29th January 1977

Railway Pictorial Publications Railtours
Western Memorial

Loco Used 1023 'Western Fusilier'
Stock Used 4776+4768+4428+34931+15912+13299+4674+5043+4431+4762+26120+25393

Route :

Loco Route
1023 London Paddington - Slough - Reading - Didcot - Swindon - Bristol Parkway - Pilning - Severn Tunnel Junction - Maindee East Jn - Maindee North Jn - Hereford - Shrewsbury - Nantwich - Crewe - Beeston Castle & T. SB - Chester - Wrexham - Shrewsbury - (reverse of outward route) - London Paddington


1023 pulls into Chester (photo: Bernard Mills)

Sources : Pete Wilcox (on the train throughout, information courtesy of Jonathan Wilcox) & John Debens

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Adrian Brown & John Debens)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Paddington 08.20d 08.21   21.30a 21.57
Acton Main Line ? 08/25   ? 21/52
Ealing Broadway ? 08/27   ? 21/51
West Ealing ? 08/28   ? 21/51
Hanwell ? 08/30   ? 21/50
Southall 08/31 08/31   ? 21/49
Hayes & Harlington ? 08/33   ? 21/47
West Drayton ? 08/34   ? 21/45
Iver ? 08/35   ? 21/44
Langley ? 08/36   ? 21/42
Slough 08/38 08/37   21/13 21/40
Burnham ? 08/39   ? 21/39
Taplow ? 08/40   ? 21/37
Maidenhead 08/42 08/41   ? 21/36
Twyford 08/48 08/47   ? 21/32
Reading 08.54a ~ 08.56d 08.54 ~ 09.17   20.51a ~ 20.53d 21.24 ~ 21.25
Tilehurst ? 09/21   ? 21/19
Pangbourne ? 09/25   ? 21/17
Goring ? 09/28   ? 21/15
Cholsey ? 09/31   ? 21/11
Didcot 09/14 09/34   20/35 20.59a ~ 21.06d
Challow 09/22 09/43   ? ?
Swindon 09.36a ~ 09.54d 09.54 ~ 10.03   20.07a ~ 20.17d 20.19 ~ 20.30
Wootton Bassett Jn 10/03 10/10   19/59 20/10
Badminton ? 10/23   ? 19/58
Bristol Parkway 10.23a ~ 10.24d 10.51 ~ 10.53   19.33a ~ 19.34d 19.42 ~ 19.45
Patchway ? 10/56   ? 19/40
Pilning ? 11/00   ? 19/36
Severn Tunnel Junction 10/35 11/10   19/19 19/27
Maindee North Jn 10/52 11/27   19/03 19/11
Llantarnam Jn ? 11/35   ? ?
Pontypool 11/06 11/41   18/52 18/57
Little Mill Jn ? 11/43   ? ?
Abergavenny 11/16 11/51   18/43 18/45
Pontrilas ? 12/05   ? ?
Tram Inn ? 12/10   ? ?
Hereford 11.43a ~ 11.45d 12.19a ~ 12.21d   18.05a ~ 18.12d 18.11 ~ 18.14
Leominster 11/58 12/35   17/49 17/58
Ludlow 12/07 12/44   17/39 17/48
Bromfield ? 12/45   ? ?
Craven Arms 12/17 12/51   17/28 17/41
Marsh Brook LC ? 12/54   ? ?
Church Stretton ? 12/58   ? 17/34
Dorrington ? 13/04   ? ?
Sutton Bridge Jn ? 13/10   ? ?
Shrewsbury 12.44a ~ 12.48d 13.13 ~ 13.14   16.56a ~ 16.54d 17.11 ~ 17.15

 

Location Booked Actual
Wem ? 13/26
Prees ? 13/30
Whitchurch ? 13/33
Wrenbury ? 13/37
Nantwich ? 13/41
Crewe 13.45a ~ 15.35d 13.49 ~ 15.35
Chester 15.54a ~ 16.04d 16.05 ~ 16.18
Wrexham ? 16/38
Ruabon ? 16/44
Chirk ? 16/48
Gobowen ? 16/52

Timings continue in first table.

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