27th April 1991

The Class 20 Society
Bristol or Bust / The Last Great Moose Hunt

Locos Used 20016, 20081, 47832 & 47848

Route : 1Z40 throughout

'Bristol or Bust' :

Loco(s) Route
47832 Sheffield - Dore Station Jn - Dronfield - Chesterfield - Clay Cross South Jn - Ambergate Jn - Derby - Long Eaton - Sheet Stores Jn - Toton Centre
20081 + 20116 Toton Centre - Sheet Stores Jn - Stenson Jn - Burton-on-Trent - Tamworth - Water Orton - Landor Street Jn - Kings Norton - Bromsgrove - Droitwich Spa - Worcester Foregate Street - Great Malvern - Hereford - Abergavenny - Maindee North Jn - Severn Tunnel Junction - Patchway - Stapleton Road - Bristol Temple Meads

'The Last Great Moose Hunt' :

20016 + 20081 Bristol Temple Meads - Bath Spa - Chippenham - Swindon - Foxhall Jn - Didcot North Jn - Oxford - Charlbury - Evesham - Worcester Shrub Hill - Droitwich Spa - (reverse of outward route) - Stenson Jn - Derby
47848 Derby - (reverse of outward route) - Sheffield

Notes :
(1) Gary Blyth comments: Probably the most fun I've ever had on a railtour! Party masks, balloons, special real ale, sunny weather, two new 20's and a brass band (Abbey Brass Band no less) on board!!! The finale was the ascent of Lickey! 10 mins of pure thrash. I've never witnessed anything as good since! Milkfloat overtook us half way up!!!


20081+20016 at Hereford (photo: Simon Cresswell)

Sources : Gary Blyth (joined/left train at Kings Norton), Jeremy Hinks & Simon Cresswell

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Simon Cresswell)

M.C Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn) M.C
0.00 Sheffield 08.05d 20.55a 230.27
3.70 Dore Station Jn 08/12 20/49 226.37
6.76 Dronfield 08/16 ? ?
12.20 Chesterfield 08/23 20/39 217.77
16.30 Clay Cross South Jn 08/27 ? ?
26.38 Ambergate Jn 08/34 20/26 203.59
31.10 Duffield 08/40 ? ?
36.31 Derby 08.46a ~ 08.48d 20.13a ~ 20.15d 193.66
39.01 Spondon 08/53 - -
45.10 Sheet Stores Jn 08/58 - -
47.48 Toton Centre 09L07 ~ 09L27 - -
50.06 Sheet Stores Jn 09/39 - -
62.40 Stenson Jn 10/01 ? ?
68.57 Burton-on-Trent 10.07a ~ 10.09d 19.54a ~ 19.56d 182.65
81.48 Tamworth 10/21 19/44 169.74
91.24 Water Orton 10.30a ~ 10.32d 19.33a ~ 19.35d 160.18
97.30 Landor Street Jn 10/40 19/26 154.12
103.45 Kings Norton 10.55a ~ 10.57d 19.14a ~ 19.15d 148.77
108.53 Barnt Green 11/10 19/09 143.69
118.44 Droitwich Spa 11/20 18/49 133.78

 

M.C Location Booked
124.34 Worcester Foregate Street 11/28
133.28 Great Malvern 11/44
140.28 Ledbury 11.56 ~ 12.00
154.10 Hereford 12p19a ~ 12p50d
166.30 Pontrilas 13/08
174.21 Abergavenny 13/21
186.39 Cwmbran 13/38
193.11 Maindee East Jn (flyover!) 13/47
202.24 Severn Tunnel Junction 14/06
209.20 Pilning 14/17
212.66 Patchway 14/22
218.56
0.00
Bristol Temple Meads 14.31a ~ 15.47d
4.43 Keynsham 15/58
7.51 Bath Spa 16/04
20.46 Chippenham 16/19
37.18 Swindon 16/39
61.28 Didcot West Curve Jn 17/02
71.18 Oxford 17/17
74.09 Wolvercot Jn 17/21
84.37 Charlbury 17/34
99.33 Moreton-in-Marsh 17/52
114.32 Evesham 18/11
128.08 Worcester Shrub Hill 18.35a ~ 18.41d

Timings continue in first table.

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