21st June 1992

? Network WouthEast ?
? Atlantic Coast Express ?

Locos Used 50007 'Sir Edward Elgar', 50050 (running as D400) & steam: 34027 'Taw Valley' & 777 'Sir Lamiel'

Route :
1Z03 :
London Waterloo to Exeter Central
1Z04 : Exeter Central to London Waterloo

Loco(s) Route
50007 + D400 London Waterloo - ??? - Salisbury
34027 Salisbury - ??? - Honiton - Exeter Central
777 Exeter Central - Feniton - ??? - Salisbury
50007 + D400 Salisbury - ??? - London Waterloo

Notes :
(1) Seen at Honiton on the outward hauled by 34027 (carrying an 'Atlantic Coast Express' headboard) and near Feniton on the return hauled by 777. Believed to have been part of a Network SouthEast gala weekend activities.
(2) Was reported to have been the first main line tour with steam in daylight on the Southern since 1967 however Malcolm Best disputes this, citing; 35028 'Clan Line' working from Basingstoke to Westbury on 27/4/74 (was the first over third rail even if only Basingstoke to Worting Jn); late 1988 saw Blackmore Vale Express tours from Salisbury to Yeovil Jn, with 4472 even working from Andover; and 80080 also did Andover to Eastleigh via Laverstock Loop late 80's.

777 passes the former Sidmouth Jn (photo: Bernard Mills)

Sources : Roger Geach, Bernard Mills, Jim Sparks & Ian Docwra

Timings (Booked Only)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Waterloo 09.05d ??.??a
Exeter Central ??.??a 15.00d

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