7th February 1976

British Rail
(Day Excursion - Awayday Winterbeater)

Locos Used 1037 'Western Empress' & 1053 'Western Patriarch'

Route :

Loco Route
1037 London Paddington - Hayes - Reading - Newbury - Westbury - Exeter (1)
1053 Exeter - Plymouth
1053 Plymouth - (reverse of outward route) - London Paddington

Notes :
(1) 1037 worked from Paddington, but suffered oil leaks approaching Taunton. The Western came to a stand on the climb to Whiteball, but continued to Exeter on one engine. It was replaced there by 1053.

Source : Alan Freer

Timings (Booked Only)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Paddington 07.50d 22.41a
Ealing Broadway 07.59d 22.30a
Southall 08.07d 22.23a
Hayes 08.13d 22.18a
West Drayton 08.19d 22.13a
Slough 08.27d 22.03d
Reading 08.47d 21.42a
Newbury 09.07d 21.20a
Exeter 11.09a 19.09d
Newton Abbot 11.35a 18.42d
Plymouth 12.25a 18.00d

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