24th November 1979

R.P.P.R.
The Stoneliner

Locos Used 25027, 25224, 31136, 31241, 37204 & 37232
Stock Used 11 Mark 1 coaches

Route : 1Z72 throughout

Loco(s) Route
31241 (2) London Paddington - Old Oak West Jn - Greenford East Jn - Greenford South Jn - Drayton Green - Hanwell - (via GWML) - Reading - Didcot - Swindon - Wootton Bassett Jn - Chippenham - Thingley Jn - Melksham - Trowbridge - Westbury
37204 + 37232 Westbury - Fairwood Jn - Clink Road Jn - Radstock (3)
37232 + 37204 Radstock - Clink Road Jn - Fairwood Jn - Westbury
37204 + 37232 Westbury - Fairwood Jn - Clink Road Jn - Blatchbridge Jn (via Frome avoiding line) - Witham East Somerset Jn - Merehead (4)
37232 + 37204 Merehead - Witham East Somerset Jn - Blatchbridge Jn - Frome - Clink Road Jn - Fairwood Jn - Westbury
31241 Westbury - Bath Spa - Bristol Temple Meads - Bristol West Depot
25224 + 25027 Bristol West Depot - St Phillips Marsh - North Somerset Jn - Dr Days Jn - Narroways Hill Jn - Avonmouth - Hallen Marsh Jn - Filton West Jn - Bristol Parkway - Westerleigh Jn - Yate Middle GF - Tytherington Quarry headshunt
25224 + 25027 Tytherington Quarry - Yate Middle GF - Westerleigh Jn - Bristol Parkway - Filton Jn - Stapleton Road - Bristol Temple Meads
31241 + 31136 Bristol Temple Meads - North Somerset Jn - Bath Spa - Bathampton Jn - Hawkeridge Jn - Heywood Road Jn - Newbury - Southcote Jn - Reading - (via GWML) - London Paddington

Notes:
(1) Page originally uploaded as 24th December in error - the error occurring as RPPR actually had the date showing on the timing sheet as "Saturday 24th December"...however 24th December was in fact a Monday. The RPPR paperwork which went out with the tickets however correctly stated the running date of Saturday 24th November.
(2) Train was booked for 2x class 31 out of Paddington but one of the pair failed at Old Oak Common.
(3) Train reversed just south of the former Radstock station.
(4) The reversal at Merehead took place in the east curve sidings.


The source of the confusion over the date - the header on the timing sheet!

Sources : Shayne Lewis (on the train throughout), Ken Baldwin, Alan Baylis,
Clive Barlow, Ken Baldwin, Alan Baylis, Clive Barlow, Keith Hayward,
Ian Umpleby, Tim Wallis & Colin Marsden

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Tony Willmore & Ian Umpleby)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Paddington 07.55d 08.10 [P3]   21.30a ?
Greenford South 08/06 ?  
Hanwell 08/16 08/32 [DS]  
Southall 08/19 ?   21/17 ?
Slough 08.32a ~ 08.37d 08.48 ~ 08.49   21.03a ~ 21.04d ?
Maidenhead 08/43 08/57   20/58 ?
Twyford 08/51 09/04   20/53 ?
Reading 09.00a ~ 09.01d 09.10 ~ 09.15   20.45a ~ 20.47d ?

 

Location Booked Actual
Didcot 09/19 09/34
Challow 09/27 ?
Swindon 09.43a ~ 09.44d 09.56 ~ 10.02
Wootton Bassett Jn 09/51 10/10
Chippenham 09/59 10.20 ~ 10.21
Thingley Jn 10/04 10/26
Melksham 10p12a ~ 10p22d 10.33 ~ 10.40
Bradford Jn 10/31 10/49
Westbury 10L40a ~ 10L50d 10.59 ~ 11.15
Fairwood Jn 10/53 11/17
Clink Road Jn 10/57 11/22
Frome North SB 11/00 11.25 ~ 11.25
Hapsford Loop 11/12 11/38
Mells Road 11/22 12/05
Radstock 11p35a ~ 11p59d 12.21 ~ 12.46
Mells Road 12/12 12/57
Hapsford Loop 12/22 13.12 ~ 13.14
Frome North SB 12/34 13.21 ~ 13.22
Clink Road Jn 12/36 13/24
Fairwood Jn 12/40 13/28
Westbury 12.45 ~ 12.55 13.33 ~ 13.44
Fairwood Jn 13/00 13/47
Clink Road Jn 13/03 13/50
Blatchbridge Jn 13/05 13/52
Witham 13.13 ~ 13.15 14/02
Merehead 13p30a ~ 13p45d 14.17 ~ 14.35
Witham 14.00 ~ 14.05 14/48
Blatchbridge Jn 14/13 14/53
Frome 14p16a ~ 14p21d 14.55 ~ 15.03
Clink Road Jn 14/23 15/06
Fairwood Jn 14/27 15/11
Westbury 14L30a ~ 14L40d 15.13 ~ ??.??
Bradford Jn 14/48 ?
Bathampton Jn 14/59 ?
North Somerset Jn 15/15 ?
Bristol Temple Meads 15c17 ~ 15c20 ?
West Depot 15L28 ~ 15L45 ?
Bristol West Jn 15/54 ?
St Philips Marsh 15/57 ?
North Somerset Jn 16/00 ?
Stapleton Road 16/05 ?
Clifton Down 16/12 ?
Shirehampton 16p18a ~ 16p28d ?
Avonmouth 16/33 ?
Hallen Marsh Jn 16/38 ?
Filton West Jn 16/50 ?
Bristol Parkway 16/55 ?
Westerleigh Jn 17/00 ?
Yate Loop 17/10 ?
Tytherington 17.42 ~ 17.55 ?
Yate Loop 18.27 ~ 18.30 ?
Westerleigh Jn 18/39 ?
Bristol Parkway 18/42 ?
Filton Jn 18/44 ?
Bristol Temple Meads 18L52a ~ 19L04d ?
North Somerset Jn 19/06 ?
Bath Spa 19/16 ?
Bathampton Jn 19/20 ?
Bradford Jn 19/32 ?
Hawkeridge Jn 19/43 ?
Heywood Road Jn 19/46 ?
Lavington 19/55 ?
Woodborough 20/02 ?
Bedwyn 20/12 ?
Newbury 20/25 ?
Southcote Jn 20/40 ?

Timings continue in first table.

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