6th October 1963

Home Counties Railway Society
Mendip Railtour

Locos Used 4103, 6148, 45552 'Silver Jubilee', 73110 'The Red Knight' & D7014

Route : 1X05 (?throughout?)

Loco(s) Route
45552 London Paddington - (via GWML) - Wootton Bassett - Chippenham - Bath Spa - St Annes Park Jn - St Phillips Marsh - Pylle Hill Jn
D7014 (1) Pylle Hill Jn - Bristol Temple Meads
4103 + 6148 Bristol Temple Meads - Yatton - Cheddar - Cranmore - Witham - Frome - Westbury
73110 Westbury - Salisbury - London Waterloo

Notes :
(1) Terry Jackson comments : The 'booked' timings are as detailed in the HCRS programme for the tour. However quite where they obtained the timings is open to question as many of the 'timing points' were never used by BR as such for through services and some of the timings themselves are a complete nonsense. I leave you to guess the answers for yourself. In addition the train was shown as running direct into Bristol Temple Meads but in fact performed the diversion shown above. I can't recall the reason now but the track was very welcome.
(2) 45552 on rear (see photo below of 45552 at Bristol Temple Meads)?
(3) Formed in 1955 and originally known as the 'Middlesex Loco Spotters Club', their name was changed in the late 1950's to the 'Home Counties Railway Club' then in January 1963 it changed again, to the 'Home Counties Railway Society'.


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.

Sources : Terry Jackson & Ron Walker

Photo Review


45552 at Bristol Temple Meads (photo: The Alan Sainty Collection)


4103 leads 6148 at Bristol Temple Meads (photo: The Alan Sainty Collection)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Terry Jackson & Ron Walker)

Miles Location Booked Actual
0 Paddington 09.05d [ML] 09.05
? Subway Jn ? 09/09
5 Ealing Broadway 09/18 09/15
18 Slough 09/28 09/37
24 Maidenhead 09/34 09/46
36 Reading General 09/46 09/57
53 Didcot 10/06 10/25
56 Steventon 10/10 10/30
66 Uffington 10/20 10/44
77 Swindon 10/34 10/57
83 Wootton Bassett 10/40 11/10
94 Chippenham 10/51 11/19
107 Bath Spa 11/06 11/32
108 Bristol Temple Meads 11L23a ~ 13L40d 12.00 ~ 13.40
130 Yatton 13w58 ~ 14w08 13.59 ~ 14.01
131 Congresbury 14/13 14/12
134 Sandford & Banwell 14/19 14/19
136 Winscombe 14/23 14/23
138 Axbridge 14/29 17/27
140 Cheddar 14p35a ~ 15p05d 14.31 ~ 15.05
142 Draycott 15/12 ?
144 Lodge Hill 15/19 ?
146 Wookey 15/30 15/17
147 Wells 15w37 ~ 15w47 15.20 ~ 15.47
153 Shepton Mallet 16/00 16/06
156 Cranmore 16/09 16/16
159 Wanstrow 16/17 16/21
162 Witham 16/24 16/26
167 Frome 16/33 16/34
172 Westbury 16L42a ~ 17L27d 16.45 ~ 17.33
175 Dilton Marsh Halt 17/30 17/35
178 Warminster 17/40 17/41
? Hextesbury ? 17/44
? Codford ? 17/45
? Wylye ? 17/52
? Wishford ? 17/57
? Wilton ? 17/59
198 Salisbury 18.00a ~ 18.10d 18.03 ~ 18.10
? Porton ? ?
203 Andover Jn 18/30 18/30
215 Overton 18/38 18/38
233 Basingstoke 18/45 18/48
239 Hook 18/50 18/51
245 Fleet 18/55 18/58
248 Farnborough 19/00 19/01
247 Woking 19/08 19/06
252 Weybridge 19/10 19/10
257 Surbiton 19/14 19/18
259 Wimbledon 19/16 19/23
? Hampton Court Jn 19/18 19/25
267 Clapham Junction 19/28 19/28
271 Waterloo 19.35a 19.38


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