3rd June 2007

Network Rail (Bristol)
(in aid of 'Railway Children' charity)

The Bristol Coal-Stone Haul

Locos Used 31105, 31285 & 50049
Stock Used 5569+5453+6103+5491+99311+9440+5487+6000+6022+6041+5478

Route:
1Z20 : Bristol Temple Meads to Portbury Terminal
1Z21 : Portbury Terminal to Bath Spa
1Z22 : Bath Spa to St Andrews Road
1Z24 : St Andrews Road to Tytherington
1Z25 : Tytherington to Bristol Temple Meads
1Z26 : Bristol Temple Meads to Severn Beach
1Z27 : Severn Beach to Bristol Temple Meads

Loco(s) Route
31105 + 31285 (1) Bristol Temple Meads - Bedminster - Ashton Jn - Portbury Terminal
50049 (2) Portbury Terminal - Ashton Jn - Bedminster - Bristol Temple Meads - North Somerset Jn - Bath Spa
31105 + 31285 (1) Bath Spa - North Somerset Jn - Dr Days Jn - Filton Abbey Wood - Filton West Jn - Hallen Marsh Jn - St Andrews SB (Engine Release Line)
50049 (2) St Andrews SB (Engine Release Line) - Hallen Marsh Jn - Stoke Gifford Jn - Bristol Parkway
31105 + 31285 (1) Bristol Parkway - Patchway - Severn Tunnel Junction
50049 (2) Severn Tunnel Junction - Caldicot - Lydney - Gloucester - Standish Jn - Yate (3) - Westerleigh
31105 + 31285 (1) Westerleigh - Yate South Jn - (4) Tytherington
50049 (2) Tytherington - Yate South
31105 + 31285 (1)(5) Yate South - Standish Jn - Gloucester - Lydney - Caldicot - Severn Tunnel Junction
50049 (2) Severn Tunnel Junction - Patchway - Filton West Jn - Hallen Marsh Jn - Sea Mills - Narroways Hill Jn - Dr Days Jn - Bristol Temple Meads
31105 + 31285 (1) Bristol Temple Meads - Narroways Hill Jn - Sea Mills - St. Andrews Road - Severn Beach
50049 (2) Severn Beach - St Andrews Road - Sea Mills - Narroways Hill Jn - Bristol Temple Meads

Notes:
(1) 50049 on rear.
(2) 31105 & 31285 on rear.
(3) 50049 shut down with low water (caused by high water temperature boiling off water); 31105/31285 propelled the formation to Westerleigh.
(4) 50049 refilled with water at Latteridge Crossing (from ex Crossing Keeper’s House) on the Tytherington Branch; 50 then helped to propel train into Tytherington Stone Terminal.
(5) 50049 propelling at various time whilst 31s on front .

Sources : Stuart Smith, PRAR, Adam Daniels, Dan Bound, Kevin Adlam, Martyn Brailsford & John Clifford

Photo Review
(all photos: Stuart Smith)


50049 arriving at Bristol Temple Meads.


31105 & 31285 at Severn Beach.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Martyn Brailsford)

M.C Location Booked Actual
0.00 Bristol Temple Meads 10.00d 10.00
0.27 Bristol West Jn 10/02 10/01˝
1.64 Parson Street 10/05 10/05
2.46 Ashton Jn 10.08 ~ 10.10 10.07 ~ 10.10
8.36
0.00
Portbury Terminal 10.24 ~ 10.30 10.32 ~ 10.40
5.34 Ashton Jn 10.44 ~ 10.46 10.58 ~ 11.00
6.52 Parson Street 10/49 11/03˝
8.09 Bristol West Jn 10/51 11/07
8.36 Bristol Temple Meads 10.53a ~ 10.56d 11.09 ~ 11.11
8.67 Bristol East Jn 10/58 11/13
9.23 North Somerset Jn 10/59 11/14
20.03
0.00
Bath Spa 11.13a ~ 11.18d 11.27 ~ 11.36
10.60 North Somerset Jn 11/32 11/54
11.00 Dr Days Jn 11/36 11/57
11.77 Stapleton Road 11/38 11/58
14.57 Filton Abbey Wood 11/43 12/03
15.68 Filton West Jn No.2 11/46 12/07
21.41 Hallen Marsh Jn 11/58 12/16˝
21.65 Holesmouth Jn 12/00 12/17˝
23.02
0.00
St Andrews SB
(Engine Release Headshunt)
12.05a ~ 12.10d 12.25 ~ 12.31

