7th March 1959

Branch Line Society
Portsmouth Area Rail Tour

Loco Used 30111
Stock Used push-pull set no.6 (6496+1103) (1)

Route :

Loco Route
30111 Portsmouth Harbour - Havant - Fishbourne Crossing (2)
30111 Fishbourne Crossing - Lavant
30111 Lavant - Fishbourne Crossing - Chichester
30111 Chichester - Havant - Fareham - (via Fareham No. 1/2 tunnels) - Botley - Bishops Waltham
30111 Bishops Waltham - Botley - Knowle Jn - (via Fareham No. 1/2 tunnels) - Fareham
30111 Fareham - (via Fareham No. 1/2 tunnels) - Knowle Jn - Wickham - Droxford
30111 Droxford - Wickham - Knowle Jn - (via Fareham No. 1/2 tunnels) - Fareham - Fort Brockhurst - Gosport
30111 Gosport - Fort Brockhurst - Fareham
30111 Fareham - Cosham - Fratton - Portsmouth & Southsea Harbour (LL)

Notes :
(1) 6496 was a driving compartment/BCL ex LSWR, and 1103 was a second compartment, ex SE&CR.
(2) Some sources report this reversal being at Chichester but David Pearson confirms the reversal took place at Fishbourne Crossing.

Sources : John Clifford (from contemporary sources) & David Pearson

Photo Review


From the collection of David Pearson


30111 at Bishops Waltham (photo: David Pearson)


Timings (Booked Only)
(from David Pearson)

Location Booked
Portsmouth Harbour 12.33d
Portsmouth & Southsea (HL) 12/36
Portcreek Jn 12/42
Havant 12/47
Fishbourne Crossing 13.03a ~ 13.07d
Lavant 13.17a ~ 13.27d
Fishbourne Crossing 13/37
Chichester (Down Bay) 13w40a ~ 13w45d
Havant 14/00
Farlington Jn 14/05
Cosham Jn 14/07
Cosham 14/09
Fareham 14w19a ~ 14w22d
Knowle Jn 14/27
Botley 14.32a ~ 14.37d
Bishops Waltham 14.52a ~ 15.02d
Botley 15.17a ~ 15.18d
Knowle Jn 15/23
Fareham 15w28a ~ 15w31d
Knowle Jn 15/36
Wickham 15.42a ~ 15.50d
Droxford 16.06a ~ 16.15d
Wickham 16.31a ~ 16.32d
Knowle Jn 16/37
Fareham 16w42a ~ 16w45d
Fort Brockenhurst 16.55a ~ 17.00d
Gosport 17.20a ~ 17.30d
Fareham 17.55a ~ 18.06d
Cosham 18/15
Portcreek Jn 18/19
Fratton 18/24
Portsmouth & Southsea (LL) 18.27a


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