12th April 1980

Lea Valley Railway Club
Atlantic Coast Express IV

Locos Used 25080, 25225, 31163 & 31304
Stock Used 13441+5244+25250+25970+13093+14041+1913+5075+25964+25962

Route : 1Z30 throughout

Loco(s) Route
31304 + 31163 London Paddington - Slough - Reading - Southcote Jn - Bedwyn - (via Westbury & Frome avoiding lines) - Cogload Jn - Exeter St Davids - (?Exeter Central?)
25225 + 25080 (?Exeter Central?) - Exeter St Davids - Crediton - Barnstaple - Torrington
25080 (1) Torrington - Meeth
25225 (2) Meeth - Torrington
25080 + 25225 Torrington - Barnstaple - Crediton (3) - Exeter St Davids
25225 + 25080 Exeter St Davids - Crediton - Okehampton - Meldon Quarry
25080 + 25225 Meldon Quarry - Okehampton - Crediton - Exeter St Davids
31304 + 31163 Exeter St Davids - Exeter Central - Honiton - Yeovil Junction - Templecombe - Salisbury - Basingstoke - Woking Jn - Hampton Court Jn - Clapham Junction - London Waterloo

Notes :
(1) 25225 on rear.
(2) 25080 on rear.
(3) The published timings showed that the train would reach Meldon via a reversal at Crediton but this didn't take place, the train going on to Exeter St Davids to make the reversal.

Sources : John Oliver, Andy Pullar & LASERman

Photo Review


25080 stands at Peters Marland clay works, Meeth (photo: Nigel Tregoning)


25225 & 25080 climb towards Meldon pass the former car carrier sidings
at Okehampton
(photo: Nigel Tregoning)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Clive Barlow & LASERman)

Location Booked Actual
Paddington 07.50d 08/18
Southall 08/00 08/28
Slough 08/07 08/35
Maidenhead 08/11 08/39
Twyford 08/16 08/44
Reading ??.??a ~ 08.21d 08.49 ~ 08.51
Southcote Jn 08/26 08/55
Newbury 08/38 09/10
Bedwyn 08/49 ?
Woodborough 08/59 09/31
Lavington 09/05 ?
Heywood Road Jn 09/11 09/42
Fairwood Jn 09/15 ?
Clink Road Jn 09/18 ?
Blatchbridge Jn 09/20 09/47
Castle Cary 09/34 10/01
Taunton 09c57 ~ 09c59 10.23 ~ 10.25
Whiteball Tunnel 10/12 10/37
Cowley Bridge Jn 10/28 ?
Exeter St Davids 10L30a ~ 10L47d 10.56 ~ 11.11
Cowley Bridge Jn 10/50 11/15
Crediton 11/01 ?
Eggesford 11/20 ?
Barnstaple 11c43a ~ 11c45d 12.09 ~ 12.10
Torrington 12L08a ~ 12L28d 12.37 ~ 12.49
Meeth 13p10a ~ 13p52d 13.26 ~ 13.52
Torrington 14L34a ~ 14L54d 14.29 ~ 14.52
Barnstaple 15/19 15.21 ~ 15.21
Eggesford 15/42 ?
Crediton 16.02a ?
Cowley Bridge Jn DIV ?
Exeter St Davids DIV ?
Cowley Bridge Jn DIV ?
Crediton 16.12d ?
Okehampton 16p49a ~ 16p59d 17.11 ~ 17.16
Meldon Quarry 17p11a ~ 18p15d 17.28 ~ 18.14
Okehampton 18/27 18.29 ~ 18.29
Crediton 19/00 ?
Cowley Bridge Jn 19/09 ?
Exeter St Davids 19L11a ~ 19L23d 19.08 ~ 19.21
Exeter Central 19/27 ?
Exmouth Jn 19/29 ?
Pinhoe Crossing 19/31 ?
Honiton 19/45 19/41
Chard Jn 19x59 ~ 20x02 19.58 ~ 20.02 [UM]
Yeovil Junction 20/18 20/20
Sherborne 20/26 ?
Templecombe 20/34 ?
Gillingham 20.45a ~ 21.10d 20.38 ~ 21.17
Wilton 21/31 21/40
Wilton Jn 21/32 21/41
Salisbury 21.37a ~ 21.39d 21.44 ~ 21.47
Tunnel Jn 21/42 21/50
Andover 22/02 22/04
Worting Jn 22/18 22/17
Basingstoke 22.21a ~ 22.23d 22.22 ~ 22.23
Woking Jn 22/43 22/41
Hampton Court Jn 22/53 22/50
Clapham Junction 23/02 23/00
Waterloo 23.09a 23.11


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