14th October 1972

Locomotive Club of Great Britain
Welsh Borderer

Locos Used 1583 & steam: 6000 'King George V' & 45596 'Bahamas'
Stock Used 9 coaches (?including W9135E?)

Route : 1Z55 throughout

Loco Route
1583 London Paddington - Southall - Slough - Maidenhead - Twyford - Reading - Didcot - Swindon - Stroud - Standish Jn - Gloucester Yard Jn - Horton Road Jn - Gloucester Central - Awre - Chepstow - Severn Tunnel Junction - Newport
6000 Newport - Maindee North Jn - Abergavenny - Pontrilas - Hereford Barr Court
5596 Hereford Barr Court - Shelwick Jn - Leominster - Craven Arms - Shrewsbury
1583 Shrewsbury - Wellington - Cosford - Wolverhampton - Dudley Port - Birmingham New Street - Proof House Jn - Bordesley Jn - Tyseley - Hatton - Leamington Spa - Banbury - Oxford - Didcot North Jn - Didcot East Jn - Reading - Maidenhead - Slough - London Paddington

Notes :
(1) Reported as 6000's third mainline run after returning to the mainline. A stop was made at Didcot to visit the GWS open day.

Sources : Peter Gomm (from contemporary sources), John Broderick & Dick Franklin

Photo Review


6000 paused at Pontypool Road for photos (photo: Bruce Nathan)


5596 seen here during the photo-stop at Ludow (photo: Bruce Nathan)


From Andrew Fairholm's ticket collection.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Broderick, Dick Franklin & Bruce Nathan)

M.C Location Booked Actual
0.00 Paddington 08.35d 08.34
9.06 Southall 08/46 08/44
18.36 Slough 08/53 08/50
24.19 Maidenhead 08/57 08/54
29.51 Ruscombe [RL] ?
31.01 Twyford 09/04 09/00
35.78 Reading 09.10a ~ 09.15d 09.06 ~ 09.15
53.10 Didcot 09.35a ~ 11.00d ML 09.32 ~ 10.59
63.30 Challow 11/12 11/10
77.23 Swindon 11c25a ~ 11c30d 11.21 ~ 11.23
78.20 Loco Yard 11/32 ?
90.79 Kemble 11/45 11/36
102.13 Stroud 12/00 11/53
106.67 Standish Jn 12/07 12/00
112.01 Tuffley Jn 12/12 12/06
113.03 Gloucester Yard Jn 12/13 ?
113.61 Horton Road Jn 12/14 ?
114.03 Gloucester Central 12c15 ~ 12c17 12/13
129.00 Awre 12/31 12/30
133.36 Lydney 12/36 12/36
141.35 Chepstow 12p45a ~ 13p00d 12/45
148.61 Severn Tunnel Junction 13/08 13/02
158.45 Newport 13L20a ~ 14L00d 13.18 ~ 14.00
159.30 Maindee North Jn 14/03 14/04
164.36 Llantarnam Jn 14/12 14/14
168.41 Pontypool Road 14p20a ~ 14p35d 14.24 ~ 14.35
177.77 Abergavenny 14/49 14/48
189.36 Pontrilas 15/09 15/03
201.75 Hereford Barrs Court 15L25a ~ 15L35d 15.20 ~ 15.34
203.52 Shelwick Jn 15/40 15/40
214.42 Leominster 15/54 15/54
220.67 Wooferton 16/01 ?
225.35 Ludlow 16p08a ~ 16p23d 16.07 ~ 16.21
233.02 Craven Arms 16/38 16/31
240.24 Church Stretton 16/52 16/40
252.13 Sutton Bridge Jn 17.00a ~ 17.06d 16/56
252.78 Shrewsbury 17L09a ~ 17L29d 16.59 ~ 17.27
263.56 Wellington 17/42 17/39
274.12 Cosford 17/55 17/52
283.07 Wolverhampton High Level 18/06 18/05
288.54 Dudley Port 18/14 18/11
292.18 Galton Jn 18/19 ?
293.77 Soho South Jn 18/22 ?
296.01 Birmingham New Street 18.27a ~ 18.29d 18.23 ~ 18.27
296.76 Proof House Jn 18/31 ?
298.03 St Andrews Jn 18/35 18/36
298.37 Bordesley Jn 18/37 18/37
300.45 Tyseley 18/41 18/40
307.55 Knowle 18/48 18/48
314.36 Hatton 18/58 18/59
320.44 Leamington Spa 19/07 19/06
340.34 Banbury 19/26 19/28
345.39 Aynho Jn 19/36 19/33
351.29 Heyford 19/41 19/39
360.18 Wolvercot Jn 19/48 19/45
363.10 Oxford 19/52 19/50
372.56 Didcot North Jn 20/00 19/58
373.52 Didcot East Jn 20/01 [ML] 19/59
390.42 Reading 20.18a ~ 20.20d 20.15 ~ 20.17
395.39 Twyford 20/27 20/22
402.21 Maidenhead 20/32 20/26
408.04 Slough 20/36 20/30
417.34 Southall 20/43 20/39
426.40 Paddington 20.55a 20.54


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