12th February 1977

F & W Tours
Western Finale

Loco Used 1023 'Western Fusilier'

Route : 1Z54 throughout

Loco Route
1023 Exeter St Davids - (via Weston-super-Mare avoiding line) - Bristol Temple Meads - Bristol Parkway -Cheltenham - Worcester Shrub Hill - Droitwich Spa - Bromsgrove - Church Road Jn - Birmingham New Street - Proof House Jn - Landor Street Jn - Water Orton - Tamworth - Derby - Ambergate Jn - Chesterfield - Beighton Jn - Rotherham Masborough - Cudworth - Normanton - Altofts Jn - Leeds - Micklefield - Church Fenton - York
1023 York - Church Fenton - Castleford - Altofts Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Exeter St Davids

Notes:
(1) The train ran into a herd of cows near Charfield on the outward leg, causing 1 hour delay. Train was going to be assisted to Gloucester, then class 46 to York with 1013 coming light from Westbury off 5A06 05.30 Plymouth - Old Oak Common vans (to go 'light engine' Westbury - York) but 1023 was repaired on site by blocking broken air pipe with a 10p piece!

Sources : Mark Alden & Clive Barlow

Photo Review


'Western' v. cows damage (photo: Tony Fielding)


1023 on arrival into York (photo: Tony Fielding)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Clive Barlow)

Miles Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
0 Exeter St Davids 06.30d 23.18
30 Taunton 07.00a ~ 07.05d 22.38a ~ 22.45d
42 Bridgwater 07.17a ~ 07.18d 22.26a ~ 22.27d
75 Bristol Tempel Meads 07.53a ~ 08.03d 21.50a ~ 21.53d
81 Bristol Parkway 08.15a ~ 08.17d 21.37a ~ 21.39d
? Westerleigh Jn 08/23 21/33
? Charfield 08/31 21/24
? Standish Jn 08/40 21/14
112 Gloucester 08/48 20.49a ~ 21.02d
119 Cheltenham Spa 08.56a ~ 08.58d 20.38a ~ 20.40d
? Abbotswood Jn 09/13 20/26
? Norton Jn 09/15 20/24
141 Worcester Shrub Hill 09.20a ~ 09.22d 20.13a ~ 20.15d
147 Droitwich Spa 09/30 20/08
? Stoke Works 09/36 20/02
153 Bromsgrove 09/39 19/59
156 Barnt Green 09/47 19/54
161 Kings Norton 09/52 19/48
? Church Road Jn 10/00 19/42
167 Birmingham New Street 10.04a ~ 10.07d 19.35a ~ 19.38d
? Proof House Jn 10/10 19/33
? Landor Street Jn 10/12 19/31
174 Water Orton 10/19 19/21
? Kingsbury Jn 10/22 19/18
184 Tamworth 10/26 19/14
? Wichnor Jn 10/32 19/08
197 Burton-on-Trent 10/36 19/03
? Stenson Jn 10/42 18/58
208 Derby 10/51 18/51
218 Ambergate Jn 11/03 18/38
? Clay Cross South Jn 11/12 18/29
232 Chesterfield 11/16 18/25
? Tapton Jn 11/17 18/23
? Beighton Jn 11/28 18/09
? Masborough South Jn 11/43 17.56a ~ 17.58d
249 Masborough Station South Jn 11.44a ~ 11.46d ?
? Rotherham Masborough ? 17/54
? Aldwarke Jn 11/50 17/50
? Wath Road Jn 11/53 17/47
? Cudworth 12/01 17/39
274 Normanton 12/11 17/29
274 Altofts Jn 12/12 17/27
284 Leeds 12.28a ~ 12.31d -
289 Cross gates 12/41 -
294 Micklefield 12/48 -
- Burton Salmon - 17/19
309 Church Fenton ? 17/13
? York 13.07a 17.00d


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