Last years of the ‘Mule’, Table 145 – Summer 1991-Summer 1993

 

Thanks to Jason Hall for the memories and photos

 

From the end of the 1990-1991 Winter timetable, the last few years of loco haulage on Table 145, Waterloo-Exeter route were to be a varied and interesting period. My beloved 50s were well in decline and 47/7s were slowly arriving from Scotland and in some cases displacement from a brief stint working off of Old Oak Common. As usual though BR thought in some cases a coat of paint would get the 47/7s through, and as such they too were often hopelessly unreliable. As such, every day could be a surprise, with 33s, other sector 47s, the occasional 37, DEMU substitution just a part of the variety, alongside for a short while a rapidly dwindling Class 50 fleet.

 

The stock didn’t fare any better, with the MK2 rakes slowly getting shorter, a 1st class coffin drafted in that was even eventually painted into NSE livery that a crompton couldn’t provide sufficient power for the aircon, the odd 4 or 8 car TC which the type 4s had braking issues, a boat train rake of 100% 1st class compos and even rakes of IC coffins. All in all it was something of a farce that never really ever settled.

 

In 1990 I had transferred from St.Pancras to Waterloo as a senior conductor, and as such if I wasn’t working the route as the guard, I was often on the bash or simply commuting to or from Mr. Lanes in Woking if my shift demanded it.

 

This a brief canter through those interesting years, until the final hauled runs in the Summer of 1993

 

24/07/91 – My first NB of the period

Up until now the Summer of 1991 was producing some interesting workings all over. In fact on this date I was going for a spin on the required 47381 which had worked that mornings Cardiff-Weymouth and decided that 1V13 was the best way to get there. Unexpected was 47280 at the helm, which was relieved by 50002 at Salisbury. This was to be the first NB of the year for me over the route.

 

17/08/91 required slims. You wait ages for one and then………..

It had been many years since I’d had a 33/2 over the route, in fact it had been 16/11/87 when 33203 was had Waterloo-Yeovil-Salisbury on the night newspapers, 1V01. The next came nearly four years later on 09/08/91 when 33207 had been boarded at Templecombe on 1O37, 11.55 Exeter-Waterloo only to be replaced at Salisbury by 47706. So when I came out of the TOPS office with gen that two of my three required slims were allocated on 2O83 from Exeter to Waterloo, I couldn’t get my shift finished quick enough. 47709 provided conveyance to Basingstoke for a tight plus onto the pair of shinydutch 33/2s. The pair was made with a couple of minutes to spare and then tanked up to London at quite a pace. At London an equally tight plus was made onto V15 so I headed back to Salisbury with 47702 for a run on 50033 back to London again.

 

23/08/91 Another day of farce and a first 37 into Waterloo

 

23089137258r.jpg 37258 at Waterloo set to work 2V21 1915 Waterloo-Exeter, 230891

 

Having stayed over in Woking I got up early and made my way via an early VEP unit to Basingstoke for 2V07 which was allocated 33101. Indeed 33101 was found attached to a 4TC and I popped into the office and made a call for the rest of the gen. Soon fully armed I boarded the bagpipe heading for some miles with 50030. The 50s were down to a mere handful and I was happy to grab some last miles with what were now just shadows of their former glory. At Whitchurch I left 33101 and waited just a short while for as expected ‘Repulse’. 50030 was taken to London, back to Salisbury, and then up to Woking again. After another phone call it would seem that both an Exeter-Waterloo and the Plymouth-Southampton were not allocated. With 1V15 now rolling into Woking with 33114, I decided to head down to meet the unallocated Exeter up, and see what was on it. Was this a risky move? At Salisbury some joining cranks told us that the next Waterloo up had failed also. The line had descended into farce. At Templecombe I left 33114 to look at the up Waterloo. This was then reported as cancelled meaning thenext up train was the Southampton, which still wasn’t allocated and yet was just leaving Yeovil! After a short fester 33101 arrived with its TC forming an additional Yeovil to London service. With the Southampton not booked to stopped at Templecombe this was boarded and taken to Gillingham as it seemed safer. Others flagged off 33101 convinced that the following up train would call at Templecombe. That turned out to be a mistake as shortly after the departure of 33101 from Gillingham, it was a real surprise to find 37258 arriving with the Plymouth-Southampton, now running as a Waterloo service but in the stopping pattern to Salisbury of the Southampton. It had blasted through Templecombe at a pace leaving various bowled! 37258 was of course taken into Waterloo. Word had spread and there was quite a turn out for the return run of the tractor on 2V21. Many missed it too and there was tale that some 37 bashers had leapt from as far as Scotland, and missed by minutes whilst crossing London. It was too good to get off so I stayed on to Exeter and ended up on the up midnight from Newton Abbot with 47835. Over the next couple of years, this turned out to be the first of several 37s I had on Table 145 services.

