3rd July 1977

6000 Locomotive Association
The Great Western Adventurer

In conjunction with Bulmers Cider

Loco Used 6000 'King George V'
Stock Used (with 6000) ex-GWR rake
HST Used 253027

Route :

Traction Route
253027 London Paddington - Reading - Didcot Parkway - Swindon - Westerleigh Jn - Bristol Parkway - Pilning - Severn Tunnel Junction - Newport
6000 Newport - Maindee North Jn - Abergavenny - Hereford - Craven Arms - Shrewsbury
6000 Shrewsbury - (?reverse of outward route?) - Newport
?253027? Newport - (?reverse of outward route?) - London Paddington

Notes :
(1) Confirmation of return routing and traction is required. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the entry to traffic of 6000 'King George V'.

Source : John Broderick (joined the train at Reading/left at Shrewsbury)

Photo Review


6000 caught on film near Church Stretton (photo: Mike Morant Collection)


From John Brodericks ticket collection - the front & back of the ticket.


Timings (Actual Only)
(from John Broderick)

Location Actual
Paddington ?
Reading ??.??a ~ 09.57d
Pangbourne 10/03
Didcot Parkway 10/13
Wantage Road 10/20
Swindon 10.33a ~ 10.36d
Wootton Bassett Jn 10/42
Westerleigh Jn 10/57
Bristol Parkway 11.02a ~ 11.04d
Patchway 11/06
Severn Tunnel West 11/13
Severn Tunnel Junction 11/14
Newport 11.22a ~ 11.42d
Pontypool Road 12/06
Abergavenny 12/29
Pontrilas 12/52
Tram Inn 13/02
Hereford 13.14a ~ 13.48d
Shelwick Jn 13/54
Leominster 14/07
Ludlow 14/26
Craven Arms 14/37
Church Stretton 15.13a ~ 15.25d
Shrewsbury 15.50a ~ ??.??d


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