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top tail steam portsmouth saturday 20 th july
« on: July 14, 2019, 04:08:22 PM »
for anybody in surrey
hampshire
sussex


https://www.steamdreams.co.uk/tours.php?tourid=72124

The train is planned to start at London Waterloo passing over the Linford Street Viaduct before heading via Streatham to Wimbledon. There will be no stop at Wimbledon on the return as we run direct from Woking to London Waterloo. This journey is planned to feature top and tailed steam locomotives.

londoners who wish to view the site - please feel free

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Re: top tail steam portsmouth saturday 20 th july
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2019, 04:33:45 PM »
Hi crewearpley 40 (think your a Chris too but not sure),

Thanks for that. I live near Haslemere so presume it'll be coming and returning my way. I live near the Hindhead tunnel (A3) but don't go trainspotting so if anyone knows a good spot between say south of Guildford down to Liphook or Liss that would be great. I can always just go to a station but would be better if there was a long stretch with a better view.

Cheers Chris (weave)  :beers:


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Re: top tail steam portsmouth saturday 20 th july
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2019, 04:44:54 PM »
hi chris weave.

if your on the via guildford portsmouth direct line sorry am not sure where is good - maybe worth https://www.trainspots.co.uk/

yes im chris

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Re: top tail steam portsmouth saturday 20 th july
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2019, 05:02:14 PM »
Thanks for the link Chris,

It recommends the King's Rd footbridge in Haslemere so will check that out in advance.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: top tail steam portsmouth saturday 20 th july
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2019, 05:10:51 PM »
welcome

im unfamiliar with the route sadly but chris your welcome

just worth keeping an eye on anything in railway magazine sometimes have guides to best locations. its trial and error but someone else may know the route down

im more nearer london and sadly elsewhere that day !!!!

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Re: top tail steam portsmouth saturday 20 th july
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2019, 05:58:18 PM »
Milford station is pretty good - visible for a reasonable distance south of the station, and theres a footbridge.

Alternatively Artington park and ride south of Shalford Junction near Guildford is quite open. I admit Ive never actually watched a train there though!

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Re: top tail steam portsmouth saturday 20 th july
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2019, 06:02:17 PM »
thanks nick

have you been down that way yourself ?

that may help chris( weave )

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Re: top tail steam portsmouth saturday 20 th july
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2019, 08:14:41 PM »
Realtime Trains' times for the West Coast Railway Co's special from Waterloo:

http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U10701/2019/07/20/advanced

1Z90 Departs Waterloo 0813, stops at Haslemere between 1028-1041, arrives Portsmouth Harbour 1148

Its return journey from Portsmouth Harbour:

http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U10710/2019/07/20/advanced

1Z93 departs Portsmouth Harbour 1955, stops at Haslemere 2048-2108, arrives Waterloo 2215

« Last Edit: July 14, 2019, 08:20:41 PM by gc4946, Reason: Provided more detailed train times »
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Re: top tail steam portsmouth saturday 20 th july
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2019, 08:25:13 PM »
thanks timings are approximate. west coast rail stock,steam dreams just provide if you like the booking agent


appreciate the information for interested parties

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Re: top tail steam portsmouth saturday 20 th july
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2019, 08:27:55 PM »
I found Realtime Trains' advanced search useful when trying to view Flying Scotsman's York-Carlisle special on 7th July.

It's also possible to track the train in real time by clicking on the alpha-numeric headcode for the individual service, because I used this facility to check on Flying Scotsman's progress and found out its train was 20 minutes early at Leeds on its return trip. I had to leave home sooner than planned otherwise I would have missed seeing it on its return journey.
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Re: top tail steam portsmouth saturday 20 th july
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2019, 08:28:27 PM »
Hi gc4946,

Perfect. Thank you. The station it'll be I think now that I know it stops there.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: top tail steam portsmouth saturday 20 th july
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2019, 08:31:22 PM »
happy days !!


thanks gc4946, chris, nick

every idea helps and mick will love photos. hope gc4946 enjoyed seeing flying scotsman

now chris,weave has the ideal location

 

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