2nd December 2023

Railway Touring Company
The Bath & Bristol Christmas Express

Locos Used 47746 'Chris Fudge' & steam: 44871
Stock Used 35508+99304+5032+99311+99125+3058+99122+99712+3136+99128

Route :
1Z88 : Three Bridges to Bristol Temple Meads
1Z89 : Bristol Temple Meads to Three Bridges

Loco(s) Route
44871 (1) Three Bridges - Haywards Heath - Preston Park - Hove - Worthing Central - Angmering - Arundel Jn - Ford - Barnham - Chichester - Havant - Farlington Jn - Cosham - Fareham - Netley - St Denys - Southampton Central - Redbridge - Romsey - Salisbury - Wilton Jn - Warminster - Westbury - Trowbridge - Bradford-on-Avon - Bathampton Jn - Bath Spa - North Somerset Jn - Bristol Temple Meads
44871 (1) Bristol Temple Meads - (reverse of outward route) - Romsey - Chandlers Ford - Eastleigh - Botley - Fareham - (reverse of outward route) - Three Bridges

Notes :
(1) 47746 on rear.
(2) It is reported that the outward leg was delayed at Salisbury waiting for a route conductor.

Source : Nick Bartlett

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Three Bridges 07.35d [P3] [DS] 07.35   21.35a [P2] 21.39
Balcombe Tunnel Jn 07/39 [DM] 07/41   21/30 [US] 21/35
Copyhold Jn 07/45 07/48   21/25 21/28
Haywards Heath 07.46a ~ 07.48d [P2] 07.50 ~ 07.53 [P2]   21.21a ~ 21.24d [P3] 21.23 ~ 21.26
Keymer Jn 07/52 07/59   21/15 21/18
Burgess Hill 07/53 [P1] 08/00   21/15 [P1] 21/17
Preston Park 08w00a ~ 08w27d [P1] 08w11 ~ 08w37 [P1]   20w39a ~ 21w05d [P1] [UM] 20.46 ~ 21.08
Hove 08.32a ~ 08.39d [P1] 08.41 ~ 08.45 [P3]   20.33a ~ 20.35d [P2] 20.38 ~ 20.40
Shoreham-by-Sea 08/50 [P2] 08/52   20/26 [P1] 20/29
Worthing Central 09.00a ~ 09.03d [P3] 08.59 ~ 09.06 [P3]   20.16a ~ 20.19d [P2] 20.13 ~ 20.20
West Worthing 09/07 09/08   20/15 20/11
Angmering 09/14 09/13   20/09 20/06
Arundel Jn 09/21 09/19   20/05 20/02
Ford 09/23 [P2] 09/21   20/02 [P1] 20/01
Barnham 09/29 [P1] 09/25 [P2]   19/58 [P3] 19/58
Chichester 09/37 [P2] 09/37   19/49 [P1] 19/49
Emsworth 09/45 09/44   19/40 19/42
Havant 09/50 [P2] 09/47 [P2]   19/37 [P1] 19/39
Farlington Jn 09/55 09/51   19/33 19/36
Cosham Jn 09/57 09/53   19/32 19/35
Cosham 09/59 09/54   19/31 19/34
Fareham 10/10 [P1] 10/05 [P1]   19/22 [P3] 19/25
Netley 10/27 10/27   - -
St Denys 10/38 [P4] [DS] 10/36 [P4] [DF]   - -
Northam Jn 10/41 10/42   - -
Southampton Central 10c44 ~ 10c48 [P1] 10.45 ~ 10.48 [P3]   - -
Southampton Up Goods Loop 10w50 ~ 11w15 [UGL] ??w?? ~ ??w?? [UGL]   - -
Church Lane Jn 11/19 11/20 [UM-DM]   - -
Redbridge 11/21 [P2] 11/22 [P2]   - -
Fareham North Jn - -   19/21 19/21
Botley - -   19/15 19/13
Eastleigh South Jn - -   19/08 19/05
Eastleigh - -   19c04 ~ 19c06 [P3] 19.00 ~ 19.03
Eastleigh East Jn - -   19/03 19/00
Eastleigh Single Line - -   18/55 ?
Chandlers Ford - -   18w30 ~ 18w50 18.36 ~ 18.55
Romsey Single Line - -   18/20 ?
Romsey 11/34 [P2] 11/32   18/12 [P1] 18/24
Dean 11/44 11/42   18/02 18/02
Tunnel Jn 11/54 11/53   17/49 17/51
Salisbury 11c57 ~ 11c59 [P4] 11.56 ~ 12.23 [P4]   17c44 ~ 17c45 [P3] 17.45 ~ 17.46
Wilton Jn 12/03 12/28   17/39 17/28
Wishford 12/08 12/33   17/35 17/22
Wylye AHB 12/13 12/38   17/30 17/18
Upton Lovell 12/18 12/44   17/24 17/14
Warminster 12/23 12/50   17/17 17/08
Westbury 12/32 [P3] 12/59 [P3]   16*57 ~ 17*07 [P1] 16/59
Trowbridge 12/38 13/05   16/49 16/51
Bradford Jn 12/40 13/07   16/46 16/48
Bradford-on-Avon 12/43 13/12   16/43 16/43
Bathampton Jn 12/53 13/27   16/33 16/35
Bath Spa 12.58a ~ 13.01d [P1] 13.34 ~ 13.54   16.26a ~ 16.29d [P2] 16.25 ~ 16.31
North Somerset Jn 13/15 14/09   16/11 16/12
Bristol East Jn 13/16 [DM] 14/10   16/11 [UM] 16/10
Bristol Temple Meads 13.18a [P15] 14.12   16.09d [P13] 16.09


