26th May 2018

UK Railtours
The Quantock Intruder

Locos Used D6575, 67016 & steam: 35028 'Clan Line'
Stock Used (3) (17096)+4998+4949+1813+3121+3119+3110+80042+3097+3098+21272

Route : 
1Z26 : London Paddington to Minehead
1Z27 : Minehead to London Paddington

Loco(s) Route
35028 London Paddington - Southall - Slough - Maidenhead - Reading - Southcote Jn - Newbury - Bedwyn - Heywood Road Jn - Fairwood Jn - Clink Road Jn - Frome - Blatchbridge Jn - Castle Cary - Cogload Jn - Taunton - Norton Fitzwarren - Bishops Lydeard
35028 (1) Bishops Lydeard - Crowcombe Heathfield - Williton - Blue Anchor - Minehead
35028 (1) (2) Minehead - (reverse of outward route) - Bishops Lydeard
67016 Bishops Lydeard - (reverse of outward route) - Blatchbridge Jn - Clink Road Jn - Fairwood Jn - Westbury - Heywood Road Jn - (reverse of outward route) - London Paddington

Notes : 
(1) D6575 on rear.
(2) 35028 running tender first.
(3) 17096 was only in the consist when 35028 was on the train.
(4) John Clifford's comments: This tour took 35028 to the West Country for two later trips from Bristol, 3rd June 'The Torbay Express' and 17Th June 'The Cornishman'. The outward journey was running on time until we were held at Reading to let two late running trains precede us. The 07.47 Bournemouth - Leamington Spa was a few minutes late off Reading but the 08.35 Paddington - Paignton was 13 minutes late. At Theale, although watering was complete we waited for the slightly delayed 09.07 Paddington - Bedwyn go ahead. Onward to Newbury where we had a pathing stop to let the 09.30 Paddington - Penzance pass. It was 5 minutes late there so we left also 5 minutes late. A stop just before Woodborough was made due to a report of a trespasser. We proceeded slowly from there until just before Pewsey. Water was taken at Frome and this was followed by a stop at Blatchbridge Jn to let another late train go ahead. This time it was the 10.03 Paddington - Penzance which passed 16 minutes late. The subsequent running ensured we reached Minehead on time. The return journey started off on time, but out onto the West of England main line we were eventually thwarted by late running trains. After Castle Cary we caught up the 18.30 Weymouth - Bristol Temple Meads which was 25 minutes late by this stage and then we stopped at Clink Road Jn to let it go ahead after making its Frome stop. The Newbury stop was to allow the diverted 18.29 Swansea - Paddington pass which it duly did. However the Swansea train caught up the late running 20.47 Bedwyn - Paddington, so it followed it to Reading as we did as well. Arrival at Paddington was 16 minutes late.


35028 passing Blatchbridge Jn on the outward leg (photo: Mark V. Pike)

Source : John Clifford & David Lodwick (both on the tour throughout)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford & David Lodwick)

