11th April 1981

Steam Locomotive Operators Association
The Flying Pig

Locos Used at least steam: 43106
Stock Used 8 coaches

Route :

Loco(s) Route
????? ??? - Knowle & Dorridge
43106 Knowle & Dorridge - Lapworth - Hatton - Leamington Spa - Banbury (2) - Oxford - Didcot North Jn - Didcot Parkway
43106 Didcot Parkway - (reverse of outward route) - Knowle & Dorridge
????? Knowle & Dorridge - ???

Notes :
(1) Mark Lamb comments: A good performance by 43106 all round. On the southbound run, 47mph at the top of Fosse Road bank, followed by 68mph through Cropredy, then mid-high 50's to Didcot. Likewise mid-high 50's until Cropredy bank, with a minimum of 49mph at the top, followed by a 65mph maximum at Fenny Compton. Unfortunately we were following a local from Leamington Spa, so the run at Hatton bank was somewhat spoiled, but a minimum of 34mph was nevertheless recorded. Not bad for a class 4 engine.
(2) Per usual practice for south-bound workings, at Banbury the train first passed through, then set-back into the station to take water.

Source : Mark Lamb

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Mark Lamb)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Knowle & Dorridge 10.48d 10.45   17.35a 17.36
Lapworth ? 10/49   ? 17/30
Hatton 10/58 10/54   17/23 17/23
Warwick ? 11/00   ? 17/15
Leamington Spa 11/06 11/03   17/13 17/10
Southam Road ? 11/11   ? 17/07
Fenny Compton 11/20 11/15   17/01 16/56
Banbury ? 11/31  
Banbury 11w31a ~ 12w00d 11.36 ~ 11.57   16w27a ~ 16w51d 16.21 ~ 16.44
King's Sutton ? 12/04   ? 16/15
Aynho Jn 12/05 12/06   16/23 16/13
Heyford 12/17 12/13   16/15 16/06
Tackley Halt ? 12/16   ? 16/03
Wolvercot Jn ? 12/23   ? 15/56
Oxford 12w37a ~ 12w55d 12.27 ~ 12.51   15w35a ~ 15w52d 15.32 ~ 15.50
Radley 13/02 12/59   15/26 15/26
Culham ? 13/02   ? ?
Didcot North Jn ? 13/05   ? 15/20
Didcot Parkway 13w12a 13.08   15w15d 15.16


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