21st June 2014

Compass Tours
The Dorset Coast Express

Locos Used 47237, 47245 & 47786 'Roy Castle OBE'
Stock Used 99680+3350+99712+3431+3352+6724+99328+99327+99722

Route : 
1Z15 : Hereford to Weymouth
1Z16 : Weymouth to Hereford

Loco(s) Route
47786 (1) Hereford - Shelwick Jn - Ledbury - Great Malvern - Worcester Foregate Street - Droitwich Spa - Kidderminster - Stourbridge Junction - Rowley Regis - Smethwick Jn - Galton Jn - Soho North Jn - Soho East Jn - Perry Barr West Jn - Aston - Stechford - Birmingham International - Coventry - Rugby - Long Buckby - Northampton - Milton Keynes Central - Tring - Watford Junction - Wembley Central - Sudbury Jn - Wembley Yard South Jn - Willesden No.7 Jn - Acton Canal Wharf Jn - Acton Wells Jn - Acton Main Line - Southall
47786 (2) Southall - Maidenhead - Twyford - Reading - Southcote Jn - Bramley - Basingstoke - Worting Jn - Winchester - Eastleigh - St Denys - Southampton Central - Redbridge - Brockenhurst - Bournemouth - Poole - Wareham - Dorchester South - Weymouth
47237 (3) Weymouth - (reverse of outward route) - Reading - (diverted via Ascot and Feltham?) (5) - Acton Wells Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Stechford - (diverted via Birmingham New Street?) - Soho North Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Hereford

Notes: 
(1) 47245 on rear.
(2) 47237 on rear.
(3) 47786 on rear.
(4) 47245 was swapped for 47237 at Southall, on the outward leg, due to being low on coolant.
(5) It is reported that the return leg was delayed by signal cable theft near Reading. Then diverted via Ascot, Staines, Feltham and Birmingham New Street? Confirmation required.

