29th May 2017

A1 Steam Locomotive Trust
The Cornishman

Locos Used 59202 'Alan Meddows Taylor' & steam: 60163 'Tornado'
Stock Used (1) (21249)+4946+4927+1832+3123+3068+3097+1691+3066+3120+(21269)

Route :
1Z63 : London Paddington to Penzance
1Z65 : Penzance to London Paddington

Loco Route
60163 London Paddington - Southall - Slough - Maidenhead - Reading - Southcote Jn - Newbury - Heywood Road Jn - Fairwood Jn - Clink Road Jn - Blatchbridge Jn - Castle Cary - Cogload Jn - Taunton - Tiverton Parkway - Exeter St Davids - Dawlish - Teignmouth - Newton Abbot - Totnes - Plymouth - Liskeard - Lostwithiel - Par - St Austell - Truro - Camborne - St Erth - Penzance
59202 Penzance - (reverse of outward route) - Exeter St Davids - Cowley Bridge Jn - (reverse of outward route) - London Paddington

Notes :
(1) 21249 was only in the consist when 60163 was on the train. 21269 was not in the consist from Exeter Riverside Yard to Penzance.
(2) John Clifford comments: When this tour was first advertised it was planned to use D1015 'Western Champion' for the return leg. However, it was under repair following a serious engine defect, so a class 59 was substituted. There was an option to leave the train at Par for a coach trip to the Eden Project. This was 60163 'Tornado's first visit to Cornwall, and after working the outward leg the engine went to the Bodmin & Wenford Railway, where it hauled trains for a few days from 31st May to 4th June. For the outward journey we were gaining on the schedule. In Exeter Riverside Yard the rear coach (21269) was detached as the load limit for 60163 westward was ten vehicles. Coach 21269 was brought to Penzance by 59202. While at Exeter it was found that part of 60163's valve gear needed attention. We were due to run via platform 4 at Exeter St Davids with the 09.30 Cardiff - Plymouth following us into that platform. However, as we were late leaving Riverside Yard, the 09.30 went first and we passed it at Dawlish Warren. Instead of going straight through at Newton Abbot we were put into platform 1, there to check that the engine was now in good health and to let the 06.40 York - Plymouth pass. All was well so we carried on. At Plymouth we were held again, this time for the 10.06 Paddington - Plymouth to go ahead of us. There was a stop at St Budeaux Ferry Road to let the 11.41 Penzance - Plymouth come off the single line. In Cornwall there were slowings at Lostwithiel, St Austell and Truro for gauging. However we slowed at some other stations since there were large crowds who had come out to see the train. With 59202 hauling the return train we gained on the schedule again. We slowed at Largin for the 17.55 Plymouth - Penzance to come off the single line. The next slowing was in the Teignmouth area for reasons I did not discover, then at Tiverton we caught signals off the 19.55 Exeter St Davids - Paddington which was slightly late. The early running meant that we caught further signals at Taunton off the 20.30 Taunton - Gloucester. There were signal checks at Blatchbridge Jn at Fairwood Jn. The reward for the early running was to be held at Heywood Road Jn for the 20.00 Paddington - Swansea and the 20.40 Bristol - Paddington to go across our bows. Both of these were late and diverted due to engineering work. Arrival back at Reading was only a few minutes adrift.


59202 at Penzance on 1Z65 (photo: Doug Lindsay)

