8th July 1984

F & W Railtours
The Devonshire Dart

Loco Used 20169, 20184, 37176, 37185, 37206 & 37207

Route : 1Z38 throughout

Locos Route
37176 + 37206 Bristol Temple Meads - Bristol Parkway [SR on] - Cheltenham Spa - Worcester Shrub Hill - Birmingham New Street
20169 + 20184 Birmingham New Street - Worcester Shrub Hill - Gloucester
20184 + 20169 Gloucester - Bristol Parkway [SR off][NR on] - Bristol Temple Meads - Exeter St Davids - Newton Abbot - Totnes - Plymouth
37185 + 37207 (1) Plymouth - Bere Alston
37185 + 37207 (1) Bere Alston - Plymouth Friary
20169 + 20184 Plymouth Friary - Totnes - Newton Abbot - Exeter St Davids - Meldon Quarry
20184 + 20169 Meldon Quarry - Exeter St Davids
20169 + 20184 Exeter St Davids - Taunton [station avoiding line] - Bristol West Jn - St Philips Marsh Jn - North Somerset Jn - Bristol Temple Meads [NR off]
20184 + 20169 Bristol Temple Meads [NR off] - Bristol Parkway - Cheltenham Spa - Worcester Shrub Hill - Birmingham New Street
37176 + 37206 (2) Birmingham New Street - Selly Oak - Barnt Green - Bromsgrove - (via direct route) - Cheltenham Spa - Bristol Parkway - Bristol Temple Meads

Note :
(1) Class 37's operated in top-and-tail mode - which led each leg is required.
(2) Route confirmation required.

Sources : Nigel Rollings (joined/left train at Bristol Parkway - where marked [NR])
& Stewart Robertson (joined/left train Bristol Parkway - where marked [SR])
& Brian Garrett

Photo Review


20184 & 20169 crawl to the top at Hemerdon (photo: David Wainright)


37207 leads the train at Bere Alston (photo: David Wainright)


20184 & 20169 running round at Meldon Quarry (photo: Guy Vincent)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Nigel Rollings)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Bristol Temple Meads 05.05d ?   01.00a ? 89.76
4.50 Filton Jn 05/13 ?   ? ? ?
5.69 Bristol Parkway 05.15a ~ 05.17d ?   00.49a ~ 00.50d ? 84.07
10.39 Westerleigh Jn 05/23 ?   ? ? ?
18.51 Charfield 05/31 ?   ? ? ?
31.76 Standish Jn 05/40 ?   ? ? ?
38.06 Gloucester Yard Jn 05/50 ?   ? ? ?
44.36 Cheltenham Spa 05.56a ~ 05.58d ?   00.08a ~ 00.10d ? 45.39
51.47 Ashchurch 06/06 ?   ? ? ?
62.34 Abbotswood Jn 06/15 ?   ? ? ?
66.28 Worcester Shrub Hill 06.24a ~ 06.26d ?  
72.07 Droitwich Spa 06/33 ?  
76.22 Stoke Works Jn 06/39 ?   ? ? ?
78.35 Bromsgrove 06.43a ~ 06.45d ?   ? ? ?
81.08 Blackwell 06/53 ?   ? ? ?
81.78 Barnt Green 06/55 ?   ? ? ?
86.68 Kings Norton Jn 06/59 ?   ? ? ?
91.09 Church Road 07/04 ?   23/27 ? ?
92.46
0.00
Birmingham New Street 07.13a ~ 07.39d ?   23L08a ~ 23L23d ? 0.00
274.73
1.37 Church Road 07/38 ?   22/59 ? 273.36
5.58 Kings Norton Jn 07/44 ?   22/54 ? 269.15
10.48 Barnt Green 07.49a ~ 07.50d ?   22.49a ~ 22.50d ? 264.25
11.38 Blackwell 07/52 ?   22/47 ? 263.35
14.11 Bromsgrove 07/54 ?   22.39a ~ 22.40d ? 260.62
16.24 Stoke Works Jn 07/56 ?   22/36 ? 258.49
20.39 Droitwich Spa 08/01 ?   22/30 ? 254.34
26.18 Worcester Shrub Hill 08/09 ?   22.20a ~ 22.22d ? 248.55
30.12 Abbotswood Jn 08/15 ?   22/12 ? 244.61
40.79 Ashchurch 08/25 ?   22/03 ? 233.74
48.10 Cheltenham Spa 08.35a ~ 08.36d ?   21.54a ~ 21.55d ? 226.63
54.50 Gloucester 08.50a ~ 09.05d ?  
- Gloucester Yard Jn ? ?   21/47 ? 220.33
61.61 Standish Jn 09/22 ?   2/41 ? 214.23
75.06 Charfield 09/28 ?   21/31 ? 200.78
83.19 Westerleigh Jn 09/31 ?   21/23 ? 192.65
87.69 Bristol Parkway 09.37a ~ 09.38d ??.?? ~ 10.08   21.16a ~ 21.17d ? 188.15
89.08 Filton Jn 09/40 ?   21/14 ? 186.76
93.58 Bristol Temple Meads 09p50a ~ 10p18d 10.19 ~ 10.24   20.58a ~ 21.06d 21.56 ~ 22.26 182.26
- North Somerset Jn   20/56 21/53 181.36
- Bristol West Jn   20/50 21/48 180.28
110.33 Worle Jn 10/37 ?   20/33 ? 163.75
126.69 Bridgwater 10.52a ~ 10.53d ?   20.15a ~ 20.16d 21.11 ~ 21.13 147.39
138.34 Taunton 11/08 ?   19.55a ~ 20.02d 20.46 ~ 20.53 135.74
149.22 Whiteball SB 11/20 ?   19/39 20/27 125.06
- Exeter St Davids   19.10a ~ 19.19d 19.50 ~ 20.01 105.14
- Crediton   18t59a ~ 19t00d ? 98.18
- Okehampton   18/30 19/05 80.18
- Meldon Quarry   18.10a ~ 18.20d 18.30 ~ 18.52 78.37
- Okehampton   17p45a ~ 18p00d ? 76.56
- Crediton   17t10a ~ 17t11d ? 58.56
169.14 Exeter St Davids 11.42a ~ 11.45d ?   16.55a ~ 17.00d 17.27 ~ 17.32 51.60
179.56 Dawlish Warren 11/58 ?   16p26a ~ 16p44d ? 41.18
189.28 Newton Abbot 12/12 ?   16/11 ? 31.46
198.05 Totnes 12/25 ?   15/55 16/45 22.69
214.32 Hemerdon 12/48 ?   15/33 ? 6.42
- Plymouth Friary   14L20a ~ 15L15d 15.00 ~ ??.?? 0.00
14.32
- Mount Gould Jn   14/16 ? 13.19
- Lipson Jn   14/13 ? 12.62
221.17
0.00
Plymouth 12L55a ~ 13L05d ?   14/10 ? 11.22
4.05 St Budeaux Road 13/10 ?   14/05 ? 7.17
11.22 Bere Alston 13.30a 14.06   13.45d 14.22 0.00


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