16th April 1983

V.S.O.E. Pullman Tour

Locos Used 73142 & 73129

Route :

Loco Route
73142 & 73129 Victoria, Arundel, Chichester, Havant, Farlington, Fareham, Eastleigh, Chandlers Ford, Romsey, Dean, Laverstock curve, Andover, Basingstoke, Woking, Addlestone Jn, Staines, Feltham, Barnes, Clapham, Kensington Olympia (reverse), Victoria

Notes :
This nine coach train was comprised of the 'Venice Simplon-Orient Pullman' stock, a total weight of just over 340 tons net. The run over the non-electrified section beyond Eastleigh revealed that only 73142 was operating on diesel power. By the time the electrified section was regained at Basingstoke the tour was almost an hour late, although twenty minutes would be recovered by journey's end. .

Source : David Hills
Compiled from contemporary reports

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