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 (Actual Only)
(from
Roger Geach and Bernard Mills)

Location (Booked) Actual
Paddington (09.14d) 09.21
Old Oak West Jn 09/27
Greenford East Jn 09/32
Greenford South Jn 09/34
Hanwell & Elthorne 09/41
Southall 09.45a ~ 09.58d
Brentford (Firestone Sidings) 10.14a ~ 10.18d
Southall 10.30a ~ 10.42d
Hayes & Harlington 10/46
West Drayton 10.49a ~ 10.50d
Staines 11.14a ~ 11.20d
West Drayton Yard 11.45a ~ 11.48d
Slough 11/57
Reading (centre road) 12.16a ~ 12.30d
Southcote Jn 12.59a ~ 13.11d
Reading 13.24a ~ 13.45d
Radley 14.15a ~ 14.21d
Abington 14.31a ~ 14.39d
Radley 14.46a ~ 14.51d
Oxford (centre road) 14/58
Yarnton 15/06
Eynsham 15.14a ~ 15.17d
Witney 15.32a ~ 15.37d
Oxford 16/08
Morris Cowley 16.18a ~ 16.23d
Kennington Jn 16.30a ~ 16.50d
Didcot East Jn 16/59
Reading 17.17a ~ 17.19d
Southall 17/43
Paddington 17.55a


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