2nd January 1966

R.C.T.S. (London Branch)
Somerset & Dorset Rail Tour

Locos Used 35011 'General Steam Navigation', 34015 'Exmouth' & 31639, 48309, 41307, 41283 & 82019

Route :

Loco(s) Route
35011 (2) London Waterloo - Clapham Junction - Hampton Court Jn - Woking - Basingstoke - Winchester - Eastleigh - Southampton - Bournemouth Central - Broadstone
31639 + 34015 Broadstone - Evercreech Junction - Masbury - Radstock - Bath Green Park
48309 Bath Green Park - Mangotsfield - Bristol Temple Meads - Weston-Super-Mare - Highbridge (West) (3)
41307 & 41283 Highbridge (S&D) - Glastonbury - Templecombe
35011 Templecombe - Salisbury - Basingstoke - Woking - Hampton Court Jn - Clapham Junction - London Waterloo

Notes :
(1) This tour was intended to run on the day following the public closure of the Somerset & Dorset line. However last minute difficulties with the substitute bus service caused postponement of the closure. The tour was limited to ten coaches, though demand for tickets far exceeded the train capacity.
(2) On leaving Waterloo station the train was assisted in the rear by 82019.
(3) Passengers detrained and had to make their own way between stations whilst the train shunted.

Sources : David Hills & Robin Lush

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Robin Lush)

M.C Location Booked
0.00 Waterloo 08.30d
3.71 Clapham Junction 08/37
13.26 Hampton Court Jn 08/48
24.61 Woking Jn 08/58
? Basingstoke 09.28a ~ 09.32d
50.23 Woking Jn 09/37
64.40 Winchester Jn 10/00
73.45 Eastleigh 10/10
78.14 Northam Jn 10/17
79.19 Southampton Central 10/20
93.60 Lymington Jn 10/37
108.02 Bournemouth Central 11/08
113.62 Poole 11/18
117.16 Broadstone 11L25 ~ 11L35
120.16 Corfe Mullen Jn 11/42
128.07 Blandford Forum 11/51
133.44 Shillingstone 12/01
136.47 Sturminster Newton 12/07
140.45 Stalbridge 12/13
114.18 Templecombe Jn 12/23
154.38 Evercreech Junction 12wp45a ~ 13wp05d
163.67 Binegar 13/28
170.20 Radstock 13/37
176.43 Midford 13/46
180.31 Bath Jn 13/54
180.72 Bath Green Park 13L56 ~ 14L05
190.61 Mangotsfield 14/22
195.68 Bristol Temple Meads 14.34 ~ 14.45
212.52 Worle Jn 15/40
214.75 Weston-super-Mare 15/14
216.46 Uphill Jn 15/17
223.67 Highbridge (West) 15.25a
223.67 Highbridge (S&D) 15.50d
235.60 Glastonbury 16.15 ~ 16.25
246.36 Evercreech Junction 16w48 ~ 16w53
257.09 Templecombe 17L16 ~ 17L30
283.07 Wilton South 18/06
285.48 Salisbury 18/10
319.01 Worting Jn 18/42
? Basingstoke 18.46a ~ 18.52d
344.43 Woking Jn 19/20
355.78 Hampton Court Jn 19/31
365.33 Clapham Junction 19/41
369.24 Waterloo 19.48a


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