 

08/09/91 Paignton and a nice pair of pairs

33050+33051 required a test run prior to Railtour duties it was alleged, so naturally they were allocated to 2C25, 12.20 Exeter-Paignton.50030 obliged on 1V08, 08.15 Basingstoke-Exeter, a machine that on the outside at least, looked to be on her last legs. Having then done the 33s to Paignton I returned to Newton Abbot on a 101 to pick another 33 on the Plymouth-Waterloo. As hoped 50033 arrived with this and took us around the seawall in style to Exeter. At Exeter though there was a surprise as 50030 was being multied up to 50033 for the run up to London. The pair performed well with London reached on time with as it transpired, my last pair on the route prior to the 50 service train finale day. Thinking what a fine day it had been 47316 then entered the fray and backed up to the rear of our stock to work 1L27, 21.00 Salisbury. Not to be rejected this was taken to Woking for beers and curry. A great day indeed! Over the following couple of years, pairs of 33s were to be reasonably regular.

 

24/03/92 Farewell to Glorious?

By March 92, 50033 was the last 50 on the route. Usually allocated to the most hopeless remaining diagram, Glorious was to spend many an hour spare at Salisbury, and then after a long slumber, working 1L18, 15.13 Salisbury-Waterloo up for an afternoon commuter service return. I had done 50033 on L18 a few times in the final months but today was the last time she was to work for some time. I had been early shift and found out that once again the route had been a fiasco and for the first time 50033 had escaped from the bay at Salisbury and was now allocated 1L10, 12.13 Salisbury-Waterloo. Hardly exciting stuff but I made my way to Basingstoke for it and for what I had no idea was to be the last run for 50033 prior to the finale event. The next day 50033 wasn’t out, stopped for a minor fault that would see it not turn a wheel until one last run to come in May. Daily 50 service train running had ended, and with little fanfare.

 

05099150046r.jpg 6 months earlier 50046 arrives at Honiton with 1O37 1155 Exeter - Waterloo 050991

 

21/04/92 A tandem pair that caused alarm bells

 

21049237010r.jpg 37010 with 33102 dit at Exeter SD with 1V11 1100 Waterloo - Exeter SD 210492

The day started uneventfully with 47712 taking me from Woking to Waterloo for the only thing of interest that was out that day, 33102 allocated 1V11, 11.00 Waterloo-Exeter. Sure enough 33102 was on hand as allocated, and sure enough without any fuss rushed us as far as Salisbury. Here 37010 decided to come on top, to get itself back to Exeter. This was fine by those gathered and the shunter duly made attempt to multi the pair together.  Much as this was done with little fuss, the Crompton soon sounded its alarm bells and refused to have them shut off. After no small amount of faffing, 33102 was shut down leaving the 37 to get on with it alone. A real shame as this could have been my one and only tandem pair over the route with a service train. There was never to be another chance.

