28th March 1965

Southern Counties Touring Society
The Southern Wanderer

Locos Used 44560, 35023 'Holland-Afrika Line' & 73022
Stock Used booked for BSK, 4x SO, RB, BSK

Route :

Loco Route
73022 London Victoria - Stewarts Lane - Longhedge Jn - Clapham Junction - Streatham Hill - Crystal Palace - Norwood Junction - West Croydon - Sutton - Epsom - Leatherhead - Dorking North - Horsham - Pulborough - Arundel - Barnham - Chichester - Havant - Cosham - Fareham - Netley - Southampton Central - Brockenhurst - Bournemouth Central - Poole - Broadstone - Blandford Forum - Templecombe No. 2 Jn
44560 Templecombe No. 2 Jn - Evercreech Junction - Glastonbury - Highbridge
44560 Highbridge - Glastonbury - Evercreech Junction - Templecombe
35023 Templecombe - Gillingham - Salisbury - Andover Jn - Basingstoke - Woking - Surbiton - Wimbledon - East Putney - Clapham Junction - Longhedge Jn - Stewarts Lane - London Victoria

Notes :
(1) John Clifford comments: This was an interesting tour covering part of the Somerset & Dorset which was to shut to passengers less a year later. We got there by a very roundabout route using the Central Division which saw very little steam by this time. The highlight for me was the run from Templecombe to Wimbledon which we were booked to do in 105 mins for the 105 miles. We had a light load of only 7 coaches but had a late start from Templecombe and we got to Wimbledon in just over 95 1/2 mins despite 3 signal checks, a signal stand at Tisbury & a permanent way check at Semley (30). On the climb out of Salisbury speed had risen to 71 at Allington Box. After passing Worting Jn at 81 speed was in the mid eighties in between the signal checks most of the way to Wimbledon. I estimate a net time of 88mins.


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.

Sources : John Clifford (on the train throughout) & John Debens

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Broderick & John Clifford)

Location Booked Actual
Victoria 09.30d [P12] 09.29
Stewarts Lane 09/35 09/34
Longhedge Jn 09/37 09/35
Pouparts Jn 09/41 09/37
Clapham Junction 09/43 09/38
Balham Jn 09/47 09/43
Streatham Hill 09/50 09/45
Crystal Palace 09/56 09/52
Bromley Jn 09/58 09/55
Norwood Junction 10/00 09/56
West Croydon 10/06 10/06
Wallington 10.12a ~ 10.15d 10.14 ~ 10.16
Sutton 10/20 10/20
Epsom 10/26 10/27
Leatherhead 10/32 10/33
Dorking North 10/37 10/38
Horsham 10w55a ~ 10w59d 10.54 ~ 11.00
Itchingfield Jn 11/06 11/06
Pulborough 11/18 11/18
Arundel Jn 11/33 11/27
Ford 11/35 11/29
Barnham 11/43 11/33
Chichester 11/51 11/41
Havant 12c04 ~ 12c06 11.53 ~ 11.56
Farlington Jn 12/14 ?
Fareham 12/27 12/31
Southampton Central 12w57 ~ 13w02 12.57 ~ 13.02
Lymington Jn 13/22 13/27
Bournemouth Central 13/40 13/42
Poole 13/48 13/52
Broadstone 13p56a ~ 14p06d 13.57 ~ 14.06
Blandford Forum 14/22 14/23
Templecombe (LL) 14L51 ~ 15L01 14.49 ~ 14.55
Evercreech Jn 15w23 ~ 15w28 15.14 ~ 15.21
Highbridge 16.08 ~ 16.38 16.13 ~ 16.46
Evercreech Jn 17w11 ~ 17w16d 17.36 ~ 17.36
Templecombe 17L36 ~ 18L00 17.55 ~ 18.07
Wilton South 18/31 18/37
Salisbury 18/35 18/41
Worting Jn 19/07 [TL] 19/09
Woking Jn 19/27 19/28
Hampton Court Jn 19/37 19/36
Wimbledon 19p45a ~ 19p46d 19.42 ~ 19.45
East Putney 19/52 19/51
Point Pleasant Jn 19/54 LL 19/54
Clapham Junction 19c58 ~ 20c00 19.58 ~ 20.01
Longhedge Jn 20/05 20/06
Stewarts Lane Jn 20/08 20/07
Victoria (E) 20/13a [P2] 20.13


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