24th May 1969

British Rail (W.R.)
Western Branch Line Tour

DMU Used 10-cars

Route :

DMU Route
as listed London Paddington - Old Oak West Jn - Greenford East Jn - Greenford South Jn - Hanwell & Elthorne - Southall
as listed Southall - Brentford (Firestone Sidings) (1)
as listed Brentford (Firestone Sidings) - Southall - Hayes & Harlington - West Drayton - Colnbrook - Staines West
as listed Staines West - Colnbrook - West Drayton (2)
as listed West Drayton - Slough - Reading - Southcote Jn (3)
as listed Southcote Jn - Reading
as listed Reading - Radley
as listed Radley - Abingdon
as listed Abingdon - Radley - Oxford - Wolvercot Jn - Yarnton - Eynsham - Witney
as listed Witney - Eynsham - Yarnton - Wolvercot Jn - Oxford - Kennington Jn - Morris Cowley
as listed Morris Cowley - Kennington Jn
as listed Kennington Jn - Didcot East Jn - Reading - Maidenhead - Slough - London Paddington

Notes :
(1) To end of line.
(2) Booked reversal point was West Drayton Yard.
(3) Brian Halford comments: I am sure the train went past Southcote Jn into Reading Central Goods (confirmation someone please?).

Sources : Roger Geach and Bernard Mills & Brian Halford

Photo Review


View from the train at Colnbrook (photo: Ian Baker, courtesy of Nick Catford)


From Simon Greenaway's ticket collection.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from
Alan Restell, Roger Geach & Bernard Mills)

Location Booked Actual
Paddington 09.14d [RL] 09.21
Old Oak West Jn 09/22 09/27
Greenford East Jn 09/30 09/32
Greenford South Jn 09/35 09/34
Hanwell & Elthorne 09/42 09/41
Southall E. stn. [ML] ?
Southall 09.46a 09.45a ~ 09.58d
Brentford (Firestone Sidings) ? 10.14a ~ 10.18d
Southall ? 10.30a ~ 10.42d
Southall W. stn. 10.29d [ML] ?
Hayes & Harlington ? 10/46
West Drayton E. [RL] ?
West Drayton 10.36 ~ 10.37 10.49a ~ 10.50d
Staines West 10.57 ~ 11.03 11.14a ~ 11.20d
West Drayton Yard 11.23 ~ 11.26 [RL] 11.45a ~ 11.48d
Slough (Dolphin) [ML] ?
Slough 11/36 11/57
Maidenhead 11/41 ?
Twyford 11/47 ?
Reading General (centre road) 11.52 ~ 11.53 12.16a ~ 12.30d
Southcote Jn 11/57 12.59a ~ 13.11d
Reading Central 12.03a 13.24a ~ 13.45d
Reading Goods 12.09d ?
Southcote Jn 12/15 ?
Reading W.M. [RL] ?
Reading General [No.7 Bay] 12.18 ~ 12.46 [RL]  
Didcot East Jn 13/06 ?
Didcot North Jn 13/08 ?
Radley 13.14 ~ 13.18 14.15a ~ 14.21d
Abington 13.28 ~ 13.33 14.31a ~ 14.39d
Radley 13.43 ~ 13.46 14.46a ~ 14.51d
Oxford (centre road) 13.54 ~ 13.56 14/58
Wolvercot Jn 14/00 ?
Yarnton 14.03 ~ 14.05 15/06
Eynsham ? 15.14a ~ 15.17d
Witney 14.35 ~ 14.45 15.32a ~ 15.37d
Yarnton 15.15 ~ 15.17  
Wolvercot Jn 15/19  
Oxford 15.23 ~ 15.25 16/08
Kennington Jn 15/30 ?
Morris Cowley 15.40 ~ 15.46 16.18a ~ 16.23d
Kennington Jn 15.56 ~ 16.00 16.30a ~ 16.50d
Didcot North Jn 16/12 ?
Didcot East Jn 16/14 [ML] 16/59
Reading General 16.33 ~ 16.35 17.17a ~ 17.19d
Twyford 16/42 ?
Maidenhead 16/48 ?
Slough 16/53 ?
Southall 17/02 17/43
Westbourne Park 17/12 ?
Paddington 17.15a 17.55a


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