31st March 1979

R.P.P.R.
Westerns - Great Western

Loco Used 37190 (2)
Stock Used booked for 10 coaches

Route : 1Z73 throughout

Loco Route
37190 London Paddington - Reading - Didcot East Jn - Didcot North Jn - Oxford - Evesham - Norton Jn - Worcester Shrub Hill - Droitwich Spa - Hartlebury - Kidderminster (1)
37190 Kidderminster - Hartlebury - Worcester Shrub Hill - Norton Jn - Abbotswood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Standish Jn - Stroud - Swindon - Reading - London Paddington

Notes :
(1) For D1013 'Western Ranger' & D1062 'Western Courier', both working on the Severn Valley Railway 'Western Weekend'. An S.V.R. concessional fare of 1.50 for a return journey was available to tour participants. Road coaches were laid on to get tour passengers between Kidderminster and Bewdley/Bridgnorth in both directions. It is reported that D1062 failed at Hampton Loade on the 14.20 from Bridgnorth and was assisted by steam 80xxx (80079?).
(2) Some sources quote 37179 but it has been confirmed that the loco was definitely 37190. Also originally uploaded as 1Z37 but the RPPR timing sheet showed it as 1Z73.


A tour ticket, courtesy of Brian Halford.

Sources : Clive Barlow, Graham Callaway & Tony Willmore

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Tony Willmore & Colin Marsden)

Location Booked Actual   Booked (rtn) Actual
Paddington 09.00d 09.00   21.10a given as '-5'
Southall 09/11 ?   20/57 ?
Slough 09.20a ~ 09.22d ?   20.44a ~ 20.47d ?
Maidenhead 09/30 ?   20/38 ?
Twyford 09/37 ?   20/33 ?
Reading 09.43a ~ 09.45d ?   20.22a ~ 20.24d ?

 

Location Booked Actual
Didcot East Jn 10/02 ?
Didcot North Jn 10/03 ?
Oxford 10.16a ~ 10.18d ?
Wolvercot Jn 10/23 ?
Ascott-under-Wychwood 10/38 ?
Kingham 10/42 10/42
Moreton-in-Marsh 10p49a ~ 11p00d ?
Evesham 11/16 ?
Evesham SB 11.17 ~ 11.18 ?
Norton Jn 11/30 ?
Worcester Shrub Hill 11.35a ~ 11.38d ?
Droitwich Spa 11/46 ?
Hartlebury 11/54 ?
Kidderminster 12.00a ~ 17.50d 12.00 ~ 17.50
Hartlebury 17/56 ?
Droitwich Spa 18/01 ?
Worcester Shrub Hill 18.09a ~ 18.11d ?
Norton Jn 18/15 ?
Abbotswood Jn 18/17 ?
Ashchurch 18/26 ?
Cheltenham Spa 18p35a ~ 18p45d ?
Barnwood Jn 18/51 ?
Gloucester Yard Jn 18/52 ?
Standish Jn 19/00 ?
Stroud 19/06 ?
Kemble 19/22 ?
Loco Yard 19/33 ?
Swindon 19.35a ~ 19.46d ?
Challow 20/00 ?
Didcot 20/07 ?

Timings continue in first table.

S.V.R. Western Weekend Timetable

Location steam   D1013 'Manor' D1062 (+ 80xxx
from H. Loade)
'Hall' D1013   steam diesel
Bridgnorth 12.05d   12.50d 13.35d 14.20d 15.05d 15.50d   16.35d 17.20d
Hampton Loade 12.20a ~ 12.24d   13.05a ~ 13.09d 13.50a ~ 13.54d 14.35a ~ 14.39d 15.20a ~ 15.24d 16.05a ~ 16.09d   16.50a ~ 16.54d 17.35a ~ 17.39d
Highley 12.32a ~ 12.34d   13.17a ~ 13.19d 14.02a ~ 14.04d 14.47a ~ 14.49d 15.32a ~ 15.34d 16.17a ~ 16.19d   17.02a ~ 17.04d 17.47a ~ 17.49d
Arley 12.42a ~ 12.46d   13.27a ~ 13.31d 14.12a ~ 14.16d 14.57a ~ 15.01d 15.42a ~ 15.46d 16.27a ~ 16.31d   17.12a ~ 17.16d 17.57a ~ 18.01d
Bewdley 13.00a   13.45a 14.30a 15.15a 16.00a 16.45a   17.30a 18.15a
  -   Trains available to tour participants   - -

 

Location steam   D1062 'Hall' D1013 'Manor' D1062 + 80xxx   steam diesel
Bewdley 11.45d   12.30d 13.15d 14.00d 14.45d 15.30d   16.15d 17.00d
Arley 11.59a ~ 12.03d   12.44a ~ 12.48d 13.29a ~ 13.33d 14.14a ~ 14.18d 14.59a ~ 15.03d 15.44a ~ 15.48d   16.29a ~ 16.33d 17.14a ~ 17.18d
Highley 12.11a ~ 12.13d   12.56a ~ 12.58d 13.41a ~ 13.43d 14.26a ~ 14.28d 15.11a ~ 15.13d 15.56a ~ 15.58d   16.41a ~ 16.43d 17.26a ~ 17.28d
Hampton Loade 12.21a ~ 12.25d   13.06a ~ 13.10d 13.51a ~ 13.55d 14.36a ~ 14.40d 15.21a ~ 15.25d 16.06a ~ 16.10d   16.51a ~ 16.55d 17.36a ~ 17.40d
Bridgnorth 12.40a   13.25a 14.10a 14.55a 15.40a 16.25a   17.10a 17.55a
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