30th July 1978

R.P.P.R.
The Merry-Go-Round

DMU's Used L402 (51335+59487+51377), L120  (55020) & L404 (51337+59489+51379)

Route :

Leading Set Route
L402 London Paddington - Southall Goods Yard
L404 Southall Goods Yard - Brentford Goods
L402 Brentford Goods - Southall Goods Yard
L404 Southall Goods Yard - Southall
L402 Southall - West Drayton - Staines West (end of line)
L404 Staines West - West Drayton
L402 West Drayton - Reading - Reading Central
L404 Reading Central - Cholsey - Didcot - Milton Inland Port
L402 Milton Inland Port - Radley
L404 Radley - Abingdon
L402 Abingdon - Radley - Kennington Jn
L404 Kennington Jn - Morris Cowley (end of line)
L402 Morris Cowley - Kennington Jn
L404 Kennington Jn - Didcot (break to visit steam centre) - Cholsey
L402 Cholsey - Wallingford
L404 Wallingford - Reading - London Paddington

Sources : Alan Costello, Clive Barlow & Kevin Driscoll

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Kevin Driscoll & Colin Marsden)

Miles
Location Booked (Actual)
0.0
London Paddington 08.45d (08.45d)
9.25
Southall Goods Yard, No.1 Road 09.00 ~ 09.10
12.0
Brentford 09p20a ~ 09p30d
14.75
Southall Goods Yard, No.1 Road rev
15.0
Southall 09.40 ~ 09.45
19.25
West Drayton 09c50 ~ 09c55
25.5
Staines West (end of line) 10p40a ~ 10p50d
31.75
West Drayton 11c30 ~ 11c42
??
Slough 11/49
??
Maidenhead 11/56
??
Twyford 12/03
55.5
Reading 12.10a ~ 12.30d
58.5
Reading Central Goods 12.45 ~ 12.55
62.0
Reading West Jn 13c10 ~ 13c15
78.25
Didcot 13c33 ~ 13c35
79.75
Milton Industrial Estate 13p45a ~ 14p00d
80.75
Foxhall Jn 14/10
81.5
Didcot North Jn 14c13 ~ 14c15
86.0
Radley 14.20 ~ 14.30
88.5
Abingdon 14p40a ~ 14p50d
91.0
Radley 15*00 ~ 15*15
93.75
Kennington Jn 15.23 ~ 15.40
97.0
Morris Cowley (end of line) 15p55a ~ 16p05d
100.25
Kennington Jn 16.20 ~ 16.37
108.5
Didcot (for visit to steam centre) 16.50a ~ 18.50d
16.32a ~ ??d)
??
Cholsey 18.57 ~ 19.05
??
Wallingford 19p15a ~ 19p30d

??

Cholsey 19*40 ~ 19*50
??
Reading 20.04a ~ 20.06d
??
Twyford 20/10
??
Maidenhead 20/16
??
Slough 20/22
??
Southall 20/30
??
London Paddington 20.42a

Distance figures not provided, but calculated on a rough basis by Kevin Driscoll for the section he covered.

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