12th January 1980

Hertfordshire Rail Tours
The Oxfordshire Trundler

DMU's Used sets L405 (51340+59491+51381) & L431 (51369+59521+51411)

Route : 1Z31 throughout

DMU Route
as listed London Paddington - Old Oak Common West - Greenford - Princes Risborough - Aylesbury - Calvert - Claydon LNE Jn - (via Bletchley Flyover) - Fenny Stratford (1)
as listed Fenny Stratford - Bletchley Flyover West End
as listed Bletchley Flyover West End - near Denbigh Hall South Jn
as listed near Denbigh Hall South Jn - (via Bletchley Flyover) - Claydon LNE Jn - Bicester London Road - Islip - Oxford New North Jn - Kennington Jn - Morris Cowley (2)
as listed Morris Cowley - Kennington Jn
as listed Kennington Jn - Abingdon
as listed Abingdon - Kennington Jn
as listed Kennington Jn - Didcot North Jn - (via Didcot avoiding line) - Didcot East Jn - (via GWML) - London Paddington

Notes :
(1) The tour was booked to simply reverse at Fenny Stratford but because of a points failure an additional couple of reversals were required as shown above. The train stopped on the Denbigh Hall arm of the flyover near the north end of the carriage sidings.
(2) To end of line.


Set L405 is seen leading the train at Bicester (photo: Michael Croxford)

Sources : Shayne Lewis (on the train throughout), Janet Cottrell, Andy Pullar,
Ian Umpleby & Jon Horswell

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Janet Cottrell & Ian Umpleby)

Location Booked Actual
Paddington 09.05d [RL] 09.05 [P6]
Old Oak Common West 09/09 09/10
Greenford 09/13 09/17
Northolt Jn 09/16 ?
High Wycombe 09/49 10/00
Princes Risborough 10.01a ~ 10.03d 10.13 ~ 10.14
Aylesbury 10.18a ~ 10.20d 10.19 ~ 10.31
Calvert 10p35a ~ 10p45d 10.52 ~ 11.00
Claydon Jn 10/50 11.03 ~ 11.03
Swanbourne 11.05a ~ 11.15d 11.16 ~ 11.24
Summit of flyover 11/27 11.43 ~ 11.44
Fenny Stratford 11p33a ~ 11p42d 11.46 ~ 12.43
Bletchley Flyover West End ? 12.46 ~ 12.48
Denbigh Hall Sidings Jn DIV 12.52 ~ 12.55
Summit of flyover 11/47 ?
Verney Jn 12.05a ~ 12.15d 13.12 ~ 13.17
Claydon Jn 12/20 13/23
Bicester London Road 12p32a ~ 12p42d 13.33 ~ 13.40
Oxford New North Jn 13.05a ~ 13.06d 13.57 ~ 13.59
Oxford 13.07a ~ 13.08d 14.02 ~ 14.06
Kennington Jn 13.12a ~ 13.13d 14.11 ~ 14.12
Morris Cowley 13p32a ~ 13p37d 14.23 ~ 14.33
Kennington Jn UGL 13.46a ~ 13.51d 14.42 ~ 14.51
Radley 13/57 14.58 ~ ??.??
Radley GF 13.58a ~ 14.02d ?
Radley 14.04a ~ 14.07d ??.?? ~ 15.14
Abingdon 14p15a ~ 14p27d 15.22 ~ 15.32
Radley 14.35a ~ 14.38d 15.41 ~ 15.43
Radley GF 14.40a ~ 14.42d ?
Didcot North Jn 14/50 ?
Didcot East Jn 14/51 15/50
Reading 15.08a ~ 15.10d [RL] 16.05 ~ 16.06
Twyford 15/16 16/12
Maidenhead 15/22 16/18
Slough 15.27a ~ 15.28d 16.24 ~ 16.25
Southall 15/40 16/37
Ealing Broadway 15.44a ~ 15.46d 16.42 ~ 16.43
Paddington 15.57a 16.52


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