19th June 2010

UK Railtours
The Great Western 175

Locos Used D1015 'Western Champion' & steam: 6024 'King Edward I'
Stock Used Booked for load 10 (+ POB when 6024 was on the train)

Route :
1Z27 : London Paddington to Minehead
1Z28 : Minehead to London Paddington

Loco(s) Route
D1015 London Paddington - Slough - Maidenhead - Reading - Southcote Jn - Bedwyn - Heywood Road Jn - Westbury - Fairwood Jn - Clink Road Jn - (via Frome avoiding line) Blatchbridge Jn - Castle Cary - Cogload Jn - Taunton - Norton Fitzwarren - Bishops Lydeard
6024 + D1015 Bishops Lydeard - Williton - Minehead
D1015 + 6024 Minehead - Williton - Bishops Lydeard - Norton Fitzwarren
6024 Norton Fitzwarren - (reverse of outward route) - Blatchbridge Jn - Frome - Clink Road Jn - Fairwood Jn - (via Westbury avoiding line) - Heywood Road Jn - (reverse of outward route) - London Paddington

Sources : Neil Kearns, Nick Blyth & Scott Spencer

Photo Review


D1015 waits to leave Paddington in the morning (photo: Nick Blyth)


6024 & D1015 at Bishops Lydeard en-route to Minehead (photo: Nick Blyth)


6024 back at London Paddington station (photo: Nick Blyth)


Timings (Booked Only)

(from Neil Kearns & Scott Spencer)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Paddington 07.09d [P9] 21.47a [P1]
Ladbroke Grove 07/12 [RL] 21/42 [RL]
Acton West 07/15 [RL] 21/38 [RL]
West Ealing ? 21/36 [RL]
Southall 07/22 [RL] 21/31 [RL]
Airport Jn 07/28 [RL] 21/28 [RL]
Slough 07.35a ~ 07.37d [P2]  [RL] 21.17a ~ 21.20d [P5] [RL]
Maidenhead 07/46 [P1] [RL] 21/07 [P4] [RL]
Twyford 07/54 [RL] 20/58 [RL]
Twyford West ? 20/55
Reading 08.05a ~ 08.15d 20.48a ~ 20.50d [P?] [ML]
Southcote Jn 08/19 20/42
Theale Loop - 19w57 ~ 20w36
Newbury 08/37 19/41
Bedwyn 08/50 19/26
Woodborough 09/01 19/12
Lavington 09/07 19/02
Heywood Road Jn 09/15 18/53
Westbury 09c17 ~ 09c20 [P1] -
Fairwood Jn 09/24 18/50
Clink Road Jn 09/27 18/44
Frome - 18w27 ~ 18w42
Blatchbridge Jn 09/29 18/28
East Somerset Jn 09/32 18/21
Castle Cary 09/40 [P2] 18/12 [P1]
Somerton 09/47 18/00
Athelny LC 09/53 17/51
Cogload Jn 09/56 17/47
Taunton 10*02 ~ 10*24 [P2] [RL] 17.38 ~ 17.40
Norton Fitzwarren Jn 10.32 ~ 10.33 17.29 ~ 17.31 [DRL]
Bishops Lydeard 11L10a ~ 11L15d ??.?? ~ 17.11
Minehead ??.??a ??.??d


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