10th May 2014

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

DMU Used 150927 (57127+57209+52127)

Route :
2Z11 : Exeter St. Davids to Penzance
2Z12 : Penzance to Exeter St. Davids

DMU Route
57127 Leading Exeter St David's - Exeter Sig.679
52127 Leading Exeter Sig.679 - Exeter TMD
57127 Leading Exeter TMD - Dawlish Warren - Up Main -Teignmouth - Newton Abbot - Laira Depot (Through/Embankment Siding 4) -Mount Gould Jn
52127 Leading Laira Depot (Mount Gould Jn - Embankment Siding 7)
57127 Leading Laira Depot (Embankment Siding 7) - Plymouth Friary
52127 Leading Plymouth Friary - Cattewater Branch
57127 Leading Cattewater Branch - Plymouth Friary
52127 Leading Plymouth Friary - Plymouth - Lostwithiel (DGL) - Par (DGL) - St. Austell
57127 Leading St. Austell Down Platform - Up Siding
52127 Leading St. Austell Up Siding - Truro - St. Erth - Penzance Oil Siding 2
57127 Leading Penzance Oil Siding 2 - Long Sea Siding
52127 Leading Penzance Long Sea Siding - Penzance P4
57127 Leading Penzance P4 - Penzance Depot (Carriage Reception West End - Ponsondane Crossing - Carriage Reception)
52127 Leading Penzance Depot (Carriage Reception - Ponsondane Crossing - Slopers Siding/Up Loop Siding) - Penzance P2
57127 Leading Penzance P2 - Penzance Depot Carriage Reception West End
52127 Leading Penzance Depot Carriage Reception West End - Penzance P3
57127 Leading Penzance - St. Erth - Truro Yard No.6 Up Siding
52127 Leading Truro Yard No.6 Up Siding - Truro West
57127 Leading Truro West - Par
52127 Leading Par - Chapel Siding
57127 Leading Chapel Siding - Par
52127 Leading Par - St. Blazey SB
57127 Leading St. Blazey SB - via X/O - Par Avoiding Line - Lostwithiel (UGL) - Bodmin Parkway
52127 Leading Bodmin Parkway - Bodmin Exchange Siding
57127 Leading Bodmin Exchange Siding - NR/BWR Connection Line
52127 Leading NR/BWR Connection Line - Bodmin Exchange Siding
57127 Leading Bodmin Exchange Siding - Bodmin Parkway - Plymouth (Dock 4)
52127 Leading Plymouth (Dock 4) Plymouth West
57127 Leading Plymouth Hemerdon - Newton Abbot - Exeter St Davids

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 and The Railway Mission Charities. There was also a donation to Marie Curie on behalf of Network Rail & a further donation made to the Bodmin & Wenford Railway.
(2) Cornish Pasty Break at Par, (included in the fare). Arranged through a representative of the Bodmin & Wenford Railway, hot Cornish Pasties supplied for all participants.

Source : Alan Sheppard

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from
Alan Sheppard & Jim Sellens)

M.C

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual

M.C

0.00
Exeter St Davids 07.00d [P4] 07.05 [P6]   19.30a [P6] 19.31 [P6] 290.22
0.25
Exeter Sig.679 07.01 ~ 07.07 07.07 ~ 07.09  
0.50
Exeter TMD 07.08 ~ 07.28 07.12 ~ 07.16  
?
Exeter SC ? 07.17 ~ 07.21  
11.15
Dawlish Warren 07/45 [DM][Dn-Up] 07.33 ~ 07.42 [DM-Up]   19/19 [UM] 19/19 [UM]
?
12.65
Dawlish 07/47 [P2] 07/44 [P2]   19/17 [P2] 19/17 [P2]
?
15.48
Teignmouth 07/50 [P2][Up-Dn] 07/48 [P2][Up-Dn]   19/14 [P2] 19/14 [P2]
?
20.63
Newton Abbot 07/55 [P1] 07/54 [P1]   19/09 [P3] 19/10 [P3]
270.09
21.21
Newton Abbot West Jn 07/56 07/55   19/09 19/09
?
24.41
Dainton Tunnel 08/00 07/59   19/05 19/04
?
29.44
Totnes 08/05 [DM] 08/04 [DM]   18/59 [UM] 19/00 [UM]
?
?
Aish Emergency Crossover 08/15 08/14   18/52 18/52
?
41.05
Ivybridge 08/19 [P1] 08/18 [P1]   18/48 [P2] 18/45 [P2]
?
45.71
Hemerdon 08/23 08/22   18/43 18/40 [UM]
?
?
Laira Jn (243m 28ch) ? 08/26 [DM] -
68.37
Laira Jn (243m 67ch) 08/30 08.27 ~ 08.31   ? 18/35
?
-
Laira Jn (244m 02ch) Sig.142 ? 08*32 ~ 08*42  
69.11
Laira T&RSMD (Embankment Sdgs) 08.33 ~ 08/46 [Through/Embnk 4]  
?
Mount Gould Jn ??.?? ~ ??.?? 08.47 ~ 08.52 [Shunters Cabin]  
?
Laira T&RSMD (Embankment Sdgs) ~ 09.05 08.56 ~ 09.03 [Embnk 7]  
?
Mount Gould Jn 09*10 ~ 09*12 09.07 ~ 09.15 [Up Dep]  
69.69
Friary Jn ? 09/17 [Up Dep]  
70.45
Turnchapel Branch Jn ? 09/22  
70.50
Plymouth Friary S.S. 09.20 ~ 09.24 ~ 09.28  
70.55
Turnchapel Branch Jn ? 09.30 ~ 09.31  
71.43
Cattewater Branch (0m 68ch) ??.?? ~ 09.37 ~ 09.38  
?
Cattewater Branch (0m 78ch) EoL ??.?? ~ ??.?? 09.39 ~ 09.46  
?
Cattewater Branch (0m 68ch) ~ ??.?? 09/47  
?
Turnchapel Branch Jn ? 09.53 ~  
72.36
Plymouth Friary S.S. ~ 10.06 DIV  
?
Turnchapel Branch Jn ? ~ 09.59  
?
Friary Jn ? 10/04  
73.13
Mount Gould Jn 10*14 ~ 10*16 10/05  
73.29
Speedway Jn ? 10/06 [Up]  
73.47
Lipson Jn 10/19 10/07   18/37 18/34
?
75.07
Plymouth 10*22a ~ 10*48d [P6] 10p11 ~ 10p48 [P6]   18/34 [P8] 18/31 [P8]
?
 
