21st January 1984

Hertfordshire Railtours
The Mendip Artificer

Locos Used 08849, 37187, 37189 & 45121
Stock Used 4413+5001+4977+3950+1738+16195+35186+3948+4989+4806

Route : 1Z26 throughout

Loco(s) Route
45121 London St Pancras - (via MML) - Bedford Midland
45121 Bedford Midland - Fenny Stratford - (via Bletchley Flyover) - Claydon LNE Jn - Oxford - Swindon
08849 (1) Swindon - Highworth BL Sidings
45121 (2) Highworth BL Sidings - Swindon
45121 Swindon - Chippenham - Trowbridge - Westbury
37187 (3) Westbury - Frome - Merehead Quarry Jn - Merehead (No.1 Arrival Siding)
37189 (4) Merehead - Merehead Quarry Jn - Cranmore
37187 (3) Cranmore - Merehead Quarry Jn - Frome (5) - Westbury
45121 Westbury - Salisbury - Woking - Virginia Water - Brentford - South Acton - Cricklewood - London St Pancras

Notes :
(1) 45121 on rear.
(2) 08849 on rear.
(3) 37189 on rear.
(4) 37187 on rear.
(5) Was booked via avoiding line.


John Broderick's Ticket.

Sources : Nigel Rollings, Jeremy Sleightholm & LASERman (all on the train throughout)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Nigel Rollings & LASERman)

Location Booked Actual
St Pancras 08.00d 08.00
West Hampstead 08/07 08/07
Hendon 08/10 ?
St Albans City 08/21 ?
Luton 08.30a ~ 08.32d 08.30 ~ 08.32
Flitwick 08/43 08/41
Bedford Midland 08.55a ~ 09.10d 08.54 ~ 09.12
Bedford Station Jn 09/11 09/12
Bedford St Johns North Jn 09/17 09/14
Bedford St Johns West Jn 09/22 09/17
Bletchley (summit of flyover) 09c45a ~ 09c47d 09.42 ~ 09.46
Fletton Sidings 09/52 09.50 ~ 09.52
Claydon L&NE Jn 10/12 10/19
Bicester 10/32 10/34
Oxford New North Jn 10/57 11/00
Oxford 11c00a ~ 11c02d 11/03
Didcot North Jn 11/12 11/13
Foxhall Jn 11.15a ~ 11.21d 11.15 ~ 11.23
Challow 11/32 11/34
Swindon 11L46a ~ 11L55d 11.48 ~ 11.56
Highworth BL Sidings 12.05a ~ 12.20d 12.08 ~ 12.17
Swindon 12L30a ~ 12L42d 12.27 ~ 12.48
Wootton Bassett Jn 12/49 12/56
Chippenham 12t57a ~ 12t58d 13/04
Thingley Jn 13/02 13/08
Bradford Jn 13t15a ~ 13t16d 13/20
Westbury 13L26a ~ 13L36d 13.23 ~ 13.37
Fairwood Jn 13/39 13/40
Clink Road Jn 13/43 13/45
Frome 13p45a ~ 14p08d 14.04 ~ 14.09
Blatchbridge Jn 14/11 14/14
Witham 14t19a ~ 14t20d 14/24
Merehead Quarry Jn 14t29a ~ 14t30d 14/34
Merehead No.1 Arrival Siding 14.35a ~ 14.55d 14.38 ~ 14.44
Merehead Quarry Jn 15.00a ~ 15.05d 14.49 ~ 14.57
Cranmore 15.15a ~ 16.15d 14.59 ~ 16.17
Merehead Quarry Jn 16t28a ~ 16t29d 16.24 ~ 16.24
Witham 16t39a ~ 16t44d 16/34
Blatchbridge Jn 16/52 16/51
Frome DIV 16/53
Clink Road Jn 16/54 16/56
Fairwood Jn 16/57 17/00
Westbury 17L00a ~ 17L10d 17.03 ~ 17.19
Warminster 17/18 17/30
Wilton Jn 17/36 17/46
Salisbury 17.39a ~ 17.40d 17.49 ~ 17.54
Tunnel Jn 17/43 17/56
Andover 17/58 18/12
Worting Jn 18/18 [FL] 18/24
Basingstoke 18.22a ~ 18.23d 18.33 ~ 18.36
Woking Jn 18/45 18/55
Woking 18.46a ~ 18.48d 18.56 ~ 18.58 [SL]
Byfleet Jn 18/55 19/05
Addlestone Jn 18/57 19/06
Virginia Water 19/07 19/17
Staines 19/16 19/25
Feltham Jn 19/23 19/32
Hounslow 19/25 19/34
Old Kew Jn 19/30 19/40
Kew East Jn 19/32 19/42
South Acton 19/36 19/44
Acton Wells Jn 19/40 19/53
Dudding Hill Jn 19/48 20/00
Cricklewood Curve Jn 19/51 20/03 [UHL]
West Hampstead 19/55 20/06
St Pancras 20.01a 20.19


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