28th March 1981

Honiton & District Round Table
Pines Express

Locos Used 47119 & 47182

Route :

Loco Route
47182 Yeovil Junction - Axminster - Honiton - Exeter Central - Exeter St Davids - Taunton - Bridgwater - Worle Jn - Bristol Temple Meads
47119 Bristol Temple Meads - Stapleton Road - Filton Jn - Pilning - Severn Tunnel Junction - Maindee North Jn - Abergavenny - Hereford - Craven Arms - Shrewsbury - Whitchurch - Crewe
47119 Crewe - Wilmslow - Stockport - Heaton Norris Jn - Denton Jn - Crowthorn Jn - Ashton Moss North Jn - Ashton Branch Sidings Jn - Thorpes Bridge Jn - Castleton - Rochdale - Todmorden - Hedben Bridge
47119 Keighley - Shipley - Whitehall Jn - Engine Shed Jn - Altofts Jn - Normanton - Calder Bridge Jn - South Kirkby Jn - Adwick - Doncaster - (via ECML) - Finsbury Park - Canonbury Jn - Dalston Western Jn
47119 Dalston Western Jn - Canonbury - Camden Road - Gospel Oak - Willesden Junction HL - Acton Wells Jn - Acton Main Line - Ealing Broadway - Slough - Reading - Southcote Jn - Bedwyn - Westbury - Castle Cary - Yeovil Pen Mill - Yeovil Junction - Axminster - Honiton - Exeter Central - Exeter St Davids
47119 Exeter St Davids - Newton Abbot - Plymouth

Notes :
(1) Passengers de-trained at Hebden Bridge for buses to Oxenhope on the K&WVR, re-joining the tour at Keighley.
(2) Alan Gears comments: Famous for a passenger stand out at Doncaster and a very fast return run to London. One of the carriage's lights failed on the outward journey. This was not fixed at Leeds. B.R. refused to repair at Doncaster crew change stop so we all got off the train. They eventually obtained new batteries and we were on our way. But not until various London bound expresses were diverted to other platforms. I understand that we may have exceeded 95m.p.h. down the E.C.M.L. as we were duly stopped by a hot box. Not bad with 13 on. I have an idea that 47479 ran out of fuel between Exeter and Plymouth (confirmation someone please?).

Sources : Chris Horsham (joined/left the train at Exeter St Davids)
& Alan Gears (tour organiser)

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Chris Horsham)

Miles Location Booked
0 Yeovil Junction 06.05d
? Crewkerne ??.??a ~ 06.15d
22 Axminster ??.??a ~ 06.30d
32 Honiton ??.??a ~ 06.47d
49 Exeter St Davids ??.??a ~ 07.09d
? Whiteball 07/31
80 Taunton ??.??a ~ 07.40d
92 Bridgwater 07/57
? Worle Jn 08/13
125 Bristol Temple Meads ??.??a ~ 08.35d
? Filton Jn 08/47
141 Severn Tunnel Junction 08/58
151 Maindee ?? Jn 09/10
? Llantarnam Jn 09/20
161 Pontypool 09/26
195 Hereford 10.03a ~ 10.05d
? Shelwick Jn 10/08
? Leominster 10/18
226 Craven Arms 10/35
246 Shrewsbury ?
278 Crewe 11.38a ~ 11.40d
297 Wilmslow ?
303 Stockport 12.10a ~ 12.12d
308 Crowthorn Jn 12/20
317 Thorpes Bridge Jn 12/48
326 Rochdale 13/00
339 Hedben Bridge 13.15a
0 Keighley 17.33d
6 Shipley 17/43
16 Whitehall Jn 18.01a ~ 18.02d
27 Normanton 18/15
30 Calder Bridge Jn 18.25a ~ 18.26d
? South Kirkby Jn 18/39
49 Doncaster 18/52
67 Retford 19/11
85 Newark North Gate 19/34
100 Grantham 19/48
129 Peterborough 20/11
147 Huntingdon 20/24
? Sandy 20/42
191 Hitchin 20/55
220 Finsbury Park 21.19a ~ 21.21d
223 Dalston Western Jn 21.27a ~ 21.39d
232 Acton Wells Jn 21/58
235 Ealing Broadway 22.04a ~ 22.05d
? Southall 22/10
247 Slough 22/17
265 Reading 22.33a ~ 22.35d
282 Newbury 22/52
? Bedwyn 23/03
324 Westbury 23.31a ~ 23.33d
344 Castle Cary 23/54
356 Yeovil Pen Mill 00.08a ~ ??.??d
358 Yeovil Junction 00.14a ~ ??.??d
? Crewkerne 00.26a ~ ??.??d
? Chard Jn 00.30a ~ ??.??d
380 Axminster 00.36a ~ ??.??d
390 Honiton 00.50a ~ ??.??d
408 Exeter St Davids 01.12a ~ 01.25d
428 Newton Abbot 01.46a ~ ??.??d
? Plymouth ?


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