24th March 2018

A1 Steam Locomotive Trust
The Sulis & Sarum Express

Locos Used 66103 & steam: 60163 'Tornado'
Stock Used 21249+6310+3098+3121+80042+3147+3120+3123+3066+1832+4927+4946+4991

Route :
1Z63 : Tame Bridge Parkway to Salisbury
1Z65 : Salisbury to Tame Bridge Parkway

Loco(s) Route
60163 Tame Bridge Parkway - Perry Barr North Jn - Perry Barr West Jn - Soho East Jn - Soho South Jn - Birmingham New Street - Proof House Jn - St Andrews Jn - Bordesley Jn - Lifford East Jn - Kings Norton - Barnt Green - Bromsgrove - Stoke Works Jn - Droitwich Spa - Worcester Shrub Hill - Norton Jn - Abbotswood Jn - Ashchurch for Tewkesbury - Cheltenham Spa - Barnwood Jn - Gloucester Yard Jn - Standish Jn - Yate - Westerleigh Jn - Bristol Parkway - Filton Abbey Wood - Dr Day's Jn - North Somerset Jn - Bath Spa - Bathampton Jn - Bradford Jn - Trowbridge - Westbury - Warminster - Salisbury 
60163 Salisbury - (reverse of outward route) - Bromsgrove
60163 (1) Bromsgrove - Barnt Green - Kings Norton - Selly Oak - Birmingham New Street - Proof House Jn - Aston - Perry Barr North Jn - Tame Bridge Parkway

Notes :
(1) 66103 banking on rear.
(2) The return leg of the tour was re-timed, due to concerns of the banking ritual for the Lickey and other passing trains.


60163 near Trowbridge on the outward leg of the tour (photo: Mark V. Pike)

