27th August 1978

D.A.A./D.E.G.
Vulcan Venturer

Locos Used 20150, 20152, 37158, 37231, 37270, 37289 & 50044
Stock Used SR air-braked rake

Route :

Loco(s) Route
50044 London Victoria - Stewarts Lane - Longhedge Junc. - Clapham Junction - East Putney - Wimbledon - Surbiton - Woking - Basingstoke - Winchester City - Eastleigh - Southampton Central - Brockenhurst - Bournemouth Central - Poole - Wareham - Dorchester South - Weymouth
50044 Weymouth - Dorchester West - Yeovil Pen Mill - Castle Cary - Frome avoiding line - Westbury
37158 + 37231 Westbury - Trowbridge - Bath Spa - Bristol Temple Meads
37270 + 37289 Bristol Temple Meads - Stapleton Road - Bristol Parkway - Westerleigh Jn - Charfield - Standish Jn - Tuffley Jn - Barnwood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Ashchurch - Bromsgrove - Barnt Green - Kings Norton - Birmingham New Street
20150 + 20152 Birmingham New Street - Dorridge - Leamington Spa - Banbury - Oxford - Didcot avoiding line - Reading General - Slough - Ealing Broadway - Old Oak Common - North Pole Jn - Kensington Olympia - Latchmere Jn - Longhedge Jn - Stewarts Lane - London Victoria

Notes :
(1) 20150 & 20152 still in BR Green livery.

Sources : John Clifford & Nick Lawford

Timings (Booked and Actual)
(from John Clifford)

Location Booked Actual
Victoria 10.00d 09.59
Battersea Pier Jn 10/04 10/04
Stewarts Lane 10/07 10.05a ~ 10.05
Longhedge Jn 10/10 10/08
Clapham Junction 10.16a ~ 10.17d 10.11 ~ 10.13
Point Pleasant Jn 10/21 10/16
East Putney 10/23 10/17
Wimbledon 10/32 10/25
Hampton Court Jn 10/39 10/31
Woking Jn 10/48 10/40
Basingstoke 11.07a ~ 11.08d 10.59 ~ 11.08
Worting Jn 11/12 11/12
Winchester City 11/24 11/24
Eastleigh 11/29 11/29
Northam Jn 11/35 11/34
Southampton Central 11/38 11/37
Redbridge 11/43 11/40
Brockenhurst 11/53 11/52
Bournemouth Central 12.12a ~ 12.14d 12.09 ~ 12.14
Poole 12/26 12/27
Wareham 12/35 12/35
Dorchester Jn 12/53 12/51
Weymouth 13.03a ~ 13.28d 13.00 ~ 13.33
Dorchester Jn 13/40 13/43
Dorchester West 13/41 13/44
Maiden Newton 13.51a ~ 13.52d 13/54
Yeovil Pen Mill 14.10a ~ 14.11d 14/11
Castle Cary 14.25a ~ 14.26d 14/27
Blatchbridge Jn 14/40 14/39
Clink Road Jn 14/42 14/41
Fairwood Jn 14/45 14/44
Westbury 14.48a ~ 14.58d 14.49 ~ 15.07
Bradford Jn 15/06 15/16
Bathampton 15/17 15/29
Bath Spa 15/21 15/32
North Somerset Jn 15/33 15/42
Bristol Temple Meads 15.35a ~ 15.50d 15.45 ~ 16.09
Filton Jn 15/15 16/16
Bristol Parkway 16/00 16/18
Westerleigh Jn 16/05 16/23
Yate 16/07 16/25
Charfield 16/13 16/30
Standish Jn 16/22 16/39
Gloucester Yard Jn 16/30 16/44
Barnwood Jn 16/31 16/45
Cheltenham Spa 16/37 16/55
Ashchurch 16/45 17/04
Abbotswood Jn 16/53 17/09
Stoke Works Jn 17/02 17/19
Bromsgrove 17/04 17/22
Blackwell 17/08 17/26
Barnt Green 17/13 17/28
Kings Norton 17/18 17/32
Church Road Jn 17/27 17/40
Birmingham New Street 17.31a ~ 17.50d 17.41 ~ 17.59
Proof House Jn 17/53 18/02
St Andrews Jn 17/56 18/04
Bordesley Jn 17/58 18/05
Tyseley 18/02 18/10
Dorridge 18/09 18/18
Hatton 18/15 18/28
Leamington Spa 18.21a ~ 18.31d 18.36 ~ 18.43
Banbury 18/51 19/07
Aynho Jn 18/55 19/12
Wolvercot Jn 19/11 19/27
Oxford 19/14 19/30
Didcot North Jn 19/24 19/42
Didcot East Jn 19/25 19/44
Reading General 19.40a ~ 19.44d 20.05 ~ 20.06
Twyford 19/51 20/05
Maidenhead 19/56 20/22
Slough 20/01 20/28
Southall 20/12 20/42
Old Oak Common 20.20a ~ 20.22d 20.52 ~ 20.55
North Pole Jn 20/25 20.56a ~ 20.57d
Kensington (Olympia) 20.29a ~ 20.31d 21.04 ~ 21.04
Latchmere Jn 20/38 21/11
Longhedge Jn 20/41 21/12
Battersea Pier Jn 20/47 21.16a ~ 21.17d
Victoria 20.50a 21.26


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