12th March 1983

L.C.G.B.
Class 127 D.M.U. Farewell Rail Tour

DMU Used 51618+59645+59615+51592

Route :

DMU Route
as listed London St Pancras - St Albans City - Luton - Bedford Midland
as listed Bedford Midland - Bedford South Jn - Stewartby - Fenny Stratford - Bletchley - Claydon LNE Jn - Bicester - Oxford
as listed Oxford - Bicester - Claydon LNE Jn - Quainton Road - Aylesbury - Princes Risborough - High Wycombe - West Ruislip - Northolt Jn - Neasden South Jn - London Marylebone
as listed London Marylebone - Neasden South Jn
as listed Neasden South Jn - Jn - Neasden Jn - Acton Wells Jn - Acton Main Line - Ealing Broadway - Slough
as listed Slough - Ealing Broadway - Acton Main Line - Acton Wells Jn - Neasden Jn - Dudding Hill Jn - Cricklewood - London St Pancras

Notes :
(1) The train suffered air problems after Bedford - the rumour circulating the train was that a shaft had nudged an air pipe on the very tight corner on the line avoiding Bedford St Johns.  The preservation people at Quainton Road (where the train stopped for a museum visit) helped with the loan of welding kit for running repairs!
(2) After Marylebone the booked route had been: Marylebone - Neasden South Jn - West Ruislip (reverse) - Northolt Jn - (presumably via Greenford and Ealing Broadway) - Acton Wells Jn - Dudding Hill Jn - Cricklewood - St Pancras. Reason for the change of routing was because the driver did not know the route.

Sources : Phil Wieland & Robin Addison

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Broderick)

Location Booked Actual
St Pancras 08.45d 08.50
West Hampstead 08/48 08/52
Hendon 08/51 08/56
St Albans City 09.05a ~ 09.07d 09.14 ~ 09.15
Luton 09/18 09/26
Bedford Midland 09.37a ~ 09.42d 09.47 ~ 09.51
Bedford South Jn 09/44 ?
Stewartby 09p52a ~ 10p02d 10.24 ~ 10.40
Fenny Stratford 10/17 10.56 ~ 10.57
Bletchley 10c20 ~ 10c22 10.59 ~ 11.08 [by depot]
11/11 [Flyover Jn]
Fletton Sidings 10/27 ?
Claydon LNE Jn 10/44 11/34
Bicester 10/54 11/44 [London Road]
Oxford 11.30a ~ 11.40d 12.07 ~ 12.23
Bicester 12/15 12/45 [London Road]
Claydon LNE Jn 12.25 ~ 12.30 12.58 ~ 13.01
Quainton Road 12.40a ~ 14.15d 13.12 ~ 14.37
Aylesbury 14/30 14.47 ~ 14.52
Princes Risborough 14/45 15/06
Saunderton 14p51a ~ 15p06d 15.11 ~ 15.27
High Wycombe 15/12 15.34 ~ 15.36
West Ruislip 15/27 16.05 ~ 16.05
Northolt Jn 15/30 16/09
Wembley Complex 15p35a ~ 15p50d 16.19 ~ 16.29
Neasden South Jn 15/52 16.32 ~ 16.34
Marylebone 16.00a ~ 16.05d 16.43 ~ 16.58
Neasden South Jn 16/12 17.08 ~ 17.20
Northolt Jn 16/20 DIV
West Ruislip 16.24a ~ 16.34d DIV
Northolt Jn 16/37 DIV
Neasden Jn DIV 17/21
Acton Wells Jn DIV 17/26
Acton Main Line DIV 17/29
Ealing Broadway DIV 17.32 ~ 17.33
West Ealing DIV 17/35
Southall DIV 17/39
Slough DIV 17.53 ~ 18.03
Dolphin Jn DIV [SL - FL]
Southall DIV 18/18
West Ealing DIV 18/22
Ealing Broadway DIV 18.24 ~ 18.27
Acton Main Line DIV 18/30
Acton Wells Jn 17/00 18/33
Dudding Hill Jn 17/07 18/40
Cricklewood 17c10 ~ 17c17 18/43
West Hampstead 17/24 18/46
St Pancras 17.31a 18.53


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