23rd March 2013

Branch Line Society / The Locomotive & Carriage Institution
The Great Western Tracker

DMU Used 150927 (57127+57209+52127)

Route:
2Z11 : Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter Central
2Z12 : Exeter Central to Plymouth
2Z13 : Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads

DMU Route
57127 Leading Bristol Temple Meads - Carriage Washer Line - Bedminster Carriage Line
52127 Leading Bedminster Carriage Line - St. Philips Marsh Depot Loop - North Somerset Jn - Bristol Temple Meads (through line) - Yatton Down Loop - Taunton - Tiverton (2) - Exeter St. Davids - Exeter Central - Exmouth Jn (Turnback Siding)
57127 Leading Exmouth Jn (Turnback Siding) - Exeter Central (Bay platform)
52127 Leading Exeter Central (Bay platform) - Exmouth Jn (Turnback Siding)
57127 Leading Exmouth Jn (Turnback Siding) - Exeter St. Davids - Waterloo New Yard 2 - Shunt Spur
52127 Leading Waterloo New Yard, Shunt Spur - Waterloo New Yard 3
57127 Leading Waterloo New Yard 3 - Waterloo New Yard 2
52127 Leading Waterloo New Yard 2 - Exeter St. Davids - Dawlish - Teignmouth - Newton Abbot - Laira Jn - Laira Depot (Embankment Sidings - Mount Gould Jn cross to Up - Friary Jn cross to Down) - Flushing Platform - Turnchapel Branch Jn
57127 Leading Turnchapel Branch Jn - Friary Jn
52127 Leading Friary Jn - Plymouth Friary
57127 Leading Plymouth Friary - Speedway Curve - Laira Jn
52127 Leading Laira Jn - Plymouth Park Siding 1
57127 Leading Plymouth Park Siding 1 - East End Engineers Siding
52127 Leading Plymouth East End Engineers Siding - Park Siding 2
57127 Leading Plymouth Park Siding 2 - Hemerdon Up Goods Loop - Totnes (UPL)
52127 Leading Totnes (UPL) - Totnes Up Siding
57127 Leading Totnes Up Siding - Totnes - Totnes Up Refuge Siding
52127 Leading Totnes Up Refuge Siding - Totnes (East)
57127 Leading Totnes - Newton Abbot - Heathfield Branch (1m 10ch) (3)
52127 Leading Heathfield Branch - Newton Abbot Motorail Platform
57127 Leading Newton Abbot Motorail Platform - Heathfield Branch (Clear of Points)
52127 Leading Heathfield Branch - Newton Abbot
57127 Leading Newton Abbot - Exeter St. Davids - Tiverton Up Loop - Highbridge Up Goods Loop - Yatton Up Loop - Bristol Temple Meads (through line) - Bristol East Jn
52127 Leading Bristol East Jn - Bristol Temple Meads

Notes :
(1) A joint venture between The Locomotive & Carriage Institution, The Branch Line Society and First Great Western, with proceeds going to The Railway Children Charity.
(2) Tiverton Down Loop not covered due to Track Circuit problems after flooding.
(3) Heathfield Branch closed due to flooding after sections of track beyond Teignbridge washed away. After inspection the line was reopened as far as 1m 10ch.

Source : Alan Sheppard

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Alan Sheppard)

M.C

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual

M.C

0.00
Bristol Temple Meads 07.40d [P12] 07.40d [P12]   18.55a [P1] 19.04a [P1]
295.61
0.27
Bristol West Jn 07/41 [CL] 07/41 [CWL]  
0.71
Bedminster 07.42 ~ 07.45 [CL] 07.45 ~ 07.48 [CL]  
?
Bristol West Jn 07/47 [CL] 07/51 [CL]  
1.45
St Philips Marsh H.S.T.D. 07.59 ~ 08.16 07/59  
1.75
North Somerset Jn 08/30 08/02  
2.30
Bristol East Jn 08/31 [DM] 08/03   18.49 ~ 18.53 19.00 ~ 19.02 [Up/Dn FR]
295.45
2.60
Bristol Temple Meads 08/32 [DT] 08/04 [DnT]   18.46 ~ 18.47 [UT] [UDR] 18.55 ~ 18.57 [UpT]
?
?
Bristol West Jn 08/33 08/05   18/45 [UR] 18/54 [UpR]
294.77
3.51
Bedminster ? 08/06   ? 18/52 [UpR]
?
4.44
Parson Street ? 08/07   18/43 [P2] [RL] 18/49 [UpR]
?
15.34
Yatton Loop 08.49 ~ 08.57 [DL] 08/19 [DL]   18.24 ~ 18.25 [UL] 18/35 [UL]
283.27
19.40
Worle Jn 09/03 08/24   18/19 18/29
?
22.33
Uphill Jn 09/05 08/26   18/15 18/24
?
-
Highbridge Loop   17.58 ~ 18.07 [UGL] 18.09 ~ 18.16 [UGL]
267.75
35.76
Bridgwater 09/16 08/37   17/51 18/01
?
42.79
Cogload Jn 09/24 08/43   17/46 17/55
255.32
47.41
Taunton 09c28 ~ 09c29 [P2] 08.47a ~ 09.26d [P3]   17/42 [P2] [RL] 17/50 [P3] [DM]
?
49.09
Norton Fitzwarren 09/31 09/28   17/35 [RL] 17/46 [UM]
?
57.42
Whiteball 09/39 09/35   17/26 17/38
?
61.57
Tiverton Parkway 09/42 [P1] 09/40   17/23 [P2] 17/33 [P2]
?
63.39
Tiverton Loop 09.44 ~ 09.46 [DPL] 09/41 [DnM] (2)   17.14 ~ 17.21 [UPL] 17.23 ~ 17.27 [UPL]
234.45
77.01
Cowley Bridge Jn 09/59 09/53   16/59 17/08
?
78.21
Exeter St Davids 10.02a ~ 10.06d [P3] 10.01a ~ 10.07d [P3]   16.49a ~ 16.56d [P5] 17.02 ~ 17.05 [P4]
219.63
79.03
Exeter Central 10/08 [P2] 10/10 [P2]  
80.24
Exmouth Jn Turnback Sdg 10.13 ~ 10.28 10.14 ~ 10.26 [Arr Sdg]  
81.45
Exeter Central 10.34a ~ 10.40d [Bay P1] 10p32a ~ 10p39d [Bay P1]  
82.66
Exmouth Jn Turnback Sdg 10.43 ~ 10.50 10.43 ~ 10.49 [Arr Sdg]  
?
Exeter Central 10/58 [P2] 10.53 ~ 10.58 [P2]  
84.61
Exeter St Davids 11.00 ~ 11.03 [P3] 11.00 ~ 11.03 [P3]  
85.18
 
