5th & 6th June 1933

Newcastle Chronicle
Newcastle Chronicle Excursion

Loco(s) Used at least: 5904 'Kelham Hall'

Route :

Date(s) Loco(s) Route
05/06 ???? Newcastle - ?Banbury?
05/06 5904? ?Banbury? - Southampton Docks
05/06 5904 Southampton Docks - Bournemouth Central
05/06-06/06 5904? 22.30d Bournemouth Central - ?Banbury?
06/06 ???? ?Banbury? - Newcastle

Notes :
(1) Route & loco confirmation required. Organised for members of the 'Evening Chronicle' and 'North Mail'. The party, numbering well over 200, left Newcastle just after midnight and arrived at Southampton Docks shortly before 10am where a guided tour of the White Star Line ocean liner 'Majestic' was undertaken. Lunch was taken at the South Western Hotel after which the train went on to Bournemouth where passengers had 8 hours to explore before the train departed back to Newcastle.

Source : Nige Paine (from contemporary sources)

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