1st July 2006

Hertfordshire Rail Tours
The Torbay & Dartmouth

Blue Pullman Series

Locos Used 47709 'Dionysos', 47712 'Artemis' & steam: 4555 'Warrior'
Stock Used main train: 9513+3350+3392+1961+3313+3278+3326+3431+1657+3352+3385
on PDR: 'spare set' + Auto-Coach W228W

Route:
1Z65 : London Paddington to Paignton
1Z66 : Paignton to London Paddington

Loco(s) Route
????? London Paddington - Slough - Twyford - Reading - Southcote Jn - Newbury - Bedwyn - Heywood Road Jn - Westbury - (via Frome avoiding line) - Cogload Jn - Taunton - Exeter St Davids - Newton Abbot - Paignton
4555 Paignton Queens Park - Churston - Kingswear
4555 Kingswear - Churston - Paignton Queens Park
????? Paignton - (reverse of outward route) - London Paddington

Notes :
(1) Were the class 47's double-headed or top-n-tail (in which case, which led each leg)?
(2) Route confirmation required - above is from booked timings. A road coach connection was available at extra cost, from Stevenage to Slough.

Source : Solomon Riley

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Solomon Riley)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Paddington 07.15d ?   21.10a ?
Ladbroke Grove 07/18 ?   21/07 ?
Acton West Jn 07/21 ?   21/03 ?
Southall 07/27 ?   21/01 ?
Airport Jn 07/31 ?   20/59 ?
Slough 07.37a ~ 07.39d ?   20.49a ~ 20.51d ?
Maidenhead 07/46 ?   20/45 ?
Twyford 07/52 ?   20/41 ?
Reading 08.03a ~ 08.05d ?   20.34a ~ 20.36d ?
Southcote Jn 08/09 ?   20/31 ?
Newbury 08/23 ?   20/18 ?
Bedwyn 08/40 08/45   20/07 ?
Woodborough 08/51 ?   19/56 ?
Lavington 08/57 ?   19/48 ?
Heywood Road Jn 09/05 ?   19/43 ?
Westbury 09.07a ~ 09.16d ?   19/41 ?
Fairwood Jn 09/19 ?   19/38 ?
Clink Road Jn 09/23 ?   19/35 ?
Blatchbridge Jn 09/26 ?   19/33 ?
East Somerset Jn 09/29 ?   19/29 ?
Castle Cary 09/37 ?   19/21 ?
Cogload Jn 09/54 ?   19/04 ?
Taunton 09/59 ?   19/01 1/02
Tiverton Parkway 10/12 ?   18/49 ?
Cowley Bridge Jn 10/24 ?   18/35 ?
Exeter St Davids 10.26a ~ 10.50d ?   18/33 18/32
Dalwish Warren 11/06 11/06   18/23 ?
Dawlish 11/11 ?   18/15 ?
Newton Abbot 11/21 ?   18/05 ?
Paignton 11.41a ?   17.45d 17.46


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