On 23rd March 2009 Hastings Diesels operated ‘Wiltshire Warrior’ excursion from Hastings to Salisbury travelling via Redhill (rev) and Guildford (rev) thence through Havant and Botley to a stop at Eastleigh. After Eastleigh the train operated out through Chandler’s Ford to Salisbury. Return was by the same route but without stopping at Eastleigh.
Hastings’ platform 2 and 1001 awaits departure.
The excursion ran via Redhill to
Guildford. In collecting passengers
at both it caused interest amongst station staff and other rail users.
Eastleigh station gave an opportunity for a photographic stop!
The layover at Eastleigh’s platform 3
was about half-an-hour so many
passengers stretched their legs; a few even went into the town!
After our arrival at Salisbury’s
1001 was initially shunted into platform 5.
Subsequently 1001 undertook a
Salisbury Depot’s number 2 road for tanking.
In the depot a ‘full-frontal’ of 1001.
1001 was returned to Salisbury’s
in readiness for its departure at 16:11 hrs.
Reversal at Redhill and passengers
seek out their connections for home.
Arrival at Tonbridge’s platform 1
sees more passengers leave the train.
The end of the tour at Hastings!
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