1st March 2008
The Golden Slipper
Train cancelled due to due to "a breakdown in communication between EWS and Network Rail, resulting in the relevant paperwork not being lodged in the timescales laid down by Network Rail for passenger workings involving the traversal of freight only lines".
|Advertised Loco(s)||Advertised Route|
|class 57/3||Watford Junction - Northampton - Coventry - Birmingham International - Birmingham New Street - Barnt Green - Cheltenham Spa - Gloucester|
|Class 66/5||Gloucester - Lydney - Chepstow - Severn Tunnel Junction - East Usk Reception Lines|
|Class 66/5 (1)||East Usk Reception Lines - Newport - Gaer Jn - Park Jn - Machen Quarry|
|Class 60 (2)||Machen Quarry - Park Jn - Ebbw Jn - Cardiff Central - Penarth Curve South Jn - Cogan - Barry|
|Class 66/5 (1)||Barry - Penarth Curve South Jn - Penarth Curve North Jn - Leckwith Loop Jn South - Leckwith Loop North Jn - Pontyclun - Bridgend - Tondu|
|Class 60 (2)||Tondu - Parc Slip - Newlands Jn - Margam Yard|
|Class 66/5 (1)||Margam Yard - Pyle - Bridgend - Pontyclun - Cardiff Central - Newport|
|Class 66||Newport - Severn Tunnel Junction - Bristol Parkway - Westerleigh Jn - Charfield - Cheltenham Spa - (reverse of outward route) - Birmingham New Street|
|Class 57/3||Birmingham New Street - (reverse of outward route) - Watford Junction|
(1) Class 60 on rear.
(2) Class 66/5 on rear.
(3) A two hour break had been requested at Barry, for an optional visit to the Barry Island Railway, who were having their 'Shunter Day', with their Class 08 & Class 14 expected to be working along with two other shunters.
Sources : Matthew Cole & Ken Reynolds
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