1st March 1979

British Rail (W.R.)
125th Anniversary of Paddington Station

Locos Used 47119, 47500 & steam: 6000 'King George V'
Stock Used 11 coaches booked (A to L) as:
TSO+BSK+TSO+TSO+TSO+TSO+RB+TSO+TSO+TSO+TSO

Route : 1Z47 throughout

Loco Route
6000 London Paddington - Slough - Twyford - Reading - Didcot Parkway
47119 14.15d Didcot Parkway - Reading - Twyford - Slough - Old Oak Common
47500 Old Oak Common - London Paddington

Notes :
(1) It was intended that 6000 would work the return leg, but it developed a hot box on the outward leg resulting in the use of 47119.

Sources : John Broderick, Mike Morant & Roger Geach

Photo Review


6000 passes Slough Trading Estate en-route to Didcot (photo: Mike Morant)


47119 caught on camera at Slough (photo: Bernard Mills)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Broderick)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Paddington 11.20d 11.19   15.25a 15.43 53.05
1.15 Westbourne Park 11/22 11/24   15/20 15/39 51.70
?.?? Old Oak Comon ? ?   ? 15L23 ~ 15L35 ??.??
5.05 Acton West 11/28 11/28   15/15 15/17 48.69
5.51 Ealing Broadway 11/29 11/31   15/11 15/14 47.34
6.36 West Ealing 11/30 11/33   15/10 15/12 46.49
7.23 Hanwell 11/31 11/34   15/09 15/11 45.62
9.01 Southall 11/34 11/37   15/07 15/08 44.04
10.66 Hayes 11/35 11/40   15/05 15/06 42.19
13.12 West Drayton 11/38 11/43   15/02 15/03 40.73
14.55 Iver 11/42 11/45   15/00 15/01 38.30
16.13 Langley 11/45 11/47   14/57 ? 37.72
18.31 Slough 11/50 11/50   14/55 14/56 34.54
20.72 Burnham 11/52 11/52   14/50 14/51 31.13
22.34 Taplow 11/54 11/54   14/47 14/50 30.51
24.14 Maidenhead 11/56 11/56   14/44 14/48 29.71
30.76 Twyford 12/03 12/04   14/38 14/41 22.09
35.73 Reading 12/10 12/11   14/33 14/35 15.12
38.47 Tilehurst 12/13 12/14   14/31 14/32 14.38
41.38 Pangbourne 12/16 12/18   14/28 14/29 11.47
44.55 Goring 12/19 12/22   14/25 14/26 8.30
48.32 Cholsey 12/25 12/27   14/21 14/22 4.53
53.05 Didcot 12.35a 12.37   14.15d 14.15 0.00


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