23rd September 2017

UK Railtours
The Atlantic Coast Express

Locos Used 67030 & steam: 35028 'Clan Line'
Stock Used 17096+21269+3123+3149+1691+3098+3097+3147+1832+4949+4946+4959

Route :
1Z63 : London Victoria to Exeter St Davids
1Z65 : Exeter St Davids to London Victoria

Loco(s) Route
35028 (1) London Victoria - Grosvenor Bridge Jn - Stewarts Lane Jn - Longhedge Jn - Clapham Junction - Barnes - Richmond - Twickenham - Feltham - Staines - Virginia Water - Addlestone Jn - Byfleet & New Haw - Woking - Farnborough Main - Basingstoke - Worting Jn - Andover - Salisbury - Gillingham - Templecombe - Sherborne - Yeovil Junction - Axminster - Honiton - Exeter Central - Exeter St Davids
35028 Exeter St Davids - Taunton - Cogload Jn - Castle Cary - Blatchbridge Jn - Frome - Clink Road Jn - Westbury - Trowbridge - Bradford Jn - Melksham - Chippenham - Wootton Bassett Jn - Swindon - Didcot Parkway - Reading - Wokingham - Ascot - Virginia Water - (reverse of outward route) - London Victoria

Notes :
(1) Banked by 67030 from London Victoria to Grosvenor Bridge.
(2) John Clifford comments: This tour was originally due to run on 27th May 2017 but was postponed as 35028 was not ready following its overhaul. It had been advertised as starting from and returning to London Waterloo. However, because of engineering work, it was revised to a London Victoria start and finish. Furthermore, the return route was to be via Newbury, but was changed to that shown due to the engine being out of gauge at Thatcham. A wreath was carried on the engine in memory of David Sheppard, president of the Merchant Navy Locomotive Preservation Society, who had died shortly before the tour ran. On the day the coaches had a late start from Wembley (I do not know why) and reached Victoria shortly after we had been due to depart. Some good running ensued so that we were only a few minutes late arriving at the Salisbury water stop. Here the engine was detached from the train and went to platform no.1 to take water. Exeter was reached on time. The return journey started almost on time. There was further good work from the engine and, by omitting the Taunton stop, we were almost 20 minutes early approaching the Frome water stop. The 15.08 Worcester Shrub Hill - Weymouth was running late so we waited at Blatchbridge Jn for it to make its Frome stop before we were let into the station. All this meant we left late and lost a bit more time negotiating the junction at Westbury. At Thingley Jn we had to let the 18.32 Bristol Temple Meads - London Paddington get ahead, but this had a Chippenham stop which lost us more time. At Swindon we caught up the 18.32 which had spent some time there, presumably with a problem. We waited on the through line for it to go. Once away from there we had some good running, but not enough to make up much time. After getting on to the South Western Line at Reading we caught up the 21.01 Windsor - Waterloo at Twickenham which we followed to Clapham Junction. Arrival back at London Victoria was 26 minutes late.


35028 passing Tisbury Loop (photo: Mark V.Pike)

Source : John Clifford & David Lodwick (both on the tour)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford & David Lodwick)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
London Victoria 07.13d [P2] [ML] 07.26 [P2] [ML]   21.50a [P2] 22.16 [P2]
Sig.VS?? - -   ? 22.10 ~ 22.13
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 07/17 07/29   21/45 [SL] 22/08 [SL]
Stewarts Lane Jn 07/21 [RVL] 07/32 [RVL]   21/42 [RVL] 22/06
Longhedge Jn 07/25 07.33 ~ 07.34   21/40 22/04
Clapham Junction 07.32a ~ 07.34d [P5] [DF] 07.41 ~ 07.42 [P5] [DF]   21.31a ~ 21.36d [P4] 21.59 ~ 22.00 [P3]
Barnes 07/39 [P3] 07/49 [P3]   21/21 [P1] [UF] 21/52 [P1] [US]
Richmond 07/42 [P1] 07/53 [P1]   21/13 [P2] 21/45 [P2]
St Margarets 07/44 ?   21/11 21/41 [P2]
Twickenham 07/45 [P5] 07/55 [P5]   21/10 [P4] 21/39 [P4] [FL]
Twickenham Jn 07/46 ?   21/10 [FL] 21/38 [FL]
Whitton Jn 07/49 07/58   21/07 21/36
Feltham Jn 07/51 07/59   21/07 21/35
Feltham 07/52 [P2] 08/00 [P2]   21/05 [P1] 21/34 [P1]
Staines 08.01a ~ 08.03d [P2] 08.05 ~ 08.06 [P2]   20.55a ~ 20.57d [P1] 21.24 ~ 21.26 [P1]
Virginia Water 08/14 [P4] 08/15 [P4]   20/46 [P1] 21/16 [P1]

