20th April 1992

Hertfordshire Rail Tours
The Crewe Avoider

Locos Used 33008, 37107, 37131 & 56001
Stock Used 4909+4858+5040+4998+5025+17151+17153+4869+4916+5042

Route : 1Z33 throughout

Loco Route
56001 London Paddington - (via GWML) - Reading - Didcot East Jn - (via Didcot avoiding line) - Didcot North Jn - Hinksey Sidings
37131 + 37107 (1) Hinksey Sidings - Morris Cowley
56001 (2) Morris Cowley - Hinksey Sidings
37131 + 37107 Hinksey Sidings - Didcot North Jn - (via Didcot avoiding line) - Didcot East Jn - Reading West Jn - Basingstoke - Winchester - Eastleigh - Southampton - Bournemouth
33008 (2) Bournemouth - Poole - Hamworthy Goods
37107 + 37131 (3) Hamworthy Goods - Poole - Bournemouth - Redbridge - Southampton Up Goods Loop
33008 (2) Southampton Up Goods Loop - Redbridge - Totton - Fawley Ground frame (4)
37107 + 37131 (3) Fawley Ground frame - Totton - Redbridge - Southampton - Eastleigh - Romsey - Laverstock South Jn - Laverstock North Jn - Andover
33008 (2) Andover - Ludgershall
37107 + 37131 (3) Ludgershall - Andover
37107 + 37131 Andover - Basingstoke - Reading - (via GWML) - London Paddington

Notes :
This tour was originally advertised as "The Hampton Wanderer" taking in branches near Southampton and Northampton (Brackmills). Unfortunately shortly before the tour BR at Crewe announced a ban for running tours over LMR freight lines. A hasty re-organisation courtesy of BR (WR) and (SR) enabled a tour still to be run on this date, steering well clear of the LMR (hence the name). The locos carried a larger-than-usual headboard too!

(1) 56001 trailing.
(2) 37107 + 37131 trailing.
(3) 33008 trailing.
(4) Confirmation of exact reversing point is required (i.e. Frost Lane LC or Ground Frame?)


56001 at Paddington at the start of the day (photo: Mark Sawyer)


37131 leads 37107 at Eastleigh (photo: Gary Thornton)


37107 & 37131 at Bournemouth during a break (photo: Mark Sawyer)


33008 "Eastleigh at Bournemouth (photo: Martin Pettit)

Sources : Gary Thornton (joined/left train at Slough) & Alan Sheppard

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Alan Sheppard)

M.C Location Booked Actual
0.00 Paddington 08.03d 08.03
5.51 Ealing Broadway 08/11 08/11
9.01 Southall 08/14 08/14
18.31 Slough 08.22a ~ 08.23d 08.22 ~ 08.23
24.14 Maidenhead 08/32 08/32
30.76 Twyford 08/41 08/40
35.73 Reading 08.49a ~ 08.51d 08.50 ~ 08.52
52.61 Didcot East Jn 09/06 09/08
53.60 Didcot North Jn 09/07 09/08
62.08 Hinksey Sidings 09L20a ~ 09L35d 09.20 ~ 09.31
63.22 Kennington Jn 09t40a ~ 09t43d 09.38 ~ 09.38
65.75 Morris Cowley 09.58a ~ 10.13d 09.54 ~ 09.57
68.48 Kennington Jn 10t28a ~ 10t31d 10.13 ~ 10.15
69.62 Hinksey Sidings 10L36a ~ 10L46d 10.19 ~ 10.33
78.10 Didcot North Jn 11/01 10/44
79.09 Didcot East Jn 11/02 10/45
94.79 Reading West Jn 11/20 11/00
95.40 Oxford Road Jn 11.22a ~ 11.30d 11.01 ~ 11.02
96.65 Southcote Jn 11/32 11/04
110.42 Basingstoke 11/56 11/24
113.02 Worting Jn 12/00 11/28
129.20 Winchester 12/19 11/40
132.31 Shawford 12/22 11/44
136.16 Eastleigh 12c29a ~ 12c30d 11.55 ~ 12.02
139.71 St Denys 12/35 12/07
140.76 Northam Jn 12/36 12/08
142.00 Southampton 12/39 12/11
144.51 Redbridge 12/44 12/13
155.47 Brockenhurst 13.01a ~ 13.24d 12.25 ~ 12.26
170.63 Bournemouth 13L43a ~ 14L08d 12.42 ~ 14.08
173.32 Branksome 14/13 14/15
176.43 Poole 14/19 14/19
178.58 Hamworthy Jn 14t25 14.26a ~ 14.33d
180.66 Hamworthy Goods 14.35a ~ 14.50d 14.41 ~ 14.47
182.74 Hamworthy Jn 15t01 14/54
185.09 Poole 15/07 15/00
188.20 Branksome 15/13 15/06
190.69 Bournemouth 15c18a ~ 15c19d 15.10 ~ 15.19
206.05 Brokenhurst 15/37 15/34
217.01 Redbridge 15/49 15/45
218.76 Southampton UGL 15*54a ~ 16*00d 15.49 ~ 16.02
219.12 Millbrook 16/04 16/05
220.71 Redbridge 16/07 16/09
221.44 Totton 16/09 16/10
225.09 Marchwood 16t19 16/23
230.43 Fawley GF 16.31a ~ 16.45d 16.40 ~ 16.45
235.77 Marchwood 16t57 17/02
239.42 Totton 17/09 17/14
240.15 Redbridge 17/11 17/16
242.66 Southampton 17/17 17/19
243.70 Northam Jn 17/20 17/21
244.75 St Denys 17/21 17/23
248.50 Eastleigh 17c27a ~ 17c29d 17.29 ~ 17.30
255.62 Romsey 17/41 17/41
263.25 Dean 17/50 17/49
270.72 Laverstock South Jn 17/59 17/58
271.26 Laverstock North Jn 18/01 17/58
287.12 Andover 18.20a ~ 18.26d 18.16 ~ 18.26
294.38 Ludgershall 18.46a ~ 19.01d 19.07 ~ 19.09
301.64 Andover 19L20a ~ 19L30d 19.35 ~ 19.50
317.62 Worting Jn 19/50 20/06
320.22 Basingstoke 19.53a ~ 19.55d 20.11 ~ 20.13
333.79 Southcote Jn 20/15 20.29a ~ 20.39d
335.63 Reading 20.20a ~ 20.22d 20.42 ~ 20.43
340.60 Twyford 20/32 20/49
347.42 Maidenhead 20/38 20/54
353.25 Slough 20.52a ~ 20.53d 21.00 ~ 21.02
362.55 Southall 21/05 21/10
366.05 Ealing Broadway 21/09 21/13
371.56 Paddington 21.21a 21.21


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