 
Exeter (WaterlooNew Yard) 11.05 ~ 11.08 11.11 ~ 11.11 (Rd 2 - Shunt Spur)  
11.16 ~ 11.16 (Rd 3)  
11.19 ~ 11.20 (Rd 2)  
85.47
Exeter St Davids 11.10 ~ 11.12 [P3] 11.22 ~ 11.24 [P3]  
96.12
Dawlish Warren 11.23 ~ 11.35 [P1] 11.37 ~ 11.39 [P1/DPL]   16/37 16/51
?
97.62
Dawlish 11/37 11/42 [P1]   16/36 16/50
?
100.45
Teignmouth 11/40 11/44 [P1]   16/33 16/44 [P2]
?
105.60
Newton Abbot 11/50 [P2] 11/52 [P2]   16.24 ~ 16.27 [P3] 16.34 ~ 16.35 [P3]
199.50
  Heathfield Branch (Clear of Points)   ? 16.14 ~ 16.34
?
  Newton Abbot Motorail Plat   ? 15.40 ~ 16.12 [P9]
?
  Heathfield E.C.C. (3)   15.33 ~ 16.04 15.32 ~ 15.34 (1m10ch)
194.31
  Newton Abbot   15.11 ~ 15.13 [P3] 15.22 ~ 15.27 [P3]
190.18
106.18
Newton Abbot West Jn 11/50 11/53   15/10 15/21
?
109.38
Dainton Tunnel 11/56 11/59   15/06 15/17
?
114.41
Totnes 12/05 12/09 [DnM]   (14.35) ~ 15.00 15.10 ~ 15.11
?
  Totnes URS   ? 15.04 ~ 15.07
?
  Totnes   ? 14p50a ~ 15p01d
?
  Totnes Up Sdg   ? 14.47 ~ 14.49
?
  Totnes UPL   14.35 ~ (15.00) 14.36 ~ 14.45
?
?
Aish Emergency Crossover 12/18 12/22   14/26 14/27
?
126.02
Ivybridge 12/22 [P1] 12/26 [P1]   14/22 [P2] 14/24 [P2]
?
130.68
Hemerdon 12/27 [DM] 12/31 [DM]   14.14 ~ 14.15 [UGL] 14/18 [UGL]
164.74
?
Laira Jn (243m 28ch) ? 12/38 [DGL]  
153.34
Laira Jn (243m 67ch) 12/31 12.40 ~ 12.41 [Ocean Sdg)   ? 14/11
160.36
153.67
Laira T&RSMD 12.35 ~ 12.55 12/45 [Through Sdg 5]  
154.08
Mount Gould Jn 13.00 ~ 13.02 12/46 [CW Avoider][Up]  
?
Friary Jn Flushing Platform ? 12.48 ~ 12.54 [Dn]  
?
Turnchapel Branch Jn ? 12.57 ~ 13.01 [Dn Arr]  
?
Friary Jn (Up Line) ? 13.04 ~ 13.04 [Up]  
154.65
Plymouth Friary S.S. 13.10 ~ 13.25 13.13 ~ 13.18 [Up Dep - EoL]  
?
Friary Jn (Up Line) ? 13.26 ~ 13.28  
155.42
Mount Gould Jn 13.33 ~ 13.35 13/28  
?
Speedway Jn ? 13.29  
155.67
Laira T&RSMD 13.37 ~ 13.39 13/30 [Speedway Curve]  
156.20
Laira Jn 13.42 ~ 13.45 13.34 ~ 13.34 [DGL]  
156.68
Lipson Jn 13/47 13/36   14/06 14/11
159.68
?
Plymouth East ? 13.41 ~ 13.51 (Sig. P18)   ? ?
?
158.28
Plymouth 13.50 ~ [PRK] 13.53 ~ 13.57 [PARK 1]   ~ 14.03 [PRK] 14.05 ~ 14.06 [PARK 2]
158.28
?
Plymouth East End Engineers Sdg ? 14.00   ? 14.02
?

Note : Mileages taken from Tour Brochure. Only to be used as a rough guide as it does not take into account additional reversals and has a twenty mile discrepancy in the Plymouth area.

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