2nd September 1962
Southern Counties Touring
South Western Limited
|Locos Used||30024, 30025, 30309, 30770 'Sir Prianius' & 30861 'Lord Anson'|
|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|
(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
From Andrew Fairholm's ticket collection.
30309 caught on camera at Andover (photo: The Jim Porter Collection)
Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Terry Jackson & John Clifford)
|Hampton Court Jn||09/18||09/27|
|Salisbury||10.24a ~ 10.30d||10.42 ~ 10.49|
|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|
|Exmouth||12.42a ~ 13.00d||12.58 ~ 13.26|
|Exeter Central||13L25a ~ 14L30d||13.45 ~ 14.33|
|Salisbury||16L05a ~ 16L13d||16.05 ~ 16.15|
|Fullerton||16p50a ~ 16p55d||17.07 ~ 17.12|
|Southampton Central||17*37a ~ 17*40d||17.51 ~ 17.51|
|Eastleigh||17L52a ~ 18L02d||18.03 ~ 18.12|
|Worting Jn||18/34 TL||18/43|
|Hampton Court Jn||19/08||19/16|
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