9th April 2005

EWS & Arriva Trains Wales
(Football Specials)

Specials run for the LDV Vans Trophy final
(Score = Wrexham 2 - Southend 0)

Locos Used 47805, 47812, 47815, 47843, 66241, 67001, 67012, 67018 & 67030
Stock Used Set 1 = 6138+5997+6113+5792+6142+5769+5776
Set 2 = 4986+5023+4925+5037+5027+4946+5008+4996+1671+3131+3124+3127+21245
Set 3 = 4991+4956+5005+4959+4998+5002+4999+4949+80041+3144+3100+3110+21246
Set 4 = 5955+5932+6163+6104+5937+1842+3333+3304+3330+9509

Route:
(Arriva Trains Wales)
1Z67 : 0840 Wrexham General - Cardiff Central
1Z69 : 1740 Cardiff Central - Chester

Loco(s) Stock Route
47805 (1) Set 1 Wrexham General - Chester - Crewe - Wem - Shrewsbury - Hereford - Abergavenny - Newport - Cardiff Central
47843 (2) Set 1 Cardiff Central - Newport - Abergavenny - Hereford - Shrewsbury - Wrexham General - Chester

Notes :
(1) 47843 on rear.
(2) 47805 on rear.
(3) 56 minute late start from Wrexham due to booked engineering works until 0830 blocking all lines at Crewe where the ECS was booked to come from.

Route:
(EWS)
1Z24 : 0705 Southend Central - Cardiff Central
1Z54 : 1740 Cardiff Central - Southend Central

Loco(s) Stock Route
67012 (1) Set 2 Southend Central - Benfleet - Upminster - Woodgrange Park - Harringay Park Jn - Gospel Oak - Willesden Junction High Level - Acton Main Line - Slough - Reading - Didcot Parkway - Swindon - Kemble - Gloucester - Chepstow - Newport - Cardiff Central
67012 (1) Set 2 Cardiff Central - Newport - Chepstow - Gloucester - Cheltenham - Bromsgrove - (4) - Longbridge - (2) Birmingham New Street (2) - Water Orton - Nuneaton - Rugby - Bletchley - Watford Junction - Wembley Central - Harlesden Jn - Gospel Oak - Harringay Park Jn - Upminster - Benfleet - Southend Central

Notes :
(1) 67018 on rear. Reason why the locos ran-round (or stock was turned?) is not known.
(2) Booked route was: Longbridge - Bordesley Jn - St Andrews Jn - Water Orton, but was diverted through Birmingham New Street due to a points failure.
(3) 39 minute late start on the return waiting stock from Margam.
(4) Delayed on the Lickey owing to loco problems - banked by 66241. TRUST report was as follows;
*** 10/04/05 20:41 #QDP1035 *** CREATED
1Z55 OVERPOWERED, BROMSGROVE.....WTG FOR BANKER AT BROMSGROVE AS POSS 1 ENGINE OUT.
*** 10/04/05 21:10 #QDP0028 *** AMENDED
19.58 1Z55 overpowered on the Lickey. Formed 2 x class 67 and 13 coaches. Banker at Bromsgrove to provide assistance. EWS and Midland Zone advised.
20.29Train clear of incline.
20.30 1Z54 appears to be in trouble also?
20.41 1Z54 is at a stand. Train formation same as 1Z55, and only 1 x 67 powering. This equivalent to 1 loco hauling 16 coaches up the bank, which was certainly well beyond previously published loads for passenger trains. Banker contacted and will assist again. 1M16/1M18/1M28 all now stuck, but Stourbridge route blocked by possession over Galton Jn.

Route:
(EWS)
1Z25 : 0730 Southend Central - Cardiff Central
1Z55 : 1800 Cardiff Central - Southend Central

Loco(s) Stock Route
67001 (1) Set 3 Southend Central - Benfleet - Upminster - Woodgrange Park - Harringay Park Jn - Gospel Oak - Willesden Junction High Level - Acton Main Line - Slough - Reading - Didcot Parkway - Swindon - Kemble - Gloucester - Chepstow - Newport - Cardiff Central
67030 (2) Set 3 Cardiff Central - Newport - Chepstow - Gloucester - Cheltenham - Bromsgrove - (3) - Longbridge - St Andrews Jn - Water Orton - Nuneaton - Rugby - Bletchley - Watford Junction - Wembley Central - Harlesden Jn - Gospel Oak - Harringay Park Jn - Upminster - Benfleet - Southend Central

Notes :
(1) 67030 on rear.
(2) 67001 on rear.
(3) Delayed on the Lickey owing to loco problems - banked by 66241. TRUST report was as follows;

