22nd August 2015

Railway Touring Company
The West Somerset Steam Express

Locos Used 47832 & steam: 3850
Stock Used 99128+99712+99127+99122+99121+99125+1860+4973+99304

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

Loco(s) Route
47832 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
3850 Bishops Lydeard - Crowcombe Heathfield - Williton - Blue Anchor - Minehead
3850 Minehead - (reverse of outward route) - Bishops Lydeard
47832 Bishops Lydeard - (reverse of outward route) - Fairwood Jn - Heywood Road Jn - (reverse of outward route) - London Paddington

Notes : 
(1) 47832 replaced unavailable 34067 'Tangmere'. Return timings revised for diesel haulage.
(2) 3850 carried the 'Somerset Coast Express' headboard.

Source : Guy Vincent

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Revised Actual
London Paddington 08.06d [P1] 08.06 23.21a [P1] 21.56a [P1] 22.38
Ladbroke Grove 08/11 [DR] 08/10 23/16  21/51  22/33
Acton West 08/16 [DR] 08/14 23/07 [UR] 21/48 [UR] 22/29
West Ealing 08/18 ? 23/03 [UR] ? ?
Southall 08/23 [DR] 08/17 22/54 [UR] 21/45 [P4] [UR] 22/25
Heathrow Airport Jn 08/27 [DR] 08/20 22/51 [UR] 21/43 [UR] 22/22
Slough 08.35a ~ 08.38d [P4] [DR] 08.29 ~ 08.37 22.38a ~ 22.42d [P5] [UR] 21.32a ~ 21.35d [P3] [UM] ? [P5]
Maidenhead 08/46 [P3] [DR] ? 22/31 [P4] [UR] 21/26 [P2] [UM] ?
Twyford 08/53 [P3] ? 22/24 [P4] 21/20 [P2] [UM] ?
Kennet Bridge Loop 09*02 ~ 09*08 08.57 ~ 09.08 - - -
Kennet Bridge Jn 09/10 [DM] 09/08 22/19 [RL] 21/16 [UM] 21/52
Reading 09.13a ~ 09.16d [P7] [WL] 09.12 ~ 09.16 22.13a ~ 22.16d [P14] 21.11a ~ 21.14d [P11] ? ~ 21.49
Oxford Road Jn 09/19 09/17 22/09 [DFR] 21/08 ?
Southcote Jn 09/21 09/19 22/06 21/07 ?
Theale 09/26 ? 22/02 21/03 ?
Newbury Racecourse 09w43a ~ 10w14 [P3] ? 21/49 20/53 ?
Newbury 10.19a ~ 10.24d [P1] ? ~ 10.24 21.39a ~ 21.48d [P2] 20.49a ~ 20.52d [P2] ?
Bedwyn 10/44 [P1] 10/38 21/23 [P2] 20/38 [P2] 21/07
Woodborough 10/56 10/50 20w51 ~ 21w09 [UGL] 20/28 20/54
Lavington 11/05 10/58 20/34 20/20 20/45
Heywood Road Jn 11/12 11/06 20/27 20/14 20/39
Westbury 11/22 [P1] 11/14 20/24 [P3] - -
Fairwood Jn 11/25 11/23 20/19 20/12 20/36
Clink Road Jn 11/30 11/28 20/15 20/09 20/32
Frome 11w32a ~ 11w44d DIV? - - -
Blatchbridge Jn 11/47 11/30 20/13 20/07 20/31
East Somerset Jn 11/52 11/33 20/09 20/03 20/27
Castle Cary 12/00 [P2] 11/43 20/01 [P1] 19/56 [P1] 20/18
Somerton GF 12/09 11/51 19/51 19/48 20/07
Athelney LC 12/16 12/01 19/43 19/41 19/59
Cogload Jn 12/19 12/03 19/40 19/39 19/56
Taunton 12.24a ~ 12.26d [P2] [DR] 12.08 ~ 12.11 19.31a ~ 19.33d [P2] 19.31a ~ 19.33d [P2] 19.31 ~ 19.49
Norton Fitzwarren 12/31 12/15 19/25 [DR] 19/25 [DR] ?
Bishops Lydeard 12L50a ~ 13L20d ??L?? ~ ??L?? [P2] 18L35a ~ 19L05d 18L35a ~ 19L05d ??L?? ~ 19L05?
Crowcombe Heathfield 13.33 ~ 13.35 ? 18/12 18/12 ?
Williton 13.55 ~ 14.05 ? 17/55 17/55 ?
Blue Anchor 14/23 ? 17.29 ~ 17.35 17.29 ~ 17.35 ?
Minehead 14.40a [P1] ? 17.15d [P1] 17.15d [P1] ?


Associated E.C.S. & Light Engine Workings

5Z70 : (Diesel loco with 47832 on rear) : Southall to London Paddington
5Z71 : (Diesel loco with 47832 on rear) : London Paddington to Southall

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Southall Depot 05.06d 00.19a
Southall Yard 05.16 ~ 05.26 23.59 ~ 00.09
Southall East Jn 05/27 23/57
Hanwell 05/29 ?
Drayton Green 05/31 -
Greenford South Jn 05/38 -
Greenford East Jn 05.40 ~ 06.10 -
Greenford South Jn 06/12 -
Drayton Green 06/18 -
West Ealing 06/21 ?
Acton West 06/25 23/48
Ladbroke Grove 06/33 23/43
Royal Oak 06.35 ~ 07.48 -
Paddington 07.50a [P1] 23.38d [P1]

5Z40 : (34067 with 35518) : Bishops Lydeard to Bristol St Philips Marsh Depot (cancelled)

Location Booked
Bishops Lydeard 14.40d
Norton Fitzwarren 15/07
Taunton 15.12 ~ 15.18
Cogload Jn 15/25
Bridgwater 15/32
Worle Jn 15/49
Yatton 15/55
Parson Street 16/10
Bristol West Jn 16/13
Bristol Temple Meads 16/15
North Somerset Jn 16/18
Bristol St Philips Marsh Depot 16.26a


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