UK Rail Tours Chilterns and Downs on Saturday 24th November 2018

On Saturday 24th November 2018, Clan Line hauled a train for UK Rail Tours. Starting from Paddington, we went for a tour of the Chilterns, which included climbing Saunderton. Our return to London was to Victoria, taking in our familiar Surrey Hills route.

The following are extracts from the log produced by Alan Goodwin at the time:-

Load: Thirteen = 479 tons tare c. 505 tons gross

Crew: Inspector Geoff Ewans, driver/fireman Jim Clarke/Graham Ward.

Weather: Overcast and damp.

Miles. Ch Location B'ked Actual Sp'd Notes
0.00 Gerrards Cross 0:00 0:00 37/ 42 sigs pass
2.50 Seer Green 0:06½ 22
4.30 Beaconsfield 0:09½ 40/57
9.15 High Wycombe 0:13 0:15½ 51/ 57
14.10 Saunderton 0:20 0:20½ 54½
15.55 Summit 0:22½ 45 braking

Clan Line at Saunderton Summit - photograph by John Barrance

Load: Thirteen = 479 tons tare c. 505 tons gross

Crew: Inspector Geoff Ewans, driver Dave Proctor, fireman Jim Clarke.

Weather: Overcast and damp.

Miles. Ch Location B'ked Actual Sp'd Notes
0.00 Oxford dep 0:00 0:00
2.40 Kennington Jcn 0:05 0:05½ 53
5.05 Radley 0:08 65
7.30 Culham 0:10 72
8.30 Appleford 0:11 77

Clan Line at Radley - photograph by John Barrance