17th May 1969

Stephenson Locomotive Society
Grand Diamond Jubilee Railtour

Locos Used 804 'Avenger' & 868 'Zephyr'
Stock Used load 10

Route :

Locos Route
804 + 868 London Paddington - Slough - Twyford - Reading - Didcot - Swindon - Westerleigh Jn - Stapleton Road - Dr Days Jn - North Somerset Jn - Bristol West - Taunton - Exeter St Davids - Newton Abbot - Totnes
804 + 868 Totnes - (reverse of outward route) - Exeter St Davids
804 + 868 Exeter St Davids - Exeter Central - Axminster - Yeovil Junction - Gillingham - Salisbury - London Waterloo

Notes :
(1) At Totnes passengers transferred (by bus) to the Dart Valley Light Railway at Buckfastleigh where round trips using steam locos 4555 & 6412 were laid on for participants; the trains ran to 'a point near Totnes', the then limit of passenger operation. It is recorded that the official re-opening of the DVLR took place four days later, on 21st May.


804 (still with 'D' prefix) & 868 wait to leave Paddington (photo: Bruce Nathan)

Source : Ian Clark (SLS)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Ian Clark (SLS) & Bruce Nathan)

Miles Location Booked Actual
0.0 Paddington 08.13d 08.13
9.1 Southall 08/22 08/22
18.5 Slough 08/30 08/29
24.2 Maidenhead 08/33 08/32
36.0 Reading 08/41 08/40
53.1 Didcot 08/53 08/52
77.3 Swindon 09/14 09/16
82.9 Wootton Bassett 09/18 09/23
100.0 Badminton 09/30 09/36
116.0 Stapleton Road 09/43 09/51
117.3 North Somerset Jn 09/47 09/59
117.8 St Phillips Marsh 09/49 10/01
118.4 Bristol West 09/51 10/04
151.3 Bridgwater 10/18 10/31
162.8 Taunton 10c30 ~ 10c33 10.42 ~ 10.45
193.6 Exeter St Davids 11/03 11/14
208.7 Teignmouth 11/22 11/30
213.8 Newton Abbot 11/30 11/37
222.5 Totnes 11.45a ~ 17.45d 11.52 ~ 17.45
231.2 Newton Abbot 18/02 17/58
251.4 Exeter St Davids 18.32 ~ 18.42 18.24 ~ 18.34
252.1 Exeter Central 18/46 18/37
268.8 Honiton 19/09 19/02
284.1 Chard Junction 19/22 19.19 ~ 19.21
301.0 Yeovil Junction 19/38 19.38 ~ 19.38
318.4 Gillingham 20.03 ~ 20.12 20.00 ~ 20.06
340.1 Salisbury 20.28 ~ 20.31 20.29 ~ 20.32
423.8 Waterloo 21.47a 22.00


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