27th November 1965

British Rail (W.R.)
Last Steam Hauled Train from Paddington

Locos Used D1006 'Western Stalwart', D6881, D6882 & 7029 'Clun Castle'

Route :

Loco(s) Route
7029 London Paddington - Slough - Maidenhead - Reading - Didcot - Swindon - Chippenham - Bath Spa - Bristol East Depot - Bristol Temple Meads - Bristol East - Mangotsfield - Yate South Jn - Charfield - Standish Jn - Gloucester Eastgate
D1006 Gloucester Eastgate - Tramway Jn - Lansdowne Jn - Cheltenham Malvern Road - Cheltenham St James
D1006 Cheltenham St James - Cheltenham Malvern Road - Lansdowne Jn - Tramway Jn - Gloucester Central
7029 Gloucester Central - Tramway Jn - Standish Jn - Stroud - Swindon
D6881 + D6882 Swindon - (reverse of outward route) - London Paddington

Notes :
(1) Robin Lush comments: The class 37s were supposed to give us a fast run back to Paddington but didn’t.

Source : Robin Lush


7029 makes a fine sight (photo: Adrian Vaughan collection)


7029 waiting to leave Bristol Temple Meads (photos: Robert Darlaston)


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Robin Lush & Tony Pirie)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Paddington 09.18d 09.18   16.55a 17.12 77.30
1.20 Westbourne Park 09/22 09/22   16/50 17/07 76.05
9.06 Southall 09/31 09/31   16/41 17/01 68.20
13.36 Slough 09/39 09/40   16/35 ? 58.85
24.19 Maidenhead 09/45 09/45   16/32 16/50 53.05
31.01 Twyford 09/51 09/51   16/27 16/45 46.30
35.78 Reading General 09/56 09/56   16/24 16/41 41.30
53.10 Didcot 10/12 10/12   16/13 16/29 24.20
66.43 Uffington 10/28 (10/30)   16/05 ? 10.80
77.24
0.00
Swindon 10.40a ~ 10.50d 10.47 ~ 10.57   15L45a ~ 15L55d 15.55 ~ 16.08 0.00
36.65

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
5.60 Wootton Bassett 10/58 ?
16.65 Chippenham 11/08 11/19
27.30 Bathampton 11/19 11/29
29.55 Bath Spa 11/24 11/32
? Bristol East Depot ??.??a ~ 11.48d 11.43 ~11.44
41.05 Bristol Temple Meads 11.50a ~ 12.28d 11.47 ~ 12.28
0.00 Bristol East 12/30 12/30
5.00 Mangotsfield 12/39 12/39
10.00 Yate South Jn 12/45 12/46
16.50 Charfield 12/53 12/54
22.00 Berkeley Road 12/58 12/59
30.00 Standish Jn 13/05 13/09
37.00
0.00
Gloucester Eastgate 13L15a ~ 13L25d 13.22 ~ 13.32
? Tramway Jn 13/27 13/34
? Lansdowne Jn 13/39 13/42
? Cheltenham Malvern Road 13/41 13/44
8.21
0.00
Cheltenham St James 13.43a ~ 14.25d 13/47 ~ 14.25
1.19 Cheltenham Malvern Road 14/27 14/27
1.72 Lansdowne Jn 14/28 14/29
7.68 Tramway Jn 14/37 14/37
8.21
0.00
Gloucester Central 14L39a ~ 14L55d 14.38 ~ 14.55
0.33 Tramway Jn 14/56 14/58
7.30 Standish Jn 15/10 15/11
11.76 Stroud 15/16 15/17
23.09 Kemble 15/31 15/40
36.10 Loco Yard 15/42 ?


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