26th April 1980

R.P.P.R.
Penzance Pullman

Locos Used 08644, 25155, 37299 & 50028
Stock Used booked for 13 coaches

Route : 1Z15 throughout

Loco(s) Route
50028 London Paddington - Slough - Reading - Southcote Jn - Newbury - (via Westbury & Frome avoiding lines) - Castle Cary - Taunton - Exeter St Davids - Newton Abbot - Totnes - Plymouth
25155 + 37299 Plymouth - Saltash - Lostwithiel - Par - Goonbarrow Jn - St Dennis Jn
37299 + 25155 St Dennis Jn - Goonbarrow Jn - Par
25155 + 37299 Par - Truro - Penzance
08644 shunt release of locos at Penzance (2)
37299 + 25155 Penzance - Truro - Par - (reverse of outward route) - Plymouth
50028 Plymouth - (reverse of outward route) - London Paddington

Notes :
(1) Written on the top of the menu: 'To commemorate the end of normal express passenger locomotive hauled services between Paddington and Penzance'. Breakfast, lunch and dinner were served during the trip.
(2) For those that stayed on the train.

Sources : Clive Barlow, Alan Baylis, Andy Pullar & John Broderick

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Clive Barlow & John Broderick)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Paddington 07.47d ?   21.55a ?
Southall 07/56 ?   21/44 ?
Slouth 08.04a ~ 08.06d ?   21.34a ~ 21.35d ?
Maidenhead 08/11 ?   21/28 ?
Twyford 08/15 ?   21/23 ?
Reading 08.20a ~ 08.21d ??.?? ~ 08.49   21.17a ~ 21.18d 21.57 ~ ??.??
Southcote Jn 08/24 08/34   21/12 21/50
Newbury 08/38 08/49   20/56 21/37
Bedwyn 08/49 09/00   20/45 21/26
Woodborough 08/59 ?   20/35 ?
Lavington 09/05 ?   20/28 ?
Heywood Road Jn 09/11 09/26   20/16 21/03
Fairwood Jn 09/14 09/28   20/14 21/02
Clink Road Jn 09/18 09/30   20/11 20/59
Blatchbridge Jn 09/20 09/32   20/09 20/57
Castle Cary 09/34 09/42   19/58 20/47
Taunton 09.57a ~ 09.59d 10.03 ~ 10.05   19.33a ~ 19.35d 20.18 ~ 20.19
Whiteball Tunnel 10/11 10/22   19/23 20/07
Cowley Bridge Jn 10/26 ?   19/05 ?
Exeter St Davids 10/28 10/42   19/03 19.43 ~ 19.44
Dawlish Warren 10/43 10/57   18/52 19/33
Teignmouth 10/52 11/04   18/48 19/28
Newton Abbot 11/00 11/11   18/41 19/22
Dainton Tunnel 11/08 11/19   18/35 19/17
Totnes 11/18 11/28   18/28 19/10
Brent 11/28 ?   18/19 ?
Hemerdon 11/39 ?   18/09 ?
Lipson Jn 11/44 ?   18/02 ?
Plymouth 11L47a ~ 11L57d 12.01 ~ 12.23   17L48a ~ 17L58d 18.32 ~ 18.41
St Budeaux Jn 12/02 12/29   17/39 18/26
Saltash 12/06 12/33   17/35 18/22
St Germans 12/11 12/39   17/29 18/16
Liskeard 12/21 12/50   17/19 18/08
Largin 12/27 ?   17/12 ?
Lostwithiel 12/37 13/04   17/03 17/51
Par 12.44a ~ 12.54d 13.13 ~ 13.24   16/58 17/45
St Blazey 12/57 ?  
Goonbarrow Jn 13/15 13/43  
St Dennis Jn 13.27 ~ 13.38 13.54 ~ 14.08  
Goonbarrow Jn 13.51 ~ 14.01 14.24 ~ 14.31  
St Blazey 14/15 ?  
Par 14.17a ~ 14.30d 14.55 ~ 15.06  
St Austell 14/38 15/15   16/52 17/41
Burngullow 14/42 15/19   16/48 17/38
Truro 14/58 15/32   16/33 17.17 ~ 17.22
Redruth 15/10 15/44   16/21 17/06
Camborne 15/15 15/48   16/16 17/02
St Erth 15/24 15/56   16/07 16.50 ~ 16.51
Long Rock 15/29 ?   16/02 ?
Penzance 15.33a 16.04   15.58d 16/40


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