15th August 2015

Railway Touring Company
The West Somerset Steam Express

Tour cancelled, due to shortage of coaching stock.

Route : 
1Z70 : London Paddington to Minehead
1Z71 : Minehead to London Paddington

Advertised Loco(s) Advertised Route
steam: 34046 'Braunton' or 34067 'Tangmere' or 70000 'Britannia' or 70013 'Oliver Cromwell' London Paddington - Southall - Slough - Maidenhead - Reading - Southcote Jn - Newbury - Heywood Road Jn - Westbury - Fairwood Jn - Clink Road Jn - Frome - Blatchbridge Jn - Castle Cary - Cogload Jn - Taunton - Norton Fitzwarren - Bishops Lydeard
steam: West Somerset Railway loco Bishops Lydeard - Crowcombe Heathfield - Williton - Blue Anchor - Minehead
steam: West Somerset Railway loco Minehead - (reverse of outward route) - Bishops Lydeard
steam: 34046 'Braunton' or 34067 'Tangmere' or 70000 'Britannia' or 70013 'Oliver Cromwell' Bishops Lydeard - (reverse of outward route) - Blatchbridge Jn - Clink Road Jn - (reverse of outward route) - London Paddington

Source : Nick Bartlett

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked (out)   Booked (rtn)
London Paddington 08.06d [P1] 23.21a [P1]
Ladbroke Grove 08/11 [DR] 23/16 
Acton West 08/16 [DR] 23/07 [UR]
West Ealing 08/18 23/03 [UR]
Southall 08/23 [DR] 22/53 [UR]
Heathrow Airport Jn 08/27 [DR] 22/50 [UR]
Slough 08.35a ~ 08.38d [P4] [DR] 22.36a ~ 22.41d [P5] [UR]
Maidenhead 08/46 [P3] [DR] 22/28 [P4] [UR]
Twyford 08/53 [P3] 22/21 [P4]
Kennet Bridge Loop 09*02 ~ 09*08 -
Kennet Bridge Jn 09/10 [DM] 22/16 [RL]
Reading 09.13a ~ 09.16d [P7] [WL] 22.10a ~ 22.13d [P14]
Oxford Road Jn 09/19 22/08 [WL]
Southcote Jn 09/21 22/06
Theale 09/26 22/02
Newbury Racecourse 09w43a ~ 10w14 [P3] 21/49
Newbury 10.19a ~ 10.24d [P1] 21.39a ~ 21.48d [P2]
Bedwyn 10/44 [P1] 21/23 [P2]
Woodborough 10/56 20w51 ~ 21w09 [UGL]
Lavington 11/05 20/34
Heywood Road Jn 11/12 20/27
Westbury 11/22 [P1] 20/24 [P3]
Fairwood Jn 11/25 20/19
Clink Road Jn 11/30 20/15
Frome 11w32a ~ 11w44d -
Blatchbridge Jn 11/47 20/13
East Somerset Jn 11/52 20/09
Castle Cary 12/00 [P2] 20/01 [P1]
Somerton GF 12/09 19/51
Athelney LC 12/16 19/43
Cogload Jn 12/19 19/40
Taunton 12.24a ~ 12.26d [P2] [DR] 19.31a ~ 19.33d [P2]
Norton Fitzwarren 12/31 19/25 [DR]
Bishops Lydeard 12L50a ~ 13L20d 18L35a ~ 19L05d
Crowcombe Heathfield 13.33 ~ 13.35 18/12
Williton 13.55 ~ 14.05 17/55
Blue Anchor 14/23 17.29 ~ 17.35
Minehead 14.40a [P1] 17.15d [P1]


Associated E.C.S. Workings

5Z70 : (Diesel loco with Steam loco on rear) : Southall to London Paddington
5Z71 : (Diesel loco with Steam loco on rear) : London Paddington to Southall

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Southall Depot 06.00d 00.08a
Southall Yard 06.10 ~ 06.26 23.53 ~ 23.58
Southall East Jn 06/27 23/51
Acton West 06/32 23/46
Ladbroke Grove 06/38 23/41
Royal Oak 06.40 ~ 07.48 -
Paddington 07.50a [P1] 23.36d [P1]


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