Source : Doug Lindsay (on the tour throughout)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Doug Lindsay & Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Revised Actual
Tame Bridge Parkway 08.00d [P1] 08.02   21.43a [P2] 21.43a [P2] 22.01
Perry Barr North Jn 08/07 08/09   21/37 21/37 21/55
Perry Barr West Jn 08/08 08/10   - - -
Soho East Jn 08/12 08/14   - - -
Soho South Jn 08/17 08/16   - - -
Birmingham New Street 08.24a ~ 08.27d [P7] [DEL] 08.22 ~ 08.30   - - -
Proof House Jn 08/29 08/33   - - -
St Andrews Jn 08/33 08/36   - - -
Bordesley Jn 08/34 08/37   - - -
Lifford East Jn 08/41 08/46   - - -
Aston - -   21/33 [P1] 21/33 [P1] 21/52
Proof House Jn - -   21/30 21/30 21/47
Birmingham New Street - -   21.24a ~ 21.27d [P6] [WL] 21.24a ~ 21.27d [P6] [WL] 21.37 ~ 21.44 [P6]
Selly Oak - -   21/17 21/17 21/28
Kings Norton 08/43 [P4] [FL] 08/48   21/14 [P1] 21/14 [P1] 21/23
Longbridge 08/49 08/54   21/02 [P1] [SL] 21/05 [P1] [SL] 21/14
Barnt Green 08/54 [P2] 08/56   20/56 [P1] [ML] 20/59 [P1] [ML] 21/09
Bromsgrove 08.59a ~ 09.04d [P3] 09.02 ~ 09.06   20.26a ~ 20.41d [P1] 20.41a ~ 20.47d [P1] 20.49 ~ 21.02
Stoke Works Jn 09/08 09/11   20/21 20*18 ~ 20*35  20.26 ~ 20.43
Droitwich Spa 09/13 09/18   20/09 20/09 20/18
Tunnel Jn 09/20 ?   20/02 20/02 20/09
Worcester Shrub Hill 09.22a ~ 09.24d [P2] 09.28 ~ 09.31   19.57a ~ 20.00d [P1] 19.57a ~ 20.00d [P1] 20.04 ~ 20.07
Norton Jn 09/30 09/37   19/52 19/52 19/55
Abbotswood Jn 09*33 ~ 09*41 09/39?   19/50 19/50 19/53
Ashchurch for Tewkesbury 09/53 [P2] 09/51   19/40 [P1] 19/40 [P1] 19/44
Cheltenham Spa 10.02a ~ 10.04d [P1] 09.59 ~ 10.05   19.29a ~ 19.31d [P2] 19.29a ~ 19.31d [P2] 19.32 ~ 19.35
Barnwood Jn 10/12 [UVL] 10/14   19/21 19/21 19/23
Gloucester Sig.G156 10w15 ~ 10w37 ?   - - -
Gloucester Yard Jn 10/39 10/35   19/20 19/20 19/21
Standish Jn 10/45 10/45   19/12 19/14 19/15
Charfield 10/59 10/56   18*47 ~ 18*57 [UGL] 19/01 19/04?
Yate 11/05 11/05   18/39 18/54 18/59
Westerleigh Jn 11/07 11/07   18/37 18/51 18/57
Bristol Parkway 11C14 ~ 11C16 [P2] 11.15 ~ 11.17   18w16 ~ 18w32 [P4] 18w29 ~ 18w45 [P4] 18.31 ~ 18.49
Filton Abbey Wood 11/19 [P1] 11/20   18/15 18/26 18/27
Narroways Hill Jn 11/22 11/23   18/13 18/21 18/23
Dr Day's Jn 11/31 11/26   18/08 18/12 18/19
North Somerset Jn 11/34 11/35   18/05 18/09 18/17
Bath Spa 11.49a ~ 11.53d [P2] 11.49 ~ 11.53   17.45a ~ 17.49d [P1] 17.49a ~ 17.53d [P1] 17.56 ~ 17.59
Bathampton Jn 11/59 11/57   17/40 17/44 17/52
Bradford Jn 12/11 12/08   17/25 17/31 17/41
Trowbridge 12/13 12/09   17/23 17/29 17/37
Westbury 12/22 [P1] 12/20   17*02 ~ 17*15 [P3] 17*03 ~ 17*24 [P3] 17.02 ~ 17.30
Warminster 12/33 12/28   16/52 16/52 16/54
Upton Lovell 12/40 12/34   16/47 16/47 16/49
Wylye AHB 12/47 12/38   16/43 16/43 16/45
Wishford 12/51 12/43   16/38 16/38 16/40
Wilton Jn 12/56 12/48   16/33 16/33 16/35
Salisbury 13.00a [P4] 12.54   16.30d [P4] 16.30d [P4] 16.30


Associated E.C.S. & Light Engine Workings

24/03/18 :
5Z59 : (Cl.66? + tour stock) : Eastleigh Arlington to Bescot Down Side

Location Booked
Eastleigh Arlington 02.39d
Eastleigh 02/45
Winchester 02/52
Worting Jn 03/10
Basingstoke 03/13
Bramley 03/20
Southcote Jn 03/32
Oxford Road Jn 03/33
Reading West Jn 03/35
Goring & Streatley 03/46
Didcot East Jn 03/56
Didcot Parkway 03/57
Didcot North Jn 04/04
Kennington Jn 04/13
Oxford 04/16
Wolvercote Jn 04/19
Heyford 04/30
Aynho Jn 04/36
Banbury 04*43 ~ 04*51
Reservoir Jn 04/53
Fenny Compton 04/59
Leamington Spa 05/07
Milverton Jn 05/10
Kenilworth Jns 05*17 ~ 05*24
Gibbet Hill Jn 05/28
Coventry 05/33
Birmingham International 05/41
Stechford 05/47
Aston 05/54
Perry Barr North Jn 05/59
Newton Jn 06/04
Bescot Down Side 06.11a

5Z60 : (60163 with 21249) : Kidderminster S.V.R. to Bescot Down Side

Location Booked
Kidderminster S.V.R. 05.23d
Kidderminster 05.24 ~ 05.25
Blakedown 05/29
Stourbridge Junction 05/36
Rowley Regis 05/44
Smethwick Jn 05/49
Galton Jn 05/50
Soho North Jn 05/56
Soho East Jn 06/05
Perry Barr West Jn 06/09
Perry Barr North Jn 06/10
Newton Jn 06/16
Bescot Down Side 06.23a

