18th December 2005

Past Time Rail
The Yuletide Bard Express

Loco Used steam : 6024 'King Edward I'
Stock Used ?????

Route:
1Z53 : London Paddington to Stratford-upon-Avon
1Z54 : Stratford-upon-Avon to London Paddington

Loco Route
6024 London Paddington - Park Royal - South Ruislip - High Wycombe - Banbury - Warwick - Stratford-upon-Avon
6024 Stratford-upon-Avon - (reverse of outward route) - London Paddington

Notes :
(1) The 124 minutes late start is mentioned on TRUST as been due to the ECS been diverted to Old Oak Common to refuel the generator car.


6024 is captured in action climbing Hatton Bank (photo: Clive Hanley)

Sources : Richard Rooker, Clive Hanley & Solomon Riley

Timings (Booked & Actual)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Paddington 09.31d 11.35   20.41a 22.17
Old Oak Common East 09/47 ?   20/32 ?
Old Oak Common West 09/49 ?   20/31 ?
Park Royal 09/52 ?   20/23 ?
Greenfield East Jn 09/56 ?   20/13 ?
Greenfield West Jn 09/57 ?   20/12 ?
South Ruislip 10/02 12/14   20/07 21/40
West Ruislip 10/05 12/18   20/05 21/38
Gerrards Cross 10.14a ~ 10.16d 12.26 ~ 12.29   19.56a ~ 19.58d 21.29 ~ 21.29
High Wycombe 10.31a ~ 10.33d 12.45 ~ 12.48   19.42a ~ 19.44d 21.13 ~ 21.13
Saunderton 10/41 12/59   19/36 21/05
Princes Risborough 10/46 13/04   19/33 20/57
Haddenham & Thame Parkway 10/51 ?   19/23 ?
Bicester North 11/00 13/24   19/12 20/34
Aynho Jn 11/09 13/37   19/02 20/20
Banbury 11w17a ~ 12w33d 13w36 ~ 14w28   17w45a ~ 18w57d 19w43 ~ 20w10
Fenny Compton 12/42 14/40   17/36 19/30
Leamington Spa 12/50 14/51   17/24 19/17
Warwick 12.54a ~ 12.56d 14.54 ~ 14.59   17.17a ~ 17.20d 19.07 ~ 19.09
Hatton 13/04 15/08   17/11 19/02
Hatton West Jn 13/06 ?   17/09 ?
Bearley Jn 13/13 15/18   17/03 18/50
Stratford-upon-Avon 13.19a 15.23   16.58d 18.41


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