18th April 1976

British Rail
(Day Excursion)

Loco Used 47163
Stock Used 4xTSO+BSO+RK+TSO (mark 2a)+3xTSO

Route :

Loco Route
47163 Southend Central - Upminster - Barking - Forest Gate Jn - Stratford - Victoria Park - Dalston Western Jn - Canonbury Jn - Camden Road - Gospel Oak - Willesden Junction HL - Acton Wells Jn - Acton Main Line - Slough - Reading - Southcote Jn - Newbury - Westbury (1) - Frome - Castle Cary - Cogload Jn - Taunton - Exeter St Davids - Newton Abbot - Torquay - Paignton
47163 Paignton - (reverse of outward route) (2) - Southend Central

Notes :
(1) Single line operation in effect - excursion has to wait for another train to pass, then undertook a propelling move onto the up line. Single line working ended at Frome.
(2) except went via Frome avoiding line.

Source : Adrian Brown (joined/left the train at Grays)

Timings (Actual Only)
(from Adrian Brown)

Location (Booked) Actual (out) (Booked) Actual (rtn)
Southend Central (??.??d) (??.??a)
Grays (??.??a ~ 07.49d)
??.?? ~ 07.54
(23.40a ~ ??.??d)
23.18 ~ ??.??
Purfleet 07/59 23.11 ~ 23.11
Rainham (??.??a ~ 07.49d)
08.03 ~ 08.05
(23.25a ~ ??.??d)
23.02 ~ 23.06
Barking (??.??a ~ 08.11d)
??.?? ~ 08.21
(23.15a ~ ??.??d)
22.26 ~ ??.??
Woodgrange Park 08/18 22/47
Forest Gate Jn 08/20 22/46
Maryland 08/22 22/43
Stratford 08c24 ~ 08c24 22c41 ~ 22c42
Victoria Park 08/29 22/37
Dalston Western Jn 08/33 22/33
Canonbury Jn 08/35 22/31
Camden Road 08/37 22/28
Gospel Oak 08/40 22/26
Kensal Rise 08/46 22/12
Willesden Junction HL 08/48 22/10
Acton Wells Jn 08/52 22/08
Acton Main Line 08c54 ~ 09c00 22c04 ~ 22c06
Ealing Broadway 09/05 22/00
Southall 09/09 21/54
Slough 09/17 21/46
Maidenhead 09/21 21/42
Twyford 09/26 21/38
Reading 09/32 21/33
Reading West 09/34 21/32
Newbury Racecourse 09/50 ?
Newbury 09/51 ?
Bedwyn 10/05 ?
Westbury 10.37 ~ 11.01 20.39 ~ 20.44
Clink Road Jn 11/12 20/30
Frome North Jn 11/15 -
Frome 11/16 -
Taunton 11c55 ~ 11c58 19c45 ~ 19c47
Tiverton Junction 12/12 19/30
Exeter St Davids 12/24 19/14
Dawlish Warren 12.36 ~ 12.49 19/04
Dawlish 12/52 19/03
Teignmouth 12/55 18/56
Newton Abbot 13/00 18/43
Torre 13/08 18/32
Torquay (13.30a ~ ??.??d)
13.10 ~ 13.14
(??.??a ~ 18.30d)
18.25 ~ 18.30
Paignton (13.40a) 13.19 (18.20d) 18.20


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