28th November 1981

British Rail
Deltic Devonian

Loco Used 55016 'Gordon Highlander'

Route : 1Z40 throughout

Loco Route
55016 Finsbury Park - Canonbury Jn - Dalston Western Jn - Channelsea Jn - Stratford - Temple Mills East Jn - South Tottenham - Upper Holloway - Gospel Oak - Willesden Junction HL - Acton Wells Jn - Acton Main Line - Twyford - Reading - Southcote Jn - Newbury - Westbury - Taunton - Exeter St Davids - Exeter Central - Pinhoe - Yeovil Junction - Templecombe - Salisbury - Andover - Basingstoke - Woking - Wimbledon - East Putney - Point Pleasant Jn - Clapham Junction - Kensington Olympia - Willesden Junction HL - Gospel Oak - Upper Holloway - South Tottenham - Temple Mills East Jn - Stratford - Bethnal Green - London Liverpool Street

Notes :
(1) This nine coach tour had been booked for 55002, which on the day failed on shed. The fastest running, despite being routed over much of the West of England mainline, actually took place on the SR between Basingstoke & Woking. Original BR advertising (in their 'Farewell to the Deltic' brochure) suggested the train was to terminate at Finsbury Park.

Sources : David Hills, Chris Harley, Douglas Blades
John F Kappler + John J Kappler (on the train throughout)

Photo Review


55016 storms through Little Bedwyn (photo: David Wainright)


55016 at....erm....um... (photo: Craig Simmons)


Roger Geach also caught 55016 at Exeter.


Timings (Booked Only)
(From John Kappler)

M.C Location Booked
0.00 Finsbury Park 08.34d
1.22 Canonbury Jn 08/47
2.17 Dalston Western Jn 08/40
4.27 Victoria Park Jn 08/45
5.09 Channelsea Jn 08/47
5.51 Stratford 08c50 ~ 08c52
6.22 Temple Mills East Jn 08/55
9.28 Tottenham South Jn 09/05
9.74 South Tottenham 09/09
12.72 Upper Holloway 09/15
14.00 Gospel Oak 09/20
18.24 Willesden Junction HL 09c39 ~ 09c41
19.09 Acton Wells Jn 09/43
19.70 Acton Main Line 09.48a ~ 09.49d [FL]
21.25 Ealing Broadway 09/52
24.55 Southall 09/56
34.05 Slough 10/03
39.68 Maidenhead 10/07
46.50 Twyford 10/11
51.47 Reading 10/16
53.31 Southcote Jn 10/19
68.55 Newbury 10/32
81.78 Bedwyn 10/43
94.41 Woodborough 10/53
103.55 Lavington 10/58
110.17 Heywood Road Jn 11/06 [AL]
112.54 Fairwood Jn 11/08
115.78 Clink Road Jn 11/11 [AL]
118.00 Blatchbridge Jn 11/13
130.69 Castle Cary 11/23
158.32 Taunton 11/46
169.20 Whiteball Tunnel 11/56
187.72 Cowley Bridge Jn 12/13
189.12 Exeter St Davids 12.15a ~ 13.15d
190.06 Exeter Central 13/18
191.03 Exmouth Jn 13/20
192.65 Pinhoe 13/22
206.44 Honiton 13/35
221.72 Chard Jn 13x48 ~ 13x50
238.56 Yeovil Junction 14/06
243.20 Sherborne 14/13
250.08 Templecombe 14/20
256.11 Gillingham 14/25
275.12 Wilton 14/43
275.67 Wilton Jn 14/44
277.61 Salisbury 14p48a ~ 14p58d
278.68 Tunnel Jn 15/01
395.05 Andover 15/17
311.03 Worting Jn 15/31
326.48 Woking Jn 15/49
347.77 Hampton Court Jn 15/57
354.05 Wimbledon 16/05
356.69 East Putney 16/12
357.40 Point Pleasant Jn 16/14
358.55 Clapham Junction 16.17a ~ 16.19d
359.17 Latchmere Jn 16/22
361.78 Kensington Olympia 16c30 ~ 16c32
363.66 North Pole Jn 16/37
364.19 Mitre Bridge Jn 16/39
364.71 Willesden Junction HL 16c41 ~ 16c43
369.10 Gospel Oak 17/00
370.18 Upper Holloway 17/05
373.15 South Tottenham 17/12
373.62 Tottenham South Jn 17/20
376.68 Tempel Mills East Jn 17/27
377.39 Stratford 17c31 ~ 17c33
380.32 Bethnal Green 17/39
381.42 Liverpool Street 17.42a [P11]


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