16th October 1971

Merchant Navy L.P.S. / The Bullied Pacific P.S. / Southern Locomotive Preservation Company Ltd
The Western Trooper Rail Tour

Locos Used 1033 'Western Trooper', 1746, 7073 & Steam: AD98 'The Royal Engineer' & AD197 'The Sapper'
Stock Used Booked for load 10 formed: BSK, 2x SO, BG, SO, buffet car, 3x SO, BSK

Route :

Loco Route
1033 London Waterloo - Clapham Junction - Twickenham - Staines - Ascot - Wokingham - Reading - Didcot - Oxford - Bicester London Road
AD197 Bicester London Road - Ambrossan - Arncott
AD197 Arncott - Ambrossan - Bicester London Road
1033 Bicester London Road - Oxford
1746 Oxford - Banbury - Leamington Spa - Hatton - Bearley West Jn - Stratford Upon Avon - Long Marston
AD98 Long Marston - North Gate - Exchange Sidings
7073 Long Marston Exchange Sidings - Toddington - Cheltenham Malvern Road - Gloucester Yard Jn - Standish Jn Stroud - Swindon - Didcot - Reading - Slough - Ealing Broadway - Old Oak Common - North Pole Jn - Kensington Olympia - Latchmere Jn - Clapham Junction


From Andrew Fairholm's ticket collection.

Sources : John Clifford (on the train throughout) & The Bluebell Railway Museum

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Terry Jackson, John Clifford & The Bluebell Railway Museum)

Location Booked Actual
Waterloo 08.59d 08.59
Queens Road 09/04 09/05
Clapham Junction 09/07 09/07
Barnes 09/11 09/11
Twickenham 09/18 09/18
Feltham Jn 09/22 09/21
Staines 09.29a ~ 09.31d 09.27 ~ 09.31
Virginia Water 09/40 09.41a ~ 09.41d
Ascot 09/53 09/56
Bracknell 09p58a ~ 10p06d 10.01a ~ 10.06d
Wokingham 10/13 10/12
Earley 10/18 10/17
Reading 10.23a ~ 10.25d 10.23 ~ 10.26
Didcot East Jn 10/43 10/42
Didcot North Jn 10/44 10/44
Oxford 10*56 ~ 10*58 11.01 ~ 11.02
Bicester London Road 11L20a 11.26
Bicester MoD trip - -
Bicester London Road 13L40d 13.44
Oxford 14L05a ~ 14L15d 14.08 ~ 14.16
Wolvercot Jn 14/21 14.22a ~ 14.24d
Heyford 14/32 14/33
Aynho Jn 14/37 14/37
Banbury 14/42 14/42
Leamington Spa 15/09 14/59
Hatton 15/17 15/08
Hatton West Jn 15/19 15/09
Bearley Jn 15/27 15.17a ~ 15.20d
Stratford on Avon 15/32 15.30a ~ 15.33d
Evesham Road Crossing 15/34 15/35
Long Marston 15L45a 15.44
tour of MoD Long Marston - -
Long Marston 18L00d 17.58
Honeybourne West Loop 18/07 18/06
Lansdown Jn 18/40 18/38
Barnwood Jn 18/46 18/44
Gloucester Yard 18*48 ~ 18*50 18.45 ~ 18.50
Tuffley Jn 18/53 18/56
Standish Jn 18/59 18/59
Stroud 19/04 19/05
Kemble 19/17 19/23
Loco Jn 19/29 19/36
Swindon 19*31 ~ 19*33 19.37 ~ 19.40
Challow 19/46 19/52
Didcot 19/56 20/00
Reading General 20.09a ~ 20.11d 20.16 ~ 20.20
Twyford 20/17 20/26
Slough 20/26 20/36
Southall 20/33 20/43
Ealing Broadway 20.40a ~ 20.42d 20.47 ~ 20.49
Old Oak Common East 20*49 ~ 20*51 20/55
North Pole Jn 20/54 20/57
Kensington Olympia 20*59 ~ 21*01 21.03 ~ 21.06
Latchmere Jn 21/08 21/13
Clapham Junction 21.10a 21.16


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