 

Location Booked Actual
Addlestone Jn 08/25 08/25
Byfleet & New Haw 08/28 [DS] 08/26 [DS]
Woking 08/34 [P5] 08/33 [P5] [DS]
Woking Jn 08/35 [DF] 08/35 [DF]
Farnborough (Main) 08/46 08/45 [DF]
Basingstoke 08.57a ~ 08.59d [P2] [DF] 08.59 ~ 09.01 [P2] [DF]
Worting Jn 09/02 09/06
Andover 09/19 [P2] 09/20 [P2]
Tunnel Jn 09/39 09/33
Salisbury 09w43a ~ 10w20d [P4] 09.36 ~ 10.22 [P4]
Wilton Jn 10/25 10/28
Wilton South  10/27 10/29
Tisbury Loop 10/37 10/39 [ML]
Gillingham 10.47 ~ 10.53 [P1] 10.50 ~ 10.51 [P1]
Templecombe 11/05 [DM] 11/02 [DM]
Sherborne 11/13 [P2] 11/09 [P2]
Yeovil Junction 11.22 ~ 11.28 [P2] 11.17 ~ 11.30 [P2]
Crewkerne 11/41 11/43
Chard Jn 11w53 ~ 12w14 11.56 ~ 12.14 [Loop]
Axminster East Jn 12/22 [DM] 12/22 [DM]
Axminster 12/24 [P2] 12/23 [P2]
Axminster West Jn 12/26 12/24
Honiton 12.41 ~ 12.58 [P1] 12.40 ~ 12.55 [P1]
Pinhoe 13/17 13/12 [P2]
Exmouth Jn  13/21 13.17 ~ 13.19
Exeter Central 13.25a ~ 13.29d [P2] 13.26 ~ 13.30 [P2]
Exeter St Davids 13.34a [P3] ~ 16.31d [P4] 13.34 [P3] ~ 16.31 [P4]
Cowley Bridge Jn 16/34 16/36
Tiverton Loop 16/47 16/49 [UM]
Tiverton Parkway 16/49 [P2] 16/51 [P2]
Whiteball 16/54 16/54
Norton Fitzwarren 17/02 17/01
Taunton 17.05 ~ 17.10 [P4] 17/03 [P4]
Cogload Jn 17/18 17/07
Athelney LC 17/20 17/09
Somerton GF 17/29 17/16
Castle Cary 17/41 [P1] 17/25 [P1]
East Somerset Jn 17/52 17/33
Blatchbridge Jn 17/56 17.39 ~ 17.58
Frome 17w59 ~ 18w14 18.03 ~ 18.18
Clink Road Jn 18/17 18/23
Fairwood Jn 18/21 18/29
Westbury 18/24 [P3] 18/34 [P3]
Trowbridge 18/30 [P1] ?
Bradford Jn 18/32 18/45
Melksham 18/36 ?
Thingley Jn 18/40 18/59
Thingley East Jn 18/41 19/01
Chippenham 18/43 [P2] 19/07 [P2]
Wootton Bassett Jn 18/54 19/20
Swindon 19/02 [UM] 19.29 ~ 19.30 [UM]
Uffington 19/13 19/42
Challow 19/16 19/43 [UM]
Wantage Road 19/17 19/45
Milton Jn 19w22 ~ 19w42 [RL] 19.53 ~ 20.14
Foxhall Jn 19/45 20/20
Didcot Parkway 19/47 [P4] [UR] 20/23 [P4] [UR]
Didcot East Jn 19/48 [UR] 20/24 [UR]
Goring & Streatley 19/55 [P4] [UR] 20/31 [P4] [UR]
Reading West Jn 20/04 [UR] 20/37 [UR]
Reading 20.06a ~ 20.09d [P14] 20.40 ~ 20.44 [P14]
Reading Southern Jn 20/10 20/47
Reading Spur Jn 20/11 20/48
Earley 20/14 20/51
Wokingham 20/20 [P1] 20/56 [P1]
Ascot 20/31 [P1] 21/07 [P1]

Timings continue in first table.

