24th November 2018

UK Railtours
The Chilterns and Downs

Loco Used steam: 35028 'Clan Line'
Stock Used 17096+35469+3097+3098+80042+3119+3149+3120+1651+1832+4927+4991+4959

Route : 1Z72 throughout

Loco Route
35028 London Paddington - Park Royal - Greenford West Jn - South Ruislip - High Wycombe - Princes Risborough - Bicester South Jn - Gavray Jn - Bicester Village - Oxford Parkway - Woodstock Road Jn - Oxford - Didcot North Jn - Didcot East Jn - Goring & Streatley - Reading - Wokingham - Farnborough North - North Camp - Ash - Guildford - Shalford - Gomshall - Reigate - Redhill - Purley - East Croydon - Selhurst - Streatham - Tulse Hill - Herne Hill - Brixton - Voltaire Road Jn - Grosvenor Bridge Jn - London Victoria

Notes : 
(1) John Clifford's comments: This train was notable for being the last steam hauled working to run via Park Royal. The line was shut from Sunday 9th December for HS2 construction work. The train ran roughly to time the whole way round. After leaving London Paddington we stopped at South Ruislip to let two trains from Marylebone pass (11.40 to Birmingham Snow Hill and 11.43 to Banbury). We caught up the 11.43 near Denham Golf Club and were checked by it after Gerrards Cross. This did not, however, cost us much time. The pathing stop at Princes Risborough was to let two further trains from Marylebone to pass us (12.06 to Oxford and 12.10 to Birmingham Moor Street). The train well again, but after Didcot we caught up the 14.02 Didcot Parkway to Paddington and followed it to Reading. Further good running ensued. The only other point to note is that we stopped at Streatham Jn to let the 16.19 Sutton to St Albans pass. Arrival at London Victoria was on time.

Sources : John Clifford, David Lodwick & Nick Bartlett (all on the tour throughout)

Photo Review


35028 ready to leave London Paddington (photo: Nick Bartlett)


66177 on 5Z72 tour E.C.S. at London Paddington (photo: Nick Bartlett)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford)

Location Booked Actual
London Paddington 11.23d [P9] [L4] 11.24 [P9] [L4]
Royal Oak Jn 11/23 [L4] 11/27 [L4]
Portobello Jn 11/25 [L5] 11/30 [L5]
Ladbroke Grove 11/26 [DR] 11/30 [DR]
Old Oak Common West 11/30 11/33
Park Royal 11/33 11/37
Greenford East Jn 11/38 11/42
Greenford West Jn 11/40 11/43
South Ruislip 11/58 11.51 ~ 11.58 [P3]
West Ruislip 12/02 12/03 [P3]
Gerrards Cross 12/09 [P1] 12/10 [P1]
High Wycombe 12/22 [P2] 12/25 [P2]
Saunderton 12/29 12/31 [P2]
Princes Risborough 12*34 ~ 12*48 [UM] 12.38 ~ 12.47 [UM]
Haddenham & Thame Parkway 12/55 [P1] 12/54 [P1]
Bicester South Jn 13/10 13/07
Gavray Jn 13/11 13/08
Bicester Village 13/12 [P1] 13/09 [P1]
Oxford Parkway 13w26 ~ 13w44 [P1] 13.19 ~ 13.42 [P1]
Woodstock Road Jn 13/48 13/47
Oxford North Jn 13/50 [UR] 13/50 [UR]
Oxford 13c52 ~ 13c53 [P3] 13.53 ~ 13.55 [P3]
Kennington Jn 13/58 14/00
Didcot North Jn 14/05 14/07
Didcot East Jn 14/06 [UR] 14/08 [UR]
Goring & Streatley 14/17 [P4] [UR] 14/17 [P4] [UR]
Reading West Jn 14/29 [UR] 14/30 [UR]
Reading 14*31 ~ 14*36 [P13] 14.33 ~ 14.37 [P13]
Reading Southern Jn 14/37 14/41
Reading Spur Jn 14/38 14/41
Earley 14/41 14/45
Wokingham 14/48 [P1] 14/51 [P1]
Blackwater 15/00 [P1] 15/00 [P1]
Farnborough North 15/04 15/03 [P1]
North Camp 15/07 [P1] 15/06 [P1]
Aldershot South Jn 15/08 15/07
Ash 15/10 [P1] 15/08 [P1]
Guildford 15/19 [P6] 15/17 [P6]
Shalford Jn 15/21 15/20
Shalford 15w23 ~ 15w43 [P1] 15.23 ~ 15.41 [P1]
Gomshall 15/52 [P1] 15/54 [P1]
Dorking Deepdene 15/56 [P1] 16/00 [P1]
Reigate 16/04 [P1] 16/07 [P1]
Redhill 16*09 ~ 16*14 [P0] 16.12 ~ 16.14 [P0]
Stoats Nest Jn 16/26 [US] 16/27 [US]
Purley 16/28 [P3] [US] 16/29 [P3] [US]
South Croydon 16/31 [P3] [US] 16/32 [P3] [US]
East Croydon 16/33 [P4] [US] 16/34 [P4] [US]
Windmill Bridge Jn 16/34 [US] 16/35 [US]
Selhurst 16/38 [P2] [US] 16/38 [P2] [US]
Streatham Common 16/47 [P2] [US] 16/45 [P2] [US]
Streatham Jn Sig.TVC782 ? 16.47 ~ 16.51
Streatham 16/51 [P2] 16/55 [P2]
Tulse Hill 16/57 [P3] 17/01 [P1]
Herne Hill 17/02 [P1] 17/06 [P1]
Brixton 17/03 17/06 [P1]
Voltaire Road Jn 17/05 [FL] 17/08 [UCF]
Linford Street Jn 17/06 [FL] 17/09 [UCF]
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 17/08 [FL] 17/10
London Victoria 17.13a [P2] 17.13 [P2]


