22nd October 2016

Railway Touring Company
The West Somerset Steam Express

Locos Used steam: 6201 'Princes Elizabeth & 6960 'Raveningham Hall'
Stock Used (1) (99040)+99122+13320+99712+99128+99121+99350+1860+5032+99304

Route : 
1Z46 : London Paddington to Minehead
1Z48 : Minehead to London Paddington

Loco (s) Route
6201 London Paddington - Southall - Slough - Maidenhead - Reading - Southcote Jn - Newbury - Heywood Road Jn - Fairwood Jn - Clink Road Jn - Frome - Blatchbridge Jn - Castle Cary - Cogload Jn - Taunton - Norton Fitzwarren - Bishops Lydeard
6960 Bishops Lydeard - Crowcombe Heathfield - Williton - Blue Anchor - Minehead
6960 Minehead - (reverse of outward route) - Bishops Lydeard
6201 Bishops Lydeard - (reverse of outward route) - Blatchbridge Jn - Clink Road Jn - Fairwood Jn - Westbury - Heywood Road Jn - (reverse of outward route) - London Paddington

Notes : 
(1) 99040 was only in the consist when 6201 was on the train.
(2) 6960 carried the 'Exmoor Express' headboard.


6201 on 1Z46 passing Edington east of Westbury (photo: Guy Vincent)

Source : Guy Vincent

Timings (Booked & actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Revised Actual
London Paddington 07.14d [P11] 07.14 [P11] 23.08a [P11] 23.22
Ladbroke Grove 07/19 07/17 23/04 23/18
Acton West 07/24 07/22 22/56 23/12
West Ealing 07/26 ? 22/54 23/09
Southall 07/30 [P3] 07/32 22/51 [P4] 23/07
Heathrow Airport Jn 07/34 07/35 22/49 23/03
Slough 07.49a ~ 07.51d [P4] 07.42 ~ 07.51 22.37a ~ 22.40d [P5] 22.50 ~ 22.54
Maidenhead 07/59 [P3] 07/59 22/30 [P4] 22/43
Twyford 08/06 [P3] 08/06 22/23 [P4] 22/36
Kennet Bridge Jn 08/12 08/11 22/18 22/31
Reading 08.15a ~ 08.28d [P13] 08.13 ~ 08.28 22.09a ~ 22.15d [P12] 22.22 ~ 22.29
Oxford Road Jn 08/29 08/31 22/06 22/20
Southcote Jn 08/31 08/33 22/03 22/18
Theale 08w41 ~ 09w42 [GL] 08.41 ~ 09.49 21/59 ?
Newbury 09.59a ~ 10.01d [P1] 10.07 ~ 10.10 21.41a ~ 21.44d [P2] 21.52 ~ 21.57
Bedwyn 10/17 [P1] 10/28 21/27 [P2] 21/37
Woodborough 10/30 10/41 20w48 ~ 21w12 [UGL] 20.56 ~ 21.22
Lavington 10/40 10/49 20/36 20/37
Heywood Road Jn 10/49 10/55 20/29 20/29
Westbury - - 20/26 [P3] 20/25
Fairwood Jn 10/54 10/57 20/23 20/22
Clink Road Jn 11/00 11/01 20/18 20/18
Frome 11w03a ~ 11w21d 11.09 ~ 11.30 - -
Blatchbridge Jn 11/24 11/36 20/16 20/16
East Somerset Jn 11/29 11/42 20/11 20/13
Castle Cary 11/38 [P2] 11/52 20/02 [P1] 20/04
Somerton GF 11/49 11/59 19/52 19/53
Athelney LC 11/58 12/08 19/44 19/45
Cogload Jn 12/02 12/11 19/40 19/42
Taunton 12.11a ~ 12.22d [P2] 12.16 ~ 12.19 19.31a ~ 19.33d [P2] 19.29 ~ 19.32
Norton Fitzwarren 12/27 12/26 19/25 ?
Bishops Lydeard 12L50a ~ 13L20d 12L50 ~ 13L20 [P2] 18.35a ~ 19.05d 18.35 ~ 19.05
Crowcombe Heathfield 13.35 ~ 13.36 ? 18/25 ?
Williton 13/51 ? 18/05 ?
Blue Anchor 14/18 ? 17.30 ~ 17.40 ?
Dunster ? ? ? ?
Minehead 14.37a [P1] ? 17.15d [P1] ?


Associated E.C.S. Workings

5Z45 : (6201 with ????? on rear) : Southall to Greenford East Jn
5Z45 : (????? with 6201 on rear) : Greenford East Jn to London Paddington

Location Booked
Southall Depot 05.24d
Southall Yard 05.34 ~ 05.44
Southall East Jn 05/45
Hanwell 05/47
Drayton Green 05/50
Greenford South Jn 05/58
Greenford East Jn 06.01 ~ 06.14
Greenford South Jn 06.17
Drayton Green 06/24
West Ealing 06/27
Acton West 06/30
Ladbroke Grove 06/37
London Paddington 06.41a [P11]

5Z48 : (????? with 6201 on rear) : London Paddington to Southall

Location Booked
London Paddington 23.29d [P11]
Ladbroke Grove 23/34
Acton West 23/39
West Ealing 23/42
Southall East Jn 23/47
Southall Yard 23.49 ~ 23.59
Southall Depot 00.09a


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