4th October 1964

L.C.G.B.
The Vectis Rail Tour

Locos Used 14 'Fishbourne', 28 'Ashey', 33026 & 70000 'Britannia'
Stock Used main train: booked for load 9 (SR set 237 + buffet car) formed: BSK, 4x SO, RKB, 2x SO, BSK
Isle of Wight: booked for load 6, non-corridor coaches

Route :

Traction Route
33026 London Waterloo - Clapham Junction - Twickenham - Staines Central - Ascot - Camberley - Ash Vale - Aldershot
33026 Aldershot - Ash - Guildford
70000 Guildford - Ash - North Camp - Wokingham - Reading General - Basingstoke - Winchester City - Eastleigh - Botley - Fareham - Cosham - Portsmouth Harbour
boat Portsmouth Harbour - Ryde Pier Head
14 Ryde Pier Head - Sandown - Ventnor
14 Ventnor - Sandown - Ryde Pier Head
28 Ryde Pier Head - Haven Street - Newport (2)
28 Newport - Haven Street - Ryde Pier Head
boat Ryde Pier Head - Portsmouth Harbour
70000 Portsmouth Harbour - Havant - Haslemere - Guildford - Woking - Surbiton - Wimbledon - Earlsfield - Clapham Junction - London Waterloo

Notes :
(1) Regular scheduled boat sailings were used to and from the Isle of Wight.
(2) Booked route was to continue to Cowes & back. The train however reversed at Newport due to a derailment between Newport & Cowes.

Sources : John Clifford (on the train throughout), Graham Stacey & The Bluebell Railway Museum

Photo Review


28 at Ryde Pier (photo: Brian Basterfield)


14 running round at Ventnor (photo: Brian Basterfield)


A tour ticket courtesy of Rob Fraser.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Terry Jackson, John Clifford & The Bluebell Railway Museum)

M.C Location Booked Actual
0.00 Waterloo 09.05d [WTL] 09.04
3.71 Clapham Junction 09/12 09/13
7.04 Barnes 09/20 09/17
11.20 Twickenham 09/29 09/30
13.33 Feltham Jn 09/33 09/36
19.02 Staines Central 09/42 09/44
23.16 Virginia Water 09/50 09/50
29.01 Ascot 10/00 10/02
35.34 Camberley 10/12 1/19
38.40 Frimley Jn 10/18 10/27
40.69 Ash Vale 10/24 10.32 ~ 10.32
43.32 Aldershot 10.30a ~ 10.42d 10.40 ~ 10.56
44.72 Aldershot North Jn 10/44 11/02
45.33 Aldershot South Jn 10/46 11/03
46.17 Ash 10/49 11/05
52.40 Guildford 10L58a ~ 11L10d 11.23 ~ 11.39
59.47 Aldershot North Jn 11/22 11/53
60.62 North Camp 11p25a ~ 11p35d 11.55 ~ 12.02
71.49 Wokingham 11/50 12/15
78.11 Reading Old Jn 12/00 12/24
78.40 Reading General 12.03a ~ 12.04d 12.36 ~ 12.38
80.30 Southcote Jn 12.09a ~ 12.10d 12.44
93.79 Basingstoke 12w28a ~ 12w32d 13.01 ~ 13.06
96.39 Worting Jn 12/37 13.10
110.56 Winchester Jn 12/52 13/25
118.71 Allbrook [TL] ?
119.61 Eastleigh 13/02 13/37
120.00 Eastleigh South 13*03 ~ 13*12 ?
128.20 Knowle Jn [SL] ?
130.51 Fareham 13/30 13/53
136.38 Cosham 13/38 14/03
137.34 Portcreek Jn 13/40 14/06
141.01 Portsmouth & Southsea 13/47 1412
141.67 Portsmouth Harbour 13.50a 14.15
boat Portsmouth Harbour 14.35d ?
boat Ryde Pier Head 15.05a ?
0.00 Ryde Pier Head 15.20d 15.35
1.19 Ryde St Johns Road 15/25 15/39
4.54 Brading 15/32 15/47
6.41 Sandown 15/36 15/51
8.28 Shanklin 15/41 15/56
11.03 Wroxall 15/45 16/05
12.44 Ventnor 15.54a ~ 16.04d 16.09 ~ 16.19
14.05 Wroxall 16/09 16/23
16.60 Shanklin 16/15 16/28
18.47 Sandown 16/19 16/31
20.34 Brading 16/23 16/34
23.69 Ryde St Johns Road 16.29a ~ 16.30d 16/41
25.08 Ryde Pier Head 16L35a ~ 16L42d 16.45 ~ 16.52
26.27 Ryde St Johns Road 16.47a ~ 16.48d 16.57 ~ 16.58
30.43 Havenstreet 16/58 17/10
35.05 Newport 17/08 17.20a
39.32 Cowes 17L18a ~ 17L27d DIV
43.59 Newport 17/37 17.41d
48.21 Havenstreet 17.47a ~ 17.51d 17.52 ~ 17.52
52.37 Ryde St Johns Road 18/01 18.05 ~ 18.12
53.56 Ryde Pier Head 18.06a 18.18
boat Ryde Pier Head 18.30d ?
boat Portsmouth Harbour 19.00a ?
141.67 Portsmouth Harbour 19.17d 19.16
142.53 Portsmouth & Southsea 19/20 19/17
149.64 Havant 19/31 19/29
161.29 Petersfield 19/46 19/42
173.20 Haslemere 20/00 20/06
185.75 Guildford 20/14 20/19
191.41 Woking Jn 20/20 [TL] 20/26
202.76 Hampton Court Jn 20/30 20/36
212.31 Clapham Junction 20/40 20/44
216.22 Waterloo 20.47a 20.52


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