1st June 2019

Great Western Railway
The Flying Banana

HST Used 43002 'Sir Kenneth Grange' & 43198 'Driver Brian Cooper / Driver Stan Martin'
Stock Used 41160+40755+42016+42554+42005+42015+42361+44005

Route :
1Z22 : Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
1Z23 : London Paddington to Carmarthen
1Z24 : Carmarthen to London Paddington
1Z25 : London Paddington to Plymouth

HST Route
43198 + 43002 Bristol Temple Meads - Bath Spa - Bathampton Jn - Chippenham - Wootton Bassett Jn - Swindon - Didcot Parkway - Reading - Maidenhead - Slough - Southall - London Paddington
43002 + 43198 London Paddington - Southall - Slough - Maidenhead - Reading - Didcot Parkway - Oxford - Wolvercote Jn - Charlbury - Ascott-under-Wychwood - Moreton-in-Marsh - Evesham - Norton Jn - Worcester Shrub Hill - Worcester  Foregate Street - Great Malvern - Ledbury - Shelwick Jn - Hereford - Abergavenny - Maindee North Jn - Maindee West Jn - Newport - Cardiff Central - Pontyclun - Bridgend - Port Talbot Parkway - Neath - Landore Jn - Swansea Loop West - Gowerton - Llanelli - Pembrey & Burry Port - Kidwelly - Ferryside - Carmarthen
43198 + 43002 Carmarthen - Ferryside - Kidwelly - Pembrey & Burry Port - Llanelli - Gowerton - Swansea Loop West - Swansea
43002 + 43198 Swansea - Neath - Port Talbot Parkway - Bridgend - Pontyclun - Cardiff Central - Newport - Severn Tunnel Junction - Chepstow - Lydney - Gloucester - Standish Jn - Stroud - Kemble - Swindon - Didcot Parkway - Reading - Maidenhead - Slough - Southall - London Paddington
43198 + 43002 London Paddington - Southall - Slough - Maidenhead - Reading - Southcote Jn - Newbury - Bedwyn - Heywood Road Jn - Fairwood Jn - Clink Road Jn - Blatchbridge Jn - Castle Cary - Cogload Jn - Taunton - Tiverton Parkway - Exeter St Davids - Dawlish - Newton Abbot - Totnes - Plymouth

Notes :
(1) This tour commemorated the end of the InterCity 125 H.S.Ts  (full sets) in service on the Great Western Railway, and raised 30,000 for the Acton for Children charity.

