27th May 2007

Railway Touring Company
The Pembroke Coast Express

Locos Used steam: 6024 'King Edward I'
Stock Used 35333+21272+3122+3112+1692+3140+3107+3098+1842+5009+4927+5350

Route:
1Z57 : Bristol Temple Meads to Pembroke Dock
1Z58 : Pembroke Dock to Bristol Temple Meads

Loco Route
6024 Bristol Temple Meads - Patchway - Severn Tunnel - Newport - Cardiff Central - Barry - Aberthaw - Bridgend - Port Talbot Parkway - Neath - Landore - Cockett West - Llandeilo Jn - Llanelli - Kidwelly - Carmarthen Jn - Carmarthen
6024 Carmarthen - (reverse of outward route) - Llandeilo Jn - Morlais Jn - Felin Fran - Dynevor Jn - Briton Ferry Up Flying Loop Jn - Port Talbot Parkway - (reverse of outward route) - Bristol Temple Meads

Notes :
(1) Booked Route & Traction :
Diesel Loco : Carmarthen - Pembroke Dock
6024 : Pembroke Dock - (reverse of outward route) - Carmarthen Bridge Jn - Carnarthen Jn - (then as shown).

Source : Neil Edwards (on the train throughout)

Tour Review
(by Neil Edwards)

Due to overrunning engineering works at Bristol Temple Meads, 6024 was unable to get off shed, and departure was 48mins late, total signal failure between roughly Aberthaw and Port Talbot Parkway, hand signalling seen, meant train was 2 hours 13 late from Port Talbot. Atrocious weather brought the King to a stand approaching Cockett West, was able to restart, brilliant piece of driving, and it then was announced that the tour would only go as far as Carmarthen, as the signalling problems had still not been resolved.

An amended departure time of 15.45 from Carmarthen was not met, due to difficulty in accessing the yard to coal and water the King, and also the need to turn the King on the triangle. Eventually left at 16.28 and passed Carmarthen Jn 28mins down on original scheduled timings. Original planned water stop at Llangennech was not needed and train ran to Port Talbot for water.

Neil Edwards

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from
Neil Edwards)

Location
Booked
Actual
 
Booked
Actual
Bristol Temple Meads
08.00d
08.48
 
20.50a
20.45
Bristol East Jn
08/02
08/50
 
20/49
20/44
Dr Days Jn
08/03
08/51
 
20/47
20/42
Stapleton Road
08/05
08/53
 
20/45
20/40
Filton Abbey Wood
08/10
08/57
 
20/40
20/37
Patchway
08/12
08/59
 
20/36
20/34
Pilning
08/15
09/02
 
20/33
20/30
Severn Tunnel East
08/16
09/04
 
20/31
20/28
Severn Tunnel West
08/21
09/08
 
20/24
20/23
Severn Tunnel Junction
08/22
09/09
 
20/22
20/22
Magor
?
?
 
20/16
?
Maindee West Jn
08/36
09/24
 
19/59
20/12
Newport
08w30a ~ 08w58d
09.25 ~ 09.45
 
19w37a ~ 19w57d
19.55 ~ 20.10
Ebbw Jn
09/01
09/50
 
19/34
19/49
Marshfield
09/07
?
 
19/28
?
Cardiff Central
09.15a ~ 09.18d
10.03 ~ 10.05
 
19.10a ~ 19.20d
19.32 ~ 19.35
Penarth Curve South Jn
09/21
10/08
 
19/08
19/27
Cogan Jn
09/25
10/12
 
19/02
19/24
Cadoxton
09/32
10/18
 
18/55
19/13
Barry
09/36
?
 
18/49
19/07
Signal AW13
?
10.34 ~ 10.52
 
Aberthaw
09/46
10/56
 
18/41
18/53
Signal AW7
?
10.59 ~ 11.32
 
Llantwit Major
09/52
11/42
 
18/35
18/39
Signal AW222
09/53
11/47
 
Signal AW231  
18/31
18/37
Signal CR2  
?
18.17 ~ 18.25
Cowbridge Road SB
10/03
12/04
 
18/22
18/13
Bridgend
10/08
12/05
 
18/20
18/13
Margam Moors Jn
10/19
12/13
 
18/08
18/02
Port Talbot Parkway
10w24 ~ 10w40 [DGL]
12.23 ~ 12.53
 
17w40 ~ 18w00 [URL]
17.36 ~ 17.51
Neath
10/47
13/05
 
Landore Jn
10/55
13/24
 
Swansea Loop West
10/56
13/25
 
Cockett West
11/01
13/41
 
Duffryn West
11/09
13/49
 
Briton Ferry Up Flying Loop Jn  
17/35
17/28
Dynevor Jn  
17/30
17/26
Felin Fran  
17/23
?
Morlais Jn  
17/03
17/09
Llangennech  
16w40 ~ 17w00
17.04 ~ 17.06
Bynea  
16/35
17/01
Llandeilo Jn
11/10
13/50
 
16/33
16/59
Llanelli
11/12
13/52
 
16/28
16/56
Pembrey & Burry Port
11/17
13/57
 
16/23
16/52
Kidwelly
11/23
14/04
 
16/17
16/46
Ferryside
11/27
14/10
 
16/11
16/41
Carmarthen Jn
11/36
14/19
 
16/03
16/31
Carmarthen
11L38a ~ 13L16d
14.22a
 
DIV (revised 15.45d)
16.28d
Carmarthen Bridge Jn
?
DIV
 
?
DIV
Whitland
13.32a ~ 13.36d
DIV
 
15.45a ~ 15.47d
DIV
Tenby
14.00a ~ 14.04d
DIV
 
15.15a ~ 15.20d
DIV
Pembroke Dock
14L29a
DIV
 
14L50d
DIV


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