31st July 1977

Railway Pictorial Publications Railtours
Western Re-union Railtour

Locos Used 37269, 37297 & 1062 'Western Courier'
Stock Used 5008+4762+4755+5041+13347+13441+14061+4741+4775+4431

Route : 1Z37 throughout

Loco(s) Route
37269 + 37297 London Paddington - Slough - Reading - Didcot - Swindon - Bristol Parkway - Filton Jn - Stapleton Road - Bristol Temple Meads - Highbridge & Burnham - Cogload Jn - Taunton - Exeter St Davids - Newton Abbot - Paignton
1062 Paignton - Kingswear
1062 Kingswear - Goodrington (1)
37269 + 37297 Goodrington - Paignton - Newton Abbot - Exeter St Davids - Taunton - Cogload Jn - Castle Cary - Westbury - Bedwyn - Reading - Slough - London Paddington

Notes :
(1) Pete Wilcox (information courtesy of Jonathan Wilcox and on the train throughout) has loco change listed as Goodrington, backed up by David Harlott although records obtained by John Debens seems to confirm Paignton per Alan Costello's original advice; Goodrington only being afforded a passing time in each direction...confirmation is therefore required where the loco change(s) actually took place. Fred Lowe has also indicated that the loco changes took place 'at Paignton on the outward and at a ground frame between Goodrington and Paignton on the return'.


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.

Sources : Alan Costello, John Debens & Fred Lowe

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Adrian Brown, Alan Rintoul & John Debens)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Paddington 08.35d 08.36   21.10a 21.01
Westbourne Park ? 08/38   ? 20/58
Acton Main Line ? 08/40   ? 20/55
Ealing Broadway ? 08.44a ~ 08.44d   ? 20/54
West Ealing ? 08/46   ? 20/54
Southall ? 08/50   ? 20/52
Slough 08/57 09/04   20/49 20/45
Maidenhead ? 09/09   ? 20/39
Twyford ? 09/14   ? 20/35
Reading 09.17a ~ 09.20d 09.22 ~ 09.24   20.31a ~ 20.33d 20.27 ~ 20.29
Reading West   ? 20/24
Newbury   20/09 20/10
Bedwyn   19/59 20/02
Woodborough   19/49 19/50
Lavington   19/42 19/43
Heywood Road Jn   ? 19/36
Westbury   19.31a ~ 19.33d 19.32 ~ 19.34
Fairwood Jn   ? 19/30
Castle Cary   19/12 19/15
Didcot 09/37 09/43  
Swindon 10.00a ~ 10.02d 10.10 ~ 10.12  
Wootton Bassett Jn ? 10/19  
Hullavington 10/17 10/26  
Bristol Parkway 10/30 10/38  
Filton Jn ? 10/40  
Stapleton Road ? 10/44  
Dr Days Jn ? 10/45  
Bristol Temple Meads 10/45 10.48 ~ 10.50  
Yatton ? 11/02  
Highbridge & Burnham 11p10a ~ 11p15d 11.16 ~ 11.25  
Bridgwater ? 11/32  
Cogload Jn ? 11/37   ? 18/56
Taunton 11/35 11/43   18.46a ~ 18.48d 18.48 ~ 18.49
Whiteball 11/48 12/00   18/36 18/36
Tiverton Junction ? 12/04   ? 18/31
Exeter St Davids 12/12 12.17a ~ 12.18d   18/13 18/11
Dawlish Warren ? 12/36   ? 18/01
Newton Abbot 12.43a ~ 12.45d 12/53   17.45a ~ 17.47d 17/47
Torquay ? 13/02   ? 17/37
Paignton 13.00a ~ 13.30d 13.07 ~ 13.24   14.20a ~ 17.30d 14.20 ~ 17.33
Goodrington 13/33 13/30   14/15 14/15
Churston 13/40 13/39   14/10 14/09
Kingswear 13.50a 13.39   14.00d 14.00


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