4th October 1958

R.C.T.S. (London Branch)
The Sapper

Locos Used 30120 & WD400 'Sir Guy Williams'

Route :

Loco Route
30120 London Waterloo - Clapham Junction - Raynes Park - Epsom - Leatherhead - Guildford - Haslemere - Liss
WD400 Liss - Longmoor Downs - Bordon
30120 Bordon - Bentley - Aldershot - Brookwood - Woking Jn - Hampton Court Jn - Clapham Junction - London Waterloo

Notes :
(1) Due to a washout of an embankment the train could not traverse the complete Holywater Loop, but tour participants were able to visit the loco depot at Longmoor Downs.

Sources : John Clifford & David Davis (from contemporary sources), John Debens
& 'Vintage Railtours (RCTS - 1954-1969)' (by Gavin Morrison, published by Silver Link Publishing)

Photo Review


30120 being readied at Waterloo (photo: The John Debens Collection)


30120 passing through Worcester Park (photo: The John Debens Collection)


From Andrew Fairholms ticket collection.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Debens & Bruce Nathan)

M.C Location Booked Actual
0.00 Waterloo 14.09d 14.09
3.71 Clapham Junction 14/16 14/16
8.50 Raynes Park 14/24 14.25 ~ 14.25
14.19 Epsom 14.38a ~ 14.39d 14.41 ~ 14.42
18.05 Leatherhead 14/46 14/49
31.03 Guildford 15.09a ~ 15.10d 15.08 ~ 15.10
42.58 Haslemere 15/33 15/31
51.14 Liss 15L45 ~ 16L00 15.44 ~ ??.??

via Longmoor Military Railway

0.00 Bordon ??L?? ~ 17L30 ??.?? ~ 17.36
4.58 Bentley 17/45 17/48
11.56 Aldershot 17/58 18/01
18.60 Brookwood 18/10 18/12
21.78 Woking Jn 18/17 18/16
33.33 Hampton Court Jn 18/32 18/34
42.68 Clapham Junction 18/44 18/45
46.39 Waterloo 18.51a 18.53


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