3rd May 1975

Southern Electric Group
Dorset Dawdler

DEMU Used 1131

Route :

DEMU Route
1131 Southampton Central - Totton - Fawley
1131 Fawley - Totton
1131 Totton - Brockenhurst - Bournemouth Central - Poole - Wareham - Dorchester South - Weymouth Jn - Weymouth Quay
1131 Weymouth Quay - Weymouth Jn - Dorchester West - Maiden Newton (1) - Yeovil Pen Mill
1131 Yeovil Pen Mill - Yeovil Junction
1131 Yeovil Junction - Gillingham - Salisbury - Dean - Romsey - Chandlers Ford - Eastleigh

Notes :
(1) A break at Maiden Newton allowed passengers to take a ride on the service train on the Bridport branch on it's last day of operation (train used by
John Broderick was formed using DMU's 55033, 51345+59497+51387). Chris Totty comments: there was time to make two return trips to Bridport if you wished. I managed Maiden Newton - Bridport - Toller - Powerstock - Maiden Newton. Also the tour train was stabled in Maiden Newton Coal Yard during the layover; certain persons managed to board it there and travel into the station to the envy of certain others!

Sources : John Clifford (on the train throughout) & John Broderick


Though complete with headboard it is assumed this is a service train seen
here at Bridport station which tour participants travelled on during the break
the tour took at Maiden Newton (photo: Chris Totty)


From Bob Mitchell's Ticket Collection.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford &
John Broderick)

Location Booked Actual
Southampton Central 10.00d 10.00
Redbridge 10/04 10/05
Totton 10.06a ~ 10.08d 10.06 ~ 10.08
Fawley 10.32a ~ 10.52d 10.29 ~ 10.51
Totton 11.06a ~ 11.10d 11.11 ~ 11.13
Lymington Jn 11/24 11/27
Bournemouth Central 11.40a ~ 11.45d 11.41 ~ 11.46
Poole 11/54 11/55
Wareham 12/04 12/03
Dorchester 12/22 12/22
Weymouth Jn 12.33a ~ 12.37d 12.31 ~ 12.33
Weymouth Quay 12.54a ~ 13.24d 13.04 ~ 13.31
Weymouth Jn 13.41a ~ 13.45d 13.48 ~ 13.50
Dorchester Jn 13/58 14/01
Dorchester West 13/59 14/01
Maiden Newton 14.10a ~ 16.55d 14.11 ~ 17.04
Yeovil Pen Mill 17.14a ~ 17.20d 17.21 ~ 17.26
Yeovil Junction 17.25a ~ 17.29d 17.31 ~ 17.43
Templecombe 17.45a ~ 18.00d 17/57
Gillingham 18/10 18.05a ~ 18.14d
Wilton Jn 18/33 18/38
Salisbury 18.37a ~ 18.39d 18.42 ~ 18.44
Tunnel Jn 18/42 18/46
Romsey 19.09a ~ 19.10d 19.05 ~ 19.10
Eastleigh 19.21a 19.27


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