27th April 1991

The Class 20 Society
Bristol or Bust / The Last Great Moose Hunt

Locos Used 20016, 20081, 47832 & 47848

Route : 1Z40 throughout

'Bristol or Bust' :

Loco(s) Route
47832 Sheffield - Dore Station Jn - Dronfield - Chesterfield - Clay Cross South Jn - Ambergate Jn - Derby - Long Eaton - Sheet Stores Jn - Toton Centre
20081 + 20116 Toton Centre - Sheet Stores Jn - Stenson Jn - Burton-on-Trent - Tamworth - Water Orton - Landor Street Jn - Kings Norton - Bromsgrove - Droitwich Spa - Worcester Foregate Street - Great Malvern - Hereford - Abergavenny - Maindee North Jn - Severn Tunnel Junction - Patchway - Stapleton Road - Bristol Temple Meads

'The Last Great Moose Hunt' :

20016 + 20081 Bristol Temple Meads - Bath Spa - Chippenham - Swindon - Foxhall Jn - Didcot North Jn - Oxford - Charlbury - Evesham - Worcester Shrub Hill - Droitwich Spa - (reverse of outward route) - Stenson Jn - Derby
47848 Derby - (reverse of outward route) - Sheffield

Notes :
(1) Gary Blyth comments: Probably the most fun I've ever had on a railtour! Party masks, balloons, special real ale, sunny weather, two new 20's and a brass band (Abbey Brass Band no less) on board!!! The finale was the ascent of Lickey! 10 mins of pure thrash. I've never witnessed anything as good since! Milkfloat overtook us half way up!!!


20081+20016 at Hereford (photo: Simon Cresswell)

Sources : Gary Blyth (joined/left train at Kings Norton), Jeremy Hinks & Simon Cresswell

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Simon Cresswell & John Cassey)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Sheffield 08.05d ?   20.55a ? 230.27
3.70 Dore Station Jn 08/12 ?   20/49 ? 226.37
6.76 Dronfield 08/16 ?   ? ? ?
12.20 Chesterfield 08/23 ?   20/39 ? 217.77
16.30 Clay Cross South Jn 08/27 ?   ? ? ?
26.38 Ambergate Jn 08/34 ?   20/26 ? 203.59
31.10 Duffield 08/40 ?   ? ? ?
36.31 Derby 08.46a ~ 08.48d ??.?? ~ 08.49   20.13a ~ 20.15d 20.27 ~ ??.?? 193.66
39.01 Spondon 08/53 08/54  
45.10 Sheet Stores Jn 08/58 09/00  
47.48 Toton Centre 09L07 ~ 09L27 09.07 ~ 09.41  
50.06 Sheet Stores Jn 09/39 09/49  
62.40 Stenson Jn 10/01 10/11   ? 20/19 ?
68.57 Burton-on-Trent 10.07a ~ 10.09d 10.19 ~ 10.20   19.54a ~ 19.56d 20.07 ~ 20.11 182.65
81.48 Tamworth 10/21 10/35   19/44 19/56 169.74
91.24 Water Orton 10.30a ~ 10.32d 10.52 ~ 10.53   19.33a ~ 19.35d 19.44 ~ 19.45 160.18
97.30 Landor Street Jn 10/40 11/06   19/26 19/35 154.12
103.45 Kings Norton 10.55a ~ 10.57d 11.18 ~ 11.21   19.14a ~ 19.15d 19.20 ~ 19.21 148.77
108.53 Barnt Green 11/10 11/30   19/09 19/13 143.69
118.44 Droitwich Spa 11/20 11/42   18/49 18/50 133.78

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
124.34 Worcester Foregate Street 11/28 11/51
133.28 Great Malvern 11/44 12/04
140.28 Ledbury 11.56 ~ 12.00 12/23
154.10 Hereford 12p19a ~ 12p50d 12.40 ~ 12.51
166.30 Pontrilas 13/08 13/09
174.21 Abergavenny 13/21 13/24
186.39 Cwmbran 13/38 13/37
193.11 Maindee East Jn (flyover!) 13/47 13/48
202.24 Severn Tunnel Junction 14/06 13/58
209.20 Pilning 14/17 14/06
212.66 Patchway 14/22 14/12
218.56
0.00
Bristol Temple Meads 14.31a ~ 15.47d 14.24 ~ 15.47
4.43 Keynsham 15/58 15/54
7.51 Bath Spa 16/04 16/01
20.46 Chippenham 16/19 16/16
37.18 Swindon 16/39 16/31
61.28 Didcot West Curve Jn 17/02 17/04
71.18 Oxford 17/17 17/18
74.09 Wolvercot Jn 17/21 17/24
84.37 Charlbury 17/34 17/34
99.33 Moreton-in-Marsh 17/52 17/50
114.32 Evesham 18/11 18/06
128.08 Worcester Shrub Hill 18.35a ~ 18.41d 18.25 ~ 18.38

Timings continue in first table.

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