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The Chiltern Champion - D1015 Western Champion


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Photo:
Robert Frise - D1015 Western Champion with the The Chiltern Champion passing Quainton's Platform 1


A two part Vintage Trains tour in partnership with Chiltern Railways, this was a special diesel top-and-tailed excursion to commemorate the closure of the railway between Claydon and Oxford North junctions. This section of railway is closed for several months in order to install the new chord connecting the Chiltern Mainline and Bicester Town station.

The train was scheduled as follows:

1Z51 Chiltern Champion 1

  • Solihull 0948
  • Bentley Heath Crossing 0951
  • Dorridge 0952-0955
  • Hatton 1001
  • Warwick Parkway 1004-1007
  • Leamington Spa 1012-1015
  • Fenny Compton 1027
  • Banbury 1035-1038
  • Aynho Jn 1044
  • Bicester North 1100
  • Haddenham & Thame Parkway 1110
  • Princes Risborough 1116
  • Saunderton 1119
  • High Wycombe 1123
  • Gerrards Cross 1131
  • West Ruislip 1135
  • South Ruislip 1137
  • Wembley Stadium 1141
  • Neasden South Jn 1142
  • London Marylebone 1150

1Z52 Chiltern Champion 2

  • London Marylebone 1240
  • Neasden South Jn 1246
  • Wembley Stadium 1247
  • Northolt Park Jn 1251
  • South Ruislip 1252
  • West Ruislip 1254
  • Gerrards Cross 1259
  • High Wycombe 1307
  • Saunderton 1311
  • Princes Risborough 1317
  • Little Kimble 1322
  • Aylesbury 1330-1336
  • Aylesbury North Loop 1339-1349
  • Aylesbury Vale Parkway 1352
  • Pass Quainton Road approx. 1400
  • Calvert 1410
  • Claydon L.N.E. Jn. 1416-1431
  • Bicester London Rd L.C. 1451-1456
  • Islip 1507-1520
  • Oxford North Jn. 1532
  • Oxford 1540

1Z53 Chiltern Champion 2

  • Oxford 1550
  • Wolvercote Jn 1554
  • Heyford 1601
  • Aynho Jn 1606
  • Banbury 1613

1Z54 Chiltern Champion 2

  • Banbury 1648
  • Aynho Jn 1656
  • Bicester North 1705
  • Haddenham & Thame Parkway 1716
  • Princes Risborough 1720
  • Saunderton 1724
  • High Wycombe 1728
  • Gerrards Cross 1740
  • West Ruislip 1747
  • South Ruislip 1749
  • Wembley Stadium 1755
  • Neasden South Jn 1757
  • London Marylebone 1806

1Z55 Chiltern Champion 1

  • London Marylebone 1902
  • Neasden South Jn 1909
  • Wembley Stadium 1910
  • Northolt Park Jn 1914
  • South Ruislip 1916-1920
  • West Ruislip 1922
  • Gerrards Cross 1927
  • High Wycombe 1934
  • Saunderton 1938
  • Princes Risborough 1941
  • Haddenham & Thame Parkway 1946
  • Bicester North 1958
  • Aynho Jn 2005
  • Banbury 2010-2013
  • Fenny Compton 2020
  • Leamington Spa 2031-2034
  • Warwick Parkway 2039-2042
  • Hatton 2046
  • Dorridge 2053-2056
  • Bentley Heath Crossing 2057
  • Solihull 2101

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