1st July 2018

GB Railfreight
The Itchen Scratch

Locos Used 66755 'Tony Berkeley OBE RFG Chairman 1997-2018' & 66786
Stock Used 21272+3097+3098+80042+3147+3120+3119+1651+3121+3149

Route : 1Z76 throughout

Loco(s) Route
66786 (1) Tonbridge - Godstone - Redhill - Purley - East Croydon - Selhurst - Balham - Clapham Junction - Latchmere Jn - Kensington Olympia - North Pole Jn - Mitre Bridge Jn - Willesden SW Sidings - Acton Wells Jn - Kew East Jn - Brentford - Hounslow - Feltham - Staines - Virginia Water - Addlestone Jn - Byfleet & New Haw - Woking - Guildford - Haslemere - Petersfield - Havant - Farlington Jn - Cosham - Fareham - Botley - Eastleigh

Notes : 
(1) 66755 on rear.
(1) John Clifford comments: There had been a GBRf staff outing to Weymouth the previous day. This trip was used to raise some money for charity on what would otherwise have been an empty stock working back to Eastleigh. At Tonbridge our booked platform no. 1 was occupied by the coaches for the 11.29 Tonbridge - Redhill. Platform 2 was used by the 09.50 Hastings - Charing Cross which, at that point, was running 9 minutes late. Hence we had a late start. We more than made up the lost time so that we passed Clapham Junction 10 minutes early. We then had to wait at Latchmere Jn for the 11.59 Clapham Junction - Stratford to go ahead and for the 11.05 Stratford - Clapham Junction to cross our path to get into platform 1 at Clapham Junction. We waited for time at Kensington Olympia but at Acton Wells Jn we were just behind the 11.43 Stratford - Richmond, which is why we stopped outside Acton Central. From Hounslow we followed the 12.14 Waterloo - Windsor to Staines. For a while there were no more trains to slow us down. On the Portsmouth direct line we were booked to follow the 13.00 Waterloo - Portsmouth Harbour (all stations Guildford - Havant) but this was running late (16 minutes late leaving Guildford) so we ran early, but were then held at Cosham Jn and eventually followed the 14.42 Portsmouth & Southsea - Southampton Central as far as Fareham. The only other check was at Eastleigh South Jn to the 15.26 Waterloo - Portsmouth Harbour come over the single line from Eastleigh.


66786 arriving at Kensington Olympia (photo: Nick Bartlett)

Sources : John Clifford (on the tour throughout) & Nick Bartlett (on the tour from Kensington Olympia)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford)

Location Booked Actual
Tonbridge 11.04d [P1] 11.08 [P2]
Godstone 11/17 11/24 [P1]
Redhill 11/24 [UM] 11/32 [UM]
Stoats Nest Jn 11/35 [US] 11/39 [US]
Purley 11/36 [P3] 11/40 [P3] [US]
South Croydon 11/39 [P3] 11/43 [P3] [US]
East Croydon 11/44 [P4] 11/45 [P4] [US]
Windmill Bridge Jn 11/45 [US] 11/45 [US]
Selhurst 11/47 [P2] 11/47 [P2] [US]
Streatham Common 11/52 [P2] 11/50 [P2] [US]
Streatham North Jn 11/53 11/51 [US]
Balham 12/01 [P2] 11/53 [P2] [US]
Clapham Junction 12/08 [P16] 11/58 [P16]
Latchmere Jn 12/11 [DWL] 12.01 ~ 12.05 [DWL]
Kensington Olympia 12.19a ~ 12.21d 12.12 ~ 12.21 [P2]
North Pole Jn 12/26 12/26
Mitre Bridge Jn 12/27 [REV] 12/28 [REV]
Willesden SW Sidings 12/32 12/31
Acton Wells Jn 12/35 12/33
Acton Sig.AW101 - 12.36 ~ 12.37
South Acton Jn 12/40 12/40
Kew East Jn 12/42 12/42
Brentford 12/47 12/47 [P2]
Hounslow 12/55 [P2] 12/54 [P2]
Feltham Jn 12/58 12/56
Feltham 13/00 [P2] 12/59 [P2]
Staines 13/09 [P2] 13/07 [P2]
Virginia Water 13/17 [P4] 13/16 [P4]
Addlestone Jn 13/24 13/26
Byfleet & New Haw 13/30 [P2] [DF] 13/29 [P2] [DS]
Woking 13.36a ~ 13.39d [P4] 13.38 ~ 13.42 [P5]
Woking Jn 13/40 13/43
Guildford 13/48 [P2] 13/52 [P2]
Shalford Jn 13/50 13/55
Farncombe 13/52 13/57 [P2]
Haslemere 14/12 [P1] 14/07 [P1]
Petersfield 14/29 [P2] 14/17 [P2]
Havant 14/45 [P2] 14/29 [P2]
Farlington Jn 14/49 14/35
Cosham Jn 14/58 14.37 ~ 14.53
Cosham Sig.HT318 - 14.56 ~ 14.57
Cosham 14/59 [P1] 14/59 [P1]
Fareham 15/11 [P1] 15.10 ~ 15.11 [P1]
Fareham North Jn 15/12 15/13
Botley 15/17 15/19 [P1]
Eastleigh South Jn 15/30 15.28 ~ 15.30
Eastleigh 15.33a [P2] 15.35 [P2]


Associated E.C.S. & Light Engine Workings

5Z76 : (66755 with 66786 on rear) : Tonbridge West Yard to Tonbridge

Location Booked Actual
Tonbridge West Yard 10.50d  
Tonbridge 10.53a [P1] 11.04 [P2]

5Z77 : (66786 with 66755 on rear) : Eastleigh to Eastleigh East Yard (cancelled)
5Z77 : (66755 with 66786 on rear) : Eastleigh East Yard to Eastleigh Arlington
(actual ran direct from Eastleigh to Eastleigh Arlington)

Location Booked Actual
Eastleigh 15.40d [P2] 15.41 [P2]
Eastleigh East Yard 15.43 ~ 16.27 CANC
Eastleigh 16.30 ~ 16.31 [P2] CANC
Eastleigh Arlington 16.36a ?a

0Z77 : (66755 + 66785) : Eastleigh Arlington to Eastleigh East Yard

Location Booked
Eastleigh Arlington 17.26d
Eastleigh Sig.E241 17.28 ~ 17.29
Eastleigh 17.32 ~ 17.33
Eastleigh East Yard 17.36a


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