22nd October 2016

UK Railtours
The Armada

Locos Used 68003 'Astute' & 68019 'Brutus'
Stock Used 3174+3273+1566+3267+3182+3275+3247+325+17167+10734+10729

Route :
1Z70 : Stevenage to Plymouth
1Z71 : Plymouth to Stevenage

Loco(s) Route
68003 (1) Stevenage - Welwyn Garden City - Potters Bar - Finsbury Park - Copenhagen Jn - York Way North Jn - Camden Road Jn - Gospel Oak - Kensal Green Jn - Willesden Junction HL - Acton Wells Jn - Acton Main Line - Ealing Broadway - Southall - Slough - Maidenhead - Twyford - Reading - Southcote Jn - Newbury - Bedwyn - Heywood Road Jn - Fairwood Jn - Clink Road Jn - Blatchbridge Jn - Castle Cary - Cogload Jn - Taunton - Exeter St Davids - Dawlish - Newton Abbot - Totnes - Plymouth
68019 (2) Plymouth - (reverse of outward route) - Cogload Jn - Bridgwater - Uphill Jn - Worle Jn - Yatton - Bristol Temple Meads - Dr Day's Jn - Filton Abbey Wood - Bristol Parkway - Westerleigh Jn - Wootton Bassett Jn - Swindon - Didcot Parkway - Reading - (reverse of outward route) - Stevenage

Notes : 
(1) 68019 on rear.
(2) 68003 on rear.
(3) This tour used the 'Northern Belle' stock.
(4) David Lodwick comments: The return leg was delayed after 68019 tripped a wheel detector, due to wheel flats, and had to run at reduced speed of 50 m.p.h.

