16th February 2019

Railway Touring Company
The Cotswold Venturer

Loco Used steam: 60009 'Union of South Africa'
Stock Used 35486+99122+99351+99712+99350+3136+13320+99311+4984+5032+99304

Route : 
1Z24 : London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill
1Z27 : Worcester Shrub Hill to London Paddington

Loco Route
60009 London Paddington - Southall - Slough - Maidenhead - Reading - Didcot Parkway - Swindon - Kemble - Stroud - Standish Jn - Gloucester Yard Jn - Barnwood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Abbotswood Jn - Norton Jn - Worcester Shrub Hill
60009 Worcester Shrub Hill - Norton Jn - Evesham - Moreton-in-Marsh - Ascott-under-Wychwood - Charlbury - Wolvercote Jn - Oxford - Didcot Parkway - (reverse of outward route) - London Paddington


60009 on arrival back at London Paddington (photo: Nick Bartlett)

Sources : Clive Simmons & Nick Bartlett (both on the tour throughout)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Nick Bartlett)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
London Paddington 07.40d [P9] 07.41 [P9]   20.24a [P9] 20.15 [P9]
Royal Oak Jn 07/41 [L4] 07/43 [L4]   20/22 [L4] 20/14 [L4]
Portobello Jn 07/43 [L4] 07/44 [L4]   20/20 [L4] 20/13 [L4]
Ladbroke Grove 07/44 [DR] 07/45 [DR]   20/19 [UR-L4] 20/12 [UR]
Acton West 07/48 [DR] 07/49 [DR]   20/11 [UR] 20/08 [Dive under-UR]
Ealing Broadway 07/49 [P3] [DR] 07/50 [P3] [DR]   20.06a ~ 20.09d [P4] [UR] 20.04 ~ 20.06 [P4] [UR]
West Ealing 07/50 [P3] [DR] 07/51 [P3] [DR]   20/03 [P4] [UR] 20/02 [P4] [UR]
Southall 07/55 [P3] [DR] 07/53 [P3] [DR]   20/00 [P4] [UR] 20/00 [P4] [UR]
Heathrow Airport Jn 07/58 [DR] 07/57 [DR]   19/58 [UR] 19/56 [UR]
Dolphin Jn 08/04 [DR-DM] 08/04 [DR-DM]   19/51 [UM-UR] 19/49 [UM-UR]
Slough 08/06 [P2] [DM] 08/06 [P2] [DM]   19.45a ~ 19.48d [P3] [UM] 19/45 [P3] [UM]
Maidenhead East Jn 08/12 [DM-DR] 08/12 [DM-DR]   19/37 [UR-UM] 19/35 [UR-UM]
Maidenhead 08/13 [P3] [DR] 08/13 [P3] [DR]   19/36 [P4] [UR] 19/34 [P4] [UR]
Twyford 08/20 [P3] [DR] 08/20 [P3] [DR]   19/29 [P4] [UR] 19/28 [P4] [UR]
Kennet Bridge Jn 08/26 [DR] 08/25 [DR]   19/25 [UR] 19/23 [UR]
Reading 08.29a ~ 08.35d [P13] 08.27 ~ 08.35 [P13] [DR]   19.05a ~ 19.22d [P14] [UR] 19.04 ~ 19.19 [P14] [UR]
Reading West Jn 08/39 [DR] 08/38 [DR]   19/03 [UR] 19/02
Goring & Streatley 08/50 [P3] [DR] 08/48 [P3] [DR]   18/53 [P4] [UR] 18/52 [P4] [UR]
Didcot East Jn 09/00 [DR] 08/55 [DR]   18/46 [UR] 18/43 [UR]
Didcot Parkway 09.01a ~ 09.04d [P3] [DR] 08.57 ~ 09.03 [P3] [DR]   18.36a ~ 18.44d [P4] [UR] 18.37 ~ 18.42 [P4]

 

Location Booked Actual
Foxhall Jn 09/06 09/06
Milton Jn 09/08 09/08 [DR-DM]
Wantage Road 09/15 09/14
Challow 09w19 ~ 09w48 [DR] 09.19 ~ 09.47 [DR]
Uffington 09/53 09/52
Swindon 10/06 [P3] 10/06 [P3]
Swindon Loco Yard 10/09 10/08
Kemble 10/23 [P2] 10/20
St Mary's LC 10/32 10/29
Stroud 10/36 10/33 [P2]
Standish Jn 10/43 10/39
Gloucester Yard Jn 10/52 10/47
Barnwood Jn 10/57 10.49 ~ 10.53
Cheltenham Spa 11/05 [P2] 11/04 [P2]
Cheltenham High Street Loop 11*09 ~ 11*15 [UGL] 11.07 ~ 11.13 [UGL]
Ashchurch for Tewkesbury 11/24 [P1] 11/21 [P1]
Abbotswood Jn 11/34 11/33
Norton Jn 11*37 ~ 11*42 11.34 ~ 11.38
Worcester Shrub Hill 11.50a [P1] ~ 16.31d [P1] 11.47 [P1] ~ 16.31 [P1]
Norton Jn 16/37 16/38
Evesham 16/49 16/51 [P2]
Honeybourne 16/59 [P2] 16/57 [P2]
Moreton-in-Marsh 17/14 [P2] 17/08 [P2]
Ascott-under-Wychwood 17/28 [P2] 17/19 [P2]
Charlbury 17w34 ~ 17w54 [P2] 17.25 ~ 17.51 [P2]
Wolvercote Jn 18/08 [UM] 18/05 [UM]
Oxford North Jn 18/11 [UM] 18.10 ~ 18.13 [UM]
Oxford 18*14 ~ 18*20 [UT] 18/17 [UT]
Kennington Jn 18/25 18/24
Didcot North Jn 18/33 18/33

Timings continue in first table.

Associated E.C.S. & Light Engine Workings

5Z24 : (47746 with 60009 on rear) : Southall to London Paddington
5Z28 : (47746 with 60009 on rear) : London Paddington to Southall

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Southall Depot 06.40d 21.52a
Southall Yard 06.50 ~ 06.55 21.32 ~ 21.42
Southall East Jn 06/57 21/31
Hanwell Bridge Loop - 21*21 ~ 21*29
Hanwell 06/59 21/18
West Ealing 07/00 21/17
Acton West 07/02 21/15
Ladbroke Grove 07/11 21/10
Portobello Jn 07/12 21/08
Royal Oak Jn 07/13 21/06
London Paddington 07.15a [P9] 21.05d [P9]

5Z25 : (60009) : Worcester Shrub Hill - Worcester L.M.D.
5Z27 : (60009) : Worcester L.M.D. - Worcester Shrub Hill

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Worcester Shrub Hill 12.02d [P1] 16.19a [P1]
Worcester L.M.D. 12.05a 16.17d

5Z26 : (60009 with 35486) : Worcester L.M.D. - Tunnel Jn - Henwick - Worcester Shrub Hill - Worcester L.M.D.
(Loco turning trip)

Location Booked
Worcester L.M.D. 14.56d
Tunnel Jn 14.59 ~ 15.02
Worcester Foregate Street 15/05
Henwick 15.09 ~ 15.12
Worcester Foregate Street 15/15
Worcester Shrub Hill 15.18 ~ 15.21
Worcester L.M.D. 15.24a


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