26th January 1985

Pullman Rail
The Thames-Avon Express

Loco Used steam: 4498 'Sir Nigel Gresley'

Route : 1T08 throughout

Loco Route
4498 London Marylebone - Neasden South Jn - Northolt Jn - West Ruislip - High Wycombe - Princes Risborough - Aynho Jn - Banbury - Leamington Spa - Hatton - Bearley - Stratford-upon-Avon
4498 Stratford-upon-Avon - (reverse of outward route) (1) - London Marylebone

Notes :
(1) At Banbury the train ran through the station then propelled back into the Down Loop for watering.

Source : Dick Franklin

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from
Dick Franklin)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Marylebone 10.15d 10.26   18.24a 21.01
Neasden South Jn 10/23 10/38   18/16 20/50
Northolt Jn 10/33 10/51   18/06 20/36
West Ruislip 10.37a ~ 10.39d 10.57 ~ 11.01   18.00a ~ 18.02d 20.30 ~ 20.31
High Wycombe 11.00a ~ 11.02d 11.28 ~ 11.31   17.36a ~ 17.38d 20.07 ~ 20.08
Princes Risborough 11/15 11/45   17/25 19/55
Bicester 11/35 12/08   17/04 19.11 ~ 19.29
Aynho Jn 11/45 12/22   16/51 18/54
Banbury 11w52a ~ 12w42d 12.31 ~ 13.01   16w10a ~ 16w40d 18.03 ~ 18.39
??? ? ?   ? 17.27 ~ 17.52
Leamington Spa 13/05 13/30   15/47 16/57
Hatton 13/16 13/40   15/39 16/48
Hatton West Jn 13/18 13/41   15/37 16/47
Bearley Jn 13/25 13/48   15/30 16/37
Stratford-upon-Avon 13.30a 13.55   15.25d 16.26


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