5Z62 : (60163) : Bescot Down Side to Tame Bridge Parkway

Location Booked
Bescot Down Side 07.46d
Newton Jn 07/50
Tame Bridge Parkway 07.51a [P1]

5Z63 : (60163) : Salisbury to Salisbury East Yard
5Z?? : (60163) : Salisbury East Yard to Salisbury

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Salisbury 13.11d [P4] ?a [P4]
Salisbury East Yard 13.13a ?d

0Z63 : (60163) : Salisbury - Laverstock South Jn - Laverstock North Jn - Salisbury
(Loco turning trip)

Location Booked
Salisbury Reception Line 13.36d
Tunnel Jn 13/42
Laverstock South Jn 13.44 ~ 13.51
Laverstock North Jn 13.54 ~ 13.57
Tunnel Jn 13/59
Salisbury 14/01
Salisbury Sig.SY240 14.03 ~ 14.06
Salisbury 14.09 ~ 14.54
Salisbury Sig.SY240 14.56 ~ 14.59
Salisbury Reception Line 15.01a

5Z61 : (60163) : Tame Bridge Parkway to Bescot Down Side

Location Booked
Tame Bridge Parkway 21.49d [P2]
Newton Jn 21/50
Bescot Down Side 21.53a

25/03/18 :
5Z67 : (Cl.66? + tour stock) : Bescot Down Side to Eastleigh Arlington

Location Booked
Bescot Down Side 14.05d
Newton Jn 14/10
Perry Barr North Jn 14/17
Aston 14/24
Stechford 14/29
Birmingham International 14/33
Coventry 14/47
Gibbet Hill Jn 14/52
Kenilworth Jns 14/54
Milverton Jn 14/59
Leamington Spa 15/02
Fenny Compton 15/13
Reservoir Jn 15/19
Banbury 15*22 ~ 15*33
Aynho Jn 15/40
Heyford 15/46
Wolvercote Jn 15/53
Oxford 16.01 ~ 16.06
Kennington Jn 16/10
Didcot North Jn 16/18
Didcot East Jn 16/20
Goring & Streatley 16/26
Reading West Jn 16/32
Oxford Road Jn 16/37
Southcote Jn 16/39
Bramley 16/48
Basingstoke 16/54
Worting Jn 17/00
Winchester 17/15
Eastleigh 17.26 ~ 17.27
Eastleigh Arlington 17.33a

26/03/18 :
5Z67 : (60163 with 21249) : Bescot Down Side to Bury Bolton Street

Location Booked
Bescot Down Side 11.54d
Bescot Jn 11/57
Darlaston Jn 11/58
Portobello Jn 12/03
Bushbury Jn 12/06
Trent Valley Jn 12/20
Stafford 12/21
Searchlight Lane Jn 12/26
Madeley 12/37
Basford Hall Jn 12/47
Basford Hall S.S.M. 12.53 ~ 12.54
Crewe S.S.N. SB 12/59
Crewe Salop Goods Jn 13/01
Sydney Bridge Jn 13/10
Sandbach 13/21
Alderley Edge 13/35
Wilmslow 13/37
Cheadle Hulme 13/42
Adswood Road Jn 13/43
Edgeley Jn No.1 13/45
Stockport 13*48 ~ 13*59
Heaton Norris Jn 14/04
Ash Bridge Jn 14/05
Denton Station Jn 14/10
Denton Jn 14/11
Ashton Moss North Jn 14/27
Baguley Fold Jn 14/31
Philips Park West Jn 14/35
Brewery Jn 14/39
Thorpes Bridge Jn 14/41
Vitriol Works 14/45
Castleton East Jn 14/50
Castleton 14.51 ~ 14.54
Castleton North Jn 15/08
Hopwood GF 15.15 ~ ?
Bury Bolton Street ?a


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