4th & 5th June 1994
(D-Day 50th Anniversary)
|Locos Used||at least steam: 30096 (running as 96 'Normandy', 30828 (running as E828) & 30777|
|Stock Used||Maroon mark 1 rake|
Route : (3)
|?????||Southampton Eastern Docks - Eastleigh - Chandlers Ford - Romsey - Salisbury|
|?????||Salisbury - (reverse of outward route) - Southampton Eastern Docks|
(1) Organised as part of the 50th Anniversary of D-Day celebrations. On the Saturday the QE2 was present along with a US battle ship. These trains were organised and tickets sold by a travel agent. It is reported that only single tickets were sold, with no advice on how to return. The agent went out of business a day or so before the event. Tickets were expensive and few people travelled on the trains.
(2) 96 'Normandy' hauling 3x Queen Mary brake vans was giving rides within Southampton Eastern Docks.
(3) Multiple runs made - further details required. E828 & 30777 took turns to make the round trip to Salisbury.
Sources : Nick Bartlett & Neil Kearns
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