26th & 28th June 2010

Steam Dreams
The Cornish Riviera

Locos Used at least D1015 'Western Champion' & steam: 5029 'Nunney Castle' & 6024 'King Edward I'
Stock Used 5171+5200+1840+13440+9104+99121+99127+1961+5237+5236+5249 (2)

Route :
1Z27 : Paddington to Exeter St Davids
1Z28 : Exeter St Davids to Par
1Z30 : Par to Penzance
1Z31 : Penzance to Bristol Temple Meads
1Z32 : Bristol Temple Meads to Paddington

Date Loco(s) Route
26/06 6024 London Paddington - Southall - Slough - Maidenhead - Reading - Southcote Jn - Bedwyn - Heywood Road Jn - Westbury - Fairwood Road Jn - Clink Road Jn - Frome - Blatchbridge Jn - Castle Cary - Cogload Jn - Taunton
26/06 D1015 + 6024 Taunton - Exeter St Davids
26/06 6024 + 5029 Exeter St Davids - Newton Abbot - Totnes - Plymouth - Liskeard - Par
26/06 D1015 Par - Truro - St Erth - Penzance
28/06 5029 + 6024 Penzance - (reverse of outward route) - Cogload Jn - Bridgwater - Uphill Jn - Worle Jn - Bristol Temple Meads - North Somerset Jn - Bath Spa - Chippenham - Swindon - Didcot Parkway - Reading - (reverse of outward route) - London Paddington

Notes :
(1) A fire (hot axlebox?) on the generator car at Colthorp near Theale caused significant delays on the outward leg. 6024 was also 'suffering from steaming problems' on the outward leg, resulting in unplanned assistance being provided from Taunton to Exeter by D1015.
(2) Support coaches 35333+35461 also used - on 28/06 they were immediately behind the locos (i.e. 35461+35333+5249+...)
(3) Route & loco confirmation required - above is as booked.

Sources : Mike Hunt, Neil Kearns & Mike Burnitt

Photo Review


Photographed from a minor road overbridge, D1015 pilots 6024 away from
Willand, en-route to Exeter (photo: Paul Brankin)


Photographed from another minor road overbridge about of a mile south
at Cullompton, 5029 and 6024 pass Paul Brankin on the return leg.


Timings (Booked & Actual)

(from Mike Hunt & Neil Kearns)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Paddington 09.07d 09.06   20.22a 20.53
Ladbroke Grove 09/10 09/12   20/18 20/48
Acton West 09/15 09/17   20/15 20/43
Ealing Broadway 09/18 09/17   ? ?
Southall 09/22 09/22   20/12 20/35
Airport Jn 09/28 09/27   20/10 20/32
Slough 09/36 09/35   20/04 20/26
Maidenhead 09/46 09/41   19/58 20/19
Twyford 09/54 09/47   19/49 20/08
Twyford West Jn 09/55 09/49   ? ?
Reading 10.01a ~ 10.02d 10.05 ~ 10.10   19/42 20/03
Reading West Jn   19/41 20/01
Didcot East Jn   19/25 19/46
Didcot Parkway   19/21 19/45
Foxhall Jn   19/20 19/28
Wantage Road   18.51 ~ 19.13 19.00 ~ 19.22
Challow   18/46 18/55
Uffington   18/43 18/53
Swindon   18/32 18/44
Wootton Bassett Jn   18/25 18/39
Chippenham   18/11 18/28
Thingley East Jn   18/07 18/27
Bathampton Jn   17/57 18/18
Bath Spa   17/54 18/14
North Somerset Jn   17/41 18/01
Bristol East Jn   17/40 18/00
Bristol Temple Meads   15.25a ~ 17.38d 15.27 ~ 17.58
Bristol West Jn   15/23 15/25
Parson Street   15/21 15/23
Nailsea   15/14 15/13
Yattom   15/08 15/07
Worle Jn   15/06 15/02
Uphill Jn   15/03 15/00
Bridgwater   14/49 14/45
Southcote Jn 10/05 10/16  
Newbury 10.25 ~ 10.51 11.01 ~ 11.24  
Bedwyn 11/07 11/42  
Woodborough 11/20 12/01  
Lavington 11/30 12/10  
Heywood Road Jn 11/36 12/18  
Westbury 11/38 12/20  
Fairwood Jn 11/40 12/24  
Clink Road Jn 11/44 12/30  
Frome 11.47 ~ 12.01 12.33 ~ 12.49  
Blatchbridge Jn 12/04 12/52  
East Somerset Jn 12/09 12/57  
Castle Cary 12/18 13/05  
Somerton GF 12/29 13/13  
Athelney Crossing 12/38 13/22  
Cogload Jn 12/41 13/24   14/42 14/38
Taunton East Jn 12/46 13/29   ? ?
Taunton 12/49 13/58   14/37 14/34
Norton Fitzwarren 12/58 14/01   14/35 14/33
Whiteball 13/07 ?   14/26 ?
Tiverton Parkway 13/10 14/16   14/22 14/21
Tiverton Loop 13.13 ~ 13.23 14/19   14/20 14/20
Cowley Bridge Jn 13/39 14/33   14/05 14/07
Exeter St Davids 13L41a ~ 15L53d 14.36 ~ 16.33   13.17a ~ 14.02d 13.19 ~ 14.04
Dawlish Warren 16/06 16/44   13/05 13/03
Dawlish 16/09 16/46   13/03 12/59
Teignmouth 16/13 16/49   13/00 12/56
Newton Abbot 16/23 16/53   12/54 12/51
Newton Abbot West Jn 16/23 16/53   12/53 ?
Dainton Tunnel 16/30 16/59   12/49 12/48
Totnes 16/36 17/06   12/40 12/42
Aish Emergency Crossover 16/50 17/17   12/31 12/36
Ivybridge 16/55 17/21   12/26 12/31
Hemerdon 16/59 17/26   12/19 12/19
Laira Jn 17/05 17/32   12/12 ?
Lipson Jn 17/06 17/31   12/11 12/13
Plymouth 17.10a ~ 18.00d 17.34 ~ 18.14   11.18a ~ 12.07d 11.14 ~ 12.07
St Budeaux Jn 18/14 18/19   11/13 ?
Saltash 18/17 18/23   11/09 11/06
St Germans 18/25 18/32   11/00 11/00
Liskeard 18/38 18/51   10/51 10/52
St Pinnock Viaduct East 18/44 18/57   10/44 ?
Largin 18/45 18/58   10/43 ?
Lostwithiel 18/54 19/10   10/31 10/36
Par 19L05a ~ 19L25d 19.24 ~ 19.44   10/23 10/28
St Austell ? ?   10.01 ~ 10.17 ?
Burngullow Jn 19/31 19/50   09/59 ?
Probus 19/38 19/57   09/49 ?
Truro 19/44 20/07   09/41 09/49
Penwithers Jn 19/45 20/08   ? ?
Baldhu 19/49 20/12   ? ?
Camborne 20/00 20/22   09/23 09/31
St Erth 20/08 20/31   09/12 09/15
Long Rock 20/13 20/33   09/06 ?
Penzance 20.17a 20.40a   09.02d 09.02


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