19th August 2006

Goodwick County Council
Fishguard Centenary Special

Locos Used 50049 & steam: 5051
Stuck Used Booked for load 9 (10 when steam loco was on train)

Route:
1Z50 : Tyseley Warwick Road to Fishguard Harbour
1Z51 : Fishguard Harbour to Tyseley Warwick Road

Loco Route
50049 Tyseley Warwick Road - Small HEath South Jn - Birmingham Moor Street - Birmingham Snow Hill - Jewellery Quarter - Smethwick Galton Bridge - Rowley Regis - Stourbridge Junction - Kidderminster - Droitwich Spa - Worcester Shrub Hill - Norton Jn - Abbotswood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Gloucester - Chepstow - Severn Tunnel Junction - Newport
5051 Newport - Cardiff Central - Pontyclun - Bridgend - Court Sart Jn - Jersey Marine North Jn - Morlais Jn East - Morlais Jn - Llandeilo Jn - Llanelli - Carmarthen
50049 (2) Carmarthen - Carmarthen Bridge Jn - Whitland - Clarberston Road - Fishguard Harbour
5051 Fishguard Harbour - (reverse of outward route) - Carmarthen Bridge Jn - Carmarthen Jn - Llanelli - Llandeilo Jn - (via Swansea avoiding line) - Neath - Bridgend - Pontyclun - Cardiff Central
50049 Cardiff Central - (reverse of outward route) - Tyseley Warwick Road

Notes :
(1) Originally booked for steam haulage from Newport on the outward to Cardiff on the return (locos: 4965 + 5051). The use of 4965 was dropped on the run-up to the tour running due to gauging issues. Contemporary sources also suggest that the train was steam hauled from/to Port Talbot only (and this seems to be backed up by the booked timings) - confirmation required.
(2) 5051 on rear.
(3) Some sources suggest the organiser was Arriva Trains Wales.


50049 arriving into Cardiff Central (photo: John Donohoe)

Sources : various including John Donohoe

Timings (Booked Only)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Tyseley Warwick Road 07.28d 23.20a
Small Heath South Jn 07/34 [SH] 23/10
Birmingham Moor Street 07.42a ~ 07.44d 23.03a ~ 23.06d [SH]
Birmingham Snow Hill 07/47 [P1] 23/00 [P1]
Jewellery Quarter 07/50 22/57
Smethwick Galton Bridge HL 07/54 22/52
Smethwick West 07/55 22/49
Rowley Regis 07/59 22/44
Stourbridge Junction 08/08 22/37
Kidderminster 08.17a ~ 08.19d 22.29a ~ 22.31d
Hartlebury 08/25 22/24
Droitwich Spa 08/37 22/19
Tunnel Jn 08/42 22/15
Worcester Shrub Hill 08.44a ~ 08.54d [P2] 22.11a ~ 22.13d [P2]
Norton Jn 08/58 22/06
Abbotswood Jn 09/02 22/05
Ashchurch 09/09 21/57
Cheltenham Spa 09.16a ~ 09.18d 21.47a ~ 21.49d
Barnwood Jn 09/23 21/39
Horton Road Jn 09/24 21/38
Gloucester 09.26a ~ 09.28d [P2] 21.33a ~ 21.36d [P4]
Awre 09/40 21/21
Lydney 09/45 21/16
Chepstow 09/52 21/09
Severn Tunnel Junction 09/58 [ML] 21/03
East Usk Jn ? 20/56 [ML]
Maindee West Jn 10/08 [RL] ?
Newport 10.10a ~ 10.12d [P1] [ML] 20.50a ~ 20.52d [P2]
Marshfield 10/21 20/43 [RL]
Cardiff Central 10.31a ~ 10.33d [P3] 20.32a ~ 20.35d [P1] [ML]
Pontyclun 10/45 20/19
Bridgend 10.56a ~ 10.58d [P1] 20.06a ~ 20.09d [P2]
Margam Moors Jn 11/07 19/57
Margam Sig PT127 - 19L16 ~ 19L54
Port Talbot Parkway 11L12 ~ 11L55 [DGL] 19.03 ~ 19.06 [GL]
Court Sart Jn 12/02 -
Dynevor Jn 12/04 -
Felin Fran 12/11 -
Morlais Jn 12/32 -
Llangennech 12w34 ~ 12w47 -
Bynea 12/52 -
Neath - 18/55
Llandore Jn - 18w25 ~ 18w45
Swansea Loop West Jn - 18/21
Cockett West - 18/18
Duffryn West - 18/08
Llandeilo Jn 12/54 18/03
Llanelli 13.00a ~ 13.02d 17.49a ~ 17.58d
Pembrey & Burry Port 13/09 17/43
Kidwelly 13/15 17/36
Ferryside 13/21 17/31
Carmarthen Jn 13/30 17/21
Carmarthen 13L32a ~ 13L43d [P1] -
Carmarthen Bridge Jn 13/45 17/16
Whitland 14/01 16/59
Clarbeston Road 14t14 ~ 14t15 16t44 ~ 16t46
Fishguard Harbour 14.40a 16.20d


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