2nd October 1971

British Rail (W.R.)
Farewell to Ashburton

Locos Used 1660 & steam: 1638, 4588 & 6435

Route : 1Z45 throughout

Loco(s) Route
1660 London Paddington - Slough - Reading - Southcote Jn - Newbury - (via Westbury & Frome avoiding lines) - Castle Cary - Curry Rivel Jn - Cogload Jn - Taunton - Tiverton Junction - Exeter St Davids - Newton Abbot - Totnes (BR)
1660 (1) Totnes (BR) - Totnes Riverside (Jn)
1660 Totnes Riverside (Jn) - Totnes Riverside
6435 + 1638 Totnes Riverside - Staverton Bridge - Buckfastleigh - Ashburton (2)
4588 Ashburton - Buckfastleigh - Staverton Bridge - Totnes Riverside
1660 Totnes Riverside - (reverse of outward route) - Cogload Jn - (via Weston-super-Mare avoiding line) - Bristol Temple Meads - Bath Spa - Chippenham - Swindon - Didcot - Reading - Slough - London Paddington

Notes:
(1) 1660 propelling.
(2) Last through train to Ashburton.


Bernard Mills caught the train rounding Ashburton curve.

Sources : John Broderick & Kevin Driscoll

Timings (Actual only)
(from John Broderick &
Kevin Driscoll)

Location Booked Actual
London Paddington 08.25d 08.25d
Slough ? 09.09d
Maidenhead ? 09/16
Twyford ? 09/21
Reading ? 09.26a ~ 09.29d
Reading West ? 09/31
Theale ? 09/39
Newbury ? 09.52a ~ 09.56d
Hungerford ? 10/06
Bedwyn ? 10/10
Severnake West ? 10/13
Patney ? 10/24
Heywood Road Jn ? 10/33
Fairwood Jn ? 10/36
Clink Road Jn ? 10/39
Blatchbridge Jn ? 10/40
Witham ? 10/45
Bruton ? 10/51
Curry Rivel Jn ? 11/05
Taunton ? 11.19a ~ 11.21d
Norton Fitzwarren ? 11/30
Wellington ? 11/36
Tiverton Junction ? 11/44
Exeter St Davids ? 11.59a ~ 12.01d
Dawlish Warren ? 12/15
Teignmouth ? 12/23
Newton Abbot ? 12/30
Totnes 12.50a 12.44
Totnes Riverside 13.10d 13.09
Staverton Bridge ? 13.19 ~ 13.?9
Buckfastleigh ? 13/33
Ashburton 14.00a ~ 15.05d 13.55a ~ 15.08d
Buckfastleigh 15.20a ~ 16.45d 15.16a ~ 16.45
Staverton Bridge ? 17/01
Totnes Riverside 17.10a 17.11
Totnes 17.50d 17.48d
Newton Abbot ? 18/03
Teignmouth ? 18/09
Dawlish Warren ? 18/13
Exeter St Davids ? 18/31
Tiverton Junction ? 18/44
Wellington ? 18/51
Norton Fitzwarren ? 18/55
Taunton ? 18.58a ~ 19.06d
Bridgwater ? 19/17
Highbridge & Burnham ? 19/22
Uphill Jn ? 19/28
Worle Jn ? 19/30
Yatton ? 19.42a ~ 19.43d
Bristol Temple Meads ? 20.02a ~ 20.05d
Bath Spa ? 20/17
Chippenham ? 20/29
Swindon ? 20/42
Didcot ? 21/04
Goring & Streatley ? 21/10
Pangbourne ? 21/12
Tilehurst ? 21/14
Reading ? 21.20a ~ 21.21d
Twyford ? 21/27
Maidenhead ? 21/32
Slough ? 21.39a
London Paddington 22.23a 22.20a


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