In Part 1: 11 tours including the record-breaking Bristolian, 9600 banking Lizzie on the Lickey Incline and Steam Dreams’ 2 day Cornish Riviera Express.
Featuring 4965 Rood Ashton Hall, 5972 Olton Hall, 5029 Nunney Castle, 5043 Earl Of Mount Edgcumbe, 6024 King Edward I, pannier tank 9600, 6201 Princess Elizabeth, 70013 Oliver Cromwell & D1015 Western Champion.
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What counts as a “GWR 175” tour? There are 3 “interlopers” on this disc. 70013 deserves its place as a representative of the BR standard locos, which were common on the Western Region, and three quarters of the route on 1st May was in GW territory. 6201 was designed by Swindon-trained William Stannier, and is seen by some as the GWR pacific that Swindon never built. The Red Dragon was run over GW metals, as was most of The Britannia Banker, which also has to be included because of the part played by 9600.
- Hall class 4965 Rood Ashton Hall & 5972 Olton Hall
- Castle class 5029NunneyCastle& 5043 Earl Of Mount Edgcumbe
- King class 6024 King Edward I
- 57xx class pannier tank 9600
- LMS Princess Royal class 6201 Princess Elizabeth
- BR Standard class 7 70013 Oliver Cromwell
- Class 42 diesel hydraulic D1015 Western Champion
4965+5043: Tyseley-Kidderminster-Kemble-Didcot and return. Chalford; Sapperton; Bourton; Didcot Railway Centre; Knighton Crossing; Coates.
3rd Apr The Moonraker
5043: Solihull-Oxford-Basingstoke-Salisbury and return. Northbrook.
16th-18th Apr The Bristolian
Fri 16th, Positioning train. 5043: Solihull-Slough. Radley; Cholsey.
Sat 17th, The Bristolian. 5043: Paddington-Bath-Bristol Temple Meads-Badminton-Paddington. Uffington; Shrivenham; Corston; Narroways Junction, Bristol; Westerleigh; Cholsey.
Sat 18th, Positioning train. 5043: Slough-Solihull. Culham; Tackley; Clattercote.
1st May The Welshman
70013: Poole-Bath-Cardiff and return. Lockerley; Stockton; Severn Tunnel Junction; Upton Scudamore.
1st May The Beltane Express
5043: Solihull-Oxford-Didcot and return. Yarnton.
15th May The Cornishman
4965+5043:BristolTM-Exeter-Plymouth and return. Beam Bridge; Whiteball Tunnel (both sides); Rattery; Hemerdon (three locations); Woodrow Barton; Stoke Cannon; KillertonPark.
20th May ECS Movement
5972: Carnforth-Tyseley-Oxford-Southall. Tackley (2 locations); Culham.
22nd May The Southern Irishman
21st May: Light engine movement – 5029: Didcot GWS-Bristol Barton Hill. Didcot; Swindon.
5029: Newport-Pontyclun-Felin Fran-Carmarthen, Fishguard-Felin Fran-Pontyclun-Cardiff. Llanharan; Ferryside; Spittal; Britton Ferry.
29th May The Britannia Banker
6201:Tyseley Warwick Rd-Kidderminster-Worcester-Kemble-Didcot-Kemble-Bromsgrove. 6201+9600: Bromsgrove-Saltley (reverse)-Tyseley. Sapperton; Longcot; Lickey Incline (3 locations).
19th June The Red Dragon
5043: Solihull-Foxhall Jc. 6201: Didcot Foxhall Jc-Badminton-Swansea-Badminton-Oxford-Solihull. Radley; Rodbourne; Uffington.
26th, 28th June The Cornish Riviera Express
Sat 26th, 6024: Paddington-Newbury-Taunton. 6024+D1015: Taunton-Exeter. 5029+6024: Exeter-Plymouth-Par. Somerton; Whiteball; Dainton; Rattery; Forder; St Germans.
Mon 28th, 5029+6024: Penzance-Exeter-Bristol-Swindon-Paddington. Angarrack; Chasewater; Largin; Liskeard; Hemerdon (2 locations); Combefishacre; Burlescombe (3 locations); Dauntsey; Wantage Rd.
July-October is covered on Steam Age Pictures Vol. 36.