3rd October 1987

N.S.E. (Salisbury Area)
The Cotswold Engineer
(RE200 Celebrations)

Locos Used 47536 (1), Steam 8233 & AD No.98 (Hunslet 0-6-0 ST of 1953)

Route :

Loco(s) Route
47536 (1) London Waterloo - Basingstoke - Andover - Salisbury - Westbury - Trowbridge - Bradford Jn - Thingley Jn - Chippenham - Swindon - Foxhall Curve - Oxford - Wolvercot - Moreton-in-Marsh - Honeybourne
8233 (2) Honeybourne - Long Marston Main Gate Rail Platform
AD.98 (2)(3) Long Marston Main Gate Rail Platform - (circuit of rail system at Long Marston) - Exchange Sidings
8233 Exchange Sidings - Honeybourne
47536 Honeybourne - Evesham - Worcester Shrub Hill
47536 Worcester Shrub Hill - Abbotswood Jn - Barnwood Jn - Gloucester Yard Jn - Filton Jn - Stapleton Road - Lawrence Hill - Dr Days Jn - North Somerset Jn - Bath Spa - Westbury - (reverse of outward route) - London Waterloo

Notes :
(1) Peter Tandy has the train arriving at Honeybourne hauled by steam : 35028 'Clan Line' however Neil Edwards confirms the motive power, booked for 2x class 33, was in fact 47536.
(2) Tour stock plus 5 additional coaches.
(3) This locos boiler cert was due to expire imminently and it was to be withdrawn for re-tubing & overhaul immediately after the event.
(4) Highlight of afternoon was naming of 47142 as 'The Sapper' at 14.15 by Michael Spicer MP.
(5) There were no less than 35 timetabled train movements during the day from the Main Gate Rail Platform in Long Marston using 8233, AD.98 and RE 0-6-0DH's 235, 260 and 261 - details are given below the main tour timings.


AD.98 on the train in Long Marston (photo: Pete Tandy)

Sources : Alastair, Alan Sheppard, Pete Tandy & Neil Edwards

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(From Alastair & Neil Edwards)

Location

Booked Actual   Booked Actual
London Waterloo 07.30d 07.46   21.35a 21.38
Clapham Junction 07.38a ~ 07.39d 07.52 ~ 07.53   21.28a ~ ??.??d 21.26 ~ 21.29
Woking ??.??a ~ 08.00d 08.14 ~ 08.15   21.06a ~ ??.??d 21.04 ~ 21.05
Farnborough ??.??a ~ 08.10d 08.25 ~ 08.26   20.51a ~ ??.??d 20.53 ~ 20.53
Fleet ??.??a ~ 08.16d 08.31 ~ 08.31   20.45a ~ ??.??d 20.47 ~ 20.48
Basingstoke ??.??a ~ 08.29d 08.45 ~ 08.47   20.32a ~ ??.??d 20.35 ~ 20.35
Andover ??.??a ~ 08.48d 09.03 ~ 09.05   20.12a ~ ??.??d 20.14 ~ 20.15
Salisbury 09.11a ~ 09.16d 09.24 ~ 09.26   19.52a ~ ??.??d 19.53 ~ 19.56
Warminster 09/40 09/46   19/32 19/34
Westbury 09.46a ~ 09.48d 09.52 ~ 09.54   19.21a ~ 19.23d 19.21 ~ 19.24
Trowbridge 09/54 10.01 ~ 10.02   ? ?
Bradford Jn 09.56 ~ 09.57 10/06   19/14 19/10

 

Location Booked Actual
Thingley Jn 10/08 10/18
Chippenham 10.11a ~ 10.12d 10.21 ~ 10.22
Wootton Bassett Jn 10/26 10/31
Swindon 10.34a ~ 10.36d 10.39 ~ 10.40
Challow 10/47 10/52
Foxhall Jn 10/54 11/03
Didcot North Jn 10/57 11/05
Oxford 11.11a ~ 11.13d 11.15 ~ 11.18
Wolvecot Jn 11/17 11/22
Ascot-under-Wychwood 11/30 11/35
Moreton-in-Marsh 11.44a ~ 11.48d 11.46 ~ 11.51
Honeybourne 11L58 ~ 12L18 12.02 ~ 12.25
Exchange Sidings 12.38a ~ ??.??d 12.51 ~ ??.??
Long Marston Main Gate Rail Platform 12.48a [~ 13.04d ECS] ?
circuit of rail system at Long Marston
Long Marston Main Gate Rail Platform [ECS 15.32a ~] 15.50d [??.?? ~] 15.53
Exchange Sidings 16L00a ~ 16L10d ??.?? ~ 16.25
Honeybourne 16.30a ~ 16.50d 16.41 ~ 16.57
Evesham 16/56 17/04
Evesham SB 16*57 ~ 16*58 17/05
Norton Jn 17/10 17/16
Worcester Shrub Hill 17.19a ~ 17.34d 17.19 ~ 17.34
Norton Jn 17/38 17/42
Abbotswood Jn 17/39 17/44
Barnwood Jn ? ?
Abbotswood Jn 17/48 17/53
Cheltenham Spa 17/54 17/59
Barnwood Jn 18/02 18/04
Gloucester Yard Jn 18/03 18/05
Standish Jn 18/08 18/12
Charfield 18/17 18/18
Westerleigh Jn 18/29 18/29
Bristol Parkway 18/34 18/32
Filton Jn 18/35 18/33
Stapleton Road 18/41 18/38
Lawrence Hill 18*34a ~ 18*45d 18/39
Dr Days Jn 18/46 18/40
North Somerset Jn 18/48 18/42
Bath Spa 18.58a ~ 19.00d 18.54 ~ 18.56
Bathampton Jn 19/04 19/01

Timetable of events at Long Marston Main Gate Rail Platform
(unrelated to railtour but included for completeness)

Time Loco Stock comment(s)
10.44d AD.98 5 coaches  
10/52 260 + 261 heavy freight stock photo run past
11/02 235 vintage freight stock photo run past
11.18d AD.98 5 coaches  
11.28a ~ 11.30d 260 + 261 heavy freight stock stop for photography
11.56a ~ 11.58d 235 vintage freight stock stop for photography
12.14d AD.98 5 coaches  
12.24a ~ 12.26d 260 + 261 heavy freight stock stop for photography
12.36a ~ 12.38d 235 vintage freight stock stop for photography
12.48a ~ 13.04d 8233 railtour + 5 coaches 3 stops made to unload
13.20d AD.98 5 coaches  
13/30 235 vintage freight stock photo run past
13.44d AD.98 5 coaches  
13.56a ~ 14.00d 8233 heavy freight stock stop for photography
14.15 47142   naming ceremony
14/45 AD.98 5 coaches run through, non-stop
14.58d 8233 heavy freight stock  
15.08a ~ 15.10d 235 vintage freight stock stop for photography
15.20a 8233 heavy freight stock stop for photography
15.32a ~ 15.50d AD.98 railtour + 5 coaches  
16/06 260 + 261 heavy freight stock photo run past
16/16 235 vintage freight stock photo run past
16.32d AD.98 5 coaches  
16/46 260 + 261 heavy freight stock photo run past
17.36a ~ 17.44d 8233 5 coaches departed as ECS


Back to "The Railtour Files"