1st February 1992

??? (3)
The Meldon Hoover

Loco Used 50033 'Glorious'
Stock Used 5482+5404+5376+17069+6521+17080+5412+5293+5336

Route : 1Z40 throughout

Loco Route
50033 Clapham Junction (1) - Wimbledon - Effingham Jn - Guildford - Havant - Eastleigh - Romsey - Salisbury - Westbury - Bath - Bristol Temple Meads - (2) Weston-super-Mare (2) - Exeter St Davids
50033 Exeter St Davids - Meldon Quarry
50033 Meldon Quarry - Exeter St Davids - Exeter Central - Salisbury - Southampton - Woking - London Waterloo

Notes :
(1) The train was booked to start from Waterloo, and the ECS was there with 50033 at the head, but it ran empty to Clapham Junction via the carriage washer to wash acid off the coaches. Railtour passengers used scheduled services from Waterloo to Clapham Junction.
(2) Train was booked via direct route.
(3) Originally uploaded as having been organised by the Southern Electric Group it has been suggested the organiser was in fact 538 Railtours - confirmation required.

Sources : John Armitstead (on the train throughout), Alan Sheppard & Stephen Chandler

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Alan Sheppard)

M.C Location Booked Actual
0.00 Waterloo 08.08d ECS
3.74 Clapham Junction 08.15a ~ 08.16d ECS ~ 08.36
7.19 Wimbledon 08/22 08/40
9.16 New Malden 08/25 08/42
12.03 Surbiton 08/28 08/44
13.27 Hampton Court Jn 08/29 08/47
21.10 Effingham Junction 08/42 09/02
29.70 Guildford P2 08.58a ~ 09.00d 09.17 ~ 09.18
? Shalford Jn 09/03 09/20
42.42 Haslemere 09p19a ~ 09p29d 09.32 ~ 09.42
54.34 Petersfield 09/42 09/54
65.78 Havant 09/54 10/08
68.75 Farlington Jn 10/00 10/13
69.41 Cosham 10/10 10/15
75.63 Fareham 10/21 10/22
81.12 Botley 10/28 10/30
86.49 Eastleigh 10/39 10.40a ~ 10.44d
93.61 Romsey 10/58 10/55
101.20 Dean 11/07 11/04
109.11 Tunnel Jn 11/16 11/13
110.18 Salisbury 11.19a ~ 11.21d 11.17 ~ 11.21
112.12 Wilton Jn 11/24 11/25
130.08 Warminster 11/42 11/44
134.61 Westbury 11.48a ~ 11.58d 11.49 ~ 12.04
135.31 Hawkeridge Jn 12/00 12/05
140.05 Bradford Jn 12/08 12/19
142.08 Bradford-on-Avon 12p12a ~ 12p20d 12.24 ~ 12.32
149.17 Bathampton Jn 12/28 12/42
151.33 Bath Spa 12/32 12/46
164.24 North Somerset Jn 12/42 12/56
? Bristol East Jn 12/43 12/56
165.09 Bristol Temple Meads 12/44 12.59a ~ 13.01d
181.69 Worle Jn 12/59 13/22
? Weston-super-Mare DIV 13/25
? Uphill Jn 13/04 13/31
198.25 Bridgwater 13p18a ~ 13p28d 13.42 ~ 13.50
205.01 Cogload Jn 13/35 13/57
209.74 Taunton 13/38 14/00
224.05 Tiverton Parkway 13/50 14/11
239.32 Cowley Bridge Jn 14/04 14/20
240.51 Exeter St Davids 14.06a ~ 14.19d 14.22 ~ 14.40
241.70 Cowley Bridge Jn 14/42 14/43
244.72 Newton St Cyres 14/26 14/46
247.41 Crediton 14/33 14/50
265.46 Okehampton 15/08 15/12
267.27 Meldon Quarry 15.13a ~ 15.30d 15.19 ~ 15.34
269.08 Okehampton 15p35a ~ 16p22d 15.40 ~ 16.22
287.13 Crediton 16.57a ~ 17.00d 16.45 ~ 16.45
292.63 Cowley Bridge Jn 17/06 16/52
294.02 Exeter St Davids 17.11a ~ 17.15d 16.55 ~ 17.19
294.64 Exeter Central 17/20 17/22
295.67 Exmouth Jn 17/22 17/23
297.50 Pinhoe 17/24 17/25
311.34 Honiton 17/37 17/37
326.62 Chard Jn 17.50a ~ 17.56d 17.52 ~ 17.56
343.46 Yeovil Junction 18/15 18/14
348.10 Sherborne 18/20 18/19
354.12 Templecombe 18/26 18/24
360.71 Gillingham 18/32 18/30
370.00 Tisbury 18/42 18/40
? Tisbury loop 18.43a ~ 18.55d 18/40
379.75 Wilton 19/04 18/45
380.57 Wilton Jn 19/05 18/46
382.51 Salisbury 19.08a ~ 19.10d 18.49 ~ 18.51
383.58 Tunnel Jn 19/13 18/52
391.49 Dean 19/22 19/00
399.08 Romsey 19/30 19/17
404.45 Redbridge 19/38 19/24
407.16 Southampton 19.45a ~ 19.46d 19.28 ~ 19.28
408.20 Northam Jn 19/49 19/37
413.00 Eastleigh 19/56 19/43
419.76 Winchester 20/05 ?
436.14 Worting Jn 20/19 ?
438.54 Basingstoke 20/23 19/59
462.08 Woking 20.43a ~ 20.44d 20.19 ~ 20.20
474.32 Surbiton 20/55 20/30
482.41 Clapham Junction 21.04a ~ 21.05d 20.42 ~ 20.43
486.35 Waterloo 21.11a 20.50

Mileage is as stated in tour handouts but Alan Sheppard worked out Worle Jn to Bridgwater as 18m 06ch via Weston (or 17m 05ch if direct) So therefore Bridgwater should be 199.75 via Weston (or 198.74 if direct) [ i.e. add 1m 50ch to all mileages  Bridgwater onwards].

All distances (in miles & chains) are taken from the tour booklet and no attempt has been made to verify them.

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