28th December 1985

F & W Railtours
The Christmas Hamper

Locos Used 45131, 47402, 47426, 73002 & 73005
Stock Used 4930+4966+4946+5001+35465+4966+4961+5008+1684+4979

Route : 1Z64 throughout
SR Headcodes: '73' to London Bridge
'45' from London Bridge

Loco(s) Route
47426 Plymouth - Taunton - Bristol Temple Meads
45131 Bristol Temple Meads - Avonmouth - Gloucester
45131 Gloucester - Swindon - Reading West - Basingstoke - Andover - Laverstock North Jn - Laverstock South Jn - Dean - Romsey (1) - Eastleigh - Botley - (1) Fareham - Cosham - Havant - Ford - Horsham (2) - Dorking - Leatherhead - Epsom - (2) Raynes Park - Point Pleasant Jn - Clapham Junction - Longhedge Jn - Stewarts Lane Jn - London Victoria
73002 London Victoria - Clapham Junction - Balham - Crystal Palace - Forest Hill - New Cross Gate - London Charing Cross
73005 (3) London Charing Cross - London Cannon Street
73002 (4) London Cannon Street - New Cross Gate
73005 (3) New Cross Gate - London Bridge
73002 London Bridge - South Bermondsey - East Dulwich - Tulse Hill - Streatham - Tooting - Wimbledon - Woking
45131 Woking - Eastleigh - Depot loop - Romsey - Westbury - Swindon
45131 Swindon - Bristol Parkway - Bristol Temple Meads
47402 Bristol Temple Meads - Taunton - Plymouth

Notes :
(1) Advertised route was via Southampton and Netley.
(2) The booked routing from Horsham was via Guildford and Woking but due to a landslip the train ended up going via Dorking. Nick Lawford adds: an interesting footnote is that RA7 locos such as 45s - and even Co-Co's like 47s and 50s - were banned outright over the Mid Sussex route via Horsham which the train took. Control were obviously not watching on this day!
(3) 73002 on rear.
(4) 73005 on rear.
(5) Nigel Curtis comments: by the time Victoria was reached, the tour was one hour late - as David Maxey said in Rail Enthusiast mag, we fell back on to RST - Railtour standard time!, 73002 was hammered down the south west mainline to Woking, in fact, we made up 8 minutes on the juice. We also became the first railtour to cover the Eastleigh depot loop in darkness!!

Source : Richard Szwejkowski (joined/left train at Taunton), Nick Lawford,
Andy Dunnett, Peter Turtle, Stephen Atkinson (joined Gloucester [out]/left Swindon[rtn])
& LASERman (joined Clapham Junction/left at Wimbledon)


45131 pauses at Romsey on the outward leg (photo: Carl Nattress)


45131 enters Clapham Junction, an hour late after the Horsham diversion
(photo: LASERman)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Stephen Atkinson & LASERman)

M.C Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn) M.C
0.00 Plymouth 04.38d 23.42a 127.39
6.65 Hemerdon 04/48 23/32 120.54
16.15 Brent 04/59 23/22 111.24
23.12 Totnes 05.07a ~ 05.08d 23.12a ~ 23.13d 104.27
31.69 Newton Abbot 05.21a ~ 05.23d 22.56a ~ 22.58d 95.50
41.41 Dawlish Warren 05/34 22/46 85.78
52.03 Exeter St Davids 05.44a ~ 05.46d 22.33a ~ 22.35d 75.36
71.75 Whiteball 06/05 22/15 55.44
82.63 Taunton 06.15a ~ 06.17d 22.00a ~ 22.02d 44.56
94.28 Bridgwater 06/28 21/48 33.11
107.71 Uphill Jn 06/38 21/37 19.48
110.64 Worle Jn 06/40 21/35 16.55
127.39
0.00
Bristol Temple Meads 06L55a ~ 07L05d 21L10a ~ 21L20d 0.00
171.11
4.50 Filton Jn 07/13 20/55 166.41
5.69 Bristol Parkway 07.15a ~ 07.17d 20.51a ~ 20.53d 165.22
10.39 Westerleigh Jn 07/23 20/46 160.52

