7th May 1977

(Jubilee Special Excursion)

HST Used set 253019

Route :

HST Set Route
253019 Bristol Temple Meads - London Paddington
253019 London Paddington - Didcot - Swindon - Bristol Temple Meads

Notes :
(1) Route confirmation required. A record breaking run, the outward journey being made at an average speed of 103.3mph and the return at 104.4mph average (journey times of 68m 20s & 67m 35s respectively). The fastest point-to-point average was 127.3mph, between Didcot & Challow on the return journey.

Fares: standard class: 7.50 & first class: 10

Sources : Gary Thornton (from contemporary sources) & Dave Higson

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Dave Higson)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Bristol Temple Meads 09.46d 20.55a
Paddington 10.56 19.45d

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