M.C Location Booked (out) Actual   Booked (rtn) Actual
0.00 London Paddington 08.05d [P12] [L4] 08.06 [P12] [L4] 22.32a [P1] 22.48 [P1]
? Royal Oak Jn 08/07 [L4] 08/10 [L4] 22/31 22/45
? Portobello Jn 08/08 [L4] 08/11 [L4] 22/30 [L1] 22/43 [L2]
1.68 Ladbroke Grove 08/09 [DR] 08/11 [DR] 22/29 [L2] 22/42 [L3]
5.13 Acton West 08/14 [DR] 08/15 [DR] 22/26 [UM] 22/40 [UM]
9.01 Southall 08/23 [P3] [DR] 08/23 [P3] [DR] 22/23 [P2] [UM] 22/38 [P2] [UM]
11.20 Heathrow Airport Jn 08/28 [DR] 08/28 [DR] 22/21 [UM] 22/37 [UM]
? Stockley Jn 08/29 ? 22/20 [UM] 22/36 [UM]
? Dolphin Jn 08/35 ? 22/12 22/31 [UR-UM]
18.31 Slough 08.37a ~ 08.39d [P4] [DR] 08.36 ~ 08.39 [P4] [DR] 22.07a ~ 22.10d [P5] [UR] 22.26 ~ 22.28 [P5] [UR]
24.14 Maidenhead 08/48 [P3] [DR] 08/47 [P3] [DR] 22/01 [P4] [UR] 22/19 [P4] [UR]
30.78 Twyford 08/55 [P3] [DR] 08/54 [P3] [DR] 21/55 [P4] [UR] 22/12 [P4] [UR]
? Kennet Bridge Jn 09/03 [DR-DM] 09/01 [DM] 21/51 [UR] 22/08 [UR]
35.73 Reading 09.05a ~ 09.13d [P8] [WL] 09.06 ~ 09.21 [P8] [WL] 21.45a ~ 21.48d [P15] [UR] 22.04 ~ 22.05 [P15] [UR]
? Oxford Road Jn 09/15 09/24 21/42 [DFR] 22/01
37.57 Southcote Jn 09/18 09/26 21/40 21/58
41.17 Theale 09w26 ~ 09w52 [GL] 09.34 ~ 09.54 [GL] 21/36 ?
? Newbury Racecourse 10/05 [P3] [DNL] 10/12 [P3] [DNL] 21/25 ?
53.01 Newbury 10*08 ~ 10*14 [P1] 10.15 ~ 10.19 [P1] 21*10a ~ 21*24 [P2] 21.16 ~ 21.26 [P2]
66.24 Bedwyn 10/30 [P1] 10/36 [P1] 20/53 [P2] 21/00 [P2]
- Sig. TR880 ? 10.48 ~ 10.51 - -
78.68 Woodborough 10/42 10/53 20/42 20/51
88.01 Lavington 10/52 11/04 20/34 20/44
94.40 Heywood Road Jn 11/01 11/09 [AL] 20/28 20/38
95.42 Westbury - - 20/26 [P3] 20/36 [P3]
96.77 Fairwood Jn 11/04 11/11 20/23 20/32
100.19 Clink Road Jn 11/10 11/16 20/19 20.24 ~ 20.25
101.23 Frome 11w13 ~ 11w35 11w19 ~ 11w32 - -
102.36 Blatchbridge Jn 11/38 11.37 ~ 11.40 20/17 20/21 [AL]
106.46 East Somerset Jn 11/42 11/46 20/13 20/17
115.25 Castle Cary 11/50 [P2] 11/54 [P2] 20/05 [P1] 20/06 [P1]
126.55 Somerton GF 12/01 12/02 19/58 19/58
? Athelney LC 12/11 12/09 19/52 19/51
137.65 Cogload Jn 12/16 12/12 19/49 19/49
142.68 Taunton 12C22 ~ 12C24 [P2] [RL] 12.18 ~ 12.21 [P2] [RL] 19C41 ~ 19C43 [P2] 19.41 ~ 19.42 [P2]
144.64 Norton Fitzwarren 12/28 12/28 19/36 [DR] 19/35 [DR]
147.76 Bishops Lydeard 12w40a ~ 13w20d 12.40 ~ 13.21 [P2] 19L05a ~ 19L24d 19L06 ~ 19L25 [P2]
151.66 Crowcombe Heathfield 13/35 13/40 [MN] 18/50 18/55 [MN]
- Williton Home Signal ? 13.56 ~ 14.03 - -
157.62 Williton 14/00 14/04 [P1] 18/30 18/34 [P1]
- Blue Anchor Home Signal ? 14.26 ~ 14.32 - -
164.10 Blue Anchor 14/30 14/34 18/05 18/09 [UL]
167.47 Minehead 14.50a 14.49 [P1] 17.50d 17.50


Associated E.C.S. & Light Engine Workings

25/05/18 :
5Z25 : (35028 with 17096) : Stewarts Lane T&RSMD to Southall

Location Booked
Stewarts Lane T&RSMD 19.30d
Stewarts Lane Jn 19.40 ~ 19.43
Longhedge Jn 19/54
Latchmere Jn 19/57
Kensington Olympia 20/05
North Pole Jn 20/09
Mitre Bridge Jn 20/10
Willesden SW Sidings 20/14
Acton Wells Jn 20/16
Acton Main Line 20/19
Acton West 20*23 ~ 20*37
Southall East Jn 20/44
Southall Yard 20.46 ~ 20.50
Southall Depot 20.55a

26/05/18 :
5Z27 : (35028 with 17096) : Southall Depot to Southall Yard

Location Booked
Southall Depot 06.30d
Southall Yard 06.35a

5Z26 : (67018) : Eastleigh Arlington to Southall
5Z26 : (67018 with 35028 on rear) : Southall to London Paddington
5Z28 : (67018) : London Paddington to Eastleigh Arlington