Source : Nick Bartlett

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual
Bristol Temple Meads 05.24d [P15] 05.26 [P15]
Bristol East Jn 05/25 [DM] 05/27
North Somerset Jn 05/26 05/29
Bath Spa 05.34a ~ 05.37d [P2] 05.37 ~ 05.40 [P2]
Bathampton Jn 05/40 05/43
Thingley East Jn 05/45 05/48
Chippenham 05.47a ~ 05.50d [P2] 05.50 ~ 05.52 [P2]
Wootton Bassett Jn 05/58 06/00
Swindon 06.04a ~ 06.06d [P3] 06.06 ~ 06.09 [P3]
Uffington 06/14 06/18
Challow 06/15 06/19
Wantage Road 06/17 06/21
Didcot Parkway 06.22a ~ 06.24d [P2] [UM] 06.26 ~ 06.28 [P2]
Goring & Streatley 06/30 [P2] [UM] 06/35
Reading High Level Jn 06/35 [UM] 06/39
Reading 06.37a ~ 06.40d [P10] [UM] 06.40 ~ 06.42 [P10]
Kennet Bridge Jn 06/42 [UM] 06/44
Twyford 06/45 [P2] [UM] 06/47
Maidenhead 06/48 [P2] [UM] 06/51
Slough 06/51 [P3] [UM] 06/54
Stockley Jn 06/54 [UM] 06/56
Heathrow Airport Jn 06/55 [UM] 06/57
Southall 06/56 [P2] [UM] 06/58
Acton West 06/58 [UM] 07/00
Ladbroke Grove 07/01 [L3] 07/02
Portobello Jn 07/02 [L3] 07/03
Royal Oak Jn 07/05 07/04
London Paddington 07.06a ~ 07.37d [P5] [L3] 07.06 ~ 07.37 [P5]
Royal Oak Jn 07/38 [L2] 07/38
Portobello Jn 07/39 [L2] 07/39
Ladbroke Grove 07/40 [DM] 07/40
Acton West 07/43 [DM] 07/43
Southall 07/45 [P1] [DM] 07/45
Heathrow Airport Jn 07/47 [DM] 07/47
Slough 07/53 [P2] [DM] 07/53 [P2]
Maidenhead 07/56 [P1] [DM] 07/57 [P1]
Twyford 07/59 [P1] [DM] 08/00 [P1]
Kennet Bridge Jn 08/03 [DM] 08/02
Reading 08.05a ~ 08.07d [P8] [DM] 08.05 ~ 08.08 [P9]
Reading High Level Jn 08/09 [DM] 08/10
Goring & Streatley 08/13 [DM] 08/15
Didcot East Jn 08/19 [DM-DR] 08/21
Didcot Parkway 08.20a ~ 08.28d [P3] 08.22 ~ 08.28 [P3]
Didcot North Jn 08/31 08/30
Kennington Jn 08/37 08/36
Oxford 08.42a ~ 08.44d [P4] 08.41 ~ 08.44 [P4]
Wolvercote Jn 08/52 08/50
Charlbury 09.03 ~ 09.06 08.59 ~ 09.00 [P1]
Ascott-under-Wychwood 09/10 [P1] 09/10
Kingham 09/14 ?
Moreton-in-Marsh 09.20 ~ 09.24 [P1] 09.20 ~ 09.24
Honeybourne 09/34 [P1] ?
Evesham 09/40 09/59
Norton Jn 09/47 10/09
Worcester Shrub Hill 09.53a ~ 10.04d [P1] 10.15 ~ 10.17 [P1]
Worcester Foregate Street 10/06 [P1] 10/22 [P1]
Henwick 10/07 ?
Newland East SB 10/11 10/28
Great Malvern 10/14 ?
Malvern Wells 10/16 10/34
Ledbury 10/24 10/42 [P2]
Shelwick 10/39 10/54
Hereford 10.44a ~ 10.53d [P1] 10.57 ~ 11.01 [P1]
Tram Inn 11/00 11/09
Pontrilas 11/04 11/14
Abergavenny 11/14 11/23
Little Mill Jn 11/21 11/28
Pontypool & New Inn 11/23 ?
Cwmbran 11/25 11/31
Maindee North Jn 11/31 11/38
Maindee West Jn 11/34 [DM] 11/40
Newport 11.35a ~ 11.42d [P2] 11.41 ~ 11.46 [P2]
Ebbw Jn 11/45 [DR] 11/49
Marshfield 11/50 [DR] 11/52
Long Dyke Jn 11/54 [E] 11/56
Cardiff Central 11.56a ~ 12.00d [P4] [D] 11.59 ~ 12.03 [P4]
Leckwith North Jn 12/02 12/08
Pontyclun 12/11 12/17
Bridgend 12/18 [P1] 12/24 [P1]
Stormy 12/21 12/28
Margam Moors Jn 12/24 12/30
Port Talbot Parkway 12.28a ~ 12.31d 12.34 ~ 12.36 [P1]
Neath 12/37 12/42 [P1]
Landore Jn 12/45 12/51
Swansea Loop West 12/48 12/53
Cockett West 12/53 12/57
Gowerton 12/55 13/00
Duffryn West 12/58 13/01
Llandeilo Jn 12/58 13/03
Llanelli 13.00a ~ 13.03d ? ~ 13.08 [P1]
Pembrey & Burry Port 13/07 ?
Kidwelly 13/11 13/25
Ferryside 13/19 13/29
Carmarthen Jn 13/27 13/41
Carmarthen 13.31a ~ 13.49d [P2] 13.43 ~ 13.54 [P2]
