21st June 2008

Railway Touring Company
The Cornishman

Locos Used 67020 & steam: 71000 'Duke of Gloucester'
Stock Used 3097+3066+1671+3068+3069+3149+1863+5341+5322+17015 + (1) 17041

Route:
1Z66 : Birmingham International to Penzance
1Z67 : Penzance to Birmingham International

Loco Route
67020 Birmingham International - Birmingham New Street - Soho South Jn - Galton Jn - Stourbridge Junction - Kidderminster - Droitwich Spa - Worcester Shrub Hill - Cheltenham Spa - Standish Jn - Westerleigh Jn - Bristol Parkway - Filton Jn - Stapleton Road - Bristol Temple Meads
71000 Bristol Temple Meads - Weston-super-Mare - Taunton - Exeter St Davids - Newton Abbot (2)
67020 Newton Abbot - Totnes - Plymouth North Road - Liskeard - Truro (3)
67020 (3) Truro - (reverse of outward route) - Taunton - (via Weston-super-Mare avoiding line) - Bristol Temple Meads - (reverse of outward route) - Birmingham International

Notes :
(1) 17015 replaced by 17041 when 71000 hauling train.
(2) 71000 was booked to take the train through to Penzance but failed at Newton Abbot with a valve gear problem so 67020, (which was running to Penzance for the return journey), took over.
(3) Booked route after Truro was Truro - Penzance & back.

Source : John Clifford (joined / left the train at Bristol Temple Meads)

Tour Review
(by John Clifford)

This tour was originally advertised as diesel to Bristol then 6024 "King Edward I" + 71000 to Penzance with diesel back. 6024 was under repair so the steam part would be 71000 solo.

Despite this it still looked like a good tour, the Duke over the Devon banks. However it was not to be. We left slightly late & at Taunton we ran along the relief line west of the station to let a Voyager pass. I have a note that the tanker was in the wrong place at Tiverton Junction & whilst there we were passed by a Spitfire Tours train as well as some others. Leaving Tiverton Junction we were checked at Cowley Bridge and then held in platform 6 at Exeter but nothing passed us. By not stopping in Dawlish Warren loop we got to the Newton Abbot stop only 30 min late.

Here it was announced that the engine had a problem with its valve gear so it would not be going forward. 67020 was due to follow us for the return journey. It eventually arrived, shunted 71000 off and attached to the train. We left 124 min late. As the train had to be back before an engineering block there was not enough time to get to Penzance so it terminated at Truro. On the return we were gaining time but were stopped at Worle Jn to let a Weston - Paddington train precede us so got to Bristol just a few minutes early.

John Clifford

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford)

Location
Booked
Actual
 
Booked
Actual
Birmingham International
06.00d
?
 
00.15a
?
Stechford
06/05
?
 
00/09
?
Proof House Jn
06/09
?
 
00/05
?
Birmingham New Street
06.12a ~ 06.14d
?
 
23.57a ~ 00.02d
?
Soho South Jn
06/19
?
 
23/52
?
Galton Jn
06/21
?
 
23/50
?
Smethwick West
06/22
?
 
23/48
?
Rowley Regis
06/26
?
 
23/44
?
Stourbridge Junction
06.37a ~ 06.39d
?
 
23.32a ~ 23.34d
?
Blakedown
06/43
?
 
23/27
?
Kidderminster
06.47a ~ 06.50d
?
 
23.20a ~ 23.22d
?
Hartlebury
06/56
?
 
23/15
?
Droitwich Spa
07/01
?
 
23/09
?
Tunnel Jn
07/06
?
 
23/04
?
Worcester Shrub Hill
07*08a ~ 07*18d
?
 
23.00a ~ 23.02d
?
Norton Jn
07/23
?
 
22/42
?
Abbotswood Jn
07*28 ~ 07*48
?
 
22/39
?
Ashchurch
07/55
?
 
22/32
?
Cheltenham Spa
08.01a ~ 08.03d
?
 
22.24a ~ 22.26d
?
Barnwood Jn
08/08
?
 
22/18
?
Gloucester Yard Jn
08/09
?
 
22/17
?
Standish Jn
08/14
?
 
22/12
?
Charfield
08/23
?
 
22/04
?
Yate
08/28
?
 
21/59
?
Westerleigh Jn
08/30
?
 
21/57
?
Bristol Parkway
08/34
?
 
21/52
?
Filton Abbey Wood
08/36
?
 
21/49
?
Stapleton Road
08/39
?
 
21/45
?
Dr Days Jn
08/40
?
 
21/44
?
Bristol East Jn
08/41
?
 
21/43
?
Bristol Temple Meads
08L43a ~ 09L10d
08.45 ~ 09.15
 
21.38a ~ 21.41d
21.32 ~ ??.??
Bristol West Jn
09/11
09/17
 
21/36
21.29 ~ 21.30
Parson Street
?
?
 
21/34
21/26
Worle Jn
09/27
09/36
 
21/21
20.59 ~ 21.01
Weston-super-Mare
09/37
09/43
 
 
Uphill Jn
09/43
09/47
 
21/19
20/54
Bridgwater
09/56
10/04
 
21/07
20/44
Cogload Jn
10/04
10/11
 
21/02
20/39
Taunton East Jn
10/09
10/18
 
?
?
Taunton
10/12
10/20
 
20*53 ~ 20*56
20/37
Tiverton Parkway
10/24
10/43
 
20/40
20/27
Tiverton Junction
10w27 ~ 10w52
10.49 ~ 11.25
 
20/38
20/26
Cowley Bridge Jn
11/07
11/41
 
20/25
20/16
Exeter St Davids
11/10
11.48 ~ 11.55
 
20/23
20/15
Dawlish Warren
11*27 ~ 11*47
12/12
 
20/14
20/06
Newton Abbot
12*00 ~ 12*21
12.30 ~ 14.25
 
20/00
19/51
Totnes
12/34
14/35
 
19/44
19/42
Ivybridge
12/48
14/47
 
19/26
19/29
Hemerdon
12/55
14/51
 
19/22
19/23
Lipson Jn
13/02
14/56
 
19/14
19/15
Plymouth
13w05a ~ 13w47d
14.59 ~ 15.25
 
18*50a ~ 19*10d
18.45 ~ 18.51
St Budeaux Road
13/55
15/30
 
18/40
18/43
Saltash
13/58
15/33
 
18/36
18/38
St Germans
14/05
15/39
 
18/30
18/33
Liskeard
14/17
15/47
 
18/21
18.21 ~ 18.24
St Pinnock Viaduct East
14/24
15/51
 
18/14
18/14
Largin
14/26
15/53
 
18/12
18/13
Lostwithiel
14/34
16/03
 
18/02
18/05
Par
14/39
16.09 ~ 16.11
 
17/56
18/00
Burngullow Jn
14/49
16/22
 
17/49
17/53
Probus
14/56
16/28
 
17/41
17/47
Truro
15*03a ~ 15*20d
16.39a
 
17/33
17.40d
Penwithers Jn
15/21
CANC
 
?
CANC
Baldhu
15/27
CANC
 
?
CANC
Camborne
15/40
CANC
 
17/19
CANC
St Erth
15/52
CANC
 
17/04
CANC
Long Rock
16/01
CANC
 
16/59
CANC
Penzance
16.05a
CANC
 
16.55d
CANC


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