6th March 1993

Branch Line Society
The Bicester & Kineton Explorer

Locos Used 37261 & 47833
MoD locos 271, 274, 275, 277 & 278

Route :

Loco(s) Route
?47833? Crewe - (via WCML, Trent Valley & Weedon) - Willesden WL Jn - Mitre Bridge Jn
47833 Mitre Bridge Jn - Willesden SW Sidings - Acton Main Line - Ealing Broadway - Slough - Reading - Didcot Parkway
47833 (1) Didcot Parkway - Oxford - Bicester COD GF
37261 (2) Bicester COD GF - Bicester Exchange Sidings
271 + 275 Bicester Exchange Sidings - Arnscott Yard
271 + 275 Arnscott Yard - Bicester Exchange Sidings
47833 (1) Bicester Exchange Sidings - Bicester COD GF
37261 (2) Bicester COD GF - Oxford
47833 (1) Oxford - Banbury - Kineton Exchange Sidings
274 + 277 (3) Kineton Exchange Sidings - Kineton Platfordm - `A`Loop - Kineton Platform - `B`Loop - Kineton Platform
278 (4) Kineton Platform - Marlborough Loop to LC
274 + 277 Marlborough Loop LC - Kineton Platform - `B` Loop - Kineton Platform
274 + 278 Kineton Platform - Kineton Exchange Sidings
47833 (1) [Kineton Exchange Sidings - Kineton Down Loop]
37261 (2) [Kineton Down Loop - Kineton Down Main Line]
47833 (1) [Kineton Down Main Line - Kineton Up Main Line] - Banbury - Oxford - Didcot Parkway
47833 Didcot - (reverse of outward route) - Mitre Bridge Jn
?47833? Mitre Bridge Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Rugby - Coventry - Stechford - Aston - Bescot - Bushbury Jn - Stafford - (reverse of outward route) - Crewe

Notes:
(1) 37261 on rear.
(2) 47833 on rear.
(3) 278 on rear.
(4) 274 + 277 on rear.

Sources : Paul Griffin (joined/left the train at Oxford)
& Jeff King (joined/left the train at Ealing Broadway)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Jeff King & Dick Franklin)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Crewe 05.40d ?   00.29a ?
Madeley 05/49 ?   00/21 ?
Norton Bridge 05/55 ?   00/12 ?
Stafford 05.59a ~ 06.01d ?   23.54a ~ 00.05d ?
Bushbury Jn   23/41 ?
Portobello Jn   23/38 ?
Bescot Jn   23/33 ?
Aston   23/23 ?
Stechford   23/10 ?
Birmingham International   23/05 ?
Coventry   22/54 ?
Colwich 06/07 ?  
Lichfield Trent Valley 06/13 ?  
Nuneaton 06/25 ?  
Rugby 06.43a ~ 06.45d ?   22.37a ~ 22.39d ?
Weedon 06/55 ?   22/15 ?
Hanslope Jn 07/03 ?   22/07 ?
Bletchley 07/09 ?   22/01 ?
Tring 07/18 ?   21/53 ?
Watford Junction 07.28a ~ 07.30d ?   21.41a ~ 21.42d ?
Wembley Central 07.52a ~ 07.53d ?   21.31a ~ 21.31d ?
Mitre Bridge Jn 07L59a ~ 08L14d ?   21L10a ~ 21L25d ?
Willesden SW Sidings 08/18 ?   21/06 ?
Acton Wells Jn 08/21 ?   21/03 ?
Signal OO222 08*24a ~ 08*34d ?   - ?
Acton Main Line 08/37 ?   20/58 ?
Ealing Broadway 08.40a ~ 08.42d ??.?? ~ 09.30   20.53a ~ 20.55d 20.58 ~ ??.??
Slough 09/01 09/43   20/41 20/47
Twyford 09/12 09/53   20/33 20/36
Reading 09.17a ~ 09.19d 10.00 ~ 10.03   20.22a ~ 20.27d 20.25 ~ 20.28
Didcot Parkway 09L37a ~ 09L50d 10.19 ~ 10.29   19L52a ~ 20L02d 19.59 ~ 20.07
Oxford 10.06a ~ 10.08d 10.42 ~ 10.44   19.41d 19.43 ~ 19.44
Bicester COD GF 10*35a ~ 10*41d 11.09 ~ ??.??  
Bicester COD 10.46a 11.20  
visit to Bicester COD  
Bicester COD 13.00d 12.48  
Bicester COD GF 13*06a ~ 13*12d ??.?? ~ 13.00  
Islip 13/24 ?  
Oxford 13.38a ~ 13.45d 13.38 ~ 13.44   19.39a ?
Aynho Jn 14/03 14/08   19/20 ?
Banbury 14/11 14.13 ~ 14.15   19/14 19.17 ~ 19.18
Fenny Compton 14.20a 14.31   19.02d 19.05
visit to Kineton CAD site


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