19th August 2023

Saphos Trains
English Riviera Express

Locos Used (2) 47593 'Galloway Princess', 47805 'Roger Hosking MA 1925-2013' & steam: 60007 'Sir Nigel Gresley'
Stock Used 35465+17013+3045+3122+80044+3100+3148+3125+1863+3107+3231+3330

Route :
1Z27 : High Wycombe to Kingswear
1Z28 : Kingswear to High Wycombe

Loco(s) Route
47593 (1) High Wycombe - Princes Risborough - Haddenham & Thame Parkway - Bicester South Jn - Gavray Jn - Bicester Village - Oxford Parkway - Oxford - Didcot North Jn - Foxhall Jn - Swindon - Wootton Bassett Jn - Chippenham - Thingley Jn - Melksham - Bradford Jn - Trowbridge - Westbury - Fairwood Jn - Clink Road Jn - Blatchbridge Jn - Castle Cary - Cogload Jn - Taunton
60007 (1) Taunton - Tiverton Parkway - Exeter St Davids - Dawlish - Teignmouth - Newton Abbot - Torquay - Paignton - Kingswear
60007 (1) Kingswear - (reverse of outward route) - Norton Fitzwarren - Taunton Fairwater Yard Sig.E481
47593 (1) Taunton Fairwater Yard Sig.E481 - Taunton - (reverse of outward route) - High Wycombe

Notes :
(1) 47805 on rear.
(2) 47805 running as D1935.


60007 passing Newton Abbot on the return leg (photo: Nathan Williamson)

Source : Nathan Williamson

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
High Wycombe 05.20d [P2] 05.20   22.16a [P3] 22.18
Saunderton 05/29 [P2] 05/27   22/08 [P1] 22/12
Princes Risborough 05.33a ~ 05.36d [P3] 05.31 ~ ?   22.00a ~ 22.03d [P2] 22.04 ~ 22.06
Haddenham & Thame Parkway 05.43a ~ 05.46d [P1] 05.44 ~ 05.47   21.48a ~ 21.51d [P2] 21.51 ~ 21.55
Bicester South Jn 05/59 05/59   21/36 21/38
Gavray Jn 06/01 06/00   21/35 21/36
Bicester Village 06.03a ~ 06.06d [P1] 06.02 ~ 06.06   21.19a ~ 21.33d [P2] 21.16 ~ 21.35
Oxford Parkway 06.18a ~ 06.21d [P1] 06.15 ~ ?   21.06a ~ 21.09d [P2] 20.59 ~ 21.03
Woodstock Road Jn 06/23 06/23   21/03 20/57
Oxford North Jn 06/24 [UM] 06/26   20/59 [DB] 20/54
Oxford 06.27a ~ 06.33d [P3] 06.28 ~ 06.32   20.53a ~ 20.58d [P4] [DM] 20.48 ~ 20.51
Hinksey North 06*37 ~ 06*43 [UR] ? ~ 06.45   20/50 20/47
Kennington Jn 06/45 06/48   20/49 20/44
Didcot North Jn 06/54 06/55   20*36 ~ 20*40 20/36
Foxhall Jn 06/57 [DM] 06/57   20/33 20/33
Milton Jn 06/59 07/00   20/31 20/31
Steventon 07/01 07/01   20/30 [RL] 20/29
Wantage Road 07/06 07/05   20*13 ~ 20*23 [UR] ? ~ 20.24
Challow 07*09 ~ 07*18 [DR] ? ~ 07.17   20/08 20/12
Uffington 07/22 07/21   20/06 20/11
Swindon 07.33a ~ 07.45d [P3] 07.43 ~ 07.50   19.53a ~ 19.55d [P3] 19.44 ~ 19.59
Wootton Bassett Jn 07/52 07/58   19/47 19/36
Chippenham 08.01a ~ 08.04d [P1] 08.07 ~ 08.09   19.30a ~ 19.33d [P2] 19.21 ~ 19.24
Thingley East Jn 08/08 08/13   19/27 19/17
Thingley Jn 08/10 08/14   19/18 19/16
Melksham 08.16a ~ 08.19d 08.19 ~ 08.20   19.06a ~ 19.11d 19.02 ~ 19.09
Bradford Jn 08/26 08/29   18/58 18/57
Trowbridge 08/28 08/32   18/56 18/53
Westbury 08.34a ~ 08.40d [P2] 08.37 ~ 08.41   18.38a ~ 18.48d [P3] 18.40 ~ 18.47
Fairwood Jn 08/43 08/44   18/35 18/37
Clink Road Jn 08/49 08/48   18/32 18/34
Blatchbridge Jn 08/51 08/50   18/30 18/33
East Somerset Jn 09/01 08/53   18/26 18/30
Castle Cary 09/09 [P2] 09/01   18/18 [P1] 18/21
Somerton GF 09/16 09/07   18/11 18/11
Athelney LC 09/22 09/15   18/05 18/04
Cogload Jn 09/25 09/18   18/03 18/01
Taunton 09L30a ~ 10L01d [P2] 09.22 ~ 09.59   17.52a ~ 17.57d [P2] 17.49 ~ 17.54
Taunton Fairwater Sig.E481 - -   17L28 ~ 17L48 [UDR] 17.29 ~ 17.46
Norton Fitzwarren 10/04 10/03   17/27 17/28
Whiteball 10/17 10/13   17/19 17/18
Tiverton Parkway 10/20 [P1] 10/18   17/12 [P2] 17/13
Tiverton Loop 10*23 ~ 10*35 [DPL] 10/19   17*02 ~ 17*08 [UPL] 17.03 ~ 17.09
Cowley Bridge Jn 10/50 10/32   16/47 16/48
Exeter St Davids 10/53 [P4] 10/34   16/44 [P5] 16/46
Dawlish Warren 11/04 10/54   16/23 16/31
Dawlish 11/06 10/57   16/20 16/30
Teignmouth 11/10 11/03   16/17 16/27
Newton Abbot 11/17 [P1] 11/11   16/12 [P1] 16/19 [P1]
Newton Abbot West Jn 11/19 11/12   16/10 16/18
Torquay 11/31 11/23   15/52 15/59
Paignton 11.36a ~ 11.40d [P1] 11.31 ~ 11.36   15.43a ~ 15.45d [P2] 15.49 ~ 15.55
Paignton GF 11.44 ~ 11.46 ?   15.35 ~ 15.40 ?
Kingswear 12.12a ?   15.00d ?


Associated Light Engine Workings

0Z26 : (60007) : Bishops Lydeard to Taunton

Location Booked
Bishops Lydeard 09.23d
Norton Fitzwarren 09/35
Fairwater Yard 09.37 ~ 09.43
Taunton 09.47a [P2]

0Z29 : (60007) : Fairwater Yard to Bishops Lydeard

Location Booked
Fairwater Yard 17.50d
Norton Fitzwarren 17/55
Bishops Lydeard 18.07a


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