29th November 2003

Hertfordshire Rail Tours
Bath Christmas Market

(Pride of the Nation series)

Locos Used 67003, 67011 & 90027
Stock Used 21269+3121+3120+1679+3146+3097+1680+3149+3123+1698+3147+3141+2834

Route:
1Z67 : Letchworth to Bristol Temple Meads
1Z28 : Bristol Temple Meads to Letchworth

Loco(s) Route
67003 Letchworth - Hitchin - (via ECML) - Kings Cross incline (1)
90027 + 67003 Kings Cross incline -signal at top of incline
67003 signal at top of incline - Gospel Oak - Acton Wells Jn - Ealing Broadway - Reading - (2) Didcot Parkway - Swindon - Chippenham - Bathampton Jn (2) - Bath Spa - Bristol Temple Meads
67011 Bristol Temple Meads - Bath Spa - Trowbridge - Hawkeridge Jn - Newbury - Reading - (reverse of outward route) - Letchworth

Notes :
(1) 67003 stalled on the Kings Cross incline. 90027 was sent from Willesden RMT to assist the train up the incline (approx 20ch), resulting in running 75 minutes late.
(2) Re-routed due to the late running - booked route was Reading - Newbury - Hawkeridge Jn - Trowbridge - Bathampton Jn.


67003 arrives into Stevenage (photo: Robert Frise)

Source : Mark Herriott

Timings (Booked & Actual)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Letchworth 08.18d 08.18   21.30a 21.21
Hitchin 08/22 08/23   21/25 21/17
Stevenage 08.26a ~ 08.29d 08.28 ~ 08.33   21.18a ~ 21.20d 21.07 ~ 21.10
Woolmer Green Jn 08/33 08/37   21/14 21/03
Welwyn Garden City 08.37a ~ 08.40d 08.42 ~ 08.44   21.06a ~ 21.09d 20.56 ~ 20.57
Potters Bar 08.48a ~ 08.51d 08.53 ~ 08.57   20.54a ~ 20.57d 20.41 ~ 20.48
Alexandra Palace 08/59 09/06   20/42 20/30
Finsbury Park 09.04a ~ 09.06d 09.09 ~ 09.12   20.36a ~ 20.38d 20.21 ~ 20.26d
Camden Road 09/16 10/29   20/14 20/07
Gospel Oak 09/20 10/33   20/11 20/04
Kensal Green Jn LL 09/32 10/40   20/01 19/53
Willesden Junction HL 09/33 10/44   20/00 19/51
Acton Wells Jn 09/38 10/46   19/52 19/47
Acton West ? DIV   19/38 19/43
Ealing Broadway ? DIV   19.34a ~ 19.36d 19.37 ~ 19.40
Southall ? DIV   19/26 19/33
Airport Jn ? DIV   19/23 19/25
Slough ? DIV   19/17 19/17
Maidenhead ? DIV   19/13 19/03
Twyford ? DIV   19/08 18/55
Reading ? DIV   18.53a ~ 19.01d 18.48 ~ ??.??
Southcote Jn ? DIV   18/50 18/41
Newbury ? DIV   18.22a ~ 18.34d 18.23 ~ 18.24
Bedwyn ? DIV   18/10 18/10
Woodborough ? DIV   17/59 18/01
Lavington ? DIV   17/51 17/55
Heywood Road Jn ? DIV   17/44 17/49
Bradford Jn ? DIV   17/33 17/36
Bathampton Jn ? DIV   17/22 17/26
Bath Spa ? DIV   17.14a ~ 17.17d 17.17 ~ 17.22
Bristol Temple Meads 12.39a 12.56   17.02d 17.05


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