15th August 1987

Hertfordshire Railtours
The Valley Basher Three

Locos Used 33039, 33052 'Ashford' & 37284
Stock Used 4908+4935+4854+7168+7165+7158+4852+5000+4853+4945+35479

Route : 1Z27 throughout

Loco(s) Route
33039 + 33052 Watford Junction - Wembley Central - Willesden WL Jn - Mitre Bridge Jn - North Pole Jn - Kensington Olympia - Clapham Junction - Barnes - Twickenham - Feltham Jn - Staines - Virginia Water - Addlestone Jn - Byfleet Jn - Woking - Basingstoke - Worting Jn - Andover - Salisbury - Wilton Jn - Warminster - Westbury - Hawkeridge Jn - Bradford South Jn - Bathampton Jn - Bath Spa - North Somerset Jn - Dr Day's Jn - Lawrence Hill - Stapleton Road - Clifton Down - Avonmouth - Hallen Marsh Jn - Pilning - Severn Tunnel Junction - Newport
33039+ 33052 (1) Newport - Gaer Jn - Park Jn - Lime Kiln Jn - Aberbeeg - Ebbw Vale
37284 (2) Ebbw Vale - Aberbeeg - Lime Kiln Jn
33039+ 33052 (1) Lime Kiln Jn - Oakdale
37284 (2) Oakdale - Lime Kiln Jn - Park Jn - Ebbw Jn
33039+ 33052 (1) Ebbw Jn - Newport
33039 + 33052 Newport - Severn Tunnel Junction - Pilning - Bristol Parkway - Westerleigh Jn - Yate South Jn - Yate Middle Jn - Yate Loop - Tytherington
33052 + 33039 Tytherington - Yate Loop - Yate Middle Jn - Yate South - Westerleigh Jn - Bristol Parkway - Filton Jn - Stapleton Road - (reverse of outward route) - Watford Junction

Notes :
(1) 37284 on rear.
(2) 37039 + 37052 on rear.
(3) Coach 4935 was detached at Salisbury on the return leg due to hot wheels and shifted tyres.

Sources : Alan Costello & David Morgan

Photo Review


37284 at Ebbw Vale (photo: Ray Pettit)


The 33's at Oakdale Colliery (photo: Ray Pettit)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from David Morgan)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Watford Junction 07.27d ?   23.28a ? 461.11
9.31 Wembley Central 07.37a ~ 07.38d ?   23.15a ~ 23.16d ? 451.60
11.50 Willesden WL Jn 07/50 ?   23/10 ? 449.41
12.41 Mitre Bridge Jn 07c53 ~ 07c55 ?   23c00 ~ 23c02 ? 448.50
12.78 North Pole Jn 07/57 ?   22/57 ? 448.13
14.66 Kensington Olympia 08/01 ?   22/53 ? 446.25
17.49 Latchmere Jn 08/07 ?   22/47 ? 443.42
18.03 Clapham Junction 08.15a ~ 08.16d ?   22.43a ~ 22.44d ? 443.08
21.16 Barnes 08/21 ?   22/39 ? 439.75
25.31 Twickenham 08/26 08/46   22/28 ? 435.60
27.44 Feltham Jn 08/28 08/48   22/22 ? 433.47
33.11 Staines 08/34 08/54   22/15 ? 428.00
37.24 Virginia Water 08/39 09/02   22/08 ? 423.67
42.15 Addlestone Jn 08/46 09/12   21/58 ? 418.76
43.06 Byfleet Jn 08/48 09/14   21/56 ? 418.05
47.10 Woking 08.55a ~ 08.56d 09.19 ~ 09.20   21.49a ~ 21.50d 22.32 ~ ??.?? 414.01
70.44 Basingstoke 09.20a ~ 09.21d 09.42 ~ 09.46   21.28a ~ 21.29d 22.01 ~ 22.11 390.47
73.04 Worting Jn 09/26 09/50   21/25 21/58 388.07
89.02 Andover 09/40 10/02   21/09 21/44 372.09
105.19 Tunnel Jn 09/54 10/15   20/47 21/30 355.72
106.26 Salisbury 09.57a ~ 09.58d 10.17 ~ 10.21   20.43a ~ 20.44d 20.46 ~ 21.27 354.65
108.20 Wilton Jn 10/02 10/24   20/40 20/42 352.71
126.16 Warminster 10/21 10/41   20/18 20/23 334.75
130.69 Westbury 10.27a ~ 10.29d 10.47 ~ 10.48   20.06a ~ 20.09d 20.14 ~ 20.15 330.22
131.34 Hawkeridge Jn 10/31 10/49   20/04 20/13 329.57
136.13 Bradford South Jn 10/39 10/56   19/56 20/06 324.78
145.35 Bathampton Jn 10/49 11/07   19/43 19/55 315.56
147.51 Bath Spa 10.53a ~ 10.55d 11.10 ~ 11.17   19.37a ~ 19.39d 19.49 ~ 19.50 313.40
158.30 North Somerset Jn 11/08 11/28   19/25 19/37 302.61
158.53 Dr Days Jn 11/10 11/30   19/23 19/35 302.38
159.04 Lawrence Hill 11c12 ~ 11c14 11/31   19c19 ~ 19c21 19/34 302.07
159.20 Stapleton Road 11/15 11/32   19/16 19/32 301.41

