4th April 1965

The Locomotive Club of Great Britain
The Wessex Downsman
Rail Tour (No.1)

Locos Used D7007, 6963 (1), 30837, 34051 'Winston Churchill', 44466 (2) & 48309
Stock Used Booked to have been 10 coaches of BR/SR open stock, including SR 'Tavern Car' for refreshments
formed: BSK+SO+SO+SO+RKB+SO+SO+SO+SO+BSK

Route : 1X05 throughout? (3)

Loco(s) Route
30837 London Waterloo - Clapham Junction - Twickenham - Staines Central - Ascot - Wokingham - Reading General
6963 Reading General - Newbury - Patney - Devizes - Holt Jn - Bradford North Jn - Bradford West Jn - Bath Spa - Bristol Temple Meads
D7007+44466 Bristol Temple Meads - Mangotsfield
44466 Mangotsfield - Bath Green Park
48309 Bath Green Park - Radstock North - Evercreech Jn - Templecombe No. 2 Jn - Blandford Forum - Broadstone - Poole - Bournemouth West
34051 Bournemouth West - Bournemouth Central - Brockenhurst - Southampton Central - Eastleigh - Winchester City - Basingstoke - Woking - Surbiton - Wimbledon - Earlsfield - Clapham Junction - London Waterloo

Notes :
(1) Running without nameplates ('Throwley Hall').
(2) The L.C.G.B. booklet 'The First Hundred' gives the identity of this loco as 44406 in error (that loco was withdrawn in March 1962 and cut-up in August 1963!).
(3) Photograph of 44466 at Mangotsfield shows the loco carrying a headcode of 1X05 - was this used throughout?
(4) Owing the the popularity of this trip a re-run was organised for Sunday 2nd May 1965. The itinerary was advertised to be 'the same as the first tour, except due to engineering works in the London area the scheduel from Surbiton to Waterloo will be slightly slower giving an arrival time at Waterloo of approximately 19.40'

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

Photo Review


48309 crossing Charlton Viaduct (photo: Andy Muir)


44466, identity confirmed, at Mangotsfield (photo: Andy Muir)


34051 'Winston Churchill' caught on camera at Bournemouth West
(photo: J.C.Hammersley/The John Debens Collection)


From Andrew Fairholms ticket collection.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(From Terry Jackson, John Clifford & Brian Halford)

M.C Location Booked Actual
00.00 Waterloo 09.18d [P9] 09.18
03.71 Clapham Junction 09/25 09/28
07.04 Barnes 09/32 09/32
11.20 Twickenham 09/42 09/40
13.33 Feltham Jn 09/46 09/46
19.02 Staines Central 09/58 09/55
23.16 Virginia Water 10/08 10/06
29.01 Ascot 10p18a~  10p27d 10.16 ~ 10.38
36.50 Wokingham 10/38 10/52
43.22 Reading New Jn 10L48 ~ 10L58 11.02 ~ 11.03
43.38 Reading General 11.01a ~ 11.03d 11.10 ~ 11.21
45.28 Southcote Jn 11/06 11/26
60.47 Newbury 11/24 11.47 ~ 11.56
73.73 Bedwyn 11/38 12/25
88.47 Patney & Chirton 11p53a ~ 12p03d 12.41 ~ 12.51
93.31 Devizes 12/11 13/03
101.48 Holt Jn 12/22 13/15
103.01 Bradford North Jn 12/25 13/18
103.27 Bradford West Jn 12/26 13/19
112.13 Bathampton 12/41 13/33
114.34 Bath Spa 12/46 13/37
125.71 Bristol Temple Meads 13L07 ~ 13L19 13.58 ~ 14.20
130.79 Mangotsfield 13p29a ~ 13p39d 14.40 ~ 14.49
140.68 Bath Green Park 13L56 ~ 14L05 15.08 ~ 15.15
141.29 Bath Jn 14/07 15/17
145.17 Midford 14/15 15/29
151.40 Radstock North 14/23 15/44
159.39 Masbury 14/46 16/18
162.56 Shepton Mallet (Charlton Road) 14.41a ~ 15.01d 16.24 ~ 16.36
167.22 Evercreech Junction 15wp10a ~ 15wp20d 16/45
170.04 Cole 15/29 16/49
172.24 Wincanton 15/38 16/55
177.42 Templecombe Jn 15/45 17/00
180.64 Stalbridge 15/52 17/07
184.62 Sturminster Newton 15/58 17/13
187.65 Shillingstone 16/05 17/18
193.22 Blandford Forum 16p15a ~ 16p23d 17/29
201.13 Corfe Mullen 16/33 17/38
204.13 Broadstone 16/40 17/44
207.47 Poole 16/47 17.50a ~ 17.51d
210.58 Branksome 16/53 17.59a ~ 18.01d
211.75 Bournemouth West 16L57 ~ 17L17 18.06 ~ 18.18
215.23 Bournemouth Central 17/25 18/30
244.06 Southampton Central 17w57 ~ 18w01 19.20 ~ 19.24
245.11 Northam Jn 18/04 19/27
249.60 Eastleigh 18/11 19/34
273.02 Worting Jn 18/38 19/59
298.44 Woking Jn 18/59 20/21
319.34 Clapham Junction 19/18 20/40
323.25 Waterloo 19.25a 20.48


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