29th September 1973

Great Western Society
The William Shakespeare Railtour

Loco(s) Used ?????

Route :

Loco(s) Route
????? London Paddington - Slough - Maidenhead - Reading - Didcot
????? Didcot - Stratford-upon-Avon - Long Marston
????? Long Marston - (reverse of outward route) - Didcot
????? Didcot - (reverse of outward route) - London Paddington

Notes :
(1) Route & loco confirmation required. Was booked for steam haulage from Didcot to Long Marston and return. The letter sent out with the tour tickets stated 'All passengers must leave the train at Stratford-upon-Avon on the outward journey as the coaches are to be placed in the Goods Yard for an hour'. Passengers not wishing to visit Long marston could enjoy a longer break at Stratford-upon-Avon.

From Alan Restell's ticket collection.

Source : Alan Restell

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Alan Restell)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Paddington 09.25d 20.05a
Reading 09.58d 19.30
Didcot 10L15a ~ 20L30d 19L00a ~ 19L15d
Stratford-upon-Avon 13.16a ~ 14.25d 17.00a ~ 17.05d
Long Marston 14.40a 16.45d

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