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Bristol Pwy/Newbury electrics due soon. - Posted: December 14, 2018 - 8:17 PM Quote and reply
GWR driver expects electric traction to reach Bristol Parkway and Newbury from the 30th December.
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Re: Bristol Pwy/Newbury electrics due soon. - Posted: December 30, 2018 - 9:35 AM Quote and reply
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GWR driver expects electric traction to reach Bristol Parkway and Newbury from the 30th December.
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Electric running from Bristol Parkway has started!

Just arrived Swindon on 08.53 ex BPW RDG. 800 301. Came off Stoke Gifford on diesel but switched to AC in platform at BPW.

Westerleigh Jn 3m 39s 99 mpb.
Sodbury Tnl in 5 40, 118. Out 6 52, 119.
Badminton OB 7 22, 119.
125 before Little Someford.
Wootton Bassett Jn 16 22, 68.
110 max before Swindon but sig stop 21 15 - 22 34 so overall time 24 46.

Returned on 10.14 ex SWI (09.42 RDG BRI) which was first westbound electric service from Swindon to Bristol Parkway. 800 319.

Rushey Platt 1m 28s 80 mph.
101 before the M4 then eased.
Wootton Bassett Jn 4 38, 68.
Little Somerord 8 50, 124.
Alderton Tnl in 12 35, 108.
Badminton OB 14 01, 120/123.
Sodbury Tnl in 14 30, 120.
Then dawdled down to Parkway.
Westerleigh Jn 18 01, 94.
Parkway P2 22m 20s.
Down to Temple Meads on diesel in 7m 55s.

Have now recorded BPW to SWI in 21m 46s and SWI BPW 21m 01s, both of which appear to beat anything in the archive.

Edit - BPW SWI now down to 21m 19s.


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