24th June 2023

Vintage Trains
The Whistling Ghost to Minehead

Locos Used 47773 & steam: 7029 'Clun Castle', 7812 'Erlestoke Manor'& 7828 'Odney Manor'
Stock Used (2) (96100+35470)+17018+99349+95403+99361+5198+5212+9101+5177

Route :
1Z10 : Birmingham Snow Hill to Bishops Lydeard
1Z20 : Bishops Lydeard to Birmingham Snow Hill

Loco(s) Route
7029 (1) Birmingham Snow Hill - Birmingham Moor Street - Small Heath South Jn - Tyseley - Solihull - Widney Manor - Dorridge - Hatton - Warwick Parkway - Leamington Spa - Banbury - Oxford - Didcot North Jn - Foxhall Jn - Swindon - Wootton Bassett Jn - Westerleigh Jn - Bristol Parkway - Filton Abbey Wood - Bristol Temple Meads - Yatton - Worle Jn - Uphill Jn - Bridgwater - Cogload Jn - Taunton - Bishops Lydeard
7828 + 7812 Bishops Lydeard - Crowcombe Heathfield - Williton - Blue Anchor - Minehead
7812 + 7828 Minehead - (reverse of outward route) - Bishops Lydeard
7029 (1) Bishops Lydeard - (reverse of outward route) - Birmingham Moor Street (3)

Notes :
(1) 47773 on rear.
(2) 96100+35470 were only in the consist when 7029 was on the tour.
(3) It is reported that the return leg terminated at Birmingham Moor Street, due to trespass on the line.
(4) 7029 carried the 'S.L.S. Special' headboard on the return leg.
(5) Tour postponed from 20/05/23.

Source : Nick Bartlett

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Birmingham Snow Hill 06.08d [P3] 06.10   23.32a [P2] CANC
Birmingham Moor Street 06.12a ~ 06.16d [P1] [SH] 06.12 ~ 06.17   23.23a ~ 23.27d [P2] 23.36a
Small Heath South Jn 06/21 [SL] 06/22   23/20 [SH] 23/22
Tyseley 06/23 [P1] 06/23   23/19 [P2] [FL] 23/19
Solihull 06/29 06/28   23/14 23/13
Widney Manor 06.33a ~ 06.36d 06.30 ~ 06.36   23.07a ~ 23.11d ?
Bentley Heath LC 06/39 06/40   23/04 23/04
Dorridge 06*40 ~ 06*41 [UDL] 06/42   23/03 [P2] 23/03
Hatton 06/50 [P1] 06/51   22/56 [P2] 22/57
Warwick Parkway 06.55a ~ 06.58d [P1] 06.56 ~ 06.59   22.46a ~ 22.50d [P2] 22.49 ~ 22.52
Leamington Spa 07/06 [UM] 07/05 [UM]   22/40 [DM] 22/42
Fenny Compton 07/20 07/17   22/27 22/30
Reservoir Jn 07/28 07/30   22/20 22/23
Banbury 07.31a ~ 07.35d [P3] 07.32 ~ 07.35   22.14a ~ 22.18d [P2] 22.14 ~ 22.20
Aynho Jn 07/42 07/42   22/07 22/06
Heyford 07/50 [P1] 07/48   22/01 [P2] 22/00
Wolvercote Jn 07/59 [UM] 07/57   21/52 21/51
Oxford North Jn 08/03 [UM] 07/59   21/50 [DM] 21/49
Oxford 08*10 ~ 08*21 [UT] 08.04 ~ 08.19 [UT]   21/48 [DT] [DM] 21/48
Hinksey North 08/24 08/22   21/46 21/47
Kennington Jn 08/25 08/24   21/44 21/45
Didcot North Jn 08/37 08/36   21*34 ~ 21*35 ? ~ 21.34
Didcot West Curve Jn 08/40 08/38   21/31 21/30
Foxhall Jn 08/45 [DM] 08/41   21/29 21/26
Milton Jn 08/47 08/44   20w50 ~ 21w25 ? ~ 21.23
Steventon 08/49 08/46   20/47 [RL] 20/39
Wantage Road 08/55 08/51   20/43 20/34
Challow 09w00 ~ 09w34 [DR] ? ~ 09.34   20/39 20/30
Uffington 09/39 09/38   20/36 20/28
Swindon 09/51 [P4] 09/48   20*07 ~ 20*23 [UM] 19.57 ~ 20.16
Wootton Bassett Jn 09/57 09/53   19/58 19/50
Hullavington 10/08 10/03   19/47 19/40
Westerleigh Jn 10/22 10/16   19/33 19/28
Bristol Parkway 10/28 [P1] 10/22   19/28 [P3] 19/22
Filton Abbey Wood 10/30 [P1] [ML] 10/25   19/26 [P2] [UF] 19/20
Horfield Jn 10/32 [RL] 10/26   19/25 [ML] 19/19
Narroways Hill Jn 10/37 10/28   19/23 19/16
Dr Day's Jn 10/44 [DR] 10/30   19/20 [RL] 19/13
Bristol East Jn 10/45 10/31   19/19 [UR] 19/12
Bristol Temple Meads 10*47 ~ 10*48 [UT] 10.33 ~ 10.34   19*08 ~ 19*17 [UT] [DR] 19.03 ~ 19.11
Bristol West Jn 10/51 [DM] 10/35   19/06 [UM] 19/01
Parson Street 10/53 [P1] 10/39   19/01 [P2] 18/57
Yatton 11/06 10/52   18/48 18/42
Worle Jn 11/13 11/01   18/42 18/36
Uphill Jn 11/16 11/04   18/38 18/34
Bridgwater 11/27 11/18   18/22 18/20
Cogload Jn 11/34 11/24   18/16 18/13
Taunton East Jn 11/41 [UDR] 11/28   18/10 18/07
Taunton 11c45 ~ 11c47 [P2] [UDR] 11.29 ~ 11.45 [P2]   18c05 ~ 18c07 [P2] [UDR] 18.03 ~ 18.04 [P2]
Norton Fitzwarren 11/53 11/50   18/00 [DR] 17/58
Bishops Lydeard 12L06a ~ ??L??d 12.03 ~ ?   ??L??a ~ 17L48d ? ~ 17.43
Crowcombe Heathfield ? ?   ? ?
Williton ? ?   ? ?
Blue Anchor ? ?   ? ?
Minehead ?a ?   ?d ?


Associated E.C.S. Workings

5Z10 : (47773 with 7029 on rear) : Tyseley Steam Trust to Birmingham Snow Hill

Location Booked
Tyseley Steam Trust 05.28d
Small Heath South Jn 05/34
Birmingham Moor Street 05/40
Birmingham Snow Hill 05.44a [P3]

5Z20 : (47773 with 7029 on rear) : Birmingham Snow Hill to Tyseley Steam Trust

Location Booked
Birmingham Snow Hill 23.45d [P2]
Birmingham Moor Street 23/48
Small Heath South Jn 23/53
Tyseley Steam Trust 23.59a


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