Carmarthen Jn 13/51 13/56
Ferryside 13/59 14/04
Kidwelly 14/03 14/08
Pembrey & Burry Port 14/07 14/12
Llanelli 14/11 14/16 [P2]
Llandeilo Jn 14/12 14/19
Duffryn West 14/13 14/20
Gowerton 14/16 14/22
Cockett West 14/17 ?
Swansea Loop West 14/22 14/27
Swansea Loop East 14/24 14/29
Swansea 14.27a ~ 14.43d [P3] 14.31 ~ 14.46 [P2]
Swansea Loop East 14/44 14/48
Neath 14/52 14/56
Port Talbot Parkway 14/57 15/01
Margam Moors Jn 15/01 15/04
Stormy 15/04 15/07
Bridgend 15/07 [P2] 15/10
Pontyclun 15/15 15/18
Leckwith North Jn 15/23 [C] 15/27
Cardiff Central 15.29a ~ 15.39d [P1] [B] 15.34 ~ 15.41 [P1]
Long Dyke Jn 15/40 [UM] 15/43
Marshfield 15/46 [UM] 15/47
Ebbw Jn 15/50 15/50
Newport 15/52 [P3] 15/54 [P3]
Maindee West Jn 15/53 15/56
Llanwern West Jn 15/55 15/58
Severn Tunnel Junction 16/01 [P2] 16/03 [P2]
Chepstow 16/08 16/10
Lydney 16/14 16/17
Awre 16/19 16/23
Gloucester 16.33a ~ 16.37d [P4] 16.36 ~ 16.41 [P4]
Horton Road Jn 16/39 16/43
Gloucester Yard Jn 16/40 16/44
Standish Jn 16/46 16/49
Stroud 16/51 16/55
St Mary's LC 16/54 16/58
Kemble 17/02 [P1] 17/05
Swindon Loco Yard 17/10 17/13
Swindon 17.15a ~ 17.18d [P1] 17.16 ~ 17.19 [P1]
Uffington 17/26 17/28
Challow 17/27 17/29
Wantage Road 17/29 17/31
Didcot Parkway 17.34a ~ 17.36d [P2] [UM] 17.36 ~ 17.38 [P2]
Goring & Streatley 17/42 [P2] [UM] 17/45
Tilehurst East Jn 17/46 [UM-UR] 17/50
Reading West Jn 17/47 [UR] 17/52
Reading 17.54a ~ 18.06d [P12] [DR] 17.55 ~ 18.00 [P12]
Kennet Bridge Jn 18/09 [UM] 18/01
Twyford 18/12 [P2] [UM] 18/07
Maidenhead 18/15 [P2] [UM] 18/11 [P2]
Slough 18/18 [P3] [UM] 18/15
Stockley Jn 18/21 [UM] 18/18
Heathrow Airport Jn 18/24 [UM] 18/19
Southall 18/25 [P2] [UM] 18/20
Acton West 18/28 [UM] 18/23
Ladbroke Grove 18/31 [L3] 18/25
Portobello Jn 18/32 [L3] 18/26
Royal Oak Jn 18/34 18/28
London Paddington 18.35a ~ 18.57d [P5] [L1] 18.30 ~ 18.59 [P4]
Royal Oak Jn 18/58 [L1] 19/00
Portobello Jn 18/59 [L1] 19/01
Ladbroke Grove 19/00 [DM] 19/02
Acton West 19/03 [DM] 19/05
Southall 19/05 [P1] [DM] 19/08
Heathrow Airport Jn 19/06 [DM] 19/09
Slough 19/10 [P2] [DM] 19/14
Maidenhead 19/15 [P1] [DM] 19/18
Twyford 19/18 [P1] [DM] 19/21
Kennet Bridge Jn 19/22 [DM] 19/25
Reading 19/23 [P7] [WL] 19/27
Oxford Road Jn 19/25 19/28
Southcote Jn 19/26 19/29
Theale 19/30 ?
Newbury 19/44 [DT] 19/40
Bedwyn 19/52 [P1] 19/50
Woodborough 20/01 19/58
Lavington 20/06 20/04
Heywood Road Jn 20/11 20/08
Fairwood Jn 20/13 20/09
Clink Road Jn 20/15 20/11
Blatchbridge Jn 20/16 20/15
East Somerset Jn 20/19 20/20
Castle Cary 20/32 [P2] 20/30 [P2]
Somerton GF 20/38 20/37
Athelney LC 20/44 20/42
Cogload Jn 20/46 20/44
Taunton 20/49 [P3] 20/47 [P3]
Norton Fitzwarren 20/50 20/49
Whiteball 20/56 20/54
Tiverton Parkway 20/58 [P1] 20/56
Tiverton Loop 20/59 20/57
Cowley Bridge Jn 21/08 21/06
Exeter St Davids 21/10 [P4] 21/07 [P4]
Dawlish Warren 21/19 [DT] 21/16
Dawlish 21/20 21/17
Teignmouth 21/23 21/20
Newton Abbot 21/28 [P2] 21/24 [P2]
Newton Abbot West Jn 21/28 21/25
Dainton Tunnel 21/32 21/29
Totnes 21/38 21/34
Aish Crossover 21/45 21/44
Ivybridge 21/49 [P1] 21/48
Hemerdon 21/54 21/53
Lipson Jn 21/59 21/57
Plymouth 22.03a [P7] 22.00 [P5]


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