6th May 1991

Pathfinder Tours/6024PS & 71000SLT
The Royal Shakespeare Shuttle

Locos Used Diesel : ?????
Steam : 6024 & 71000

Route :

Loco Route
????? Paddington - Didcot
6024 Didcot - Oxford - Banbury - Hatton - Stratford on Avon
71000 Stratford on Avon - Hatton - Banbury - Oxford - Didcot
71000 Didcot - Oxford - Banbury - Hatton - Stratford on Avon
6024 Stratford on Avon - Hatton - Banbury - Oxford - Didcot
????? Didcot - Paddington

Notes : 
Confirmation of the diesel(s) used to/from Didcot is required, and that the second steam-hauled round trip took place as shown

Source : Terry Jackson (travelled on first round trip with 6024/71000)

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Terry Jackson)

M.C Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
0.00 Paddington 07.47d 23.15a
5.51 Ealing Broadway 07/54 23/08
9.01 Southall 07/57 23/06
18.31 Slough 08.05a ~ 08.07d 22.55a ~ 22.57d
24.14 Maidenhead 08/16 22/50
30.76 Twyford 08/22 22/46
35.73 Reading 08.27a ~ 08.29d 22.37a ~ 22.57d
53.05 Didcot Parkway 08.47a 22.21d

 

  Train 1   Train 2
M.C Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)   Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
0.00 Didcot Parkway 09.25d 14.23a   17.11d 21.51a
0.64 Didcot North Jn 09/27 14/21   17/13 21/49
10.31 Oxford 09/49 14/11   17.29a ~ 17.31d 21/39
13.22 Wolvercot Jn 09/53 14/08   17/36 21/35
22.11 Heyford 10/03 13/59   17/45 21/26
28.02 Aynho Jn 10/09 13/52   17/51 21/19
33.06 Banbury 10*16a ~ 10*46d 13*15a ~ 13*47d   17*57a ~ 18*27d 20*44a ~ 21*14d
53.15 Leamington Spa 11/23 12/52   18/54 20/17
59.04 Hatton 11/38 12/39   19/09 19/56
59.38 Hatton West Jn 11/40 12/37   19/11 19/54
64.76 Bearley Jn 11/56 12/27   19/20 19/44
68.57 Stratford-upon-Avon 12.03a 12.20d   19.27a 19.37d

Key;
a : arrival time
d : departure time
* : operational stop
/ : passing time

All distances, in miles and chains (M & C), are taken from the timing sheet given out on the train. No attempt has been made to verify the mileages given.

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