4th August 1991

Network SouthEast
The Network Explorer II

Locos Used 33064 & 33102
Stock Used 7x mk2 (5xTSO, 1xFK & 1xBFK)

Route : 1Z33 throughout
(SR Headcode: 33)

Locos Route
33064 +
33102
London Waterloo - Clapham junction - Twickenham - Staines - Ascot - Reading - Didcot Parkway - Swindon - Chippenham - Bath Spa - North Somerset Jn - Dr Days Jn - Filton Jn - Bristol Parkway - Westerleigh Jn - Yate - Standish Jn - Gloucester
33102 +
33064
Gloucester - Standish Jn - Kemble - Swindon - (reverse of outward route) - London Waterloo

Notes :
Run in connection with the Gloucester Rail Day.


Nigel Jordan's ticket for the train.

Sources : Richard Rooker (joined/left the train at Wokingham)
& Nigel Jordan (joined at Waterloo, left at Reading on the return)

Tour Review
(from Nigel Jordan)

The slightly late start from Waterloo didn’t seem to matter as the time was recouped by Wokingham through a combination of easy timings and spirited running after Richmond. 8 minutes were lost due to a signal check before Reading, waiting for access to the GWML, and that put the train 6 late from the Berkshire town. The onward schedule was, in this writers opinion, completely over timed and so from a performance point of view the Cromptons didn’t have to work that hard. The only consolation for the long way around after Swindon was the scratching of some track, especially North Somerset Jn to Dr Days Jn.

The hour plus late start coming home was due to the late return to Gloucester of one of the rail shuttles that were run in conjunction with the Rail Day. Fortunately the return trip was routed via Kemble so a midnight arrival in London wouldn’t happen. Common sense prevailed after Swindon as the organisers announced that anyone could change at Reading in order to get a fast train to London, at no extra cost, rather than staying on to Waterloo. Reading was reached 51 down and this is where I left the train, for a tram to Paddington if memory serves me right.

Nigel Jordan

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Nigel Jordan)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Waterloo 09.00d [WFL] 09.04   22.23a ? 121.33
2.58 Queenstown Road 09/04˝ ?   22/25 ? 118.56
3.70 Clapham Junction 09.07a ~ 09.08d 09.10 ~ 09.11   22.11a ~ 22.12d ? 117.44
7.03 Barnes 09/13 09/15   22/07 ? 114.31
9.53 Richmond 09.17a ~ 09.18d 09.18 ~ 09.19   22.01a ~ 22.02d ? 111.61
11.18 Twickenham 09/21 09/21   21/58˝ ? 110.16
13.31 Feltham Jn 09/23˝ ?   21/55 ? 108.03
18.58 Staines 09/33 09/33   21/47 ? 102.36
23.11 Virginia Water 09/39˝ 09/39   21/38 ? 98.23
28.75 Ascot 09/46 09/44   21/28 ? 92.39
36.47 Wokingham 09.55a ~ 09.56d 09.52 ~ 09.56   21.15a ~ 21.16d ? 84.67
40.41 Earley 10/00 10/00   21/10 ? 80.74
42.35 Reading Spur Jn 10/03 ?   21/06 ? 78.79
42.69 Reading New Jn 10/04 ?   21/05 ? 78.45
43.27 Reading 10.09a ~ 10.11d 10.14 ~ 10.17   21.02a ~ 21.04d 21.53 ~ ??.?? 78.07
44.25 Reading West Jn [RL] ?   21/00 ? 77.09
60.39 Didcot Parkway 10/30 10/34   20/42 21/38 60.75
61.04 Foxhall Jn [ML] ?   ML ? 60.30
? Steventon ? ?   20/38 21/35 ?
71.15 Challow 10/40 10/44   20/31 21/28 50.19
84.52 Swindon 10.55a ~ 10.57d 10.59 ~ 11.05   20.14a ~ 20.16d 21.15 ~ 21.16 36.62

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
90.36 Wootton Bassett Jn 11/04 ?
101.25 Chippenham 11/15 11/22
111.75 Bathampton Jn 11/30 11/35
114.20 Bath Spa 11/33 11/38
124.75 Norh Somerset Jn 11/45 ?
125.15 Dr Days Jn 11/46 11/50
126.12 Stapleton Road 11/47 11/52
127.12 Filton Jn 11/55 11/56
130.31 Bristol Parkway 11/57 11/58
135.01 Westerleigh Jn 12/03 12/03
144.66 Charfield 12/11 12/11
154.39 Standish Jn 12/23 12/27
160.49 Gloucester Yard Jn 12/28 12/34
161.50
0.00
Gloucester 12.30a~ 19.30d 12.38 ~ 20.36
0.23 Horton Road Jn 19/31 ?
1.01 Gloucester Yard Jn 19/32 20/38
7.11 Standish Jn 19/39 20/45
23.06 Kemble 19/59 21/00
? Swindon Loco Yard 20/12 ?

Timings continue in first table.

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