21st July 2012

Railway Touring Company
The West Somerset Steam Express

Locos Used steam: 3850 & 34067 'Tangmere'
Stock Used (2) (35518+) 99304+99318+4905+1860+99350+99121+99127+99712+99125+99122

Route : 
1Z44 : London Paddington to Minehead
1Z46 : Minehead to London Paddington

Loco Route
34067 London Paddington - Old Oak Common West - Park Royal - Greenford East Jn - Greenford South Jn - Drayton Green - Hanwell - Southall - Slough - Maidenhead - Reading - Southcote Jn - Newbury - Hungerford - Westbury - Clink Road Jn - Blatchbridge Jn - Castle Cary - Taunton - Bishops Lydeard [Home Signal]
3850 Bishops Lydeard [Home Signal] - Crowcombe Heathfield - Williton - Blue Anchor - Minehead
3850 Minehead - (reverse of outward route) - Bishops Lydeard
34067 Bishops Lydeard - (reverse of outward route) - Southall - Acton West - London Paddington

Notes : 
(1) Tour re-dated from 28/07/12 due to the Olympics in London.
(2) 35518 was only in the consist when 34067 was hauling the train.
(3) Train was delayed whilst on WSR metals due to a points failure at Blue Anchor.


34067 is seen here passing Styles Hill on Frome avoiding line on the outward
leg to the West Somerset Railway (photo: Guy Vincent)

Sources : John Clifford (on the tour throughout), Nick Bartlett & Guy Vincent

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford & Guy Vincent)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
London Paddington 08.05d [P1] 08.07 [P1] [L2]   23.23a [P1] 23.23 [P1]
Ladbroke Grove 08/10 [RL] 08/12 [RL]   23/19 [ML] 23/16 [ML]
Old Oak Common West 08/14 08/14  
Park Royal 08/18 08/17  
Greenford East Jn 08/22 08/24  
Greenford South Jn 08/24 08/26  
Drayton Green 08/32 08/31  
Acton West - -   23/15 [UM] 23/12
Ealing Broadway - -   ? 23/11
Hanwell 08/34 [DR] 08/33 [DR]  
Southall 08/37 [DR] 08/37 [DR]   23/11 [UM] 23/08 [UM]
Airport Jn 08/40 [DR] 08/40 [DR]   23/09 [UM] 23/05 [UM]
Slough 08.49a ~ 08.52d [P4] 08.48 ~ 08.52 [P4]   22.54a ~ 22.58d [P3] [UM] 22.54 ~ 22.56 [P3] [UM]
Maidenhead 09/00 [P3] [DR] 09/00 [P3] [DR]   22/47 [P2] 22/47 [P2] [UM]
Twyford 09/07 [P3] 09/08 [P3]   22/39 [P2] 22/42 [P2] [UM]
Reading 09.15a ~ 09.18d [P7] 09.15 ~ 09.19 [P7]   22.20a ~ 22.32d [P9] [UM] 22.32 ~ 22.34 [P9] [UM]
Southcote Jn 09/24 09/24   22/14 22/27
Theale ? ?   21w32 ~ 22w04 [UGL] 22/23 [P1]
Newbury Racecourse 09w43 ~ 10w17 [P3] 09w48 ~ 10w20 [P3]  
Newbury 10.22a ~ 10.27d [P1] 10.24 ~ 10.28 [P1]   21.11a ~ 21.15d 22.02 ~ 22.05 [P2]
Bedwyn 10/46 10/45 [P1]   20/54 21/47
Woodborough 10/58 10/55   20w08 ~ 20w40 [UGL] 20w40 ~ 21w32 [UGL]
Lavington 11/05 11/02   19/45 20/30
Heywood Road Jn 11/13 11/09   19/35 20/22
Westbury 11/24 [P1] 11.16 ~ 11.22 [P1]   19/33 [P3] 20/20 [P2]
Fairwood Jn 11/28 11/26   19/30 20/15
Clink Road Jn 11/32 11/32   19/25 20/11
Blatchbridge Jn 11/34 11/34   19/23 20/09
East Somerset Jn 11/38 11/38   19/20 20/06
Castle Cary 11/46 [P2] 11/45 [P2]   19/10 [P1] 19/58 [P1]
Somerton 11/54 11/54   19/01 19/49
Athelney LC 12/03 12/01   18/53 19/41
Cogload Jn 12/07 12/04   18/50 19/36
Taunton East Jn 12/11 [UDR] 12/08 [UDR]   18/46 19.27 ~ 19.29
Taunton 12.15a ~ 12.44d [P2] [DR] 12.10 ~ 12.15 [P2] [DR]   18.39a ~ 18.42d [P2] [UR] 19.16 ~ 19.25 [P2]
Norton Fitzwarren Jn 12.50 ~ 12.57 12/22   18.29 ~ 18.31 [UR] 19/09
Bishops Lydeard Home Sig. - 12L31 ~ 13L00   - -
Bishops Lydeard 13L15a ~13L30d 13.02 ~ 13.30   18L07a ~ 18L14d 18.45 ~ 18.59 [P2]
Crowcombe 13/43 13/43   17/57 18/34 [MN]
Williton 13.58a ~ 14.10d 14.02 ~ 14.12 [P1]   17/40 18/16 [P2]
Blue Anchor 14.30a ~ 14.31d 14.35 ~ 14.44   17.07a ~ 17.20d 17/55
Blue Anchor Home Sig. - -   - 17.12 ~ 17.52
Minehead 14.46a 14.58 [P1]   16.55d 16.59 [P1]


Associated E.C.S. Workings

5Z44 : (47500 with 34067 on rear) : Southall to Paddington
5Z46 : (47500 with 34067 on rear) : Paddington to Southall

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Southall Depot 06.05d 00.23a
Southall Yard 06.15 ~ 06.25 00.03 ~ 00.13
Acton West 06/36 23/55
Ladbroke Grove 06/40 23/50
Royal Oak 06.42 ~ 07.49 -
Paddington 07.51a 23.46d


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