2nd May 1994
The Big E
|Locos Used||20118, 20131, 37796, 37799 & 37896|
1Z20 : Paddington to Exeter St Davids
1Z37 : Exeter St Davids to Paddington
|20131 + 20118||London Paddington - Slough - Reading - Southcote Jn - Newbury - Bedwyn - Woodborough - Lavington - Heywood Road Jn - Hawkeridge Jn - Trowbridge - Bradford South Jn - Bradford-on-Avon - Bathampton Jn - Bath Spa - Bristol Temple Meads - Highbridge - Bridgewater - Cogload Jn - Taunton - Tiverton Parkway - Cowley Bridge Jn - Exeter St Davids (1)|
|37799 + 37796 + 37896||Exeter St Davids - Cowley Bridge Jn - Tiverton Parkway - Taunton - Cogload Jn - Castle Cary - Blatchbridge Jn - Clink Road Jn - Fairwood Jn - Heywood Road Jn - Lavington - Woodborough - Bedwyn - Newbury - Southcote Jn -Reading - Slough - London Paddington|
(1) for visit to open day. On the same date, Pathfinder ran a tour to Exeter from York. This used the 37's for the outward leg and the 20's for the return.
(2) Nigel Benning comments: This tour was run to coincide with the Exeter Railfair event. It was scheduled to hauled by 3 x 20's on the outward run, but BR Telecoms had sent 2 of its 4 Class 20's into works for repainting ready for a naming ceremony, so we had to make to with 2! Due to a freight train failure on the outward run, instead of taking our planned route via Castle Cary, we were diverted from Heywood Road Junction (Westbury) via Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads. This resulted in a 50 minute late arrival at Exeter St. David's.
Sources : Alan Costello, Dave Burbridge & Brian Garrett
The 20's arrive into Paddington station (photo: Nick Blyth)
Headboard on, ready to go... (photo: Nick Blyth)
The 37's, led by 37799, at Exeter St Davids (photo: Nick Blyth)
Timings (Booked & Actual)
(provided by Nigel Benning)
|18.31||Slough||09.00a ~ 09.01d||?||19.51a ~ 20.00d||?|
|35.73||Reading General||09.23a ~ 09.25d||??.?? ~ 09.26||19.33a ~ 19.35d||19.43 ~ ??.??|
|94.40||Heywood Road Jn||10/26||10/35||18/44||18/54|
|100.19||Clink Road Jn||10/32||DIV||18/39||?|
|172.13||Cowley Bridge Jn||11/53||?||17/35||?|
|173.33||Exeter St. Davids||11.56a||12.46||17.32||17.48|
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