Titanic Boat Train


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Roger Marks

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Sorry to start my first posting here with a question!

I'm interested in the boat train(s?) that ran from Waterloo to Southampton to convey passengers to the Titanic. There is a photo in the Father Browne collection showing the boat train at Waterloo. I'd like to take the same photograph today for comparison, but I'm not sure which platform at Waterloo the train departed from. Does anybody know?
 
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Anthony Charles Givelin Paine

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Dear Roger,
Many years ago I went on the Boat train to Southampton. I did a three week cruise on the old Oriana. Waterloo has changed quite alot but I am sure someone can tell you which platform it was. Have you sen the 'old train station ' in Southamton ? Fascinating. The Landlord in the 'Fox and Grapes '(Public house) informed us all about it. If you are in Southampton do call in at the pub. He is making the upstairs in to hotel Titanic style and naming the bedrooms after the officers. He gave us coffe and we had a good look round. I put his website on a previous thread ( The most famous Titanic Pub in Southampton ). It is just by the old Southwestern hotel and by the old railway station. He offered us a tour of the ' hotel ' but time was somewhat short.
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Hi all! Can anyone tell me whether all first and/or second class passengers travelled by train to Southampton on April 10th, the day(s) before or even went there on their own automobiles? Particular names of people who travelled on this train would be appreciated!Thanks!
 
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Trent Pheifer

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Hey George,

The only ones that I know for sure that took the train was the Becker family in Second Class and Father Francis Browne. I am sure someone knows more people who travelled by train. Hope that helps a bit.

-Trent
 
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Reference: Waterloo Station.

The 'platform' allocated for Southampton is usual the numbers 10, 11 or 12. It still runs to this today, but nine times out of ten, it always leaves from platform 12.

Hope this gives you all an idea, and solves the answer to your questions.

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George, I think you're going to find that most of the passengers traveled to Southampton by train. Even those wealthy enough to be able to afford their own car. A lot of the passengers were not from Britain so it's not as if they could drag their own cars with them, and Hertz Rent a Car was a dream (Or nightmare perphaps???
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Tracy, I was referring to the Santa Claus's ho, ho, ho ... but thanks for reminding me of that other meaning, too. In any case, Merry Christmas!!!
 

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I know, George, but I thought you might want to know the English meaning so you could better understand Mike's reaction.

It's amazing the glitches we can get into translating one language into another. I took six years of German and I made some very interesting mistakes while learning.
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I hope you also have a very nice holiday and New Year, George.
 
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>>Hi Michael! I meant ho, ho, ho ...(x is the equivalent of h in Greek)! Thanks anyway!!!<<

Oh...Okay. Gotta be careful with the cultural differences there. A thumbs up is a positive sign on my side of the ocean, but guess what a thumbs up means in a Muslim country. (HINT: It'll get your butt kicked by an offended local!)
 
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