10th August 2016

Railway Touring Company
The Dorset Coast Express

Locos Used 33207 'Jim Martin' & steam: 45699 'Galatea'
Stock Used 80217+99128+99712+99122+99121+99350+5237+1860+5032+99304

Route : 
1Z67 : London Victoria to Weymouth
1Z69 : Weymouth to London Waterloo

Loco(s) Route
45699 (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 - St Denys - Southampton Central - Redbridge - Brockenhurst - Bournemouth - Poole - Wareham - Dorchester South - Weymouth
33207 (2) Weymouth - (reverse of outward route) - Southampton Central
45699 (1) Southampton Central - Redbridge - Romsey - Dean - Laverstock South Jn - Laverstock North Jn - Andover - Worting Jn - Basingstoke - Farnborough Main - Woking - Byfleet & New Haw - Surbiton - Wimbledon - Clapham Junction - London Waterloo

Notes: 
(1) 33207 on rear.
(2) 45699 on rear.
(3) John Clifford comments: Due to a shortage of main line steam locomotives 45699 was brought up from Carnforth to work this and other tours around this time. On the day we were delayed on the outward journey on the Hounslow Loop as we were following the late running 0840 Waterloo - Waterloo via Brentford and Twickenham. This meant that we arrived late at the Winchfield water stop thus delaying the 09.43 Waterloo - Basingstoke which was held behind us. Despite leaving Basingstoke 17 minutes late we were almost on time at Southampton Central, due to some recovery time in the schedule. On the return the schedule seemed to be tight in parts but, nevertheless, we were only slightly late arriving back at Waterloo. 

Source : John Clifford (on the tour throughout)

Photo Review


The tour, approaching Worting Jn on the outward leg (photo: Mark V. Pike)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
London Victoria 08.42d [P2] [FL] 08.44 [P2] [FL]   - -
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 08/46 08/48   - -
Stewarts Lane Jn 08/53 [RVL] 08.49 ~ 08.51 [RVL]   - -
Longhedge Jn 08/57 08/56   - -
Sig.W135 - 08.57 ~ 09.02   - -
London Waterloo - -   21.18a [P11] 21.19 [P11]
Clapham Junction 09/01 [P5] [DF] 09/05 [P5] [DF]   21/09 [P8] [UMF] 21/11 [P8] [UMF]
Barnes 09/08 [P3] 09/15 [P3]   - -
Brentford 09/15 [P2] 09/26 [P2]   - -
Hounslow 09/21 [P2] 09/35 [P2]   - -
Feltham Jn 09/23 09/37   - -
Feltham 09/24 [P2] 09/39 [P2]   - -
Staines 09.33a ~ 09.35d [P2] 09.47 ~ 09.50 [P2]   - -
Virginia Water 09/45 [P4] 09/59 [P4]   - -
Addlestone Jn 09/53 10/10   - -
Wimbledon - -   21/03 [P6] [UF] 21/07 [P6] [UF]
New Malden - -   21/00 [P2] [UF] 21/04 [P2] [UF]
Surbiton - -   20/58 [P2] [UF] 21/01 [P2] [UF]
Hampton Court Jn - -   20/57 [UF] 21/00 [UF]
Weybridge - -   20/50 [UF] ?
Byfleet & New Haw 09/56 [DS] 10/12 [DS]   20/49 [UF] ?
Woking 10.04a ~ 10.06d [P5] [DS] 10.21 ~ 10.23 [P5] [DS]   20.42a ~ 20.44d [P1] [UF] 20.33 ~ 20.43 [P1] [UF]
Woking Jn 10/08 [DS] 10/25 [DS]   20/39 [US] 20/32 [US]
Pirbright Jn 10/14 [DS] 10/31 [DS]   20/32 [US] 20/26 [US]
Farnborough (Main) 10/19 [P2] [DS] 10/35 [P2] [DS]   20/27 [P1] [US] 20/23 [P1] [US]
Fleet 10/23 [P2] [DS] 10/37 [P2] [DS]   20/23 [P1] [US] 20/20 [P1] [US]
Winchfield 10w28a ~ 10w39d [P2] [DS] 10.42 ~ 10.54 [P2] [DS]   20.15 ~ 2017 [P1] [US] 20/18 [P1] [US]
Basingstoke 10.51a ~ 10.53d [P2] [DF] 11.08 ~ 11.10 [P2] [DF]   19w52a ~ 20w04d [P4] [US] 19.55 ~ 20.09 [P4] [US]
Worting Jn 10/59 [DF] 11/14   19/47 [US] 19/50 [US]
Winchester 11/15 [P2] 11/30 [P2]   - -
Shawford Jn 11/19 [DS] 11/32 [DS]   - -
Eastleigh 11/36 [P2] 11.40 ~ 11.41 [P2]   - -
St Denys 11/42 [P2] 11/50   - -
Northam Jn 11/49 [DS] 11/52   - -
Andover - -   19/26 [P1] 19/34 [P1]
Laverstock North Jn - -   19/08 19/19
Laverstock South Jn - -   19/04 19/18
Dean - -   18/54 [P2] 19/07 [P2]
Romsey - -   18/45 [P2] 18/55 [P2]
Redbridge - -   18/37 [P2] 18/44 [P2]
Southampton Central 11.53a ~ 11.56d [P3] [DS] 11.55 ~ 11.56 [P3] [DS]   18.26a ~ 18.31d  [US] [P3] [DF] 18.32 ~ 18.36 [US] [P3] [DS]
Redbridge 12/04 [P2] 12/05 [P2]   18/21 [P1] 18/24 [P1]
Beaulieu Road 12w13a ~ 12w24d [P2] 12.14 ~ 12.26 [P2]   18/14 [P1] ?
Brockenhurst 12/31 [P3] 12/33 [P3]   18/09 [P2] 18/10 [P2]
Bournemouth 12.51a ~ 12.53d [P3/4] 12.49 ~ 12.52 [P3]   17.46 ~ 17.50 [P3] 17.35 ~ 17.50 [P3]
Branksome 12/59 [P2] 12/58 [P2]   17/38 [P1] 17/26 [P1]
Poole 13/04 [P2] 13/05 [P2]   17/27 [P1] 17/19 [P1]
Wareham 13/12 [P2] 13/14 [P2]   17/13 [P1] 17/08 [P1]
Wool 13/19 [P2] 13/19 [P2]   17/03 [P1] 17/02 [P1]
Moreton 13/25 [P2] 13/24 [P2]   16/57 [P1] 16/57 [P1]
Dorchester South 13/32 [P1] 13/33 [P2]   16/50 [P1] 16/50 [P1]
Dorchester Jn 13/35 13/33   16/49 16/48
Weymouth 13.45a [P2] 13.44 [P2]   16.35d [P2] 16.35 [P2]