Source : Claude Andrews & Chris Bracey

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Nick Bartlett)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Hereford 06.00d [P3] 06.00   23.24a [P2] 00.15
Shelwick Jn 06/04 06/04   23/20 00/11
Ledbury 06.17a ~ 06.19d 06.18 ~ 06.20   22.52a ~ 23.07d 23.57 ~ 23.58
Malvern Wells 06/29 ?   22/42 ?
Great Malvern 06.31a ~ 06.33d 06.32 ~ 06.34   22.36a ~ 22.39d 23.45 ~ 23.46
Newland East SB 06/37 06/39   22/32 23/41
Henwick 06/42 ?   22/28 ?
Worcester Foregate Street 06.44a ~ 06.46d [P2] 06.45 ~ 06.48   22.23a ~ 22.26d [P2] 23.32 ~ 23.34
Tunnel Jn 06/49 06/49   22/20 23/30
Droitwich Spa 06.56a ~ 06.59d 06.56 ~ 06.59   22.08a ~ 22.11d 23.21 ~ 23.22
Hartlebury 07/06 07/05   22/02 23/14
Kidderminster 07.15a ~ 07.17d [P1] 07.15 ~ 07.18   21.53a ~ 21.56d [P2] 23.09 ~ 23.10
Blakedown 07/22 07/23   21/48 23/05
Stourbridge Junction 07.28a ~ 07.30d [P2] 07.27 ~ 07.30   21.40a ~ 21.43d [P3] 22.59 ~ 23.01
Rowley Regis 07.40a ~ 07.43d 07.40 ~ 07.44   21.26a ~ 21.29d 22.43 ~ 22.46
Smethwick Jn 07/50 07/50   21/21 22/36
Galton Jn 07/52 07/50   21/20 22/35
Soho North Jn 07/55 07/53   21/18 22/32
Soho East Jn 07/56 07/56   21/16 DIV?
Perry Barr West Jn 08/01 08/01   21/12 DIV?
Perry Barr 08/04 08/03   21/10 DIV?
Aston 08/07 [P2] 08/06   21/08 [P1] DIV?
Birmingham New Street - -   DIV? 22/26?
Stechford 08/18 08/18   21/03 22/21
Birmingham International 08.24a ~ 08.26d [P4] 08.26 ~ 08.28   20.53a ~ 20.55d [P2] 22.13 ~ 22.15
Coventry 08.38a ~ 08.40d [P1] 08.39 ~ 08.41   20.40a ~ 20.42d [P3] 21.58 ~ 22.01
Trent Valley Jn 08/53 08/52   20/29 21/44
Rugby 08.55a ~ 09.03d [P5] 08.54 ~ 09.03   20.25a ~ 20.27d [P1] 21.40 ~ 21.42
Hillmorton Jn 09/06 09/05   20/23 21/37
Daventry North Jn 09/09 09/08   20/20 21/35
Long Buckby 09/16 09/13   20/15 21/30
Northampton 09.29a ~ 09.31d [P1] 09.28 ~ 09.30   19.59a ~ 20.03d [P2] 21.15 ~ 21.18
Hanslope Jn 09/41 [US] 09/41   19/48 [DS] 21/05
Milton Keynes Central 09.49a ~ 09.52d [P1] [US] 09.48 ~ 09.52   19.39a ~ 19.41d [P3] [DS] 20.57 ~ 20.59
Bletchley 09/56 [P4] [US] 09/56   19/34 [P3] [DS] 20/52
Ledburn Jn 10/06 [US] 10/04   19/27 [DS] 20/42
Tring 10/14 [P5] [US] 10/13   19/21 [P3] [DS] 20/38
Bourne End Jn 10/21 [US] 10/21   19/15 [DS] 20/32
Watford Junction 10/31 [P9] [US] 10/30   19/07 [P8] [DS] 20/26
Harrow & Wealdstone 10/36 [US] 10/35   19/02 [DS] 20/21
Wembley Central 10.41 ~ 10.43 [P6] 10.38 ~ 10.40   18/59 [P5] 20/18
Sudbury Jn 10/45 [UR] 10/46   18/56 [DS] ?
Wembley Yard South Jn 10/47 ?   18/55 ?
Willesden No.7 Jn 10/49 ?   18/53 [DR] ?
Acton Canal Wharf Jn 10/52 ?   18/50 ?
Acton Wells Jn 11/00 10/54   18/48 20/10
Hounslow - -   DIV? ?
Feltham - -   DIV? ?
Staines - -   DIV? ?
Ascot - -   DIV? ?
Acton Main Line 11/06 [DR] ?   18.44 ~ 18.45 [UR] DIV?
Acton West 11/08 [DR] 11/03   18/42 [UR] DIV?
Southall East Jn ? ?   18/37 [UM-UR] DIV?
Southall 11/12 [DR] ??L?? ~ 11L35   18/36 [UM] DIV?
Heathrow Airport Jn 11/16 [DR] 11/40   18/35 [UM] DIV?
Slough 11/31 [P4] [DR] 11/45   18/30 [P3] [UM] DIV?
Maidenhead East ? ?   18/26 [UR-UM] DIV?
Maidenhead 11/38 [P3] [DR] 11/50   18/26 [P4] [UR] DIV?
Twyford 11/46 [P3] 11/56   18/19 [P4] DIV?
Twyford West 11/47 [DR-DM] ?   ? DIV?
Kennet Bridge Jn 11/50 [DM] 12/03   18/14 [UR] DIV?
Reading 11/52 [P7] 12/04   18/12 [P8] [DM] 18/51
Southcote Jn 11/55 12/07   18/08 18/06
Bramley 12/06 12/15   17/59 17/59
Basingstoke 12/14 [P1] [DS] 12/23   17/52 [US] [P4] 17/53
Worting Jn 12*19 ~ 12*22 [DS] 12.26 ~ 12.27   17/48 [US] 17/50
Winchester 12/39 [P2] 12/39   17/35 [P1] 17/37
Shawford Jn / Shawford 12/41 [DF] ?   17/32 ?
Eastleigh 12/46 [DF] 12/45   17/28 [UF] 17/31
St Denys 12/52 [P2] 12/51   17/24 [P1] 17/26
Northam Jn 12/54 [DF] ?   17/22 [US] ?
Southampton Central 12/56 [P3] [DS] 12/55   17/20 [UF] [P1] 17/23
Redbridge 12/59 12/59   17/17 17/19
Brockenhurst 13/11 [P3] 13/10   17/05 [P2] 17/10
Bournemouth 13.28a ~ 13.33d [P3] 13.29 ~ 13.32   16.49a ~ 16.53d [P2] 16.46 ~ 16.55
Branksome 13/37 [P2] 13/37   16/36 [P1] 16/36
Poole 13.43a ~ 13.49d [P2] 13.43 ~ 13.46 [P2]   16/31 [P1] 16/30
Wareham 13/56 [P2] 13/56   16/23 [P1] 16/20
Wool 14/02 [P2] 14/01   16/18 [P1] 16/15
Moreton 14/07 ?   16/12 ?
Dorchester South 14/13 [P2] 14/13   16/06 [P1] 16/05
Dorchester Jn 14/14 ?   16/05 ?
Weymouth 14.24a [P2] 14.29   15.53d [P2] 15.52


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