 

23-24/05/92 Farewell 50033, hello 60033, farewell 50s on 145

On the Saturday prior to the Class 50 service train finale I was heading for the Dorset coast with 37097+37037 on the Cardiff-Weymouth, when it was confirmed that 50033 was to work up to Waterloo for the next day’s Class 50 service train finale. With the 37s bailed at Pen Mill, and 47711 bringing me into Exeter from Yeovil Junction, it was good to see 50033 on hand to work back to Waterloo one last time. As we set off from Exeter there was something of a party atmosphere amongst the 50 bashers whom I’d known for so long, that persisted after Salisbury where many had to bail through validity issues. I was not one of those being a priv kid. All did not end well though as approaching Battledown a smell of burning filled the air. We stopped for while whilst the driver looked over some smoke coming from our locos leading bogie. We set off again at reduced speed to Basingstoke and there our train was cancelled. Glorious had flashed over a traction motor. For 50033 it was all over, and the intention that she’d work again out of Waterloo the next day clearly scuppered.

 

The next day news came through that a 33 was indeed allocated to 1V09. This time the 33 was 60033, an effort at a joke by a well-known controller at Waterloo. Not to be off put Mr.Lane and I decided to do it anyway and set off for Woking station. It would get us to Salisbury for the main event.  Having being somewhat weary from the previous evening’s session, we both soon fell asleep and woke far west of Salisbury, now with 33002+33102 at the helm. We stuck with them to Exeter and retired to the Red Cow. After refreshment we returned for the last up train with 50s and sure enough, 50050+50007 had charge. It was a real battle to get a seat near the front as so many had turned out. I and others who had followed the class for many years ended up half way down the train, whilst those who had never been seen before as is always the case, wedged every seat, vestibule and corridor of the leading vehicles. This was not the way I wanted to see out the Class I had followed for by this time, over 300k, but it was all there was now. An unremarkable run to Salisbury and a large group of us retired to a nearby pub. The final run was much the same, simply painful, the joy of it lost to a mass of faces never seen since or prior. Some of our large group missed the last working altogether and simply stayed in the pub. I often wonder who did the better move.

 

We remained at Exeter to watch the ECS for Laira set off, and have one last bellow at Death. With a large BTP attendance the latter was not easy, but achieved never the less. Spirits were dull as 47831 returned us later to London on the up sleepers. Table 145 had seen its last Class 50 service train haulage.

 

05/06/92 A pair of bags

For me pairs of bagpipes had always been rare, so on this day on returning from a session with many old faces in Eridge and the DEMU bash that always followed it, it was a pleasure to find 33103+33110 at the head of 1L29, 22.15 Salisbury. Although tempting to stay on to Salisbury for a very long fester or an impromptu B&B, it was suggested that last orders in the BRSA followed by curry would be a good move, and I agreed. Sadly 33110 didn’t make it out the next day, with only 33103 out to play.

03049233102r.jpg Back on April 3rd 1992 33102 pauses at Andover with 1V11 1100 Waterloo-Exeter  

 

16069233114r.jpg 33114 soon to work 2V13 1315 Waterloo - Exeter with a coffin leading! 160692

 

 

31/07/92 NB Brush festival

Although NB 47s had produced often, from this day on it was to be a daily occurrence for some months. With 47/7 availability on the floor, and no 50033 to bail them out, and despite 33102, 109, 114 and 116 and others on duty almost daily, more help was needed to keep things going.At this time a pool of high engine hours 47s was supposed to be stood down ‘on standby’ at Stratford. This made them available and so they were going to use them, no matter how beaten up they were. Strange thing is though that high hours often meant reliable.

 

The day started with gen that 33201 was coming up from Exeter on 1O35, 09.45 Exeter-Waterloo. I boarded 33114 on 1V09 at Woking only for it to be relieved by 47714 at Salisbury. As a consequence of the delay caused by the loco change, I was forced to bail at Templecombe for 1O35. This duly arrived with the beaten up 47706 on top of a switched off 33201. It wasn’t often that I was bowled on the route so no complaints. At Salisbury however things changed as the shunter uncoupled both our locos for 47317+47231 to replace them. Sadly 47231 was then shut down leaving 317 to do the job alone. Later that day I had 47317 again, and a run to Exeter on 33102.