Associated E.C.S. & Light Engine Workings

5Z70 : (35028 with 17096) : Stewarts Lane T&RSMD to Hanwell Bridge Loop

Location Booked
Stewarts Lane T&RSMD 07.39d
Stewarts Lane Jn 07.49 ~ 07.52
Longhedge Jn 07/55
Latchmere Jn 07/59
Kensington Olympia 08/06
North Pole Jn 08/10
Mitre Bridge Jn 08/12
Willesden SW Sidings 08/16
Acton Wells Jn 08/19
Acton Main Line 08/25
Acton West 08/27
Hanwell 08/35
Hanwell Bridge Loop 08.39a

5Z71 : (66177) : Eastleigh Arlington to Hanwell Bridge Loop

Location Booked
Eastleigh Arlington 07.50d
Eastleigh 07.55 ~ 08.00
Shawford 08/06
Winchester 08.10 ~ 08.11
Wallers Ash Loop 08/19
Worting Jn 08/27
Basingstoke 08/29
Bramley 08/36
Southcote Jn 08/44
Oxford Road Jn 08/47
Reading 08.51 ~ 08.56
Kennet Bridge Jn 08/58
Twyford 09/04
Maidenhead 09/10
Slough 09/20
Heathrow Airport Jn 09/36
Southall 09/39
Southall East Jn 09/41
Hanwell Bridge Loop 09L43a

5Z72 : (66177 with 35028 on rear) : Hanwell Bridge Loop to London Paddington

Location Booked
Hanwell Bridge Loop 10L30d
Hanwell 10/32
West Ealing 10/34
Acton West 10/38
Ladbroke Grove 10/44
Portobello Jn 10/45
Royal Oak Jn 10/46
London Paddington 10.51a [P9]

0Z72 : (66177) : London Paddington to Wembley Yard

Location Booked
London Paddington 11.26d [P9]
Royal Oak Jn 11/27
Portobello Jn 11/28
Ladbroke Grove 11/29
Old Oak Common West 11/34
Park Royal 11/40
Greenford East Jn 11/51
Greenford South Jn 11/52
Drayton Green 11/58
West Ealing 12/02
Acton West 12/07
Acton Main Line 12/08
Acton Wells Jn 12/14
Acton Canal Wharf 12/20
Willesden No.7 Jn 12/27
Wembley Yard South Jn 12/30
Wembley Yard 12.35a

0Z73 : (66177) : Wembley Yard to London Victoria

Location Booked
Wembley Yard 16.30d
Wembley Yard South Jn 16/37
Willesden No.7 Jn 16/39
Willesden West London Jn 16/42
Mitre Bridge Jn 16/44
North Pole Jn 16/46
Kensington Olympia 16/50
Latchmere Jn 16/59
Clapham Junction 17.02 ~ 17.05
Balham 17/11
Streatham Hill 17/13
Leigham Jn 17/14
Tulse Hill 17/15
Herne Hill 17/18
Brixton 17/19
Voltaire Road Jn 17/20
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 17/23
London Victoria 17.27a [P2]

5Z73 : (66177 with 35028 on rear) : London Victoria to Willesden SW Sidings
5Z73 : (66177) : Willesden SW Sidings to Eastleigh Arlington
(The circuitous route for the E.C.S. back to Eastleigh was, it is believed, due to engineering works in the Stewarts Lane area)

Location Booked
London Victoria 17.46d [P2]
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 17/48
Voltaire Road Jn 17/51
Brixton 17/53
Herne Hill 17/56
Tulse Hill 18/00
Leigham Jn 18/01
Streatham Hill 18/03
Balham 18/06
Clapham Junction 18/11
Latchmere Jn 18/13
Kensington Olympia 18/20
North Pole Jn 18/26
Mitre Bridge Jn 18/27
Willesden SW Sidings 18L31 ~ 18L37
Acton Wells Jn 18/49
South Acton Jn 18/55
Kew East Jn 18/59
Brentford 19/02
Hounslow 19/06
Feltham Jn 19/10
Feltham 19/11
Staines 19/20
Virginia Water 19/29
Addlestone Jn 19/40
Byfleet & New Haw 19/46
Woking 19/52
Woking Jn 19/53
Pirbright Jn 20/02
Farnborough Main 20/07
Winchfield 20/18
Basingstoke 20/29
Worting Jn 20/39
Winchester 20/54
Shawford Jn 20/56
Eastleigh 21.04 ~ 21.05
Eastleigh Arlington 21.10a

5Z74 : (35028 with 17096) : Willesden SW Sidings to Stewarts Lane T&RSMD

Location Booked
Willesden SW Sidings 20.45d
Mitre Bridge Jn 20/51
North Pole Jn 20/52
Kensington Olympia 20/55
Latchmere Jn 21/03
Longhedge Jn 21/07
Stewarts Lane Jn 21/09
Battersea Loop 21.12 ~ 22.05
Stewarts Lane Jn 22/08
Stewarts Lane T&RSMD 22.14a

0Z75 : (35028) : Battersea Loop - Factory Jn - Longhedge Jn - Battersea Loop
(Loco turning trip)

Location Booked
Battersea Loop 21.25d
Stewarts Lane Jn 21.29 ~ 21.31
Factory Jn 21.33 ~ 21.37
Longhedge Jn 21.39 ~ 21.42
Stewarts Lane Jn 21.44 ~ 21.46
Battersea Loop 21.50a


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