31st May 2018

West Coast Railways
The Dorset Explorer

Locos Used 47804 & 47832
Stock Used 99680+6115+1860+3313+3431+3350+3352+1961+3395+3392

Route :
1Z86 : Doncaster to Swanage
1Z87 : Swanage to Doncaster

Loco(s) Route
47804 (1) Doncaster - Hexthorpe Jn - Swinton - Aldwarke Jn - Masborough Jn - Beighton Jn - Barrow Hill North Jn - Chesterfield - Ambergate Jn - Derby - Stenson Jn - Burton-on-Trent - Tamworth HL - Kingsbury Jn - Water Orton - Landor Street Jn - St Andrews Jn - Bordesley Jn - Tyseley - Solihull - Dorridge - Hatton - Leamington Spa - Banbury - Oxford - Didcot North Jn - Didcot East Jn - Goring & Streatley - Reading West Jn - Oxford Road Jn - Southcote Jn - Bramley - Basingstoke - Worting Jn - Winchester - Eastleigh - St Denys - Southampton Central - Redbridge - Brockenhurst - Bournemouth - Poole - Wareham - Worgret Jn - Norden - Corfe Castle - Swanage
47832 (2) Swanage - (reverse of outward route) - Oxford Road Jn - Reading
47804 (1) Reading - Reading West Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Doncaster

Notes : 
(1) 47832 on rear.
(2) 47804 on rear.
(3) The return leg of this tour was heavily delayed in the Didcot area.


47832 approaches Holme Lane, near Worgret Jn (photo: Mark Jamieson)

