18th November 2017

UK Railtours
The Wessex Express

Locos Used 67005 'Queen's Messenger' & steam: 35028 'Clan Line'
Stock Used 17096+4959+4946+4927+1832+3149+3147+3121+1651+3119+3098+21272+6310

Route : 
1Z80 : London Victoria to Grateley
1Z81 : Grateley to London Victoria

Loco(s) Route
35028 (1) London Victoria - Grosvenor Bridge Jn - Stewarts Lane Jn - Longhedge Jn - Clapham Junction - Barnes - Richmond - Twickenham - Feltham - Staines - Virginia Water - Addlestone Jn - Byfleet & New Haw - Woking - Farnborough Main - Basingstoke - Worting Jn - Andover - Grateley - Laverstock North Jn - Laverstock South Jn - Dean - Romsey - Redbridge - Southampton Central - St Denys - Eastleigh - Winchester - Worting Jn - Basingstoke - (reverse of outward route) - London Victoria

Notes : 
(1) Banked by 67005 from London Victoria to Grosvenor Bridge.

Sources : David Lodwick & Nick Bartlett (both on the tour)

Photo Review


35028 at London Victoria with the start of the tour (photo: Nick Bartlett)


67005 waits to bank the tour to Grosvenor Bridge (photo: Nick Bartlett)


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

Location Booked Actual
London Victoria 10.12d [P2] [FL] 10.12 [P2]
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 10/16 10/15
Stewarts Lane Jn 10/20 [RVL] 10/17 [RVL]
Longhedge Jn 10/24 10/19
Longhedge Sig.W135 - 10.20 ~ 10.25
Clapham Junction 10.29a ~ 10.33d [P5] [DWF] 10.29 ~ 10.33 [P5] [DWF]
Barnes 10/39 [P3] 10/39 [P3]
Richmond 10/44 [P1] 10/48 [P1]
Twickenham 10/49 [P5] 10/53 [P5]
Whitton Jn 10/53 10/59
Feltham Jn 10/54 11/00
Feltham 10/56 [P2] 11/02 [P2]
Staines 11/03 [P2] 11/08 [P2]
Virginia Water 11/13 [P4] 11/16 [P4]
Chertsey 11/17 [P1] 11/22 [P1]
Addlestone Jn 11/21 11/27
Byfleet & New Haw 11/26 [P2] [DS] 11/28 [P2] [DS]
Woking 11.35a ~ 11.38d [P5] [DS] 11.35 ~ 11.39 [P5] [DS]
Woking Jn 11/40 [DS] 11/40 [DS]
Pirbright Jn 11/51 [DS] 11/50 [DS]
Farnborough (Main) 11/55 [P2] [DS] 11/56 [P2] [DS]
Basingstoke 12/13 [P1] [DS] 12/17 [P1] [DS]
Worting Jn 12/17 12/22
Andover 12/35 [P2] 12/39 [P2]
Grateley 12w41a ~ 12w56d [P2] 12.45 ~ 12.59 [P2]
Laverstock North Jn 13/08 13/13
Laverstock South Jn 13/10 13/14
Dean 13/22 [P1] 13/24 [P1]
Romsey 13/35 [P1] 13/31 [P1]
Redbridge 13/43 [P1] 13/40 [P1]
Southampton Sig.E746 - 13.46 ~ 13.48 [UF]
Southampton Central 13/49 [UF] [P1] 13/50 [UF] [P1]
Northam Jn 13/52 [UF] 13/53 [UF]
St Denys 13/54 [P1] 13/55 [P1]
Southampton Airport Parkway 13/57 [P1] [UF] 13/58 [P1] [UF]
Eastleigh 13/59 [UF] 14/01 [UF]
Shawford 14/06 [P1] 14/09 [P1]
Winchester 14/11 [P1] 14/14 [P1]
Wallers Ash Loop 14/18 14/21 [UM]
Worting Jn 14/28 [US] 14/33 [US]
Basingstoke 14w34a ~ 15w05d [P4] [UF] 14.37 ~ 15.06 [P4] [US]
Farnborough (Main) 15/21 [UF] 15/20 [P1] [US]
Pirbright Jn 15/25 15/25 [US]
Woking Jn 15/31 [US] 15/31 [US]
Woking 15.35a ~ 15.40d [P1] [US] 15.33 ~ 15.36 [P1] [US]
Byfleet & New Haw 15/48 [P1] 15/44 [P1]
Addlestone Jn 15/51 15/46
Chertsey 15/55 [P2] 15/50 [P2]
Virginia Water 16/04 [P3] 15.59 ~ 16.03 [P3]
Staines 16/14 [P1] 16/14 [P1]
Feltham 16/21 [P1] 16/21 [P1]
Feltham Jn 16/23 16/25
Whitton Jn 16/24 16/28
Twickenham Jn 16/28 16/31
Twickenham 16/28 [P4] [UF] 16/31 [P4] [UF]
St Margarets 16/29 [P2] 16/32
Richmond 16/31 [P2] 16/36 [P2]
Barnes 16/35 [P2] [UWF] 16/42 [P2] [UWF]
Clapham Junction 16.43a ~ 16.47d [P4] 16.48 ~ 16.51 [P4]
Longhedge Jn 16/52 16/55
Stewarts Lane Jn 16/58 [RVL] 16/57 [RVL]
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 17/03 [SL] 16/59
London Victoria 17.07a [P2] 17.03 [P2]


