3rd April 2010

Railway Touring Company
The Royal Duchy

Locos Used 47760, D1015 'Western Champion' & steam: 44871 & 70013 'Oliver Cromwell'
Stock Used 35517+14099+ (2) 4984+4960+99311+99371+99125+99128+99127+99316+3093+3136+9104

Route :
1Z52 : London Paddington to Penzance
1Z98 : Penzance to London Paddington

Loco(s) Route
D1015 (3) London Paddington - Southall - Slough - Twyford - Reading - Didcot Parkway - Swindon - Wootton Bassett Jn - Chippenham - Thingley Jn - Bathampton Jn - Bath Spa - North Somerset Jn - Bristol Temple Meads - Worle Jn - Uphill Jn - Bridgwater - Taunton - Exeter St Davids
44871 + 70013 Exeter St Davids - Dawlish - Newton Abbot - Totnes - Plymouth - Liskeard - Par - Truro - Penzance
D1015 (3) Penzance - (reverse of outward route) - London Paddington

Notes :
(1) John Clifford comments: train was originally advertised for haulage by D1015 to Bristol Temple Meads, 777 & 34067 to Penzance then D1015 back to London. 34067 was still undergoing an overhaul so 70013 was substituted, then 30777 was found to be out of gauge for the Cornish Main Line so 44871 was substituted. However, 44871 was limited to 60 mph so in the time available it was a choice of steam Bristol - Par or Exeter - Penzance; the latter was chosen. On the day the only delay was at Exeter on the outward run. The move here was to remove 47760 from the rear of the train, run it round to the front, then both locos would retire to Exeter diesel depot for servicing before going to Penzance for the return trip. Meanwhile the two steam would be attached to the train. All this took longer than allowed. However there was a lengthy water stop at Plymouth so the final leg to Penzance was run roughly to time.
(2) 35517 & 14099 were only in the consist when 44871 & 70013 were on the train.
(3) 47760 on rear.

Sources : various including Roger Geach & John Clifford

Photo Review


44871 & 70013 approaching Plymouth (photo: Roger Geach)


44871 & 70013 cross Liskeard Viaduct in the rain (photo: Roger Geach)


D1015 comes off the Royal Albert Bridge in sunshine (photo: Roger Geach)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Paddington 06.38d ?   22.52a 22.50
Ladbroke Grove 06/41 ?   22/48 22/44
Acton West 06/44 ?   22/44 22/41
Southall 06/52 ?   22/41 22/38
Airport Jn 06/58 ?   22/40 22/32
Dolphin Jn   22/26 22/25
Slough 07.05a ~ 07.08d ?   22.19a ~ 22.24d 22.19 ~ 22.21
Maidenhead 07/15 ?   22/13 22/11
Twyford 07/21 ?   22/07 22/07
Reading 07.27a ~ 07.30d 07.28 ~ 07.33   21.57a ~ 22.01d 21.58 ~ 22.00
Reading West Jn 07/33 07/35   21/55 21/56
Didcot Parkway 07/47 07/49   21/42 21/44
Foxhall Jn 07/48 07/49   ? ?
Wantage Road 07/55 07/54   21/37 21/39
Challow 07/58 07/56   21/35 21/37
Uffington 08/00 07/58   21/33 21/35
Swindon 08.11a ~ 08.14d 08.07 ~ 08.13   21.20a ~ 21.22d 21.23 ~ 21.25
Wootton Bassett Jn 08/21 08/20   21/14 21/16
Chippenham 08/28 08/28   21/06 21/08
Thingley East Jn 08/29 08/29   21/5 21/07
Thingley Jn 08/30 08/29  
Bathampton Jn 08/36 08/36   20/58 20/59
Bath Spa 08.39a ~ 08.42d 08.39 ~ 08.42   20.50a ~ 20.54d 20.53 ~ 20.55
North Somerset Jn 08/55 08/53   20/39 20/39
Bristol East Jn 08/56 08.55 ~ 08.56   20/38 20/38
Bristol Temple Meads 08.58a ~ 09.02d 08.59 ~ 09.03   20.17a ~ 20.36d 20.13 ~ 20.36
Parson Street   20/13 20/10
Yatton Loop 09.17 ~ 09.32 09.19 ~ 09.29  
Worle Jn 09/38 09/35   20/02 19/59
Uphill Jn 09/41 09/37   20/00 19/57
Bridgwater 09/57 09/54   19/51 19/48
Cogload Jn 10/05 10/00   19/49 19/42
Taunton 10.10a ~ 10.12d 10.06 ~ 10.12   19.37a ~ 19.40d 19.35 ~ 19.37
Norton Fitzwarren 10/14 10/169   19/35 19/32
Whiteball 10/21 10/25   19/28 19/26
Sampford Peveral 10/24 10/28   19/25 19/23
Tiverton Junction 10/25 10/29   19/24 19/21
Cowley Bridge Jn 10/35 10/41   19/11 19/10
Exeter St Davids 10L37a ~ 11L07d 10.45 ~ 11.29   19.06a ~ 19.09d 19.04 ~ 19.07
Dawlish Warren 11/19 11/43   18/55 18/53
Dawlish 11/22 11/44   18/53 18/51
Teignmouth 11/27 11/47   18/50 18/48
Newton Abbot 11/33 11/52   18/44 18/44
Newton Abbot West Jn 11/34 11/53   18/44 18/43
Dainton 11/39 11/58   18/40 18/39
Totnes 11/46 12/03   18/34 18/34
Aish Emergency Crossover 11/58 12/14   18/26 18/26
Ivybridge 12/02 12/18   18/21 18/22
Hemerdon 12/06 12/21   18/17 18/17
Lipson Jn 12/14 12/28   18/09 18/11
Plymouth 12.17a ~ 13.27d 12.36 ~ 13.28   18.02a ~ 18.06d 18.06 ~ 18.08
St Budeaux Jn 13/32 13/34   17/57 18/01
Saltash 13/36 13/37   17/53 17/57
St Germans 13/42 13/44   17/46 17/51
Liskeard 13/54 13/54   17/37 17/41
St Pinnock Viaduct East 14/00 14/00   17/31 17/34
Largin 14/01 14/01   17/30 17/33
Bodmin Road 14.08a ~ 14.10d 14.06 ~ 14.08   17.21a ~ 17.24d 17.26 ~ 17.27
Lostwithiel 14/16 14/13   17/17 17/20
Par 14/28 14/18   17/11 17/14
Burngullow Jn 14/35 14/26   17/01 17/07
Probus 14/44 14/35   16/53 16/59
Truro 14/55 14/42   16/45 16/54
Penwithers Jn 14/56 14/43   ? ?
Baldhu 15/00 14/48   ? ?
Camborne 15/12 15/01   16/31 16.37 ~ 16.39
St Erth 15/22 15/14   16/21 16/22
Long Rock 15/28 15/21   16/17 16/18
Penzance 15.32a 15.26   16.14d 16.14


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