 

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
1.17 Holesmouth Jn 12/15 12/37˝   18/00 ? 16.69
1.41 Hallen Marsh Jn 12/18 12/38   17/58 18/21 16.45
7.69 Filton West Jn No.2 12/29 12/45   17/49 18/11 10.18
9.04
0.00
Bristol Parkway 12.33a ~ 12.41d 12.49 ~ 12.56  
1.22 Patchway 12/44 12/59   17/46 18/07˝ 9.42
4.72 Pilning 12/48 13/02   17/38 18/02 6.76
6.30 Severn Tunnel East 12/49 13/03   17/36 18/00 5.38
11.58 Severn Tunnel West 12/55 13/07   17/29 17/56 1.10
12.68
0.00
Severn Tunnel Junction 13.00a ~ 13.05d 13.14 ~ 13.16   17.21a ~ 17.26d 17.51 ~ 17.52˝ 0.00
68.14
7.08 Chepstow 13/14 13/24   17/11 17/42 61.06
15.04 Lydney 13/24 13/33   17/02 17/35 53.02
20.33 Awre 13/29 13/39   16/57 17/29 47.63
34.32 Gloucester 13/45 13/51˝   16*26 ~ 16*40 17.08 ~ 17.14 33.54
34.55 Horton Road Jn 13/46 13/52˝   16/24 17/07 33.31
35.33 Gloucester Yard Jn 13/47 13/54   16/23 17/05 32.63
41.43 Standish Jn 13/53 14/00   16/17 16/56 26.53
54.68 Charfield 14/07 14/09   16/04 16/47 13.28
61.33 Yate 14/14 14.19 ~ 14.27  
64.38
0.00
Westerleigh 14.22 ~ 14.27 14.36 ~ 14.45  
2.62 Yate South Jn 14/34 14/57  
3.08 Yate Middle Jn 14t37 ~ 14t39 14.58 ~ 14.59  
5.55 Latteridge Crossing ? 15.17 ~ 15.29  
9.08
0.00
Tytherington 15.09 ~ 15.15 15.44 ~ 15.54  
6.00 Yate Middle Jn 15t45 ~ 15t47 16.30 ~ 16.34  
6.26 Yate South Jn 15.50 16.37   15.55 16.39 6.26

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
17.43 St Andrews Road 18/05 18/25
18.36 Avonmouth 18/10 18/26˝
23.56 Clifton Down 18/26 18/40
25.78 Stapleton Road 18/38 18/47
26.73 Dr Days Jn 18/42 18/50
27.17 Bristol East Jn 18/43 18/51
27.48 Bristol Temple Meads 18.45a 18.55

 

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Bristol Temple Meads 18.55d 19.01   20.37a 20.25 13.58
0.31 Bristol East Jn 18/57 19/02   20/35 20/23 13.27
0.55 Dr Days Jn 18/58 19/03   20/34 20/19 13.03
1.50 Stapleton Road 19/00 19/05   20/33 20/17 12.08
3.72 Clifton Down 19/15 19/12   20/17 20/10 9.66
9.02 Avonmouth 19/30 19/23˝   20/01 19/57˝ 4.56
10.05 St. Andrews Road 19/35 19/28   19/56 19/55 3.53
13.58 Severn Beach 19.43a 19.36   19.48d 19.46 0.00


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