Associated E.C.S. & Light Engine Workings

5Z87 : (44871 with 47746 on rear) : Southall to Three Bridges

Location Booked
Southall WCR 05.30d
Southall 05.40 ~ 05.50
Southall East Jn 05/51
West Ealing 05/53
Acton West 05/58
Acton Main Line 06/03
Acton Wells Jn 06/06
Willesden SW Sidings 06/08
Willesden SW Goods Lines 06/11
Mitre Bridge Jn 06/13
North Pole Jn 06/14
Shepherds Bush 06/19
Kensington Olympia 06/21
West Brompton 06c23 ~ 06c24 [P3]
Latchmere Jn 06/28
Clapham Junction 06c31 ~ 06c32 [P17]
Balham 06/38
Streatham North Jn 06/41
Streatham Common 06/42
Selhurst 06/48
Windmill Bridge Jn 06/50
East Croydon 06/52 [P6]
South Croydon 06/53
Purley 06/57
Stoats Nest Jn 07/00
Redhill 07/12 [DM]
Earlswood 07/15
Salfords 07/17
Gatwick Airport 07*21 ~ 07*22 [P3]
Three Bridges 07.29a [P3]

5Z88 : (47746 with 44871 on rear) : Bristol Temple Meads to Bristol Kingsland Road

Location Booked
Bristol Temple Meads 13.26d [P15]
Bristol Kingsland Road 13.29a

0Z88 : (44871) : Bristol Kingsland Road - Bristol Temple Meads - Lawrence Hill - North Somerset Jn - Bristol Kingsland Road
(Loco turning trip)

Location Booked
Bristol Kingsland Road 14.18d
Bristol Temple Meads 14.20 ~ 14.23 [DT]
Bristol East Jn 14/24
Dr Day's Jn 14/25
Lawrence Hill 14.26 ~ 14.28 [P1]
Dr Day's Jn 14/29
North Somerset Jn 14.34 ~ 14.39
Bristol Kingsland Road 14.42a

5Z89 : (47746 with 44871 on rear) : Bristol Kingsland Road to Bristol Temple Meads

Location Booked
Bristol Kingsland Road 15.50d
Bristol Temple Meads 15.52a [P13]

5Z90: (44871 with 47746 on rear) : Three Bridges to Southall

Location Booked
Three Bridges 21.55d [P2]
Gatwick Airport 21/59 [P2]
Salfords 22/02
Earlswood 22/06
Redhill 22/07 [UM]
Stoats Nest Jn 22/16
Purley 22/18
South Croydon 22/25
East Croydon 22/27 [P4]
Windmill Bridge Jn 22/28
Selhurst 22/31
Streatham Common 22/39
Streatham North Jn 22/40
Balham 22/43
Clapham Junction 22c52 ~ 22c53 [P16]
Latchmere Jn 22/57
West Brompton 22c59 ~ 23c01 [P4]
Kensington Olympia 23/04
Shepherds Bush 23/06
North Pole Jn 23/08
Mitre Bridge Jn 23/09
Willesden SW Goods Lines 23/12
Willesden SW Sidings 23*14 ~ 23*18
Acton Wells Jn 23/21
Acton Main Line 23/25
Acton West 23/28
West Ealing 23/32
Southall East Jn 23/36
Southall 23.37 ~ 23.49
Southall WCR 23.59a


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