17th March 2007

Vintage Trains
The King Circular

Loco Used steam: 6024 'King Edward I'
Stock Used 9101+5198+5191+5157+99349+99361+99353+35333

Route:
1Z24 : Solihull to Didcot Parkway
1Z27 : Didcot Parkway to Tyseley Warwick Road

Loco Route
6024 Solihull - Dorridge UPL - Dorridge - Hatton - Leamington Spa - Banbury - Oxford - Didcot North Jn - Didcot Parkway
6024 Didcot Parkway - Challow - Swindon - Kemble - Standish Jn - Gloucester Yard - Barnwood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Abbotswood Jn - Norton Jn - Worcester Shrub Hill - Droiwich Spa - Kidderminster - Stourbridge Junction - Smethwick Galton Bridge - Jewellery Quarter - Birmingham Snow Hill - Birmingham Moor Street - Small Heath South Jn - Tyseley Warwick Road

Neil Edwards comments: At Swindon, a hot box was discovered on the tender. Loco & support coach were detached and ran to a siding where a new bearing was fitted, and we continued as if nothing had happened, leaving Swindon 92 minutes late. A cracking run from Gloucester Yard to Stourbridge Junction saw us complete the 49.27 miles in 60 minutes, knocking 15 minutes off the booked allowance.

Sources : Neil Edwards (joined the train at Solihull, left at Birmingham Moor Street)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Neil Edwards)

Location Booked Actual
Solihull 08.28d 08.44d
Bentley Heath Crossing 08/33 ?
Dorridge UPL 08*35 ~ 08*43 08.52 ~ 08.55
Dorridge 08.43a ~ 08.45d 08.57 ~ 08.59
Hatton 09/08 09/08
Leamington Spa 09/14 09/15
Fenny Compton SB 09/27 09/26
Banbury 09/37 09/34
Aynho Jn 09/44 09/45
Heyford 09/51 09/51
Wolvercot Jn 10/00 09/58
Oxford 10/09 10/07
Kennington Jn 10/12 10/13
Didcot North Jn 10/20 10/20
Didcot Parkway 10.22a ~ 12.36d 10.24a ~ 12.46d
Foxhall Jn 12/48 12/48
Wantage Road 12/55 ? [Down Relief]
Challow 13*00 ~ 13*04 13/04
Uffington 13/10 ?
Swindon 13.22a ~ 13.43d 13.23a ~ 15.15d
Signal 150 ? 15.19 ~ 15.24
Kemble 14/06 15/41
St Mary's Crossing 14/18 ?
Stroud 14/24 15/55
Stonehouse 14/28 16/00
Standish Jn 14/32 16/03
Gloucester Yard Jn 14/39 16/11
Gloucester Yard (sig. S339) 14w42 ~ 15w16 16.12 ~ 16.55
Barnwood Jn 15/19 16/57
Cheltenham Spa 15/26 17/06
Ashchurch 15/36 17/13
Abbotswood Jn 15/49 17/24
Norton Jn 15/51 17/26
Worcester Shrub Hill 15/56 17/31
Tunnel Jn 15/57 17/32
Droitwich Spa 16/03 17/38
Hartlebury 16/11 17/44
Kidderminster 16/18 17/48
Blakedown 16/26 17/50
Stourbridge Junction 16/31 17/55
Rowley Regis 16/44 18/05
Smethwick West 16/50 18/07
Smethwick Galton Bridge 16/51 18/08
Jewellery Quarter 16/55 18/16
Birmingham Snow Hill 17/01 18/21
Birmingham Moor Street 17.04a ~ 17.05d 18.24a ~ 18.28d
Small Heath South Jn 17/10 ?
Tyseley Warwick Road 17.17a ?


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