16th March 2019

Statesman Rail
The Portsmouth Harbour Statesman

Locos Used (3) 47810 'Crewe Diesel Depot' & 47853
Stock Used 9479+3312+3229+80043+3438+3344+1211+3348+3384+5912

Route :
1Z60 : Crewe to Portsmouth Harbour
1Z62 : Portsmouth Harbour to Crewe

Loco(s) Route
47810 (1) Crewe - Nantwich - Wem - Shrewsbury - English Bridge Jn - Craven Arms - Leominster - Hereford - Abergavenny - Maindee North Jn - Maindee East Jn - Severn Tunnel Junction - Pilning - Patchway - Filton Abbey Wood - Dr Day's Jn - North Somerset Jn - Bath Spa - Bathampton Jn - Trowbridge - Westbury - Warminster - Salisbury - Dean - Romsey - Chandler's Ford - Eastleigh - Botley - Fareham - Cosham - Portcreek Jn - Fratton - Portsmouth & Southsea - Portsmouth Harbour
47853 (2) Portsmouth Harbour - (reverse of outward route) - Crewe

Notes :
(1) 47853 on rear.
(2) 47810 on rear.
(3) 47810 was running as D1924 and 47853 running as 47614.


47810 passing Bradford-on-Avon on the outward leg (photo: Mark V. Pike)

Source : Nick Bartlett

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual Booked Actual
Crewe 06.07d [P12] 06.09   23.19a [P12] 00.07
Crewe Gresty Lane 06/09 06/12   23/17 00/05
Nantwich 06/13 06/16   23/11 00/01
Wrenbury 06/24 06/25   23/07 23/56
Whitchurch 06/28 06/30   23/03 23/51
Prees 06/33 06/36   22/59 23/47
Wem 06/39 06/41   22/56 23/38
Harlescott LC 06/47 06/49   22/47 23/24
Shrewsbury 06.52a ~ 06.55d [P4] 06.54 ~ 06.57   22.39a ~ 22.42d 22.40 ~ 23.20
English Bridge Jn 06/56 ?   22/37 ?
Sutton Bridge Jn 06/57 06/59   22/35 22/36
Dorrington SB 07/05 07/06   22/29 22/31
Church Stretton 07.14a ~ 07.17d ?   22.19a ~ 22.22d ?
Marsh Brook LC 07/21 07/20   22/16 22/19
Craven Arms 07*27 ~ 07*43 [DGL] 07.27 ~ 07.40   22/08 [P1] 22/13
Bromfield 07/50 07/51   22/03 22/08
Ludlow 07.53a ~ 07.56d ?   21.56a ~ 21.59d ?
Woofferton 08/02 08/02   21*23 ~ 21*50 21/57?
Leominster 08.08a ~ 08.11d 08.09 ~ 08.11   21.12a ~ 21.15d 21.45 ~ 21.46
Moreton-on-Lugg 08/19 08/21   21/03 21/37
Shelwick Jn 08/24 08/26   21/00 21/34
Hereford 08.27a ~ 08.30d [P2] 08.27 ~ 08.33   20.54a ~ 20.57d 21.28 ~ 21.31
Tram Inn 08/39 08/42   20/45 21/20
Pontrilas 08/44 ?   20/40 ?
Abergavenny 08.56a ~ 08.59d 08.58 ~ 09.01   20.26a ~ 20.29d 20.58 ~ 21.01
Little Mill Jn 09/07 09/10   20/18 20/49
Pontypool & New Inn 09/10 ?   20/16 ?
Cwmbran 09.14a ~ 09.17d 09.19 ~ 09.20   20.09a ~ 20.12d 20.37 ~ 20.42
Maindee North Jn 09/27 09/28   20/00 ? ~ 20.30
Maindee East Jn 09/29 [UM] 09/30 [UM]   19/58 20/10
Llanwern West Jn 09/33 09/33   19/54 20/08
Severn Tunnel Junction 09/39 [P4] 09/40 [P4]   19/47 [P3] [DM] 20/02
Severn Tunnel West 09/40 09/40   19/46 20/01
Severn Tunnel East 09/45 09/44   19/41 19/57
Pilning 09/46 [P1] 09/46   19/40 [P2] 19/56
Patchway 09/55 [P1] 09/50   19/37 [P2] 19/52
Filton Abbey Wood 10.00 ~ 10.03 [P1] 09.55 ~ 09.59   19.31 ~ 19.34 [P4] 19.45 ~ 19.50
Horfield Jn 10/05 [ML] 10/01   19/29 19/43
Narroways Hill Jn 10/06 10/03   19/27 19/40
Dr Day's Jn 10/08 10/06   19/25 [RL] 19/36
North Somerset Jn 10/10 10/08   19/16 19/23
Bath Spa 10/20 [P2] 10/20 [P2]   19/06 [P1] 19/11
Bathampton Jn 10/23 10/23   18/58 19/08
Bradford Jn 10/33 10/36   18/47 18/54
Trowbridge 10/35 10/37 [P2]   18/45 18/53
Westbury 10.41 ~ 10.44 [P2] 10.43 ~ 10.45 [P2]   18.35 ~ 18.38 [P3] 18/46?
Warminster 10/50 10/54   18/23 18/33
Upton Lovell 10/55 10/59   18/17 18/27
Wylye AHB 11/00 11/03   18/13 18/23
Wishford 11/04 11/07   18/08 18/19
Wilton Jn 11/07 11/12   18/05 18/14
Salisbury 11/10 [P2] 11/15 [P4]   18/02 [P4] 18/10
Tunnel Jn 11/13 11/18   17/53 18/04
Dean 11/24 11/27   17/44 17/55
Romsey 11/30 [P1] 11/35   17/37 [P2] 17/46
Chandler's Ford 11/43 11/41   17/27 17/41
Eastleigh East Jn 11/48 ? ~ 11.53   17/23 17/36
Eastleigh 11.50 ~ 11.53 [P2] 11/54 [P3]   17/22  [P3] 17/35
Eastleigh South Jn 11/55 11/56   17/17 17/33
Botley 12/00 12/02   17/12 17/25
Fareham North Jn 12/06 12/09   17/07 ? ~ 17.18
Fareham 12/07 [P3] 12/10 [P3]   17/06 [P1] 17/12
Cosham 12/14 [P2] 12/17   16/54 [P1] 17/00
Cosham Jn 12/15 12/18   16/51 16/58
Portcreek Jn 12/16 12/18   16/49 16/57
Fratton East 12/19 [DM] 12/23   16/45 16/45
Fratton 12/19 [P2] 12/24 [P3]   16/44 [P1] 16/43
Portsmouth & Southsea 12/21 [P2] 12/26 [P2]   16/40 [P1] 16/38
Portsmouth Harbour 12.25a [P4] 12.30 [P4]   16.32d [P4] 16.32


Associated E.C.S. Workings

5Z61 : (47853 with 47810 on rear) : Portsmouth Harbour to Fratton Depot
5Z62 : (47810 with 47853 on rear) : Fratton Depot to Portsmouth Harbour

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Portsmouth Harbour 12.39d [P4] 16.21a [P4]
Portsmouth & Southsea 12/42 16/15
Fratton Staff Halt 12.47 ~ 12.49 16.07 ~ 16.09
Fratton Depot 12.56a 16.04d


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