6th February 1955

R.C.T.S. (London Branch)
The Hampshireman

Locos Used 30301, 30732, 32421 'South Foreland', 32570 & 32576

Route :

Loco(s) Route
32421 London Waterloo - Clapham Junction - Hounslow - Staines Central - Chertsey - Woking - Guildford
32570 + 32576 Guildford - Peasmarsh Jn - Cranleigh - Christ's Hospital - Horsham
32570 + 32576 Horsham - Pulborough - Hardham Jn - Petworth - Midhurst - Rogate - Petersfield
30301 + 30732 Petersfield - Havant - Cosham - Fareham - Knowle Jn - Droxford - West Meon - Butts Jn - Alton - Farnham - Aldershot - Ash Vale - Frimley Jn - Frimley
30301 + 30732 Frimley - Frimley Jn - Sturt Lane West Jn - Farnborough
30301 + 30732 Farnborough - Woking - Hampton Court Jn - Clapham Junction - London Waterloo

Notes :
(1) This was the last passenger train over the whole of the Meon Valley line which shut to passengers from the next day & to freight over the central section.
(2) Railtour name on the ticket ('Hants & West Sussex Tour') contradicted the tour name as given in the itinerary ('The Hampshireman') which was also confirmed by the coach destination boards.

Sources : John Clifford & David Davis (compiled from contemporary reports)
John M Cramp (courtesy of Bob Bridger) & John Debens

Photo Review


The tour name confirmed (photo: The John Debens Collection)


32421 at the start of the day at Waterloo (photo: The John Debens Collection)


32576 & 32570 run round at Horsham (photo: The John Debens Collection)


30301 & 30732 depart Petersfield (photo: The Jim Porter Collection)


30301 & 30732 head through Privett (photo: The Jim Porter Collection)


Photo stop at West Meon (photo: J.J.Davis/The John Debens Collection)


From the John Debens ticket collection
(originally supplied by Andrew Fairholm)


Timings (Booked Only)
(from John M Cramp - courtesy of Bob Bridger)

M.C Location Booked
0.0 Waterloo 09.45d
3.71 Clapham Junction 09/52
10.52 Brentford Central 10/08
14.11 Hounslow Jn 10/16
20.07 Staines Central 10/28
26.62 Chertsey 10/40
30.05 Byfleet Jn 10/47
34.10 Woking 10/53
40.09 Guildford 11.03a ~ 11.10d
41.68 Peasmarsh Jn 11/15
57.37 Christ's Hospital 11/47
59.59 Horsham 11.51a ~ 12.00d
72.02 Pulborough 12/16
72.70 Hardham Jn 12/18
77.20 Petworth 12/28
83.09 Midhurst 12.41a ~ 12.52d
92.64 Petersfield 13.09a ~ 13.23d
101.11 Rowlands Castle 13/35
104.20 Havant 13/40
107.28 Farlington Jn 13/45
108.31 Cosham 13/50
114.18 Fareham 14.03a ~ 14.04d
116.45 Knowle Halt 14/10
123.63 Droxford 14/25
127.50 West Meon 14.33a ~ 14.48d
140.02 Alton 15.08a ~ 15.15d
148.63 Farnham 15/30
151.65 Aldershot 15/36
154.31 Ash Vale 15/40
157.48 Frimley 15.46a ~ 15.55d
159.51 Farnborough 16.03a ~ 16.20d
180.03 Hampton Court Jn 16/48
189.00 Clapham Junction 17/00
192.71 Waterloo 17.07a


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