17th June 2017

Vintage Trains
The Whistling Ghost V

Locos Used steam: 6960 'Raveningham Hall'  & 46233 'Duchess of Sutherland'
Stock Used (1) (96100+99041)+9101+5191+5157+5212+5198+99349?+99361+99353?+17018

Route :
1Z24 : Solihull to Minehead
1Z25 : Minehead to Solihull

Loco Route
46233 Solihull - Dorridge - Warwick Parkway - Leamington Spa - Banbury - Oxford - Didcot North Jn - Foxhall Jn - Swindon - Wootton Bassett Jn - Westerleigh Jn - Bristol Parkway - Filton Abbey Wood - Bristol Temple Meads - Worle Jn - Uphill Jn - Bridgwater - Cogload Jn - Taunton - Norton Fitzwarren - Bishops Lydeard
6960 Bishops Lydeard - Crowcombe Heathfield - Williton - Blue Anchor - Minehead
6960 Minehead - (reverse of outward route) - Bishops Lydeard
46233 Bishops Lydeard - (reverse of outward route) - Solihull

Notes :
(1) 96100+99041 were only in the consist when 46233 was on the train.
(2) It is reported that the outward leg of the tour was heavily delayed in the Swindon area, due to a fire on a H.S.T. power car.
(3) This tour was originally advertised to run from Tyseley Warwick Road via Cheltenham Spa, but was altered due to gauging issues.
(4) Route confirmation required - above is from booked timings.

Source : Nick Bartlett

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Solihull 06.56d [P1]     00/06a [P2]  
Bentley Heath LC 07/01     00/01  
Dorridge Loop 07*03 ~ 07*09 [UPL]     - -
Dorridge 07/11 [P1]     23/59 [P2]  
Hatton 07/20     23/51  
Warwick Parkway 07.24a ~ 07.28d [P1]     23.41a ~ 23.44d [P2]  
Leamington Spa 07*35 ~ 07*50 [UM] [UM]   23*21 ~ 23*31 [DM]  
Fenny Compton 08/02     23/07  
Reservoir Jn 08/10 [UPL]     22/59  
Banbury 08.13a ~ 08.22d [P4]     2.54a ~ 22.57d [P2]  
Aynho Jn 08/31     22/47  
Heyford 08/38 [P1]     22/42 [P2]  
Wolvercote Jn 08/47     22/33  
Oxford North Jn 08/50     22/31  
Oxford 08/51 [UM]     22/30 [DM]  
Oxford [U&DPL] 08w54 ~ 09w20     - -
Kennington Jn 09/23     22/26  
Didcot North Jn 09/32     22/18  
Foxhall Jn 09/34 [RL]     22/15  
Milton Jn 09/36     21w37 ~ 21w10  
Wantage Road 09/41 [DR]     21/29  
Challow 09/49     21/20 [UR]  
Uffington 09/52     21/18  
Swindon 10/05 [P4]     20.57a ~ 21.05d [P1]  
Wootton Bassett Jn 10/16     20/49  
Hullavington 10/28     20/38  
Westerleigh Jn 10/43     20/26  
Bristol Parkway 10/49 [P2]     20/20 [P4]  
Filton Abbey Wood 10/51 [P1]     20/13 [P2]  
Narroways Hill Jn 10/56     20/09  
Dr Day's Jn 10/59 [ML]     20/06 [RL]  
Bristol East Jn 11/01 [DF]     20/06 [DF]  
Bristol Temple Meads 11.03a ~ 11.15d [P10]     19.49a ~ 20.04d [P7] [P5]
Bristol West Jn 11/17 [DM]     19/47 [UM]  
Parson Street 11/18     19/40 [P2]  
Yatton 11/30     19/29  
Worle Jn 11/36     19/24  
Uphill Jn 11/45     19/22  
Bridgwater 11/59     19/10  
Cogload Jn 12/07     19/04  
Taunton 12.12a ~ 12.21d [P2]     18.55a ~ 18.57d [P2]  
Norton Fitzwarren 12/26 [RL]     18/50 [RL]  
Bishops Lydeard 12L45a ~ ??L??d     ??L??a ~ 18L30d  
Crowcombe Heathfield ?     ?  
Williton ?     ?  
Blue Anchor ?     ?  
Dunster ?     ?  
Minehead ?a     ?d  


Associated E.C.S. Moves

5Z24 : (46233) : Tyseley Steam Trust to Solihull
5Z26 : (46233) : Solihull to Tyseley Steam Trust

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Tyseley Steam Trust 06.20d 00.42a
Small Heath South Jn 06.30 ~ 06.35 00.27 ~ 00.32
Tyseley [U&DTS] 06/40 00/22
Tyseley South Jn 06/45 00/19
Solihull 06.52a [P1] 00.11d [P2]


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