1st October 2005

Hertfordshire Rail Tours
The Thames Rhymney

Locos Used 66006 & 66134
Stock Used 2834+3149+3097+1696+3120+3119+1680+3147+5023+1832+4925+5007+35469

Route:
1Z59 : Finsbury Park to Cwmbargoed
1Z60 : Cwmbargoed to Finsbury Park

Loco(s) Route
66134 Finsbury Park - Copenhagen Jn - Camden Road East Jn - Gospel Oak - Willesden Junction HL - Acton Wells Jn - Acton Main Line - Slough - Reading - Didcot Parkway - Swindon - Westerleigh Jn - Bristol Parkway - Pilning - Severn Tunnel Junction - Newport
66006 (1) Newport - Maindee West Jn (Up Hereford Line) (3)
66134 (2) Maindee West Jn (Up Hereford Line) - Newport [P3] - Gaer Jn - Park Jn - Machen Quarry (end of line buffers @ 4m 69ch on "through line")
66006 (1) Machen Quarry - Park Jn - Ebbw Jn - Cardiff Central - Down Relief Line sig C629 (4)
66134 (2) Down Relief Line sig C629 - Cardiff Central- Cardiff Queen Street - Ystrad Mynach - Cwmbargoed LC (20m 37ch)
66006 (1) Cwmbargoed LC - Ystrad Mynach - Cardiff Queen Street - Cardiff Central - Down Relief Line sig C629 (4)
66134 (2) Down Relief Line sig C629 - Cardiff Central - Marshfield - just past sig N115 at Alexandra Dock Jn (5)
66006 (1) just past sig N115 at Alexandra Dock Jn - N115 sig
66134 (2) N115 sig - Newport
66134 Newport - (reverse of outward route) - Camden Road East Jn - Highbury & Islington (No.1 line) (6)

Notes :
(1) 66134 on rear.
(2) 66006 on rear.
(3) Since remodelling of Gaer Jn it was not possible to go from Newport P1 to Park Jn direct, hence the reversal at Maindee West Jn then back through line 1 at Newport.
(4) Booked to reverse at Ninian Park, diverted for unknown reasons.
(5) Wrongly routed.
(6) Diverted from Finsbury Park due to broken rail on Dn. Slow at Holloway.


66134 at Newport on the outward journey (photo : John Cottrell)

Source : John Cottrell (on the train throughout)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Janet Cottrell)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Finsbury Park 08.17d [P1] [SL] 08.18   21.35a [P5] DIV
Copenhagen Jn 08/20 [NLI] ?   21/30 [SL] DIV
Highbury & Islington   DIV 21.50a
Camden Road East Jn 08/23 ?   21/25 [NLI] ?
Camden Road Jn 08/25 08/25   21/22 21/32
Gospel Oak 08/28 08/29   21/18 21/29
Kensal Green Jn 08/35 08/34   21/10 21/10
Willesden Junction HL 08/37 08/37   21/08 21/07
Acton Wells Jn 08/39 08/40   21/05 21/00
Acton Main Line 08/45 [RL] ?   21/03 ?
Acton West 08/49 08/49   21/02 20/55
Ealing Broadway 08.51a ~ 08.54d 08.50 ~ 08.54   20.57a ~ 21.00d 20.50 ~ 20.54
Southall 09/00 08/58   20/50 20/45
Airport Jn 09/01 09/03   20/46 20/40
Slough 09.08a ~ 09.11d [P4] 09.10 ~ 09.13   20.32a ~ 20.35d 20.21 ~ 20.28
Slough West ? ?   20/30 [RL] ?
Maidenhead 09/18 09/19   20/25 20/15
Twyford 09/24 09/24   20/20 20/10
Twyford West 09/29 [ML] ?   ? ?
Reading 09.35a ~ 09.38d [P4] 09.35 ~ 09.38   20.11a ~ 20.15d [P5] 19.59 ~ 20.03
Reading West Jn 09/41 09/41   20/09 19/57
Didcot Parkway 09/56 [P1] 09/58   19/55 [P2] [ML] 19/43
Wantage Road 10/01 ?   19/49 ?
Challow 10/04 10/08   19/46 19/34
Uffington 10/06 10/11   19/44 19/32
Swindon 10c16a ~ 10c18d [P4] 10.20 ~ ??.??   19*23a ~ 19*33d [UML] 19.13 ~ 19.20
Wootton Bassett Jn 10/24 10/25   19/16 19/05
Hullavington 10/32 10/34   19/04 18/50
Westerleigh Jn 10/41 10/45   18/52 18/40
Bristol Parkway 10.46a ~ 10.48d [P2] 10.49 ~ 10.51   18.44a ~ 18.46d [p1] 18.32 ~ 18.34
Patchway 10/50 10/54   18/34 18/30
Pilning 10/53 10/56   18/28 18/26
Severn Tunnel West 11/00 ?   18/21 ?
Severn Tunnel Junction 11/02 [ML] 11/02   18/20 18/17
Newport 11L13a ~ 11L43d [P2] [RL] 11.17 ~ 11.52 [P1]   17L50a ~ 18L10d [P4] 17.22 ~ 17.36 [P1]

 

Location Booked Actual
Gaer Jn 11/48 ?
Park Jn 11*51a ~ 11*55d ?
Machen Quarry 12.23a ~ 12.33d 12.27 ~ 12.33
Park Jn 13*01a ~ 13*05d ?
Ebbw Jn 13/10 [RL] ?
Marshfield 13/16 [ML] 13/10
Cardiff Central 13*25a ~ 13*55d [P4] 13.18 ~ 13.56 [P4]
Radyr Branch Jn 13/57 DIV
Penarth Curve North Jn 13/58 DIV
Ninian Park 14.01a ~ 14.09d DIV
Penarth Curve North Jn 14/12 DIV
Radyr Branch Jn 14/14 DIV
Cardiff Central 14/16 [P6] 14/15 [P6]
Cardiff Queen Street 14/19 [P1] 14/18
Heath Jn 14/25 14/22
Caerphilly 14/39 [DPL] 14/35
Ystrad Mynach South 14*50a ~ 14*52d 14.47 ~ 14.49
Cwm Bargoed 15.30a ~ 15.40d 15.27 ~ 15.40
Ystrad Mynach South 16*20a ~ 16*22d 16.14 ~ 16.15
Caerphilly 16/35 16/27
Heath Jn 16/50 16/40
Cardiff Queen Street 17/02 16/43
Cardiff Central 17*08a ~ 17*10d [P7] 16.45 ~ 16.48 [P7]
Radyr Branch Jn 17/12 DIV
Penarth Curve North Jn 17/13 DIV
Ninian Park 17.16a ~ 17.24d DIV
Penarth Curve North Jn 17/27 DIV
Radyr Branch Jn 17/29 DIV
Cardiff Central 17/41 [UML] 17/01 [UML]
Marshfield 17/41 17/10

Timings continue in first table.

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