18th August 2018

Railway Touring Company
The West Somerset Steam Express

Locos Used steam: 53808 & 60009 'Union of South Africa'
Stock Used (1) (35486)+99723+99328+5032+1861+99352+99348+99347+99316+99125+13320

Route : 
1Z09 : London Paddington to Minehead
1Z10 : Minehead to London Paddington

Loco Route
60009 London Paddington - Southall - Slough - Maidenhead - Reading - Southcote Jn - Newbury - Bedwyn - Heywood Road Jn - Westbury - Fairwood Jn - Clink Road Jn - Frome - Blatchbridge Jn - Castle Cary - Cogload Jn - Taunton - Norton Fitzwarren - Bishops Lydeard
53808 Bishops Lydeard - Crowcombe Heathfield - Williton - Blue Anchor - Minehead
53808 Minehead - (reverse of outward route) - Bishops Lydeard
60009 Bishops Lydeard - (reverse of outward route) - London Paddington

Notes : 
(1) 35486 was only in the consist when 60009 was on the train.
(2) 53808 carried the 'Severn Coast Express' headboard.


60009 taking water at Frome on 1Z09 (photo: Guy Vincent)

Source : Guy Vincent

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
London Paddington 08.15d [P11] 08.16 [P11] 23.08a [P9] 23.06
Royal Oak Jn 08/16 [L4] 08/18 23/06 [L5] 23/04
Portobello Jn 08/18 [L4] 08/19 23/04 [L5] 23/03
Ladbroke Grove 08/19 [DR] 08/20 23/03 [UR] 23/02
Acton West 08/23 [DR] 08/25 22/56 [UR] 22/58
West Ealing 08/25 [P3] [DR] 08/27 22/54 [P4] [UR] 22/56
Southall 08/29 [P3] [DR] 08/30 22/51 [P4] [UR] 22/54
Heathrow Airport Jn 08/34 [DR] 08/33 22/49 [UR] 22/51
Slough 08/44 [P4] [DR] 08/43 22/41 [P5] [UR] 22/45
Maidenhead 08.56a ~ 08.58d [P3] [DR] 08.56 ~ 08.59 22.32a ~ 22.34d [P4] [UR] ?
Twyford 09/06 [P3] [DR] 09/08 [P3] 22/24 [P4] [UR] 22/25
Kennet Bridge Jn 09/11 [DR-DM] 09/14 22/20 [UR] 22/18
Reading 09.13a ~ 09.15d [P7] [WL] 09.16 ~ 09.20 [P7] 22.03a ~ 22.17d [P13] 22.09 ~ 22.16
Oxford Road Jn 09/17 09/22 21/58 [DFR] 22/05
Southcote Jn 09/19 09/24 21/56 22/02
Theale 09w30 ~ 09w56 [UGL] ? 21w33 ~ 21w48 [UGL] 21.33 ~ 21.56
Newbury 10.15a ~ 10.18d [P1] 10.19 ~ 10.21 21.10a ~ 21.12d [P2] 21.12 ~ 21.15
Bedwyn 10/34 [P1] 10/40 20/52 [P2] 20/52
Woodborough 10/47 10/53 20*17 ~ 20*33 [UGL] 20.19 ~ 20.30
Lavington 10/57 11/00 20/05 20/07
Heywood Road Jn 11/05 11/07 19/57 19/58
Westbury 11.14a ~ 11.16d [P2] 11.11 ~ 11.13 19.52a ~ 19.54d [P3] 19.53 ~ 19.56
Fairwood Jn 11/20 11/17 19/47 19/50
Clink Road Jn 11/25 11/24 19/42 19/45
Frome 11w28 ~ 11w41 11.27 ~ 11.39 19w27 ~ 19w39 19.27 ~ 19.42
Blatchbridge Jn 11/44 11/43 19/24 19/26
East Somerset Jn 11/49 11/48 19/18 19/20
Castle Cary 11/58 [P2] 11/57 19/09 [P1] 19/09
Somerton GF 12/09 12/05 18/58 18/59
Athelney LC 12/18 12/15 18/49 18/51
Cogload Jn 12/22 12/20 18/46 18/47
Taunton 12.28a ~ 12.30d [P2] 12.28 ~ 12.32 [P2] 18.38a ~ 18.40d [P2] 18.15 ~ 18.39 [P2]
Norton Fitzwarren 12/34 [RL] 12/36 18/32 [RL] 18/08 [RL]
Bishops Lydeard 12L43a ~ 13L15d ??.?? ~ ??.?? 17L28a ~ 17L55d ??.?? ~ ??.??
Crowcombe Heathfield 13/30 ? 17/16 ?
Williton 14/00 ? 16/56 ?
Blue Anchor 14/31 ? 16/29 ?
Dunster ? ? ? ?
Minehead 14.50a ? 16.15d ?


Associated E.C.S. Workings

5Z09 : (37668 with 60009 on rear) : Southall to London Paddington
5Z10 : (????? with 60009 on rear) : London Paddington to Southall

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Southall Depot 07.10d 00.07a
Southall Yard 07.20 ~ 07.26 23.47 ~ 23.57
Southall East Jn 07/28 23/45
Hanwell Bridge Loop 07*30 ~ 07*35 -
Hanwell 07/37 23/42
West Ealing 07/39 23/41
Acton West 07/41 23/39
Ladbroke Grove 07/47 23/35
Portobello Jn 07/48 23/33
Royal Oak Jn 07/50 23/32
London Paddington 07.52a [P11] 23.30d [P9]


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