17th September 1966

Great Western Society (Reading Group)
Cookham Manor Rail Tour

Loco Used 7808 'Cookham Manor'

Route : 1X85 ?throughout?

Loco Route
7808 Birmingham Snow Hill - Solihull - Hatton - Leamington Spa - Fenny Compton - Banbury - Aynho Jn - Princes Risborough - High Wycombe - Ruislip - Greenford - Southall - Slough - Taplow (1) - Reading - Didcot - Oxford - Aynho Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Birmingham Snow Hill

Notes :
(1) For open day at Taplow (alongside the mainline). 6106 was booked to be giving mile rides pulling an Ocean Saloon (no. 9118). Special fares were available from many locations, all using service trains, to get to Taplow. Locos on display at Taplow were 4079 & 3205.

Sources : Robert Darlaston, Neil H Treadwell (joined the train at Leamington Spa)
& Mike Morant

Photo Review


7808 passing Hanwell & Elthorne (photo: The Mike Morant colection)


7808 & 4079 at Taplow (photos: Robert Darlaston)


7808 paused at Oxford on the return leg (photos: Robert Darlaston)


Timings (Booked Only)
(from John Debens)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Birmingham Snow Hill 10.15d 18.50a
Solihull ? ?
Hatton ? ?
Leamington Spa 10.41a ~ 10.44d 18.14a ~ 18.17d
Fenny Compton ? ?
Banbury 11w12a ~ 11w18d 17.44a ~ 17.50d
Aynho Jn ? ?

 

Location Booked
Ardley 11/32
Ashendon Jn 11/44
Princes Risborough 11/55
High Wycombe 12w07 ~ 12w13
Beaconsfield ?
Denham ?
Ruislip ?
Greenford 12c36 ~ 12c38
Southall 12/50
Slough ?
Taplow 13.13a ~ 16.15d
Reading 16/32
Radley ?
Didcot ?
Oxford 17w06 ~ 17w13
Wolvercot Jn ?
Heyford 17/31

Timings continue in first table.

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