Source : David Lodwick (on the tour) & Guy Vincent

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from David Lodwick & Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Stevenage 06.47d [P2] [UF] 06.47   22.40a [P3] 23.37
Woolmer Green Jn 06/51 06/51   22/35 [DF] ?
Digswell Jn 06/55 [US] 06/54   22/31 23/29
Welwyn Garden City 06.57a ~ 07.01d [P2] 06.57 ~ 07.01   22.26a ~ 22.29d [P3] [DS] 23.25 ~ 23.26
Potters Bar 07.11a ~ 07.14d [P2] [US] 07.14 ~ 07.19   22.13a ~ 22.16d [P4] [DS] 23.12 ~ 23.15
Alexandra Palace 07/23 [P2] [SL1] 07/29   21/58 [P3] [DS] 23/03
Finsbury Park 07.30a ~ 07.33d [P2] [US] 07.33 ~ 07.38   21.50a ~ 21.53d [P7] [DS] 22.56 ~ 22.59
Copenhagen Jn 07/40 ?   21/46 [DS] ?
York Way North Jn 07/41 ?   21*38 ~ 21*45 ?
Camden Road Central Jn 07*44 ~ 07*48 ?   21/36 ?
Camden Road Jn 07/50 07/48   21/34 22/49
Gospel Oak 07/55 [P1] 07/52   21/29 [P2] 22/42
Kensal Green Jn 08/09 08/04   21/18 22/33
Willesden Junction HL 08/11 [P5] 08/09   21/17 [P4] 22/30
Acton Wells Jn 08/14 08/13   21/15 22/26
Acton Main Line 08/20 [DR] 08/17   21/12 22/22
Acton West 08/22 [DR] 08/19   21/10 [UR] 22/21
Ealing Broadway 08.24a ~ 08.27d [P3] [DR] 08.20 ~ 08.25   21.03a ~ 21.08d [P4] [UR] 22.14 ~ 22.18
West Ealing 08/29 ?   21/01 [UR] 22/12
Southall 08/33 [DR] 08/30   20/58 [UR] 22/05
Heathrow Airport Jn 08/34 [DR] 08/31   20/56 [UR] 22/01
Slough 08/42 [P4] [DR] 08/39   20/49 [P5] [UR] 21/46
Maidenhead 08/47 [P3] [DR] 08/47   20/42 [P4] [UR] 21/37
Twyford 08/54 [DR] 08/53   20/36 [UR] 21/29
Twyford West 08/55 [DR-DM] ?   20/35 ?
Kennet Bridge Jn 08/59 [DM] 08/58   20/32 [UR] 21/23
Reading 09c01 ~ 09c04 [P8] [WL] 09.01 ~ 09.04 [P8]   20c29 ~ 20c30 [P10] [UM] 21.17 ~ 21.21
Oxford Road Jn 09/06 09/06   - -
Southcote Jn 09/07 09/08   - -
Newbury 09/22 [DW] 09/19   - -
Bedwyn 09/35 [P1] 09/32   - -
Woodborough 09/46 09/41   - -
Lavington 09/53 09/47   - -
Heywood Road Jn 09/59 09/51   - -
Fairwood Jn 10/01 09/53   - -
Clink Road Jn 10/03 09/56   - -
Blatchbridge Jn 10/05 09/58   - -
East Somerset Jn 10/08 10/01   - -
Castle Cary 10/16 [P2] 10/11   - -
Somerton GF 10/24 10/21   - -
Athelney LC 10/30 10/28   - -
Reading High Level Jn - -   20/28 [ML] ?
Goring & Streatley - -   20/21 [P2] [UM] 21/05
Didcot Parkway - -   20/14 [P2] [UM] 20/55
Wantage Road - -   20/09 20/40
Challow - -   20/07 20/29
Uffington - -   20/05 20/26
Swindon - -   19/56 [UM] 20/12
Wootton Bassett Jn - -   19/50 20/01
Hullavington - -   19/42 19/49
Westerleigh Jn - -   19/32 19/39
Bristol Parkway - -   19/27 [P3] 19/34
Filton Abbey Wood - -   19/24 19/31
Narroways Hill Jn - -   19/21 19/27
Dr Day's Jn - -   19/19 19/24
Bristol East Jn - -   19/18 [RL] 19/23
Bristol Temple Meads - -   19c15 ~ 19c17 [P7] [DF] 19.14 ~ 19.21
Bristol West Jn - -   19/13 [UM] 19/13
Parson Street - -   19/11 [UM] 19/10
Yatton - -   19/04 [P2] 19/00
Worle Jn - -   19/00 18/57
Uphill Jn - -   18/58 18/55
Bridgwater - -   18/49 [P2] 18/46
Cogload Jn 10/33 10/31   18/44 18/40
Taunton 10C38 ~ 10C41 [P3] 10.35 ~ 10.38 [P3]   18/41 [P4] 18/36 [P4]
Norton Fitzwarren 10/43 10/40   18/40 18/34
Whiteball 10/52 10/48   18/33 18/28
Tiverton Parkway 10/54 [P1] 10/51   18/30 [P2] 18/25
Tiverton Loop 10/56 10/52   18/29 18/24
Cowley Bridge Jn 11/07 11/03   18/16 18/14
Exeter St Davids 11/09 [P4] 11/07   18/14 [P5] 18/12
Dawlish Warren 11*21 ~ 11*33 [DPL] 11.21 ~ 11.38   18/04 [UT] 18/02
Dawlish 11/35 [P1] 11/41   18/03 [P2] 18/01
Teignmouth 11/39 [P1] 11/44   18/00 [P2] 17/57
Newton Abbot 11/45 [P2] 11/51 [P2]   17/54 [P3] 17/53 [P3]
Newton Abbot West Jn 11/47 11/53   17/54 17/52
Dainton Tunnel 11/52 11/57   17/50 17/48
Totnes 11.59a ~ 12.03d [P1] 12.05 ~ 12.09   17.38a ~ 17.42d [P2] 17.36 ~ 17.41
Aish Crossover 12/14 12/21   17/29 17/27
Ivybridge 12/19 [P1] 12/26   17/24 [P2] 17/22
Hemerdon 12/24 12/31   17/20 17/16
Lipson Jn 12/29 12/36   17/11 17/10
Plymouth 12.33a [P4] 12.39   17.08d [P4] 17.07


Associated E.C.S. Workings

5Z70 : (68019 with 68003 on rear) : Plymouth to Laira Mount Gould
5Z71 : (68003 with 68019 on rear) : Laira Mount Gould to Plymouth

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Plymouth 12.59d [P4] 16.53a [P4]
Lipson Jn 13/03 16/48
Mount Gould Jn 13/06 16/45
Mount Gould Carriage Wash 13.09a 16.27d


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