3rd July 2010
|Loco Used||steam: 9600|
1Z28 : Banbury to Chinnor
1Z38 : Chinnor to Banbury
|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|
(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)
|Banbury||10.05d [P3]||10.08½||16.10a [P1]||16.40|
|Aynho Jn||10/15||10/17½||15/59||16.20 ~ 16.21½|
|Bicester mp9¼||10w30 ~ 10w42||10.32½ ~ 10.41|
|Bicester North||10.45a ~ 10.48d [P2] [DM]||10.42½ ~ 10.51||15w07a ~ 15w45d||14.58½ ~ 16.03|
|Haddenham & Thame Parkway||11/13 [P1]||11/09½||14/42 [P1]||14/40½|
|Princes Risborough||11.25a ~ 11.45d [P3]||11.22½ ~ 11.49½||14.15a ~ 14.30d [P3]||14.10 ~ 14.31|
|Thame Jn||11.50 ~ 11.55||11.53½ ~ 11.56||14.05 ~ 14.10||14.01½ ~ 14.04|
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