23rd April 1994
Severn Valley Railway
The Wessex Railtour
|Locos Used||33202 'The Burma Star', 33204, 47574 'Benjamin Gimbert GC', 47709|
Route : 1Z35 throughout
|47574||Crewe - Stafford - Wolverhampton - ??? - Birmingham New Street - ??? - Stourbridge Junction - Kidderminster - Worcester Shrub Hill - Norton Jn - Abbotswood Jn - Ashchurch - Cheltenham Spa - Barnwood Jn - Gloucester Yard Jn - Standish Jn - Westerleigh Jn - Bristol Parkway - Bristol Temple Meads|
|33202 + 33204||Bristol Temple Meads - North Somerset Jn - Bath Spa - Bathampton Jn - Bradford Jn - Trowbridge - Westbury - Clink Road Jn - Blatchbridge Jn - Castle Cary - Yeovil Pen Mill - Maiden Newton - Dorchester West - Weymouth Jn - Weymouth Quay|
|33204 + 33202||Weymouth Town - Weymouth Jn - Dorchester South - Wareham - Poole - Bournemouth - Brockenhurst - Redbridge - Southampton Central - St Denys - Eastleigh - Winchester - Worting Jn - Basingstoke - Bramley - Southcote Jn - Reading|
|47709||Reading - Didcot Parkway - Swindon - Kemble - Stroud - Standish Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Crewe|
(1) Although advertised as 'The Wessex Railtour' the Cromptons carried a small headboard shaped like a boat upon which was painted in capitals 'The Severn-Wessex Quay-Sider'.
(2) The tour ran E.C.S. from Weymouth Quay to Weymouth Town.
(3) Off tour option: visit to Swanage Railway.
(4) Route confirmation required - above is from booked timings.
Source : Guy Vincent (joined/left the tour at Cheltenham Spa)
Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Guy Vincent)
|Bristol Temple Meads||?d||10.09 ~ 10.34|
|Westbury||??c?? ~ ??c??||?|
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