11th November 1962

Home Counties Railway Club
Eastleigh Special

Locos Used 120, 30062, 30072, 30926 'Repton' & 76011

Route :

Loco(s) Route
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

Notes :
(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

Photo Review


30072+30062 at Eastleigh (photo: The Chris Heaven collection)

From The John Debens Ticket Collection.
 


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Ron Walker)

Miles Location Booked Actual
0 Waterloo 09.15d 09.17
4 Clapham Junction 09/22 ?
12 Surbiton 09/30 ?
14 Esher 09/35 ?
19 Weybridge 09/39 ?
24 Woking 09/44 ?
33 Farnborough 10/00 ?
10 Winchfield 10/06 ?
48 Basingstoke 10/14 ?
66 Winchester City 10/34 ?
73 Eastleigh 10L43 ~ 10L50 10.46 ~ ??.??
74 Eastleigh Works 10.55a ~ 12.50d ?
73 Eastleigh 12.55 ~ 13.10 ?
79 Southampton 13/24 ?
80 Milbrook Dock Entrance 13/25 ?
? Southampton Old Docks 13/50 ?
?
0.00
Ocean Terminal 13.55a ~ 15.50d ?
? Southampton Old Docks 15/55 ?
? Southampton Dock Gates 16/00 ?
5
0
Eastleigh 16L12 ~ 16L20 ?
9 Fareham 16/40 ?
14 Cosham 16/48 ?
24 Havant 16c55 ~ 16c57 ?
35 Petersfield 17/20 ?
40 Liss 17/25 ?
48 Haslemere 17/35 ?
61 Guildford 17w54 ~ 17w58 ?
66 Woking 18/08 ?
78.15 Hampton Court Jn 18/19 ?
87 Clapham Junction 18/30 ?
91 Waterloo 18.37a 19.03


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