22nd March 1969

Gilks-Grenside
(Educational Specials Numbers 4 & 5)

DMU Used set 502

Route : 1Z20 throughout

DMU Route
as listed Kingston (bay platform) - Teddington - Twickenham - Richmond - South Acton - Acton Wells Jn - Neasden Jn - West Ruislip - Princes Risborough (Aylesbury Bay) (2)
as listed Princes Risborough (Aylesbury Bay) (2) - Kings Sutton Jn
as listed Kings Sutton Jn - Adderbury
as listed Adderbury - Kings Sutton - Leamington Spa - Coventry - Bedworth - Nuneaton Trent Valley - Water Orton - Sutton Park - Walsall - Wednesbury - Dudley - Stourbridge Junction - Kidderminster - Bewdley (3)
as listed Bewdley (3) - Hartlebury - Worcester Shrub Hill - Evesham - Oxford - (via Didcot avoiding line) (4) - Reading West - Basingstoke

Notes :
(1) Chris Totty comments: Unsure why this was described as 'Educational Specials' No's 4 & 5 as appears to have only been one train?
(2) Chris Totty comments: The trip into the Aylesbury Bay at Princes Risborough involved going up the Aylesbury branch, reversing into the bay, back up the branch and reversing into the station, just to avoid a booked working which stopped at Risborough!
(3)
Chris Totty comments: The train was supposed to go up the Severn Valley to Alveley Sidings but this had just closed and the line was 'out of use' so this was one bit we didn't manage to do, until the SVR came along!
(4) Was booked via Didcot station.


The train is seen here at Adderbury (photo: The Bob Mitchell Collection)

Source : Chris Totty

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Chris Totty)

Location Booked
Kingston 08.35d
Teddington 08/38
Twickenham 08/43
Richmond 08.47a ~ 08.48d
Gunnersbury 08/54
South Acton 08/57
Acton Wells Jn 09/02
Neasden Jn 09/09
Neasden South Jn 09/11
Northolt Jn East 09/21
West Ruislip 09c24a ~ 09c26d
High Wycombe 09.42a ~ 09.45d
Princes Risborough 09.58a ~ 10.25d
Bicester North 10/45
Ardley 10/50
Aynho Jn 10/55
Kings Sutton Jn 10.58 ~ 11.00
Adderbury 11p11a ~ 11p21d
Kings Sutton Jn 11.32 ~ 11.33
Banbury 11/38
Leamington Spa 11/53
Kenilworth Jn 12.05 ~ 12.11
Coventry 12/11
Three Spires Jn 12/24
Nuneaton TV 12c33 ~ 12c35
Abbey Jn 12/39
Whitacre 12/58
Water Orton 13/02
Sutton Park 13p12a ~ 13p25d
Walsall 13c42 ~ 13c44
Wednesbury 13/53
Dudley 14/00
Stourbridge Junction 14/13
Kidderminster 14/25
Bewdley 14/35
Alveley Sidings 15.05a
Bridgnorth a ~ d
Alveley Sidings 17.05d
Bewdley 17/35
Hartlebury 17/47
Cutnall Green 17/52
Droitwich Spa 17/58
Tunnel Jn 18/05
Worcester Shrub Hill 18c08 ~ 18c10
Norton Jn 18/14
Evesham 18/26
Honeybourne 18/31
Moreton-in-Marsh 18.47 ~ 18.55
Kingham 19/05
Ascott-under-Wychwood 19/13
Wolvercot Jn 19/27
Oxford 19/32 [through line]
Didcot North Jn 19/44
Didcot 19/46
Didcot East Jn [ML]
Oxford Road Jn 20/10
Reading West 20c11a ~ 20c13d
Basingstoke 20.35a


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