18th June 1978

R.P.P.R.
Doncaster Detour &
Doncaster Detour Relief

Two tours run to Doncaster for works visit.

Locos Used Main train : 20186, 20187 & 50016
Relief train: 20009, 20064, 31123 & 31163
Stock Used Main Train: 4xSK, BSK, RB, FK (mark 2a), FK, 4xSK
Relief Train: booked for load 10

Doncaster Detour Route : 1Z47 throughout

Loco(s) Route
50016 London Paddington - Oxford - Worcester Shrub Hill - Droitwich Spa - Bromsgrove - Barnt Green - Birmingham New Street
20186 + 20187 Birmingham New Street - Derby - Chesterfield - Barrow Hill - Rotherham - Mexborough - Doncaster (for Railex 125)
20187 + 20186 Doncaster - (reverse of outward route) - Birmingham New Street
50016 Birmingham New Street - Banbury - Oxford - Reading - London Paddington

Doncaster Detour Relief Route : 1Z46 throughout

Loco(s) Route
31123 + 31163 London Paddington - Slough - Reading - Didcot Parkway - Oxford - Evesham - Worcester Shrub Hill - Droitwich Spa - Bromsgrove - Kings Norton - Selly Oak - Birmingham New Street
20064 + 20009 Birmingham New Street - Water Orton - Tamworth HL - Burton-on-Trent - Derby - Ambergate Jn - Chesterfield - Barrow Hill - Beighton Jn - Treeton North Jn - Rotherham Masborough - Aldwarke Jn - Mexborough - Doncaster (for Railex 125)
20009 + 20064 Doncaster - (reverse of outward route) - Birmingham New Street
31123 + 31163 Birmingham New Street - Small Heath South Jn - Tyseley - Dorridge - Leamington Spa - Banbury - Oxford - (via Didcot avoiding line) - Reading - London Paddington

Notes :
(1) Confirmation required that the relief went via Sheffield and not via Barrow Hill as the main train did.

Sources : Paul Bettany (joined/left relief train at Birmingham New Street),
Alan Costello (on relief also), David Harlott & Adrian Brown

Photo Review


20064+20009 on 1Z46 passes Mexborough East Jn (photo: Gordon Lacy)


20186+20187 on 1Z47 arrive at Mexborough (photo: Gordon Lacy)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from David Wainright & Adrian Brown)

  Relief Train 1Z46   Main Train 1Z47
Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)   Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Paddington 07.30d 22.48a   08.18d 08.19   21.52a 22.07
Southall 07/41 22/38   08/29 08/32   21/43 21/59
Slough 07/50 22/26   08/39 08.40 ~ 08.41   21/30 21.45 ~ 21.50
Maidenhead 07/57 22/21   08/46     21/23 21/37
Twyford 08/04 22/16   08/52 08/49   21/18 21/32
Reading ??.??a ~ 08.11d 22.04a ~ ??.??d   ??.??a ~ 09.00d 09.01 ~ 09.18   21.10a ~ ??.??d 21.22 ~ 21.25
Didcot East 08/32 21/50   09/20 ?   20/53 21/06
Oxford 08c50a ~ 08c52d 21/37   09c35a ~ 09c37d 09.54 ~ 09.56   20/42 20/54
Banbury - 21/11     20/16 20/32
Charlbury 09/07 -   09/52 10/30  
Ascott-under-Wychwood 09/10 -   09/55 10/13  
Moreton-in-Marsh 09/21 -   10/06 10.33a ~ 10.55d  
Evesham 09p40a ~ 09p50d -   10p23a ~ 10p33d 11.11 ~ 11.12  
Worcester Shrub Hill 10c08a ~ 10c10d -   10c55a ~ 10c57d 11/31  
Stoke Works Jn 10/24 -   11/11 11/45  
Bromsgrove 10/27 -   11/14 ?  
Barnt Green 10/35 -   11/23 11/54  
Birmingham New Street 10.55a ~ 10.57d 20.10a ~ 20.20d   10.40a ~ 10.57d 12.18 ~ 12.31   19.15a ~ 19.26d 19.26 ~ 19.40
Derby 11/58 19/26   12/43 13/12   18/36 18/41
Chesterfield 12/27 18/39   13/12 13/39   17/53 18/10
Rotherham Masborough 12/52 18/15   13/37 14/01   17/28 17.40a ~ 17.43d
Mexborough 13p00a ~ 13p10d 18/07   13p45a ~ 13p55d 14.14a ~ 14.22d   17/20 17/28
Hexthorpe Jn ? ?   14/02 14/34   ? ?
Doncaster 13.23a 17.57d   14.08 14.40   17.10d 17.11


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