Associated E.C.S. & Light Engine Moves

5Z80 : (67005) : Eastleigh Arlington to Battersea Loop
5Z80 : (35028 with 67005 on rear) : Battersea Loop to Stewarts Lane Jn
5Z80 : (67005 with 35028 on rear) : Stewarts Lane Jn to London Victoria
5Z86 : (67005 with 35028 on rear) : London Victoria to Stewarts Lane Jn
5Z86 : (35028 with 67005 on rear) : Stewarts Lane Jn to Battersea Loop
5Z86 : (67005) : Battersea Loop to Eastleigh Arlington

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Eastleigh Arlington 05.50d 21.01a
Eastleigh 05/56 20/52
Winchester 06/14 20/43
Worting Jn 06/33 20*19 ~ 20*25
Basingstoke 06/35 20/14
Farnborough Main 06/50 19/59
Woking Jn 07/04 19/52
Woking 07/05 19/51
Byfleet & New Haw 07/14 19/47
Addlestone Jn 07/18 19/39
Virginia Water 07/28 19/29
Staines 07/42 19/18
Feltham 07/49 19/12
Feltham Jn 07/50 19/10
Twickenham 08/02 19/07
Richmond 08/06 19/01
Barnes 08/16 18/54
Clapham Junction 08/24 18/46
Longhedge Jn 08/27 18/43
Stewarts Lane Jn 08/30 18/40
Battersea Loop 08L33 ~ 09L27 17L54 ~ 18L37
Stewarts Lane Jn 09.33 ~ 09.36 17.47 ~ 17.50
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 09/41 17/37
London Victoria 09.45a [P2] 17.32d [P2]

5Z85 : (35028 with 17096) : Stewarts Lane T&RSMD to Battersea Loop
5Z87 : (35028 with 17096) : Battersea Loop to Stewarts Lane T&RSMD

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Stewarts Lane T&RSMD 08.55d 19.20a
Stewarts Lane Jn 09/08 19/12
Battersea Loop 09.11a 19.07d

0Z87 : (35028) : Battersea Loop - Factory Jn - Longhedge Jn - Battersea Loop 
(Loco turning trip)

Location Booked
Battersea Loop 18.04d
Stewarts Lane Jn 18/07
Factory Jn 18.08 ~ 18.11
Longhedge Jn 18.13 ~ 18.27
Stewarts Lane Jn 18/29
Battersea Loop 18.32a


Back to "The Railtour Files"