Introduction
 
What is it? Haulages during the summers of 1986, 1987 and 1988 whilst on holiday based in Weymouth.
 
 
Where to? Starting from Weymouth each day and travelling to Southampton for the 33s on the Cardiff-Portsmouth workings, 73s on the Bournemouth-Waterloos and 50s on the Exeter-Waterloos.
 
 
Does it have a purpose? Probably not - but it is a record of three holidays in my life in a bygone age - other than that no, not really, except that it is an insight into railway workings that have now disappeared.
 
 
Why is it called Crompton Carousel? I like the sound of it! And they kept coming round and round!


View The Logs
July 1986 July 1987 May 1988


Haulage Synopsis
Class 33 There were 95 class 33s in existence. 146 journeys were made over the three summers behind 64 different locos - 33040 was had on 6 occasions.
Class 33/0 Of the 65 in existence 40 were "scored":
002  003  004  006  007  008  011  012  013  015  016  017  021  022  023  027  028  030  032  033
034  037  038  039  040  044  045  048  049  050  051  052  055  056  058  059  060  061  064  065
Class 33/1 Of the 18 push-pull locos (33104 had been withdrawn) 17 different were had:
101   102  103  105  106  107  108  109  110  111  112  113  114  116  117  118  119
Class 33/2 There were 13 rides behind the 12 "slim-jims" of which 6 were different - 33201 was had 4 times:
201  202  203  205  209  210
Class 73 With the 4-REPs taken out of service in 1988 to provide motors for the new class 442s, the Waterloo-Bournemouths had push-pull class 73s. In total 22 journeys were made behind 12 different locos:
103  104  106  107  112  117  126  131  132  136  139  140
Class 47 33 journeys were made behind 27 different class 47s, all but one were ETH:
019  403  413  427  438  449  453  470  489  500  512  515  543  556  557  559  567  577  592  596
616  624  626  631  645  646  647
Class 50 19 journeys were made behind 17 different class 50s mostly on the Waterloo-Exeters:
002  005  007   009  018  019  021  024  027  028  029  032  035  040  044  046  048
Class 37 Amazingly there was also a ride behind a class 37 - 37227 - hauling a failed Weymouth-Bristol dmu
Units 35 slam-door sets were "tackled" including 6 "Thumpers", the most exciting being "tadpole" 204003:
1131    1241  1252    2001  2002  2004  2007  2015  2017    3002  3016  3020  3046  3064  3071
3118    6097  7337  7340  7412  7424    7707  7743  7744  7749  7776  7810  7812  7821  7827
204003    205025  205027  205028  205029
TC sets Not powered of course but just to tidy things up the trailer sets (TC and TCB) ridden in were:
403  404  417  421  426  433  434     2801  2802  2803  2804  2805  2806  2807
8001  8006  8007  8010  8012  8014  8016  8017  8019  8020  8021  8022  8023  8024  8025  8026
8027  8028  8029  8030  8031  8034

 
The Epilogue
 
It's over! I went to Weymouth again in 1989, sadly the 33s on the Cardiff-Portsmouths had been replaced by class 155 sprinter units and electrification from Bournemouth to Weymouth was complete - the push-pull class 33/1s had been replaced by the class 442 Wessex electrics - it would never be the same again - I've never been back to Weymouth since!
 

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