Associated E.C.S. & Light Engine Moves

5Z62 : (67030) : Wembley Yard to Battersea Loop
5Z62 : (35028 with 67030 on rear) : Battersea Loop to Stewarts Lane Jn
5Z62 : (67030 with 35028 on rear) : Stewarts Lane Jn to London Victoria

Location Booked Actual
Wembley Yard 05.42d  
Wembley Yard South Jn 05/49  
Willesden No.7 Jn 05/52  
Willesden West London Jn 05/55  
Mitre Bridge Jn 05/58  
North Pole Jn ?  
Kensington Olympia 06/04  
Latchmere Jn 06/10  
Longhedge Jn 06/12  
Stewarts Lane Jn 06/14  
Battersea Loop 06.17 ~ 06.42  
Stewarts Lane Jn 06.45 ~ 06.48  
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 06/50  
London Victoria 06.55a [P2] 07.16 [P2]

5Z66 : (35028 with 17096) : Stewarts Lane T&RSMD to Battersea Loop

Location Booked
Stewarts Lane T&RSMD 06.17d
Stewarts Lane Jn 06/20
Battersea Loop 06.23a

0Z63 : (67030) : London Victoria to Wembley Yard

Location Booked
London Victoria 07.13d [P2]
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 07.17 ~ 07.22
Stewarts Lane Jn 07/27
Longhedge Jn 07/36
Latchmere Jn 07/51
Kensington Olympia 08/01
North Pole Jn ?
Mitre Bridge Jn 08/07
Willesden West London Jn 08/09
Willesden No.7 Jn 08/12
Wembley Yard South Jn 08/14
Wembley Yard 08.19a

5Z64 : (35028) : Exeter St Davids to Exeter Riverside Yard
5Z64 : (35028) : Exeter Riverside Yard to Exeter St Davids (propel)

Location Booked Actual
Exeter St Davids 13.38d [P3]  
Exeter Riverside Yard 13.41a ~ 16.20d  
Exeter St Davids 16.23a [P4] 16.20 [P4]

0Z65 : (67030) : Wembley Yard to London Victoria

Location Booked
Wembley Yard 21.10d
Wembley Yard South Jn 21/17
Willesden No.7 Jn 21/19
Willesden West London Jn 21/22
Mitre Bridge Jn 21/26
North Pole Jn ?
Kensington Olympia 21/33
Latchmere Jn 21/39
Longhedge Jn 21/43
Stewarts Lane Jn 21/47
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 21/53
London Victoria 21.55a [P2]

5Z65 : (67030 with 35028 on rear) : London Victoria to Stewarts Lane Jn
5Z65 : (35028 with 67030 on rear) : Stewarts Lane Jn to Battersea Loop
5Z65 : (67030) : Battersea Loop to Eastleigh Arlington

Location Booked
London Victoria 22.15d [P2]
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 22/18
Stewarts Lane Jn 22.20 ~ 22.23
Battersea Loop 22.25 ~ 22.44
Stewarts Lane Jn 22/47
Longhedge Jn 22/50
Clapham Junction 22/55
Barnes 23/00
Brentford 23/08
Hounslow 23.13 ~ 23.20
Feltham Jn 23/24
Feltham 23/25
Staines 23/30
Virginia Water 23/38
Addlestone Jn 23/47
Byfleet & New Haw 23/49
Woking 23/54
Woking 23/55
Farnborough Main 00/04
Basingstoke 00/26
Worting Jn 00/30
Winchester 00/47
Shawford Jn 00/50
Eastleigh 00.55 ~ 00.56
Eastleigh Arlington 01.06a

0Z66 : (35028) : Battersea Loop - Longhedge Jn - Factory Jn - Battersea Loop
(Loco turning trip)

Location Booked
Battersea Loop 22.50d
Stewarts Lane Jn 22/53
Longhedge Jn 22.55 ~ 22.57
Factory Jn 23.00 ~ 23.02
Stewarts Lane Jn 23/05
Battersea Loop 23.10a

5Z67 : (35028 with 17096) : Battersea Loop to Stewarts Lane T&RSMD

Location Booked
Battersea Loop 23.22d
Stewarts Lane Jn 23/25
Stewarts Lane T&RSMD 23.35a


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