9th May 1964
R.C.T.S. (East Midlands
The East Midlander No. 7 Rail Tour
|Locos Used||30071, 34038 'Lynton' & 46251 'City of Nottingham'|
|Stock Used||load 12|
Route : 1X36 throughout
|46251||Nottingham Victoria - Loughborough Central - Leicester Central - Lutterworth - Rugby Central - Woodford Halse - Culworth Jn - Banbury Jn - Banbury General - Oxford - Didcot North Jn - Didcot|
|34038||Didcot - Newbury - Winchester Chesil - Eastleigh|
|30071||Eastleigh station - Eastleigh Works Yard|
|34038||Eastleigh Works Yard - Eastleigh station - Romsey - Salisbury - Westbury - Chippenham - Swindon Works Jn|
|46251||Swindon Works Jn - Swindon - Foxhall Jn - Didcot North Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Nottingham Victoria|
(1) This train was made up of twelve coaches, being so popular that bookings had quickly exceeded the planned eight coaches. As well as the use of the Pacifics on routes not normally used by them, the passengers were able to tour Eastleigh & Swindon Works.
(2) Vic Smith comments - a delay was caused at Didcot due to photographers standing in adjacent 4ft in front of train that were almost hit by a D70xx Hymek travelling in opposite direction!
(3) Richard Glover comments: I can`t add much to the comprehensive notes you already have except that (whether officially or not) we looked round Eastleigh Shed as well as the works. I also have pictures of engines on Swindon Shed but I think they were taken from an area alongside the shed so we may not have been allowed in.
Sources : David Hills, Kevin Driscoll & John
46251 on arrival into Didcot (photo: J.F.Henton/The John Debens Collection)
...and 34038, also at Didcot (photo: J.F.Henton/The John Debens Collection)
30071 at Eastleigh ?station? (photo: J.F.Henton/The John Debens Collection)
Richard Glover's ticket.
Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Kevin Driscoll & Vic Smith)
|13.44||Loughborough Central||07/52||07/53||22/08||22.24 ~ 22.25||245.23|
|23.35||Leicester Central||08.04a ~ 08.06d||08.02 ~ 08.06||21.54a ~ 21.56d||22.10 ~ 22.12||335.32|
|43.25||Rugby Central||08.31a ~ 08.33d||08.25 ~ 08.34||21.29a ~ 21.32d||21.43 ~ 21.46||315.42|
|57.37||Woodford Halse||08.53a ~ 08.58d||08.53 ~ 08.58||21.03a ~ 21.09d||21.15 ~ 21.23||301.30|
|68.48||Banbury General||09.19a ~ 09.21d||09.17 ~ 09.20||20.40a ~ 20.42d||20.49 ~ 20.52||290.19|
|91.24||Oxford||09/51||09/55||19/59||20.03 ~ 20.10||267.43|
|101.54||Didcot||10L10a ~ 10L20d||10.13 ~ 10.30|
|119.51||Newbury||11.05a ~ 11.07d||11.11 ~ 11.13|
|152.61||Eastleigh||12L25a ~ 12L37d||12.31 ~ 12.41|
|?||Eastleigh Works||12L40a ~ 4L02d||12.43 ~ 14.12|
|176.50||Salisbury||14.54a ~ 15.00d||14.53 ~ 15.00|
|201.13||Westbury||15.33a ~ 15.39d||15.35 ~ 15.43|
|?||Swindon Works Jn||16L31a ~ 18L50d||16.26 ~ 18.52|
|233.53||Swindon||19.00a ~ 19.03d||15.58 ~ 19.02|
|254.35||Steventon||19/26||19w30 ~ 19w35|
Timings continue in first table.
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