23rd May 1965

Warwickshire Railway Society Rail Tours
Merchant Navy Locomotive Tour to Swindon & Eastleigh (1)

Locos Used 35005 'Canadian Pacific' & 76006
Stock Used 8 coaches

Route : 1X05 throughout

Loco Route
35005 London Waterloo - Clapham Junction - Earlsfield - Wimbledon - Surbiton - Woking - Basingstoke - Winchester City - Eastleigh
76006 Eastleigh - Eastleigh Works Yard (for visit to Eastleigh works)
76006 Eastleigh Works Yard - Eastleigh station
35005 Eastleigh - Southampton Central - Redbridge - Romsey - Dean - Salisbury - Warminster - Westbury - Trowbridge - Melksham - Chippenham - Swindon (for visit to Swindon works) - Didcot - Reading General - Slough - Ealing Broadway - London Paddington

Notes:
(1) John Clifford comments - For the name of the tour I have used the name on the brochure. However, I have also seen this one called 'Eastleigh & Swindon Works Rail Tour' & 'Southern Pacific Tour'. Take your pick! Webmaster note: The tour booking form called the trip 'The Souther Pacific Tour'. The booking form also stated that Merchant Navy 35022 was the diagrammed locomotive throughout (except between Eastleigh station and works siding). Furthermore the tour stock was advertised to have been 'ten coaches open vestibule type, including buffet'.
(2) Visits were made to Eastleigh Locomotive Works and Shed and also Swindon Locomotive Works and Shed.

Sources : John Clifford (on the train throughout), Terry Jackson, Guy Vincent & Paul Waldron

Photo Review


35005 is caught coming off the Salisbury line at Westbury South Jn
(photo: Bob Taylor/The Guy Vincent Collection)


35005 on the tour, presumably at Swindon Works? (photo: John Broderick)


One of the tour tickets


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

Location Booked Actual
Waterloo 10.00d 10.00
Clapham Junction 10/08 10/07
Hampton Court Jn 10/23 10/21
Woking Jn 10/35 10/33
Worting Jn 11/00 10/58
Winchester Jn 11/14 11/15
Eastleigh 11L25a  ~  11L35d 11.28 ~ ??.??
Loco Works Yard 11.40a  ~  13.40d ?
Eastleigh 13L45a  ~  13L55d ??.?? ~ 13.55
Northam Jn 14/02 14/05
Southampton Central 14/05 14/08
Romsey 14/17 14/21
Salisbury 14W39a  ~  14W43d 14.53 ~ 14.58
Westbury 15.18a  ~  15.20d 15.31 ~ 15.33
Bradford North Jn 15/30 15/53
Thingley Jn 15/45 16/06
Wootton Bassett 16/01 16/23
Rodbourne Lane 16.13a  ~  16.18d 16.33 ~ ??.??
Swindon Works Siding 16.23a  ~  19.15d ?
Rodbourne Lane 19/21 ?
Swindon 19.27a  ~  1.928d ??.?? ~ 19.21
Uffington 19/41 19/34
Didcot 19/52 19/44
Reading General 20/09 20/04
Twyford 20/15 20/11
Maidenhead 20/23 20/18
Slough 20/28 20/23
Southall 20/39 20/37
Westbourne Park 20/50 20/47
Paddington 20.55a 20.52


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