26th March 1995
Woking Borough Council
The Woking Wanderers and ?Woking Centenarian?
|Locos Used||30053 & 35028 'Clan Line'|
Route : (shuttles) 'The Woking Wanderer' (1)
|30053||5 coaches||Woking - Aldershot - Guildford - Woking|
Route : (2)
|30053||5 coaches||Woking - Hersham - London Waterloo|
Route : (2)
|35028||Woking - Hersham - London Waterloo|
(1) Further details required (how many round trips were made, timings). Bill Hills travelled on one shuttle and believes there were a total of three or four run on the day and were organised as part of the town's centenary celebrations. Nick Bartlett comments that some of the shuttles ran the other way round the circuit, e.g. Woking-Guildford-Aldershot-Woking.
(2) Bill Hills also comments: Later on, at about tea time, there were two un-publicised excursions from Woking - Waterloo. I travelled on the first departure hauled by 30053, with 35028 hauling the second, which passed us somewhere around Hersham. Ultimately arriving at Waterloo in adjacent platforms, 35028 having beating us fair and square! There were no tickets, the lucky participants on board these trains were invited to make a donation that would go to charity.
Sources : Bill Hills & Nick Bartlett
(all photos: Bill Hills)
From Bill Hills' ticket collection.
30053 at Woking.
30053 alongside 35028 at London Waterloo in the evening.
Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Winning)
|Aldershot||?||13.28 ~ 13.48|
|Guildford||?||14.09 ~ 14.36|
Unpublicised trip hauled by 30053
|Byfleet & New Haw||?||19/34|
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