20th September 1998
The Falmouth Packet
|Locos Used||56078 & steam: 6024 'King Edward I'|
|Stock Used||Set CS01 + 6024 Support coach (1)|
1Z56 : Gloucester to Falmouth Docks
1Z24 : Falmouth Docks to Gloucester
|56078||Gloucester - Standish Jn - Charfield - Westerleigh Jn - Bristol Parkway - Filton Jn - Stapleton Road - Bristol Temple Meads - Worle Jn - Uphill Jn - Bridgwater - Taunton - Exeter St Davids - Newton Abbot - Totnes - Plymouth - Saltash - St Germans - Lostwithiel - Par|
|56078 (2)||Par - St Austell - Truro - Penwithers Jn - Falmouth Town - Falmouth Docks|
|6024 (3)||Falmouth Docks - Falmouth Town - Penwithers Jn - Truro|
|6024||Truro - (reverse of outward route) - Bristol Temple Meads (4) - Bath Spa - Chippenham - Swindon|
|56078||Swindon - Stroud - Standish Jn - Gloucester|
(1) Train departed Gloucester 111 minutes late (10.21am) due to the failure of the booked train loco, 56049. 56078 was sent from Godfrey Road.
(2) 6024 on rear.
(3) 56078 on rear, assisting 6024 to conserve water.
(4) Booked route from Bristol to Gloucester was the reverse of outward. Mike Hunt comments : 6024 was planned to haul the train from Falmouth Docks to Bristol Temple Meads, where it was to have been replaced by 56078. 56078 remained at the rear of the train as far as Truro, for banking purposes, it then formed the 0Z56 16:38 Truro to Bristol Temple Meads light locomotive positioning movement. However, fate intervened! How is this for a cock up of the type that Railtrack seemed to excel in; the timings issued, and reproduced below, failed to provide for a Civil Engineer's total possession between Westerleigh Jn and Standish Jn! In consequence, 0Z56 was extended and ran on to Swindon. 6024 then continued to work 1Z24 forward from Bristol Temple Meads to Swindon. Here it was replaced by 56078, which then hauled the charter from Swindon to Gloucester via the 'Golden Valley' route through Kemble and Stroud. I have no revised timings (if indeed any were issued?) to cover this cock up.
Sources : various including Nigel Tregoning, Roger
Elliott & Mike Hunt
Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Mike Hunt)
|Horton Road Jn||08/31||?||23/26||?|
|Gloucester Yard Jn||08/32||?||23/25||?|
|Bristol Parkway||09.04a ~ 09.07d||?||22.49a ~ 22.52d||DIV|
|Dr Days Jn||09/14||?||22/42||DIV|
|Bristol Temple Meads||09.17a ~ 09.20d||?||22L21a ~ 22L40d||?|
|Highbridge & Burnham||09.44a ~ 09.46d||?||21.43a ~ 21.45d||?|
|Taunton||10.03a ~ 10.05d||?||21.06a ~ 21.13d||?|
|Cowley Bridge Jn||10/38||?||20/33||?|
|Exeter St Davids||10.40a ~ 11.00d||?||20.05a ~ 20.30d||?|
|Plymouth||12.03a ~ 12.08d||?||18.28a ~ 18.55d||?|
|St Budeaux Jn||12/14||?||18/21||(18/32)|
|Lostwithiel||12/52||?||16.52a ~ 17.34d||?|
|Par||12L58a ~ 13L20d||?||16/40||?|
|Truro||13.55a ~ 13.58d||?||15.55a ~ 16.05d||?|
|Falmouth Town||14.20a ~ 15.20d||?||15/34||?|
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