21st September 1968

Gilks-Grenside
Educational Special No.3

Traction Used ???

Route :

Traction Route
???

(1) Reading - Didcot - Swindon - Wootton Bassett Jn - Badminton (2) - Filton Jn - Patchway (3) - Severn Tunnel Junction - Maindee East Jn - Maindee North Jn - Abergavenny - Pontrilas - Hereford - Leominster - Craven Arms

??? Craven Arms - Llandrindod Wells - Llandovery - Llandilo - Pantyffynnon - Hendy Jn - Felin Fran - Court Sart Jn - Port Talbot - Bridgend - Barry - Cadoxton - Cardiff Central - Newport - Severn Tunnel Junction - Patchway (3) - Filton Jn - Stapleton Road - North Somerset Jn - Bath Spa - Bathampton - Trowbridge - Westbury - Salisbury (1)

Notes :
(1) The tour notes detailed service train timings for passengers commencing and finishing their day at Surbiton (for which a special ticket had to be purchased on the day). Passengers to/from Guildford ('or beyond') were required to buy a ticket 'and join Mr. Grenside's party on the 07.58d train'.
(2) Badminton stop was to allow an express to pass (booked 10.45).
(3) Patchway stop was to pick up/dset-down Bristol Passengers, although on the return they were also permitted to set-down at the crew change stop at Stapleton Road if preferred..

Source : Mike Willis/Isle of Wight Steam Railway

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from
Mike Willis/Isle of Wight Steam Railway)

Location Booked Actual
Rading General 09.20d [No.7 Bay] 09.28
Didcoyt 09/39 09/51
Challow 09/50 10/00
Swindon 10c04 ~ 10c06 10.16 ~ 10.19
Wootton Bassett 10/13 10/26
Badminton 10.30a ~ 10.55d 10.44 ~ 10.57
Stoke Gifford 11/10 11/12
Patchway 11.12a ~ 11.14d 11.16 ~ 11.18
Severn Tunnel West 11/24 ?
Severn Tunnel Junction 11/26 11/35
Maindee East Jn 11c39 ~ 11c42 11.44 ~ 11.46
Maindee North Jn 11/44 11.48 ~ 11.51
Llantarnam Jn 11/51 11/58
Pontypool Road 11/58 12/04
Abergavenny 12/08 12/15
Pontrilas 12/21 12/28
Hereford 12/36 12/41
Shelwick Jn 12/40 12/43
Leominster 13/02 12.57 ~ 12.58
Craven Arms 13.14a ~ 13.20d 13.25 ~ 13.38
Llangunllo 14p00a ~ 14p15d 14.07 ~ 14.17
Llandrindod Wells S.B. 14/36 14/35
Llanwrtyd Wells 15/05 14/57
??? ? 15p09 ~ 15p20
Llandovery 15x25 ~ 15x40 15.25 ~ 15.46
Llandilo 16/01 16.02 ~ 16.04
Pantyffynnon 16/21 14/19
Hendy Jn 16/30 16/28
Grovesend Colliery Loop Jn 16/33 16/31
Felin Fran 16/46 16/48
Court Sart Jn 16/53 16/50
Port Talbot 16c58 ~ 17c00 16.56 ~ 17.01
Bridgend 17/15 17/14
Llanwit Major 17/32 17/32
Barry 17/47 17/48
Cadoxton 17/57 17/52
Cardiff 18/04 18/05
Newport 18/18 18/20
Severn Tunnel Junction 18/30 18/32
Severn Tunnel West 18/31 ?
Patchway 18.42a ~ 18.43d 18.43 ~ 18.44
Filton Jn 18/45 18/47
Stapleton Road 18c49a ~ 18c51d 18.52 ~ 18.54
North Somerset Jn 18/54 18/58
Bath Spa 19/06 19/13
Bathampton 19/10 19/16
Trowbridge 19/25 19/36
Westbury 19.32 ~ 19.34 19.42 ~ 19.42
Dilton Marsh Halt 19/38 ?
Salisbury 20.05a 20.16

Service Train timings;

Location Booked
Surbiton 07.41d
Weybridge ??.??a ~ ??.??d
Reading 09.12a

 

Location Booked
Salisbury 20.29d
Basingstoke 21.12a ~ 21.26d
Reading General 21.52a
Surbiton 21.56a (special stop)


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