9th June 2007

Railway Touring Company
The Cambrian Coast Express

Locos Used at least 67015 & steam : 6024 'King Edward I'
Stock Used (1) water carrier+35333+6310+21272+3122+3112+1683+3140+3244+1842+5350

Route:
1Z23 : Birmingham International to Shrewsbury
1Z24 : Shrewsbury to London Paddington
1Z25 : London Paddington to Shrewsbury

Loco Route
67015 Birmingham New Street - Soho South Jn - Dudley Port - Wolverhampton - Telford Central - Shrewsbury
6024 Shrewsbury - Telford Central - Wolverhampton - Portobello Jn - Darlaston Jn - Pleck Jn - Walsall - Ryecroft Jn - Sutton Park - Park Lane Jn - Castle Bromwich Jn - Landor Street Jn - Bordesley Jn - Tyseley - Dorridge - Leamington Spa - Banbury - Aynho Jn - Bicester North - Princes Risborough - High Wycombe - West Ruislip - Greenford East Jn - Park Royal - Old Oak Common West - London Paddington
670?? London Paddington - (reverse of outward route) - Leamington Spa - Coventry - Birmingham International - Birmingham New Street - Soho South Jn - Dudley Port - Wolverhampton - Telford Central - Shrewsbury

Notes:
(1)
Water carrier (running number required) & support coach, (35333), only in consist during steam hauled section.
(2) Neil Edwards comments:
This was the inaugural run of the water carrier in passenger service, looks to have been a success (at least with the fare paying passengers, although the photographers are less pleased with it's appearance). The King put in an excellent performance, spoiled only by a signal failure in the Haddenham area, which meant a 19 min late arrival at Paddington Platform 1.


6024, with water carrier behind, on arrival Paddington (photo: Neil Edwards)

Source : Neil Edwards (on the train from Birmingham New Street to Paddington)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from
Neil Edwards)

Location
Booked
Actual
 
Booked
Actual
Birmingham International
08.12d
?
 
Birmingham New Street
08.32a ~ 08.42d
??.?? ~ 08.42
 
Soho South Jn
08/47
?
 
Galton Jn
08/49
08/49
 
Dudley Port
08/53
08/53
 
Wolverhampton
09.02a ~ 09.04d [P3]
09.03 ~ 09.04
 
Wolverhampton North Jn
09/05
09/06
 
Oxley SB
09/06
09/07
 
Cosford
09/12
09/14
 
Madeley Jn
09/18
09/18
 
Telford Central
09.20a ~ 09.22d
09.20 ~ 09.22
 
Wellington
09/27
09/28
 
Shrewsbury
09L38a ~ 10L10d
09.40 ~ 10.13
 
21.46a [P4]
?
Wellington
10/22
10/30
 
21/33
?
Telford Central
?
?
 
21.25a ~ 21.28d
?
Madeley Jn
10/28
10/36
 
?
?
Cosford
10/34
10/41
 
21/16
?
Oxley SB
10/43
10/48
 
?
?
Wolverhampton North Jn
10/44
10/51
 
?
?
Wolverhampton
10/46
10/53
 
21.04a ~ 21.06d
?
Portobello Jn
10/50
10/58
 
Darlaston Jn
10/53
11/03
 
Pleck Jn
10/57
11/05
 
Walsall
10/59
11.07 ~ 11.08
 
Ryecroft Jn
11/00
11/11
 
Park Lane Jn
11/18
11/29
 
Castle Bromwich Jn
11/20
11.31 ~ 11.33
 
Washwood Heath No.1
11/25
11/39
 
Landor Street Jn
11/28
11/42
 
Dudley Port  
20/58
?
Galton Jn  
?
?
Soho South Jn  
?
?
Birmingham New Street  
20.41a ~ 20.44d
?
Birmingham International  
20.22a ~ 20.25d
?
Coventry  
20/12
?
Kenilworth  
20/06
?
St. Andrew's Jn
11/30
11/45
 
Bordesley Jn
11/31
11/46
 
Small Heath South Jn
11/35
11/48
 
Tyseley
11/36
11/49
 
Bentley Heath Crossing
11/43
11/56
 
Dorridge UPL
11*46 ~ 11*53
DIV
 
Dorridge
11/57
11/57
 
Hatton
12/06
12/03
 
Leamington Spa
12/13
12/12
 
19/58
?
Fenny Compton
12/26
12/24
 
?
?
Banbury Jn
12/33
12/34
 
?
?
Banbury
12*38 ~ 13*16 [UGL]
12.36 ~ 13.16
 
19.29a ~ 19.39d
?
Aynho Jn
13/23
13/27
 
?
?
Bicester North
13/33
13/36
 
19/13
?
Signal ME 202
?
13.48 ~ 13.50
-
 
Haddenham & Thame Parkway
13/47
13/59
 
18/57
?
Signal ME 354
?
14.00 ~ 14.02
-
 
Princes Risborough
13/55
14/11
 
18/48
?
Saunderton
14/00
14/13
 
?
?
High Wycombe
14/06
14/19
 
18/35
?
Beaconsfield
14/11
14/24
 
18/27
?
Gerrards Cross
14/15
14/27
 
18/20
?
West Ruislip
14/21
14/32
 
?
?
South Ruislip
14/24
14/34
 
18/12
?
Greenford West Jn
14/29
14/38
 
?
?
Greenford East Jn
14/30
14/39
 
?
?
Park Royal
14/37
14/51
 
?
?
Old Oak Common West
14/39
14/52
 
17/45
?
Ladbroke Grove
14/41
14/57
 
?
?
London Paddington
14.44a [P1]
15.03 [P1]
 
17.37d [P9]
?


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