14th May 1978

F&W Railtours
The Sussex Downsman

Locos Used 37234, 37247, 37258 & 37294

Route : 1Z21 throughout

Locos Route
37247 + 37258 Worcester Shrub Hill - Abbotswood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Gloucester
37247 + 37258 Gloucester - Standish Jn - Charfield - Bristol Pakway - Bristol Temple Meads
37234 + 37294 Bristol Temple Meads - Bath Spa - Trowbridge - Westbury - Warminster - Salisbury - Romsey - Redbridge - Southampton - St Denys - Fareham - Cosham - Havant - Chichester - Worthing - Hove - Brighton
37234 + 37294 Brighton - (reverse of outward route) - Fareham - Botley - Eastleigh - Romsey - (reverse of outward route) - Bristol Temple Meads
37247 + 37258 (1) Bristol Temple Meads - (reverse of outward route) - Gloucester
37247 + 37258 (1) Gloucester - (reverse of outward route) - Worcester Shrub Hill

Notes :
(1) Confirmation of the motive power from Bristol back to Worcester is required (no other locos listed as having been used). Reported as the 'Sussex Downsman 2' in a list of F&W tours provided to the Webmaster - however there was no 'Sussex Downsman' listed.

Sources : David Hills (Compiled from contemporary reports) & Clive Barlow

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Clive Barlow)

Miles Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn) Miles
0 Worcester Shrub Hill 07.50d 23.38a -
? Abbotswood Jn 07/57 23/30 -
22 Cheltenham Spa 08.17a ~ 08.20d 23.13a ~ 23.15d -
28 Gloucester 08.28a ~ 08.42d 22.52a ~ 23.05d -
? Standish Jn 08/52 22/42 -
? Charfield 09/02 22/32 -
? Westerleigh Jn 09/17 22/23 -
59 Bristol Parkway 09.21a ~ 09.22d 22.15a ~ 22.17d -
65 Bristol Temple Meads 09.30a ~ 09.50d 21.45a ~ 22.05d -
70 Keynsham ? ? -
77 Bath Spa 10.05a ~ 10.06d 21.30a ~ 21.31d -
? Bathampton Jn 10/10 21/23 -
? Bradford Jn 10/25 21/11 -
93 Westbury 10.35a ~ 10.37d 21.00a ~ 21.03d -
95 Dilton Marsh 10/42 20/55 -
98 Warminster ? ? -
? Wilton 11/08 20/31 -
118 Salisbury 11.12a ~ 11.14d 20.25a ~ 20.27d -
? Tunnel Jn 11/18 20/21 -
134 Romsey 11/32 19.51a ~ 19.57d 18
140 Redbridge 11/43  
142 Southampton 11/47  
144 St Denys 11/54  
- Eastleigh - 19/39 11
- Botley - 19/31 5
157 Fareham 12/11 19.18a ~ 19.23d 0
163 Cosham 12/19 19/09 -
164 Farlington Jn 12.22a ~ 12.27d 19/06 -
167 Havant 12.31a ~ 12.32d 19.01a ~ 19.02d -
175 Chichester 12/43 18/50 -
182 Barnham 12/52 18/42 -
185 Arundel Jn 12/58 18/36 -
194 Worthing 13/09 18/25 -
199 Shoreham-by-Sea 13/16 18/17 -
203 Hove 13/25 18/13 -
205 Brighton 13.28a 18.10d -


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