19th August 2017

Railway Touring Company
The West Somerset Steam Express

Locos Used D1010 'Western Campaigner' & steam: 60009 'Union of South Africa'
Stock Used (1) (35486)+99723+5032+4940+1860+5229+99121+99350+99712+3058+13320

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

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
D1010 Bishops Lydeard - Crowcombe Heathfield - Williton - Blue Anchor - Minehead
D1010 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 - Southall - London Paddington

Notes : 
(1) 35486 was only in the consist when 60009 was on the train.
(2) D1010 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.

Source : Guy Vincent

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
London Paddington 08/08d [P8] 08.08 23.02a [P2] 23.02
Royal Oak Jn 08/09 08/10 23/00 23/00
Portobello Jn 08/10 08/11 22/59 22/59
Ladbroke Grove 08/12 [DR] 08/11 22/58 [UM] 22/58
Acton West 08/16 [DR] 08/16 22/52 [UM] 22/54
West Ealing 08/18 ? 22/50 [UM] ?
Southall 08/22 [P3] [DR] 08/23 22/47 [UM] 22/50
Heathrow Airport Jn 08/27 [DR] 08/27 22/45 [UM] 22/48
Dolphin Jn 08/34 ? 22/38 [UR-UM] ?
Slough 08.36a ~ 08.38d [P4] [DR] 08.37 ~ 08.39 22.32a ~ 22.35d [P5] [UR] 22.35 ~ 22.39
Maidenhead 08/46 [P3] [DR] 08/47 22/25 [P4] [UR] 22/27
Twyford 08/52 [P3] [DR] 08/53 22/18 [P4] [UR] 22/21
Kennet Bridge Jn 08/58 [DR] 08/58 22/13 [UR] 22/15
Reading 09.00a ~ 09.16d [P14] [DFR] 09.01 ~ 09.16 22.07a ~ 22.10d [P11] 22.09 ~ 22.13
Oxford Road Jn 09/19 09/19 - -
Southcote Jn 09/22 09/21 - -
Theale 09w32 ~ 10w02 [UGL] ? - -
Newbury 10.19a ~ 10.22d [P1] 10.22 ~ 10.28 [P1] - -
Bedwyn 10/39 [P1] 10/45 - -
Woodborough 10/53 10/59 - -
Lavington 11/03 11/07 - -
Heywood Road Jn 11/11 11/13 - -
Reading High Level Jn - - 22/03 22/06
Goring & Streatley - - 21/55 [P2] [UM] 21/58
Didcot East Jn - - 21/47 [UM] 21/47
Didcot Parkway - - 21.34a ~ 21.45d [P4] 21.40 ~ 21.47
Foxhall Jn - - 21/31 21/34
Milton Jn - - 20w57 ~ 21w27 [UR] 20.59 ~ 21.31
Steventon - - 20/54 20/59
Wantage Road - - 20/50 20/54
Challow - - 20/47 20/49
Uffington - - 20/44 20/47
Swindon - - 20/33 [P4] 20/37
Wootton Bassett Jn - - 20/25 20/31
Chippenham - - 20/13 [P1] 20/20
Thingley East Jn - - 20/10 20/18
Thingley Jn - - 20/08 20/15
Melksham - - 20/04 ?
Bradford Jn - - 20/00 19/57
Trowbridge - - 19/58 [P1] 19/54
Westbury 11.18a ~ 11.20d [P1] 11.17 ~ 11.19 19.50a ~ 19.52d [P3] 19/48?
Fairwood Jn 11/24 11/22 19/45 19/45
Clink Road Jn 11/30 11/27 19/40 19/40
Frome 11w33 ~ 11w46 11.30 ~ 11.45 19w25 ~ 19w37 19.21 ~ 19.36
Blatchbridge Jn 11/49 11/48 19/22 19/20
East Somerset Jn 11/54 11/54 19/17 19/14
Castle Cary 12/03 [P2] 12/03 19/08 [P1] 19/05
Somerton GF 12/12 12/10 18/57 18/54
Athelney LC 12/20 12/19 18/48 18/46
Cogload Jn 12/23 12/22 18/45 18/43
Taunton 12.28a ~ 12.36d [P2] 12.27 ~ 12.30 [P2] 18.36a ~ 18.38d [P2] 18.16 ~ 18.34
Norton Fitzwarren 12/41 [RL] 12/34 18/31 [RL] ?
Bishops Lydeard 12L51a ~ 13L20d 12.44 ~ ??.?? [P2] 17L40a ~ 18L00d ??.?? ~ 18.00
Crowcombe Heathfield 13.35 ~ 13.48 ? 17/23 ?
Williton 14/00 ? 17.03 ~ 17.29 ?
Blue Anchor 14.25 ~ 14.27 ? 16/35 ?
Dunster ? ? ? ?
Minehead 14.42a ? 16.20d ?


Associated E.C.S. Workings

5Z50 : (57314 with 60009 on rear) : Southall to London Paddington
5Z52 : (57314? with 60009 on rear) : London Paddington to Southall

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Southall Depot 06.44d 00.14a
Southall Yard 06.54 ~ 07.04 23.54 ~ 00.04
Southall East Jn 07/05 23/52
Hanwell Bridge Loop 07.07 ~ 07.17 -
Hanwell 07/19 ?
West Ealing 07/22 ?
Acton West 07/25 23/47
Ladbroke Grove 07/33 23/41
Portobello Jn 07/34 23/39
Royal Oak Jn 07/36 23/38
London Paddington 07.40a [P8] 23.36d [P2]


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