2nd May 1965

L.C.G.B.
The Wessex Downsman (No.2)

Locos Used 6963 (1), 30837, 34051 'Winston Churchill', 44264 & 48309
Stock Used 8 coaches

Route :

Loco 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
44264 Bristol Temple Meads - 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'). Bob Bishop had questioned the identity of the Hall - he had it recorded as 6999 - however
John Clifford, Terry Jackson & John Stretton (who has photographic evidence) have all re-confirmed it was 6963.

Source : John Clifford (on the train throughout)

Photo Review


6963 passes St Anne's Park, Bristol (photo: Bob Bishop)


44264 climbs the bank past Kingswood Jn, Bristol (photo: Bob Bishop)


48309 waiting at Shepton Mallett (photo: The John Debens Collection)


From Andrew Fairholm's ticket collection.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(From Terry Jackson & John Clifford)

M.C Location Booked Actual
00.00 Waterloo 09.18d 09.17
03.71 Clapham Junction 09/25 09/26
07.04 Barnes 09/32 09/30
11.20 Twickenham 09/42 09/37
13.33 Feltham Jn 09/46 09/48
19.02 Staines Central 09/58 09/58
23.16 Virginia Water 10/08 10/07
29.01 Ascot 10p18a  ~  10p27d 10.23 ~ 10.31
36.50 Wokingham 10/38 10/43
43.22 Reading New Jn 10.48a  ~  10.50d 10/54
43.38 Reading General 10L53a ~ 11L01d 10.58 ~ 11.11
45.28 Southcote Jn 11/06 11/26
60.47 Newbury 11/24 11/38
73.73 Bedwyn 11/38 11/52
88.47 Patney & Chirton 11.53a ~ 11.54d 12.16 ~ 12.18
93.31 Devizes 12p05a ~ 12p15d 12.26 ~ 12.36
101.48 Holt Jn 12/26 12/48
103.01 Bradford North Jn 12/28 12/51
103.27 Bradford West Jn 12/29 12/52
112.13 Bathampton 12/43 13/06
114.34 Bath Spa 12/47 13/10
125.71 Bristol Temple Meads 13L07a ~ 13L19d 13.28 ~ 13.39
130.79 Mangotsfield 13p29a ~ 13p39d 13.56 ~ 14.04
140.68 Bath Green Park 13L56a ~ 14L05d 14.20 ~ 14.28
141.29 Bath Jn 14/07 14/30
145.17 Midford 14/17 14/41
151.40 Radstock North 14/27 14/53
159.39 Masbury 14/53 15/22
162.56 Shepton Mallet (Charlton Road) 15w01a ~ 15w11d 15.27 ~ 15.37
167.22 Evercreech Junction 15/21 15/46
170.04 Cole 15/29 15/49
172.24 Wincanton 15/38 15/55
177.42 Templecombe No.2 Jn 15/45 16/00
180.64 Stalbridge 15/52 16/05
184.62 Sturminster Newton 15/58 16/12
187.65 Shillingstone 16/05 16/17
193.22 Blandford Forum 16p15a ~ 16p23d 16/25
201.13 Corfe Mullen 16/33 16/53
204.13 Broadstone 16/40 16/59
207.47 Poole 16/47 17/05
210.58 Branksome 16/53 17/11
211.75 Bournemouth West 16L57a ~ 17L17d 17.15 ~ 17.22
215.23 Bournemouth Central 17/25 17/31
244.06 Southampton Central 17w57a ~ 18w01d 18.02 ~ 18.06
245.11 Northam Jn 18/04 18/10
249.60 Eastleigh 18/11 18/20
273.02 Worting Jn 18/38 18/42
298.44 Woking Jn 18/59 19/04
319.34 Clapham Junction 19/18 19/22
323.25 Waterloo 19.25a 19.29


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