1st May 1977

Lea Valley Railway Club
The Corkscrew Shuttle

Loco Used 33107
Stock Used 4TC's 409 + 413

Route : 1Z07 & 1Z08 (three round trips made)

Loco Route
33107 (1) Bournemouth Central - Poole - Holes Bay Jn - Broadstone - Wimborne
33107 Wimborne - (reverse of outward route) - Bournemouth Central

Notes :
(1) loco propelling.
(2) John Clifford comments: "This was one of, I think, 3 shuttles to mark the closure the last remaining part of the "old road" via Ringwood. Wimborne had been latterly used for storage of BR's exhibition train stock which subsequently moved to Salisbury. Unit 413 had been part of the train on which I travelled from Waterloo to Bournemouth so I can't be sure what stock the other trains were formed of". Alan Osborn adds: "My records also show there were 3 workings I think it was the same stock each time. The Class 33 and TC stock used agree with my notes. The trains could be joined at either Bournemouth, or Wimborne (I did the trip joining at Wimborne)". Nick Bartlett further confirms three round tripe, he travelled on the last of the three, joining and  leavinf the train at Bournemouth.

Sources : Alan Osborn (on 16.25 round trip from Wimbourne), John Clifford & Nick Bartlett

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Alan Osborn)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Wimborne ??.??a ~ 16.25d ??.?? ~ 16.23   18.22a ~ ??.??d 18.25 ~ ??.??
Holes Bay Jn 17.05 ~ 17.07 16.59 ~ 17.02   17.36 ~ 17.42 17.40 ~ 17.54
Poole 17.08 a/d? 17.04 ~ 17.06   17/34 17/38
Bournemouth Central 17.18a 17.22   17.24d 17.26


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