07089247370r.jpg 47370 at Andover with 2V17 1705 Waterloo - Exeter 070892

 

This was to be the first of many runs with that fleet of 47s, featuring 47142, 47231, 47270, 47317, 47321, 47322, 47350, 47370 and 47371. Rarely a day passed without at least one of these putting in a few hundred miles, and to be honest, there wasn’t a bad machine amongst them. RFDs 47228 put in an appearance also, amongst several other RFD machines.

 

10089247322r.jpg 47322 at the Waterloo blocks with 1O34 0811 Exeter - Waterloo 100892

 

As the months grew colder, they disappeared with 47449 and a truly shabby 47526 now regular alongside the 47/7s and one or two ofthe regular 33 line up of 33102, 109, 114 and 116. Parcels sector 47704 which seemed to be out every day on Table 145, was also now an NSE loco. 47801 also managed a short stint as an NSE loco, but exploded on such a regular basis, it was soon gone again.

 

Winter of 92-93 and a few NBs

Despite the winter cold, the need to find locos at short notice persisted and ETH was not always an option. On the evening of 08/12 it was a skinful of ale in Eridge that kept us warm as 37054 was found at the head of 1L29, 22.15 Salisbury. 17/02/93 and the commuters and I on 1V16, 16.35 Waterloo-Yeovil were treated to 37219. This one brought out a few characters for a spin.

 

17/12/92 159s begin to make their mark in numbers, but not so much today

By December 92 the 159s had started to make regular forays on the hauled diagrams. As a conscientious objector I had thus far managed to avoid the 159 training completely. I had up until now heard tale that the 17.37 Exeter-Waterloo would often be swapped for a 159 at Salisbury, and this was the second part of our only London Exeter return trip. So on this day I walked up to the loco at the head of my 8 MK2 PVs to find a very ordinary 47714 at the helm. The run down to Exeter was just that. As was regular for 47s on the route, 47714 then retired to the depot requiring brake blocking. A war beaten but consistently rapid 47526 was on hand for the return 17.37 up. Once again an uneventful trip, that is as far as Salisbury. Here as I stepped down from the guards van an announcement was made that everyone should leave the stock and make their way to the train on the opposite platform. And so eight coaches of PVs slowly bailed from my stock and boarded a single 159. Having no idea what was going on as no one had bothered to tell me I slowly also boarded the 159 and took a seat in the first class. After some 10 minutes of nothing happening the station supervisor eventually found me and said that this was my train up to London. ‘Not mine’ I told him, ‘I don’t sign these’.   ‘London told me you did’ he replied, looking deflated. ‘Well tell London I don’t’, I stated. After a few more minutes of faffing it was decided to put everyone back on the stock, but no one had told the platform announcer as as all started to get off, it was announced again that this was the London train. With passengers now doing 360s up and down the platform, and trying to get off as others got on, chaos was the order of the moment. I gathered my flock with the aid of the platform staff and reloaded the real train, setting sail for London again some twenty or so minutes late. The few bashers present found the entire fiasco quite amusing, and quite frankly so did I.

 

It was still many months before I ended up on the 159 course, the last guard at Waterloo who didn’t sign them. I managed to ensure this was done on a Sunday for the extra rate. They finally caught me June 93!

 

24/01/93 Some last diversions

Sunday diversions via Westbury and Pen Mill had often been enjoyed with 50s for several years, but today was to be the last opportunity to do the diversionary route loco hauled at all. With limited Sunday diagrams to cover the 47/7s had managed cover all but one diagram, that being handled today by 47449. So it was 47449 that was done over the diversionary routeand on to Crewkerne with 2V13, for 47711 back to London via the regular route. Another last for Table 145

 

16/05/93 The last day, apparently

The last day of diagrammed haulage was upon us and with engineering work near Axminster, a run beyond Yeovil was not on the cards. Naturally 47s had charge of the day with some fine machines doing battle for one last time. With my favourite 47 later in service, and an NB allocated too, there was at least some variety amongst the otherwise mainly 47/7s

The day……..

