30th April 1983

S.E.G. / R.C.T.S.
Devonian Rail Tour

DEMU Used 1014 (running as 6-car set)

Route : 1Z25 throughout
(SR headcode : 60)

DEMU Route
1014 London Waterloo - Clapham Junction - Earlesfield - Wimbledon - Woking - Basingstoke - Worting Jn - Andover - Salisbury - Gillingham - Yeovil Junction - Honiton - Exeter Central - Exeter St Davids - Cowley Bridge Jn - Crediton - Meldon Quarry
1014 Meldon Quarry - Crediton - Cowley Bridge Jn - Exeter St Davids (1) - Dawlish Warren - Newton Abbot
1014 Newton Abbot - Heathfield
1014 Heathfield - Newton Abbot - Paignton
1014 Paignton - Newton Abbot - Dawlish Warren - Exeter St Davids - Taunton - Cogload Jn - Castle Cary - (via Frome avoiding line) - Fairwood Jn - (2) Westbury (2) - Heywood Road Jn - Bedwyn - Newbury - Southcote Jn - Reading - Earley - Ascot - Virginia Water - Staines - Feltham Jn (3) - Hounslow - Kew Bridge - (3) Barnes - Clapham Junction - London Waterloo

Notes :
(1) Train was delayed at Exeter waiting a crew.
(2) Was booked via Westbury avoiding line but went via station (regulating, due to early running?).
(3) Was booked via Twickenham.


Nigel Jordan's tour ticket.

Sources : Chris Harley, Nigel Jordan & Alan Osborn

Tour Review
(by Nigel Jordan)

An on time departure from Waterloo and completely clear run down the fast line, with speeds in the high 60s / low 70s, gave on time departures from Woking and Basingstoke. Hard running over the undulating line to Salisbury got the train there 5 early. More hard running, both before and after Yeovil, put the train into Exeter around booked time. After the return trip up to Meldon Quarry the tour was still running near enough to time. My records dont show why it left Exeter 40 late (waiting crew - Webmaster) but no further time was lost down to Paignton. The hour stop there was shortened to 20 minutes to ensure an on time departure. Departure from Exeter was also on time and a fast run down from Whiteball Summit put us 3 early passing Taunton. More good running and we had gained another 5 minutes by Castle Cary. I guess the early running caused the train to be stopped at Westbury rather than running non stop via the avoiding line as booked. Reading was reached in less than a hour from Westbury. The run into Waterloo took 67 minutes even though the train was diverted round the Hounslow loop and with 3 minutes lost to signal checks at and after Clapham Junction.

Nigel Jordan

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Nigel Jordan & Alan Osborn)

Location Booked Actual
Waterloo 08.08d [FL] 08.08
Clapham Junction 08/14 08/14
Hampton Court Jn 08/24 08/23
Woking 08.35a ~ 08.36d 08.33 ~ 08.36
Basingstoke 08.59a ~ 09.00d 08.59 ~ 09.00
Worting Jn 09/04 09/05
Andover 09/21 09/19
Tunnel Jn 09/38 09/34
Salisbury 09.41a ~ 09.42d 09.36 ~ 09.42
Wilton Jn 09/46 09/45
Wilton 09/48 09/47
Gillingham 10/07 ?
Templecombe 10/14 [ML] 10/11
Sherbourne 10/21 ?
Yeovil Junction 10x28 ~ 10x43 10.24 ~ 10.47
Chard Jn 11/02 ?
Honiton 11/18 11/22
Pinhoe 11/30 ?
Exeter Central 11/34 11/36
Exeter St Davids 11c37 ~ 11c39 11.39 ~ 11.44
Cowley Bridge Jn 11/42 11/47
Crediton 11c48 ~ 11c49 11.54 ~ 11.57
Meldon Quarry 12.25a ~ 12.35d 12.28 ~ 12.47
Crediton 13c12 ~ 13c13 13.25 ~ 13.26
Cowley Bridge Jn 13/20 13/34
Exeter St Davids 13c23 ~ 13c25 13.39 ~ 14.06
Dawlish Warren 13/37 14/20
Newton Abbot 13.48 ~ 13.55 14.38 ~ 14.41
Heathfield 14.18 ~ 14.23 15.03 ~ 15.08
Newton Abbot 14/50 15/34
Paignton 15.05a ~ 16.05d 15.49 ~ 16.06
Newton Abbot 16/20 16/20
Dawlish Warren 16/33 16/34
Exeter St Davids 16c48 ~ 16c50 16.51 ~ 16.52
Cowley Bridge Jn 16/52 ?
Whiteball Summit 17/11 ?
Taunton 17/23 17/24
Castle Cary 17/52 17/48
Blatchbridge Jn 18/05 18/02
Clink Road Jn 18/07 18/04
Fairwood Jn 18/10 18/08
Westbury DIV 18.10 ~ 18.11
Heywood Road Jn 18/12 18/13
Lavington 18/20 ?
Woodborough 18/28 ?
Bedwyn 18/42 ?
Newbury 18/55 18/52
Southcote Jn 19/07 19/06
Reading 19.10a ~ 19.13d [ML] 19.11 ~ 19.12
Earley 19/18 ?
Wokingham 19/22 19/23
Ascot 19/32 19/32
Virginia Water 19/44 19/38
Staines 19/52 19/46
Feltham Jn 19/58 19/55
Twickenham 20/02 [FL] DIV
Hounslow DIV 19/57
Barnes 20/06 [FL] 20/04
Clapham Junction 20/11 20.09 ~ 20.11
Waterloo 20.18a 20.18


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