28th February 2008

Stobart Rail Tours
The Central Wales Winter Wonderland

Stobart Pullman series

Locos Used 47501 & 47712 'Pride of Carlisle'
Stock Used 17159+11013+11054+1657+11046+11044+11019+80042+11033

Route:
1Z47 : London Paddington to Shrewsbury
1Z94 : Shrewsbury to London Paddington

Loco(s) Route
47501 (1) London Paddington - Slough - Reading - Didcot Parkway - Swindon - Bristol Parkway - Pilning - Severn Tunnel Junction - Newport
47712 (2) Newport - Abergavenny - Hereford - Craven Arms - Shrewsbury
47501 (1) Shrewsbury - Craven Arms (4)
47712 (3) Craven Arms - (reverse of outward route) - Newport - Cardiff Central
47712 (2) Cardiff Central - Newport - (reverse of outward route) - Slough (5)

Notes :
(1)
47712 on rear.
(2) 47501 on rear.
(3) plus 47501 dead-in-tow.
(4) 82 minute delay at Craven Arms due to 47501 suffering loss of power. 47712 ran round and worked train direct, via Hereford, to Cardiff Central, then ran round again to regain booked path.
Booked route from Craven Arms was: Craven Arms - Llandrindod Wells - Llandeilo - Felin Fran - Port Talbot Parkway - Bridgend - Cardiff Central - Newport - (reverse of outward route) - London Paddington.
(5) Cancelled at Slough due to "Diesel traction problems". 47501 would not be able to work the ECS from Paddington. Most passengers returned to London by HST from Reading.

Source : Richard Rooker

Timings (
Booked & Actual)
(from Richard Rooker)

Location

Booked Actual   Booked Actual
London Paddington 06.52d 06.52   21.55a CANC
Ladbroke Grove 06/55 06/57   21/50 CANC
Acton West 06/58 07/01   21/47 CANC
Southall 07/02 07/08   21/44 CANC
Airport Jn 07/11 07/12   21/43 CANC
Slough 07.26a ~ 07.29d 07.25 ~ 07.29   21.33a ~ 21.35d 21.26a
Maidenhead 07/36 07/36   21/28 21/18
Twyford 07/42 07/43   21/23 21/14
Reading 07.48a ~ 07.51d 07.50 ~ 07.56   21.14a ~ 21.16d 21.00 ~ 21.07
Reading West Jn 07/53 07/58   21/10 20/56
Didcot East Jn 08/10 ?   ? ?
Didcot Parkway 08.11a ~ 08.14d 08.15 ~ 08.17   20.53a ~ 20.55d 20.37 ~ 20.39
Challow 08/34 08/40   20/45 20/28
Uffington 08/36 08/47   20/43 20/26
Swindon 08/46 08/59   20*23 ~ 20*32 20.10 ~ 20.15
Wootton Bassett Jn 08/51 09/10   20/15 19/59
Hullavington 09/01 09/20   19/58 19/50
Westerleigh Jn 09/10 09/32   19/36 19/31
Bristol Parkway 09/16 09/41   19/26 19/23
Patchway 09/23 09/45   19/24 19/22
Pilning 09/28 09/47   19/11 19/16
Severn Tunnel UTG 09/36 09/54   19/03 19/07
Severn Tunnel Junction 09/42 10/00   19/02 19/03
Newport 09.54a ~ 10.18d 10.14 ~ 10.26   18.21a ~ 18.48d 18.20 ~ 18/48
Ebbw Jn   18/17 ?
Marshfield   18/10 18/07
Cardiff Central   17/58 ??.?? ~ 17.56
Marshfield   DIV ?
Newport   DIV 16/57
Maindee North Jn 10/21 10/28   DIV ?
Little Mill Jn 10/35 10/43   DIV ?
Abergavenny 10/42 10/51   DIV ?
Pontrilas 10/53 ?   DIV ?
Tram Inn 10/58 11/07   DIV ?
Hereford 11/07 11/14   DIV ?
Shelwick Jn 11/10 ?   DIV ?
Leominster 11/21 11/27   DIV ?
Woofferton 11/26 11/32   DIV ?
Ludlow 11/30 ?   DIV ?
Bromfield SB 11/33 11/36   DIV ?
Craven Arms 11/38 ?   13.33 ~ 13.33 14.01 ~ 15.23
Marshbrook SB 11/46 ?   13/25 ?
Dorrington SB 11/54 11/56   13/16 13/37
Sutton Bridge Jn 11/59 12/02   13/08 13/28
Shrewsbury 12.02a 12.05   13.06d 13.25

Booked Timings via Central Wales Line:

Location

Booked Actual
Craven Arms 13.33 ~ 13.33 14.01 ~ 15.23
Knighton 13.53 ~ 13.55 DIV
Llandrindod Crossing 14.28 ~ 14.29 DIV
Llandrindod 14.31 ~ 14.34 DIV
Llanwrtyd 15.00 ~ 15.02 DIV
Llandovery 15.27 ~ 15.28 DIV
Llandeilo 15.48 ~ 15.49 DIV
Pantyffynnon 16.06 ~ 16.07 DIV
Felin Fran 17/04 DIV
Dynevor Jn 17/09 DIV
Briton Ferry UFL Jn 17/14 DIV
Port Talbot Parkway 17/19 DIV
Margam Moors Jn 17/23 DIV
Bridgend 17/32 DIV
Pontyclun 17/40 DIV
Cardiff Central 17/58 ??.?? ~ 17.56

Timings continue in first table.

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