - Torquay - Paignton
73962 + 73963 (2) Paignton - Torquay - Newton Abbot - Teignmouth - Dawlish - Exeter St Davids - Tiverton Parkway - Taunton - Cogload Jn - Castle Cary - Blatchbridge Jn - Clink Road Jn - Fairwood Jn - Westbury - Bedwyn - Newbury - Southcote Jn - Reading - Wokingham - Ascot - Virginia Water - Staines - Feltham - Hounslow - Brentford - Barnes - Clapham Junction - London Waterloo

Notes : 
(1) 73963 dead in train, with 73107+73128 on rear.
(2) 73107+73128 on rear.
(3) 73963+73962 on rear.
(4) 73963+73962 propelling, with failed 73128+73107 on front of train.
(5) John Clifford comments: There was a problem with one of the locos at Eastleigh Depot so the E.C.S. left there late. To save time, it was decided to start the train from Basingstoke. Passengers went to Basingstoke by the 08.05 Waterloo - Weymouth (units 444023+444011). After leaving Basingstoke, it was apparent that there was still a problem since progress was slow. It transpired that 73963 had stopped working, but this was rectified at Salisbury. We made up some time by getting a non-stop run to Exeter Central. After Exeter the two original 'EDs' took the train on to Paignton but 73128 shut down on the Paignton branch so the train was travelling at little more than walking pace and finally the other loco expired as well. The rear locos were started up to get the train to Paignton. The return working ran roughly to time. However, the E.C.S. arrived back from Goodrington Sidings which meant a late start.

Source : John Clifford, Nick Bartlett & David Lodwick (all on the tour throughout)

Photo Review


73128+73107 arrive at Basingstoke with the delayed 5Z72 (photo: Nick Bartlett)


D7535+5542 after arriving at Paignton Queens Park (photo: Nick Bartlett)


73962+73963 at Paignton with the return leg of the tour (photo: Nick Bartlett)


73962+73963 at Westbury on 1Z74 (photo: Guy Vincent)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford, Nick Bartlett & David Lodwick)

