29th August 2005

Compass Tours
The Heart of Wales Explorer

Locos Used 47355 & 47709
Stock Used 3385+3395+3366+3278+3360+3359+3362+3408+1221+5788+5779+5824+9496

Route:
1Z55 : Barrow-in-Furness to Cardiff Central
1Z56 : Cardiff Central to Barrow-in-Furness

Loco(s) Route
47709 (1) Barrow-in-Furness - Dalton - Carnforth - (via WCML) - Crewe - Nantwich - Shrewsbury - Craven Arms - Llandrindod - Llandeilo - Pantyffynnon - Hendy Jn - Felin Fran - Dynevor Jn - Briton Ferry UFL Jn - Port Talbot Parkway - Bridgend - Barry - Cogan - Penarth Curve South Jn - Radyr Branch Jn - Cardiff Central
47709 (1) Cardiff Central - Newport - Maindee West Jn - Maindee North Jn - Abergavenny - Hereford - Leominster - Craven Arms - (reverse of outward route) - Barrow-in-Furness

Notes :
(1) 47355 on rear.

Sources : Compass Tours, Stephen Harper, Ian Evans, Solomon Riley & Roger Ellison

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from various including Compass Tours)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Barrow-in-Furness 05.30d [P1] 05.33   23.56a 00.01
Dalton Jn 05/38 ?   23/45 ?
Dalton 05.40a ~ 05.43d ?   23.39a ~ 23.42d 23.40 ~ 23.45
Ulverston 05.52a ~ 05.55d ?   23.27a ~ 23.30d 23.33 ~ 23.35
Grange-over-Sands 06.09a ~ 06.12d ?   23.10a ~ 23.13d 23.14 ~ 23.16
Arnside 06.18a ~ 06.21d ?   23.01a ~ 23.04d 23.06 ~ 23.07
Silverdale 06.26a ~ 06.28d ?   22.54a ~ 22.56d 22.59 ~ 23.00
Carnforth 06.36a ~ 06.39d ?   22.44a ~ 22.47d 22.48 ~ 22.52
Carnforth North Jn 06/40 06/43   22/43 22/47
Morecambe South Jn 06/45 06/48   22/40 22/41
Lancaster 06.49a ~ 06.52d [P3] 06.51 ~ 06.54   22.35a ~ 22.37d [P3] 22.34 ~ 22.37
Preston [P2] 07.17a ~ 07.20d [SL] 07.17 ~ 07.21   22.13a ~ 22.15d [P3] 22.08 ~ 22.14
Farington Curve Jn 07/23 07/23   ? ?
Euxton Jn 07/27 07/28   22/07 22/00
Balshaw Lane 07/29 [FL] 07/30   22/06 21/57
Wigan North Western 07/35 [P4] 07/38   21/52 [P5] 21/49
Wigan South Jn 07/36 ?   21/51 ?
Springs Branch Jn 07/36 07/40   21/50 21/46
Winwick Jn 07/42 07/45   21/42 21/38
Dallam Jn 07/48 ?   21/39 ?
Warrington Bank Quay 07/49 [P2] 07/49   21/38 [P3] 21/33
Acton Grange Jn 07/51 07/52   21/35 21/29
Weaver Jn SB 08/00 07/57   21/29 21/26
Winsford D&UPL   21*11a  ~21*22d ?
Winsford SB 08/05 08/04   21/09 21/20
Winsford 08/06 [SL] 08/05   21/08 [FL] 21/19
Crewe Coal Yard 08/22 ?   21/01 ?
Crewe 08.23a ~ 08.34d [P11] 08.22 ~ 08.34   20.55a ~ 20.59d [P11] 21.06 ~ 21.11
Crewe Gresty Lane 08/37 ?   20/52 ?
Nantwich 08/42 08/41   20/42 20/57
Wrenbury 08/47 ?   20/38 ?
Prees 08/57 ?   20/29 ?
Wem 09/00 09/00   20/26 20/39
Harlescott Crossing 09/08 ?   20/17 ?
Shrewsbury 09/12 [P7] 09/12   20/13 20/27
Sutton Bridge Jn 09/15 09/15   20/10 20/24
Dorrington 09/37 ?   20/05 ?
Church Stretton 09/51 ?   ? ?
Craven Arms 10.01a ~ 10.02d 09.43 ~ 09.50   19/51 20/04

 

Location Booked Actual
Knighton 10.32a ~ 10.33d 10.19 ~ 10.22
Llandrindod Crossing 11.03a ~ 11.04d ?
Llandrindod 11.06a ~ 11.51d 11.07 ~ 11.51
Llanwrtyd 12.17a ~ 12.18d 12.22 ~ 12.25
Llandovery North LC 12.38a ~ 12.39d ?
Llandovery 12.41a ~ 12.42d 12.51 ~ 12.54
Llandeilo 13.00a ~ 13.01d 13.18 ~ 13.21
Pantyffynnon 13.17a ~ 13.18d 13.44 ~ 13.45
Pontarddulais 13/25 ?
Hendy Jn 13/27 ?
Felin Fran 13/46 ?
Llandarcy 13/49 ?
Dynevor Jn 13/51 ?
Briton Ferry UFL Jn 13/59 ?
Baglan 14*01a ~ 14*23d ?
Port Talbot Parkway 14/26 14/33
Margam Moors Jn 14/30 ?
Pyle 14/32 ?
Bridgend 14/39 14/59
Aberthaw 15/07 15/27
Barry 15/15 15/38
Cadoxton 15/19 15/46
Cogan Jn 15/29 ?
Penarth Curve South Jn 15/33 ?
Cardiff Central [P2] 15.33a ~ 18.20d [P3] [ML] 16.06 ~ 18.36
Marshfield 18/28 18/46
Newport 18/33 18/52
Maindee West Jn 18/35 ?
Maindee North Jn 18/37 ?
Cwmbran 18/44 ?
Pontypool 18/48 ?
Abergavenny 18/56 19/14
Pontrilas 19/07 ?
Tram Inn 19/12 19/30
Hereford 19/19 19/36
Shelwick Jn 19/22 ?
Leominster 19/32 19/50
Woofferton 19/37 19/54
Ludlow 19/41 ?

Timings continue in first table.

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