11th November 1962
Home Counties Railway
|Locos Used||120, 30062, 30072, 30926 'Repton' & 76011|
|120 + 30926||London Waterloo - Clapham Junction - Surbiton - Weybridge - Woking - Farnborough - Basingstoke - Winchester City - Eastleigh|
|76011||Eastleigh - Eastleigh Works|
|76011||Eastleigh Works - Eastleigh|
|30062 + 30072||Eastleigh - Southampton Central - Milbrook Dock Entrance - Southampton Old Docks - Southampton Ocean Terminal|
|30062 + 30072||Southampton Ocean Terminal - Southampton Old Docks - Southampton Dock Gates - Eastleigh|
|120 + 30926||Eastleigh - Fareham - Cosham - Havant - Petersfield - Haslemere - Guildford - Woking - (reverse of outward route) - London Waterloo|
(1) For Eastleigh Works & Shed tour, plus Southampton Docks & Ocean Terminal. Quoting from the tour itinerary; the HCRC '...committee agreed on 'County of Middlesex' to haul this Special but this type of engine was found to be out of the loading gauge so another class had to be chosen, this turned out to be a 'King Arthur' and 30770 was to be kept from scrap for this train but early this month this engine failed and it was taken out of service', hence the Schools and the T9. Bill Armstrong adds 'I find it somewhat strange that the Club asked for a County having regard to the non-appearance on the Southern of the King and Modified Hall in the 1948 exchanges'.
(2) Subsequent HCRC tour itineraries gave the running date for this tour as 4th November but this has been confirmed by Ron Walker and Bill Armstrong as being in error.
(3) Formed in 1955 and originally known as the 'Middlesex Loco Spotters Club', their name was changed in the late 1950's to the 'Home Counties Railway Club' then in January 1963 it changed again, to the 'Home Counties Railway Society'.
Sources : John Clifford, Ron Walker & John Debens
30072+30062 at Eastleigh (photo: The Chris Heaven collection)
|From The John Debens Ticket Collection.|
Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Ron Walker)
|73½||Eastleigh||10L43 ~ 10L50||10.46 ~ ??.??|
|74||Eastleigh Works||10.55a ~ 12.50d||?|
|73½||Eastleigh||12.55 ~ 13.10||?|
|80¼||Milbrook Dock Entrance||13/25||?|
|?||Southampton Old Docks||13/50||?|
|Ocean Terminal||13.55a ~ 15.50d||?|
|?||Southampton Old Docks||15/55||?|
|?||Southampton Dock Gates||16/00||?|
|Eastleigh||16L12 ~ 16L20||?|
|24||Havant||16c55 ~ 16c57||?|
|61||Guildford||17w54 ~ 17w58||?|
|78.15||Hampton Court Jn||18/19||?|
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