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
18.52 Charfield 07/31 ?
31.77 Standish Jn 08/30 ?
38.07 Gloucester Yard Jn 08/35 ?
39.08 Gloucester 07.50a ~ 08.21d ?
40.09 Gloucester Yard Jn 08/24 ?
46.19 Standish Jn 08/30 ?
51.00 Stroud 08/35 ?
62.14 Kemble 08p51a ~ 09p30d ?
75.70 Swindon 09.16a ~ 09.18d ?
89.63 Challow 09/30 ?
100.03 Didcot Parkway 09.39a ~ 09.41d ?
116.17 Reading West Jn 09/59 ?
118.03 Southcote Jn 10/04 ?
131.60 Basingstoke 10c34 ~ 10c35 [FL] ?
134.20 Worting Jn 10/39 ?
150.18 Andover 10/52 ?
166.04 Laverstock North Jn 11/05 ?
166.38 Laverstock South Jn 11/08 ?
174.09 Dean 11/15 ?
181.52 Romsey 11p23a ~ 11p33d ?
188.64 Eastleigh 11c45 ~ 11c46 [P2] ?
194.21 Botley 11/54 ?
199.50 Fareham 12/05 ?
? Cosham 12/15 ?
205.72 Cosham Jn 12/16 ?
206.38 Farlington Jn 12/18 ?
209.35 Havant 12c22 ~ 12c23 ?
220.79 Petersfield 12/38 DIV
232.71 Haslemere 12/48 DIV
244.28 Shalford Jn 12/58 DIV
245.43 Guildford 13/02 DIV
254.23 Effingham Jn 13/16 DIV
262.06 Hampton Court Jn 13/31 [SL] DIV
263.30 Surbiton 13/33 DIV
? Chichester DIV ?
? Barnham DIV ?
? Ford DIV ?
? Arundel Jn DIV ?
? Pulborough DIV ?
? Horsham DIV ?
? Dorking DIV ?
? Leatherhead DIV ?
? Epsom DIV ?
? Raynes Park DIV ?
268.14 Wimbledon 13/40 ?
271.01 East Putney 13/47 ?
371.52 Point Pleasant Jn 13/49 [SL] ? [SL]
272.67 Clapham Junction 13c53 ~ 13c54 [FL] 14.56 ~ 14.57
273.75 Longhedge Jn 13/57 15/00
274.25 Stewarts Lane Jn 14/00 ?
274.61
0.00
Victoria 14L05a ~ 14L25d [P7] [SL] 15.06 ~ 15.33
? Battersea Park 14/28 ?
2.57 Clapham Junction 14/32 15/39
4.52 Balham 14/37 ?
6.58 West Norwood Jn 14/42 15/48
8.56 Crystal Palace 14/47 15/52
9.68 Sydenham 14/54 [SL] 15/55
14.42 Bricklayers Arms Jn 15/02 [FL] ?
16.20 London Bridge 15/07 16/09
18.10
0.00
Charing Cross 15L14 ~ 15L26 16.16 ~ 16.25 [P4]
1.31 Metropolitan Jn 15/30 ?
1.73
0.00
Cannon Street 15.32 ~ 15.38 16.36 ~ 16.38 [P8]
0.57 London Bridge 15/42 16/42 [P2]
? Bricklayers Arms Jn 15/46 [FL] ?
3.47
0.00
New Cross Gate 15.47 ~ 15.53 [P3] 16.50 ~ 16.51
? Bricklayers Arms Jn 15/54 ?
2.70
0.00
London Bridge (Terminus side) 15L58 ~ 16L03 17.00 ~ 17.07 [P13]
1.49 South Bermondsey Jn 16/11 ?
4.23 Peckham Rye 16/14 17/13
6.07 Tulse Hill 16/19 17/18
7.48 Streatham 16/22 17/20
8.11 Streatham South Jn 16/23 ?
11.16 Wimbledon 16c28 ~ 16c29 [P9] 17.27 ~ 17.28
? Wimbledon West Jn 16/32 [SL] ?
? New Malden 16/36 ?
16.00 Surbiton 16/41 [FL] ?
28.24
0.00
Woking 16L53 ~ 17L07 ?
23.34 Basingstoke 17/30 ?
25.74 Worting Jn 17*34 ~ 17*37 ?
42.14 Winchester 17/53 ?
49.10 Eastleigh 18c05 ~ 18c06 [P3] ?
? Eastleigh Depot Loop 18/15 ?
50.02 Eastleigh 18.20 ~ 18.21 [P2] ?
57.14 Romsey 18/33 ?
? Dean 18/41 ?
72.28 Laverstock South Jn 18/48 ?
73.59 Salisbury 18c52 ~ 18c53 ?
75.53 Wilton Jn 18/57 ?
93.49 Warminster 19/13 ?
93.49 Westbury 19c19 ~ 19c21 ?
103.46 Bradford South Jn 19/30 ?
111.76 Thingley Jn 19/42 ?
114.10 Chippenham 19/46 ?
124.79 Wootton Bassett Jn 19/58 ?
130.63 Swindon 20.05a ~ 20.20d ?
136.47 Wootton Bassett Jn 20/27 ?

Timings continue in first table.

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