16th April 2010

Vintage Trains
(Positioning Special)

Locos Used 37516 & steam: 5043 'Earl Mount of Edgcumbe'
Stock Used GUV (containing water tanks) + 7 coaches

Route : 1Z43 throughout

Loco(s) Route
5043 (2) Solihull - Dorridge - Warwick Parkway - Leamington Spa - Banbury - Aynho Jn - Oxford - Didcot North Jn - Didcot East Jn - Reading - Twyford - Slough

Notes :
(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)

Location Booked Actual
Solihull 13.01d 13.04
Dorridge UPL 13.08 ~ 13.13 13.11 ~ 13.14
Dorridge 13.15a ~ 13.18d 13.16 ~ 13.17
Hatton 13/27 13/25
Warwick Parkway 13.32a ~ 13.37d 13.28 ~ 13.30
Leamington Spa 13.44a ~ 14.03d 13.45 ~ 14.05
Fenny Compton 14/16 14/19
Banbury 14/25 14/27
Heyford 14/37 14/36
Oxford 14.50a ~ 14.55d 14.47 ~ 14.54
Hinksey North UDPL 14.58 ~ 15.46 14.57 ~ 15.43
Didcot North Jn 15/59 15/57
Didcot East Jn 16/01 15/58 [RL]
Reading 16/21 16/23
Twyford 16/29 16/30
Maidenhead 16/38 16/38
Slough 16.47a 16.50


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