47716 1V09 08.55 Waterloo-Yeovil / Woking-Yeovil Jnc

47716 1Oxx 11.30 Yeovil-Waterloo / Yeovil Jnc-Tisbury

47711 1V11 10.55 Waterloo-Yeovil / Tisbury-Yeovil Jnc

47711 1O37 13.30 Yeovil-Waterloo / Yeovil Jnc-Basingstoke

47490 1V15 14.55 Waterloo-Exeter / Basingstoke-Salisbury

47206 1O38 15.30 Yeovil-Waterloo / Salisbury-Waterloo

47206 1V22 19.55 Waterloo-Exeter / Waterloo-Woking

47703 2O03 17.22 Exeter-Waterloo / Woking-Waterloo

And so it was done, for now anyway as we all knew already that a residue of diagrams would remain for a few months at least as 159s were not yet available in full, and some crews were yet to be trained on them, including me!

 

11/06/93 One last Crompton

With so few turns to cover now, it was a surprise to hear that 1V09, 08.35 Waterloo- Exeter was allocated 33019. Sure enough a fine looking dutch Crompton was at the head of the stock for what would be one last return to trip to Exeter, and run with a 33 over Table 145. A real day of lasts.

 

07/07/93 One last farce

With just a couple of rush hour diagrams now hauled, on this day I was the guard for 1L17, 17.05 Waterloo-Yeovil, today with 47702 at the head.  I would work this to Salisbury and then after a three hour rest, work the last up train to London, by now formed of a six car 159. At Salisbury the train was announced as cancelled due to no train crew, just as I walked into the messroom. Watching the farce unfold in front of me I asked a present Salisbury driver what was happening. No guard he told me. I went to the TCS and asked why I hadn’t been asked if I could work it to Yeovil. I could have done that, and come back on the ECS to Salisbury and still had time for a break before working my booked train into London. ‘London told me you didn’t sign the route’ he stated. ‘As usual’ I told him, ‘London are wrong’. Sadly though it was too late as the passengers were crushed into the next Exeter bound 159.One last farce indeed.

 

08/07/93 The End……..nearly

I consider myself fortunate to have worked the penultimate hauled train over the route. This time 47716 was in charge of 1L17, which I worked to Salisbury without incident. I stayed on to Yeovil and returned to Salisbury on the ECS before working my booked train back up to London. Although I managed to ride on the last train the next day, hauled by 47702, the penultimate meant more, as it was ‘my train’, and the last hauled passenger train I was to work ever as a guard.

 

I remained at Waterloo for a few more months. I was to work two more hauled trains before leaving. 73206 on the Royal Train, and 33116 on an ECS TC to Bournemouth.The latter wasn’t so empty as I’d invited a few chums along. For me though, the South Western was done.

 

The mule was swallowed into obscurity, just another route lost to the sprinter abyss. I still miss it to this day, and I bet Woking’s BRSA and the Taj Mahal do too!

 

A small sample of what was out and I was on, minus the regular 47/7s

Date

Loco

Loco

H/C

Start

From

To

Note

Wed 24/07/91

47280

 

2V13

13.15

London Waterloo

Exeter St.Davids

to Salisbury / 50002 fwd

Fri 09/08/91

33207

 

1O37

11.55

Exeter St.Davids

London Waterloo

To Salisbury  / 47706 fwd

Sat 17/08/91

33201

33208

2O83

11.5

Exeter St.Davids

London Waterloo

 

Fri 23/08/91

33101

 

2V07

7.45

Basingstoke

Exeter St.Davids

 

Fri 23/08/91

33114

 

2V13

13.15

London Waterloo

Exeter St.Davids

 

Fri 23/08/91

33101

 

2O02

15.3

Yeovil Junction

London Waterloo

Control relief

Fri 23/08/91

37258

 

1O40

13.55

Plymouth

Southampton Central

Diverted from Salisbury to Waterloo

Fri 23/08/91

37258

 

2V21

19.15

London Waterloo

Exeter St.Davids

 

Sun 08/09/91

33050

33051

2C25

12.2

Exeter St.Davids

Paignton

 

Sun 08/09/91

50033

50030

1O41

14.45

Plymouth

London Waterloo

From Exeter St.Davids – Last up road pair

Sun 08/09/91

47316

 

