26th June 2004

Daylight Railtours
The Somerset Express

Loco Used 37203, steam: 5542, 6412, 7820 & 73096
Stock Used 5249+1961+5236+5237+9392+5171+1840+5216+5200+35329 (1)

Route:
1Z96 : Alton to Minehead
1Z97 : Minehead to Alton

Loco(s) Route
73096 Alton - Farnham - Aldershot - Guildford
73096 Guildford - Ash - Wokingham - Reading - Southcote Jn - Newbury - (via Westbury avoiding line) - Frome - Castle Cary - Cogload Jn - Taunton - Bishops Lydeard - Minehead
6412 + 7820 Bishops Lydeard - Minehead
5542 + 6412 Minhead - Bishops Lydeard
37203 Bishops Lydeard - Taunton - Castle Cary - (via Frome avoiding line) - Westbury
73096 Westbury - Heywood Road Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Guildford
73096 Guildford - (reverse of outward route) - Alton

Notes :
(1) Support coach 35329 only in the formation when 73096 was on the train.

Source : various

Timings (Booked & Actual)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Alton 06.20d 06.24   23.38a 23.43
Farnham 06/38 06/41   23/22 23/26
Aldershot 06.44a ~ 06.46d 06.47 ~ 06.49   23.14a ~ 23.16d 23.16 ~ 23.19
Ash 07/04 07/10   23/00 23/08
Guildford 07.18a ~ 07.45d 07.21 ~ 07.52   22.27a ~ 22.47d 22.33 ~ 22.56
Ash 07/56 08/05   22/17 22/21
Wokingham 08.15a ~ 08.17d 08.19 ~ 08.22   21.55a ~ 21.57d 21.56 ~ 22.01
Reading Spur Jn 08/29 08.30a ~ ??.??d   21/45 21/45
Reading 08/36 08/36   21/43 21/39
Southcote Jn 08/41 08/43   21/39 21/35
Newbury Racecourse 09w07a ~ 09w25d ?   ? ?
Newbury 09/29 09/36   20/39 20/41
Bedwyn 09/47 09/53   20/25 20/28
Woodborough 10/01 10/06   20/09 20/11
Lavington 10/09 10/11   19/59 20/03
Heywood Road Jn 10/16 10/18   19/49 19/56
Westbury       19L20a ~ 19L45d 19.17 ~ 19.47
Fairwood Jn 10/19 10/21   19/12 19/14
Clink Road Jn 10/23 10/25   19/08 19/11
Frome 10w27a ~ 10w55d ?  
Blatchbridge Jn 10/59 11/01   19/06 19/09
Castle Cary 11/15 11.14a ~ ??.??d   18/55 18/57
Cogload Jn 11/45 11/38   18/55 18/57
Taunton 11.53a ~ 11.55d 11.45 ~ 11.49   18.28a ~ 18.29d 18.28 ~ 18.30
Bishops Lydeard 12L12a ~ 12L55d 12.15 ~ 13.05   17L50a ~ 18L10d 17.50 ~ 18.10
Minehead 14.30a 14.40   16.45d 16.45


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