2nd September 1962

Southern Counties Touring Society
South Western Limited

Locos Used 30024, 30025, 30309, 30770 'Sir Prianius' & 30861 'Lord Anson'

Route :

Loco(s) Route
30861 London Waterloo - Clapham Junction - Earlsfield - Wimbledon - Surbiton - Woking - Basingstoke - Andover Jn - Salisbury - Gillingham - Yeovil Junction - Axminster - Sidmouth Junction
30024 + 30025 Sidmouth Junction - Tipton St. Johns - Budleigh Salterton - Exmouth
30024 + 30025 Exmouth - Topsham - Exeter Central
30861 Exeter Central - Sidmouth Jn - Axminster - Yeovil Junction - Gillingham - Salisbury
30309 Salisbury - Andover Jn - Fullerton - Romsey - Redbridge - Southampton Central - Eastleigh
30770 Eastleigh - Winchester City - Basingstoke - (reverse of outward route) - London Waterloo

Notes :
(1) Pre-tour advertising suggested 30850 'Lord Nelson' was to have been the loco used from London to Sidmouth Junction (though it also said that in the event of withdrawal prior to the tour another class member would substitute). The last leg from Eastleigh was advertised to have been hauled by 30451.
(2) John Clifford comments : The tour was run to commemorate the passing of the "Lord Nelson's" &, as far as I can tell, the last time one was used on a rail tour. Likewise I believe this was the last tour to use a "King Arthur" until 30850 & 30777 appeared after preservation. The tour used two "M7's" to Exmouth & a "700" (or "Black Motor" as they were also called) from Salisbury to Eastleigh.

Sources : John Clifford (on the train throughout) & Gary Thornton

Photo Review


30861 at speed just west of Hurstbourne on the West of England main line
(photo: Lionel Colby)


30309 caught on camera at Andover (photo: The Jim Porter Collection)


From Andrew Fairholm's ticket collection.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Terry Jackson & John Clifford)

Location Booked Actual
Waterloo 09.00d TL 09.01
Clapham Junction 09/07 09/08
Hampton Court Jn 09/18 09/27
Woking 09/30 09/40
Worting Jn 09/54 10/04
Salisbury 10.24a ~ 10.30d 10.42 ~ 10.49
Yeovil Junction 11/12 11/30
Sidmouth Junction 11L54a ~ 12L03d 12.13 ~ 12.19
Ottery St Mary 12/08 12/25
Tipton St Johns 12/12 12/29
Budleigh Salterton 12p24a ~ 12p30d 12.38 ~ 12.46
Littleham 12/37 12/54
Exmouth 12.42a ~ 13.00d 12.58 ~ 13.26
Lympstone 13/05 13/30
Topsham 13/12 13/35
Exmouth Jn 13/22 13/42
Exeter Central 13L25a ~ 14L30d 13.45 ~ 14.33
Sidmouth Junction 14/47 14/47
Yeovil Junction 15/25 15/25
Salisbury 16L05a ~ 16L13d 16.05 ~ 16.15
Andover Jn 16/40 16/54
Fullerton 16p50a ~ 16p55d 17.07 ~ 17.12
Kimbridge Jn 17/15 17/30
Romsey 17/20 17/35
Redbridge 17/32 17/43
Southampton Central 17*37a ~ 17*40d 17.51 ~ 17.51
Eastleigh 17L52a ~ 18L02d 18.03 ~ 18.12
Winchester Jn 18/16 18/26
Worting Jn 18/34 TL 18/43
Woking 18/57 19/07
Hampton Court Jn 19/08 19/16
Clapham Junction 19/19 19/26
Waterloo 19.26a 19.33


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