1L27

21

London Waterloo

Salisbury

 

Mon 09/09/91

33065

33114

1O44

19.42

Exeter St.Davids

London Waterloo

 

Mon 02/12/91

33114

 

1O41

16.22

Exeter St.Davids

London Waterloo

 

Mon 02/12/91

47579

 

1V22

20.4

London Waterloo

Yeovil Junction

 

Mon 02/12/91

33114

 

1L29

22.15

London Waterloo

Salisbury

 

Sat 11/01/92

33109

 

1L22

17.18

Salisbury

London Waterloo

 

Thu 26/03/92

33102

 

1O34

8.1

Exeter St.Davids

London Waterloo

 

Mon 30/03/92

33102

 

1L05

10

London Waterloo

Salisbury

 

Mon 30/03/92

33102

 

1L10

12.13

Salisbury

London Waterloo

 

Wed 01/04/92

33114

 

1O37

12.17

Exeter St.Davids

London Waterloo

 

Thu 02/04/92

33114

 

1V11

11

London Waterloo

Exeter St.Davids

 

Thu 02/04/92

33114

 

1O41

16.22

Exeter St.Davids

London Waterloo

 

Fri 03/04/92

33102

 

1O31

6.11

Exeter St.Davids

London Waterloo

 

Fri 03/04/92

33102

 

1V11

11

London Waterloo

Exeter St.Davids

 

Sun 05/04/92

47801

 

1L08

10.26

Salisbury

London Waterloo

 

Wed 15/04/92

47581

 

1L10

12.13

Salisbury

London Waterloo

 

Mon 20/04/92

33102

33065

1L29

22.15

London Waterloo

Salisbury

 

Tue 21/04/92

33102

 

1V11

11

London Waterloo

Exeter St.Davids

To Salibury

Tue 21/04/92

37010

 

1V11

11

London Waterloo

Exeter St.Davids

33102 DIT x Salisbury

Tue 21/04/92

33102

 

1O41

16.22

Exeter St.Davids

London Waterloo

 

Thu 23/04/92

47579

 

1L05

10

London Waterloo

Salisbury

 

Wed 06/05/92

33053

 

2O04

17.38

Exeter St.Davids

London Waterloo

 

Fri 08/05/92

33109

 

1L18

15.13

Salisbury

London Waterloo

 

Mon 11/05/92

47371

 

1V11

11.15

London Waterloo

Exeter St.Davids

 

Mon 11/05/92

47228

 

2O02

14.22

Exeter St.Davids

London Waterloo

 

Tue 12/05/92

47228

 

1L05

10

London Waterloo

Salisbury

 

Tue 12/05/92

33109

 

1O35

9.45

Exeter St.Davids

London Waterloo

 

Wed 13/05/92

33109

 

1O35

9.45

Exeter St.Davids

London Waterloo

 

Thu 14/05/92

33109

 

1O32

7.5

Yeovil Junction

London Waterloo

 

Thu 14/05/92

33109

 

2V13

13.15

London Waterloo

Exeter St.Davids

 

Sat 16/05/92

47579

 

2L77

23.55

London Waterloo

Salisbury

 

Tue 19/05/92

33008

 

1L05

10

London Waterloo

Salisbury

 

Sat 23/05/92

50030

 

1V15

15.15

London Waterloo

Exeter St.Davids

Last 50 hauled service train from Waterloo

Sat 23/05/92

50033

 

2O02

14.22

Exeter St.Davids

London Waterloo

Fail Basingstoke – Last service train for 50033

Sun 24/05/92

60033

 

1V09

8.55

London Waterloo

Exeter St.Davids

To Salisbury

Sun 24/05/92

33002

33102

1V09

8.55

London Waterloo

Exeter St.Davids

From Salisbury

Sun 24/05/92

50050

50007

1V17

16.55

London Waterloo

Exeter St.Davids

From Salisbury  - Last 50 hauled service train

Tue 02/06/92

33118

 

1L29

22.15

London Waterloo

Salisbury

 

Fri 05/06/92

33103

33110

1L29

22.15

London Waterloo

Salisbury

 

