Bournemouth

30-07-2012

Home
Section home
Diesel Hydraulics
Diesel Electrics
The 60's in S. Devon
Bournemouth
West Somerset Railway
Somerset & Devon
French Railways
Bulleid Pacifics
Swanage
South Devon Railway
Lynton & Barnstaple
East Somerset Railway
Gartell Light Railway
RHDR
Bure Valley Railway
Severn Valley
Lakeside & Haverthwaite
The Ratty
N. Yorks Moors
North Wales
Vale of Rheidol
Preserved Pt.1
Preserved Pt.2
Railway miscellany

  4REP | Weymouth | Electro Diesels | 4VEP & Class33 | Eastleigh yard | Bournemouth Steam

When I arrived in Bournemouth from a railway point of view it was a different world from down in Devon.  The line had recently been electrified and Southern Region electric units ruled the roost, with diesels confined to the push-pull working of the Weymouth portions of Waterloo trains, the odd inter regional services and freight.

The frequency of the service was also a surprise, at first the Waterloo fasts ran two hourly (later they were hourly), the semi fasts and stoppers (4VEP's) were hourly.  The fasts and the semi fasts (4REP's) in the hours when there wasn't a fast had Weymouth portions which were attached and detached in Bournemouth station, there were also Channel Island boat trains between Weymouth and Waterloo which changed between electro diesel and diesel locos at Bournemouth to add a bit of variety.

The photos on this section cover from Weymouth (updated!) and run east to Southampton and Eastleigh, which for railway purposes was a distinct area.  Some shots outside this area are included to show types of loco and stock that worked in the Bournemouth area, the last "section" is of steam engines ,(updated!) included for added interest.

Coming bang up to date, one of the last 4CIG "slammer" units is seen in the company of a Virgin Voyager at the west end of Bournemouth station:

4 CIG and Virgin Voyager at Bournemouthphoto by Neil Walkling

Click on photo to go to the relevant page:-

                   

Visit our Travel Centre for train and ferry times and tickets.

 

Search this site

 

Home Section home Diesel Hydraulics Diesel Electrics The 60's in S. Devon [ Bournemouth ] West Somerset Railway Somerset & Devon French Railways Bulleid Pacifics Swanage South Devon Railway Lynton & Barnstaple East Somerset Railway Gartell Light Railway RHDR Bure Valley Railway Severn Valley Lakeside & Haverthwaite The Ratty N. Yorks Moors North Wales Vale of Rheidol Preserved Pt.1 Preserved Pt.2 Railway miscellany

This site was last updated 15-07-2012

Photos not otherwise credited are 2001-2004 S G J Huddy.  Other photos are included with permission of the copyright holders.