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.

LocationMiles. ChB'kedActualSp'dNotes
Bath (dep)0:0017:43
Bathampton Jcn.2.160:040:0450
Thingley Jcn.10.680:140:1467
Wooton Bassett Jcn.23.720:270:2569
Swindon29.520:350:3073/77Pathing stop omitted
Bourton Crossover34.400:33½76
Challowc42.721:000:41½47Braking 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.

error: Content is protected !!