25th July 1981

R.C.T.S. / Southern Electric Group
Wilts & Somerset Rail Tour

DMU Used (set L416) 51395+59505+51353

Route :

DMU Route
as listed London Paddington - (via GWML) - Reading - Southcote Jn - Basingstoke - Ludgershall (A3026 LC)
as listed Ludgershall - Andover
as listed Andover - Salisbury - Wilton Jn GF
as listed Wilton Jn GF - Quidhampton
as listed Quidhampton - Wilton Jn - Westbury
as listed Westbury - Witham Quarry Jn - Merehead Quarry
as listed Merehead Quarry - Whites Crossing Siding
as listed Whites Crossing Siding - Merehead West
as listed Merehead West - Cranmore (1)
as listed Cranmore - Witham - Frome Station - Frome North Jn
as listed Frome North Jn - Radstock
as listed Radstock - Frome North Jn - Westbury - Trowbridge - Melksham - Chippenham - Swindon - Highworth Jn - Pressed Steel
as listed Pressed Steel - Highworth Jn - Swindon
as listed Swindon - (via GWML) - London Paddington

Notes
(1) The East Somerset Railway operated a steam shuttle on their 46 chain demonstration track from Cranmore West to Merryfield Lane hauled by Saddle Tank 68005.


From Bob Mitchell's ticket collection.

Sources : Andy Pullar & Greg Beecroft

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Greg Beecroft & Alan Osborn)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Paddington 08.48d 08.51   21.05a 21.05
Southall 08/58 09/03   20/53 20/54
Slough 09/06 09/11   20/45 20/46
Maidenhead 09/11 ?   20/39 ?
Reading 09.23a ~ 09.25d 09.27 ~ 09.29   20.25a ~ 20.27d 20.27 ~ 20.28

 

Location Booked Actual
Southcote Jn 09/31 09/33
Basingstoke 09.50 ~ 09.52 09.51 ~ 09.54
Worting Jn 09.57 ~ 10.06 09.59 ~ 10.10
Andover 10.22 ~ 10.32 10.30 ~ 10.43
Ludgershall 10.54 ~ 11.04 10.58 ~ 11.09
A3026 Level Crossing 11.10 ~ 11.20 11.21 ~ 11.26
Andover 11.47 ~ 12.00 11.51 ~ 11.59
Salisbury 12.28 ~ 12.30 12.21 ~ 12.40
Wilton Jn GF 12.36 ~ 12.38 12.45 ~ 12.50
Quidhampton 12.46 ~ 12.56 12.53 ~ 12.56
Wilton Jn GF 13/04 12/58
Warminster 13/26 13/22
Westbury 13.34 ~ 13.42 13.28 ~ 13.42
Fairwood Jn 13/45 13.44 ~ 13.45
Clink Road Jn 13/49 13/50
Blatchbridge Jn 13/51 13/52
Witham 13.57 ~ 13.58 13.56 ~ 13.58
Merehead Quarry Jn 14.06 ~ 14.07 14.09 ~ 14.10
Merehead Quarry 14.17 ~ 14.50 14.13 ~ 14.32
Cranmore 15.06a ~ 16.20d 14.56 ~ 16.22
Merehead Quarry Jn 16.32 ~ 16.33 16/29
Witham 16.41 ~ 16.42 16/38
Blatchbridge Jn 16/48 19/46
Frome 16/50 16/48
Frome North 16.52 ~ 16.57 16.49 ~ 16.54
Hapsford 17/05 ?
Mells Road 17.14 ~ 17.15 ?
Radstock 17.22 ~ 17.32 17.28 ~ 17.42
Mells Road 17.44 ~ 17.45 ?
Hapsford 17/54 ?
Frome North 18.02 ~ 18.03 18.08 ~ 18.12
Clink Road Jn 18/05 18/16
Fairwood Jn 18/09 18/19
Westbury 18.12 ~ 18.14 18.22 ~ 18.24
Bradford Jn 18.22 ~ 18.23 18/35
Thingley Jn 18.33 ~ 18.39 18/47
Chippenham 18.44 ~ 18.45 18/52
Wootton Bassett Jn 18/59 19/04
Swindon 19.05 ~ 19.08 19.10 ~ 19.13
Highworth Jn 19/11 ?
Pressed Steel 19.16 ~ 19.26 19.23 ~ 19.26
Highworth Jn 19/31 ?
Swindon 19.34 ~ 19.46 19.43 ~ 19.48
Challow 20/02 ?
Didcot 20/10 20/11


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