30th October 1976

Railway Pictorial Publications Railtours
Westerns South Western

Locos Used 1009 'Western Invader' & 1023 'Western Fusilier'
Stock Used 4743+4623+4742+4428+4771+4432+15867+13356+35027+26109+26062+26064

Route : 1Z08 throughout

Locos Route
1023 + 1009 London Paddington - Slough - Reading - Southcote Jn - Newbury - (via Westbury & Frome avoiding lines) - Castle Cary - Taunton - Exeter St Davids
1009 + 1023 Exeter St Davids - Crediton - Okehampton - Meldon Quarry
1023 + 1009 Meldon Quarry - Okehampton - Crediton - Exeter St Davids - Exeter Central - Honiton - Yeovil Junction - Tisbury - Salisbury - Basingstoke - Southcote Jn - Reading - Slough - London Paddington

Sources : Pete Wilcox & Gordon Lacy (both on the train throughout) & John Debens

Photo Review


1009 & 1023 caught on arrival at Meldon Quarry (photo: Gordon Lacy)


1023 leads 1009 into Okehampton on the return from Meldon Quarry
(photo: Roger Geach)


Jon Wade's ticket for the tour.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford)

Location Booked Actual
Paddington 08.20d 08.25
Southall 08/31 08/34
Slough 08/38 08/40
Twyford 08/49 08/49
Reading General 08/53 08/55
Newbury 09/10 09/12
Bedwyn 09/22 09/26
Woodborough 09/35 09/36
Lavington 09/41 09/41
Heywood Road Jn 09/46 09/46
Fairwood Jn 09/48 09/48
Clink Road Jn 09/50 09/50
Blatchbridge Jn 09/52 09/52
Castle Cary 10/03 10/03
Taunton 10.27a ~ 10.29d 10.23 ~ 10.29
Whiteball Tunnel 10/42 10/39
Exeter St Davids 11.00a ~ 11.15d 10.56 ~ 11.15
Cowley Bridge Jn 11/18 11/19
Crediton 11/26 11.26a ~ 11.26d
Okehampton ??/?? 11/53
Meldon Quarry 12.20a ~ 12.50d 12.06 ~ 12.53
Okehampton 13/05 13/03
Crediton 13/45 13/39
Cowley Bridge Jn 13/57 13.50 ~ 13.52
Exeter St Davids 14.00a ~ 15.20d 14.00 ~ 15.21
Exeter Central 15/25 15/23
Exmouth Jn 15/28 15/25
Pinhoe 15/31 15/27
Honiton 15/47 15/42a ~ 15.44d
Chard Jn 16.02a ~ 16.05d 16.00 ~ 16.15
Yeovil Junction 16.25a ~ 16.45d 16.31 ~ 16.45
Templecombe 17/00 16/55
Gillingham 17.08a ~ 17.11d 17/13
Wilton South 17/36 17/32
Wilton Jn 17/37 17/33
Salisbury 17.40a ~ 17.42d 17.37 ~ 17.45
Tunnel Jn 17/46 17/53
Andover Jn 18/03 18/08
Worting Jn 18/17 18/24
Basingstoke 18.20a ~ 18.22d 18.29 ~ 18.31
Southcote Jn 18/38 18/50
Reading General 18/43 18.55a ~ 18.55d
Twyford 18/48 19/00
Slough 18/57 19/11
Southall 19/04 19/23
Paddington 19.17a 19.36


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