27th July 1986
F & W Railtours
|Locos Used||25181, 25191, 33011, 37046, 37117, 45128, 50050 & 73114|
|Stock Used||load 10|
Route : 1Z36 throughout
|50050||06.12d Wolverhampton Bescot Aston Birmingham New Street|
|45128||Birmingham New Street St Andrews Jn - Kings Norton Droitwich Spa Worcester Shrub Hill Cheltenham Spa Gloucester|
|45128||Gloucester Bristol Parkway Bristol Temple Meads|
|25181 + 25191||Bristol Temple Meads Bath Spa Trowbridge Westbury Warminster Salisbury Andover|
|25181 + 25191||Andover Ludgershall|
|25181 + 25191||Ludgershall - (1) - Andover|
|25191 + 33011||Andover Basingstoke Woking Wimbledon East Putney Point Pleasant Jn Clapham Junction Longhedge Jn Factory Jn Brixton Herne Hill Tulse Hill Streatham South Jn Wimbledon Raynes Park Epsom Dorking Horsham Ford Barnham Bognor Regis|
|73114||Bognor Regis - Barnham Ford Littlehampton|
|25191 + 33011||Littlehampton - Littlehampton Ford Barnham Chichester Havant Cosham Fareham Eastleigh Romsey Salisbury|
|25191 + 37046 + 37117||Salisbury Warminster Westbury Trowbridge Bath Spa Bristol Temple Meads|
|45128||Bristol Temple Meads Bristol Parkway Gloucester|
|45128||Gloucester Cheltenham Spa Worcester Shrub Hill Droitwich Spa Stourbridge Junction Galton Jn Birmingham New Street Aston Bescot Wolverhampton|
(1) Nick Lawford comments: Between Andover and Ludgershall 25181 suffered some kind of braking trouble and was a complete immobile failure by the time it got back (25181 was withdrawn as a result - this is how it came to languish at Eastleigh : it was unmoveable). 33011 was despatched to assist and worked in multiple with 25191. At Salisbury on the return the 37s replaced the 33 : 37s were not booked, it should have been 2x25 all the way back to Bristol. LASERman adds: The brake fault on 25181 was that the handbrake had been left on, possibly from Bristol and resulted in extremely bad flats on the wheels. The replacement 33 (from Salisbury?) was deliberately marshalled inside the 25 at Andover causing a little bit of extra delay, but I seem to remember the train was about either 2 or 3 hours late by then, so that the 25 was on the end of the train for the benefit of photographers who would undoubtedly want a 25 rather than a 33 to be visible round the Southern. The 33 was removed at Salisbury so that the Western didnt pinch it. A crew previously sent to Westbury to collect some interesting locomotives to work forward from Salisbury and returned with 2 x 37.
From Andrew Fairholms ticket collection.
Sources : Nick Lawford & Rail Enthusiast mag (issue
Ian Monkton (joined/left the train at Bristol Parkway) & Mike Tetlow
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