29th May 1983

R.E.S.L.
The Solent Explorer

Locos Used 40195 & 45102

Route : 1Z38 throughout

Loco Route
45102 Nottingham - Leicester - Birmingham New Street
40195 Birmingham New Street - Cheltenham - Bristol Parkway - Dr Day's Jn - Bath Spa - Westbury - Warminster - Salisbury - Romsey - Eastleigh - Eastleigh Carriage Sidings - Eastleigh - Basingstoke - Reading West - Didcot - Oxford - Moreton-in-Marsh - Worcester Shrub Hill - Bromsgrove - Birmingham New Street - Leicester - Nottingham

Notes :
(1) Tour tickets gave free entry to Eastleigh Works open day.

Source : Nigel Rollings (joined train at Nottingham, left train at Leicester)

Photo Review


40195 passing through Chandlers Ford (photo: Alf & Robert Loader)


...a short while later and 40195 approaches Eastleigh (photo: Peter Cooper)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Nigel Rollings)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Nottingham 09.41d 09.41   22.09a ? 459.22
6.46 Trent 09/49 09/52   21/59 ? 452.66
7.25 Trent Jn 09/50 09/52   21/58 ? 451.77
14.72 Loughborough 09.56a ~ 09.57d 10.00 ~ 10.01   21.49a ~ 21.50d ? 444.30
22.50 Syston South Jn 10/05 10/08   21/43 ? 436.48
27.49 Leicester 10.10a ~ 10.12d 10.12 ~ 10.14   21.35 ~ 21.37 21.59 ~ 22.08 431.49
30.64 Wigston North Jn 10/17 10/20   21/30 21/56 428.34
42.21 Hinckley 10.28a ~ 10.29d 10.36 ~ 10.37   21.15a ~ 21.16d 21.41 ~ 21.42 416.77
46.03 Nuneaton 10.36a ~ 10.38d 10.44 ~ 10.45   21.06a ~ 21.08d 21.34 ~ 21.36 413.15
47.12 Abbey Jn 10/40 10/47   21/03 21/31 412.06
59.62 Water Orton 10/55 11/01   20/44 21/11 399.36
65.67 Landor Street Jn 11/05 11/12   20/38 21/05 393.31
67.53 Birmingham New Street 11L08a ~ 11L28d 11.17 ~ 11.47   20L29a ~ 20L34d 20.56 ~ 21.01 391.65
68.54 Church Road Jn 11/32 11/51   20/17 20/55 390.64
73.02 Kings Norton 11/38 11/56   20/09 20/47 386.36
79.79 Barnt Green 11/44 12/01   20/04 20/42 379.39
81.30 Blackwell 11/46 12/02   20/03 20/40 378.08
83.41 Bromsgrove 11/49 12/04   19/57 20/35 375.77
85.55 Stoke Works Jn 12/03 12/05   19/54 20/33 373.63

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
96.73 Abbotswood Jn 12/11 12/13
107.50 Ashchurch 12/18 12/21
114.70 Cheltenham Spa 12/26 12/30
120.33 Barnwood Jn 12/38 12/35
121.20 Gloucester Yard Jn 12/39 12/36
128.06 Standish Jn 12/44 12/41
141.26 Charfield 12/54 12/51
147.76 Yate South 13/02 12/56
149.39 Westerleigh Jn 13/04 12/58
154.06 Bristol Parkway 13/09 13/05
155.11 Filton Jn 13/11 13/05
158.25 Stapleton Road 13/16 13/10
158.71 Lawrence Hill 13c18a ~ 13c19d 13.12 ~ 13.16
160.50 North Somerset Jn 13/23 13/19
171.36 Bath Spa 13/35 13/30
173.58 Bathampton Jn 13/39 13/33
182.72 Bradford South Jn 13/49 13/45
188.15 Westbury 13c58a ~ 14c00d 13.54 ~ 13.54
192.69 Warminster 14/09 14/03
210.65 Wilton Jn 14/27 14/22
212.56 Salisbury 14/31 14.25a ~ 14.28d
229.20 Romsey 14/50 14/49
236.45 Eastleigh (station) 15.03a ~ ??.??d 15.05 ~ 15.07
237.05 Eastleigh TMD 15.10a ~ 16.55d 15.18 ~ 17.08
237.45 Eastleigh (station) ??.??a ~ 17.10d 17/13
244.42 Winchester 17/17 17/22
263.27 Basingstoke 17c36a ~ 17c37d 17.52 ~ 17.55
277.18 Southcote Jn 17/51 18/09
279.07 Reading West 17c54a ~ 17c56d 18/11
296.48 Didcot 18c10a ~ 18c12d 18.29 ~ 18.31
306.79 Oxford 18c25a ~ 18c27d 18/44
309.70 Wolvercot Jn 18/31 18.48a ~ 18.52
323.74 Ascott-under-Wychwood 18/44 19/10
335.14 Moreton-in-Marsh 18p53a ~ 19p04d 19.22 ~ 19.45
350.13 Evesham 19.20a ~ 19.21d 20.01 ~ 20.01
350.34 Evesham SB 19/22 20/02
360.64 Norton Jn 19/33 20/12
363.78 Worcester Shrub Hill 19c38a ~ 19c41d 20.17 ~ 20.18
364.30 Tunnel Jn 19/42 20/19
369.47 Droitwich Spa 19/48 20/27

Timings continue in first table.

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