27th September 1987

Network South East
Ludgershall Limited(s)

Locos Used 37116, 40122 & steam: 53809
Stock Used 99123, 99124, 99125, 99126, 99127, 99128 & 99129 (4)

Route: (headcodes as listed below)

Headcode Loco Route
2Z12 37116 Basingstoke - Andover
53809 Andover - Ludgershall
2Z13 53809 Ludgershall - Andover
37116 Andover - Basingstoke
2Z14 40122 Basingstoke - Andover
53809 Andover - Ludgershall
2Z15 53809 Ludgershall - Andover
40122 Andover - Basingstoke
2Z16 37116 Basingstoke - Andover
53809 Andover - Ludgershall
2Z17 53809 Ludgershall - Andover
37116 Andover - Basingstoke
2Z18 40122 Basingstoke - Andover [P2] - "Andover Yard"
40122 (2) "Andover Yard" - Andover ['up' back platform]
53809 Andover ['up' back platform] - Ludgershall
2Z19 53809 Ludgershall - "Andover Yard"
40122 "Andover Yard" - Andover [P1] - Basingstoke
2Z20 37116 Basingstoke - Andover
53809 Andover - Ludgershall
2Z21 53809 Ludgershall - Andover
37116 Andover - Basingstoke

Notes :
(1) Marketed/sold as separately ticketed runs.
(2) Propelling move.
(3) Details offered for 2Z18 show a reversal in "Andover Yard" (believed reversal point was on the Ludgershall branch track?) and at the station (dead-end platform on up side) - did all other trains do likewise?
(4) Stock listed in numerical order - formation confirmation is required.
(5) Kevin Stroud comments: I am quite certain that 33111 was involved somehow (
maybe to allow release of locos at Ludgershall?), and I also seem to recall being hauled round the site by top’n’tail MoD shunters?

Sources : Terry Jackson, Gordon Lacy, Kevin Stroud & Harry Harper

Photo Review


40122 passes Basingstoke yard with the 11.15 departure from Basingstoke
(photo: Gordon Lacy)


53809 leaves Andover for Ludgershall (photo: Kevin Stroud)


33111 on the rear of the train at Ludgershall - where/how did this loco feature
in the day? (photo: Kevin Stroud)


Timings (Advertised only)
(from Terry Jackson)

Headcode 2Z12/2Z13 2Z14/2Z15 2Z16/2Z17 2Z18/2Z19 2Z20/2Z21
Location Advertised Advertised Advertised Advertised Advertised
Basingstoke 09.45d 11.15d 12.45d 14.30d 15.56d
Andover 10L11a ~ 10L25d 11L45a ~ 11L57d 13L11a ~ 13L23d 15L01a ~ 15L13d 16L24a ~ 16L36d
Ludgershall 10.45a ~ 11.02d 12.17a ~ 12.30d 13.42a ~ 13.56d 15.33a ~ 15.47d 16.46a ~ 17.16d
Andover change engine change engine change engine change engine change engine
Basingstoke 11.54a 13.27a 14.48a 16.41a 18.10a

   Timings (Booked & Actual) - 2Z18/2Z19
(from Gordon Lacy)

n.b. Booked times below are taken from STN which did not match advertised times!

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Basingstoke 14.35d 14.35   16.42a 16.51
Worting Jn 14/39˝ 14/39   16/39 16/48˝
Andover [station] 14c55 ~ 14c56 [P2] 14/53   16c20 ~ 16c21 [P1] 16.29˝ ~ 16.32˝
Andover Yard
(Ludgershall branch)
14.58 ~ 15.00 14.54 ~ 15.04   16L?? ~ 16L18 ??.?? ~ 16.28˝
Andover 15L02 ~ ??L?? ["P3"] 15.05 ~ ??.?? ["P3"]  
Ludgershall ??.??a ?   15.48d ?


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