14th September 1968

Railway Correspondence & Travel Society
Bicester & Thames Valley Rail Tour

DMU Used 4-car Derby set
MoD Loco(s) Used AD892 'Wagoner'
Stock Used (with AD892) 4 brake vans

Route : 1Z74 (DMU legs throughout?)

Traction Route
DMU as listed London St Pancras - Cricklewood - Neasden Jn
DMU as listed Neasden Jn - Northolt Jn - High Wycombe - Princes Risborough - Chinnor
DMU as listed Chinnor - Princes Risborough
DMU as listed Princes Risborough - Aylesbury South - Claydon LNE Jn
DMU as listed Claydon LNE Jn - Bicester London Road Jn - Exchange Siding
AD892 Exchange Siding - Loco Shed - Arncott - Exchange Siding
DMU as listed Exchange Siding - Bicester North SB - Oxford
DMU as listed Oxford - Wolvercot Jn - Yarnton Jn - Witney Jn GF - Witney (old station)
DMU as listed Witney (old station) - Witney Jn GF
DMU as listed Witney Jn GF - Witney (new station)
DMU as listed Witney (new station) - Witney Jn GF - Yarnton Jn - Wolvercot Jn - Oxford - Radley
DMU as listed Radley - Radley (branch platform)
DMU as listed Radley (branch platform) - Abingdon
DMU as listed Abingdon - Radley (branch platform)
DMU as listed Radley (branch platform) - Didcot North Jn - Didcot (no.7 bay)
DMU as listed Didcot (no.7 bay) - Didcot East Jn - Reading - Maidenhead - Slough - Acton Main Line - Acton Wells Jn - Willesden Junction HL - Camden Road Jn - St Pancras Jn - London St Pancras

Notes :
(1)
Stanley C. Jenkins comments: this was the last train to run into Witney New station.

Sources : John Broderick, Trevor Davis & Stanley C. Jenkins

Photo Review


The tour at Witney Old Terminus (photo: Stanley C. Jenkins)


...and at Witney New station (photo: Stanley C. Jenkins)


...passing Witney Goods Jn (photo: Stanley C. Jenkins)


From Andrew Fairholm's ticket collection.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Broderick)

M.C Location Booked Actual
0.00 St Pancras 08.45d 08.45
5.09 Cricklewood 09/03 08.59a ~ 09.05d
7.03 Neasden Jn 09.12a ~ 09.17d 09.10 ~ 09.13
13.50 Northolt Jn 09/30 09/30
30.09 High Wycombe 09/51 09/49
40.19 Princes Risborough 10.03a ~ 10.06d 10.00 ~ 10.07
43.76 Chinnor 10.25a ~ 10.35d 10.25 ~ 10.37
47.53 Princes Risborough 10.53a ~ 11.00d 10.53 ~ 11.00
54.57 Aylesbury South 11/15 11.12a ~ 11.32d
67.26 Claydon LNE Jn 11.41a ~ 11.45d 11.51 ~ 11.54
74.09 Bicester London Road 11/55 12/05
74.57 Exchange Siding 12.00a ~ 12.10d 12.07 ~ 12.17
75.57 Loco Shed 12.20a ~ 12.45d 12.23 ~ 12.50
78.37 Arncott 13.00a ~ 13.10d 13.04 ~ 13.26
82.17 Exchange Siding 13.35a ~ 13.45d 13.42 ~ 13.50
82.30 Bicester North SB 13.48a ~ 13.53d 13.51 ~ 13.52
93.19 Oxford North Jn 14/13 14/11
93.52 Oxford 14.15a ~ 14.45d 14.14 ~ 14.48
96.44 Wolvercot Jn 14/49 14/53
97.37 Yarnton Jn 14.51a ~ 15.53d 14.55 ~ 14.56
105.48 Witney
[see comment below]
15.30a ~ 15.40d 15.32 ~ 15.49
113.59 Yarnton Jn 16.15a ~ 16.17d 16/21
114.52 Wolvercot Jn 16/19 16/22
117.44 Oxford 16.24a ~ 16.26d 16/26
122.48 Radley 16.33a ~ 16.36d 16.32 ~ 16.35
122.52 Radley (Branch Platform) 16.38a ~ 16.42d 16.37 ~ 16.41
125.16 Abington 16.52a ~ 17.00d 16.48 ~ 16.58
127.60 Radley (Branch Platform) 17.10a ~ 17.15d 17.06 ~ 17.12
132.26 Didcot North Jn 17/22 17/18
133.10 Didcot (No.7 Bay) 17.25a ~ 18.10d 17.31 ~ 18.12
133.32 Didcot East Jn [ML] ?
150.22 Reading 18/30 18/30
155.19 Twyford 18/35 18/35
162.01 Maidenhead 18/41 18/41
167.64 Slough 18/46 18/46
177.14 Southall 18/54 18/54
? West Ealing [RL] ?
181.79 Acton Main Line 19.05a ~ 19.13d 19.03 ~ 19.05
182.60 Acton Wells Jn 19/19 19/08
183.35 Willesden Junction HL 19/21 19/10
187.79 Camden Road Jn 19/39 19/28
188.30 St Pancras Jn 19.48a ~ 19.50d ?
188.66 Incline SB 19/56 19/51
189.08 St Pancras 20.05 19.54

Richard Maund comments: Although the timing sheet with the itinerary did not specify which station at Witney, in fact we ran to old station, then shunted via Witney Jn ground frame to the new station, and departed from there (as shown in the route description above)

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