The British Pullman to Bath and Bristol Wednesday 16th May 2018
On Wednesday 16th May 2018, Clan Line hauled the British Pullman to Bath and Bristol. Rather than take what was, at the time, the usual Berks & Hants route, we went by the Great Western mainline between Reading and Bristol.
The following is an extract from the log produced by Alan Goodwin at the time:-
Load: Thirteen vehicles for 504 tons tare.
Crew: Inspector Geoff Ewans, driver Steve Matthews and fireman Jim Clarke.
Weather: Sunny periods.
|Wooton Bassett Jcn.||23.72||0:27||0:25||69|
|Swindon||29.52||0:35||0:30||73/77||Pathing stop omitted|
|Challow||c42.72||1:00||0:41½||47||Braking for signal stop|
The following notes were made by the time-keeper at the time:-
A stunning lift out of Bath, and what a wonderful feeling going full speed through the home of the GWR with the whistle shrieking.