Friday 2 September 2022

'The Dorset Coast Express', 1st September 2022

LMS 'Jubilee' 45596 Bahamas, passing through Eastleigh with 1Z82 08:45 London Victoria - Weymouth

33025 on the rear.

A throng was present on Campbell Road bridge.

A few minutes later, at Totton. Image by Ian Knight.

33025 leading the return 45596 1Z84 16:35 Weymouth - Clapham Junction (- Victoria), through Redbridge. Image by Ian Knight.

Following the reversal at Southampton, 45596 leads through Redbridge. Image by Ian Knight.

45596 passing Romsey with the return working.

The rather smoky contribution from 33025, as the train climbed through the Test and Dun Valleys, may have been a prelude to a reported turbocharger related failure at Basingstoke, which led to the termination of the return train at Clapham Junction.