25th August 2019

UK Railtours
The Metroland and Quainton

Locos Used 20007, 20142 'Sir John Betjeman' & D6515 'Lt Jenny Lewis RN'
Stock Used 4TC unit (formed: 76324+70823+71163+76297)

Route :
1Z33 : London Marylebone to Quainton Road
1Z34 : Quainton Road to Watford (Met)
1Z35 : Watford (Met) to Quainton Road
1Z36 : Quainton Road to London Marylebone
LT reporting code : 746 throughout

Loco(s) Route
D6515 (1) London Marylebone - Neasden South Jn - Harrow-on-the-Hill - Watford South Jn - Rickmansworth - Chorleywood - Chalfont & Latimer - Amersham - Great Missenden - Wendover - Aylesbury - Quainton Road
20007 + 20142 (2) Quainton Road - Aylesbury - Wendover - Great Missenden - Amersham - Chalfont & Latimer - Chorleywood - Rickmansworth - Watford North Jn - Croxley - Watford (Met)
D6515 (1) Watford (Met) - (reverse of outward route) - Quainton Road
20007 + 20142 (2) Quainton Road - (reverse of outward route) - London Marylebone

Notes : 
(1) 20142 + 20007 on rear.
(2) D6515 on rear.
(3) John Clifford comments: This was the first of two trips to Quainton Road. The second one operated on the next day (26th August). The Buckinghamshire Railway Centre was celebrating fifty years since its foundation. The name of the tour shown above is the one under which UK Railtours advertised it. However, the literature from London Underground shows the name as 'Quainton Half Century Rail Tour'. On the day we set off on time but immediately behind the 09.57 Marylebone - Aylesbury so there was some slow running in the early stages. At Aylesbury North Loop we arrived early but had to wait for the 12.13 Aylesbury Vale Parkway to come along the single line. The journey to Watford (Met) was completed without problem. On the way back we stopped at Great Missenden, but I dont know why. On the final leg of the tour we ran early again and were checked after Amersham by the 16.47 Metropolitan Line train from Amersham. We were held at Neasden South Jn to let three trains go ahead, namely 16.29 from Aylesbury via High Wycombe, 17.29 from Birmingham Moor Street and 16.41 from Oxford. Arrival at Marylebone was just over 5 minutes late. Engines operating at the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre included G.W.R. 6989 'Wightwick Hall', Metropolitan Railway no.1 and Hunslet no. 1742.

Source : John Clifford & Doug Lindsay (both on the tour throughout)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford, Doug Lindsay & Geoff Brockett)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
0.00 London Marylebone 10.00d [P3] 10.00 [P3]   17.43a [P1] 17.48 [P1]
5.11 Neasden South Jn 10/09 10/10   17/34 17.27 ~ 17.34
9.18 Harrow-on-the-Hill 10/17 [P1] [ML] 10/18 [P1]   17/20 17/18 [P2]
15.07 Moor Park 10/24 ?   17/19 ?
16.07 Watford South Jn 10/27 10/29   17/16 [ML] 17/07
17.16 Rickmansworth 10/29 10/32 [P1]   17/14 17/05 [P2]
19.32 Chorleywood 10/34 10/36 [P1]   17/09 17/02 [P2]
21.46 Chalfont & Latimer 10/38 10/39 [P1]   17/04 16/57 [P2]
23.49 Amersham 10/43 10/42 [P1]   17/00 16/52 [P3]
25.00 Mantles Wood 10/46 10/44   16/57 16/49
28.59 Great Missenden 10/54 [P2] 10/48 [P2]   16/49 [P1] 16/44 [P1]
33.34 Wendover 11/03 10/54 [P2]   16/40 16/39 [P1]
35.54 Stoke Manderville 11/08 [P2] 10/58 [P2]   16/35 [P1] 16/36 [P1]
37.72 Aylesbury 11/20 [P2] 11/02 [P2]   16/30 [P3] 16/32 [P1]
38.60 Aylesbury North Loop 11.24 ~ 11.27 11.06 ~ 11.20   16.24 ~ 16.27 16.27 ~ 16.29 [UL]
40.17 Aylesbury Vale Parkway 11/32 11/25   16/20 16/20
44.27 Quainton Road 11.45a ~ 12.25d 11.38 ~ 12.25   15.08a ~ 16.05d 14.56 ~ 16.05
48.37 Aylesbury Vale Parkway 12/38 12/38   14/55 14/43
49.74 Aylesbury North Loop 12.42 ~ 12.45 12.45 ~ 12.48   14.47 ~ 14.50 14.35 ~ 14.39 [UL]
50.62 Aylesbury 12/53 [P3] 12/50 [P3]   14/43 [P2] 14/32 [P2]
53.00 Stoke Manderville 12/58 [P1] 12/53 [P1]   14/38 [P2] 14/28 [P2]
55.20 Wendover 13/03 12/56 [P1]   14/33 14/26 [P2]
59.75 Great Missenden 13/13 [P1] 13/02 [P1]   14/25 [P2] 14.17 ~ 14.20 [P2]
63.54 Mantles Wood 13/20 13/07   14/17 14/12
65.05 Amersham 13/24 13/11 [P3]   14/13 14/11 [P1]
67.08 Chalfont & Latimer 13/28 13/14 [P2]   14/09 14/08 [P1]
69.22 Chorleywood 13/33 13/17 [P2]   14/05 14/05 [P1]
71.38 Rickmansworth 13.34 ~ 13.35 13/21 [P2]   14/01 14/00 [P1]
72.18 Watford North Jn 13/37 13/24   13/58 13/58
73.11 Croxley 13/40 13/26 [P1]   13.52 ~ 13.55 13/55 [P2]
74.26 Watford (Met) 13.43a [P2] 13.30 [P1]   13.50d [P2] 13.50 [P1]

Mileages taken from tour brochure.

Associated E.C.S. Workings

5Z33 : (D6515 with 20142 + 20007 on rear) : West Ruislip Depot to West Ruislip Depot (Sig.ME594)
5Z33 : (20007 + 20142 with D6515 on rear) : West Ruislip Depot (Sig.ME594) to London Marylebone

Location Booked
West Ruislip Depot 08.20d
West Ruislip 08.31 ~ 08.36
West Ruislip (Sig.Me594) 08.38 ~ 08.43
West Ruislip 08/44
South Ruislip 08/47
Wembley Stadium 08/53
Neasden South Jn 08/56
London Marylebone 09.08a [P3]

5Z34 : (D6515 with 20142 + 20007 on rear) : London Marylebone to Wembley Siding
5Z34 : (20007 + 20142 with D6515 on rear) : Wembley Siding to London Marylebone
(The train berthed at Marylebone for the following day's tour)

Location Booked
London Marylebone 18.20d [P1]
Neasden South Jn 18/29
Wembley Stadium 18/32
Wembley Siding 18.33 ~ 18.43
Wembley Stadium 18/44
Neasden South Jn 18/47
London Marylebone 18.57a [Up Wall Sdg]


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