M.C Location Booked Actual
0.00 London Waterloo 08.00d [P19] [WFL] CANC
? Nine Elms Jn 08/06 [WL] CANC
2.50 Queenstown Road 08/07 [P3] [WL-DMF] CANC
3.74 Clapham Junction 08/10 [P9] [DF] CANC
7.19 Wimbledon 08/15 [P7] [DF] CANC
9.62 New Malden 08/17 [P3] [DF] CANC
12.03 Surbiton 08/19 [DF-DS] [P3] CANC
13.27 Hampton Court Jn 08/21 [DS] CANC
19.12 Weybridge 08/31 [P3] [DS-DF] CANC
24.27 Woking 08/38 [P4] [DF] CANC
24.62 Woking Jn 08/39 [DF-DS] CANC
? Pirbright Jn 08/44 [DS] CANC
33.17 Farnborough Main 08/49 [P2] [DS] CANC
36.38 Fleet 08/52 [P2] [DS] CANC
47.61 Basingstoke 09.13a ~ 09.17d [P1] [DS] 09.35 [P2] [DF]
50.21 Worting Jn 09/23 09/42
66.19 Andover 09/36 [P2] 10/00 [P2]
82.36 Tunnel Jn 09/52 10/19
83.43 Salisbury 09C55a ~ 10C08d [P3] 10.22 ~ 10.38 [P4]
? Wilton Jn 10/12 10/43
86.25 Wilton South 10/14 10/44
95.74 Tisbury Loop 10/24 10/54 [ML]
105.23 Gillingham 10/34 [P2] 11/05 [P2]
112.02 Templecombe 10/41 [DM] 11/15 [DM]
118.04 Sherborne 10/46 [P2] 11/22 [P2]
122.48 Yeovil Junction 10/52 [P2] 11/29 [P2]
131.33 Crewkerne 11/00 11/39
139.32 Chard Junction 11*09 ~ 11*14 11/47 [ML]
143.21 Axminster East Jn 11/19 [DM]  11/51 [DM]
144.41 Axminster 11/21 [P1] 11/52 [P1]
146.11 Axminster West Jn 11/23 11/54
154.60 Honiton 11*32 ~ 11*54 [P1] 12/05 [P1]
168.40 Pinhoe 12/07 12/17 [P2]
170.21 Exmouth Jn 12/09 12/22
171.30 Exeter Central 12/11 [P2] 12.26 ~ 12.27 [P2]
172.12 Exeter St Davids 12.15a ~ 12.17d [P3] 12.30 ~ 12.35 [P1]
172.57 Exeter Riverside Yard 12.21 ~ 12.32 [DGR] 12.40 ~ 12.50 [UGR]
? Exeter Sig.E256 - 12.52 ~ 12.55
173.22 Exeter St Davids 12.36a ~ 12.39d [P4] 12.58 ~ 13.00 [P4]
183.64 Dawlish Warren 12*51 ~ 12*58 [P1] 13/17 [P1]
185.37 Dawlish 13/01 [P1] 13/21 [P1]
188.28 Teignmouth 13/04 [P1] 13/25 [P1]
193.36 Newton Abbot 13/10 [P2] 13/32 [P2]
? Newton Abbot West Jn 13/11 13/33
? M.P. 218 - 14.01 ~ 14.05
? Torquay 13/22 14/11
201.42 Paignton 13.27a [P1] ~ 16.24d [P2] 14.21 [P1] ~ 16.29 [P2]
? Torquay 16/28 16/34
? Newton Abbot West Jn 16/38 16/46
209.48 Newton Abbot 16*40 ~ 16*49 [P1] 16.47 ~ 16.52 [P1]
214.56 Teignmouth 16/55 [P2] 17/00 [P2]
217.47 Dawlish 16/58 [P2] 17/03 [P2]
219.20 Dawlish Warren 17/00 17/05 [UT]
229.62 Exeter St Davids 17/16 [P5] 17/17 [P5]
231.02 Cowley Bridge Jn 17/18 17/18
244.44 Tiverton Loop 17/31 17/31 [UM]
246.28 Tiverton Parkway 17/33 [P2] 17/33 [P2]
? Whiteball 17/36 17/36
258.46 Norton Fitzwarren 17/43 17/42
260.42 Taunton 17/45 [P4] 17/44 [P4]
265.45 Cogload Jn 17/49 17/48
? Athelney LC 17/53 17/52
276.55 Somerton GF 18/01 18/00
288.05 Castle Cary 18/11 [P1] 18/09 [P1]
296.64 East Somerset Jn 18/18 18/17
300.74 Blatchbridge Jn 18/22 18/20
302.76 Clink Road Jn 18/24 18/22
306.18 Fairwood Jn 18/28 18/26
? Sig.W105 - 18.28 ~ 18.33
307.52 Westbury 18.36a ~ 18.50d [P3] 18.38 ~ 18.49 [P1]
308.54 Heywood Road Jn 18/53 18/52
315.13 Lavington 18/58 19/00
324.26 Woodborough 19/06 19/07
336.70 Bedwyn 19/16 [P2] 19/19 [P2]
350.13 Newbury 19/27 19/30 [UM]
? Theale 19/39 19/45
365.37 Southcote Jn 19/43 19/49
366.62 Oxford Road Jn 19/45 [DFR] 19/51 [UFR]
367.21 Reading 19.48a ~ 19.52d [P15] 19.54 ~ 19.59 [P15]
? Reading Southern Jn 19/55 20/01
368.13 Reading Spur Jn 19/56 20/02
370.08 Earley 19/59 20/05
374.01 Wokingham 20/04 [P1] 20/11 [P1]
381.53 Ascot 20/15 [P1] 20/22 [P1]
387.37 Virginia Water 20/28 [P1] 20/28 [P1]
? Sig.F258 - 20.36 ~ 20.40
391.50 Staines 20/41 [P1] 20/43 [P1]
? Feltham 20/49 [P1] 20/49 [P1]
397.17 Feltham Jn 20/51 20/51
398.15 Hounslow 20/53 [P1] 20/53 [P1]
401.03 Brentford 20/57 [P1] 20/57 [P1]
404.48 Barnes 21/07 [P2] [UF] 21/06 [P2] [UF]
407.61 Clapham Junction 21/12 [P4] [WFL] 21/12 [P4] [WFL]
408.38 West London Jn 21/14 [WL] 21/13 [WL]
? Nine Elms Jn 21/16 [WL] 21/15 [WL]
411.55 London Waterloo 21.23a [P19] 21.25 [P19]


