21st November 2015

Vintage Trains
The Oxfordshire Explorer

Loco Used steam: 4965 'Rood Ashton Hall'
Stock Used 96100+9101+5212+5198+99349+99361+99353+35470

Route :
1Z36 : Tyseley Warwick Road to Oxford
1Z37 : Oxford to Tyseley Warwick Road

Loco Route
4965 Tyseley Warwick Road - Small Heath South Jn - Birmingham Moor Street - Birmingham Snow Hill - Smethwick Galton Bridge - Rowley Regis - Stourbridge Junction - Kidderminster - Droitwich Spa - Worcester Shrub Hill - Norton Jn - Evesham - Moreton-in-Marsh - Ascott-under-Wychwood - Wolvercote Jn - Oxford
4965 Oxford - (reverse of outward route) - Tyseley Warwick Road

Notes :
(1) 4965 carried a 'Tilly's Birthday Express' headboard.
(2) Off tour option: visit to Blenheim Palace.


4965 at Worcester Shrub Hill (photo: Al Wallace)

Source : Al Wallace (on the tour throughout)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Tyseley Warwick Road 09.30d 09.30?   20.33a 20.30?
Small Heath South Jn 09/38 09/39   20/27 20/25
Birmingham Moor Street 09/43 [P2] 09/47   20/18 [P1] 20/20
Birmingham Snow Hill 09.46a ~ 09.49d [P1] 09.50 ~ 09.52   20.08a ~ 20.15d [P2] 20.03 ~ 20.18
Jewellery Quarter 09/52 [P1] 09/54   19/57 [P2] 20/00
Smethwick Galton Bridge 09/58 [P1] 10/00 [P1]   19/51 [P2] 19/56
Smethwick Jn 09/59 10/00   19/50 19/56
Rowley Regis 10/03 10/06   19/46 19/51
Stourbridge Junction 10.13a ~ 10.16d [P3] 10.17 ~ 10.19   19.30a ~ 19.34d [P2] 19.34 ~ 19.39
Blakedown 10/23 10/24   19/25 19/29
Kidderminster 10/27 [P2] 10/27   19/19 [P1] 19/26
Hartlebury 10/32 10/31   19/15 19/22
Droitwich Spa 10/40 10/40   19/09 19/15
Tunnel Jn 10/56 10/56   19/02 19/08
Worcester Shrub Hill 10.58a ~ 11.32d [P2] 10.58 ~ 11.28   19/00 [P1] 19/06
Norton Jn 11/47 ?   18/55 19/00
Evesham 11/58 11/59   18/42 18/46
Honeybourne 12/06 [P2] ?   18/33 [P1] ?
Moreton-in-Marsh 12/19 [P2] 12/19   18/22 [P1] 18/26
Ascott-under-Wychwood 12/32 [P2] 12/31   18/07 [P1] 18/11
Charlbury 12/44 12/44   18/02 ?
Hanborough 12.52a ~ 12.57d ?   17/54 ?
Wolvercote Jn 13/05 13/05   17/50 17/55
Oxford North Jn 13*09 ~ 13*47 [GL] ? ~ 13.46   17*06 ~ 17*47 [DPL] ? ~ 17.50
Oxford 13.51a [P1] 13.50   17.01d [P1] 17.01


Associated E.C.S.  & Light Engine Workings

5Z36 : (4965 + tour stock) :  Oxford - Oxford U&DGL - Oxford

Location Booked
Oxford 14.00d [P1]
Oxford U&DGL 14.03 ~ 16.54
Oxford 16.57a [P1]

5Z37 : (4965 + 96100) :  Oxford - Foxhall Jn - Didcot Parkway - Oxford 
(Loco turning trip)

Location Booked
Oxford U&DGL 15.47d
Kennington Jn 15/51
Didcot North Jn 16/02
Foxhall Jn 16.05 ~ 16.07
Didcot Parkway 16.10 ~ 16.12
Didcot North Jn 16/15
Kennington Jn 16/23
Oxford 16.27 ~ 16.33
Oxford U&DGL 16.36a


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