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SWT Seaside Slammers Specials: Staff Tour Page 1

To mark the departure of Mk 1 stock from its main line and to celebrate the launch of its "heritage" operation on the Lymington branch, South West Trains organised two "Seaside Slammer " railtours between Waterloo and Weymouth.  The first was on Saturday 11th June 2005 for staff and the second for the public was on Saturday June 18th.  Money raised from both tours was donated to the new Lymington Hospital. 11th June ticket
ECS through Eastleigh with 1498 leading

The early bird (well photographer) catches the worm (well empty stock working)!  Such are the sacrifices the keen railway enthusiast and photographer has to make, this is the positioning move of the stock from Bournemouth TRSMD to Waterloo passing through Eastleigh at 05.50.



photograph by Mike Cook

The outward jouney was routed via the Guildford New Line and the Portsmouth Direct, thence via Cosham and Swanwick to Southampton. Return is via the main line, fast from Bournemouth.

Blue 4Vep 3417 operated the first tour with green 3Cig 1498.  Timings for both tours are were follows
(half minutes, where applicable, are rounded down and stops of a minute or under are not detailed):



Waterloo
Clapham Junction
Wimbledon
New Malden
Surbiton
Hampton Court Junction
Effingham Junction
Clandon arrive (11th)
Clandon depart (11th)
Guildford
Shalford Junction
Farncombe
Haslemere arrive
Haslemere depart
Petersfield
Havant
Farlington Junction
Cosham Junction
Cosham
Fareham
St. Denys
Northam Junction
Southampton Central
Redbridge
Brockenhurst arrive
Brockenhurst depart
Bournemouth arrive
Bournemouth depart
Branksome
Poole arrive
Poole depart
Wareham
Wool
Dorchester South
Dorchester Junction
Weymouth
09.02
09/08
09/11
09/13
09/15
09/18
09/27
09.33
09.37
09/43
09/45
09/47
09.58
10.15
10/24
10/35
10/41
10/42
10/44
10.52
11/09
11/10
11.12
11/17
11.27
11.37
11.53
11.57
12/01
12.05
12.13
12.23
12/29
12.39
12/41
12.49
Weymouth
Dorchester Junction
Dorchester South arrive
Dorchester South depart
Wool
Wareham arrive
Wareham depart
Poole arrive
Poole depart
Branksome
Bournemouth arrive
Bournemouth depart
Brockenhurst
Redbridge
Southampton Central
Northam Junction
St. Denys
Eastleigh
Shawford
Winchester
Worting Junction
Basingstoke
Farnborough (main)
Woking Junction
Woking
Hampton Court Junction
Surbiton
New Malden
Wimbledon
Clapham Junction
Waterloo

 

 

17.08
17/17
17.18
17.20
17/32
17.38
17.43
17.52
17.54
17/59
18.03
18.10
18/24
18/33
18/36
18/38
18/39
18/45
18/48
18/50
19/05
19/07
19/16
19/22
19/23
19/32
19/33
19/35
19/37
19/41
19.51

 

 



Gordon the blue train at Waterloo Waterloo platform 5 before departure

photograph by Colin Duff
main line service meets suburban Clandon for a quick picture stop - u5708 is working a New Line service to Waterloo

photograph by Colin Duff
1498 basks in te sun at Haslemere Haslemere for a picture stop

photograph by Colin Duff
going round the bend at Poole Poole also for a picture stop

photograph by Colin Duff