12th August 2017

Railway Touring Company
The West Somerset Steam Express

Locos Used D1661 'North Star' & steam: 60009 'Union of South Africa'
Stock Used (1) (35486)+13320+3058+99712+99350+99121+5229+1860+4940+5032+99723

Route : 
1Z50 : London Paddington to Minehead
1Z51 : Minehead to Slough

Loco Route
60009 London Paddington - Southall - Slough - Maidenhead - Reading - Southcote Jn - Newbury - Bedwyn - Heywood Road Jn - Westbury - Fairwood Jn - Clink Road Jn - Frome - Blatchbridge Jn - Castle Cary - Cogload Jn - Taunton - Norton Fitzwarren - Bishops Lydeard
D1661 Bishops Lydeard - Crowcombe Heathfield - Williton - Blue Anchor - Minehead
D1661 Minehead - (reverse of outward route) - Bishops Lydeard
60009 Bishops Lydeard - (reverse of outward route) - Westbury - Trowbridge - Bradford Jn - Melksham - Chippenham - Swindon - Didcot Parkway - Reading - Maidenhead - Slough

Notes : 
(1) 35486 was only in the consist when 60009 was on the train.
(2) D1661 replaced the booked loco 53808 due to an air braked only coach in the consist.
(3) The return leg was originally advertised to run via Newbury to London Paddington, but terminated at Slough due to engineering works.

Source : Guy Vincent

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
London Paddington 08/08d [P8] 08.08 - -
Royal Oak Jn 08/09 08/10 - -
Portobello Jn 08/10 ? - -
Ladbroke Grove 08/12 [DR] 08/11 - -
Acton West 08/16 [DR] 08/16 - -
West Ealing 08/18 ? - -
Southall 08/22 [P3] [DR] 08/22 - -
Heathrow Airport Jn 08/27 [DR] 08/26 - -
Slough 08.36a ~ 08.38d [P4] [DR] 08.34 ~ 08.37 23.19a [P5] 23.23
Maidenhead 08/46 [P3] [DR] 08/46 23/11 [P4] [UR] 23/14
Twyford 08/52 [P3] [DR] 08/53 23/05 [P4] [UR] 23/07
Kennet Bridge Jn 08/58 [DR] 08/58 23/00 [UR] 23/01
Reading 09.00a ~ 09.16d [P14] [DFR] 09.01 ~ 09.16 22.55a ~ 22.58d [P12] 22.56 ~ 22.59
Oxford Road Jn 09/19 09/20 - -
Southcote Jn 09/22 09/22 - -
Theale 09w32 ~ 10w02 [UGL] ? - -
Newbury 10.19a ~ 10.22d [P1] 10.16 ~ 10.22 - -
Bedwyn 10/39 [P1] 10/38 - -
Woodborough 10/53 10/51 - -
Lavington 11/03 10/59 - -
Heywood Road Jn 11/11 11/08 - -
Reading West Jn - - 22/52 [UR] 22/53
Goring & Streatley - - 22/44 [P4] [UR] 22/46
Didcot East Jn - - 22/36 [UR] 22/36
Didcot Parkway - - 22.31a ~ 22.34d [P4] 22.30 ~ 22.36
Foxhall Jn - - 22/28 22/25
Milton Jn - - 21w58 ~ 22w24 [UR] ? ~ 22.19
Steventon - - 21/55 21/59
Wantage Road - - 21/51 21/55
Challow - - 21/48 21/51
Uffington - - 21/45 21/49
Swindon - - 21/34 [P4] 21/40
Wootton Bassett Jn - - 21/24 21/34
Chippenham - - 21/10 [P1] 21/23
Thingley East Jn - - 21/07 21/21
Thingley Jn - - 21/05 21/19
Melksham - - 20/59 ?
Bradford Jn - - 20/54 21/03
Trowbridge - - 20/52 [P1] 20/59
Westbury 11.18a ~ 11.20d [P1] 11.12 ~ 11.21 20.44a ~ 20.46d [P3] 20/53
Fairwood Jn 11/24 11/24 20/39 20/51
Clink Road Jn 11/30 11/30 20/34 20/46
Frome 11w33 ~ 11w46 11.33 ~ 11.46 20w19 ~ 20w31 20.30 ~ 20.42
Blatchbridge Jn 11/49 11/49 20/16 20/28
East Somerset Jn 11/54 11/55 20/11 20/23
Castle Cary 12/03 [P2] 12/04 20/02 [P1] 20/06
Somerton GF 12/12 12/12 19/51 19/55
Athelney LC 12/20 12/21 19/42 19/47
Cogload Jn 12/23 12/24 19/39 19/43
Taunton 12.28a ~ 12.36d [P2] 12.29 ~ 12.37 19.30a ~ 19.32d [P2] 19.25 ~ 19.27
Norton Fitzwarren 12/41 [RL] 12/41 19/25 [RL] 19/15
Bishops Lydeard 12L51a ~ 13L20d 12.51 ~ ??.?? [P2] 18L33a ~ 19L10d ??.?? ~ 19.05
Crowcombe Heathfield 13.35 ~ 13.48 ? 18/23 ?
Williton 14/00 ? 18/05 ?
Blue Anchor 14.25 ~ 14.27 ? 17.30 ~ 17.42 ?
Dunster ? ? ? ?
Minehead 14.42a ? 17.15d ?


Associated E.C.S. Workings

5Z50 : (????? with 60009 on rear) : Southall to London Paddington

Location Booked
Southall Depot 06.44d
Southall Yard 06.54 ~ 07.04
Southall East Jn 07/05
Hanwell Bridge Loop 07.07 ~ 07.17
Hanwell 07/19
West Ealing 07/22
Acton West 07/25
Ladbroke Grove 07/33
Portobello Jn 07/34
Royal Oak Jn 07/36
London Paddington 07.40a [P8]

5Z52 : (60009) : Slough to Southall

Location Booked
Slough 23.23d [P5]
Heathrow Airport Jn 23/33
Southall West Jn 23/45
Southall Yard 23.48 ~ 23.51
Southall Depot 00.01a


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