Plymouth Ground Sig.P131   18.29 ~ 18.32 18.27 ~ 18.30
236.43
 
Plymouth   18.20 ~ 18.27 [Dock 4] 18p20 ~ 18p24 [Dock4]
236.28
77.24
Keyham ? 10/52 [P1]   ? 18/13 [P2]
?
77.79
St Budeaux Jn 10/53 10/53   18/12 18/12
?
79.25
Saltash 10/57 [P1] 10/56 [P1]   18/09 [P2] 18/08 [P2]
?
84.27
St Germans 11/05 [P1] 11/02 [P1]   18/04 [P2] 18/03 [P2]
?
92.70
Liskeard 11/15 [P1] 11/12 [P1]   17/55 [P2] 17/54 [P2
?
97.39
St Pinnock Viaduct East 11/26 11/17   17/50 17/49
?
97.68
Largin 11/27 11/18   17/49 17/48
?
102.02 Bodmin Parkway ? 11/24 [P1]   17*43 ~ 17*44 17/43 [P2] 209.42
?
Bodmin Exchange Siding   ~ 17.39 17.41 ~ 17.41 209.39
 ?
NR/BWR Connection Line   ??.?? ~ ??.?? 17.38 ~ 17.39
?
 ?
Bodmin Exchange Siding   17.32 ~ 17.36 ~ 17.38 209.39
 ?
Bodmin Parkway   17.24 ~ 17.28 17.28 ~ 17.33 [P2]
?
105.04 Lostwithiel Loops 11*38 ~ 11*40 [DGL] 11/39 [DGL]   17*19 ~ 17*20 [UGL] 17/21 [UGL] 206.15
105.35 Lostwithiel 11/44 [P2] 11/30 [P2]   17/16 [P1] 17/20 [P1]
?
109.41 Par Down Goods Loop 11*51 ~ 12*16 11.38 ~ 12.19 [DGL]  
109.65 Par 12*18 ~ 12*28 [P1](2) 12.20 ~ 12.28 [P1](2)   16*51 ~ 17*11 [Avoider] 17.09 ~ 17.10 [Avoider] 201.62
 ?
St Blazey Signal Box   16.44 ~ 16.48 16.58 ~ 17.00
?
 ?
Par   ~ 16.40 [P3] 16.53 ~ 16.55 [P3]
?
 ?
Chapel Siding   ??.?? ~ ??.?? 16.47 ~ 16.49 201.15
 ?
Par   16.36 ~ [P3] 16.40 ~ 16.42 [P3] 200.65
114.25 St Austell 12.35 ~ ??.?? [P1] 12.35a ~ 12.53d [P1]  
114.28 St Austell Up Siding ??.?? ~ ??.?? 12.56 ~ 12.58  
114.31 St Austell ??.?? ~ 13.05 [P1] 13.00 ~ 13.01 [P1]   16/31 [P2] 16/34 [P2]
?
116.43 Burngullow Jn 13/09 13.05 ~ 13.05   16/30 16/33
?
123.46 Probus 13/16 13/12   16/22 16/25
?
129.00 Truro 13/24 [P2] 13/23 [P2]   16*13 ~ 16*15 [P3] 16/19 [P3]
?
?
Truro West   16.07 ~ 16.11 16.15 ~ 16.17 181.41
 ?
Truro Yard / Truro Up Sidings   16.00 ~ 16.05 16.07 ~ 16.10 [No.6 Up Sdg] 181.14
129.42 Penwithers Jn 13/25 13/23   ? 16/00 180.64
 ?
Baldhu 13/28 13/27   ? 13/56
?
141.55 Camborne 13/39 [P1] 13/37 [P1]   15/46 [P2] 15/47 [P2]
?
149.21 St Erth 13/46 [P1] 13/46 [P1]   15/37 [P2] 15/37 [P2]
?
153.61 Long Rock 13/51 13/49   15/33 15/33
?
154.73 Penzance 13.54 ~ [Motorail Dock] 13.55 ~ 13.57 [Oil Sdg 2]   15.30d [P4] 15.30d [P3] 155.29
 ?
Long Sea Siding ??.?? ~ ??.?? 13.59 ~ 14.01  
155.29 Penzance ??.?? ~ 14.20 14.03 ~ 14.08 [P4]   Additional 15.01a [P3]
?
 ?
Ponsondane Carr. Recp. ? 14/11 [Carr Recp West]   Additional 14.57 ~ 14.59 [Carr Recp West]
?
 ?
Penzance T&RSMD (Sig.PZ19) 14.30 ~ 14.38 14.13 ~ 14.17 [Carr Recp]  
 ?
Penzance Slopers Siding 14*41 ~ 14*43 14/18  
 ?
Penzance 14.45a [P4] 14.22a [P2]   Additional 14.55d [P2]
?

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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