The 1638 Waterloo - Salisbury/Yeovil Jn/Exeter remembered

From at least 1976 (when my records began) to 1980 every Friday saw a

Crompton hauled 1638 Waterloo - Yeovil Jn and then from May 80 - May 82 we

had a Mon-Thu 1638 Waterloo - Salisbury and Friday Only Yeovil Jn.

From May 82 the 1638 became a Mon - Fri Yeovil, A year later the 1638 was

extended to Exeter. May 88 saw the 1638 cut back to Salisbury but still with

"Crompton" power. The train continued into July 93 with primarily class 50 then

47 power until all loco hauled services on the Waterloo - Exeter route finally ended

on July 10th 1993.

 

The trains...

....... - 2/5/76 - 1638 FO Waterloo - Yeovil Jn

 

3/5/76-1/5/77 - 1638 FO Waterloo - Yeovil Jn

 

2/5/77-7/5/78 - 1638 FO Waterloo - Yeovil Jn

 

8/5/78-13/5/79 - 1638 FO Waterloo - Yeovil Jn

 

14/5/79-11/5/80 - 1638 FO Waterloo - Yeovil Jn

 

12/5/80 - 10/5/81 - 1L89 1638 Salisbury (M-Th)

12/5/80 - 10/5 81 1V16 1638 Yeovil Jn (FO)

 

11/5/81 - 16/5/82 - 1L89 1638 Salisbury (M-Th)

11/5/81 - 16/5/82 1V16 1638 Yeovil Jn (FO)

 

17/5/82 - 17/5 83 - 1V16 1638 Yeovil Jn

 

18/5/83 - 13/5/84 - 1V16 1638 Exeter SD

 

14/5/84 - 12/5/85 - 1V16 1638 Exeter SD

 

13/5/85 - 11/5/86 1V16 1638 Exeter SD

 

12/5/86 - 10/5/87 1V16 1638 Exeter SD

 

11/5/87 - 15/5/88 1V16 1642 Exeter SD

 

16/5/88 - 14/5/89 1L11 1632 Salisbury

 

15/5/89 - 13/5/90 - 1L19 - 1640 Salisbury

 

14/5/90 - 07/7/91 - 1L19 - 1640 Salisbury

 

08/7/91 - 10/5/92 - 1V16 - 1615 Yeovil Jn

 

11/5/92 - 16/5/93 - 1V16 - 1635 Yeovil Jn

 

17/5/93 - 10/7/93 - 1L17 - 1705 Yeovil Jn (finished Sat, 100793)

47702 1745 Waterloo - Yeovil Jn 100793 very last "mule" loco hauled train

 

The 1638 phot spot

 

170985330291638waexwebr.jpgMemories are made of scenes of this, 33029 thrashes out of Andover with the 1638 Waterloo - Exeter on September

17th 1985.

 

 

 

The 1638 memories

 

Although the 1638 and it various variations saw haulage by a variety of classes incl 37, 42, 47'3, 47'4, 47'7 and not forgetting a fair few 50's, a solitary 73 its

"Cromptons" thrashing away on a load of 8 Mk I's that will stick in the memory, big time. The train retained "Crompton" haulage when the class

was less common West of Salisbury by the mid 80's and so was a godsend in delivering solid mileage.

A good few different "Cromptons" have worked the 1638 and an initial stab has produced the following 87 different Cromptons.......Additions welcome!

 

33001 1638 Waterloo - Yeovil Jn 190376

33002 1638 Waterloo - Yeovil Jn 100980

33003 1638 Waterloo - Salisbury 180880

33004 1638 Waterloo - Exeter 270284

33005 1638 Waterloo - Exeter SD 100185

33006 1638 Waterloo - Salisbury 090481

33007 1638 Waterloo - Salisbury 150181

33008 1638 Waterloo - Exeter SD 071184

33009 1638 Waterloo - Yeovil Jn 120980

33010 1638 Waterloo - Exeter SD 250686

33011 1638 Waterloo - Salisbury 070181

33012 1638 Waterloo - Salisbury 051180

33013 1638 Waterloo - Yeovil Jn 240481

33014 1638 Waterloo - Salisbury 270782

33015 1638 Waterloo - Exeter SD 271086

33016 1638 Waterloo - Salisbury 240780

33017 1638 Waterloo - Exeter SD 300784

 

33018 1638 Waterloo - Exeter SD 230184

33019 1638 Waterloo - Salisbury 020780

33020 1638 Waterloo - Exeter SD 010584

 

33021 1638 Waterloo - Exeter SD 241086

 

33022 1638 Waterloo - Yeovil Jn 260980

33023 1638 Waterloo - Yeovil Jn 030481

33024} 1638 Waterloo - Yeovil Jn 040981
33060}

33025 1638 Waterloo - Yeovil Jn 110579

33026 1V16 1635 Waterloo - Yeovil Jn 270792 (possibly the last 33 hauled 1V16)

 

33027 1638 Waterloo -Salisbury 040381

33028 1638 Waterloo - Yeovil Jn 160980

33029 1638 Waterloo - Exeter SD 170985

33030 1638 Waterloo - Yeovil Jn 280979

33031 1V16 1638 Waterloo - Exeter SD 211085

33032 1638 Waterloo - Exeter SD 020584

33033 1638 Waterloo - Exeter SD 210783

33034 1638 Waterloo - Exeter SD 050784

 

