1st October 2005

Steamy Affairs
The Devonshire Riviera Express

Locos Used 50031, 50049 & steam : 60009 'Union of South Africa'
Stock Used 5322+5009+3098+3107+1692+3112+3122+3069+1683+3068+3066+17056

Route:
1Z29 : Northampton to Kingswear
1Z30 : Kingswear to Northampton

Loco(s) Route
50031 + 50049 Northampton - Hanslope Jn - Bletchley - Watford Junction - Wembley Central - Sudbury Jn - Willesden No.7 - Acton Wells Jn - Acton Main Line - Slough - Reading - Didcot Parkway - Swindon - Westerleigh Jn - Bristol Parkway - Filton Abbey Wood - Stapleton Road - Bristol Temple Meads
60009 (2) Bristol Temple Meads - Bridgwater - Taunton - Cogload Jn - Exeter St Davids - Newton Abbot - Paignton - Kingswear
50031 + 50049 Kingswear - (reverse of outward route) - Cogload Jn - Castle Cary - (via Frome avoiding line) - (3) - Bedwyn - Southcote Jn - Reading - (reverse of outward route) - Northampton

Notes :
(1) Train was delayed on the outward leg owing to passengers who missed the train at Northampton. They were taken by coach to Hemel Hempstead though the train was held at Tring.
(2) 50031 + 50049 on rear.
(3) Was booked via Westbury avoiding line but may have gone via station - confirmation required.

Sources : Janet Cottrell & Steve Marshall

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from various including Janet Cottrell & David Bellamy)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Northampton 06.10d 06.10   22.36a 22.57
Hanslope Jn 06/21 [SL] 06/22   22/21 22/27
Milton Keynes Central 06.27a ~ 06.29d 06.28 ~ 06.32   22.13a ~ 22.15d 22.06 ~ 22.08
Bletchley 06/34 06/37   22/05 21/59
Ledburn Jn 06/41 06/46   21/59 21/45
Tring 06/47 06/56   21/53 21/41
Bourne End Jn 06/56 07/05   21/49 21/37
Watford Junction 07.05a ~ 07.07d 07.56 ~ 07.58   21.39a ~ 21.41d 21.28 ~ 21.30
Harrow & Wealdstone 07/13 08/04   21/32 21/22
Wembley Central 07/16 08/08   21/29 21/19
Sudbury Jn 07/18 [UR] 08/11   21/27 [SL] 21/17
Wembley Yard South Jn 07/19 ?   21/26 ?
Willesden No.7 07/21 ?   21/24 [DR] ?
Acton Canal Wharf 07/24 08/16   21/19 ?
Acton Wells Jn 07/26 08/20   21/16 21/08
Acton Main Line 07/28 [RL] ?   21/12 ?
Acton West 07/30 [ML] 08/25   21/10 21/04
Southall 07/33 08/30   21/03 20/52
Airport Jn 07/36 08/31   20/58 20/46
Slough 07/42 08/36   20/49 20/35
Maidenhead 07/47 08/40   20/44 20/25
Ruscombe 07/52 [RL] ?   ? ?
Twyford 07/53 08/45   20/39 20/21
Reading 08/00 [P8] 08/52   20/34 [TL] [ML] 20/16
Reading West Jn 08/01 08/54  
Southcote Jn   20/29 20/04
Newbury   19/58 19/49
Bedwyn   19/46 19/28
Woodborough   19/35 19/09
Lavington   19/27 19/03
Heywood Road Jn   19.00a ~ 19.19d ?
Fairwood Jn   18/57 18/54
Clink Road Jn   18/53 18/52
Blatchbridge Jn   18/51 18/50
Castle Cary   18/40 18/41
Didcot Parkway 08/29 [P3] 09/08  
Foxhall Jn 08/30 ?  
Wantage Road 08/37 ?  
Challow 08/40 09/19  
Uffington 08/42 09/22  
Swindon 08/51 09/29  
Wootton Bassett Jn 08/56 09/35  
Hullavington 09/04 09/44  
Westerleigh Jn 09/24 09/54  
Bristol Parkway 09/28 09/57  
Filton Abbey Wood 09/31 09/59  
Stapleton Road 09/34 10/01  
Dr Days Jn 09/35 10/03  
Bristol Temple Meads 09L38a ~ 10L08d [P6] 10.05 ~ 10.33  
Worle Jn 10/28 10/50  
Uphill Jn 10/31 10/52  
Highbridge & Burnham 10/38 10/58  
Bridgwater 10/44 11/03  
Cogload Jn 10/52 11/09   18/23 18/23
Taunton 10/57 [P3] 11/14   18/18 [P4] 18/16
Tiverton Parkway 11/14 ?   18/01 ?
Tiverton Loop 11.18a ~ 11.41d ?  
Cowley Bridge Jn 11/58 ?   17/47 ?
Exeter St Davids 12/01 [P4] 12/05   17/45 [P5] 17/40
Dawlish Warren 12/13 12/16   17/29 17/27
Newton Abbot 12/23 [P2] 12/26   17/17 [P2] 17/16
Paignton 12.41a ~ 12.44d [P1] 12.40 ~ 12.46   17.00a ~ 17.01d [P1] 16.53 ~ 17.02
Paignton Crossover GF P&DSR 12.48a ~ 12.53d ?   16.45a ~ 16.50d ?
Kingswear 13.30a 13.25   16.15d 16.23


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