Route:
(EWS)
1Z26 : 0755 Southend Central - Cardiff Central
1Z56 : 1900 Cardiff Central - Southend Central

Loco(s) Stock Route
47815 (1) Set 4 Southend Central - Benfleet - Upminster - Woodgrange Park - Harringay Park Jn - Gospel Oak - Willesden Jn High Level - Acton Main Line - Slough - Reading - Didcot Parkway - Swindon - Kemble - Gloucester - Chepstow - Newport - Cardiff Central
?47812? (2) Set 4 Cardiff Central - (reverse of outward route) - Southend Central

Notes :
(1) 47812 on rear.
(2) Presumably 47812 leading with 47815 on rear - confirmation that the locos were this way round required.

Sources : various including "Selby"

Timings (Booked & Actual)

1Z67 / 1Z69

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Chester   20.29a 20.30
Chester South Jn   20/28 ?
Saltney Jn   20/26 20/26
Wrexham General 08.40d 09.36   20.02a ~ 20.10d 20.08 ~ 20.14
Gobowen   19/49 19/55
Saltney Jn 08/55 09/48  
Chester South Jn 08/57 ?  
Chester 08.59a ~ 09.02d 09.52 ~ 09.57  
Beeston Castle 09/13 ?  
Crewe Steel Works 09/22 ?  
Crewe 09.25a ~ 09.28d 10.21 ~ 10.31  
Crewe Gresty Lane 09/30 ?  
Nantwich 09/34 10/39  
Wrenbury 09/38 ?  
Prees 09/47 ?  
Wem 09/50 10/57  
Harlescott LC 09/58 ?  
Shrewsbury 10.02a ~ 10.05d 11.10 ~ 11.12   19.26a ~ 19.29d 19.32 ~ 19.34
Sutton Bridge Jn 10/07 ?   19/22 19/30
Dorrington 10/15 ?   19/16 19/25
Marsh Brook LC 10/24 ?   19/07 ?
Craven Arms 10/28 11/37   19/02 19/08
Bromfield 10/31 ?   18/57 ?
Woofferton 10/37 11/46   18/52 18/58
Leominster 10/42 11/52   18/47 18/52
Shelwick Jn 10/53 ?   18/37 ?
Hereford 10/55 12/05   18/34 18/38
Tram Inn 11/03 12/13   18/25 18/31
Pontrilas 11/08 ?   18/20 ?
Abergaveny 11/19 12/33   18/08 18/15
Little Mill Jn 11/26 12/39   18/02 18/08
Maindee North Jn 11/37 ?   17/48 ?
Newport 11.43a ~ 11.46d 12.56 ~ 12.59   17.44a ~ 17.46d 17.49 ~ 17.53
Marshfield 11/51 13/06   17/38 17/44
Cardiff Central 12.04a 13.14   17.30d 17.35

