27th April 1975

British Rail
The Western Enterprise

Locos Used 1023 'Western Fusilier' & 1051 'Western Ambassador'

Route : 1Z14 throughout

Locos Route
1023 + 1051 London Paddington - Reading - Didcot - Swindon - Westerleigh Jn - Bristol Parkway - Filton Jn - Stapleton Road - Bristol Temple Meads
1023 + 1051 Bristol Temple Meads - (reverse of outward route) - Westerleigh Jn - Charfield - Standish Jn - Tuffley Jn - Gloucester Eastgate - Cheltenham Spa - Abbotswood Jn - Stoek Works Jn - Barnt Green - Birmingham New Street - Solihull - Oxford - Didcot - Reading - London Paddington


1023 & 1051 at Gloucester Eastgate (photo: The Mike Morant Collection)

Sources : Pete Wilcox (joined/left the train at Reading)
(information courtesy of Jonathan Wilcox) & Clive Barlow

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Clive Barlow)

M.C Location Booked Actual
0.00 Paddington 08.55d ML ?
5.56 Ealing Broadway 09.04a ~ 09.06d ?
9.06 Southall 09/12 ?
9.63 Southall West Jn RL ?
10.71 Hayes 09.16a ~ 09.18d ?
17.18 Dolphin Jn ML ?
18.35 Slough 09.28a ~ 09.30d ?
24.19 Maidenhead 09/37 ?
29.55 Ruscombe RL ?
31.01 Twyford 09/43 ?
31.60 Twyford West ML ?
35.78 Reading 09.49.a ~ 09.51d ??.?? ~ 10.04
53.10 Didcot 10/10 10/22
63.30 Challow 10/20 ?
77.23 Swindon 10/33 10.51a ~ 10.54d
83.07 Wootton Bassett Jn 10/40 ?
? Badminton 10/55 ?
121.26 A Westerleigh Jn 11/01 ?
0.00 B Bristol Parkway 11/05 11.29a ~ 11.30d
1.18 B Filton Jn 11/07 ML 11/32
4.18 B Stapleton Road 11/13
5.71 B Bristol Temple Meads 11.17a ~ 11.32d 11.40 ~ 12.00
5.13 B Dr Days Jn ML ?
4.18 B Stapleton Road 11/36 12/04
1.18 B Filton Jn 11/41 12.09 ~ 12.11
0.00 B Bristol Parkway 11/43 12/13
121.26 A Westerleigh West Jn 11/48 12/19
120.02 A Yate South Jn 11/50 12/21
112.71 A Charfield 11/56 12/28
106.67 C Standish Jn 12/06 12/39
112.00 C Tuffley Jn 12/12 12/44
114.03 C Gloucester Eastgate 12.15a ~ 13.35d 12.47 ~ 13.37
92.21 B Barnwood Jn 13/37 ?
89.23 B Lansdown Jn 13/43 13/48
79.37 B Ashchurch 13/53 13/55
68.60 B Abbotswood Jn 14/01 14/03
130.25 Stoke Works Jn 14/10 14/12
55.30 A Bromsgrove 14/12 14/13
53.16 A Blackwell 14/16 14/16
51.67 A Barnt Green 14/19 14/18
130.40 E Birmingham New Street 14.36a ~ 14.55d 14.33 ~ 14.57
75.21 Heyford 15/54 16/20
66.32 Wolvercot Jn 16/04 16/27
53.40 Oxford 16/08 16/29
43.10 Didcot 16.20a ~ 18.10d 16.43 ~ 18.10
35.78 Reading 18.25a ~ ??.??d 18.28 ~ ??.??
31.60 Twyford West RL ?
31.01 Twyford 18/35 ?
24.19 Maidenhead 18/41 ?
18.35 Slough 18.48a ~ 18.50d ?
10.71 Hayes 19.00a ~ 19.02d ?
9.06 Southall 19/05 ?
5.56 Ealing Broadway 19.10a ~ 19.12d ?
0.00 Paddington 19.25a ?

Notes :
A: Mileages from Derby
B: Mileages from Bristol Parkway
C: Mileage from Paddington via Stroud
D : Mileage via Worcester Avoiding
E: taken from public timetable

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