30th May 1965
Home Counties Railway Society
Isle of Wight Railtour
Tour cancelled due to lack of bookings.
Planned route & locos:
|'unrebuilt West Country' or 'Battle of Britain'||London Victoria - Brighton|
|???||Brighton - Preston Park|
|'unrebuilt West Country' or 'Battle of Britain'||Preston Park - Havant - Portsmouth Harbour|
|ship: paddle steamer||Portsmouth Harbour - Ryde Pier Head|
|O2||Ryde Pier Head - Cowes|
|O2||Cowes - Ryde Pier Head|
|O2||Ryde Pier Head - Sandown - Shanklin - Ventnor|
|O2||Ventnor - Shanklin - Sandown - Ryde Pier Head|
|ship: paddle steamer||Ryde Pier Head - Portsmouth Harbour|
|'unrebuilt West Country' or 'Battle of Britain'||Portsmouth Harbour - Haslemere - Guildford - Woking - London Waterloo|
(1) 34051 'Winston Churchill' had been requested 'for part of the tour'.
(2) A paddle steamer had been requested 'if any had been taken out of store for summer working'.
(1) Formed in 1955 and originally known as the 'Middlesex Loco Spotters Club', their name was changed in the late 1950's to the 'Home Counties Railway Club' then in January 1963 it changed again, to the 'Home Counties Railway Society'. This would have been the societies 14th railtour had it run. In the event no more were organised.
Sources : John Clifford & Ron Walker
Timings (Advertised Only)
(from Ron Walker)
|Brighton||10p02a ~ 10p15d|
|Preston Park||10.20 ~ 10.37|
|Portsmouth Harbour||11.53a ~ 12.35d|
|Ryde Pier Head||??.??a ~ 13.20d|
|Cowes||13.55a ~ 14.15d|
|Ryde Pier Head||15.01a ~ 15.10d|
|Ventnor||15.43a ~ 16.00d|
|Brading||16.19a ~ 16.29d|
|Ryde Pier Head||16.41a ~ 17.30d|
|Portsmouth Harbour||18.00a ~ 18.16d|
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