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
161.72 Clifton Down 11/24 11/40
167.02 Avonmouth 11/34 11/51
168.74 Hallen Marsh Jn 11/40 11/56
175.22 Patchway 11/42 12/12
178.68 Pilning 11/57 12/17
184.54 Severn Tunnel West 12/02 12/23
? sig. N170 12*03 ~ 12*05 ?
185.64 Severn Tunnel Junction 12/07 12/24
195.53 Newport 12L23 ~ 12L35 12.35 ~ 12.47
196.36 Gaer Jn 12/39 12/50
197.27 Park Jn 12/42 12/53
201.49 Lime Kiln Jn 12/55 13/05
209.55 Aberbeeg 13t10 ~ 13r11 13.27 ~ 13.27
214.13 Ebbw Vale 13.28 ~ 13.48 13.50 ~ 14.06
218.51 Aberbeeg 14t05 ~ 14t06 14.22 ~ 14.22
226.57 Lime Kiln Jn 14.21 ~ 14.26 14.45 ~ 14.50
234.71 Oakdale 15.16 ~ 15.31 15.31 ~ 15.45
243.05 Lime Kiln Jn 16t21 ~ 16t22 16/26
248.18 Park Jn 16/34 16/38
249.00 Ebbw Jn 16.37 ~ 16.52 16.52 ~ 16.53
250.37 Newport 16L55 ~ 17L07 16.58 ~ 17.04
260.26 Severn Tunnel Junction 17/13 17/16
261.36 Severn Tunnel West 17/14 17/17
267.22 Pilning 17/19 17/22
270.68 Patchway 17/23 17/25
272.10 Bristol Parkway 17c26 ~ 17c27 17.28 ~ 17.29
276.60 Westerleigh Jn 17/33 17/36
278.03 Yate South Jn 17/36 17/39
278.32 Yate Middle Jn 17.38 ~ 17.41 17.40 ~ 17.41
? Yate Loop 17.44 ~ 17.47 17.42 ~ 17.49
284.56 Tytherington 18.09 ~ 18.22 18.20 ~ 18.41
? Yate Loop 18.42 ~ 18.45 19.09 ~ 19.13
291.00 Yate Middle Jn 18.48 ~ 18.51 19/14
292.52 Westerleigh Jn 18/55 19/17
297.22 Bristol Parkway 19.02a ~ 19.05d 19.23 ~ 19.26
298.41 Filton Jn 19/08 19/28

Timings continue in first table.

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