Location Booked Actual   Booked
Eastleigh Arlington 05.05d 01.00a
Eastleigh 05/10 00/55
Winchester 05/18 00/47
Worting Jn 05/33 00/28
Basingstoke 05.36 ~ 05.45 00*20 ~ 00*23
Bramley 05/52 00/12
Southcote Jn 06/01 00/03
Oxford Road Jn 06/06 00/01
Reading 06/08 23/58
Kennet Bridge Jn 06/10 23/56
Twyford 06/14 23/51
Maidenhead 06/19 23/45
Slough 06/24 23/40
Stockley Jn 06/39 ?
Heathrow Airport Jn 06/40 23/32
Southall West Jn 06/44 ?
Southall Yard 06.47~ 07.34 -
Southall - 23/30
Southall East Jn 07/35 ?
West Ealing 07/38 ?
Acton West 07/40 23/24
Ladbroke Grove 07/47 23/19
Portobello Jn 07/48 23/18
Royal Oak Jn 07/49 23/17
London Paddington 07.50a [P12] 07.52 [P12] 23.16d [P1]

0Z26 : (67018) : London Paddington to Acton Yard

Location Booked
London Paddington 08.20d [P12]
Royal Oak Jn 08/21
Portobello Jn 08/22
Ladbroke Grove 08/23
Acton West 08/27
West Ealing 08/31
West Ealing Loop 08.33 ~ 08.36
West Ealing 08/38
Acton West 08/42
Acton Yard T.C. 08.46a

0Z27 : (67016) : Wembley Yard to Bishops Lydeard

Location Booked
Wembley Yard H.S. 07.39d
Wembley Yard South Jn 07/45
Willesden No.7 Jn 07/47
Acton Canal Wharf 07/49
Acton Wells Jn 07/51
Acton Main Line 07/53
Acton West 07/57
West Ealing 08/02
Hanwell 08/04
Hanwell Bridge Loop 08*08 ~ 08*27
Southall East Jn 08/28
Southall 08/29
Heathrow Airport Jn 08/34
Slough 08/46
Maidenhead 08/58
Twyford 09/07
Kennet Bridge Jn 09/12
Reading 09*15 ~ 09*18
Oxford Road Jn 09*21 ~ 09*45
Southcote Jn 09/48
Theale Loop 09*58 ~ 10*08
Newbury 10/19
Bedwyn 10/35
Woodborough 10/48
Lavington 10/58
Heywood Road Jn 11/07
Westbury 11/13
Westbury Down T.C. Headshunt 11.15 ~ 11.18
Westbury Down T.C. 11.22 ~ 16.44
Fairwood Jn 16/49
Clink Road Jn 16/55
Blatchbridge Jn 16/57
East Somerset Jn 17/01
Castle Cary 17/10
Somerton GF 17/20
Athelney LC 17/28
Cogload Jn 17/32
Taunton 17.37 ~ 17.39
Norton Fitzwarren 17/43
Bishops Lydeard 17.55a

0Z28 : (67018) : Acton Yard to London Paddington

Location Booked
Acton Yard T.C. 22.10d
Acton West 22/15
West Ealing 22/18
West Ealing Loop 22.20 ~ 22.31
West Ealing 22/33
Acton West 22/37
Ladbroke Grove 22/40
Portobello Jn 22/41
Royal Oak Jn 22/45
London Paddington 22.46a [P1]

0Z29 : (67016) : London Paddington to Acton Yard

Location Booked
London Paddington 23.37d [P1]
Royal Oak Jn 23/38
Portobello Jn 23/39
Ladbroke Grove 23/40
Acton West 23/44
West Ealing 23/47
West Ealing Loop 23.49 ~ 23.52
West Ealing 23/54
Acton West 23/58
Acton Yard T.C. 00.02a

29/05/18 :
5Z29 : (35028 with 17096) : Bishops Lydeard to Bristol St Philips Marsh HST Depot

Location Booked
Bishops Lydeard 13.25d
Norton Fitzwarren 13/39
Taunton 13.44 ~ 13.56
Cogload Jn 14/03
Bridgwater 14/11
Uphill Jn 14/25
Worle Jn 14/29
Parson Street 14/48
Bristol West Jn 14/51
St Philips Marsh HST Depot 15.00a


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