23rd July 2005

Compass Tours
The Red Dragon Explorer

Loco Used 47832
Stock Used 3???+3408+3365+3385+1254+????+????+????

Route:
1Z55 : Accrington to Cardiff Central
1Z56 : Cardiff Central to Accrington

Loco Route
47832 Accrington - Blackburn - Lostock Hall Jn - Farington Jn - Euxton Jn - Wigan North Western - Warrington Bank Quay - Acton Grange Jn - Winsford - Crewe - Nantwich - Shrewsbury - Craven Arms - Llandrindod Wells - Pantyffynnon - Hendy Jn - Felin Fran - Dynevor Jn - Port Talbot Parkway - Bridgend - Pontyclun - Cardiff Central
47832 Cardiff Central - Newport - Maindee North Jn - Abergavenny - Hereford - Craven Arms - (reverse of outward route) - Warrington Bank Quay (1)

Notes :
(1) Tour was late starting on the outward leg due to the lighting not working on one carriage and awaiting a fitter to arrive to make a repair. On the return journey the train was terminated at Warrington Bank Quay due to the rostered driver not being available and no pilotman being available to guide the driver who had brought the train from Cardiff. Buses had to be hired in to return passengers home to stations north of Warrington.

Source : Compass Tours

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Compass Tours)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Accrington 06.20d 07.50   00.03a Cancelled
Rishton 06.28a ~ 06.30d ?   23.55a ~ 23.57d Cancelled
Daisyfield Jn 06/35 [UEL] ?   23/50 Cancelled
Blackburn 06.37a ~ 06.39d [P2] 08.03 ~ 08.05   23.46a ~ 23.48d [P2] Cancelled
Cherry Tree 06.44a ~ 06.46d ?   23.38a ~ 23.40d Cancelled
Bamber Bridge 06.54a ~ 06.56d ?   23.26a ~ 23.28d Cancelled
Lostock Hall Jn 06/58 08/21   23/23 Cancelled
Farington Jn 07/04 [SL] ?   23/17 Cancelled
Leyland 07.08a ~ 07.10d ?   23.13a ~ 23.15d Cancelled
Euxton Jn 07/13 08/32   23/11 Cancelled
Euxton 07.15a ~ 07.17d ?   23.07a ~ 23.09d Cancelled
Balshaw Lane 07/21 [FL] 08/37   23/04 [SL] Cancelled
Wigan North Western 07.29a ~ 07.31d [P4] 08.45 ~ 08.46   22.51a ~ 22.54d [P5] Cancelled
Wigan South Jn 07/32 ?   22/50 Cancelled
Springs Branch Jn 07/35 08/48   22/49 Cancelled
Winwick Jn 07/40 08/54   22/38 Cancelled
Dallam Jn 07/42 ?   22/36 Cancelled
Warrington Bank Quay 07.44a ~ 07.46d [P2] 08.58 ~ 09.00   22.30a ~ 22.33d [P3] 22.30a
Acton Grange Jn 07/50 09/03   22/28 22/26
Weaver Jn SB 07/58 09/07   22/20 22/22
Winsford SB 08/07 09/13   22/14 22/16
Winsford 08/08 [SL] 09/14   22/13 [FL] 22/14
Crewe Coal Yard 08/25 ?   2/00 ?
Crewe 08.26a ~ 08.34d [P11] 09.24 ~ 09.27   21.55a ~ 21.58d [P11] 21.48 ~ 21.57
Crewe Gresty Lane 08/37 ?   21/52 ?
Nantwich 08/42 09/33   21/41 ?
Wrenbury 08/47 ?   21/38 ?
Prees 08/57 ?   21/29 ?
Wem 09/00 09/56   21/26 ?
Harlescott LC 09/08 ?   21/17 ?
Shrewsbury 09/12 [P7] 10/09   21/13 21/05
Sutton Bridge Jn 09/15 ?   21/10 21/02
Dorrington 09/37 ?   21/05 ?
Church Stretton 09/51 ?   20/56 ?
Craven Arms 10.01a ~ 10.02d 10.34 ~ 10.35   20/51 20/43

 

Location Booked Actual
Knighton 10.32a ~ 10.33d 11.00 ~ 11.03
Llandrindod Crossing 11.03a ~ 11.04d ?
Llandrindod Wells 11.03a ~ 11.51d 11.42 ~ 11.55
Llanwrtyd 12.17a ~ 12.18d 12.22 ~ 12.23
Llandovery North LC 12.38a ~ 12.39d ?
Llandovery 12.41a ~ 12.42d 12.50 ~ 12.51
Llandeilo 13.00a ~ 13.01d 13.15 ~ 13.16
Pantyffynnon 13.17a ~ 13.18d 13.37 ~ 13.38
Pontarddulais 13/25 ?
Hendy Jn 13/27 ?
Felin Fran 13/46 ?
Llandarcy 13/49 ?
Dynevor Jn 13/55 ?
Briton Ferry UFL Jn 14/02 ?
Port Talbot Parkway 14/06 14/18
Margam Moors Jn 14/19 ?
Pyle 14/21 ?
Bridgend 14/43 14/27
Pencoed 14/48 ?
Pontyclun 14/56 14/37
Leckwith Loop North Jn 15/09 [RL] ?
Cardiff Central [P4] 15.14a ~ 19.20d [ML] 15.14 ~ 19.20
Marshfield 19/28 19/28
Newport 19/33 19/34
Maindee West Jn 19/35 ?
Maindee North Jn 19/37 ?
Cwmbran 19/44 ?
Pontypool 19/48 ?
Abergavenny 19/56 19/55
Pontrilas 20/07 ?
Tram Inn 20/12 20/10
Hereford 20/19 20/17
Shelwick Jn 20/22 ?
Leominster 20/32 20/28
Woofferton 20/37 20/34
Ludlow 20/41 ?

Timings continue in first table.

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