Sat 06/06/92

33103

 

1L00

5.46

Salisbury

London Waterloo

 

Mon 15/06/92

33114

 

2V13

13.15

London Waterloo

Exeter St.Davids

 

Sun 21/06/92

47526

 

1V08

8.15

Basingstoke

Exeter St.Davids

 

Thu 30/07/92

33202

 

1V09

8.35

London Waterloo

Exeter St.Davids

 

Thu 30/07/92

33102

 

1O35

9.45

Exeter St.Davids

London Waterloo

 

Thu 30/07/92

33114

 

1V11

11.15

London Waterloo

Exeter St.Davids

 

Thu 30/07/92

33202

 

2O02

14.22

Exeter St.Davids

London Waterloo

 

Thu 30/07/92

33114

 

2O04

17.38

Exeter St.Davids

London Waterloo

 

Fri 31/07/92

33114

 

1V09

8.35

London Waterloo

Exeter St.Davids

 

Fri 31/07/92

47317

 

1O35

9.45

Exeter St.Davids

London Waterloo

From Salisbury 47231 DIT (47706+33201 off)

Fri 31/07/92

47317

 

1V15

15.15

London Waterloo

Exeter St.Davids

 

Fri 31/07/92

33102

 

1L18

15.15

Salisbury

London Waterloo

 

Fri 31/07/92

33102

 

1V19

18.15

London Waterloo

Exeter St.Davids

 

Sat 01/08/92

47231

 

1O34

8.1

Exeter St.Davids

London Waterloo

 

Sat 01/08/92

33102

 

2V13

13.15

London Waterloo

Exeter St.Davids

 

Sat 01/08/92

47317

 

2O83

11.5

Exeter St.Davids

London Waterloo

 

Sat 01/08/92

47231

 

1V15

15.15

London Waterloo

Exeter St.Davids

 

Sat 01/08/92

47526

 

1O38

14.22

Exeter St.Davids

London Waterloo

 

Tue 04/08/92

47142

 

1L29

22.15

London Waterloo

Salisbury

 

Fri 07/08/92

47370

 

2V17

17.05

London Waterloo

Exeter St.Davids

 

Mon 10/08/92

47321

 

1V15

15.15

London Waterloo

Exeter St.Davids

 

Mon 10/08/92

47350

 

2V21

19.15

London Waterloo

Exeter St.Davids

 

Mon 10/08/92

33102

 

2O04

17.38

Exeter St.Davids

London Waterloo

 

Wed 12/08/92

47449

 

1L29

22.15

London Waterloo

Salisbury

 

Thu 13/08/92

47270

 

1V15

15.15

London Waterloo

Exeter St.Davids

 

Fri 14/08/92

47231

 

1L18

15.15

Salisbury

London Waterloo

 

Fri 14/08/92

33102

 

2V21

19.15

London Waterloo

Exeter St.Davids

 

Tue 01/09/92

47371

 

2V13

13.15

London Waterloo

Exeter St.Davids

 

Wed 02/09/92

33116

 

1L10

12.13

Salisbury

London Waterloo

 

Thu 03/09/92

47371

 

2V13

13.15

London Waterloo

Exeter St.Davids

 

Thu 03/09/92

47526

 

2V13

13.15

London Waterloo

Exeter St.Davids

 

Wed 23/09/92

47270

 

1O35

9.45

Exeter St.Davids

London Waterloo

 

Mon 05/10/92

47579

 

2V13

13.15

London Waterloo

Exeter St.Davids

 

Thu 08/10/92

47535

 

2V13

13.15

London Waterloo

Exeter St.Davids

 

Fri 30/10/92

33109

 

1V16

16.35

London Waterloo

Yeovil Junction

 

Sat 14/11/92

33047

 

1V09

9.15

London Waterloo

Exeter St.Davids

 

Sun 15/11/92

33047

 

1O38

14.28

Exeter St.Davids

London Waterloo

From Basingstoke /47712 DIT

Sat 28/11/92

47627

 

1V22

20.4

London Waterloo

Salisbury

 

Tue 08/12/92

37054

 

1L29

22.15

London Waterloo

Salisbury

 

Thu 17/12/92

47526

 

2O04

17.38

Exeter St.Davids

London Waterloo

Plan to use a 159 from Salisbury scuppered!