Associated E.C.S. Workings

08/08/16 : 
5V44 : (45699 with 80217) :  Carnforth to Southall

Location Booked
Carnforth Steamtown 11.03d
Carnforth H.S. 11.13 ~ 11.17
Carnforth 11.22 ~ 11.24
Carnforth North Jn 11/27
Carnforth U&DGL 11.30 ~ 11.35
Morecambe South Jn 11/43
Lancaster 11/45
Garstang & Catteral 11/57
Preston 12.11 ~ 12.13
Ribble Jn 12/15
Farington Curve Jn 12/19
Euxton Jn 12/25
Balshaw Lane 12/28
Wigan North Western 12/36
Wigan South Jn 12/37
Springs Branch Jn 12/38
Golborne Jn 12/43
Winwick Jn 12/46
Dallam Jn 12/49
Warrington Bank Quay 12/50
Acton Grange Jn 12/52
Weaver Jn 13/02
Acton Bridge 13/05
Hartford Jn 13.09 ~ 13.12
Winsford 13/19
Crewe Coal Yard 13/28
Crewe 13.31 ~ 13.37 [UDL]
Crewe Sig.CE551 13.38 ~ 13.45
Crewe 13.47 ~ 14.33 [P12]
Basford Hall Jn 14/38
Madeley 14/45
Norton Bridge 14/56
Little Bridgeford Jn 15/00
Stafford 15/05
Trent Valley Jn 15/06
Whitehouse Jn 15/09
Colwich 15/15
Rugeley North Jn 15/21
Lichfield North Jn 15/28
Amington Jn 15/36
Nuneaton 15/54
Trent Valley Jn 16/16
Rugby Sig.RN4184 16.19 ~ 17.18
Rugby 17/20
Hillmorton Jn 17/22
Daventry North Jn 17/26
Long Buckby 17/33
Mill Lane Jn 17/44
Northampton North Jn 17.49 ~ 17.59
Northampton 18.03 ~ 18.13
Hanslope Jn 18/28
Milton Keynes Central 18/37
Bletchley 18/41
Ledburn Jn 18/50
Tring 18/57
Bourne End Jn 19/03
Watford Junction 19/12
Harrow & Wealdstone 19/18
Wembley Central 19/27
Willesden Sig.WM830&934 19.32 ~ 19.34
Sudbury Jn 19/36
Willesden No.7 Jn 19/44
Acton Canal Wharf 19.48 ~ 19.58
Acton Wells Jn 20/01
Acton Main Line 20/04
Acton West 20.08 ~ 20.12
Southall East Jn 20/21
Southall Yard 20.22 ~ 20.27
Southall Depot 20.37a

10/08/16 : 
5Z66 : (33207 with 45699 on rear) :  Southall to London Victoria
5Z71 : (33207 with 45699 on rear) : London Waterloo to Willesden No.7 Jn
5Z71 : (45699 with 33207 on rear) : Willesden No.7 Jn to Southall

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Southall Depot 06.20d 23.10a
Southall Yard 06.30 ~ 06.45 22.51 ~ 23.00
Southall East Jn 06/46 22/50
West Ealing 06/48 ?
Acton West 06/50 22/40
Acton Main Line 06/56 22/37
Acton Wells Jn 07/02 22/34
Willesden SW Sidings 07.05 ~ 07.20 -
Acton Canal Wharf - 22/21
Willesden No.7 Jn - 22.16 ~ 22.20
Willesden West London Jn - 22/13
Mitre Bridge Jn 07/26 22/12
North Pole Jn 07/27 22/11
Kensington Olympia 07.31 ~ 07.35 22.06 ~ 22.07
Latchmere Jn 07/43 21.47 ~ 21.59
Longhedge Jn 07/46 -
Stewarts Lane Jn 07/51 [RVL] -
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 07/57 -
London Victoria 08.05a [P2] -
West London Jn - 21/44
Queenstown Road - 21/43
Nine Elms Jn - 21/41
London Waterloo - 21.35d [P11]

5Z67 : (33207 with 45699 on rear) :  Weymouth to Jersey Sidings
5Z69 : (45699 with 33207 on rear) :  Jersey Sidings to Weymouth

Location Booked (out)   Booked (rtn) Actual
Weymouth 13.51d [P2]   16.26a [P2] 16.27 [P2]
Jersey Sidings 13.55a   16.22d ?


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