1Z24 / 1Z54

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Southend Central 07.05d 07.06   23.19a 01.32
Leigh-On-Sea 07/12 07/10   23/12 01/14
Benfleet 07.17a ~ 07.19d 07.15 ~ 07.19   23.03a ~ 23.05d 01.04 ~ 01.09
Pitsea 07.25a ~ 07.27d 07.23 ~ 07.26   22.56a ~ 22.58d 00.54 ~ 00.59
Laindon 07/33 07/33   22/49 00/49
Upminster 07/41 07/42   22/39 00/39
Barking 07/50 07/54   22/30 00/29
Woodgrange Park 07/53 07/57   22/25 00/26
South Tottenham 08/00 08/07   22/13 00/13
Harringay Park Jn 08/05 ?   22/08 ?
Upper Holloway 08/13 08/14   22/05 00/04
Junction Road Jn 08/19 ?   22/03 ?
Gospel Oak 08/28 08/19   22/00 23/54
Kensal Green Jn 08/56 08/25   21/46 23/50
Willesden Jn High Level 08*58 ~ 09*00 08*27 ~ 08*29  
Acton Wells Jn 09/03 09/10  
Acton Main Line 09/05 ?  
Acton West 09/07 09/24  
Southall 09/10 09/29  
Southall West Jn 09/11 ?  
Heathrow Airport Jn 09/13 09/32  
Dolphin Jn 09/22 ?  
Slough 09/23 09/39  
Maidenhead 09/28 09/45  
Twyford 09/34 09/50  
Reading 09/38 09/54  
Reading West Jn 09/39 ?  
Didcot Parkway 09/53 10/16  
Wantage Road 09/59 ?  
Challow 10/03 10/26  
Uffington 10/05 10/28  
Swindon 10.15a ~ 10.16d 10.38 ~ 10.51  
Swindon Loco Yard 10/19 ?  
Kemble 10/31 11/03  
St Marys LC 10/39 11/13  
Standish Jn 10/50 11/21  
Gloucester Yard Jn 10/58 ?  
Harlesden Jn   21/43 23/38
Willesden Sudbury Jn   21/42 23/30
Wembley central   21.38a ~ 21.39d 23.25 ~ 23.26
Harrow & Wealdstone   21/33 23/21
Watford Jn   21/28 23/15
Bourne End Jn   21/16 23/00
Tring   21/06 22/53
Ledburn Jn   21/00 22/45
Bletchley   20/53 22/37
Milton Keynes Central   20/50 22/34
Hanslope Jn   20/44 22/28
Weedon Jn   20/35 22/19
Hillmorton Jn   20/26 22/10
Rugby   20.16a ~ 20.24d 22.04 ~ 22.06
Rugby Trent Valley Jn   20/15 22/01
Nuneaton   20/04 21/49
Nuneaton Abbey Jn   20/02 21/47
Whitacre Jn   19/51 21/34
Water Orton   19/47 21/31
Landor Street Jn   19/40 21/24
St Andrews Jn   19/38 DIV
Bordesley Jn   19/37 DIV
Birmingham New Street   DIV 21/20
Kings Norton   19/29 21/08
Longbridge   19/25 21/06
Barnet Green   19/22 21/03
Bromsgrove   19/16 20/35
Stoke Works Jn   19/14 20/01
Abbotswood Jn   19/05 19/53
Ashchurch For Tewkesbury   18/57 19/47
Cheltenham Spa   18/50 19/41
Barnwood Jn   18/44 19/35
Horton Road Jn 10/59 ?   18/42 ?
Gloucester 11/01 11/32   18.38a ~ 18.40d 19.33 ~ 19.33
Awre Jn 11/14 11/46   18/23 19/21
Lydney 11/24 11/52   18/18 19/15
Chepstow 11/32 12/00   18/10 19/10
Severn Tunnel Jn 11/44 12/07   18/03 19/02
Newport 11/53 12/19   17/53 18/52
Marshfield 11/58 12/28   17/48 18/28
Cardiff Central 12.08a 12.39   17.40d 18.19

1Z25 / 1Z55

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Southend Central 07.30d 07.32   00.19a 01.08
Leigh-On-Sea 07/37 07/38   00/11 01/02
Benfleet 07.42a ~ 07.44d 07.43 ~ 07.47   00.02a ~ 00.04d 00.53 ~ 00.57
Pitsea 07.50a ~ 07.52d 07.51 ~ 07.55   23.55a ~ 23.57d 00.43 ~ 00.48
Laindon 07/58 08/06   23/49 00/39
Upminster 08/06 08/16   23/39 00/29
Barking 08/15 08/28   23.21a ~ 23.28d 00.17 ~ 00.19
Woodgrange Park 08/18 08/31   23/16 00/15
South Tottenham 08/25 08/46   23/04 00/01
Harringay Park Jn 08/30 ?   22/57 ?
Upper Holloway 08/33 08/53   22/52 23/49
Junction Road Jn 08/34 ?   22/50 ?
Gospel Oak 08/37 08/58   22/47 23/43
Kensal Green Jn 09/02 09/06   22/31 23/36
Willesden Jn High Level 09*04 ~ 09*06 09*14 ~ 09*16  
Acton Wells Jn 09/09 09/18  
Acton Main Line 09/11 ?  
Acton West 09/16 09/36  
Southall 09/19 09/42  
Heathrow Airport Jn 09/21 09/43  
Slough 09/26 09/48  
Maidenhead 09/31 09/52  
Twyford 09/37 09/56  
Reading 09/41 10/00  
Reading West Jn 09/42 ?  
Didcot Parkway 09/56 10/19  
Wantage Road 10/03 ?  
Challow 10/07 10/29  
Uffington 10/09 10/31  
Swindon 10.19a ~ 10.31d 10.54 ~ 10.58  
Swindon Loco Yard 10/34 ?  
Kemble 10/46 11/15  
St Marys LC 10/57 11/25  
Standish Jn 11/15 11/33  
Gloucester Yard Jn 11/21 ?  
Harlesden Jn   22/28 23/29
Willesden Sudbury Jn   22/27 23/22
Wembley central   22.22a ~ 22.24d 23.21 ~ 23.21
Harrow & Wealdstone   22/16 23/17
Watford Jn   22/09 23/12
Bourne End Jn   21/59 22/56
Tring   21/51 22/49
Ledburn Jn   21/45 22/41
Bletchley   21/38 22/33
Milton Keynes Central   21/35 22/28
Hanslope Jn   21/29 22/08
Weedon Jn   21/20 21/49
Hillmorton Jn   21/12 21/39
Rugby   21/11 21/37
Rugby Trent Valley Jn   21/10 21/33
Nuneaton   20.50a ~ 20.58d 21.18 ~ 21.20
Nuneaton Abbey Jn   20/47 21/15
Whitacre Jn   20/34 21/02
Water Orton   20/30 20/59
Landor Street Jn   20*12 ~ 20*20 20*46 ~ 20*49
St Andrews Jn   20/09 20/43
Bordesley Jn   20/08 20/42
Kings Norton   20/00 20/37
Longbridge   19/57 20/33
Barnet Green   19/54 20/30
Bromsgrove   19/48 19/52
Stoke Works Jn   19/46 19/49
Abbotswood Jn   19/37 19/42
Ashchurch For Tewkesbury   19/29 19/35
Cheltenham Spa   19/22 19/28
Barnwood Jn   19/16 19/20
Horton Road Jn 11/30 11/30   19/09 ?
Gloucester 11/32 11/44   19.02a ~ 19.07d 19.09 ~ 19.18
Awre Jn 11/45 11/58   18/47 18/55
Lydney 11/52 12/03   18/40 18/49
Chepstow 12/00 12/11   18/30 18/43
Severn Tunnel Jn 12/12 12/18   18/23 18/35
Newport 12/23 12/29   18/13 18/24
Marshfield 12/28 12/36   18/08 18/14
Cardiff Central 12.40a 12.49   18.00d 18.03

