3rd July 2010

Chiltern Railways
Centenary Express

Loco Used steam: 9600
Stock Used 5177+5157+5191+5198+99361+99353+35470

Route :
1Z28 : Banbury to Chinnor
1Z38 : Chinnor to Banbury

Loco(s) Route
9600 Banbury - Aynho Jn - Bicester North (2) - Haddenham & Thame Parkway - Princes Risborough
9600 Princes Risborough - Thame Jn - Wainhill - Chinnor
9600 Chinnor - (reverse of outward route) - Princes Risborough
9600 Princes Risborough - (reverse of outward route) - Banbury

Notes :
(1) To celebrate the Centenary of the Chiltern Line through Bicester.
(2) Crossed at Bicester North & ran 'wrong-line' to Princes Risborough.
(3) A temporary slew was formed between Network Rail & C+PR tracks at Thame Junction for this one occasion.
(4) Excellent time keeping by 9600, the major delay at Bicester North on the return was due to waiting a late running service train. This also resulted in more time being lost at Aynho Jn, (slow running as well as the stop), awaiting the next available path.

Source : Alan Sheppard

Timings (Booked & Actual)

(from Adam Daniels & Alan Sheppard)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Banbury 10.05d [P3] 10.08   16.10a [P1] 16.40
Aynho Jn 10/15 10/17   15/59 16.20 ~ 16.21
Bicester mp9 10w30 ~ 10w42 10.32 ~ 10.41  
Bicester North 10.45a ~ 10.48d [P2] [DM] 10.42 ~ 10.51   15w07a ~ 15w45d 14.58 ~ 16.03
Haddenham & Thame Parkway 11/13 [P1] 11/09   14/42 [P1] 14/40
Princes Risborough 11.25a ~ 11.45d [P3] 11.22 ~ 11.49   14.15a ~ 14.30d [P3] 14.10 ~ 14.31
Thame Jn 11.50 ~ 11.55 11.53 ~ 11.56   14.05 ~ 14.10 14.01 ~ 14.04
Wainhill Halt ? 12/09   ? 13/51
Chinnor 12.15a 12.14   13.45d 13.46


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