29th May 2004

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(Football Specials)

Loco(s) Used at least 66249
HST's Used ?????

Route:
1Z80 : Norwood Junction to Cardiff Central
1Z81 : Cardiff Central to Norwood Junction

Loco Route
66249 Norwood Junction - Crystal Palace - Balham - Clapham Junction - Kensington Olympia - Mitre bridge Jn - Acton Wells Jn - Acton Main Line - Slough - Reading - Didcot Parkway - Swindon - Wotton Bassett Jn - Bristol Parkway - Patchway - Severn Tunnel Junction - Newport - Cardiff Central 
66249 Cardiff Central - (reverse of outward route) - Patchway - Filton Jn - Dr Days Jn - Bath Spa - Chippenham - Wotton Bassett Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Norwood Junction

Notes:
(1) For Crystal Palace v. West Ham United 1st Division play-off final at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff (final score was 1:0 to Crystal Palace).
(2) Brian Halford comments: There was also a number of other additional trains from Paddington one such being per the ticket below. I went there outward by car and returned by rail on one of the many semi-fast additional relief trains that left Cardiff Central between 17.00 and 19.00 to Paddington. The train I was on left around 17.50 formed of a HST set.


From Brian Halford's ticket collection.

Sources : various including Brian Halford

Timings (Booked & Actual)

Location Booked Actual Booked Actual
Norwood Junction 08.15d 08.21 22.35a 23.37
Crystal Palace 08/19 08/25 22/32 23/34
Streatham Hill 08/26 08/33 22/23 23/25
Balham 08/28 08/35 22/21 23/21
Clapham Junction 08/30 08/40 22/17 23/15
Latchmere Jn 08/32 08/41 22/16 23/12
Kensington Olympia 08/38 08/47 22/10 23/06
North Pole Jn 08/42 08/49 22/07 23/05
Mitre Bridge Jn 08/43 08/51 22/06 23/03
Acton Wells Jn 08/51 08/56 21/58 22/57
Acton West 08/57 09/02 21/53 22/51
Southall 09/03 09/10 21/47 22/47
Airport Jn 09/08 09/15 21/45 22/26
Slough 09/20 09/28 21/40 22/18
Maidenhead 09/26 09/34 21/36 22/13
Twyford 09/32 09/40 21/30 22/08
Reading 09/38 09/45 21/23 22/03
Didcot Parkway 10/00 10/01 21/08 21/48
Challow 10/18 10/10 21/00 21/38
Uffington 10/20 10/14 20/59 21/36
Swindon 10.33a ~ 11.00d 10.25 ~ 10.39 20.48a ~ 20.50d 21.23 ~ 21.25
Wotton Bassett Jn 11/07 10/48 20/42 21/13
Hulavington 11/15 10/58
Westerleigh Jn 11/26 11/12
Bristol Parkway 11/38 11/17
Chippenham 20/34 21/02
Thingley Jn 20/33 21/01
Bathampton Jn 20/26 20/52
Bath Spa 20.21a ~ 20.23d 20.49 ~ 20.49
Dr Days Jn 20/08 20/29
Stapleton Road 20/06 20/26
Filton Jn 20/01 20/24
Patchway 11/42 11/28 19/51 20/21
Pilning 11/45 11/34 19/47 20/18
Severn Tunnel Junction 11/51 11/40 19/41 20/07
Newport 12/01 11/51 19/31 19/54
Marshfield 12/07 11/59 19/26 19/49
Cardiff Central 12.19a 12.15 19.18d 19.41


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