Associated Workings on the Paignton & Dartmouth Railway

With D7535 'Mercury' and G.W.R. steam locos 5542 & 7820 'Dinmore Manor' in use.

Loco D7535 7820
Location Booked Booked
Paignton Queens Park 14.15d 15.00d
Goodrington 14.20d 15.05d
Churston 14.30d 15.15d
Greenway 14.35d 15.20d
Kingswear 14.45a 15.30a

 

Loco(s) 7820 D7535+5542
Location Booked Booked
Kingswear 15.00d 15.45d
Greenway 15.10d 15.55d
Churston 15.15d 16.00d
Goodrington 15.25d 16.10d
Paignton Queens Park 15.30a 16.15a

Notes : 
(1) The 14.15 departure from Paignton Queens Park was held for the late running rail tour passengers.
 (2) Off tour option: visit to 'Kingsbeer' beer festival at Kingswear station.


Associated E.C.S. Workings

5Z72 : (73128+73107 with 73963+73962 on rear) : Eastleigh T&RSMD to London Waterloo 
(terminated at Basingstoke, then shunted from Platform 4 to platform 2)

Location Booked Actual
Eastleigh T&RSMD 05.32d ?
Eastleigh 05/43 ?
Shawford 05/47 ?
Winchester 05/51 ?
Worting Jn 06/07 ?
Basingstoke 06/09 09.08 ~ 09.13 [P4] ~ 09.32 [P2]
Fleet 06/19 CANC
Farnborough Main 06/22 CANC
Pirbright Jn  06/26 CANC
Woking Jn 06/33 CANC
Woking 06/36 CANC
Byfleet & New Haw 06/43 CANC
Weybridge 06/46 CANC
Hampton Court Jn 07/02 CANC
Surbiton 07/03 CANC
New Malden 07/05 CANC
Wimbledon 07/08 CANC
Clapham Junction 07/14 CANC
Queenstown Road 07/19 CANC
Nine Elms Jn 07/21 CANC
London Waterloo 07.25a [P19] CANC

5Z73 : (73128+73107 with 73963+73962 on rear) : Paignton to Goodrington Sidings
5Z74 : (73962+73963 with 73107+73128 on rear) : Goodrington Sidings to Paignton

Location Booked (out)   Booked (rtn) Actual
Paignton 13.33d [P1]   16.20a [P2] 16.25 [P2]
Goodrington Sidings 13.38a   16.15d ?

5Z75 : (73128+73107 with 73963+73962 on rear) : London Waterloo to Eastleigh T&RSMD

Location Booked
London Waterloo 21.42d [P19]
Nine Elms Jn 21/48
Queenstown Road 21/50
Clapham Junction 21/52
Barnes 22/00
Brentford 22/11
Hounslow 22/21
Feltham Jn 22/23
Feltham 22/25
Staines 22/29
Virginia Water 22/37
Addlestone Jn 22/44
Byfleet & New Haw 22/46
Woking 22/53
Woking Jn 22/54
Pirbright Jn 23/02
Farnborough Main 23/11
Basingstoke 23/26
Worting Jn 23/31
Winchester 23/45
Shawford Jn 23/48
Eastleigh 23/52
Eastleigh South Jn 23/54
Eastleigh T&RSMD 00.05a


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