Fri 18/12/92

47701

 

2L77

23.55

London Waterloo

Salisbury

Vice DEMU

Fri 18/12/92

33116

 

1V16

16.35

London Waterloo

Yeovil Junction

 

Fri 18/12/92

33116

 

2O04

19

Yeovil Junction

London Waterloo

 

Fri 08/01/93

33109

 

2V13

13.15

London Waterloo

Exeter St.Davids

 

Sun 24/01/93

33116

 

2Z24

11.02

Salisbury

Basingstoke

 

Sun 24/01/93

47449

 

2V13

12.58

London Waterloo

Exeter St.Davids

Via Westbury & Yeovil Pen Mill

Wed 17/02/93

37219

 

1V16

16.35

London Waterloo

Yeovil Junction

 

Sat 20/02/93

47640

 

1L21

18.15

London Waterloo

Salisbury

 

Sat 20/02/93

47631

 

1L22

17.18

Salisbury

London Waterloo

 

Thu 04/03/93

33116

 

1V16

16.35

London Waterloo

Yeovil Junction

 

Thu 11/03/93

47579

 

1L18

15.15

Salisbury

London Waterloo

 

Thu 25/03/93

33026

 

1L29

22.15

London Waterloo

Salisbury

 

Fri 26/03/93

33109

 

2V07

7.45

Basingstoke

Exeter St.Davids

 

Fri 26/03/93

33019

 

1O35

9.45

Exeter St.Davids

London Waterloo

 

Sun 28/03/93

33109

 

1O41

17.3

Yeovil Junction

London Waterloo

 

Tue 06/04/93

33057

 

1V16

16.35

London Waterloo

Yeovil Junction

 

Wed 28/04/93

33101

 

1V11

11.15

London Waterloo

Exeter St.Davids

 

Wed 28/04/93

33025

 

1V22

20.35

London Waterloo

Yeovil Junction

 

Wed 28/04/93

33103

 

1O44

19.4

Exeter St.Davids

Basingstoke

 

Thu 29/04/93

33103

 

1O30

6.42

Yeovil Junction

London Waterloo

 

Thu 29/04/93

33103

 

1V11

11.15

London Waterloo

Exeter St.Davids

 

Wed 03/05/93

47705

 

1V11

11

London Waterloo

Exeter St.Davids

47485 DIT

Tue 04/05/93

33109

 

1O32

7.5

Yeovil Junction

London Waterloo

 

Thu 06/05/93

33109

 

1V22

20.35

London Waterloo

Yeovil Junction

 

Sat 15/05/93

47490

 

2L77

23.55

London Waterloo

Salisbury

 

Sun 16/05/93

47490

 

1V15

14.55

London Waterloo

Exeter St.Davids

 

Sun 16/05/93

47206

 

1O38

15.3

Yeovil Junction

London Waterloo

 

Sun 16/05/93

47206

 

1V22

19.55

London Waterloo

Exeter St.Davids

 

Fri 11/06/93

33019

 

1V08

8.35

London Waterloo

Exeter St.Davids

 

Fri 11/06/93

33019

 

1O33

13.3

Exeter St.Davids

London Waterloo

 

Thu 08/07/03

47716

 

1L17

17.05

London Waterloo

Yeovil Junction

My last hauled passenger turn as guard

Fri 09/07/93

47702

 

1L17

17.05

London Waterloo

Yeovil Junction

THE END

 

A brief encounter

Since the end of hauled operation on the route, I have traversed it again only once on a hauled service train, but only from Yeovil Junction to Exeter. The 24/01/10 23.50 departure from Paddington of the down sleepers was diverted over the route with 57604 at the helm after diversion via Pen Mill. I made sure I was awake to have a sneaky bellow at Yeovil Junction station, in memory of happy times past.

 

Thanks to Jason Hall for the memories and photo

 

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