Hertfordshire Rail Tours

The Thames-Piddle Execetive

Running from the Thames to the Piddle which is a river in Dorset was the aim of thus curiously named tour on 19th March 1983


The tour  used two units 1017 & 1032 and started North of London at Watford which itself is unusual for a Hastings unit.

The tour then through Olympia to rejoin the Southern at Clapham Jcn before heading to Dorset. 

Some of the highlights of the tour was running of the MOD branch to Ludgershall and the freight only branches to Fawley and Furzbrook which is part of the Swanage Railway

All the images on this page was supplied by Jon Piesing and we thank him for letting us use his images

Top image 1032 at Fawey

The train with 1032 at the rear is seen at Southampton on one of the many turn arounds

The disused platforms at the MOD base at Ludgershall was one of the main destinations for the tour, 1017 is seen leading the formation.

The disused platform at Ludgershall seen from the train.

Warwell wagons are seen from the train at Ludgershall

1032 at Ludgershall shortly after arriving

Timings (Booked & Actual)

from the Six Bells Jcn website

Location

Booked (out)

Actual (out)

Booked (rtn)

Actual (rtn)

Watford Junction

07.20d

07.20½ [P9/SL]

22.20a

22.20

Wembley Central

07.28a ~ 07.29d

07.33 ~ 07.33½

22.11a ~ 22.12d

22.05½ ~ 22.08

Willesden West London Jn

07/34

?

22/02

21c57 ~ 21.58½

Mitre Bridge Jn

07/36

07c41½ ~ 07.42

22/00

21/56½

North Pole Jn

07/38

07/43½

21/58

21/55

Kensington Olympia

07c43a ~ 07c45d

07/46

21c51a ~ 21c52d

21/51

Clapham Junction (Windsor Lines)

07.57a ~ 07.58d

07.55 ~ 07.58 [SL]

21.41a ~ 21.42d

21.39½ ~ 21.43

Point Pleasant Jn

08/01

08/01

21/38

21/37½ [SL]

East Putney

08/03

08/03

21/36

21/35½

Wimbledon

08/13 [FL]

08/17 [FL]

21/30

21/30

Hampton Court Jn

08/20½

08/24

21/23

21/23

Woking

08.31½a ~ 08.32½d

08.34 ~ 08.35

21.11a ~ 21.12d

21.11½ ~ 21.12

Basingstoke

08.58a ~ 08.59d

08.59 ~ 09.01½

20.47a ~ 20.48d

20.47 ~ 20.49

Worting Jn

09/03

09/06½

20/44 [FL]

20/44½




Location

Booked

Actual

Andover (down platform)

09.18a ~ 09.20d

09.20½ ~ 09.23½

Andover Ground Frame

09.21a ~ 09.22d

09.25½ ~ 09.26

Andover (up platform)

09.24a ~ 09.34d

09.27 ~ 09.28½

Ludgershall Horse Platform

10.00a ~ 10.10d

09.52 ~ 10.08½

Depot entrance junction

?

10.10 ~ 10.13

Military Gates L.C.

10.25a ~ 10.35d

10.16½ ~ 10.34

Andover

11.10a ~ 11.18d

10.55 ~ 11.01½

Laverstock North Jn

11/39

11/19½

Laverstock South Jn

11/40

11/20½

Dean

11/50

11/29

Romsey

11/58

11/36

Redbridge

12/07½

11/43

Millbrook

[USL]

[USL]

Southampton

12.15a ~ 12.58d

11.55 [DSL] ~ 12.58½

Redbridge

13/02

13/03

Totton

13c04 ~ 13c04½

13.04½ ~ 13.05

Fawley Ground Frame C

13.26a ~ 13.38d

13.23 ~ 13.37½

Totton

14.00a ~ 14.08d [DGL]

13.55 ~ 14.00

Brockenhurst

14/18

14/15½

Bournemouth

14c40a ~ 14c41d

14c38 ~ 14c40

Branksome

14.45 ~ 14.51

14.45 ~ 14.49½

Bournemouth West CS

14.57 ~ 15.05

14.53½ ~ 15.05½

Branksome

15/11

15/09½

Poole

15/20

15/19

Hamworthy Jn

15.25 ~ 15.26

15.23 ~ 15.24½

Hamworthy Goods

15.31 ~ 15.39

15.32 ~ 15.37½

Hamworthy Jn

15.44 ~ 15.52

15.45 ~ 15.59½

Wareham

15.59a ~ 16.01d

16.05½ ~ 16.06

Worgret Jn

?

16.09½ ~ 16.15½

Furzebrook Sidings

16.17 ~ 16.27

16.23½ ~ 16.25d

Worgret Jn

?

16.46 ~ 16.49½

Wareham

16.52 ~ 17.00

16.52½ ~ 16.59

Dorchester South

17.20a ~ 17.21d

17.17 ~ 17.17½

Dorchester Jn

17/22

17/19½

Weymouth S.B.

17/31

17/29½

Weymouth Tramline

17.32 ~ 17.34

17.30½ ~ 17.31½

Weymouth Quay

17.50a ~ 18.10d

17.50½ ~ 18.12½

Weymouth Tramline

18.26 ~ 18.28

18/30

Weymouth S.B.

18/29

18/31

Dorchester Jn

18/40

18/43

Dorchester South

18.41a ~ 18.42d

18.44 ~ 18.44½

Wareham

18/59½

18/59

Poole

19/10

19/08

Bournemouth

19c20a ~ 19c22d

19c18 ~ 19c20

Brockenhurst

19/40

19/41½

Redbridge

19/59

20/00

Millbrook

[FL]

[FL]

Southampton

20/03

20/03½ [D Rev]

Northam Jn

20/06

20/06½

Eastleigh

20c14 ~ 20c15

20c13½ ~ 20.15½

Shawford

20/23

20/23½

Winchester

20/28

20/28

Timings continue in first table.




We would like to thanks Jon Piesing for allowing us to use his images on this page and the copyright of all images on this page remain with Jon