Chiltern loco hauled...

Whilst waiting for your train at local Chiltern stations like Little Kimble, Saunderton or Wendover it may surprise you that loco haulage featured at these "shacks" not that many years ago.

Whilst units now dominate Chiltern service,s loco haulage does still feature in a big way which still serve local stations like Beaconsfield, Bicester North, Haddenham, High Wycombe,

London Marylebone, Princes Risborough and Wembley Stadium. Whilst class 25,35,42,43,47,50, 52 are long gone,  plus 67's are sadly soon to go....., the shiny, noisy  68's keep local loco haulage

very much alive locally.

Chiltern "Shacks"

Selected loco hauled service trains that made a booked stop at our local Chiltern shacks. Specials and Gala services are to feature in a separate list (gen and phots welcome)

Amersham

47334  2B20 0839 Aylesbury - Marylebone 200591

Aylesbury

47540  0800 Aylesbury - Marylebone 060489

Aylesbury Vale Parkway

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Beaconsfield

47472  2G31 1224 Marylebone - Aylesbury 121190

67010  1H16 0741 Princes Risborough - Marylebone 070115

68010 1H16 0741 Princes Risborough - Marylebone 300415           

Bicester North

47521  2G28 1810 Marylebone - Banbury 080791

67001 1U61 1806 Marylebone-Banbury 010211

 

68011 1312 Birmingham Snow Hill - Marylebone 130315

 

Bicester Town

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Chalfont & Latimer

47108  2B05 0710 Marylebone - Aylesbury 190691

Chesham

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Chorleywood

47530  2B20 0839 Aylesbury - Marylebone 080591

Denham

47702  2G56 1451 Aylesbury - Marylebone 130291

Denham Golf Club

47521  2G56 1451 Aylesbury - Marylebone 010391

Gerrards Cross

47423  2G28 1810 Marylebone - Banbury 170791

Great Missenden

47472  2B20 0839 Aylesbury - Marylebone 141190

Haddenham & Thame parkway

47438  2G28 1810 Marylebone - Banbury 110791

68012  1H20 0744 Banbury -Marylebone 151214 - first 68 hauled service on Chiltern

67018  1U61 1750 Marylebone - Banbury 130215 - may be the last 67 hauled "Commuter"

Harrow-on-the-Hill

47702  2G13 0723 Marylebone - Aylesbury 130291

High Wycombe

1035    0725 Wolverhampton - Padd 020363

47104  0710 Birmingham NS - Padd 231179

50026  1M61 1713 Padd - Birmingham NS 220488

67014  1G25 1045 Marylebone - Birmingham Snow Hill 300415

68011   1312 Birmingham Snow Hill - Marylebone 130315

Islip

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Little Kimble

47521  2G56 1451 Aylesbury - Marylebone 010391

London Marylebone

378 (40178) 1235 Crewe - Marylebone (via Bletchley, Claydon, HW) 260965 - booked WCML diversion

47530  2B20 0839 Aylesbury - Marylebone 080591

67023 1U61 1750 Marylebone - Banbury 060115..67023's last Banbury turn of 100's..

68012 1H20 0744 Banbury - Marylebone 151214  first 68 hauled service on Chiltern

Monks Risborough

47709  2G56 1451 Aylesbury - Marylebone 070391

Moor Park

47583  2B05 0710 Marylebone - Aylesbury 060391

Northolt Park

47598  2G31 1224 Marylebone - Aylesbury 190291

Princes Risborough

25248  1550 Banbury - Marylebone (DMU failed) 180981

47364  1F51 1738 Padd - Banbury 170192 (last hauled "Banbury" from Padd, replaced by 165 ex Marylebone until a hauled service resumed 18 years later on 131210)

67015 1U61 1806 Marylebone-Banbury 160511

68010  1H20 0744 Banbury - Marylebone 300315

Rickmansworth

47521  2B05 0710 Marylebone - Aylesbury 260991

Saunderton

47705  2G56 1451 Aylesbury - Marylebone 150391

Seer Green & Jordans

47334  2G28 1812 Marylebone - Banbury 170591

South Ruislip

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Stoke Mandeville

47484  2B20 0839 Aylesbury - Marylebone 100191

Sudbury & Harrow road

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Sudbury Hill Harrow

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Wembley Stadium

47702  2G31 1224 Marylebone - Aylesbury 140291

68008  1H20 0744 Banbury - Marylebone 090314  DRS liveried 68

Wendover

47364  2B20 0839 Aylesbury - Marylebone 120391

West Ruislip

47583  2G31 1224 Marylebone - Aylesbury 170491

The 7 underlined local stations are still served by loco hauled service trains in 2015..Beaconsfield and Wembley Stadium only get 1 up am service only.

The Trains:

Padd - Birminghams. -Birmingham - Padd services via HW ran every 2 hours with class 35/42/43/47 and 52 featuring and stopping at local haunts like Risborough and Wycombe. In the mid 70's the service was cut to 1-2 each way via HW with the majority going via Oxford. Service later cut back to a solitary commuter Padd - Banbury (via High Wycombe) with this ending on January 17th 1992 with a rather rateable 47364 working the train despite it being a winter's evening!.

Chiltern Vice.. From 1989-1991 the ageing class 115 DMU availability became a problem and a loco hauled rake was acquired as a standby rake. This set saw virtual daily use for much of this period until new build 165's arrived. This took 47's to all parts of the local Chiltern network with even the Amershams and Denham's getting fairly regular loco hauled trains.  

Chiltern hauled 67's..WSMR services brought frequent class 67 operation to the Chilterns from April 2008 but none of their services stopped locally. From Dec 2010 Chiltern hauled services

                                    began with the Banbury - Marylebone "Commuter" bringing class 67's and Mk IIIs to the fortunate commuters to some local stations, 67's were still producing on this turn in                                  January 2015.

 

Chiltern hauled 68's ..Chiltern opted to replace the 67's with new build 68's in 2013 with the first 68 hauled trains in December 2014.  Their full introduction is likely by June 2015 (subject to                              confirmation).  So the prospect of loco hauled trains locally on Chiltern looks good for many years, long may it continue...

Local haunts -phot spots

110762D1004shrewpaddr.jpg The hydraulics have a long association with serving the likes of High Wycombe. 1004 "Western  Crusader" arrives with a Shrewsbury - Padd service on

July 11th 1962. Thanks to Bucks County Council for the image

 

06048947540r.jpg 47540 at Aylesbury prior to running round the stock to form the 0800 Marylebone - Aylesbury service on April 6th 1989. A Glenn Jones phot

03021568015r.jpg  68015 leaves a wintry Wycombe with the 0744 Banbury - Marylebone "commuter" on February 3rd 2015.

30041567014r.jpg 67014 thrashes out of Wycombe after calling with the 1312 Birmingham SH - Marylebone on April 30th 2015.

Plan your trip.....Current (May 5th 2015) Chiltern loco hauled diagrams here ..

Thanks to "PB", "Matt D" and others for much of the info featured.

Any additional Chiltern loco hauled memories very welcome...

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