1Z26 / 1Z56

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Southend Central 07.55d 07.56   23.26a 00.03
Leigh-On-Sea 08/02 08/00   23/19 23/57
Benfleet 08.07a ~ 08.09d 08.06 ~ 08.08   23.11a ~ 23.13d 23.43 ~ 23.52
Pitsea 08.15a ~ 08.17d 08.12 ~ 08.16   23.04a ~ 23.06d 23.36 ~ 23.37
Laindon 08/23 08/23   22/59 23/32
Upminster 08/31 08/32   22/51 23/22
Barking 08/40 08/43   22/42 23/12
Woodgrange Park 08/43 08/46   22/39 23/03
South Tottenham 08/50 08/57   22/29 22/49
Harringay Park Jn 08/55 ?   22/24 ?
Upper Holloway 08/58 09/03   22/21 22/39
Junction Road Jn 08/59 ?   22/19 ?
Gospel Oak 09/02 09/08   22/16 22/30
Kensal Green Jn 09/10 09/15   22/01 22/25
Willesden Jn High Level 09/14 09/23   22/00 22/24
Acton Wells Jn 09/16 09/32   21/58 22/20
Acton Main Line 09/18 ?   21/56 ?
Acton West 09/20 09/39   21/55 22/16
Southall 09/24 09/45   21/52 22/10
Heathrow Airport Jn 09/26 09/47   21/50 22/08
Slough 09/31 09/52   21/45 22/03
Maidenhead 09/35 09/56   21/41 21/59
Twyford 09/41 10/01   21/36 21/53
Reading 09.46a ~ 09.49d 10.05 ~ 10.06   21/31 21/46
Reading West Jn 09/52 ?   21/30 ?
Didcot Parkway 10/15 10/23   21/18 21/30
Wantage Road 10/21 ?   21/13 ?
Challow 10/25 10/56   21/11 21/23
Uffington 10/27 11/01   21/09 21/22
Swindon 10.37a ~ 11.15 11.15 ~ 11.33   21/02 21/11
Swindon Loco Yard 11/18 ?   21/00 ?
Kemble 11/30 11/49   20/49 20/57
St Marys LC 11/41 12/02   20/40 20/40
Standish Jn 11/53 12/12   20/30 20/30
Gloucester Yard Jn 11/58 ?   20/24 ?
Horton Road Jn 11/59 ?   20/23 ?
Gloucester 12/01 12/24   20.11a ~ 20.21d 20.11 ~ 20.17
Awre Jn 12/14 12/39   19/54 19/53
Lydney 12/21 12/45   19/47 19/47
Chepstow 12/29 12/54   19/37 19/40
Severn Tunnel Jn 12/36 13/01   19/30 19/31
Newport 12/45 13/13   19/18 19/20
Marshfield 12/52 13/20   19/11 19/11
Cardiff Central 13.02a 13.29   19.00d 19.00


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