20th February 1966

Southern Counties Touring Society
The Southdown Venturer

Locos Used D6543, "N" 31411, "West Country" 34013 "Okehampton"
Stock Used 8 coaches

Route :

Loco(s) Route
34013 London Victoria - Battersea Park - Clapham Junction - Selhurst - East Croydon - Sanderstead - Oxted - Edenbridge Town - Eridge - Uckfield - Lewes - Falmer - Brighton
D6543 Brighton - Preston Park
34013 Preston Park - Hove - Worthing Central - Barnham - Chichester - Havant - Cosham - Fareham
31411 Fareham - Gosport
31411 Gosport - Fareham
31411 Fareham - Cosham - Portsmouth Harbour
34013 Portsmouth Harbour - Havant - Haslemere - Guildford - Effingham Junction - Leatherhead - Epsom - Sutton - West Croydon - Norwood Junction - Forest Hill - London Bridge


From Andrew Fairholms ticket collection.

Source : John Clifford (on the train throughout) & George Woods

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from George Woods & John Clifford)

Location Booked Actual
Victoria 09.38d 09.38
East Croydon 09.55a ~ 09.56d 09.55 ~ 09.56
Oxted 10/12 10/12
Crowborough 10.40a ~ 10.48d 10.41 ~ 10.50
Lewes 11/12 11/12
Brighton 11L27a ~ 11L33d 11.27 ~ 11.31
Preston Park 11L37a ~ 11L56d 11.35 ~ 11.57
Worthing Central 12/15 12/14
Barnham 12/33 12/32
Havant 12.55a ~ 12.57d 12.53 ~ 12.56
Cosham Jn 13.04a ~ 13.15d 13/05
Fareham 13L26a ~ 13L36d 13.20 ~ 13.37
Gosport 13.56a ~ 14.10d 13.56 ~ 14.11
Fareham 14.30a ~ 14.52d 14.27 ~ 14.40
Portsmouth Harbour 15L14a ~ 15L45d 15.09 ~ 15.45
Guildford 16.44a ~ 16.45d 16.43 ~ 16.45
Wallington 17.23a ~ 17.25d 17.21 ~ 17.22
London Bridge 17.52a 17.45


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