6th May 1989

Southern Electric Group
The Tortuous Tortoise

Locos Used 33106 & 33119
Stock Used 2 x 4TC sets 8010 + 8023

Route : 1Z30 throughout (SR Headcode 1)

Locos Route
33106 + 33119 London Waterloo - Clapham Junction - Surbiton - Woking - Guildford - Haslemere - Havant - Cosham - Botley - Eastleigh - Romsey - Dean - Salisbury - Templecombe - Yeovil Junction - Exeter Central - Exeter St Davids - Cowley Bridge Jn - Crediton - Meldon Quarry
33106 + 33119 Meldon Quarry - (reverse of outward route) - Yeovil Junction - Yeovil Pen Mill - Castle Cary - Westbury
33106 + 33119 Westbury - Wilton - Salisbury - Dean - Romsey - Redbridge - Southampton - St Denys - Netley - Fareham - Cosham - Havant - Chichester (1) - Ford - Horsham - Leatherhead - Epsom (1)

Notes :
(1) Train was delayed at Chichester due to electric current isolation affecting other services then cancelled at Epsom due to no relieving guard being available. Tour participants used service trains to get back to London.
(2) Tour was originally advertised for a pair of 73/0's.


33119 & 33106 pose for photos at Meldon Quarry (photo: Guy Vincent)

Sources : Ian Saunders, Greg Beecroft, Nick Lawford & David Morgan

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Greg Beecroft & David Morgan)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Waterloo 07.24d 07.29   21.01a CANX 484.16
- Vauxhall   [RL] CANX ?
3.74 Clapham Junction ??.??a ~ 07.33d 07.35 ~ 07.36   20/53 CANX 480.22
- Wimbledon West Jn   20/47 CANX ?
- Raynes Park   20/42 CANX ?
- Motspur Park   20/36 CANX ?
? Surbiton 07/45 07/44  
? Hampton Court Jn 07/46 07/47  
? Effingham Junction 07/58 08/02  
29.70 Guildford ??.??a ~ 08.11d 08.12 ~ 08.14  
? Shalford Jn 08/14 08/16  
? Haslemere 08/26 08/29  
? Petersfield 08/38 08/39  
- Epsom   20c28 21.03 ?
- Leatherhead   ??.??a ~ 20.21d 20.56 ~ 20.57 466.08
- Dorking   20/14 20/52 ?
- Horsham   19/58 20/38 ?
- Pulborough   19/46 20/23 ?
- Arundel Jn   19/35 20/13 ?
- Barnham   19/30 20/09 ?
- Chichester   19/22 19.23 ~ 20.02 ?
65.78 Havant ??.??a ~ 09.05d 08.54 ~ 09.04   ??.??a ~ 19.07d 19.08 ~ 19.11 407.60
? Farlington Jn 09/08 09/10   19/01 19/00 ?
? Cosham 09/11 09/12   18/51 18/50 ?
75.63 Fareham 09/23 09/23   18/46 18.42 ~ 18.44 397.75
- Netley   18/34 18/33 ?
- St Denys   18/26 18/27 ?
- Northam Jn   18/24 18/25 ?
- Southampton   18/21 18/23 ?
- Millbrook   [FL] ? ?
- Redbridge   18/18 18/16 ?
? Sig E822 ??.??a ~ 09.26d ?  
? Botley 09/32 ?  
? Eastleigh 09/40 09/39  
? Romsey 09/55 09.50 ~ 09.53   18/12 18/10 ?
? Dean 10/05 ?   18/06 18/04 ?
? Tunnel Jn 10/15 10/15   17/56 17/56 ?
110.22 Salisbury ??.??a ~ 10.21d 10.18 ~ 10.21   ??.??a ~ 17.53d 17.40 ~ 17.54 ?
? Wilton Jn 10/24 10/25   17/48 17/37 ?
? Wilton 10/25 10/26  
? Gillingham 10/43 10/43  
? Templecombe 10/50 10/48  
? Sherborne 10/56 10/54  
- Warminster   17/32 17/22 ?
- Westbury   17/25 17.11 ~ 17.16 ?
- Yeovil Pen Mill   16t44 16/40 ?
? Yeovil Junction 11/00 10/58   16t38 16/35 ?
? Chard Junction 11/15 11/11   16/22 16/21 ?
? Honiton 11/28 11.25 ~ 11.32   16/09 15.55 ~ 16.08 ?
? Pinhoe 11/39 11/43   15/53 15/41 ?
? Exmouth Jn 11/40 11/44   15/51 15/40 ?
? Exeter Central 11/42 11/46   15/48 15/38 ?
198.71 Exeter St Davids 11c45 ~ 11c51 11.48 ~ 12.01   ??.??a ~ 15.45d 15.33 ~ 15.36 252.25
? Cowley Bridge Jn 11/54 12/05   13/41 15/31 ?
? Crediton 12t02 12/13   13t35 15.22 ~ 15.23 ?
? Okehampton ? ?   ? 14.02 ~ 15.00 ?
225.48 Meldon Quarry 12.41a 12.48   12.55d 13.54 225.48


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