15th May 2015

Railway Touring Company
The Dartmouth Express

Locos Used 66150 & steam: 70000 'Britannia'
Stock Used (2) (35465)+99723+4973+1860+99125+99121+99122+99127+99712+99352+99371

Route : 
1Z30 : Slough to Kingswear
1Z31 : Kingswear to Slough

Loco(s) Route
66150 Slough - Maidenhead - Reading - Southcote Jn - Newbury - Westbury
70000 Westbury - Clink Road Jn - Blatchbridge Jn - Castle Cary - Cogload Jn - Taunton - Exeter St Davids - Dawlish - Newton Abbot - Paignton - Kingswear
70000 Kingswear - (reverse of outward route) - Westbury
66150 Westbury - (reverse of outward route) - Slough

Notes : 
(1) Tour postponed from 18/04/15, and was originally advertised to start from Woking.
(2) 35465 was only in the consist when 70000 was on the train.


70000 'Britannia' passing Berkley Marsh, near Frome on the outward leg.
(photo: Guy Vincent)

Source : Guy Vincent

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Slough 07.09d [P4] [DR] 07.09   21.45a [P5] 21.52
Maidenhead 07/16 [P3] [DR] 07/15   21/40 [P4] [UM] 21/45
Twyford 07/23 [P3] 07/22   21/35 [P4] 21/38
Kennet Bridge Jn 07/28 [DR] 07/26   21/32 21/32
Reading 07.31a ~ 07.40d [P12] 07.29 ~ 07.39   21.27a ~ 21.30d [P8] 21.27 ~ 21.31
Oxford Road Jn 07/43 07/43   21/23 21/25
Southcote Jn 07/45 07/45   21/21 21/23
Newbury 08.00a ~ 08.05d [P1] 07.59 ~ 08.04   21.05a ~ 21.07d [P2] 21.03 ~ 21.07
Bedwyn 08/19 08/18   20/53 20/50
Pewsey 08/27 08/25   20.40a ~ 20.42d 20.38 ~ 20.41
Woodborough 08/30 08/28   20/35 20/34
Lavington 08/36 08/35   20/27 20/26
Heywood Road Jn 08/42 08/41   20/22 20/20
Westbury 08L50a ~ 09L20d [P1] 08L44 ~ 09L19   19L58a ~ 20L19d [UR?] 19L49 ~ 20L17
Fairwood Jn 09/24 09/23   19/53 19/46
Clink Road Jn 09/29 09/28   19/48 19/40
Blatchbridge Jn 09/33 09/30   19/46 19/39
East Somerset Jn 09/40 09/33   19/42 19/35
Castle Cary 09/49 [P2] 09/45   19/29 [P1] 19/27
Somerton GF 10/00 09/52   19/19 19/17
Athelney LC 10/10 10/01   19/10 19/09
Cogload Jn 10/15 10/04   19/07 19/06
Taunton 10w22a ~ 10w49d [P2] [DR]  10.09 ~ 10.46   18w45a ~ 19w00d [P5] 18.44 ~ 18.59
Norton Fitzwarren Jn 10.54 ~ 11.05 10.51 ~ 11.05   18/42 18/42
Whiteball 11/19 11/19   18/33 18/35
Tiverton Parkway 11/23 [P1] 11/24   18/28 [P2] 18/30
Tiverton Loop 11.26 ~ 11.34 11.27 ~ 11.34   18/26 18/29
Cowley Bridge Jn 11/50 11/48   18/11 18/14
Exeter St Davids 11.53a ~ 11.55d [P4] 11/50 [P4]   17.55a ~ 18.07d [P6] 17.56 ~ 18.10
Dawlish Warren 12/07 12/01 [DM]   17/36 17/34
Dawlish 12/09 12/03   17/34 17/30
Teignmouth 12/12 12/07   17/30 17/27
Newton Abbot 12/20 [P2] 12/14   17/24 [P3] 17/21 [P3]
Newton Abbot West Jn 12/22 12/16   17/23 17/20
Paignton 12.40a ~ 13.03d [P1] 12.32 ~ 12.43   17.03a ~ 17.07d [P2] 17.02 ~ 17.07
Paignton GF 13/07 ?   16.55 ~ 17.00 ?
Kingswear 13.32a 13.12?   16.30d 16.30?


Associated E.C.S. & Light Engine Moves

5Z29 : (70000 with 35465) : Bristol Barton Hill Depot to Westbury
5Z31 : (70000 with 35465) : Westbury to Bristol Barton Hill Depot

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Bristol Barton Hill Depot 07.30d 21.53a
Bristol Temple Meads 07.37 ~ 07.43 21.42 ~ 21.47
Bristol East Jn 07/45 21/40
North Somerset Jn 07/46 21/37
Bath Spa 07/59 21/23
Bathampton Jn 08/02 21/15
Bradford Jn 08/13 20/59
Westbury 08.22a 20.48d


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