MEMORIES - THE TOTAL ECLIPSE


The 11th August 1999 saw one of the unprecedented events in our own lifetime. A Total Eclipse of the Sun occurred in Cornwall. A mass invasion of the county began in ernest on the 10th August from as far away as Scotland, the railways played a huge part in delivering thousands of people to Penzance and Plymouth in time to see the event happen!

Here follows a complete record of the charter services and additional workings which were operated on the 10th/11th August to transport people into Cornwall, if anyone can supply any images of these trains in the Taunton area, or additional stock numbers to complete this list then please Email Taunton Trains. We would also like to thank Nathan Stockman, Mike Hunt & Rob Barnes for their help in compiling this huge but important log of workings:

INBOUND WORKINGS 10-08-99:

47798 1Z82 11:00 London Victoria - Exeter 15:36 (K)

47798 5Z82 16:03 Exeter - Exeter Riverside 16:07 (L)

47798 5Z83 18:45 Exeter Riverside - Exeter 18:49 (L)

47798 1Z83 19:25 Exeter - Plymouth (K)

47798 1Z83 21:02 Plymouth - Exeter 23:00 (K)

 

INBOUND WORKINGS 11-08-99:

66034 1Z88 22.35 (Tu)Basingstoke-Truro 04:00 (F)

66096 1Z37 23.00 (Tu)Paddington – Penzance 05:08

37405+37410 1Z38 14.53 (Tu)Linlinthgow – Penzance 05:43 (G)

66034 5Z88 04:28 Truro – St Blazey (L)

66002 1Z36 Preston-Penzance 07:03 (A)

66125 5Z37 05.52 Penzance-Truro Yard (D+L)

43012+43015 1Z17 23:34 (Tu)Paddington-Penzance

43186+43020 1Z31 03:45 Paddington – Penzance

66096 5Z38 06.04 Penzance-St Blazey 07:36 (E+L)

66002 5Z36 07:36 Penzance – St Blazey 10:28 (L)

47799 1Z41 20:38 (Tu) Crewe – Penzance 09:10

47799 5Z41 09.24 Penzance – St Blazey 11:23 (L)

66013 1Z93 21:00 (Tu) Crewe – Plymouth 07:09 (H)

66037 1Z95 01:59 (Tu) Crewe – Plymouth 07:25 (J)

66037 5Z93 07:35 Plymouth - Laira 08:22 (L)

66048 1Z42 03:10 Paddington – Penzance 09:38 (B)

66048 5Z42 09.57 Penzance –Lostwithiel 11:45 (L)

66004 1Z43 03:14 Paddington – Penzance 10:05

66013 5Z95 08:03 Plymouth - Laira 08:50 (L)

47798 1Z81 07:38 Exeter – Kingswear 08:50 (K)

1001 1Z90 22:30 (Tu)Hastings – Buckfastleigh 09:00

66076 1Z96 04:19 London Vic– Plymouth 00:46 (Q)

66076 5Z96 09:53 Plymouth - Laira 10:47

 

OUTBOUND WORKINGS:

47798 1Z82 11:30 Kingswear – Exeter 12:41 (K)

66096 5Z92 11.55 St Blazey – Penzance 16:13 (E+L)

1001 1Z98 13:30 Buckfastleigh – Hastings 21:57

66096 1Z40 14:10 Penzance –Paddington 21:01

66013 5Z47 15:55 Laira - Plymouth 16:29 (L)

66013 1Z47 16:41 Plymouth – Crewe 23:45 (H)

66002 5Z91 12.28 St Blazey – Penzance 14:03 (M)

47799 1Z91 14:41 Penzance – Crewe 02:00

66034 5Z39 12:50 St Blazey - Penzance 14:21 (L)

66002 1Z39 15:00 Penzance – Preston 03.00 (C)

66037 5Z45 16:10 Laira - Plymouth 17:15 (L)

66037 1Z45 18:09 Plymouth – Crewe (G)

66048 5Z94 13.56 Lostwithiel-Penzance 15:41 (L)

66004 1Z94 16:06 Penzance –Paddington 23:10 (P)

37405+37410 1Z92 16.43 Penzance – Linlinthgow (G)

66076 5Z46 18:27 Laira - Plymouth 19:01 (L)

66076 1Z46 19:49 Plymouth – London Vic 00:46 (Q)

66115 5Z89 15.58 St Blazey – Truro 18:35 (L)

66115 1Z89 18:55 Truro-Basingstoke 20:26

66124 5Z44 17:20 Truro Yard - Penzance 17:56 (L)

47798 1Z83 19:25 Exeter - Plymouth 20:42 (K)

66034 1Z44 18:15 Penzance – Paddington 00:50

47798 1Z83 21:02 Plymouth - Exeter 23:08 (K)

47798 5Z85 23:08 Exeter - Strewarts Lane (L)

NOTES:

A: 47772 Preston-BTM , 66002 from Bristol

B: RES47 Pad-Westbury, 66048 from Westbury

C: 66002 to Bristol , Res 47 BTM-Preston

D: 66125 shunt released 66096

E: 66096 leading, 37410+37405 on rear

F: Rail Charter Services, for the Girl Guides Assc

G: 'The Total Eclipse'

H: 'The Eclipse Venturer'

J: 'The Exclispe Express'

K: VSOE Orient Express

L: Empty Stock Move

M: 66002 leeading, 47799 Rear

P:66004 to Westbury, 47773 forward

Q: 'The Wessex Eclipse Special'

Confirmed Stock:
66034 1Z88 2235 Basingstoke to Truro : BN98: 3318 3292 35469 3115 3136 3148 1832 4938 4977 4949 13318 13341

66096 1Z37 2300 Paddington to Penzance : BN91: 3150 3133 80041 3131 3144 3100 3110 21245 1813 4946 4996 4916

66125 5Z37 05:52 Penzance - Truro : BN91: 3150 3133 80041 3131 3144 3100 3110 21245 1813 4946 4996 4916

66002 1Z36 Preston to Penzance : BN96: 5037 5007 5027 4986 5023 5027 4925 1696 3114 3123 3127 3124

47799 1Z41 2038 Crewe to Penzance : CP02: 3069(99540) 3125 3066(99566) 3188 3181 21224 1692 13227 3240 3273 3267 5647

66048 1Z42 0310 Paddington to Penzance : 3107 3149 1658 4999 5005 4991 4915 5008 17015 4939 4959 4956

66096 1Z47 1641 Plymouth to Crewe : 3097 1680 3141 3146 3147 3121 1698 3120 21269 3119 1671 3132

66037 1Z96 1809 Plymouth to Crewe : 4998 5002 5040 4902 4963 5009 4927 1863 21272 3140 3098 3112 312247798

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