Source : John Clifford (on the tour from/to Reading) & Doug Lindsay (on the tour throughout)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford, Doug Lindsay & Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
London Paddington 08.03d [P1] 08.03   23.22a [P9] 23.29
Royal Oak Jn 08/05 [L1] 08/04   23/20 23/27
Portobello Jn 08/07 [L1] 08/06   23/19 [L5] 23/26
Ladbroke Grove 08/08 [DM] 08/06   23/18 [L5]  23/25
Acton West 08/13 [DM] 08/10   23/13 [UR] 23/21
West Ealing ? ?   23/09 [P4] [UR] 23/18
Southall East Jn ? ?   23/06 [UM-UR] 23/14
Southall 08/16 [P1] [DM] 08/14   23/05 [P2] [UM] 23/14
Heathrow Airport Jn 08/18 [DM] 08/16   23/00 [UM] 23/10
Slough 08/25 [P2] [DM] 08/21   22.49a ~ 22.51d [P3] [UM] 22.53 ~ 22.53
Maidenhead 08/29 [P1] [DM] 08/25   22/41 [P2] [UM] 22/47
Twyford 08/35 [P1] [DM] 08/31   22/36 [P2] [UM] 22/36
Kennet Bridge Jn 08/39 [DM] 08/35   22/30 [UM] 22/31
Reading 08.42a ~ 08.44d [P10] [UFM] 08.38 ~ 08.44 [P10] [DFM]   22c23a ~ 22c27d [P14] [UR] 22.27 ~ 22.30 [P8]
Oxford Road Jn 08/47 08/47   22/20 [DFR] 22/24
Southcote Jn 08/49 08/49   22/18 22/22
Theale 08/53 ?   22/14 ?
Newbury 09w06a ~ 09w18d [P1] 09.05 ~ 09.17 [P1]   21.56a ~ 21.59d [P2] 22.04 ~ 22.07 [P2]
Bedwyn 09/34 [P1] 09/32 [P1]   21/44 [P2] 21/51 [P2]
Woodborough 09/44 09/44   21/34 21/41
Lavington 09/54 09/51   21/26 21/31
Heywood Road Jn 10/01 09/57 [AL]   21/21 21.20 ~ 21.26
Fairwood Jn 10/03 09/59   21/19 21/16 [AL]
Clink Road Jn 10/06 10/01 [AL]   21/15 21/11
Blatchbridge Jn 10/09 10/03   21/13 21/09 [AL]
East Somerset Jn 10/12 10/07   21/10 21/04
Castle Cary 10/20 [P2] 10/14 [P2]   21/03 [P1] 20/57 [P1]
Somerton GF 10/30 10/22   20/53 20/48
Athelney LC 10/38 10/30   20/45 20/41
Cogload Jn 10/41 10/32   20/41 20/39
Taunton 10/46 [P2] 10/38 [P2]   20/37 [P4] 20/33 [P4]
Norton Fitzwarren 10/48 10/40   20/35 20/29
Whiteball 10/59 10/50   20/28 20/22
Tiverton Parkway 11/02 [P1] 10/53 [P1]   20/25 [P2] 20/18 [P2]
Tiverton Loop 11/04 10/54 [DM]   20/23 20/14 [UM]
Cowley Bridge Jn 11/17 11/07   20/11 20/03
Exeter Riverside Yard 11w20 ~ 11w30 11.12 ~ 11.40 [DG Rec]   - -
Exeter St Davids 11/32 [P4] 11/42 [P4]   20/09 [P5] 20/02 [P5]
Dawlish Warren 11/42 11/53 [DT]   20/00 19/53 [UT]
Dawlish 11/44 [P1] 11/55 [P1]   19/59 [P2] 19/51 [P2]
Teignmouth 11/48 [P1] 11/57 [P1]   19/56 [P2] 19/48 [P2]
Newton Abbot 11/54 [P2] 12.06 ~ 12.16 [P1]   19/50 [P3] 19/39 [P3]
Newton Abbot West Jn 11/55 12/17   19/50 19/39
Dainton Tunnel 12/00 12/22   19/46 19/35
Totnes 12/06 [P1] 12/29 [DT]   19/38 19/30 [UT]
Aish Crossover 12/17 12/41   19/29 19/23
Ivybridge 12/23 [P1] 12/45 [P1]   19/24 [P2] 19/19 [P2]
Hemerdon 12/29 12/50   19/19 19/14
Lipson Jn 12/36 12/55   19/12 19/08
Plymouth 12w39a ~ 12w51d [P4] 13.00 ~ 13.20 [P4]   19.05a ~ 19.09d [P7] 19.02 ~ 19.05 [P7]
St Budeaux Jn 12/57 13/30   18/59 18/56
St Budeaux Ferry Road 12/57 13.31 ~ 13.35 [P1]   18/58 ?
Saltash 13/01 [P1] 13/40 [P1]   18/55 [P2] 18/53 [P2]
St Germans 13/11 [P1] 13/46 [P1]   18/50 [P2] 18/47 [P2]
Liskeard 13/23 [P1] 13/56 [P1]   18/41 [P2] 18/39 [P2]
St Pinnock Viaduct 13/29 14/01   18/36 18/34
Largin 13/30 14/02   18/35 18/32
Lostwithiel 13/40 [P2] 14/10   18/25 [P1] 18/23 [P1]
Par 13.47a ~ 13.50d [P1] 14.18 ~ 14.21 [P1]   18.14a ~ 18.19d [P2] 18.05 ~ 18.17 [P2]
St Austell 13/56 ?   18/05 ?
Burngullow Jn 13/59 14/34   18/02 17/58
Probus 14/06 14/41   17/54 17/51
Truro 14/12 [P2] 14/49 [P2]   17/46 [P3] 17/45 [P3]
Penwithers Jn 14/12 14/50   17/45 ?
Baldhu 14/22 14/54   17/40 ?
Camborne 14/30 [P1] 15/07 [P1]   17/32 [P2] 17/31 [P2]
St Erth 14/40 [P1] 15/17 [P1]   17/23 [P2] 17/22 [P2]
Long Rock 14/44 15/21   17/19 17/19
Penzance 14.48a [P1] 15.27 [P1]   17.15d [P1] 17.15 [P1]


