6th December 1964

Home Counties Railway Society
Eastleigh & Southampton Special

Locos Used D5009, 30069, 30073, 34079 '141 Squadron' & 70020 'Mercury'

Route : 1X75 throughout

Loco(s) Route
D5009 (2) London Broad Street - Dalston Jn - Camden Road - Gospel Oak - Willesden Junction HL
70020 Willesden Junction HL - Mitre Bridge Jn - Kensington (Olympia) - Latchmere Jn - Clapham Junction - Point Pleasant Jn - Wimbledon - Hampton Court Jn - Effingham Junction - Guildford - Haslemere - Havant - Cosham - Fareham
34079 (3) Fareham - Netley - St. Denys - Northam Jn - Southampton Eastern Docks
30069 + 30073 (4) Southampton Eastern Docks - Northam Jn - Eastleigh
30069 + 30073 Eastleigh - Eastleigh Works Yard
70020 Eastleigh Works Yard - Eastleigh - Winchester City - Basingstoke - Woking - Surbiton - Wimbledon - Earlsfield - Clapham Junction - London Waterloo

Notes :
(1) For Eastleigh Works & shed visits, tour of Southampton Docks and visit to Ocean Terminal.
(2) The tour was advertised as having a 'Britannia' from Broad Street (70004 'William Shakespeare' to be precise). Participants were told that the reason for having the type 2 diesel instead was that the engine had come off Willesden shed facing the wrong way and the tour left 15mins late as a result. The loco change at Willesden lost a further 10mins. Booked 70004 was however failed due to an injector problem and 70020 was substituted at the last minute.
(3) This leg was booked to have been a West Country class.
(4) It is understood the locos booked should have been 30064 & 30073 (in green).
(5) Formed in 1955 and originally known as the 'Middlesex Loco Spotters Club', their name was changed in the late 1950's to the 'Home Counties Railway Club' then in January 1963 it changed again, to the 'Home Counties Railway Society'.

Sources : John Clifford (on the train throughout), Ron Walker & David Whittaker

Photo Review


70020 "Mercury" storms through Raynes Park (Photo : Mike Morant)


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Terry Jackson, John Clifford & Ron Walker)

Miles Location Booked Actual
0 Broad Street 09.05d 09.20
2 Dalston Jn 09/12 09/26
3 Caledonian Road 09/18 09/31
5 Kentish Town West 09/22 09/36
6 Hampstead Heath 09/26 09/42
7 Brondesbury 09/31 09/47
10 Willesden Junction HL 09/39 09.54a ~ 10.04d
13 Kensington Olympia 09c48 ~ 09c50 10.12 ~ 10.15
? Clapham Junction 'A' Box 10.00 ~ 10.04 10.23 ~ 10.24
18 Clapham Junction 10c06 ~ 10c08 10.26 ~ 10.29
20 East Putney 10/15 10/37
22 Wimbledon 10/24 10/45
27 Surbiton 10/30 ?
? Hampton Court Jn 10/32 10/54
40 Effingham Junction 10/44 11/06
45 Guildford 10w57a ~ 11w01d 11.23 ~ 11.29
51 Milford 11/11 ?
58 Haslemere 11/21 11/51
67 Liss 11/30 ?
70 Petersfield 11/35 12/02
81 Havant 11/49 12/13
84 Cosham 11/55 12/20
90 Fareham 12L04a ~ 12L12d 12.29 ~ 12.38
  Swanwick 12/18 ?
  Netley 12/27 ?
102 St Denys 12/25 ?
? Northam Jn 12/37 13/04
? Southampton Dock Gates 12/42 ?
104 Southampton Old Docks 12L47a ~ 14L25d 13.12 ~ 14.23
? Southampton Dock Gates 14/32 ?
? Northam Jn 14/37 14/30
106 St Denys 14/39 ?
110 Eastleigh 14L45a ~ 14L55d 14.47 ~ ??.??
110 Eastleigh Works Yard 15L00a ~ 16L59d 15.?? ~ 16.51
111 Eastleigh 17/02 16/58
118 Winchester City 17/12 17/10
126 Micheldever 17/21 ?
135 Basingtsoke 17/30 17/35
156 Fleet 17/47 ?
169 Woking 17/53 17/59
180 Surbiton 18/03 18/08
189 Clapham Junction 18/13 18/19
193 Waterloo 18.20a 18.28


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