16th April 2010
|Locos Used||37516 & steam: 5043 'Earl Mount of Edgcumbe'|
|Stock Used||GUV (containing water tanks) + 7 coaches|
Route : 1Z43 throughout
|5043 (2)||Solihull - Dorridge - Warwick Parkway - Leamington Spa - Banbury - Aynho Jn - Oxford - Didcot North Jn - Didcot East Jn - Reading - Twyford - Slough|
(1) A positioning run for the Bristolian railtour of 17th April.
(2) 37516 on rear.
(3) Bruce Nathan comments: I hope the diesel was not giving any help but 5043 performed very well with speeds above 70 mph much of the way and an even-time start to stop from Leamington to Oxford. From Tilehurst onwards we suffered delays from the all-stations DMU ahead.
Sources : Dave Smit & Bruce Nathan
Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Paul Braybrook & Bruce Nathan)
|Dorridge UPL||13.08 ~ 13.13||13.11 ~ 13.14½|
|Dorridge||13.15a ~ 13.18d||13.16 ~ 13.17½|
|Warwick Parkway||13.32a ~ 13.37d||13.28 ~ 13.30|
|Leamington Spa||13.44a ~ 14.03d||13.45½ ~ 14.05½|
|Oxford||14.50a ~ 14.55d||14.47½ ~ 14.54½|
|Hinksey North UDPL||14.58 ~ 15.46||14.57½ ~ 15.43|
|Didcot North Jn||15/59||15/57|
|Didcot East Jn||16/01||15/58½ [RL]|
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