33035 1638 Waterloo - Exeter SD 030984

33036 no known workings, gen welcome

33037 1638 Waterloo - Exeter SD 030784

 

33038 1638 Waterloo - Exeter SD 050783

33039 1638 Waterloo - Yeovil (extended Exeter) 231277

33040 1638 Waterloo - Exeter SD 160583

33041 no known workings, gen welcome

33042 1638 Waterloo - Exeter SD 230784

33043 1638 Waterloo - Exeter SD 270487

 

33044 1638 Waterloo - Exeter SD 071185

33045 1638 Waterloo - Exeter SD 020785

33046 1638 Waterloo - Salisbury 210880

33047 no known workings, gen welcome

33048- 1638 Waterloo - Exeter SD 081183

 

33049 1638 Waterloo - Yeovil Jn 281077

33050 1638 Waterloo - Exeter SD 070285

33051 1638 Waterloo - Exeter SD 100186

33052 1638 Waterloo - Exeter SD 010485

33053 1638 Waterloo - Exeter SD 180785

33054 1638 Waterloo - Exeter SD 151084

33055 1638 Waterloo - Exeter SD 170186

33056 1638 Waterloo - Exeter SD 270586

33057 1638 Waterloo - Exeter SD 110783

33058 1638 Waterloo - Exeter SD 120983

 

33059 1638 Waterloo - Exeter SD 130783

33060 1638 Waterloo - Exeter SD 160186

 

33061 1638 Waterloo - Exeter SD 290185

33062 1638 Waterloo - Exeter SD 170786

33063 1638 Waterloo - Yeovil Jn 211077

33064 1638 Waterloo - Exeter SD 171284

33065 1638 Waterloo - Exeter SD 090585

33101 1632 Waterloo - Salisbury 120788

 

33102 1615 Waterloo - Yeovil Jn 160991

 

33103 1638 Waterloo - Exeter SD 090584

33104 1638 Waterloo - Yeovil Jn 280982

33105 1638 Waterloo - Salisbury 131080

33106 1632 Waterloo - Salisbury 130688

 

33107 1638 Waterloo - Exeter SD 090284

 

33108 1640 Waterloo - Salisbury 271089

 

33109} 1615 Waterloo - Yeovil Jn 231291 (possibly last "bags" on 1V16)

33114}

 

33110 1638 Waterloo - Exeter SD 081184

 

33111 1638 Waterloo - Exeter SD 250583

 

33112 1638 Waterloo - Exeter SD 070683

 

33113 1632 Waterloo - Salisbury 170588

 

33114 1638 Waterloo - Yeovil Jn 090580

 

33115 1638 Waterloo - Exeter SD 260184

33116 1640 Waterloo - Salisbury 241290

33117 1638 Waterloo - Exeter SD 170484

 

33118 1638 Waterloo - Exeter SD 140684

33119 1638 Waterloo-Exeter SD 181085

33201 1635 Waterloo - Yeovil Jn 240692

33202 no known workings, gen welcome

33203 no known workings, gen welcome

33204 1638 Waterloo - Exeter SD 080587

33205 1638 Waterloo - Yeovil Jn 020176

33206 no known workings, gen welcome

33207 1655 Waterloo - Exeter SD 080891

33208 1638 Waterloo - Exeter SD 270685

33210 1638 Waterloo - Salisbury 190680

33211 no known workings, gen welcome

33212 no known workings, gen welcome

Any additional gen very welcome....

1638 coach consists

A good few of us will remember rattling along at speed during the RA Waterloo - Basingstoke on the 1638 and beyond, and a few sample Mk I coach consists listed here,

be intrigued to hear if any of these have survived into preservation to help relive the memories of the 1638.....

33007 1638 Waterloo - Yeovil Jn 090678

3923, 4062, 4065, 1806, 13405, 34638, 3916, 4436

 

33004 1638 Waterloo - Yeovil Jn 010679

16201, 4916, 34628, 4905, 4911, 4913

 

33014 1638 Waterloo - Yeovil Jn 130680

25915, 25916, 34641, 4381, 13395, 1872, 25906, 25917

 

33026 1638 Waterloo - Yeovil Jn 210881

25936, 25924, 3923, 21275, 13402, 1872, 25906, 25912

 

33024 1638 Waterloo - Yeovil Jn 231081

25913, 25917, 3919, 1806, 21265, 13394, 25909, 25916

 

33118 1638 Waterloo - Yeovil Jn 050582

25934, 25910, 13398, 21273, 4058, 25915, 25912

 

33059 1638 Waterloo - Yeovil Jn 180682

25909, 25926, 13388, 4058, 21268, 25920, 25942

 

33108 1638 Waterloo - Yeovil Jn 300782

25917, 25915, 3918, 21273, 13403, 25910, 25916

 

33064 1638 Waterloo - Yeovil Jn 190483

18917, 18920, 18926, 4376, 3398, 21265, 18934, 18915

More on the other, lesser power that worked the 1638 to follow...Again gen welcome

 

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