Bahamian steam locomotive will travel to Southampton this Thursday

Steam locomotive 45596 Bahamas will return to the mainline and visit Southampton this Thursday, August 5, 2021.

The Jubilee class locomotive carries a railtour from London Victoria to Weymouth.

The train will leave London Victoria at 8:45 a.m. and will pass through Clapham Junction (9:01 a.m.), Staines (9:32 a.m.), Woking (10:03 a.m.), Farnborough (10:17 a.m.), Winchfield (10:28 a.m.), Basingstoke (10:48 a.m.), Winchester (11:10 a.m.), Southampton Central (11:27 a.m.) , Redbridge (12:04 p.m.), Beaulieu Road (12:12 p.m.), Bournemouth (12:47 p.m.), Poole (1:00 p.m.), Wareham (1:09 p.m.), Moreton (1:20 p.m.) and Weymouth at 1:38 p.m.

For the return journey, the SR U Class 31806, based at Swanage Railway, will carry the circuit between Weymouth and Southampton (45596 in the back). Depart Weymouth at 4:35 p.m. then pass through Wareham (5:13 p.m.), Poole (5:35 p.m.), Branksome (5:41 p.m.), Bournemouth (5:47 p.m.), Redbridge (6:19 p.m.) and Southampton at 6:23 p.m.

From Southampton, the 45596 Bahamas takes the train back to London. The train will pass through Redbridge (6:38 p.m.), Andover (7:26 p.m.), Basingstoke (7:52 p.m.), Brookwood (8:27 p.m.), Woking (8:46 p.m.), Staines (9:18 p.m.), Clapham Junction (10:03 p.m.) and London Victoria (10:16 p.m.).

These times above in brackets are approximate; please click on the links below, which follow the train throughout the day to keep up to date with its passage through your local station.


To know the times of these movements, please click on the links below:

NOTE: The Railway Touring Company website lists both ET 31806 diesel transport on the Weymouth section in Southampton, however, the path for 31806 to join the tour is by real time train. We are awaiting confirmation on this from the RTC.

If you go out and see 45596 Bahamas on the tour, why not share your photos with LocoStop, our rail community. Click here for more details.

As always, please respect the dangers of the railroad. Please do not enter the railroad to see this iconic locomotive – stay at public access areas!

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