29th December 2005

Steamy Affairs
The Salisbury Spire Christmas Express

Cancelled due to engineering works.

Planned route & locos:
1Z60 :
Birmingham International to Salisbury
1Z61 : Salisbury to Birmingham International

Loco Route
diesel Birmingham International - Coventry - Rugby - Northampton - Milton Keynes Central - Watford Junction - Wembley Central - Sudbury Jn - Wembley Yard South Jn - Willesden No.7 - Willesden WL Jn - Mitre Bridge Jn - Kensington Olympia
steam 34067 Kensington Olympia - Mitre Bridge Jn - Willesden WL Jn - Willesden SW Sidings - Acton Wells Jn - Acton Main Line - Slough - Twyford - Reading - Southcote Jn - Basingstoke - Andover - Salisbury
steam 34067 Salisbury -  - (reverse of outward route) - Kensington Olympia
diesel Kensington Olympia - (reverse of outward route) - Birmingham International

Notes :
(1) Advertised as Salisbury - Southampton - Winchester - Basingstoke but timed reverse of outward.

Source : John Clifford

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Janet Cottrell)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Birmingham International 07.45d 23.40a [P1]
Coventry 08.00a ~ 08.03d [P2] 23.27a ~ 23.30d [P4]
Trent Valley Jn 08/13 23/06
Rugby 08.15a ~ 08.46d [P2] [UNL] 23.02a ~ 23.04d [P1] [FL]
Hillmorton Jn 08/48 23/00 [DNL]
Long Buckby 08.57a ~ 09.00d 22.46a ~ 22.48d
Northampton 09.14a ~ 09.17d [P1] 22.33a ~ 22.35d [P2]
Hanslope Jn 09/28 [SL] 22/16
Milton Keynes Central 09.37a ~ 09.41d [P2] 22.07a ~ 22.10d [P3]
Bletchley 09/45 22/00
Ledburn Jn 09/52 21/53
Tring 09/58 21/48
Bourne End Jn 10/04 21/43
Watford Junction 10.17a ~ 10.20d [P9] 21.32a ~ 21.35d [P8]
Harrow & Wealdstone 10/26 21/26
Wembley Central 10/29 21/21
Sudbury Jn 10/31 [UR] 21/19 [SL]
Wembley Yard South Jn 10/33 21/18
Willesden No.7 10/38 21/17
Willesden WL Jn 10/40 21/15 [DR]
Mitre Bridge Jn 10/45 21/12
North Pole Jn 10/46 21/09
Kensington Olympia 10L50a ~ 11L06d [P2] 20L51a ~ 21L06d [P2]
North Pole Jn 11/12 20/47
Mitre Bridge Jn 11/13 [REV] 20/46
Willesden SW Sidings 11/24 20/42 [REV]
Acton Wells Jn 11/38 20/40
Acton Main Line 11/45 [RL] 20/31
Acton West 11/47 20/30
West Ealing 11/50 20/24
Southall 11/56 20/19
Airport Jn 12/01 20/13
Slough 12/08 19/57
Maidenhead 12/15 19/50
Twyford 12/30 19/41
Twyford West 12/31 [ML] ?
Reading 12.37a ~ 13.15d [TL] 19.20a ~ 19.34d [TL] [RL]
Southcote Jn 13/24 19/10 [ML]
Bramley 13/34 19/00
Basingstoke 13/46 [P2] [SL] 18.31a ~ 18.51d [P4]
Worting Jn 13.51a ~ 14.10d ?
Whitchurch 14.21a ~ 14.46d ?
Andover 14/55 18/06
Tunnel Jn 15/11 17/48
Salisbury [P4] 15.14a 17.45d [P2]


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