18th December 2005

Vintage Trains Ltd
Christmas Lunch Excursion

Loco Used steam : 4965 'Rood Aston Hall'
Stock Used ?????

Route:
1Z65 : Solihull to Didcot Parkway
1Z66 : Didcot Parkway to Solihull

Loco Route
4965 Solihull - Dorridge - Hatton - Leamington Spa - Banbury - Oxford - Didcot Parkway
4965 Didcot Parkway - (reverse of outward route) - Solihull


4965 is captured descending Hatton Bank at speed (photo: Clive Hanley)

Sources : Richard Rooker & Clive Hanley

Timings (Booked & Actual)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Solihull 11.30d 11.34   18.15a 18.11
Dorridge 11.38a ~ 11.40d 11.39 ~ 11.41   18.05a ~ 18.08d 18.04 ~ 18.06
Hatton 11/48 11/48   17/56 17/57
Leamington Spa 11.55a ~ 12.03d 11.59 ~ 12.07   17.38a ~ 17.48 17.53 ~ 17.53
Fenny Compton 12/16 12/19   17/26 17/40
Banbury 12/25 12/28   16w46a ~ 17w13d 16w43 ~ 17w29
Aynho Jn 12/30 12/33   16/41 16/37
Heyford 12/36 12/39   16/33 16/32
Wolvercote Jn 12/48 12/47   16/22 16/23
Oxford 12.52a ~ 12.55d 12.51 ~ 12.55   16.15a ~ 16.17d 16.15 ~ 16.18
Kennington Jn ? ?   16/09  
Didcot North Jn 13/07 13/07   15/58 16/00
Didcot Parkway 13.10a 13.09   15.55d 15.57


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