Associated E.C.S. & Light Engine Workings

27/05/17 :
5Z63 : (60163 with 21249) : Stewarts Lane T&RSMD to Southall

Location Booked
Stewarts Lane T&RSMD 10.50d
Stewarts Lane Jn 11/00
Battersea Loop 11.03 ~ 11.23
Stewarts Lane Jn 11/26
Longhedge Jn 11/38
Clapham Junction 11/42
Barnes 11/48
New Kew Jn 12/00
Kew East Jn 12/03
South Acton Jn 12/10
Acton Wells Jn 12/15
Willesden SW Sidings 12.18 ~ 12.46
Acton Wells Jn 12/49
Acton Main Line 12/56
Acton West 12/58
Southall East Jn 13/07
Southall Yard 13.08 ~ 13.18
Southall Depot 13.19a

29/05/17 :
5Z62 : (66121) : Eastleigh Arlington to Southall
5Z62 : (66121 with 60163 on rear) : Southall to London Paddington
5Z66 : (66121) : London Paddington to Eastleigh Arlington

Location Booked (out)   Booked (rtn)
Eastleigh Arlington 04.59d   02.09a
Eastleigh 05/06   02.02 ~ 02.04
Winchester 05/12   01/53
Worting Jn 05/24   01/38
Basingstoke 05/26   01/32
Bramley 05/33   01/23
Southcote Jn 05/42   01/12
Oxford Road Jn 05/43   01/10
Reading 05c49 ~ 05c51   00c59 ~ 01c00
Kennet Bridge Jn 05/53   00/56
Twyford 05/57   00/52
Maidenhead 06/02   00/45
Slough 06/08   00/36
Heathrow Airport Jn 06/15   00/21
Southall Yard 06L22a ~ 07L12d   -
Southall -   00/13
Acton West 07/16   00/01
Ladbroke Grove 07/19   23/56
Portobello Jn 07/20   23/55
Royal Oak 07*22 ~ 07*27   23/54
London Paddington 07.30a [P1]   23.52d [P9]

0Z63 : (66121) : London Paddington to Acton Yard
0Z65 : (66121) : Acton Yard to London Paddington

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
London Paddington 08.07d [P1] 23.28a [P9]
Royal Oak Jn 08/09 23/27
Portobello Jn 08/10 23/26
Ladbroke Grove  08/11 23/25
Old Oak Common East 08/21 -
Old Oak Common Recp Line 08/22 -
Old Oak Common West 08/23 23/23
Park Royal 08/26 23/09
Greenford East Jn 08/31 23/02
Greenford South Jn 08/36 23/01
Drayton Green 08/42 22/57
West Ealing 08/50 22/55
Acton West 08/55 22/51
Acton Yard 08.59a 22.47d

0Z64 : (59202) : Westbury Yard to Exeter Riverside Yard

Location Booked
Westbury Down Yard 08.41d
Fairwood Jn 08/48
Clink Road Jn 08/53
Blatchbridge Jn 08/56
East Somerset Jn 09/00
Castle Cary 09/08
Somerton GF 09/19
Athelney LC 09/29
Cogload Jn 09/32
Taunton 09/37
Norton Fitzwarren 09/39
Whiteball 09/52
Tiverton Parkway 09/56
Tiverton Loop 09/58
Cowley Bridge Jn 10/14
Exeter Riverside Yard 10.17a

5Z60 : (59202 with 21269) : Exeter Riverside Yard to Penzance

Location Booked
Exeter Riverside Yard 11.50d
Exeter St Davids 11/53 [P4]
Dawlish Warren 12/05
Dawlish 12/07
Teignmouth 12/10
Newton Abbot 12/18
Newton Abbot West Jn 12/18
Dainton Tunnel 12/22
Totnes 12*35 ~ 12*50
Aish Crossover 12/59
Ivybridge 13/04
Hemerdon 13/08
Lipson Jn 13/15
Plymouth 13c19 ~ 13c27 [P4]
St Budeaux Jn 13/37
Saltash 13/40
St Germans 13/46
Liskeard 13/55
St Pinnock Viaduct 14/00
Largin 14/01
Lostwithiel 14/09
Par 14/14
Burngullow Jn 14/25
Probus 14/32
Truro 14/38
Penwithers Jn 14/39
Baldhu 14/49
Camborne 15/05
St Erth 15/13
Long Rock 15/18
Penzance 15.21 ~ 15.31 [P1]
Slopers Siding 15.33 ~ 16.06
Penzance 16.09a [P1]

5Z65 : (60163 with 21249) : Penzance to Bodmin Parkway

Location Booked
Penzance 17.22d [P1]
Slopers Siding 17.24 ~ 17.54
Penzance 17.57 ~ 18.05 [P1]
Long Rock 18/10
St Erth 18/18
Camborne 18/33
Truro 18/52
Probus 19/04
Burngullow Jn 19/17
Par 19/27
Lostwithiel 19/36
Bodmin Parkway 19.44 ~ 19.49 [P2]
Bodmin Siding 19.55a

0Z59 : (59202) : London Paddington to Acton Yard

Location Booked
London Paddington 23.55d [P9]
Royal Oak Jn 23/57
Portobello Jn 23/58
Ladbroke Grove 23/59
Acton West 00.04 ~ 00.08
Acton Yard 00.13a


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