14th May 1977

R.P.P.R.
Silver Jubilee Special Railtour

Locos Used 31414 & 31416
Stock Used 16212+25971+26111+26119+35026+15880+13264+24689+26114+26069

Route :

Locos Route
31416 + 31414 Paddington - Swindon - Bristol Parkway - Lawrence Hill - Bath - Trowbridge - Westbury - Castle Cary - Yeovil Pen Mill - Dorchester West - Weymouth
31414 + 31416 Weymouth - Dorchester West - Yeovil Pen Mill - Witham East Somerset Jn
31414 + 31416 Witham East Somerset Jn - Cranmore
31414 + 31416 Cranmore - Witham East Somerset Jn - (via Frome avoiding line) - Westbury (2) - Bedwyn - Reading - Paddington

Notes :
(1) It is noted that coaches 16212 & 25971 were only added to the formation at Paddington, resulting in the slightly late departure of the tour.
(2) Booked via Westbury avoiding line but went via station.


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.

Sources : Alan Costello (information from RPPR Railtour Pictorial Booklet)
John Clifford, Adrian Brown, Tony Willmore & John Debens


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

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Paddington 07.48d 07.59   21.06a 21.03
Southall 07/59 08/10   20/54 20/54
Slough 08/06 08/16   20/47 20/47
Maidenhead 08/11 08/21   20/43 20/42
Twyford ??/?? 08/25   20/38 20/35
Reading General 08.22a ~ 08.24d 08.31 ~ 08.32   20.20a ~ 20.27d 20.23 ~ 20.29

 

Location Booked Actual
Didcot 08/41 08/47
Challow 08/49 08/54
Swindon 09.03a ~ 11.15d 09.05
Wootton Bassett 11/22 11/22
Westerleigh Jn 11/40 11/40
Bristol Parkway 11/45 11/44
Filton Jn 11/46 11/45
Bristol Lawrence Hill 11.52a ~ 11.55d 11.50 ~ 11.54
Dr Days Jn 11/57 11/56
North Somerset Jn 11/58 11/58
Bathampton 12/15 12/13
Bradford Jn 12/25 12/28
Westbury 12.33a ~ 12.35d 12.36 ~ 12.38
Fairwood Jn 12/38 12/42
Clink Road Jn 12/42 12/48
Blatchbridge Jn 12/44 12/52
Castle Cary 12.56a ~ 12.57d 13.07 ~ 13.07
Yeovil Pen Mill 13.09a ~ 13.10d 13/21
Maiden Newton 13.30a ~ 13.50d 13.37 ~ 13.54
Dorchester West 14/05 14.04 ~ 14.07
Dorchester Jn 14.06a ~ 14.10d 14/09
Weymouth 14.20a ~ 14.58d 14.20 ~ 14.59
Dorchester Jn 15/11 15/10
Dorchester West 15/12 15/11
Maiden Newton 15/23a ~ 15.24d 15.20 ~ 15.22
Yeovil Pen Mill 15.42a ~ 15.43d 15/41
Castle Cary 15.59a ~ 16.00d 15/57
Witham 16.12a ~ 16.25d 16.13 ~ 16.25
Merehead 'Box 16/40 16/43
Cranmore 17.00a ~ 18.30a 16.46 ~ 18.29
Witham 19.05a ~ 19.06d 18/50
Blatchbridge Jn 19/12 18/56
Clink Road Jn 19/13 18/59
Fairwood Jn 19/16 19/03
Westbury DIV 19.06a ~ 19.12d
Heywood Road Jn 19/22 19/15
Lavington 19/30 19/23
Woodborough 19/38 19/31
Bedwyn 19/50 19/48
Newbury 20/04 20/01
Southcote Jn 20/18 20/16

Timings continue in first table.

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