Source : Nick Bartlett & Nigel Benning

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Doncaster 05.30d [P8] 05.29 00.19a [P8] 01.09
St James Jn 05/31 05/31 00/18 01/06
Hexthorpe Jn 05/34 05/33 00/15 01/05
Conisbrough 05/37 05/37 00/12 01/02
Mexborough 05/40 05/39 00/09 01/00
Swinton 05.43a ~ 05.50d 05.41 ~ 05.49 00.05a ~ 00.07d 00.55 ~ 00.57
Aldwarke Jn 05/54 05/54 00/01 00/52
Masborough Jn 05/58 05/57 23/58 00/49
Treeton Jn 06/07 06/02 23/55 00/43
Beighton Jn 06/15 06/14 23/51 00/41
Barrow Hill North Jn 06/24 06/23 23/46 00/36
Tapton Jn 06/28 06/27 23/43 00/32
Chesterfield 06.29a ~ 06.32d [P2] 06.30 ~ 06.34 23.38a ~ 23.41d [P3] 00.27 ~ 00.31
Chesterfield South Jn 06/34 06/36 23/36 00/25
Clay Cross North Jn 06/37 06/42 23/34 00/22
Ambergate Jn 06/46 06/53 23/25 00/13
Broadholme 06*49 ~ 06*57 [UPL] 06.54 ~ 06.58 23/24 00/12
Duffield 07/02 07/05 23/20 00/09
Derby 07.09a ~ 07.11d [P6] 07.11 ~ 07.15 23.12a ~ 23.14d [P1] 23.58 ~ 00.02
Stenson Jn 07/18 07/23 23/05 23/51
North Stafford Jn 07/18 07/23 23/05 23/51
Clay Mills Jn 07/21 07/26 23/01 23/46
Burton-on-Trent 07/23 [P2] 07/28 22/58 [P1] 23/43
Wichnor Jn 07/32 07/33 22/54 23/39
Tamworth HL 07/41 [P4] 07/39 22/49 [P3] 23/34
Kingsbury Jn 07/46 07/43 22/44 23/30
Whitacre Jn - - 22/41 DIV?
Coleshill Parkway - - 22/39 [P2] DIV?
Water Orton 07/52 07/48 22/36 23/27
Landor Street Jn 08/11 08/11 22/27 23/20
St Andrews Jn 08/14 08/12 22/20 23/19
Bordesley Jn 08/17 08/13 22/19 23/18
Small Heath South Jn 08/20 08/18 22/15 23/15
Tyseley 08/21 [P1] 08/20 22/14 [P2] 23/14
Solihull 08/26 08/25 22/10 23/09
Bentley Heath LC 08/31 08/27 22/06 23/07
Dorridge 08/32 [P1] 08/28 22/00 [P3] 23/06
Hatton 08/38 08/33 21/50 22/57
Warwick Parkway 08/43 08/35 21/42 22/52
Leamington Spa 08/50 [UM] 08/49 21/34 [DM] 22/44
Fenny Compton 09*04 ~ 09*25 [UGL] 09.05 ~ 09.26 21/24 22/33
Reservoir Jn 09/34 09/36 21/17 22/25
Banbury 09.37a ~ 09.47d [P3] 09.38 ~ 09.45 21.06a ~ 21.15d [P1] 22.18 ~ 22.22
Aynho Jn 09/53 09/51 20/59 22/12
Heyford 09/59 [P1] 09/56 20/54 [P2] 22/07
Wolvercote Jn 10/06 10/06 20/47 21/57
Oxford 10/09 [TL] 10/09 [UT] 20/44 [TL] 21/53
Kennington Jn 10/12 10/11 20/41 21/40
Didcot North Jn 10/21 10/21 20/31 21/33
Didcot East Jn 10/23 10/22 20/28 21/26
Goring & Streatley 10/34 [P4] [UR] 10/30 20/17 [P3] [DR] 20/12
Reading West Jn 10/46 10/38 20/02 20/05
Reading - - 19.36a ~ 19.59d [P15] 19.36 ~ 20.02
Oxford Road Jn 10/56 10/58 19/33 19/32
Reading West 10/56 10/59 19.31 ~ 19.33 ?
Southcote Jn 10/59 11/00 19/29 19/28
Bramley 11/07 11/09 19/20 19/19
Basingstoke 11/13 [P1] 11/16 19/10 [P3] 19/13
Worting Jn 11/22 11/20 19/08 19/09
Wallers Ash Loop 11*35 ~ 11*39 [DPL] 11/31? 18/57 19/01
Winchester 11/45 [P2] 11/36 18/52 [P1] 18/54
Shawford Jn 11/47 11/38 18/50 18/50
Eastleigh 11/52 [DF] 11/43 18.36 ~ 18.40 [P1] 18/39? [P1]
Southampton Airport Parkway 11.54 ~ 11.57 [P2] 11/45? 18/32 [P1] 18/36 [P1] [US]
St Denys 12/00 [P2] 11/51 18/30 [P1] 18/30
Northam Jn 12/02 11/53 18.25 18/28
Southampton Central 12/05 [P4] 11/55 18.18 ~ 18.22 [P1] 18/25?
Redbridge 12/08 [P2] 11/59 18/05 [P1] 18/12 [P1]
Brockenhurst 12/25 [P3] 12/14 17/52 [P2] 18/00
Bournemouth 12/51 12/33 17/36 [P2] 17/40
Branksome 12/55 [P2] 12/40 17/32 [P1] 17/32
Poole 13.03a ~ 13.05d [P2] 12.48 ~ 12.52 17.24a ~ 17.26d [P1] 17.20 ~ 17.25
Wareham 13t15a ~ 13t17d [P2] 13.02 ~ 13.05 17t10a ~ 17t12d [P1] 17.08 ~ 17.09
Worgret Jn 13/21 13/08 17/04 17/05
Furzebrook 13/28 ? 16/53 ?
Norden Gates 13/33 ? 16/47 ?
Corfe Castle 13t36a ~ 13t43d ? 16t40a ~ 16t45d ?
Harman's Cross 13/48 ? 16/35 ?
Swanage 13.58a [P2] ? 16.26d ?


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