9th January 1966
The S15 Commemorative Rail Tour (repeat)
|Locos Used||30073, 30837 & 31639|
|Stock Used||load 7 (booked for six coaches of BR/SR stock formed: BSK, 2x SO, RB, SO, BSK)|
|30837||London Waterloo - Clapham Junction - Wimbledon - Surbiton - Woking - Ash Vale - Aldershot - Farnham - Bentley|
|31639||Bentley - Bordon|
|31639||Bordon - Bentley|
|30837||Bentley - Alton - Alresford - Winchester Jn - Eastleigh|
|30073||Eastleigh - Eastleigh Works (3)|
|30073||Eastleigh Works - Eastleigh|
|30837||Eastleigh - Fareham - Cosham - Havant - Haslemere - Guildford - Woking - Surbiton - Wimbledon - Clapham Junction - London Waterloo|
(1) The 'original' S15 Commemorative Railtour was the tour on Saturday 16 January 1966. Due to demand, this was a duplicate tour to meet that demand.
(2) Tony Deller (shedmaster at the time of Feltham MPD) comments: though booked for six coaches in fact it was load seven which was officially one over the permitted load for an S15 going over the alps. On this day I rode on 30837 for most of the trip.
(3) For works visit. The following locomotives were noted during the guided tour;
Sources : John Clifford (from contemporary sources)
& John Debens
Driver Ozzie Jones prepares 30837 for the special at Feltham MPD
(photo: The Jim Porter Collection)
A comment from Tony Deller: The above picture caption cannot be right unless referring to an earlier day. The train left Waterloo around 09:15 hrs which meant the engine prep at Feltham would have been around 07:00hrs, it would have still been dark in January, not a bright sunny day as in the picture. Around a five days before the run the engine was taken on a test run leaving the shed around 11:00 hrs and getting back around 14:00 hrs. This test was to ensure the engine was OK because it had been out of service for over five months at that time. I would suggest it was on this day that the photo was taken. It was a bright sunny day as my pictures of the event show.
30837 passes what is thought to be Six Bells Jn! (confirmation of the location
would be appreciated). Photo: courtesy of "The Creech Crusader"
From The John Debens Ticket Collection.
Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Debens)
|13.26||Hampton Court Jn||09/34||09/36|
|24.26||Woking||09.46a ~ 09.48d||09.46 ~ 09.48|
|42.01||bentley||10L19 ~ 10L30||10.16 ~ 10.30|
|46.59||Bordon||10.55 ~ 11.10||10.47 ~ 11.13|
|51.37||Bentley||11L35 ~ 11L54||11.31 ~ 11.53|
|56.24||Alton||12/04||12.00 ~ 12.04|
|60.59||Medstead & Four Marks||12/16||12/17|
|66.34||Alresford||12p26a ~ 12p40d||12.26 ~ 12.46|
|82.25||Eastleigh||13L02 ~ 13L12||13.13 ~ 13.18|
|82.55||Loco Works Yard||13.17a ~ 15.05d||13.21 ~ 15.04|
|83.05||Eastleigh||15L10 ~ 15L20||15.07 ~ 15.20|
|139.75||Guildford||16w54 ~ 17w00||16.51 ~ 17.00|
|145.41||Woking Jn||17/10 [TL]||17/09|
|156.76||Hampton Court Jn||17/22||17/22|
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