30th May 2005

Compass Tours
The West Somerset Coast Express

Locos Used 47832
Stock Used 9496+5897+5779+5788+1221+3360+3362

Route:
1Z24 : Acton Bridge to Minehead
1Z25 : Minehead to Acton Bridge

Loco(s) Route
47832 Acton Bridge - Hartford - Winsford - Crewe - Nantwich - Shrewsbury - Craven Arms - Hereford - Maindee East Jn - Severn Tunnel Junction - Pilning - Filton Abbey Wood - Stapleton Road - Bristol Temple Meads - Worle Jn - Uphill Jn - Bridgwater - Taunton - Norton Fitzwarren - Bishops Lydeard - Minehead
47832 Minehead - (reverse of outward route) - Acton Bridge


47832 captured at Minehead.

Sources : various including Kevin Melia & Shaun Courtnage

Timings (Booked & Actual)

Location Booked Actual Booked Actual
Acton Bridge 06.35d 06.35 00.34a ?
Hartford Jn 06/40 [FL] ? ? ?
Hartford 06.41a ~ 06.43d ? 00.28a ~ 00.30d 00.15 ~ 00.16
Winsford SB 06/47 06/46 00/24 00/12
Winsford 06.50a ~ 06.52d 06.48 ~ 06.52 00.19a ~ 00.21d [FL] 00.09 ~ 00.10
Crewe Coal Yard 07/13 ? 00/08 ?
Crewe 07.14a ~ 07.39d [P12] 07.08 ~ 07.39 00.03a ~ 00.06d [P12] 23.52 ~ 00.01
Gresty Lane 07/43 ? 00/01 ?
Nantwich 07.52a ~ 07.54d 07.47 ~ 07.51 23.53a ~ 23.55d 23.36 ~ 23.37
Witchurch 08.04a ~ 08.06d ? 23.41a ~ 23.43d ?
Wem 08.15a ~ 08.17d 08.16 ~ 08.18 23.28a ~ 23.30d 23.13 ~ 23.14
Harlescott LC 08/26 ? 23/8 ?
Shrewsbury 08.29a ~ 08.43d [P4] 08.31 ~ 08.42 22.45a ~ 23.15d [P7] 22.58 ~ 23.00
Sutton Bridge Jn 08/46 08/45 22/41 22/55
Dorrington 08/51 ? 22/36 ?
Church Stretton 09.00a ~ 09.02d ? 22.27a ~ 22.29d ?
Marshbrook LC 09/06 ? 22/23 ?
Craven Arms 09.12a ~ 09.14d 09.10 ~ 09.15 22.16a ~ 22.18d 22.25 ~ 22.26
Bromfield 09/19 ? 22/09 ?
Ludlow 09/23 ? 22/05 ?
Woofferton 09/28 09/26 21/59 22/11
Leominster 09/35 09/31 21/54 22/04
Shelwick Jn 09/44 ? 21/44 ?
Hereford 09/46 09/47 21/41 [P3] 21/52
Tram Inn 09/54 09/55 21/32 21/45
Pontrilas 09/59 ? 21/27 ?
Abergavenny 10/10 10/08 21/16 21/30
Little Mill Jn 10/17 10/15 21/09 21/18
Pontypool 10/19 ? 21/07 ?
Cwmbran 10/22 10/17 21/03 ?
Maindee North Jn 10/30 ? 20/55 ?
Maindee East Jn 10/32 ? 20/53 ?
Severn Tunnel Junction 10/41 10/37 20/46 [ML] 20/41
Severn Tunnel West 10/42 ? 20/45 ?
Pilning 10/47 10/44 20/40 20/33
Patchway 10/51 10/51 20/37 20/28
Filton Abbey Wood 10/53 10/58 20/31 20/21
Stapleton Road 10/58 11/02 20/28 20/15
Dr Days Jn 10/59 [RL] 11/04 20/26 20/12
Bristol East Jn 11/04 ? 20/25 ?
Bristol Temple Meads 11.05a ~ 11.14d [P5] 11.08 ~ 11.14 20.21a ~ 20.24d [P3] 20.03 ~ 20.09
Parson Street ? ? 20/14 [ML] 19/59
Worle Jn 11/31 11/32 19/54 19/44
Uphill Jn 11/33 11/40 19/42 19/42
Highbridge & Burnham 11/37 11/51 19/32 19/34
Bridgwater 11/41 11/55 19/24 19/26
Cogload Jn 11/46 12/00 19/19 19/19
Taunton 11.50a ~ 11.51d [P2] [RL] 12.05 ~ 12.06 19.08a ~ 19.12d [P4] 19.13 ~ 19.15
Norton Fitzwarren 11.57a ~ 12.00d ? 19.00a ~ 19.03d ?
Bishops Lydeard 12.12a ~ 12.15d ? 18.45a ~ 18.48d ?
Minehead 13.15a 14.10 17.30d 17.30

Upon arrival at Acton Bridge the train continued ECS to Mossley Hill (but still as 1Z25).

Location Booked Actual
Acton Bridge 00.36d ?
Weaver Jn SB 00/39 00/24
Runcorn 00/44 00/29
Ditton Jn 00/47 [SL] 00/31
Allerton 00/54 00/39
Mossley Hill 00.59a 00.43


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