24th February 1977

Railway Pictorial Publications Railtours
Western Lament

Loco Used 1048 'Western Lady'

Route : 1Z52 throughout

Loco Route
1048 London Paddington - Reading - Newbury - (via Westbury & Frome avoiding lines) - Castle Cary
1048 Castle Cary - Frome - Westbury - Trowbridge - Bradford South Jn - Melksham - Thingley Jn - Swindon - Reading - London Paddington


1048 'Western Lady' pauses at Frome on the return (photo: Bernard Mills)

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

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Clive Barlow)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Paddington 12.45d 17.54a
Reading 13/18 17/19
Swindon - 16.33a ~ 16.35d
Thingley Jn - 16/05
Trowbridge - 15p38a ~ 15p48d
Westbury - 15.30a ~ 15.32d
Frome - 15p12a ~ 15p22d
Aldermaston 13/29 -
Newbury 13/38 -
Bedwyn 13/54 -
Pewsey 14/06 -
Lavington 14/16 -
Fairwood Jn 14/24 -
Bruton 14/34 ?
Castle Cary 14p40a 14p58d


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