Who decides on the number of carriages? Because whoever they are they need either sacking or tutoring. 3 carriages for the 19:26 to Exeter = overcrowding to point very few could get on at Clapham!

To compound matters the Southampton train via Basingstoke, fraud due to previous signalling problems. What sort of service are you attempting to run? Not a great one by the look of things.. 

  • The thing is they are chronically short of diesel coaches for the Exeter line, and anything after 1900 from waterloo is not classed as a peak service, so therefore is in a difficult position, as many of the diesel coaches will be in use on peak time services from Waterloo; by 1926 they will be too far from London to work back.