8th December 1963

Home Counties Railway Society
Third Swindon Special

Loco Used 72006 'Clan Mackenzie'

Route :

Loco Route
72006 London Paddington - (via GWML) - Swindon - Swindon Works
72006 Swindon Works - Swindon - (via GWML) - London Paddington

Notes :
(1) For Works & Shed visit.
(2) Terry Jackson comments : The 'booked' timings are as detailed in the tour programme but they and some of the timing points should be treated with some caution. Despite the usual Sunday obstructions which always seemed to abound on the Western, the Clan did quite well with a heavy load although it would have been interesting to see how it performed with a decent timing and a clear road.
(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'.

Sources : Terry Jackson & Ron Walker

Photo Review


72006 'Clan Mackenzie' waits to leave Paddington (photo: Philip Alexander)


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Terry Jackson, John Debens & Ron Walker)

Miles Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual Miles
0 Paddington 10.40d 10.40   17.30a 17.25 78
1 Westbourne Park 10/44 10/44   ? ? ?
5 Ealing Broadway 10/49 10/52   17/20 17/08 72
9 Southall 10/53 10/56   17/16 17/05 68
13 West Drayton 10/58 11/04   17/11 17/00 64
18 Slough 11/03 11/10   17/07 16/55 59
21 Burnham 11/06 11/13   17/05 16/53 56
22 Taplow 11/07 11/15   17/03 16/51 55
24 Maidenhead 11/09 11/24   17/01 [ML] 16/49 53
31 Twyford 11/17 11/35   16/46 16/43 47
36 Reading General 11/22 11/42   16/42 [RL] 16/36 42
41 Pangbourne 11/28 11/47   16/34 16/30 37
48 Cholsey & Moulsford 11/35 11/55   16/28 16/24 30
53 Didcot 11/42 11/58   16/22 [ML] 16/19 25
56 Steventon 11/46 12/01   16/18 16/16 22
60 Wantage Road 11/50 12/05   16/13 16/12 18
66 Uffington 11/56 12/11   16/07 16/06 12
71 Shrivenham 12/02 12/15   16/00 16/00 7
77 Swindon 12/13 12/24   15/52 15/46 1
78 Swindon Works Yard 12.25a 12.41   15.40d 15.39 0


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