6th April 1964

The Crusaders' Union
Swindon Crusader Special

Loco(s) Used ???

Route :

Loco(s) Route
???? London Paddington - (via GWML) - Reading - Swindon - Wootton Bassett Jn - Chippenham - Bath Spa - North Somerset Jn - Dr Days Bridge Jn - Filton Jn - Stoke Gifford Jn - Badminton - Wootton Bassett Jn - Swindon
???? Swindon - ??? - London Paddington

Notes :
(1) Route & loco confirmation required - above is from booked timings. A 'train timing competition' was held on the outward leg and a special timing sheet was provided for this purpose. On the sheet it was noted that: we have been given a very fast ' four-star' timing. It was also noted that: in marking, allowance will be made for age, neatness and the accuracy of speed figures by those who attempt speed estimation on the journey. Completed sheets were to be collected on the return journey but there was no indication of the prize(s) for winner(s).

Source : Paul Waldron

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Paul Waldron)

Miles Location Booked Notes
0.0 Paddington 11.05d  
1.3 Westbourne Park 11/09  
5.7 Ealing Broadway ?  
9.1 Southall 11/17  
18.5 Slough 11/25  
24.2 Maidenhead 11/30  
31.0 Twyford 11/36 75mph permanent speed restriction
36.0 Reading 11/41 75mph permanent speed restriction
41.5 Pangbourne ?  
48.5 Cholsey ?  
53.1 Didcot 11/56  
56.5 Steventon 11/59  
63.9 Challow ?  
71.6 Shrivenham ?  
77.3 Swindon 12/21  
82.9 Wootton Basset 12/26  
87.7 Dauntsey ? High speed here
94.0 Chippenham 12/33 High speed here
98.3 Corsham ? Box Tunnel 1 miles
104.6 Bathampton 12/40  
106.9 Bath Spa 12/43 30mph permanent speed restriction
113.7 Keynsham ? 75mph permanent speed restriction
117.6 North Somerset Jn S.B. 12/56 10mph permanent speed restriction
117.9 Dr Days Bridge Jn 12*58 ~ 13*00 Special Stop
122.0 Filton Jn 13/09 45mph permanent speed restriction
123.3 Stoke Gifford East Jn 13/11 35mph permanent speed restriction
130.2 Chipping Sudbury ? Sodbury Tunnel 2 miles
134.8 Badminton 13/24  
140.6 Hullavington ? High speed here
145.1 Little Somerford ?
151.9 Wootton Bassett 13/38 50mph permanent speed restriction
157.5 Swindon 13.45a  


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