23rd March 1963

Railway Enthusiasts Club
The Rambling Rose

Loco Used 30108
Stock used push-pull set no. 608 (S6689S+S1330S) + S1343S

Route :

Loco Route
30108 Farnborough - Basingstoke - Thorneycrofts Siding (end of former Alton line)
30108 Thorneycrofts Siding (end of former Alton line) - Basingstoke
30108 Basingstoke - Andover Jn - Grateley - Bulford Camp
30108 Bulford Camp - Grateley
30108 Grateley - Salisbury - Salisbury "C" Box
30108 Salisbury "C" Box - Fisherton Goods (former Salisbury GWR station)
30108 Fisherton Goods (former Salisbury GWR station) - Salisbury "C" Box
30108 Salisbury "C" Box - Salisbury - Dean - Romsey - Redbridge - Southampton Central - Eastleigh - Shawford Jn (1) - Winchester City - Basingstoke (Reading line)
30108 Basingstoke (Reading line) - Basingstoke sidings (site of former Basingstoke GWR station)
30108 Basingstoke sidings (site of former Basingstoke GWR station) - Southcote Jn
30108 Southcote Jn - Reading Central
30108 Reading Central - Reading General - Reading Old Jn - Wokingham - Ascot
30108 Ascot - Guildford line
30108 Guildford line - Ascot (Guildford line platform)
30108 Ascot (Guildford line platform) - Frimley - Sturt Lane West Curve - Farnborough

Notes:
(1) booked route was Shawford Jn - Winchester Chesil - Whitchurch Town - Newbury - Didcot - Reading West - Southcote Jn then as shown but the train was diverted because of a tanker train derailment at Whitchurch Town.
(2) David Manders comments: 30108 had small rose transfers inserted in the 0s of the number – these remained until scrapped!

Sources : John Clifford (on the train throughout), Peter Townsend & David Manders

Photo Review


30108 at Farnborough Goods (photo: David Pearson)


...at Thorneycroft Works on the course of the Basingstoke to Alton line
(photo: David Pearson)


Bulford (passenger) (photo: David Pearson)


Bulford Camp: push pull set No 608 hauled by M7 Class 0-4-4T No 30108.
The NOSTALGIA Collection archive/Ray Ruffell


Basingstoke (G.W. station) (photo: David Pearson)


Reading Central Goods (photo: David Pearson)


David Pearson's ticket.


Timings (Booked Only)
(from John Clifford)

M.C Location Booked
0.00 Farnborough 09.15d
14.54 Basingstoke 09.38a ~ 09.43d
15.26 Thorneycroft Siding (Worting Road Bridge) 09.53a ~ 10.00d
15.78 Basingstoke 10.10a ~ 10.15d
18.38 Worting Jn 10/20
34.14 Andover Jn 10.43a ~ 10.47d
40.44 Grateley 10/57
48.70 Bulford 11.33a ~ 11.43d
57.16 Grateley 12/14
(reversal)
68.05 Salisbury 12.30a ~ 12.40d
68.45 Salisbury (GWR) 12.50a ~ 13.35d
69.05 Salisbury 13/46
85.48 Romsey 14.17a ~ 14.21d
93.43 Southampton Central 14/38
99.14 Eastleigh 14/52
131.10 Enborne Jn 16/07
132.22 Newbury 16.12a ~ 16.20d
147.49 Coley Branch Jn ?
149.26 Reading General 17/28
155.60 Earley ?
167.23 Ascot (point of Jn) 18/08
(reversal)
177.22 Frimley Jn 18/29
178.34 Farnborough 18.35a


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