25th August 1963

Southern Counties Touring Society
Southern Counties Enterprise

Locos Used 4689, 7782, 30052 & 60112 'St. Simon'
Stock Used 6 coaches

Route :

Loco(s) Route
60112 London Waterloo - Clapham Jn Earlsfield - Wimbledon - Surbiton - Woking - Basingstoke - Winchester City - Eastleigh - Southampton Central - Brockenhurst - Bournemouth Central - Poole - Hamworthy Jn
30052 Hamworthy Jn - Hamworthy
30052 Hamworthy - Hamworthy Jn
60112 Hamworthy Jn - Wareham - Dorchester South - Weymouth Jn
7782 + 4689 Weymouth Jn - Melcombe Regis - Portland - Easton
4689 + 7782 Easton - Portland - Melcombe Regis - Weymouth Jn (1) - Dorchester West - Maiden Newton - Bridport - West Bay
7782 + 4689 West Bay - Bridport - Maiden Newton
60112 Maiden Newton - Yeovil Pen Mill - Westbury
60112 Westbury - Warminster - Salisbury - Andover Jn - Basingstoke - (reverse of outward route) - London Waterloo

Notes :
(1) Timing sheet shows 'assisting engine to run-round'
however Rob Tibbets says his records do not show any engine being involved.
(2)
John Clifford comments : Apparently the SCTS originally requested 60111 for the tour (hence the name) but for whatever reason 60112 appeared on the day and provided some lively running albeit with a light load. To this David Whittaker comments: Not convinced about the 'Enterprise' story as A3 60111 'Enterprise' was actually withdrawn in December 1962, some 8 months prior to this tour taking place.
(3) David Whittaker comments: Exaggerated claims were made for a three figure speed attained on this run. A friend who travelled on the train, recorded a top speed of 90mph, fully supported by passing times and average speeds.

Source : John Clifford (on the train throughout)

Photo Review


7782 & 4689 at Bridport (photo: The Bob Mitchell Collection)


From Andrew Fairholms ticket collection.


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

Location Booked Actual
Waterloo 09.05d 09/09
Hampton Court Jn 09/23 09/32
Woking Jn 09/33 09/48
Worting Jn 09/56 10/20
Winchester Jn 10/11 10/32
Eastleigh 10/20 10/38
Northam Jn 10/25 10/43
Southampton Central 10/28 10/45
Redbridge 10/33 10/50
Brockenhurst 10w47a ~ 10w51d 11.13 ~ 11.22
Lymington Jn 10/53 11/24
Bournemouth Central 11/11 11/40
Poole 11/21 11/55
Hamworthy Jn 11L26a ~ 11L34d 12.00 ~ 12.07
Hamworthy Goods 11.46a ~ 12.05d 12.22 ~ 12.37
Hamworthy Jn 12L17a ~ 12L27d 12.53 ~ 12.57
Dorchester Jn 12/55 13/33
Weymouth Jn 13L05a ~ 13L15d 13.43 ~ 13.56
Portland 13.35a ~ 13.37d 14.14 ~ 14.18
Easton 13w55a ~ 14w10d 14.32 ~ 14.47
Portland 14.28a ~ 14.30d 15/00
Weymouth Jn 14.50a ~ 15.00d 15.17 ~ 15.30
Dorchester Jn 15/13 15/54
Maiden Newton 15.23a ~ 15.33d 16.08 ~ 16.12
Bridport 15.48a ~ 15.58d 16.28 ~ 16.38
West Bay 16.10a ~ 16.30d 16.47 ~ 16.57
Maiden Newton 16L55a ~ 17L10d 17.36 ~ 17.40
Westbury 18.31a ~ 19.11d 18.36 ~ 19.18
Salisbury 19w44a ~ 19w50d 19.51 ~ 19.55
Worting Jn 20/24 20/44
Woking Jn 20/46 21/04
Hampton Court Jn 20/57 21/21
Wimbledon 21.05a ~ 21.06d 21.33 ~ 21.34
Clapham Junction 21.13a ~ 21.14d 21.40 ~ 21.41
Waterloo 21.22a 21.50


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